Saturday, December 31, 2011

le petit morte

Kellie Green holding a bouquet of Paris roses, eggplant callas and jewels at the bridal show yesterday being effortlessly sexy. Next a closeup of the bouquet and a couple of different centerpiece ideas. Gothic and rich. I love seeing period styles done neo-classical. So romantic and something you can look back on years from now and say "yeah, I was beautiful, classic and totally me."

Friday, December 23, 2011

elevated centerpiece

Elevated centerpieces have become quite popular, you can see across the table and still get lots of pop in the room. I like to put something in the vase for added visual interest, in this case a red rose, black rocks and black and silver wire.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Contemporary Christmas Design

Calla lilies, noble fir, princess pine, aspidistra leaves, equisetum and silver painted lily grass.

Christmas red

Large cube vase arrangement of black magic roses, gerbera daisies, holly, pine, pine cones and hypericum berries.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Thursday, December 8, 2011

ornamentation 2

I made a few of these last year and they were well received. A flat snowflake ornament with a glass ball ornament glued to it, take off the top, fill with water and you have a neat Christmas bud vase. The silver sprayed lily grass gives the design some elegance.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Jennifer Huynh 2

Some great professional pics of Jennifer Huynh from Brewer Photography. Black magic roses and stephanotis in the bouquet. Thanks for sharing! Find them at

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Jill and Aaron Christmas

 Some of the decor from Jill Lawrence and Aaron Juckette's home. I really dig the copper, gold and pewter motif. I'm especially fond of the 2nd piece which was red 15 minutes earlier. I wish you both much happiness!

Friday, November 25, 2011


A wonderful Thanksgiving with my nearest and dearest. Monochromatic centerpiece of: orange roses, Chinese lantern and some kinda berry.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Rachel Mills

A couple more beautiful pics of our C.M.B. model Rachel Mills.

Cindy and Jon Juckette Christmas

As soon as wedding season ends (there are still a few in December) I go right into Christmas decorating. Cindy and Jon have had me in their home before as a design consultant so I know their tastes. Their home has lots of warm colors, so along with the coppers, burgundy and browns we used some green as an accent color. This tree concept was Cindy's idea (and a good one) I just executed it for her and made some accompanying pieces. I really like this color combo (it's a lot like my dining room tree so I am biased.) Great ideas Cindy and always a pleasure to work with you!

Friday, November 18, 2011

phalaenopsis and roses

When I make bouquets for friends I generally like to hand tie them just like a bridal bouquet, there's just something pure about arranging flowers in your hand. Some magenta stock, orange roses, and green hypericum (yeah even I can't resist a managers special on flowers when shopping sometimes.) The phalaenopsis blooms were from one our plants with the blooms removed from the stem and individually wired in.

Friday, November 11, 2011

butterfly house 2.5

A few more from the last Butterfly House trip. The top image which is my favorite  have  not yet been able to identify (I haven't been able to find the knowledgeable volunteer, but I'm sure there's one there.) The other 2 are owl spots and the very photogenic paper kite.

Monday, November 7, 2011

central missouri bride 3

Some shots from another great session for Central Missouri Bride magazine. The location is Westminster Church in Fulton Mo. Thanks to Travis Duncan's light skills the grey overcast day yielded some great shots! The model - Rachel Mills, hair and makeup by Catherine Crum, concept and styling by Stephanie Strobel. I'll post a link to Travis' blog when he gets some images up. The flowers: polar star roses and queen anne's lace, the handle of the bouquet and the neck of the vase are both finished with pearls.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

butterfly house 2

More beauties from the Faust Park Butterfly House. Top is a Paper Kite. Other than none of these guys being North American I am clueless - send help.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Rachael and Pete

Rachael Bax and Pete Jones: gorgeous dress, gorgeous flowers and who doesn't like a man in Marine dress blues? This was a good deal for me, not only did I get to be a part of a beautiful wedding, I made 2 great new friends. The bouquet: ivory vandella roses, white mini calla lilies and white dendrobium orchids. Congrats guys!