Shoreditch-based florist Columbia Creative has announced the launch of its 2015 DIY Wedding Workshops, where you can take part in some expert tutorials on creating bouquets, buttonholes, centrepieces and general floral design for your special day!

As well as being an interactive and interesting experience that can be shared with the bridal party, the workshops allow brides to retain creative control over their desired wedding décor and keep costs down.

To ensure minimal hassle in the days before the wedding, Columbia Creative also offers the option to source the necessary wholesale flowers at reasonable prices, allowing brides to collection their freshly bloomed flowers from the store at a convenient time.

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Bridal Bouquets & Buttonholes Workshop

Time: Saturdays 9.00-10.30am

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Dates: 25th April, 30th May, 20th June, 18th July

A 90-minute workshop demonstrating how to make a relaxed hand-tied bridal bouquet and a simply constructed buttonhole. The techniques demonstrated will be straightforward but effective and brides will leave feeling fully confident in their ability to re-create similar designs.

Price: £50 per person

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Elaborate Table Centrepiece Workshop

Time: Tuesdays 18.30-19.30pm

Dates: 23rd June, 21st July

A 60-minute workshop on creating striking and stylish centrepieces. These loose and draping arrangements are perfectly formed for a unique and luxurious feel at the wedding.

Price: £50 per person

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Bottle & Vase Arrangement Workshop

Time: Tuesdays 18.30-19.30pm

Dates: 21st April, 14th July

Ideal for a relaxed wedding day look, brides will learn how to make a feature of the flowers without complex arrangement. During the workshop, small bottles will be filled to use as table features, pew ends and general venue décor, with emphasis on how to get the most out of the flowers.

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DIY Wedding Flowers Consultation

During a 45-minute private consulation, Columbia Creative defines the exact floral requirements and designs a plan to best fulfil them, discussing an extensive range of flower options as well as quantities to maximise effect and minimise waste for couples looking to create their own flower arrangements. Following insights from the workshops on the desired floral look and level of professional involvement required, Columbia Creative provides a menu of services to support couples – from simply ordering the flowers to adding the finishing touches at the venue. Where sundries are required, Columbia Creative can provide these at very competitive prices, saving on costly bulk purchases at the market.

Price: £25 for 45-minute consultation

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You can see more from Columbia Creative on their website. And if you are a lover of DIY, then get some more ideas right here, including tutorials, real wedding inspiration and much more!