Wedding Chicks Blog Feature

I'm so excited to share that a styled shoot I did flowers for is featured on the Wedding Chicks blog today! Click here to see the full feature and all of the gorgeous photos by the talented Ally Burnette! This was a collaboration with the lovely ladies of Event Science, Paper Plum, & Make & Do! With amazing tabletop decor and furnishings from Borrowed Blu, La Pinata Party Rentals, and the ultra cool backdrop of Groom Studio in downtown LA! View More: http://allyburnette.pass.us/modernbohorehearsaldinner

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Liz + Jon's Wedding Blooms - 5.29.16

Last month, I had the privilege of doing flowers for a beautiful couple's wedding! I thought it would be fun to share some of the blooms from the day! Their wedding colors were cobalt blue, blush, and peach and the theme was Japanese/vintage travel. These gorgeous photos were taken by the extremely talented Billye Donya! Elizabeth is a peony lover (who wouldn't be!?) so I did a mix of blush and white peonies with peach garden roses (my personal favorite!) for a luxurious, romantic look. I added some blush astilbe to add texture, but keep the softness of the bouquet.

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We decided to do a floral comb rather than a crown for this gorgeous May wedding. I used spray roses, ranunculus, and astilbe for the pretty bride. I also made each bridesmaid a smaller comb with ranunculus! Liz_Jon_Wedding_055292016-0230

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For the tables, we did taller centerpieces packed with peach and blush blooms - dahlias, peonies, roses, ranunculus, and queen anne's lace. Each table also had the most amazing blue glass with various blooms.

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The bride and her bridesmaids in their amazing blue dresses!

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Such an adorable little flower girl wearing her flower crown of peach spray roses.

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I am so grateful to have been a part of this special day! Thank you Liz + Jon!

xo, Nicole

Floral Fun: Spring "Watering Can" Arrangement

With Easter quickly approaching, I thought it would be fun to put together a spring-inspired arrangement using a watering can as a vase. This would be super cute for an Easter table or for Spring in general. Here's what you need and how to put together your very own! SpringArrangement24

I wanted to make sure this arrangement had a mixture of fun textures, so I tried to choose blooms of varying shapes and sizes.

You Will Need:

  • pink heather
  • kale
  • lavender poms
  • pink tulips
  • boxwood greenery

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You Will Need:

  • Watering Can
  • Floral Shears (Mine are a brand called Ohana, the absolute best!)
  • Clear Floral Tape
  • Scissors (gold handle optional :))

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STEP 1: Fill the watering can with water, be careful not to fill it too high. Cut the clear floral tape into strips (it's best to do this as you go in my opinion, rather than cutting them all ahead of time) and place from one side of the watering can to the other, leaving space in between each piece (these should all be going in the same direction). Once you have finished, you will repeat this process going the opposite direction to create a grid across the opening of the watering can. This will help hold your stems in place while you are designing.

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STEP 2: Begin placing your blooms and greenery between the tape. I started with kale, then began adding other flowers as I went. You can see step by step what I did below. Apologies for the photos where it may be hard to tell what was added! Hopefully this will be fairly easy to follow.

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Here I turned the vase the opposite direction so that you could see the other side of the watering can while I was placing the blooms.

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Greenery like the boxwood I added below gives the arrangement a more garden like feel!

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Floral Fun: Peachy Coral Dreams

Owens2015 (6 of 6) First of all, it is PEONY season, people! :) Just a tip for any of my fellow peony lovers...check to see if your local Trader Joe's has these beauties in stock and buy them while you can! They have the best pricing that I have seen thus far - $6.99 for five stems. The flower market typically sells this flower (yes, even when they are actually in season, which is May) for $16-$20 per five stems. This means you could get ten peonies at Trader Joe's for less than you would pay for one bunch at the flower mart! That is insanity.

This weekend I wanted to play with a peachy/coral look based off of the coral peonies I picked up this week. So, I headed to the flower market on the Saturday before Mother's Day (eek!) to pick out some blooms to go with my coral treasures. I do not recommend going to the flower mart on this day because everything is more expensive than usual and it is overly crowded. I still had a great time picking out my flowers for these arrangements, but I will never take my leisurely, not crowded strolls around the flower mart for granted again.

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For this centerpiece I used a combination of white hydrangea, peach spray roses, peach hypericum berries, and leather leaf greenery.

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This arrangement is a mixture of coral peonies, white hydrangea, peach hypercium berries, and leather leaf greenery.

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Of course, I had to add in one of my favorite decor items to these photos, my sparkly antlers!

Happy Mother's Day everyone! Let's all be sure to appreciate the women who gave and continue to give us everything! xo

 

Floral Fun: Letter S

When I found out my niece, Scarlett, was having an "Alice in Wonderland" themed party I thought it would be fun to create a special floral letter "S" to be used at her party this past weekend. For the flowers I used a mixture of: hydrangea, spray roses, standard roses, and ranunculus. The hydrangea are awesome for this style because one bunch can be cut into smaller pieces that you can use throughout the shape. They also cover a fair amount of space and add another texture to the arrangement. I also highly recommend having spray roses on hand because they were perfect for filling in little gaps where other flowers would have been too large. I did not expect to depend on them as much as I did, so definitely take that into consideration when choosing your flowers!

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Overall, I was pleased with how this project turned out and can't wait to play with this style of arrangement in the future with different shapes/letters.