Friday, October 29, 2010

bloomless fall design

Safari sunset luecadendron, equisetum, stem-dyed silver sage, cotinus and rosehips make this textural fall design. A nice fall look without any conventional blooms.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Kristi Wiggs

After working with Kristi Wiggs and seeing how beautiful and happy these ladies are holding their bouquets makes me remember why i do what i do. The family was such a treat to work for (bonus) and the ceremony was held at my favorite venue, la Maison. Hot pink roses, pink roses, hypericum berries, orange lily, salal and happy smiles. There are worse ways to make a living.

Friday, October 22, 2010

orchids and trachelium

This bouquet is a great example of the use of texture. Smooth cymbidium and hypericum berries, ruffly stock and  fuzzy purple trachelium (a sadly underused flower.) Stressing design principles always makes an effective piece.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

bowl centerpiece

An unusual low centerpiece that can  be made in any color palette. A great way to make to make use of broken stems to get your bride the most use out of her flowers. Floating candles in or around the design would make this even more effective.Coupled with a few taller centerpieces on other tables with similar flowers this concept would make some lovely and interesting table arrangements and an interesting reception room. Oh yeah, lavender carnations, green hydrangea, cymbidium and green marbles.


I recently did a post of a mock-up of this bouquet and it's corresponding centerpiece. While doing so I ran across this great closeup of the bouquet itself and found it to be a much more effective image. I will not remove the previous post since it was coupled with a centerpice. Lisa mycologista is correct however- get closer!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

something old

Amy Kolb's bouquet of orange unique roses and circus roses, collared with folded ti leaves. For her something old she had me include her grandmother's earrings and brooch.

Fall centerpiece

Beautiful fall table setting for Amy Kolb's wedding. Glads, roses, alstroemeria, seeded eucalyptus, curly willow and lily grass made in a design bowl and adhered to a pebble filled pilsner vase.

Sunday, October 10, 2010


With the current design trends it's been a long time since I have done any Japanese inspired designs. Keeping in mind that the most important aspect of design is your choice of elements, this is very good exercise. 2 leucadendron stems, 2 croton leaves, curly willow, a touch of yarrow and hypericum berries and Bob's your uncle. Balance and line.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Emma Robinson's bouquets

An excellent choice of elements for fall bouquets by Ms. Robinson. Terra cotta roses (a must) with burnt orange calla lilies. Juxtaposed with green hypericum berries and ringed with specimen green mini cymbidium orchids. A wonderful and surprising flower for a fall bouquet.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Kromer altar piece

Alter piece for previous terra cotta bouquet. orange and terra cotta roses, safari sunset leucodendron, orange waxflower and seeded eucalyptus.

terra cotta

Terra cotta and orange roses. A simple and beautiful fall bouquet. If you choose the the right elements they will practically make themselves. There will be more posts from this wedding soon.

Monday, October 4, 2010

gazers and cymbids

Here is a closeup of lovely high-style design, although this arrangement was taller than pictured, this is the place where your eye rests after taking in the piece as a whole. A perfect stargazers lily accompanied by green cymbidiums, a few green button mums, variegated pittosporum and calathea foliage leaves your eyes in a nice, pretty place to end their looking journey.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

roses and callas

A simple, beautiful, clutch bouquet of white roses and eggplant calla lilies.I seem to have an affinity for using just a few elements so you really get to see the beauty of both flowers.