Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Pink Peony and Cherry Blossom Bouquet

Last year, I had a handful of brides tell me their wedding was called off. Many times by the time they notify me of their circumstances, I can't refund their deposit. I try, however at least to give them the opportunity to use their deposit towards an arrangement if they so choose. I'm happy to say that 2 of my brides have come back and told me the wedding is back on a year later and still want me to create their bridal bouquet. 
Brittany wanted a pink peony bouquet with cherry blossoms for her special day and this is how her bouquet turned out. I can't wait to see her wedding photos and wish her and her fiance all the best!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Flowers To Brighten Someone's Spirit...

One of my friends asked me a couple of weeks ago if I could help her design a special piece. Her mother-in-law is undergoing medical issues and they wanted to give her something to raise her spirits during this difficult time. She talked it over with her husband and they thought having a clay bouquet would be something that would be a constant reminder of positive energy and thoughts.
My friend said her mother-in-law's favorite color is purple and while her favorite flower is iris, I decided not to do it. I told her I want to spend more time on perfecting the iris flower so she said when I do to let her know. :) She wanted something cheerful and vibrant, so I went with shades of purple, white and green. I chose to make ranunculus, rose, lily of the valley, hyacinth, sweet peas and hydrangeas. 
I hope this arrangement will bring positive energy and lift my friend's mother-in-law's spirit each day and with it she remembers how many people love her and are praying she overcomes her illness!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Tropical Bridesmaids Bouquets

One of my brides was supposed to get married last year but some unforeseen events occurred and they had to postpone their destination wedding. While she was able to still purchase her bouquet and her groom's boutonniere, she told me she would contact me closer to the date of their new wedding date and have me create the bridesmaid bouquets.
During that year, the color scheme changed slightly and Felicia asked me to minimize the yellow as yellow wasn't going to be one of the main colors any longer, but rather the fuchsia pink and the orange were.  However, her bouquet had lots of yellow. Regardless, I think the bouquets will compliment one another really well yet be different from the bride's bouquet.

New Items on Etsy

As wedding season is winding down, I've had a little bit of time to create some new home decor arrangements to fill my Etsy site. Hopefully in the next several weeks I will be able to add more.
I always love my mini teapot designs so I wanted to do some fall inspired pieces with dahlias, tea roses, ranunculus, hipericum berries and lily of the valley. 
The 3rd piece is some delightful peachy pink peonies with some whimsical wired berry vines and Dusty Miller style leaves.

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