Also in the current issue of Flutter is this woodland tabletop I styled with the work of the amazing floral designer Francoise Weeks as part of Florabundance‘s design days. Shot in the incredible fern garden at Lotusland, I knew the second I say this enormous stag fern that this would be the perfect for Francoise‘s woodland inspired arrangements. I styled the table with simple taupe linen from Porch, driftwood benches from Elan Event Rentals, and teak chargers also from Elan. Valerie Rice of Eat Drink Garden made a simple pea salad, crostini, and cumquat drink to compliment the table design. In lieu of a traditional printed menu, Rebekah Miles painted on oversized tropical leaves. I love how this table turned out. And you can check out the full spread in Flutter Mag issue 6.
I love a good tomato salad and this simple recipe featuring summer corn by Valerie Rice is an easy summer favorite. To make it you’ll need:
- 1 lb garden tomatoes (diced heirloom & cherry tomatoes)
- Drizzle of olive oil
- sea salt
- pinch red pepper flakes
Toss and let marinade for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- 1/2 cup of shallots, finely chopped
- 4 ears of corn
- 1 tsp kosher salt
-1/4 cup creme fraiche
- pinch caynenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp lime juice
-1/4 tsp lime zest
Cook the shallots at medium low heat in a sauté pan until translucent, about 8 minutes. Use the back of a knife to remove corn kernels from the cob and add to the shallots. Cook corn on medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in creme fraiche, cook for 3 more minutes. Add cayenne, lime juice and zest to taste. Plate in a large bowl and add tomatoes. Serve at room temp. Enjoy!
I love a well thought out bar and this one, a “Botanical Bar” by Valerie Rice offered a variety of fresh herbs, lemon cucumber, sliced lime, gin, and tonic water, for guests to make their own cocktails. Design House of Moira made the prettiest bar menu with instructions for guests.
To mix up your Botanical Bar cocktail you’ll need:
- 2 oz gin
- limes or lemon cucmbers
- herbs of your choice, mint, lemon verbana, basil
- tonic water
Muddle your choice of citrus and herbs in the glass. Add ice, gin, and then top off with tonic water. Garnish with more herbs and a slice of citrus. Cheers!
I love tomatoes, and I wanted to create a garden party luncheon with a tomato-centric menu. Valerie Rice of Eat, Drink, Garden loved the concept and she created this simple menu featuring seasonal ingredients picked from her own garden.
I’m super excited to be launch my new styling and wedding industry business services website right here at kellyoshiro.com.
There are two main service areas I’m focusing on, the first is the the styling and creative side:
- Prop styling for real weddings. I treat a real wedding as if it were an editorial and style all those key details shots. I’ll be working on some of Joy Proctor‘s beautiful weddings this summer.
- Product or location editorials. I produce beautiful product images for your marketing needs or produce beautiful story-telling imagery to showcase your location.
- One-on-one. I can create custom editorials for your portfolio ranging from wedding to lifestyle content. I’m super excited to be creating editorials with Jen Huang for her one-one-one workshops.
And, I’m also offering some rad business to business services including:
- Freelance blogging for the wedding industry. I edit photos, write copy and code the post. I’m super thrilled to have Sarah Winward of Honey of Thousand Flowers as one of my first clients (look for my posts for her soon).
- Photo editing & Wedding Submissions. I edit and package a wedding for submission.
- Consulting & Portfolio Review. You can pick my brain, get some advice on your portfolio or ideas on how to grow and expand your business.
Back in March I spoke at Enjoy Event’s Co workshop about styling. I put together a farmer’s market inspired table, pulling pretty rainbow chard, artichoke, radiccio from Root’s Farm and plants from Ace Hardware. My goal was to make this table as green as possible (leftover decor = food, and the plants now live on my porch) and also easy to replicate. For containers, Found provided some of their insane collection of vintage trophies and I mixed in some galvanized aluminum pieces from one of my favorite local boutiques, Porch. And I finally got to use Casa de Perrin’s collection of heath china (how pretty are those plates). Each setting was also set with a little snack for guests of dried fruit and nuts. Thanks for having me ladies!
Photographer: Michael Radford
Styling: Kelly Oshiro
China/Glassware/Flatware: Casa de Perrin
I was super honored to teach Flutter magazine’s first ever workshop, The Art of Arrangements with some of the most stunning seasonal fall flowers from Fabulous Florals (which PS sells to everyday floral enthusiasts not just florists). Joel Serrato came out and shot the fun on FILM and, of course, a little champs was involved. Le Petite Chef made a spread of bite-sized lady like treats including pumpkin whoopie pies (yum). I demostrated a basic taping technique, explained how to use foliage to create the initial shape of an arrangement, how to build and place flowers for maximum effect. Then everyone got to work playing with flowers. I pulled a variety of china, flatware and glassware from Town & Country Event Rentals and then each student got to design their own little tabletop setup. For my setup, I went with a more modern vibe and used velvet midori ribbon as an accent. It was so much fun to meet so many awesome ladies and play with flowers! And stay tuned, I’ll be teaching another intimate workshop soon…
Photography: Joel Serrato
Flowers: Kelly Oshiro
Food: Le Petite Chef
Flowers provided by: Fabulous Florals
Rentals: Town & Country Event Rentals
Prop Rental: Vintage Vignettes
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