Thursday, March 31, 2011

Dapper Dan

I know it sounds silly but his name really is Dan (Erin Giffee's lucky husband.) Cybidium and peacock feather boutonnier.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011

Erin Mullins-Giffee


It is good to remind ourselves that everything we make (especially bridal work) has a person attached to it. Here the beautiful Erin Giffee poses with a prayer book that has been handed through generations, here decorated with orchids and freesia. Erin was an absolute treat to work with; quick-witted, smart and genuine. I couldn't talk to her for more than 5 minutes without having a belly laugh. A real pleasure.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

lilac and white stargazers

Bought myself some white stargazers to go with yesterday's lilac (and a few other things of course.) Buy yourself flowers, I just work it into my produce budget.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Pimp boutonniere

Made by my fellow designer "Mistress of wearable flowers'' Kim Lucas.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Victorian Romance

A very romantic bouquet with a Victorian sensibility. Blush rose, hypericum berries and good showing of a  rich brown Cymbidium'

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Japanese shabby chic centerpiece

A single red rose atop a tripod of painted and distressed reeds with lily grass, tied with raffia and set in a glass ming bowl with river rocks. One of those wonderful moments when a bride is telling you her vision and you say "hold on, I  know just what you want." She clapped her hands in delight and laughed when I told her that the lily grass might get in the dessert. The most time consuming part of this design is waiting for the paint to dry.