A Spring Mentorship

As seen on Once Wed here.

We spent the day immersed in flowers and friendship during this springtime one-on-one class. Our focus was on layering blooms with textured elements and gestural stems to create our loose, garden style hand-tied bouquets and centerpieces. 

I wanted to create a wild, feminine look to pair with our Alexandra Grecco Colette Tulle dress, which is a naturally soft and playful piece. So in teaching, I spoke about allowing our stems to breathe and seaming grow naturally in hand. Using this technique brings movement and a little dance to our designs.  

The studio we were working in had a gorgeous deep blue wall. Orange is a complementary color to blue so we opted for a somewhat neutral and textured base in our centerpiece designs, and then added a moment of salmon colored poppies to balance against such a powerful and almost masculine backdrop. The instant of poppies may have been my favorite element to this class. In natured-inspired floristry, I like to emphasize the importance of using blooms at different stages of life, as they would biologically be in found growing in a garden or field. These poppies were the perfect example of that practice. I absolutely love how Brushfire photo captured these details, as the petals were just about to spring from their protective pod.

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Mentee: Kaytee Stice of Roots Floral Design | Photography: Mike & Brit Hansen of Brushfire Photography | Dress : Alexandra Grecco | Cake: Tess Comrie | Ribbon: Silk and Willow | Venue: Miesh Studio | Model: Katie Craig

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