Category Archives: Blooms

Christmas Decor 2014

I’ve done Christmas decor for this family for the past few years, and they recently moved into a beautiful new home! This is just a peek at the front entry staircase. I designed and installed the garland, hung the stockings and “snow-flurried” the entry chandelier with customized snowflakes and crystals.

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chandelierThere were a LOT of snowflakes and crystals on that chandelier, but honestly due to the sheer size of it, I probably could have doubled it. Love it anyway, and loved the chance to embellish such a beautiful home!

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Lesson (Hopefully) Learned

I loved this wedding. I loved the clients, the flowers, the venue. But I learned a valuable lesson or two. If you are in the floral business, don’t count on a wedding photographer to take photos for you without previously discussing with them (seems obvious, I guess I was just hopeful), and secondly, don’t forget to take photos!!

The bride and groom won some kind of wedding package (awesome), but apparently due to the fact that it was a giveaway, the photographer was unwilling to let me use any of their photographs. I still don’t really understand why it should be a problem, if I got the clients permission and compensated the photographer, but oh well, I should have spoken to the photographer before the event.  My second mistake was that in the hustle and bustle of the day, I completely neglected to take my own photos of the flowers and venue. My sole photo came from my dad’s phone (Thanks Dad!). These were the centerpieces.

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The only other thing that I really documented was the bride’s bouquet for her bridal photos. (Note to future brides: Lilies are gorgeous but SO fragile. Just remember that if they are in your bouquets, they might look the worse for wear by the end of the day. Not necessarily a reason not to use them, just something to keep in mind.) As pretty as this bouquet was, it was NOTHING to her wedding day bouquet! I am so ticked at myself for not getting any photos!! It was huge with glorious giant pink peonies. GRRRRRRRRR! It kills me!

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I still have the smallest, tiniest hope that if contact the bride I might be able to find a relative or friend that took a few photos that might be willing to let me use them. *Sigh. Learned any lessons the hard way lately?

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Gray and Yellow Winter Wedding

This lovely wedding had an elegant and fresh combination of gray, creamy white, and yellow.

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The bride’s bouquet featured white David Austin “Patience” garden roses, Creme de la Creme roses, brunia berries and lacy dusty miller leaves.

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The centerpieces varied in size, but included white hydrangea, yellow and cream roses, yellow wax flower, seeded eucalyptus, and cream stock. The taller arrangements also had green amaranth hanging over the side of the vase.

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This is an example of one of the short centerpieces. I love the velvety matte gray of the brunia.

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This was one of the arrangements that brightened the buffet table. The photo doesn’t show the entire thing, but the twigs coming through the arrangement were curly willow. Just as a side note, the food was AMAZING.

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And finally, a photo of the cake.

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Absolutely loved getting a chance to be involved in making such a wonderful day even more beautiful. Thanks Lexi and Bret!

Photographs courtesy of Katherine Loveless Photography

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Blooms for Hire

In case you didn’t know…

I am an independent floral artist! I love creating custom floral designs that beautify life’s already special events. Do you have a wedding, baby shower, or company party in your future? I would love to be a part of it!

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Contact me for ideas and estimates at jessica@wildflowerindependence.com

See more of my work here.

Photograph by Abong Bain

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