Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Dogwoods and Redbuds...

A client contacted me roughly 6 months ago and asked if I could create redbuds. I didn't know what they were so I had to Google them. What lovely little buds they are. The bride's two main flowers she wanted to be highlighted in her bouquet were dogwoods and redbuds. Her wedding is going to be held in a barn and so she wanted a rustic look with pinks, whites, redbud tones, browns and subtle greens with burlap and lace.
I absolutely love how everything turned out. I worked on a bridesmaid bouquet, 15 boutonnieres/corsages, hair flowers and cake flowers.
These are the matching boutonnieres and corsages for the grandparents.
 These are the matching boutonnieres and corsages for the parents of the bride and groom.
Boutonnieres and a corsage for the usher, ring bearer and the guestbook attendant.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Lily of the Valley, Rose and Hydrangeas

Another sweet client contacted me after she saw my Victoria Magazine article. Her sister is a big fan of my work and wanted several pieces to create her own floral arrangements at home. Her sister chose lily of the valley stems, a pinkish cream rose and 6 single blossoms of light blue hydrangeas.
With all the rain we got this weekend, this was a bright spot in my day on Friday.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Pink Peonies and Snow Berries

After the move to Southern California, we have been blessed with awesome Spring and Summer like weather. We finally got hit with a big winter storm. We had small rivers and lakes growing around our house. While the rain is a welcome sight with drought like conditions, it is something we need. Needless to say, I missed my daily dose of bright blue skies and sunlight.
So in order to brighten the last couple of days, I finished the bouquet, boutonniere and corsage order for my client and it helped cheer me up. What's not to love about pink peonies and snow berries?
While my client originally asked me to just make her bouquet and 3 boutonnieres, about a month ago she asked if I could take on a cake flower, 5 corsages and 2 additional boutonnieres. She is doing a lot of DIY projects for her wedding and these items would have put her on overload and stress her out. Of course, I was happy to help her. 
I love how the snow berries turned out with the peonies!