A family from Leicestershire have come together to create an interesting selection of wedding flowers.
Krissy Nichols, who will marry her fiance this Friday (May 16th), came up with the idea of knitting her own flowers for her wedding day. What began as a pipedream has now become a full-on operation, with Krissy's mother and numerous other family members offering to help.
After investing in a huge array of colourful yarn, the family have now managed to come up with 250 roses, 100 sunflowers and 370 leaf stems, reports the Loughborough Chronicle.
Krissy, who is 32-years-old and works as a vet for exotic animals, explained that all the individuals who have involved themselves in the project have been fully dedicated from the off. However, she conceded that the unusual nature of the flowers makes them very much an unknown quantity.
She said: "Everyone has been fantastic. I'm a bit apprehensive, I haven’t seen how it's all come together yet, but it appears to be coming along nicely."
The family, who hail from the town of Quorn near Loughborough, have attempted the big knit in an effort to find an alternative to the huge costs that normally come with wedding flowers.
According to Brides Magazine, the average cost of wedding flowers comes in at an eye-watering £560 - a sum far larger than the amount of cash needed to knit your own flowers.
During times of ongoing financial hardship, it is not surprising to see imminent newlyweds trying to cut back in this way, but it remains to be seen how much the idea will catch on.
The hope for cash-strapped couples and knitting enthusiasts from all over the country is that crochet flowers could become a common feature at ceremonies.
For anyone who wants to try their hand at knitting their own wedding flowers, inspiration is not hard to find.
To browse through a host of patterns that could well be the key setting off your matrimony, look no further than Knit Rowan, where a number of floral designs have already been developed.