Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Movement Study Workshop


April 23rd, 2017

Movement. It is what makes an arrangement come to life. 

How does the eye travel through an arrangement? How do you create layers and lines that read as intentional, unexpected and beautiful, but not chaotic? How do you draw the eye to a particularly gorgeous bloom or focal point? 

Over the course of this three-hour workshop, we will address these questions and more. Participants will have ample time to create an arrangement applying the design principals discussed, and lots of personal attention and guidance from Kelly Sullivan, Botanique's owner and lead designer.

Prior to becoming a floral designer, Kelly had a 10+ year career as a modern dancer and choreographer. She has an intuitive understanding of movement, line, and gesture, which she brings to her work, and which informs every arrangement she creates. In this workshop, she will share her approach to creating designs rich in movement and interest. 

To insure enough time for lots of individual attention, this workshop is limited to seven participants. 

Investment: $300 includes all materials, light refreshments, and professional, film scans of your work by Anna Peters Photography.

You can register here:

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Rose and Grant's Magical, Whimsical Wedding

Magical, enchanted, whimsical, midsummer nights dream... these were the words and ideas that inspired the flowers and ambiance for Rose and Grant's wedding. The color palette we landed on- warm, rusty reds, gold, and green, with accents of bright white- was at first a bit daunting to me as it is pretty much the opposite of the current trend towards blended and muted palettes. But I loved the challenge, and getting to work with such a unique color palette... and their flowers came together beautifully!

Rose's bouquet was filled with special flowers from our Cutting Garden- 'Hot Cocoa' and 'Golden Celebration' garden roses, love in puff vine, tiny nicotiana... plus some seriously amazing dahlias. Their wedding arch was a favorite too, laden with smilax vine, hydrangea, garden roses and tiny zinnias in perfect shades of red and gold. Walking into their reception tent was truly magical- vines dripping from the chandeliers and climbing up the tent poles, abundant and lush centerpieces in gold compotes, magical table numbers made with Flora Forager's gorgeous prints, gold chargers and flatware... not to mention their amazing sweetheart table... enchanted and dreamy were definitely accomplished!

Rose and Grant really trusted us with all the floral details, which always yields the best results. Jacky Grotle did an amazing job planning the wedding, which made it easy for us to come in and work our magic.

All photos from Sean and Melanie of A Fist Full of Bolts.


Flowers: Botanique (us!)
Rentals: Cort
Table Number Cards: Flora Forager