I don’t know about you, but I am so happy for the long sunny days, endless excuses for margarita parties, and the opportunity to turn up the volume, and wear lots of color. I’m in love with this happy print dress by Modcloth, the most perfect summer sandals by Trina Turk, simple aqua necklace and hoops by Anthro, and of course this effortless chic and neutral beach tote by Jack Spade.
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In honor of punchy spring colors I thought this post deserved a second play. Yellow peonies, dahlias and striped tulips? Yes, please.
For the container, I used a white and gold haviland bowl (the same one I used for Wedding Chicks) layered on a gold scalloped tray I picked up at a consignment store. The gold glassware is vintage and is from an antique store in Los Alamos. I’m seriously loving gold right now.
To make this arrangement I used clear floral tape and created a grid at the top of the container (this acts as floral frog, and holds your flowers in place). To make the arrangement you will need:
2 bunches yellow/red striped tulips
1 bunch yellow peonies
1 bunch red/yellow dahlias
2 bunches yellow/red calla lillies
1 bunch geranium
Clear floral tape
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I’m so happy my farm to table editorial was published on Snippet & Ink yesterday (check it here) so I can finally share some of the gorgeousness I captured with the amazing photographer, Karen Wise.
Nestled just before the foothills of Carpinteria a variertable flower wonderland of dahlias of all types and varietes trive under the Santa Barbara sun. On this day, I was picking up flowers for a little engagement dinner for Samantha of Could I Have That.
Varieties grown here range from dinner plate to petite red lollipop dahlias like these guys.
For Samantha’s table I picked a variety of bright summer colors, bright reds, yellows, oranges, and fuchsias.
Thanks so much to John of Greenwell Floral for hosting my little editorial project. I will be sharing more of the farms we shot and, of course, the delicious dinner catered by the Duo in the coming weeks.
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Now that Flutter Magazine is out with all 12 looks I thought it would be fun to share some additional photos from the shoot. This look is Libra and I was inspired by Gwyenth Paltrow’s style, really simple, modern and timeless. For the dress I used a body hugging Nicole Miller dress and paired it with a Waxing Poetic chain.
A simple jeweled band was used instead of a veil.
A sparkly bag (vintage, J.Crew) and a modern engagement ring from 33 Jewels.
For the hair and makeup, loose curls and daring red lips added a hint of retro glamour to the look.
For Gemini, I was inspired Marilyn Monroe and I choose a sexy mermaid gown by Lee Ann Belter.
Paired with BHLDN’s seaspray veil and vintage white earrings, the look had a little nod to the 60′s.
For Leo, I was inspired by Jackie O. The textured wedding gown and lace tip veil where a nod’s to Jackie’s wedding style. I used a Watter’s ballgown (the dress has pockets people!) and paired it with BHLDN’s scalloped lace fingertip veil and insane vintage pearls from the 1920′s from 33 Jewels.
Seriously, can you stand the clasp on this necklace! I’ll be sharing more of the looks throughout the week, so stay tuned for the remaining 9 looks.
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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!
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I love this simple and sweet boutonniere that matches the bouquet and doggy ring bearer ideas. To make a boutonniere, simply hold a ranunuclus, sweet pea, and clematis leaf between your fingers. Use stretchy green floral tape and wind it around the flowers. Cover with a length of ribbon and pin or hot glue to hold it in place.
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Last week, I featured a bouquet with a two-tone bow, and this week I’m showing how you can use this same idea and put it on your puppy head. Here’s Mira modeling her two-tone bow.
You can also tuck in some flowers. Simply take 3 flowers, use green stretchy floral tape and wrap the stems together (as if you’re making a boutonnière). Pin with a safety pin, attach under your bow, and you’ve got yourself an adorable ensemble for your doggy. More doggy ring bearer ideas right here:
Mira wearing bold ikat
Mira with a red, white and blue scarf
Mira with a lace bow
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