I’m so excited to announce the launch of my new accessory line, Petal and Thorn! Janie from The Brides Cafe did a great little feature on the new products, and is giving away a Wispy Cymbidium Clip to a lucky reader who comments on the post. I can’t thank Janie enough for always supporting my artistic endeavors :)
The amount of work that goes into creating a diverse line of products, styling a shoot, pricing and describing each item, and then creating a brand for them is SOOOO INTENSE. Which is why I’m just now launching in October, 7 months after the sweet as pie Marlin and Marlene Munoz shot all the pics for me. Ok, so I got preggers, it’s wedding season, AND my dad passed away during that span of time, so life has been a bit crazy. I’m not beating myself up for taking this long.
Here is a small sampling of products from our new line- check out the new Petal and Thorn Etsy Site to see the rest!
Marlin captured the most dreamy pics as the sun was starting to descend. All photos were taken in random residential and business spots in Downtown Tustin.
Also available in silver and eggplant purple.
Available in black, white, and ivory.
These flower girl wands are so happy and colorful. I would have loved these when I was a kid! Sidenote: Can’t wait until my baby is grown up enough to model all my flower girl accessories!
The wands and hair blooms come in all sorts of candy colors.
This one is a personal fav, just because I’ve never seen anything quite like it! It’s super girly and glam, but edgy at the same time. Any bride who can rock snakes on the wedding day deserves a high five!
I used spotted guinea feathers and striped grizzly maribou feathers to create this soft, feather flower.
“Hydrangea Blossom Belt” in blue
I love this for a bridesmaid or flower girl- super preppy! My favorite detail is the intricate veining on the leaves.
“Child of Manhattan” cocktail hat
This sassy hat is perfect for boudoir portraits. Jodi wears hats so well, and looked gorgeous in this delicate Diane Von Furstenburg dress.
Can be worn as a corsage, sash, or hair flowers. They are super lightweight, which makes them perfect for flower girls’ fine hair.
Cocktail hats are by far my favorite item to make. I use “French Room” technique, which basically means I take no shortcuts and try to create my hats from scratch, stitch by stitch. The pregnanter I get, the more I’m enjoying just kicking my feet up and hand-stitching for hours at a time.
I could never have done this without:
- Marlin Munoz Photography,
- my sweet and GORGEOUS friend/model Jodi Newton,
- my neighbor Chie Hamada who did the makeup,
- my sis Jenny-lyn who did Jodi’s hair,
- my good friend Jenny Pham who let me raid her closet for all the super cute outfits,
- my hubby Joe for assisting me in too many ways to list,
- and my cousin Jason Schmidt who designed the website. He also did my Treasured Petal website!
I’ll be back tomorrow with a refreshing white beach wedding. Ciao!