Floral Design Class This Weekend

Blog back up and running after some tech difficulties in the past few days that have been resolved – phew!

I’m excited to be taking a floral design class this weekend, with Meg and Annie of The Little Branch, at their brand new (work in progress) studio! I will take lots of pics as always.  Hope to see some of you there – the project is an Ombre design, which they’re great at – check out this super cool Ombre ceremony detail:

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Garden Rose Wedding Bouquet

And wanted to quickly share another bridal bouquet, from another Memorial Day Weekend wedding! This bouquet belonged to Laura, whose Huntington Beach wedding to Allen was at a very cool venue that was new to me – the Red Horse Barn at the local Equestrian Center.   Sugar & Fluff did the overall wedding design, and incorporated tons of hand crafted prairie / western inspired details – I can’t wait to see the pro pics and detail shots of their amazing work!

Laura’s bouquet featured Juliet garden roses, anemones, pink and whilte astilbe, lisianthus, thistle, and tuberose in bud form, along with a single sprig of mint.  It was tied in a very cool textured ivory yarn, to coordinate with yarn details throughout the wedding such as very cool ceremony and dessert table backdrops.

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juliet garden roses thistle anemone astilbe wedding bouquet floret cadet manhattan beach los angeles florist

juliet garden roses thistle anemone astilbe wedding bouquet floret cadet manhattan beach los angeles florist

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June 8, 2012 - 8:43 am

Kelly Sullivan (Botanique) - I love those Juliet garden roses- I recently used them in a bridal bouquet, and WOW, they are so dreamy and pretty! Nice work!

June 11, 2012 - 6:50 pm

the little flower cottage - I’m a sucker for Peach Juliet garden roses….I used tons of them in my own Wedding last December, and I love to use them whenever I can for clients. The texture on this one is gorgeous – really love the use of mint too. ~ Navya

June 18, 2012 - 9:14 pm

Meg - I love it, Kate! Nice work!

June 20, 2012 - 8:28 am

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July 3, 2012 - 3:57 pm

Alexa Johnson - So, so pretty! Love all the contrasting textures. Fun wrap too!

July 3, 2012 - 6:27 pm

Kate - Thanks so much!

Clematis and Peony Wedding Bouquet

Wanted to share these pics of a bouquet I created for a Memorial Day weekend wedding.  The bride had a Victorian theme  with dusty mauves, light peaches and beiges and deeper rose/plum tones offset by a bright robin’s egg blue throughout.   To fit with the Victorian inspiration, I used some herbal elements in the wedding flowers.  The bride’s bouquet was made of Festiva Max peonies, plummy pink clematis, Lydia spray roses, Lizzy carnations, waxflower, and mint, tied with a Robin’s Egg blue velvet ribbon and accented with a vintage cameo.

Congratulations to Holly and Bryan!

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June 18, 2012 - 3:13 pm

Holly - Hi Kate!

Everyone loved their flowers so so much, thank you!

I don’t have the big photos back yet but here are a few small ones to show off how pretty they were and how much more gorgeous the photos were with your flowers in them!


Holly

June 19, 2012 - 5:11 pm

Debbie Daking - You have a gift!! I just love your work. I am a freelance designer – new to L.A. – just joined the L.A. Flower Mart – not sure how it works really – any advice would be greatly appreciated. Do you go to one vendor mainly ? Do you special order flowers? I am dong a wedding in August – and wonder which vendor to buy from? Is one better than others?
thanks for sharing your beautiful work!
Debbie

June 19, 2012 - 5:14 pm

Kate - Thanks Holly!

June 19, 2012 - 5:22 pm

Kate - Thanks for reading and for your kind words Debbie! You can special order from some of the vendors but not from all. A lot of people I know special order from Mayesh for the core stuff they know they need an exact quantity of, and shop the mart for the special surprises or whatever looks best that day to finish it off. There are also other good places that take pre orders – Mellano, Holland Flower Mart are two others I know plenty of people pre order from. You will discover lots of “specialists” there too – there is one orchid vendor who is amazing, a couple of really good rose vendors who have better prices than the others and only sell roses, a great source for succulents, etc – it will be pretty obvious who those folks are when you walk around, I honestly don’t remember all of the vendor names! Choice Flowers has 2 locations on either side of the mart and will have some of the more obscure stuff in stock – they’re the only place I’ve seen stuff like blushing bride protea, and they were carrying astilbe and snowberries before they got really trendy and more commonly seen. For basics like stock or lisianthus, there are cheaper vendors that Mayesh – I usually shop the mart for that stuff if I’m confident it will be around, rather than ordering it. But Mayesh is the best bet there at the mart for Garden Roses as far as I know- and they carry clematis now. You don’t see them laying around anywhere else, though some of the other vendors may be able to pre order them for you. Hope this helps! Any other florists reading comments please feel free to chime in. I don’t always go downtown for flowers because there is a big Mayesh branch about a mile from my house! It’s hard to drag myself out in the dark as much as I LOVE the mart ; )