Sun’s out, peonies out, guys. Summer is right around the corner and we are happy to see that it’s peony season again! Bright and bold colorful is the killer combo that makes this DIY summer bouquet such a visual treat. All you need is a small collection of your favorite blooms, Fiskars PowerGear2 pruners and pretty ribbon.
Don’t mind us while we fawn over this glorious collaboration from Kari Ellen Events, Kate Foley Designs and Stephanie Brazzle Photography. This magnificent garden shoot is nothing short of divine – in fact, we love every polished detail from the majestically suspended petals to the dazzling gown to the candlelit ceremony space. Even the authentic love and playfulness of the couple has us giddy.
Hair & Makeup
We’re super excited to share today’s shoot with you, put together by the wonderful Amy Nicole Photography and Violet Floral Design. This duo dreamed up a few different bridesmaid looks in monochrome palettes — a pink, a purple, and a green — with makeup, hair, and flowers to complement each one. While these are great ideas for bridesmaids, we also love that they’d work perfectly for a bride who’s open to some fun color for her own wedding look!
From the photographer, Amy Nicole Photography: Tricia Egan of Violet Floral Design and I envisioned a monochromatic shoot with three different color families to inspire some different bridesmaid looks + styles + approaches. We chose the color families Green shades, Purple shades and Peach/Pink shades and then selected a bridesmaid dress, hair and makeup looks, fresh florals, and hand painted canvas backgrounds (by us!) that all kept within each color family. Each model has a different style; Boho, Preppy and Vintage. See below for the details from each color.
Bouquet Recipe: Peonies, Garden Roses, Poppies, Ranunculus.
Our Preppy Peach bridesmaid wore a Posy by Kirribilla gown in the style “Willa.” Her hair was done in a classic chic french twist with a fresh peony garnish, she wore Stella and Dot jewels, and she had fizzy peach cheeks, bright eye color and a light coral lip.
Bouquet Recipe: Hellebores, Poppies, Ranunculus, Victoria, Astilbe, Frilly Tulips.
Our Boho Green bridesmaid wore the Papercrown “Breanna” dress in Dusty Aqua crepe fabric. She wore a loose side braid with florals intertwined, and had a gray eyeshadow with a punch of blush and a Raspberry lip.
Bouquet Recipe: Lilac, Ranunculus, Sweet Pea, Triple Tulips.
The Vintage Purple bridesmaid wore Adrianna Papell’s “Beaded Art Nouveau Blouson” gown. Her hair was styled in finger waves pinned to the side, and she was done up with dramatic plum eyes, bronzed cheeks with a soft blush lip.
Kiana of Tulipina, a boutique floral design studio in San Francisco, is sharing how to make floral arrangements just in time for Valentine’s Day. Using a variety of pink blooms and textures, Kiana incorporated unique vases and vintage containers she already owned for an eclectic mismatched table look. We love the flower arrangement with dates, such a perfectly suggestive choice for Valentine’s Day. Thank you Angie Cao for the gorgeous images!
What you will need:
4 mix and match eclectic vases and vintage containers
One bunch pink peonies
One bunch pink ranunculus
One bunch pink hellebore
One bunch of dates
One bunch pink hurricane lilies
One bunch vintage colored roses
2-3 stems dark pink amaryllis
2 bunches of drumstick allium
One bunch dusty miller
One set of floral shears
From Kiana of Tulipina: Valentine’s Day is a fun holiday for floral design and a great opportunity to make as many beautiful things as possible.
In this project I thought it would be fun to take some of my favorite vases and fill them with complementary flowers and use them as a clustered centerpiece for a Valentine’s Day table setting – maybe brunch or dinner. If you invite friends, you can send them home with one of these designs.
I love owls, and here they become the theme. I found the cutest owl plates on sale at Sur La Table after the holidays, and bought some matching owl vases from Anthropologie knowing that they would be the perfect vessel for some amazing little arrangements!