Eye Candy :: Botanique Flowers

Today’s eye candy post comes from one of my favorite floral designers, Kelly of Botanique Flowers. I knew of Kelly long before I moved to Washington and am happy to say that I’ve really enjoyed getting to know her since moving here!

Botanique Flowers

Botanique Flowers - All photos by Barbara Kinney

Photographed by Barbara Kinney

Botanique Flowers - All white bridal bouquet - Chantal Andrea  PHotography

Chantal Andrea Photography

Botanique Flowers - From the cutting garden

Botanique Flowers - Jess Hunter Photography

Jess Hunter Photography

Botanique Flowers - Jess Hunter Photography

Jess Hunter Photography

Botanique Flowers - photographed by Alex Hayden

Photographed by Alex Hayden

Botanique Flowers - Ryan Flynn Photography

Photographed by Ryan Flynn

botanique flowers - winter wedding in seattle - jennifer tai photography

Jennifer Tai Photography

Botanique Flowers, Seattle, photographed by Alicia Schwede. Green urn filled with foliages, white and yellow flowers.

Photographed by Alicia Schwede

Eye Candy :: Kaleb Norman James Design

A few years ago I met Kaleb while at Seattle Wholesale Growers Market, he is a lovely gentleman with an eye for gorgeous, romantic flowers. Kaleb’s company is Kaleb Norman James Design and can often be found designing weddings in Washington & California. I adore his beautiful & romantic designs, here are a few of my favorites –

Kaleb Norman James - White bridal bouquet

Kaleb Norman James - Green and White Centerpiece

Kaleb Norman James _ Kristen Marie Parker  Photography

Kristen Marie Parker Photography

Kaleb Norman James - Centerpiece of Garden Roses

Kaleb Norman James - Long Reception Table

Kaleb Norman James - Pink Bridal Bouquet of Garden Roses - Seattle Weddings

Kaleb Norman James - Roche Harbour

Kaleb Norman James - Ryan Flynn Photography

Ryan Flynn Photography

Kaleb Norman James - White and Grey Floral Arrangement

Kaleb Norman James Flowers - Lora-Grady-Photography

Eye Candy :: Nature Composed

I’m totally crushing on Nature Composed’s Bridal Bouquets, check out these pretties:

Nature Composed

Nature Composed

Nature Composed

Nature Composed

10 Favorite Southern Blooms Bouquets

I needed a Southern Blooms fix! So here are 10 gorgeous bouquets by Southern Blooms.
ps- did you know Southern Blooms is featured in the latest Flirty Fleurs Magazine??

Southern Blooms by Pat's Floral Designs - Eric Kelley -  Bouquet with Coral Charm Peonies, peach parrot tulips, craspedia, and succulents

Eric Kelley Photography

Southern Blooms by Pat's Floral Designs - Bouquet of Cafe Au Lait Dahlias, Charity Garden Roses, Scabiosa Pods, Garden Roses

Southern Blooms by Pat's Floral Designs - bouquet with

Southern Blooms by Pat's Floral Designs - Rachel May Photography

Rachel May Photography

Southern Blooms by Pat's Floral Designs - Jose Villa Bouquet

Jose Villa Photography

Southern Blooms by Pat's Floral Designs - Jodi Miller Photo

Jodi Miller Photo

Jen Fariello Photography, Southern Blooms by Pat's Floral Designs

Jen Fariello Photography

Jen Fariello Photography, Southern Blooms by Pat's Floral Designs

Jen Fariello Photography

Jen Fariello Photography, Southern Blooms by Pat's Floral Designs

Jen Fariello Photography

Jen Fariello Photography, Southern Blooms by Pat's Floral Designs

Jen Fariello Photography

Show me the Flowers!

How about these big beauties?! Designed so beautifully in footed vessels!

Robyn Rissman of Bare Root Flora

Robyn Rissman of Bare Root Flora
Five years ago this month, Valentine’s Week to be exact, I met Robyn Rissman of Bare Root Flora. At the time Robyn worked for a flower shop in Denver with Chuck Graham and Chuck had asked if I could freelance for Valentine’s Week. The week was insanely busy, but we all had lots of fun and Robyn and I have been friends ever since! Over the years we’ve freelanced for each other on weddings in Colorado and Washington, I couldn’t even begin to guess how many weddings we’ve helped each other with!
Of course, the other huge project we work together on IS – The Flirty Fleurs Magazine. We have such a blast with this project, brainstorming stories and bouncing ideas off each other. Robyn is a truly gifted writer, she amazes me how she can whip interviews we conduct over the phone and email into these engaging articles featured in the magazine.
I do hope you all enjoy the print magazine and all the work and writing we pour into it! Today I thought I’d share some of Robyn’s floral design work with all of you. I told myself that I could pick out 20 images to share in this post, oh was it hard to limit myself to just 20!
Hope you enjoy having a look –

