Photos & editing by Becca Ten. In Collaboration with Inside The Knot.

Walking into a room that resembled so much of a garden was everything beautiful. The faint floral scent and the immaculate set up of cream white buckets filled with blooming flowers was breathtaking. Really, it was. I knew I was in for a good time. Flowers and good company, I'm sure it's about the best way to start a Saturday morning. 

There was no cutting of ribbons for the class to begin but with the introduction of each and every flower by its name. That was good knowledge and very interesting, in my opinion. Roses, wax, eustomas, peonies, eucalyptus and caspian. I can almost compile an encyclopedia for flowers! 

When Rubi declared we could pick our flowers, hands started plunging towards the buckets of pink blooms and there I was. Looking at the beautiful mess. Not that I did not have a choice but the red roses were a standout and looked gorgeous, so I went with that. And guess what, the moment I picked it up, I freaked out. The entire stem was wrapped in thorns. And by that I mean there were probably more thorns than you could count. Then I remembered, "The prettiest roses have the most thorns.". Oh well, I suppose you pay a price to be able to walk out with the prettiest bouquet in your hand. But hey, I'm not complaining. 

De-thorning the roses was the most challenging part. This made me understand why bouquets are so pricey. Every effort that goes into making sure that each rose stem is clean of thorns surely wasn't the easiest. But once you get the hang of it, it's all good!

The best part comes after conditioning the flowers. It's so much fun to piece up the bouquet bit by bit! It's like watching your creativity unravel into a beautiful creation. I picked wax and eucalyptus to compliment the red roses and it went together perfectly. I can't be more thankful to have an opportunity to curate my own bridal bouquet. Big hugs to Xi Ying and the team over at Inside The Knot for this opportunity!

Now it's your chance to grab your boyfriends or girlfriends for some quality time over flowers! "BECCAXITK" is valid for 10% off the classes so hurry sign up now!