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Dreamy art direction + flowers, what could be better? Photos via my Pinterest.
A while back I showed you how to make daisies into earrings, a necklace, and sprinkled throughout your locks. Jess Wilcox and I shot this second look, with moody, fall, jewel toned flowers, and a ruby red lip.
For the earrings I used a funny little flower called gomphrena (the name needs some work). And for the ring, I found the most amazing purple passion vine flower. This flower looks like its from another planet, no? You can find the instructions for making the ring and earrings here.
This time round, I made a dramatic flower collar or necklace. I used pink and red ranunculus, blue muscari, lavender clematis, and light pink gomphrena from Florabundance.
To make the necklace:
- Chicken wire (at your local hardware store)
- pliers or wire cutter
- 1 yard of lace ribbon
Use the chicken wire as the base to hook your flowers into. I bunched 3 or 4 flowers together, and then wrapped the stems together with floral tape. I made several bunches like this and then I attached them to the chicken wire. Using floral wire, I attached the chicken wire to the lace ribbon. And tada! A flower necklace.
Print by Twoems and available here, words by me.
A couple of weeks ago, I showed you my visit to the dahlia farm for the Farm to Table shoot I did. This week, we’re visiting Root’s Farm in Santa Ynez Valley. Ashley from Duo referred me, as they get a huge chunk of their produce directly from this farmer. Root’s Farm sells locally at the Farmer’s market and they seriously have these BEST tomatoes. I’m obsessed with their heirloom cherry tomatoes.
So obsessed in fact, I got permission from the farmer and I shot the tomatoes growing on the vine. Little pieces of veggie candy, every one!
Roots Farm also grows corn in one of the prettiest little valleys in Santa Ynez.
Next to the corn, a field of beans….
And a little product shots of the beans. All of these ingredients were used in the dinner catered by Duo Events and I will be posting that next week!
I love the soft romantic colors of spring, soft pinks, purples in yellows… Above yellow takes centerstage and adds a pop of brightness.
Sage green is another lovely color on which to play aganist. For a wedding I could see using a sage velvet, milk glass containers and spring blooms like clematis, lavender, and ranunuclus.
Of course soft pink is a classic base color. You could drape your table in a soft pink and overlay a couple of layers of pink tulle for a slighty ballet-ish feel. Add in some muted white and peach flowers with a hint of yellow, and you’d have one pretty table. Would you use pastels for your wedding or home?
I love mixing seasonal produce in floral arrangements, here blackberries on the branch add texture to this pink, purple and red arrangement.
I used a mix of clematis, hyacinth, ranunculus, anenomes, sweet pea, hellebore, and blackberries to create this wild and organic look. To re-create this look:
Start with a low bowl, using clear floral tape, tape a grid across the top of the bowl. Go around the rim of the bowl with another piece of tape to secure your grid to the bowl. Begin placing the berries to create your base shape. Follow up with placing: hyacinth, hellebore, sweet pea, anenome and clematis. You will need approximately a half bunch per flower type. Happy arranging!
Flowers for the general public can be purchased here at Fabulous Florals.