Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Not Just Another Succulent Boutonniere

I've been staring at a file on my computer labeled, "Photos to be Posted." The last three and a half months have been a wedding frenzy, so blog entries were put on the back burner. Since I drank coffee before teaching my class tonight, I am now wide awake at 1am and able to tackle an item (or two) in this folder.

Back in October, an awesome bride allowed me the liberty to free design her corsages and boutonnieres based on a few inspirational photos. The results were some of my favorite creations to date. I picked my favorite boutonniere and my favorite corsage and I think they both deserve their own spotlight, so I'm posting them in separate entries.

I've done many succulent boutonniere designs, but this particular one stuck out because it had so much charm. Two different types of succulents were used adorned with a couple pearl shell buttons and a ribbon stem tie. It was dainty, clean and simple and very much in-line with the purple and green color scheme in a way that seemed intentional, but not "in your face."

I actually love the decor of the entire wedding, so I'm still waiting for the official photos from the photographer to post the rest of the wedding flowers. The wedding was held at The Mountain Mermaid in Topanga Canyon--my venue soul mate! Between the mismatched vintage furniture (side note: I believe I prepped the flowers on a vintage autopsy table...at least that was what I was told), the numerous varieties of succulents growing on the premises, and feeling the serenity and the calm away from the city, I was in heaven. It provided for many great photo ops.

Stay tuned for its corsage cousin.

1 comment:

Sashi + Miko said...

I love succulents! I can't wait to see the corsage cousin =)