Flower Mart

So the wedding job I did with The Little Branch this weekend all started with a 5 AM trip to the Flower Mart.  I’ve been there a bunch but never brought my camera, and wanted to post some (ok a ton) of pics of what was there this past weekend.

Here are a couple of pics to set the scene – these first two are the view out from Mayesh:

 

Another florist’s cart (they had the only blushing bride protea in sight and we were a little jealous, even though it didn’t belong in the Saturday wedding anyhow ; )

A closeup of that lovely blushing bride:

There were so many amazing roses.  Here are some of my faves:

Lovely garden roses in stock at Mayesh:

 

 

 

 

OK I think these could be kind of cool if used creatively:

But by far the most special roses of the morning had to have been these beauties (were they in stock because of Labor Day and the demand for red, white, and blue arrangements?) At least I like to think that’s the reason behind these dye drippers!

There was a lot of really cool seasonal, textural, and colorful stuff on display like lavender:

Kangaroo paw:

Button yarrow:

Pincushion protea:

Coxcomb:

Allium bullets, red berries (not positive what type those are, perhaps red privet?), and more coxcomb:

I can’t get enough of the stuff!

And there were some very cool greens:

Some really pretty standard flowers – I just love Callas in this color!

And I love the way the stock was color blocked in these huge squares!

The hydrangea was to die for in general.  These looked like huge fluffy pastel clouds!

I love this shot of that awesome hydrangea being wrapped up to go home with someone lucky:

Some lovely lighter antiquing colors:

Speaking of antiquing hydrangea, that brings us into the stuff that we actually bought- this lovely wine and green speckled specimen came home with us and found its way into the bride’s bouquet that Meg made:

But by far the staple of Meg’s order for this wedding was these wine colored dahlias:

And dozens of succulents (they were used in every single piece we made!)

She’d also ordered some additional stuff that she knew the bride wanted to incorporate, so she added it to the main buy:

Which ended up looking a lot like this:

Pretty right?

We shopped the mart for accents to flesh out the designs.  This Yarrow was perfect (I never knew it came in other colors besides yellow!)

And these carnations were a great find!

Here are some various greens and accent flowers being wrapped up at Mellano, our last stop:

And that concludes our trip to the mart!

Tomorrow I’ll post pics of the design / prep phase, and then the finished products!

 

 

 

September 8, 2011 - 8:48 am

Alex - Wow! Im a floristry student and ive never been to a proper flower market before! Only a few small local ones… this place looks amazing! Id get so excited if i went there id just want to buy everything! What a place! Lovely post… looking forward to seeing the finished bouquets 🙂

September 13, 2011 - 1:21 pm

Cori Cook Floral Design - Ahhh! I miss the LA Flower Mart…Wish I could still buy all my flowers there…So excited that you are working with a florist! Your work is beautiful (:

September 13, 2011 - 1:47 pm

Kate - Thanks so much! The mart is the best – I wish you didn’t have to go there at the crack of dawn to get the best selection though!

September 16, 2011 - 9:12 pm

janet - 90 cent succulents? I knew I was in the wrong the market!

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