I am finally getting a moment to post some of the pro pics of floral details from Nancy & Alex’s gorgeous May wedding at the Ritz Carlton Marina Del Rey!

Their day was a wonderful combination of a big ballroom wedding with sweet, personal vintage styled details.  I had a wonderful day working with Details, Details and Andy Seo Photography, and got to oggle the awesome rentals from Found Vintage that comprised all of the special displays.

First up, Alex’s bout of a garden spray rose, astilbe, sweet peas, and waxflower:

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Nancy’s bouquet of peonies, dusty miller, fringed tulips, garden roses, and lisianthus:

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Ceremony detail- the chair markers of garden roses, pieris buds, and hanging green amaranthus were later moved in to adorn the reception space:
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Some reception shots – we did half tall, half low centerpieces.  Two of the low designs also flanked the sweetheart table:

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DIY Tutorial – Spring flowers on a footed dish

It’s been way too long since I’ve posted process photos or a DIY how-to! Thought I’d rectify that with shots from an arrangement I made earlier this spring.  Here’s the finished arrangement:

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It’s in a cool snakey shaped silver footed dish that I got at my favorite store for vessels, Home Goods.  The design starts with floral foam thoroughly soaked and taped down with waterproof tape.  Foam should stick up over the edge of the container enough that you can insert stems facing down, to cover the lip.

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The flowers used in this design were:

2 stems antique hydrangea

1 bunch white / light pink varigated lisianthus

1 bunch dark pink lisianthus

1 bunch green centered anemones

2 stems hanging green amaranthus

1 bunch white ranunculus

I started by dividing the hydrangea into florets:

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And then inserted them very close to the foam:

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Next I cut the lisianthus stems very short, and begin to insert- I use the buds too, they are my favorite part of working with lisianthus

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The anemones and ranunculus went in next:

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When inserting flowers, I try to keep it dimensional – some protrude further than others, and I try to give them a little space to breathe- this is a garden style arrangement and though it’s very lush, you don’t want flowers crammed together like sardines! To finish it off, I added the touches of hanging green amaranthus at the bottom.

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May 3, 2013 - 7:07 pm

Kathleen Barber - Beautiful, thanks for sharing.

September 4, 2013 - 1:07 pm

Mimi - kate, I love this arrangement. The vessel is gorgeous and the flowers you selected really complement it well. Love lisanthus and the beautiful swirled buds. Lovely!

Holly & Felix Santa Barbara Wedding

This is the fastest I’ve ever gotten back pro pictures from a wedding, and it’s so exciting because this April wedding was one of my favorite to date to design! Kudos to Matt and Kristen of Rewind Photography in Santa Barbara for getting this fabulous bride & groom a big selection of images the very day after their wedding : )

Holly & Felix were such a fun, relaxed couple and their wedding was pure California chic.  It was at a gorgeous private estate in Santa Barbara, with lush landscaping.  Holly chose to incorporate some of the colors from the home’s property, such as the hot coral pink bougainvillea and lavender, into her wedding flowers.  I had a blast designing with Campanella garden roses, coral charm peonies, light purple clematis, lisianthus, ranuculus and spray roses.

Hope you enjoy the pics!

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