I’ve been taking excellent floral design instructor Sarinya Villanueva’s evening floral design classes at West LA College off and on for the past few months now (though I miss half of the classes in each session due to job commitments)! This time around, I graduated from the beginner weddings class to the fancy weddings class where you learn to make a pommander, a hair wreath, corsages, and the one I’d been waiting for, a cascading bouquet. I’ve been bad about taking pictures of the stuff I make in the classes since they’re on weeknights and it’s dark when I get home (I so prefer taking photos in natural light)
But this cascade bouquet, using lisianthus, peonies, hydrangea, roses, spray roses, dendrobium orchids, astilbe, and geranium leaves, was too fun to make and pretty for me not to photograph the heck out of! Geranium leaves are my new fave, they’re fuzzy, and smell delicious. It was also my first time working with astilbe, a flower I’ve admired from afar. It was a little tricky to find the right places to work it in, and a little bulkier than I thought, but fun to get my hands on.
I took some camera phone process photos in the classroom (note to self: bring nice camera to class in the future!) that I will post soon, but meanwhile photos of the finished bouquet*:
*from every angle, in every available light condition- a really excessive number of photos!
Thanks for a great class Sarinya!