Add a Capiz-shell collar to your bouquet. Attach a shell to an 8cm length of wire using a glue gun. Glue a second shell to the back of the first. repeat to create enough for the collar. Attach the wires to the stems with floristry tape. wrap the stems in ribbon and add a ribbon bow.

Sweet pea, Mother's Choice peony and David Austin rose bouquet, from £70, By Appointment Only Design. Capiz shells, 10p, C Best. ribbon,  £2 per metre, VV rouleaux. Floristry tape, 77p  for 50m, Easy Florist Supplies.

As seen in the September/October 2011 issue of Brides