Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Silk Bouquets




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

Emily Shackelford






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

florissimo butterflies





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

central missouri bride 3.5


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.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Welcome to florissimo 2013


Happy new year! After 20something years in the floral biz, working for some great shops and under some of the best (and I do mean the best) designers in the floral industry, the time has come to serve you under the florissimo banner! If you're a bride in the Jefferson City/Columbia Missouri area and want personalized beauty for your day reach me through the "contact me" button here. We're looking forward to giving you not only beautiful flowers, but designs that are uniquely - you. The design industry is saying green is the color this year, and you couldn't ask for a more versatile color, from calm and cool to bold and beautiful. Green cymbidiums orchids.