No one doesn�t like flowers (unless allergies intrude). Yet when planning a wedding, it�s easy to get sidetracked, confused, even bewildered by the plethora of blossom options. In her second book (after Victorian Flower Style, 2008), Manhattan floral designer Wagner emerges not so much with easy remedies as with 12 ideas and thoughts, most tied to elegant photographs, to consider. She starts with enumerating seasonal flowers and branches and quickly segues into colors, unusual accents, and tips to follow, noting that seasonality no longer matters. Her items represent more a stream of consciousness than structured advice and exposition, though the chapters allow for groupings�for the wedding party, for the ceremony, for the reception, and for making floral designs at home. In addition to the pictures, which by themselves spark inspiration, Wagner features recommendations for keepsakes, for guest favors, and wiring techniques for such smaller floral touches as a pearl-studded ribbon wrap and fern candles�all easy to do. A coffee-table guide for brides and grooms. --Barbara Jacobs
About the Author
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Diane Wagner is the floral director for a top NYC event designer and created floral decor for events of all sizes, television, and print materials. Her custom-made wedding accessories have appeared in numerous bridal publications, Victoria magazine, and NYC specialty stores.
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