When I was about 12 years old I was determined that the profession I wanted to pursue was a fashion designer. I would often sketch little outfits and dream of a lifestyle in New York designing and making clothes. When Project Runway came on to the scene, I never missed an episode. I’ll never forget the season when Leanne Marshall’s designs gracefully walked the runway in shades of ivory and sea foam blue. Each piece was so strong with the folds in the fabric, there was such a strength, but feminine quality to each piece.
As the years went on, I realized fashion design in Salt Lake just probably wasn’t an option and I pursued many creative outlets before landing on flowers. It’s been so fun getting to see brides wear Leanne Marshall gowns and getting to pair flowers with them. I think we share similar aesthetics in appreciating femininity and refinement.
When Leanne asked Heather Nan to shoot her 2016 Wedding Collection, I was equally excited when Heather asked me to make some flowers for it. We decided to create different scenes based on the softness of spring which I think paired with the dresses perfectly.
It’s always sad for me to see Spring go, I think it’s the season where I enjoy arranging the most. Until next year Spring!
Photography: Heather Nan Hair and Makeup: Janelle Ingram Model: Annie Hicks Dresses: Leanne Marshall
Since doing flowers every year has proven to be more wonderful than the last. This year is no exception. About a year ago Becca from The Garden Gate Flower Company reached out to me about possibly coming out to teach with them at their workshop in Cornwall. I nearly leaped off my seat and screamed I was so excited. We love traveling, and to combine traveling with teaching seemed like the perfect merriment. Upon meeting Becca and Maz it was like friends at first sight. We enjoyed many meals together, shared loads of laughs, and I really enjoyed teaching alongside them. They have such a beautiful way of combining their flowers, and to know they grow them themselves makes you love them even more. Each stem feels extra special knowing exactly where it came from. Each and every student was lovely, and I miss England all the time. We are already talking about heading back next year, and sharing a few more meals with Becca and Maz.
Photography: Taylor & Porter | Film lab: Richard Photo Lab | Workshop by: The Garden Gate Flower Company & Tinge Floral | Venue: Bocconnoc Estate | Catering: Emily Scott | Styling: Lesley Lau | Silk ribbon: Lancaster & Cornish