Some of my favorite spring bits colliding with the best summer roses. These images are from my demo pieces from a one on one with Sunny from Korea. She was such a delight to teach and really soaks up everything she can.
Beautiful photos by Jacquelyn Hayward.
Laurel and Taylor live in London and wanted to have an english garden feel to their wedding. To achieve that feel we used mossed terra cotta vessels for the arrangements and lots of english roses. I also used small potted herbs to add to the centerpieces for extra interest.
I always love working at The St. Regis in Deer Valley, it’s one of my favorite venues. The scenery is beautiful and the staff is excellent. Excited to have a few more there this year!
This wedding was featured in the UK Brides Magazine! I hope to get my hands on a copy soon!
Photography: Erin Kate
Venue: The St. Regis
I feel very fortunate to have been a contributor to Erich’s workshop this past October. I’m really grateful that both he and Ginny had enough faith in me to be able to execute everything that they wanted. It was an unforgettable experience and I was grateful every minute that I was able to create there.
When I arrived to Bend, my flowers were mostly dead. With the shoots not starting until Tuesday, I was pretty confident everything I had ordered wasn’t going to make it. Lovely Madison from A Native Bloom lives in the area and came and picked us up! We went to various parking lots and clipped berries, smoke bush, plum foliage, cosmos, she was a life saver. She is a perfect example of why I love this flower community.
We also went to Lowe’s and Home Depot to buy some plants to incorporate as well and I found some beautiful ones. I had a few more boxes of flowers shipped in last minute and arranged everything on Tuesday morning with help from my assistant Brenna. It was a stressful experience, but I’m grateful that it pushed me to incorporate some different ingredients. I think everything turned out better that way.
Earth was the first bouquet I put together and I loved the muted tones that were slightly muddy. The addition of the purplish-brown plum foliage was just what the bouquet needed to really make it feel like Earth. With Ginny’s gorgeous ribbon hanging to the ground it was better than imagined. This was the first shoot of four! More coming soon…
Photography: Erich Mcvey | Creative Direction & Styling: Ginny Au assisted by Ashley Nicole | Flowers: Ashley Beyer assisted by Brenna Williams | Hair & Makeup: Amy Clarke for The Halcyon Agency assisted by Beth Level | Gown: ‘Danielle Gown’ by Leanne Marshall from The English Department | Jewelry: J. Crew | Groom’s Attire: J. Crew | Paper Goods: Mon Voir | Ribbon: Froufrou ribbon | Models” Anthony Culver and Samantha Dearing of Muse Models | Location: Rene Schwab Cowgirl Hideout in Alfalfa, Oregon | Sponsors: Red Leaf Boutique and Neve Albums | Photo Lab: PhotoVision | Film Sponsor: Fuji Film
This was such a lovely day. This is what flowers are about. I’ve made some of the most wonderful people this past year. Friends I’ve made and know I will have a very long time. Kelly Perry is one of those friends. She has such a beautiful sense of self. She is aware of her surroundings, aware of others, and incredibly thoughtful. I’m lucky to know her.
I also got to meet one of her best pals which is Heather Payne. This beautiful ph0to is by her. What an incredible photographer she is!
I don’t like to pick favorites, but with Madeline and Ryan’s wedding I would be lying if I said it wasn’t. She had such a clear vision of the garden style wedding she wanted, with such a unique and beautiful pallet focused on the english rose. So excited to see a few of the photos by Ben Christensen! More from this wedding coming soon!
I had no idea Japanese flowers were so incredible until this spring when I laid my eyes on my very first Japanese ranunculus. They rival peonies with their size, and the beauty of the ruffling petals left my heart fluttering with joy. Ranunculus are already some of my favorite flowers so to see some on such a large and incredible scale was mind blowing. Not to mention the variation of color on the sweet pea, wow that sweet pea. The smell alone is intoxicating, but the size and colors are stunning.
I had no idea that Japanese spirea was a thing either and boy is that a beautiful blooming branch. The movement to spirea is something that has to be experienced. It bounces so beautifully I can’t even explain it.
The Japanese sure know how to grow beautiful, beautiful flowers. I can’t wait til next Spring when I can play with them again!
Beautiful photos taken by Ciara Richardson in her home.
I adore Erika. She’s has the most sweet temperament, and she’s absolutely the perfect match for my brother Ben (he’s a stud right?) When it came to talk about flowers, I knew Erika would be a fun bride to work with because she won’t want the norm. For her wedding she wants the colors of the flowers to be the shades of a blueberry with some lighter tones. I can’t wait for their wedding day coming up in June!
Photo by: Jessica Peterson
The third installment of recreating the masters with Brittany Jepson of The House That Lars Built is on her blog today! Go check it out to see the painting! Photos by the beautiful Kate Osborne.