Archive for the ‘Flowers to Wear’ Category
Spring semester just started back up at Golden West College and I will be guest lecturing again this semester. I realized I NEVER posted pictures from my last guest lecture!! So today I want to show the class projects from last semester.
We used aluminum wire in copper with lily grass, green button mums, orange spray roses and lemon leaf to create a necklace, boutonniere and a wrist corsage. The majority of the pieces were glued however I still find it important to go over wire and taping techniques. I always look forward to being part of the Floral Program at Golden West College!
When this year started off I had no idea it would be as successful and happy as it was! I am truly thankful for all my wonderful clients who made it possible for the business to be a success. This year we took part in over 45 events. Each of my Brides was unique and fun to work with! There were multiple cascade bouquets (and even a Crescent bouquet!!) as well as a wide range of colors.
Some trends I have notices:
- White is coming back… There were many events that had white flowers as a focus.
- Blue Blue Blue! Blue has always been a huge color for wedding but in 2012 I saw more blue weddings then another year!!
- Fun with Feathers…. Two weddings this year used feathers as accents (not including the multiple weddings I provided boutonnieres for via Etsy!).
There were also two weddings in my Family…. My sister-in-law married her hubby in September and my Best friend was married in July. My sister-in-law’s very personal wedding was on the blog here: https://floraldesignbyjacquelineahne.wordpress.com/2012/11/09/daisies-and-diamonds-photographed-by-brian-hawkins-photography/
And My Best friend’s wedding has yet to be shared on the blog….. it will be shared soon…. It was amazing! But I may be slightly bias….
I also had the opportunity to work with Jen from Something Turquoise for a new feature on her blog; Bouquet Blueprint as well as the Valentine’s inspiration shoot and my top 10 ideas for planning your wedding flowers. All the pictures below are by Mike at Studio Eleven Weddings.
It is amazing to see that there were 52,000 views on my blog from people in 149 countries….
I posted 71 blogs (not including this one) with 742 pictures total….
I joined Pinterest as well as Instagram and have become slightly addicted to both!
I was published in a couple of magazines and I was accepted to be inducted to AIFD in 2013. Both of which are HUGE!
What is in store for 2013? Good question…. I have many things that are in the works:
- Get to know more about me…. What is my style and favorite influence? Tours of the studio….
- Weddings film clips…. Quick videos of the set up at weddings and events posted to Facebook.
- More informative posts…. Questions to ask while planning your table; inspirations for specific types of flowers or colors; advise on creating a timeline (from me, a former Bride and a current wedding vendor!)
- And a few surprises!
To each of my readers, Brides (past, present and future), friends and family I wish you a wonderful 2013 filled with happiness and success! Cheers!!
Flowers to wear are some of my favorite things to create! On etsy.com I have a shop where I sell feather and dried boutonnieres. Below are some on the recent sales….. Be sure to visit my store! http://www.etsy.com/shop/JacquelineAhne
Peacock Simple Boutonnieres:
Some of the other designs:
When my sister in law got married earlier this year I am thrilled she decided to book Brian to photographer her wedding. I have worked with him in the past I knew he would knock it out of the park…. he did! I love the pictures he took of the flowers as well as the family and celebration!
Be sure to check out Brian Hawkins on his website: http://www.brianhawkinsphotography.com/
He also has AMAZING pictures on his facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/BrianHawkinsPhotography
There were SO many details for Matt and Cindy’s “Diamond and Daisies” wedding so when it finally came to pictures there are so many to consider!
The wedding was at Long Beach Museum of Art which was a perfect backdrop for their wedding! We used “diamond” ribbon on the bouquet handles, the centerpieces and other places throughout the wedding. Also there were many Gems throughout though everything!
All the personal flowers were created form a mix of orchids, daisies, roses, gerbera daisies, hydrangea and calla lilies.
The arch was gorgeous and perfect framed the couple! We hung gem garland to catch the light and add the touch of shine.
The Aisle had daisy clusters on the chairs and petal with daisy heads to walk on. Cones filled with petals were on each chair to toss petal while the newlyweds walked back down the aisle.
The Cocktail and Dinner tables had similar arrangement with a mix of hydrangea, gerbera daisies and white traditional daisies.
The head table had multiple arrangements down the edge the table with a mix of candles and gems.
Wishing Cindy and Matt a wonderful Happily-ever-after!
And then there is a great picture of my husband and I during the reception! He was SO sick and I was extremely tired but we are one good looking couple! 😉
I had the pleasure of working with the very sweet bride to create a very elegant wedding.
The bride wore a lace dress so we accented the handle of her all rose bouquet. This bouquet had a lot of roses! A mix of two tones roses and multiple spray roses.
The groom wore a spray rose boutonniere with black tape to blend into the jacket.
The Maid of Honor carried a bouquet made from hydrangea and multiple colors of roses.
The Best Man and Father wore white roses with black ribbon stems.
For the Ceremony we used some of the centerpieces on white straight block stands.
For the centerpieces we used tall silver ceramic vases with a fantastic texture with a large mass of babies breathe. We also used some short blue vases for an alternative centerpiece to add a different level.
I am super happy for this couple and I know they will have a wonderful life together!
This wedding was a stunning wedding! The bride had a great vision of an organic look with curly willow, eucalyptus and very petal-ly flowers. She also had a fantastic coordinator (Angela at http://www.LoveandElegance.com ) and a beautiful venue (Firefly Bistro in South Pasadena).
The bride carried a bouquet made from a mix of hydrangea, lissianthus, open roses, open spray roses and a mix of foliage. The handle was covered in navy ribbon accented with curly willow.
The Maid of Honor carried a very similar bouquet.
The corsages and boutonnieres were created from spray roses and roses.
The alter area was beautiful! Two pieces were creates to reach for each other to create the look of an arch. It was also the perfect place to put the sweetheart table! Beautiful…..
Around the room were arrangements in blue textured ceramic vases in various shaped containers to fit the odd shaped tables.
Can’t forget the super cute cake topper! The photographer has a much better picture of it on the table….
I wish the happy couple a very wonderful happily ever after!
I love when weddings are something then the norm…. This wedding was on the beach in Laguna Beach and it started at 7:30 AM! It was such a beautiful drive on the way home with the sun rising over the canyon…. Beautiful!
It was very intimate wedding with the main flowers were peach roses, white roses, white spray roses and peach parrot tulips. It was stunning…. BUT excuse my pictures since the sun was barely coming up when I got to the venue.
This wedding was a lot of fun to create! To be honest flowers to wear are my favorite type of arrangements to create and I LOVED the mother’s corsage.
The Bridal bouquet was created with an earthy feel and a touch of tropical with the orchids. There are two orchids types mixed amongst a variety of textural fillers and hanging succulents.
The Mother of the Bride wore a bracelet style corsage created from dendrobium orchids and succulents.
Such a fun mix of textures and shapes! Wishing Diane and husband a wonderful happily-ever-after!