Students get creative with wedding flowers

SOME of the floristy students’ work modelled by Ellie Reynolds-Grey

KINGSTON Maurward’s floristry students showcased their fabulous floral skills with a wedding photo shoot on the estate.

As part of the college’s continued quest to find inspiring ways to engage students and prepare them for work, the shoot was masterminded by floristry course manager Tracey Nadin and designed to give students the opportunity to demonstrate skills learned during the course.

The Level 3 students were asked to design and create bridal bouquets, accessories and body adornments using a selection of materials and took to the estate’s gardens for the perfect backdrop.

To support this project professional photographer, Jim Johnson – from Photos By Jim, hair designer Melissa Moore – from Thomas J William in Brewery Square, and make-up artist Iona Oliphant, who is also a Level 3 Floristry student, supported students with the photoshoot.

Tracey Nadin said: “The whole project went really well, the students loved being so hands on and directing the models in how they wanted the overall look, really giving them lots of valuable experiences and confidence.

“Students really enjoyed the opportunity of directing the style of the images, working with professionals and understanding the technical skills required for such a project. All the images produced will go forward to a final portfolio of their work.”

Kingston Maurward would like to thank models Luke Freeman who is currently studying Level 3 Arboriculture at the college and friend of student Iona Oliphant, Ellie Reynolds-Grey.