This bouquet was for Kelly and Daniel’s intimate wedding ceremony today. Kelly’s bouquet contained a lovely mix of scented blooms and field flowers for a just-picked look. I used lilacs, purple and ivory sweet peas, three kinds of ranunculus, peach stock, scented geranium, alchemilla, tweedia and uhule fern shoots. I rarely do bouquets that use more than two or three colors, but I love how this polychromatic bouquet turned out – I should do them more often!
Thanks for looking me up Linda! And congratulations to the bride and groom, Kelly and Daniel!
I’ve got a few projects up my sleeves… First, I’m putting together a collection of vintage milk glass urns and compotes. I think they’ll make great rental items. Here are a couple of my new acquisitions done up with succulents. That Echeveria ‘Truffles’ (front and center in the last photo) is out of with world, don’t you think?
Which leads me to my second project, I’m thinking about putting together some rental succulent centerpieces. Do I have any interested brides? Would you rent living centerpieces for your special evening?
Today I received an email with photos from Alisha and Colin’s wedding! The ceremony was held up on South Mountain, overlooking the city of Phoenix. What an incredible location!
Don’t Alisha and her sister look amazing?
Thank you so much Alisha! You were an absolute dream to work with! Let me know when you are ready to replant the succulents from your bouquet.
I have been looking forward to Alisha’s wedding ever since our consultation in January. She wanted something unusual and right up my alley – a succulent and manzanita branch bouquet.
This bouquet was an absolute knock-out, and I know Alisha totally rocked it. I ordered in the most gorgeous succulents from California, white gloriosa from Japan, and Uhule fern shoots and Sharry Baby Oncidium orchids from Hawaii, all on a backdrop of locally harvested manzanita. I really can’t decide which flower is my favorite here. I’ve been dying to get my hands on the white gloriosa, but the Sharry Baby has the most amazing sweet chocolate aroma. What a lucky bride!
The bridesmaid bouquet was sweet and compact. It had pretty much everything Alisha’s bouquet had, minus the flowers and branches.
Congratulations Alisha and Colin!
I had a few leftovers in the cooler, so I whipped up this little duo last night. The bouquet has lavender hellebores, Amnesia roses, blackberries, Pachyveria glauca ‘Little Jewel’, seeded eucalyptus, and scented geranium. In the centerpiece I switched out the small Pachyveria for Echeveria ‘Lucita.’ Needless to say, I am absolutely enamored with the echeveria ‘Lucita’ – they seem to have the color and translucency of jadite glassware. They are just the perfect, almost impossible to find, combination of pale blue/green. Be still my heart.