For the wedding we will be adding in a lot more texture with dahlias and various other red flowers. The groom is in visual effects, and the couple wanted something that reflected their simple, modern style. We will be doing a mix of square and round tables with red details for the napkins. I love it!
A couple of weeks ago we contributed to a California wedding magazine editorial shoot. I was asked to find inspiration in something small, and I chose to do sepia photos. I have two of my grandparents on both sides, and love looking at them. Such a time in romance!
You'll find the inspiration below (not of my grandparents) and the bouquet we made.. I designed and Sine executed. My first choice were antique roses and chocolate cosmos, but both were unavailable, so she improvised and did a splendid job!
The magazine comes out in the Spring! Oh, and the Hicksville shoot we did last spring will finally be out in Modele for their Valentine's issue:) Sweet!
I feel so incredibly blessed to get the chance to meet with, and work with, two of the top people in design. David Stark Design is probably the most sought after designer in the US, and one of the best in the world. He started as a painter, then florist (I own a couple of his books) and then full on event design. As you can see from the first photo below, he uses a lot of materials, such as these paper centerpieces. He went to RISD, where my bro went. Speaking of RISD, I've had the pleasure of meeting all sorts of alumni from there and they truly are some of the best artists out there, in all fields, from graphic design to glass-blowing, sculpture to fashion design.
I also met with Emily Thompson Design. She's on this month's cover of Martha Stewart Living - not too shabby, huh. She's also done the White House holiday flowers. Her shop in Dumbo, Brooklyn is so freakin cute. Even though I'm in NYC to focus on writing and the show, I couldn't help but get back into some floral design, especially when it's the chance to work for really great, amazing, talented, and inspiring people!
Above: David Stark Design, courtesy of David Stark Design
Below: Emily Thompson Flowers, courtesy of Emily Thompson Flowers
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