Bare Root Flora - Ashley Sawtelle - Magenta Pink Bridal Bouquet - Colorado

Ashley Sawtelle Photography

Bare Root Flora - Blue Texture Boutonniere - Colorado Weddings

Shannon Von Eschen Photography

Bare Root Flora - Brian Leahy Photography - Bridal Bouquet Colorado Wedding

Brian Leahy Photography

Bare Root Flora - buttercream and white bridal bouquet - Colorado weddings

Bare Root Flora - Connie Dai Photography - textured pink and green bridal bouquet

Connie Whitlock Photography

Bare Root Flora - flower centerpiece of peonies, garden roses, lilacs, and clematis

Laura Murray Photography

Bare Root Flora - Julie Cate Photography

Julie Cate Photography

Bare Root Flora - Julie Cate Photography - Flower Centerpiece with peach and burgundy palette - Colorado Weddings

Julie Cate Photography

Bare Root Flora - Kerinsa Photographers - Colorado Weddings

Kerinsa Photographers

Bare Root Flora - Lane Dittoe - latte and white floral centerpiece

Bare Root Flora - Laura Murray Photography - Arch with Florals for wedding ceremony - Colorado

Laura Murray Photography

Bare Root Flora - Laura Murray Photography - blush and peach bridal bouquet - Colorado Wedding

Laura Murray Photography

Bare Root Flora - Pink floral arrangement with sweetpeas, garden roses, and ranunculus - Colorado Flowers

Bare Root Flora - Sara Hasstedt - Fall Floral Bouquet - Colorado Weddings

Sara Hasstedt Photography

Bare Root Flora - Shannon - Compote floral design with peach and green flowers

Shannon Von Eschen Photography

Bare Root Flora - Shannon Von Eschen - Green foliage arrangement - Colorado

Shannon Von Eschen Photography

Bare Root Flora - Tamara Gruner Photography - Flowers Colorado Weddings

Tamara Gruner Photography

Bare Root Flora - Orange and Coral Bridal Party Bouquets

Bare Root Flora - white bridal bouquet with peonies, clematis and roses

Bare Root Flora - Chowen Photography - Burgundy Floral Arrangement - Colorado


PS – Robyn was featured on Calluna Events blog yesterday as a featured vendor, check it out here.


Contact Information:
Bare Root Flora
Website – http://barerootflora.com
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/barerootflora/
Facebook – www.facebook.com/barerootflora

Wedding Wednesday :: Bash & Bloom + Botanique

My friend Eleanor of Bash & Bloom sent in photos from her wedding for my Florists and their Bridal Bouquets request. When I looked through the photos what I saw is a visual story that I think you’d all really enjoy. You see, Eleanor is a floral designer here in Seattle and when she got married last year she asked fellow Seattle designer Kelly Sullivan of Botanique to create her bridal bouquet. I just love seeing the emotion shared between these two sweet floral designers!
Photography by Shane Macomber

Bash and Bloom and Botanique, Seattle, Washington Floral Designers

Bash and Bloom and Botanique, Seattle, Washington Floral Designers

Bash and Bloom and Botanique, Seattle, Washington Floral Designers

Bash and Bloom and Botanique, Seattle, Washington Floral Designers

Bash and Bloom and Botanique, Seattle, Washington Floral Designers

Bash and Bloom and Botanique, Seattle, Washington Floral Designers

Bash and Bloom and Botanique, Seattle, Washington Floral Designers

Bash and Bloom and Botanique, Seattle, Washington Floral Designers

Bash and Bloom and Botanique, Seattle, Washington Floral Designers

Bash and Bloom and Botanique, Seattle, Washington Floral Designers

Bash and Bloom and Botanique, Seattle, Washington Floral Designers

Bash and Bloom and Botanique, Seattle, Washington Floral Designers

Bash and Bloom and Botanique, Seattle, Washington Floral Designers

Bridal Bouquets of Floral Designers

Last week I sent out a request via Instagram and Facebook asking for floral designers to send in photos of the bouquets they carried for their own weddings. So fun to see what everyone carried!!

Flora Organica Designs - JJT Photo - Peach and White Bridal Bouquet

Faye of Flora Organica Designs
JJT Photo

Fleurie Flowers of Reedley, California - cascading bouquet of white flowers

Laurie of Fleurie Flowers

Fleurie Flowers of Reedley, California - cascading bouquet of white flowers

Laurie of Fleurie Flowers

Mandy of MJM Designs - Bridal bouquet

Mandy of MJM Designs

Stacey of Roots Flowers and Events - Bridal bouquet of purple and green flowers

Stacey of Roots Flowers and Events

Stacey of Roots Flowers and Events - Bridal bouquet of purple and green flowers

Stacey of Roots Flowers and Events

Bella Fiori Bridal Bouquet - lilacs, roses, clematis, and dahlias.

