I have several patient brides waiting for proposals from me, but I had to take an hour tonight and play with some leftover flowers in my new studio.
Check out the hydrangea! It’s from the farm, and it’s what I like to call “stormy blue”. Hydrangea colors get so incredibly deep in late summer.
Thank you to my Blue Goose crate for participating in this photo shoot.
I’ll let you all in on a little secret… sometimes, late at night, when I’m in my studio all alone, in the middle of a long, lonely stretch of putting together wedding arrangements… I talk to this goose.
Sometimes I even yell at him, you know, when the flowers are being ornery and I’m very tired.
He’s a good sport about it.
We recently took all my vintage wooden crates and turned them into a wall of display “shelves” in my new studio, but I spared my buddy, The Goose, from being bolted to the wall.
Is that crazy??
So I’m really sorry for any brides reading this post who are thinking, “Why the f*^# is she blogging?! Why isn’t she finishing my over due proposal?!!”
I just couldn’t resist playing with these leftovers from the centerpieces from last weekend’s wedding.
They were lovely, simple garden designs in birch bark vases.
And tweedia!! My absolute favorite flower on earth (for the moment). They’re the little blue ones.
The orange ones are sandersonias, a flower I’ve wanted to work with for awhile, but they’re hard to get. They come in yellow and orange, and I actually ordered the yellows, but this is what nature had to offer this week. Gotta roll with nature’s punches. This meant that I couldn’t use as many in the arrangements as I’d planned on, without clashing the peachy palette. A little orange adds a golden touch, but too much would make the peach tones I was going for look pink, the whole thing taking on the inspiration of a miami cocktail.
They’re so delicate and pretty though!
And is there really any more perfect wedding flower than the juliet garden rose? I mean, come on.
Loving the new studio!! So much better than working in my living room!