Sunday, May 7, 2017

Busy Hands- The Winter Flowers Workshop

We had a wonderful group in the studio for our Winter Flowers Workshop back in January! Focused on sustainable design principals using flowers that are locally available in the winter, each attendee made a gorgeous arrangement. The whole workshop was photographed by Sarah Carpenter, who did an amazing job. I really love how Sarah captured so many hands in action. Watching a person's hands as they create an arrangement is extremely beautiful. I have been fairly obsessed with the parallels between movement and floral design recently, and hands that are actively arranging are a direct crossover. Thank you so much Sarah for capturing so much of this movement in your images!

We are currently planning a couple of workshops for this fall and winter. If you would like to be added to our workshops list, please send an email to kelly@botaniqueflowers.com.



Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Elise and Alex in Pioneer Square

Gorgeous couple, gorgeous setting, gorgeous day... Elise and Alex had a such a beautiful wedding! It was one of those perfect Seattle summer days (sunny, but not too hot) and they wed under a canopy of trees in Pioneer Square. So picturesque! Their reception followed at AXIS, where we decked the walls floor to ceiling in vines. It was romantic and magical!

Lora Grady captured everything perfectly, as you will see in the following images.

Congrats Elise and Alex!
When your clients make these faces upon walking into their reception and seeing all the flowers and decor for the first time...  you know you have done something right! Thank you Elise and Alex for trusting us with your vision.

Flowers: Botanique (us!)
Photography: Lora Grady (*all photos except the 4th from the last, taken by yours truly)
Planning: Krisanna Elizabeth
Venue: AXIS Pioneer Square

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Movement Study Workshop



MOVEMENT STUDY

April 23rd, 2017
10am-1pm


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: http://botanique.bigcartel.com

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.


Vendors:

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