Last, but not least. The bouquet I carried! Lilacs, purple roses, dahlias and clematis. I combined my favorite flowers with my grandma’s favorite flowers. She loved roses, but growing the purple roses always proved difficult – small little plants back in the day. She had gorgeous lilac bushes. If I could have fit a pansy in here, I would have! Burgundy dahlias have been one of my favorites for years. Then there is clematis, if you know me you know I adore clematis!!

FLORAL IS THE NEW BLACK by Joseph Massie

ARLENE PHILLIPS ATTENDS NTAs WEARING A JOSEPH MASSIE ORIGINAL ‘LIVING’ DRESS

Joseph Massie Lavender Floral Dress

Strictly Come Dancing star Arlene Phillips walked the red carpet at the National Television Awards wearing a “living” dress created by floral artist Joseph Massie, decorated with real flowers that are all used for homeopathic remedies, including Clematis, Roses, Hydrangea and others.

Arlene and Joseph are lending their support to a campaign launched by eleven homeopathic charities and associations, including the British Homeopathic Association (BHA) and the Homeopathy Action Trust (HAT). The campaign aims to raise awareness of homeopathy and the organisations’ useful and informative website: www.findahomeopath.org.

The dress was the inspiration of award-winning floral artist (five consecutive RHS Gold Medals and four Best in Show awards from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show) Joseph Massie. Months of work have gone into designing and making the dress, with Massie and his team spending over 100 hours painstakingly attaching each petal onto the fabric.
The botanicals used within the dress include Clematis, Roses, Hydrangea, African violets, Olive, Chrysanthemum, Arabicum, Hyacinth and Jasmine, all entwined in Massie’s signature style to create a truly sumptuous bouquet.
On Homeopathy, Arlene commented, ‘I’ve regularly found Arnica cream to be so helpful with healing bruises and dancing related injuries!” She continued, ‘Once, when I was Germany, I had to take my daughter to a Doctor who prescribed a homeopathic remedy as opposed to penicillin and it helped enormously”
On the dress, Joseph commented, ‘It was such a pleasure to collaborate with these two leading homeopathic charities to create such a fabulous piece of floral couture for Arlene to wear at the NTA’s. It was a really wonderfully creative project to design a piece of couture that was both, light and elegant, but also able to hold an array of beautiful blooms. Floral couture has always been a big part of my practice, and to work with these charities to promote such a good cause was a real pleasure”

Joseph Massie Lavender Floral Dress Details

Joseph Massie Lavender Floral Dress Details

Joseph Massie Lavender Floral Dress Details

Joseph Massie Lavender Floral Dress Details

www.josephmassie.com

Studio Tour of Cori Cook Floral Design

Ok, guys, I have quite the visual treat for you today!! Grab a beverage of choice, sit down and relax and get ready to soak in a whole lotta pretty!
Today I’m sharing images from the Cori Cook Floral Design Studio which is located in Denver, Colorado. This studio is just too adorable for words, yet completely functional. I’m pretty sure you’ll be inspired and may even pick up a new idea to use in your own workspace. Heck, I’m liking how she organizes the towels by the sink area!!
(Images by Kerinsa Photography)
Enjoy –

Cori Cook Floral Design

Cori Cook Floral Design

Cori Cook Floral Design

Cori Cook Floral Design

Cori Cook Floral Design

Cori Cook Floral Design

Cori Cook Floral Design

Cori Cook Floral Design

Cori Cook Floral Design

Cori Cook Floral Design

Cori Cook Floral Design

Cori Cook Floral Design

Cori Cook Floral Design

Cori Cook Floral Design

Cori Cook Floral Design

Cori Cook Floral Design

Cori Cook Floral Design

Cori Cook Floral Design

Cori Cook Floral Design

Cori Cook Floral Design

Cori Cook Floral Design

Cori Cook Floral Design

Cori Cook Floral Design

Cori Cook Floral Design

Cori Cook Floral Design

Cori Cook Floral Design

Cori Cook Floral Design

Cori Cook Floral Design

Cori Cook Floral Design

Cori Cook Floral Design

Cori Cook Floral Design

Cori Cook Floral Design

Cori Cook Floral Design

Cori Cook Floral Design

Cori Cook Floral Design

Cori Cook Floral Design

Cori Cook Floral Design

Cori Cook Floral Design

Cori Cook Floral Design

Cori Cook Floral Design

Cori Cook Floral Design

Cori Cook Floral Design

Cori Cook Floral Design

Cori Cook Floral Design

Cori Cook Floral Design

Cori Cook Floral Design

Cori Cook Floral Design

Cori Cook Floral Design

Cori Cook Floral Design

Cori Cook Floral Design

Cori Cook Floral Design

Cori Cook Floral Design