This past weekend there was an open house event out at Mission Farms, in Leawood, KS. ARTichokes art gallery was participating and asked me to set up a display of flowers. I was still feeling inspired by the vintage "moody bridal" bouquet I created for a recent photo shoot, and decided to go along the same lines with my display theme.
For props I brought along a vintage lace tablecloth of my grandmothers, lots of old books I've collected over the years, some wooden crates, old silver trays and a few silver vessels. I wanted one tall arrangement which I put into a mercury glass trumpet vase.
I wanted a diversity of colors and blooms, so my design assistant, who also happens to be my mom, came a long with me to the wholesaler to pick our bunches. She chose some bright magentas and oranges, to which we also added some billy balls, just for fun.
Tray full of boots :)
I chose blooms in light pinks, creams, and whites, which I thought would feel both bridal and springy.
The ever under rated spider mum. Such a showy, fragrant bloom. Too bad the color choices are so limited.
The day before I had found some bunches at the grocery store for just $1. That price is crazy cheap, so I snatched them up and we made a few arrangements and this sweet little boot:
We wrapped everything in a variety of different ribbons including silk, velvet, satin, and herringbone. We went a little nuts with all the textures and colors, but it was supposed to showcase what we can do so I figured why not!
It was also the debut of my very first brooch bouquet. Still not certain whether I'm going to try to sell these bad boys. They're time consuming, and expensive to make, but the results are so lovely. What do you think?
We had fun getting ready for the event, took tons of pictures for my portfolio, shot some video to hopefully make a promo, and I met a sweet new client. And lets not forget some quality time with the family and my hubby.