Pretty purple posies!

May 9, 2011

Ahhhhhhh, it is FINALLY feeling like spring here in Wisconsin. All I can say is: It’s about time!

Last week we had the pleasure of putting on a floral design workshop for some residents of Hyland Park in Fitchburg. I really enjoy spending time with these ladies and having some fun with flowers! We made some really fun spring bubble bowl arrangements with inexpensive blooms like spray mums, mini carnations and alstroemeria.

After the workshop I had some leftover flowers. What is a floral designer to do? Make a sample bouquet of course!

So here you have it: a bouquet of lavender cushion spray mums, pretty purple alstroemeria, white mini carnations and the most beautiful dark purple tulips. Top it off with some variegated pitt greenery and a pretty purple and fuchsia ribbon…perfection. This adorable bouquet is also friendly on the pocketbook. What a bonus!


Julie and Valerio are Married!

September 12, 2010

This weekend we had the pleasure of putting together flowers for Julie and Valerio. They had a beautiful daisy filled wedding with purple accents. Without further ado…

The Bride’s Bouquet – a small hand tied bouquet of daisies, lavender folies spray roses, dark purple matsumoto asters and misty blue limonium. I tried a really fun new stem treatment on their bouquets, I really liked the end result. I did a standard white satin ribbon wrap with pearl pins, but then wound dark purple bullion wire around the stems to give it a little sparkle. What do you think?

The Groom’s Bout – a single ivory rose with a tiny light purple aster bud, myrtle, and some misty blue limonium. The stem was wrapped with ivory satin ribbon for a clean, classic look.

The Groomsman’s Bout – a smaller bout, these were created with a lavender spray rose, a dark purple matsumoto aster, myrtle and misty blue limonium. A basic tape wrapped stem with a little curl finished off the look.

Unfortunately I didn’t have time to snap a pic of the maids bouquets or alter arrangements. The maids bouquets were identical to the brides, minus the lavender spray roses. The alter arrangements were a small grouping of daisies, spray roses, matsumotos and misty blue limonium in a basic clear glass vase.

We really enjoyed putting together these pieces for Julie and Valerio. Small, cute, and very economical… what could be better!