So often, we find fabulous little details that look like they had to have been fairly simple to create, but we haven’t the slightest idea where to start. When it comes to cakes, I won’t even attempt to pretend that I can do a tenth as well as the professionals – they are just that, after all – professional. And when it comes to floral design? Well let’s just say I have a black thumb. But when Andrea from Fleurishes promised an easy How-To on making a braided violet garland, we figured it was worth a shot. With all the talent we know is just swimming around in you LBBers, we’re sure you will be able to replicate this for your wedding, shower, or any party, for that matter. Click here for the guided instructions, plus more of the beautiful imagery from Krakora Studios.

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Those of us who love Style Me Pretty know that details make an event, and sometimes the most beautiful inspiration can be found right outside your back door. Sugared flowers would be an especially lovely embellishment on a cake for a small garden party such as a bridal shower or bridesmaids’ luncheon. The recipe is easy and the results are enchanting.

Here in Wisconsin, wood violets are abundant from April until early June. When the violets fade away, other edible blooms take their place … wild roses and daisies; nasturtiums, pansies and chamomile from the garden. The perfect finishing touch would be a braided garland of fresh violets, daisies or nasturtiums – or a sprinkling of rose petals, around the base.

Andrea Berto, of Fleurishes, and Heather Krakora, of Krakora Studios, visited a local park to find a magical wooded setting, complete with rustic stone table, to stage this imaginary occasion. Click here to make a braided violet garland.

Photography: Krakora Studios / Flowers: Fleurishes / Cake: Chris’ Confections