Friday, January 1, 2010

plum christmas flowers

Our Christmas colours for this year's festivities were plum and white. So, for our table arrangements, I used my favourite flowers: hydrangeas and ranunculus, and mixed them with a plum coloured leaf.

cotton flower arrangement

I can't take responsibility for the creativity of this arrangement, although I made it myself! I saw one that was almost exactly the same in the Hofland catalogue, and thought it would go perfectly in my Dad's newly renovated house. So I basically recreated. My dad didn't realize that's how cotton looked as a plant and was VERY excited when he saw how cool it is. I just love cotton!

baby shower flowers

For a baby shower designed with my fellow inBloom peeps, yellow button mums work! I love little yellow poofs of flowers.

a modern red and white flower arrangement

I was commissioned by Darlene Martin's Bijouxbead to make a nice big flower arrangement that matched her logo, for the opening reception of her line of gorgeous luxury beaded jewelery. She needed it to be red and white, fashionable, and last for 14 days! I decided to do a simple mass of James Storey orchids, placed in a start white modern vase. Do you think it matches the colours and style of the logo? I think so!

shayna's vintage circus wedding

The infamous vintage circus wedding photos as featured in the Winter 2009 issue of Wedluxe Magazine. It seems that our company, inBloom Event Design, always seems to get the vintage jobs, which we sure do love. For the centerpieces, we went for big, lush white dahlias, queen anne's lace and yellow craspedia for a pop of fun! Same thing for the bouquet. The bride wanted a quirky bouquet. And of course, a quirky bouttoneire for the groom: craspedia and dusty millar from the garden. For table styling: queen anne's lace and white snapdragons. This might have been my favourite project of all time. Yum! {Photos 1, 4 by Ikonica; Photos 2, 3, 5 by Craig Morrison (my beau!)}

white simple vintage flowers a la prohibition era

Sorry for the delay in posts! Needless to say, I have been busy with our event design company, inBloom Event Design. However, I'm catching up this New Years Day to show some of my favourite florals that I've done over the year. These are the only pics I have of some simple vintage flower arrangements I made for the Rethink Romp: Prohibition event, put on by Rethink Breast Cancer in Toronto. You can't see much, but I think you can get the idea - white anenomes, white spider mums in mason jars. Trying to conjure the feeling of the simple, vintage prohibition era!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

purple anemones for helen

A spunky scent-free (yes, scent-free!) hand tied bouquet for Helen...made of purple anemones, purple orchids, yellow and red ranunculus, yellow tulips, purple thistle and willow branches.

Monday, May 11, 2009

white casual and loose centerpieces

For an upcoming magazine article, my fellow 'Bloomer Joelle and I created these casual, loose white centrepieces this weekend. We used different rustic vessels that emulated a simple garden style, in different sizes and textures, and filled them with blooming cherry blossom branches, white ranunculous, white peonies, white orchids, white chrysanthemums and white carnations. There's nothing more beautiful than a simple cluster of monochromatic white blooms!

Monday, May 4, 2009

nautical bouquet

And here is the nautical bouquet for (see below for more of a description of the project!) - I used white tulips, a white and navy ribbon and red starfish for a simple, modern take on the nautical theme.

nautical wedding centerpieces asked our event design company inBloom Event Design to style some beach or nautical inspired centerpieces and bouquets for their online magazine. So, with the help of my partner, Joelle, I created two types of centerpieces. Both in a tin pail, which reminded me of a child's pail at a beach - but one going for a more modern nautical look with a striped ribbon, and the other with a lacy navy ribbon to channel an antique nautical style. The flowers used are peonies, ranunculus, white anasastias and white garden roses. It smelled divine!