Here’s a little romantic story about Kristy and Tim’s recent wedding at Bear Lake. Kristy loves lavender and Tim has said that no matter where he is, when he smells the scent of lavender he immediately thinks of her. So Kristy decided to surprise Tim, and have fresh Lavender featured in the arbor and decor at the ceremony, with the request that the fragrance of lavender perfume the air. All of this was kept secret, as a surprise for Tim until he arrived at the ceremony site on their wedding day.
Kristy and Tim also love coffee, so fresh coffee beans were featured in the centerpieces. The cocktail table arrangements were created in small French Press pots, with fresh beans scattered on the table.
For more photos please visit Kristy and Tim’s page on the Cunningham Photo Artists web site.
I was delighted to take part Kendra and Jeff’s wedding which is now being featured by Martha Stewart Weddings. The couple wed in Highlands, NC and the bouquet Kendra is holding in the image below was created with mix of mixed roses, ranunculus, and peonies accented with ferns and vines. See more on the Martha Stewart Weddings site.
I subscribe to a blog written specifically for those who make their living doing art. The author is quite passionate in his belief that those of us in creative businesses clearly define our client: for whom, (and how) do we do our art?
I thought I’d offer some thoughts on the reverse of that question which is: how do you find the right florist for you/your wedding? While there are no hard and fast rules, here are some things to consider: (more…)
Thank you MPA Productions for sharing this video of the the Hanlon Wedding in Charlotte, NC.
The other afternoon I delivered flowers for a party that I going to attend that evening. At the party several people commented (positively) on the arrangements and got asked quite a few times where my creativity/ideas/inspiration comes from.
Some artists say they experience a process of “channeling” whereby they become a conduit for ideas from other worlds/the other side/somewhere else. I wish it were that easy.
Sometimes it involves a shift in perception. Sometimes I need to walk away and come back later. Sometimes it involves a glass of really good red wine, and a fan deck of paint chips. Sometimes I’ve got nothing, and have to live with that for far longer than feels comfortable. Sometimes the planets and stars align, and it’s just plain easy fun!
Bottom line is I’m not really sure where it all comes from. Experience gives a good foundation, providing a skill set that is truly invaluable, but perhaps it is a sense of play and a disregard for the norm that truly inspires?
I think I’m on to something here. What do you think?