Here’s my thought process when creating a bouquet where there are no parameters, which is totally fun but a little intimidating.
–I look at what I DO know. I knew the dress by Joan Shum would be short, beaded, corset style- very Audrey Hepburn. I knew the couple beforehand (they are great friends of my sister, and I’m proud to say I suggested them to Jasmine for the shoot!) Jodi is tall, blonde, and beautiful, but by no means ordinary. There is a striking edginess to her facial structure (her doppleganger is Sandra Bullock- do you see it???) Plus, she’s quite quirky and hilarious, too. Not exactly a delicate little flower 🙂
-This leads me to the “feel” or “vibe” of the bouquet. Beautiful, vintage-inspired, feminine, but by no means girly, with a bit of glam.
–I decide on a color palette. How? Sometimes totally randomly. In this case, I started with peach (because it’s soft but not too girly), added a little tangerine to keep it happy, and brought in contrasting periwinkle blue. Why? Because I’ve never seen a wedding in these colors and wanted to give it a whirl.
–I choose the flowers. Usually I preorder, but in this case, I winged it and went to the flower mart to pick from what was available. The Monday after Valentine’s Day is a little bit slim pickin’s, but I did manage to find some amazing treasures there
My catches of the day? Beautiful peach shampoo ginger (they really do smell like shampoo!), blue muscari/grape hyacinth, orange stars of Bethlehem, and peach nerine lilies.
-I create and add finishing touches. I wanted a tightly packed, textural bouquet with groupings of blue muscari. I also tucked in silver hand-beaded leaves (my athena clips in silver!) to coordinate with the intricate beading on the dress. I love the way silver looks with peach.
And there you go! A peach and periwinkle bouquet!
Jodi and Matt are the cutest!
Way to “smeyes”, Jodi! Gorgeous hair and makeup by Vivian Tran and the All Made Up team. She’s the sweetest!
An athena clip tucked into the bout adds a bit of sparkle. Yep, each and every bead is hand-sewn, because that’s how I roll!
A million thanks to Jasmine for allowing me to take part in The Workshop!