Friday, June 12, 2009

Bite-size Bouquets

These tasty morsels are examples of one of the newest trends in bouquet designs: itty-bitty bouquets. What was once a size appropriate for a bridesmaid is becoming the bride's new favorite.

Smaller bouquets are gaining ground as a budget-friendly choice in our economic landslide. Less flowers equals a less expensive bouquet. That doesn't mean a bouquet with less aesthetic appeal, however. Like the bouquets I created here, mini-mite bouquets utilize one or two stems of a very bold, bright flower to create a look with just as much bang as a big bouquet.

Besides, who wants to carry 10 lbs of dead weight on their arm all day anyway?

Monday, June 8, 2009

Peachy Keen Round #3

This was my favorite of the three bouquet designs I created with my peach roses. I also got my favorite flower shot ever (thanks also to my brother's suggestion for my new, awesome corrugated metal background).

I tucked gorgeous plum-touched white orchids between the roses, and the outcome was honestly far more stunning than I even expected.

Peachy Keen Round #2

In this design, I played up the peach with fluffy pink stems from my mom's xeriscape garden. The design lent itself to a soft, romantic, traditional style, so I paired it with a matching small centerpiece, ideal for a traditional summer wedding.

Peachy Keen Round #1

I bought these delicious peach roses the other day and just had to try out a few different bouquet styles with them. I love the way the yellow petal unfolds to reveal the peachy-pink inside.

This is the first of my three peach-licious designs, where I paired the roses with soft, white peonies in a beadimir (layered) style:

Big, Bold Blooms

This bouquet is made almost entirely of large, bright blooms for a look that can't be ignored. Mixing a variety of flower colors and types, I created a bouquet full of jewel-tones and dynamic texture.

Updated Photos Coming Soon...

My flower photos consistently upload to my site with washed-out colors. I'm working on fixing this, and new, bolder, brighter photos will be up soon!

Summer Fusion

I love this arrangement! Mixing tropical and country, contemporary and traditional, I created one of my favorite summer arrangements ever. Lucky for me, it was featured as the image for one of my feature articles.

Gorgeous gerbera daisies mingle with tropical greenery while untamed twigs contrast a strict contemporary structure. Simply delicious!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Summery Scoops

I love to experiment with unique new ways to arrange and display flowers.

These little scoops of blooms are one of my latest and favorite ideas. I love the blossoms nestled down inside and the wrapped ribbon setting these arrangements on display. I love how the shape of the cone delivers so much attention to the blossoms inside.

I am really excited to try these arrangements with different types of flowers and adornments and see what takes shape!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

A Touch of the Tropics

This wedding paired tropical and traditional flowers for a dash of exotic allure. I mixed large blooms in a variety of vibrant jewel tones to give each floral piece depth and mysterious beauty.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Seeing Green

Many brides are going green in every sense of the word. Arrangements made completely out of greenery are hitting the trend scene and creating beautifully serene events. This bouquet and boutonniere feature succulents, hosta leaves, and a matching green ribbon to tie it all together.

Monday, June 1, 2009

In Full Bloom

Using your own home-grown flowers is a popular trend in weddings right now. It caters to both the economical and environmental bride.

The soft, large blooms of these backyard flowers create a romantic feel. I used irises and poppies as focal flowers, framed with rich hosta leaves, and accent flowers in a variety of pink and purple blooms.