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Buttonholes, Corsages and Fascinators Workshop

On Wednesday morning we spent a very inspirational morning with Melanie Ridgeway, a local florist from Amelia Blooms , learning how to make buttonholes, corsages & fascinators!
 I should of planned the date better as just a few days before I had been to a family wedding where a handmade floral accessory would of been greatly admired!
But we do have a few more weddings to go to so I will definitely put my new knowledge to good use!
Mel started the morning with a brief demonstration of how to make a buttonhole and then got everyone going with their own flowers to create thier own!
 After everyone had perfected the art of creating a buttonhole, Mel moved them onto coursages, showing everyone how you can keep it simple or embellish it with a selection of gleaming pearls, sparkling diamantes, shimmering chiffon & organza bows!
The finished articles looked fantastic and so adaptable … add them to a comb or hairband and they become a beautiful facinator or you can attach it to your wrist or evening bag too!
Whatever you decide to do, they certainly will give your outfit a very personal touch and make a few heads turn!! Just make sure you don’t out-shine the bride!!  
We did allow everyone a short break for ‘elevenses’ when they were allowed to indulge in some wonderful homemade cake including a delicious Muselis Flapjack with Apricots and Pecan Nuts and a Chocolate No-bake Cake!
The morning was a fabulous success, with some wonderful feedback from all of the partcipants, including the following comments …
‘A really lovely morning! Great hospitality from Jenny, excellent tutoring from Mel!’
‘Very helpful and informative’
‘I had a really fantastic and inspiring time at the workshop and have booked for Donna and I to attend the workshop on the 13th June! We’re also intending to come along to the charity lunch on the 29th.’
‘Very enjoyable…looking forward to the next one!’
‘Great homemade cakes!’
Mel will be back at Bay Tree Cottage again on Wednesday 13 June to show us how to make ‘Bouquets & Hand-Ties’, and then later in the year for the following workshops…
Floral Designs for the Home – Wednesday 12 September
Flowers for a Halloween & Harvest Festival – Wednesday 17 October
Prestigious Flower Arrangements – Wednesday 14 November
Christmas Flowers – Wednesday 12 December
For further details and to book your place, please visit our website at www.btcworkshops.co.uk.


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