Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Outside of holiday work permanent botanicals have not been something I spend enough time showing here on florissimo. Time to change that.
Silk and dried flowers of course have their place in interior decorating but are generally only thought of in bridal work only in relation to being more cost effective. Unless you are buying low end silk blooms prices are very comparable. In my opinion permanent elements must be chosen even more carefully than their fresh counterparts, in wedding photography there will be close up shots of the flowers and inferior quality blooms just don't show well.
Top - A cascade bouquet of; roses, ranunculus, mini hydrangea, maidenhair fern, hops and pearl strands. In the modern cascade movement is key.
Middle - A clutch of peach roses, spray roses, ranunculus and seashells (photo by Rachel Bader.)
Bottom - A lily-of-the-valley bouquet.
There's nothing wrong with wanting to have and hold your bouquet forever, I just suggest going to your design professional first.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Here we have the wonderful Emily Shackelford. She's carrying white polar star roses and picasso calla lilies. Her girls are carrying polar star roses, purple lisianthus and lavender ocean song roses. A picasso calla with ruscus and wire make a sleek boutonniere. Photos by Travis Duncan.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
A few summer garden butterfly images from '12 to combat the deep freeze blues; sulphur on phlox, great spangled fritillary on alium, monarch on zinnia and a beautiful buckeye.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
A beautiful shot by Travis Duncan from the current Central Missouri Bride Magazine. A presentation style bouquet of; orange dubium, lily grass, croton leaves, gloriosa lilies and viburnum. Stems are left bare with green sisal binding the top and bottom.