Thinking of doing your own wedding flowers? Then check out the new book Floristry: A Step-by-Step Guide (£25, The Flower Press; available from from floral experts Judith Blacklock, the lady behind the Judith Blacklock Flower School in London's Knightsbridge (, and Lesley Young, a floristry teacher. There are floral ideas for every aspect of your day, from bouquets and buttonholes to tablecentres, pedestal arrangements and cake tops. As the name suggests, each idea is accompanied by easy-to-follow steps, as well as tips and tricks to help you achieve a professional finish. If the book gets you inspired, go one step further with a flower-arranging class at the school - take your pick from the likes of one-day wedding flowers, a bridal bouquet masterclass and hand-tied and flowers in a vase.
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