Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Purple Garden Grows

Here we are awash in purples, whites and greens. I use to tense up when I was asked to use purple flowers. Now I relish it. I love working with this juicy grape color. I was of course running around like a mad woman and did not have a chance to take proper photos before we left the studio.

Half of the tables had mixed flower centerpieces that included peonies, blueberry, hyacinth and tulips mock orange and solomon seal - among other things. For the other tables we did a trio of vases - each had a smaller mixed flower arrangement and then either black purple long stemmed tulips or allium as the tall element and then a cluster of lily of the valley or black callas for the small arrangement.

This was the morning wedding. By 4pm we were back at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens to set up a whole other wedding using soft creams and blushes. I'll post that next. Enjoy your day. I am headed into a 3 wedding weekend and already I'm feeling the anxiety. BREATHE and be inspired is all I can tell myself to calm the nerves. See you on the other side.


webb said...

I want to be reincarnated as a florist! Can't imagine how nice it must be to walk into your cooler and pull out tulips, allium and peonies - all at the same time.

My tulips were gone weeks ago and the allium shortly thereafter, with peonies just fading now.

When I win the lottery, forget the full time masseuse, I'm getting a full time florist! These are lovely!

Bow Street Flowers said...

If the idea was for the tables to look like perfectly wild spring bocages, you nailed it!