A bouquet of flowers invariably manages to make my heart skip a beat, no matter the occasion; and the affectionate feeling certainly continued when Elizabeth Lewis of The Nouveau Romantics invited us to play florist for a day and get a taste of their daily design routine. We were led into a whimsical floral fantasy of countless blooms and rippling greenery in Elizabeth’s light-filled, inviting studio. And while I have always appreciated the detail behind a bouquet, I now understand the artistic complexities of floral arranging that we, and now you, have the opportunity to master. With love in the air this week, we are sure you’ll be wowed by the beauty of these natural elements in hand. Click through to learn how to make your own hand-tied bouquet (with striking photos by Taylor Lord) just in time for this year’s holiday and many more Valentine’s Days to come!