Monthly Archives: May 2012

Something Blue

2 mckenzie powell

image via McKenzie Powell

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image via Florali

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image via Holly Heider Chapple Flowers


image via Amy Merrick

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image via Sweet Pea Floral Design 

105_p6 ariella

image via Ariella Chezar

153 sweet and saucy

image via Sweet and Saucy

221 diana lupu photo and designs by ahn

image via Designs by Ahn and Diana Lupu Photography

2011_cook_0002 cori cook

image via Cori Cook Floral Design

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image via Avant Garden

387303_320302874653025_115915148425133_1585842_1382817950_n kari renee photo and fleurology

image via Fleurology and Kari Renee Photography

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image via Renae’s Bouquet 

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image via Holly Heider Chapple Flowers

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image via Floral Verde

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image via Lauryl Lane 

Happy Thursday!

Working Designer Wednesday: A Question And An Amazing Email

I received a couple of emails this week that really spoke to me and I want to share them with you. First, I received this one…and I could totally identify with it. I had no idea anyone else felt this way…

 “I just did a bridal bouquet for a high school friend today and I felt a bit guilty as I don’t really like it. I have felt scared a few times doing bouquets for actual brides as I think it’s still sometimes a hit or miss for me. I always try to go to the market to pick the flowers myself, but sometimes because the client has specified certain flowers they like and don’t like…as soon as I feel ‘restricted’, I am unable to create a bouquet I love. I know the most important thing is the client being happy.. but I want to be able to create bridal bouquets that the client loves and I can feel proud of at the same time. Am I thinking too much? Looking back, the best bouquets I have done really are those that I created without any inhibitions… but I know I can’t expect everyone to like the same flowers/colors/style as I do. Would love to hear your thoughts…”

So…anyone else identify with this email? Would love to hear your thoughts…

I also received this email from Kelly at Botanique…and it made me squeal…

“I just wanted to share this photo with you: this is my good friend Katie who got married last weekend in Big Sur, holding her bouquet. I wanted to share it with you because this was my very first wedding, and I truly feel that you and Botanical Brouhaha have played a crucial role in my development as a floral designer, helping me get to the point where I can do a wedding like this! I want to THANK YOU for providing so much wonderful inspiration and information every day of the week! It is truly a gift you are giving to so many floral designers, and I just can’t thank you enough!!!!”

Congratulations Kelly AND Katie!


I need to add a note to what Kelly said in her email…this blog is only helpful because I am able to share the work, ideas and expertise of some very generous and talented designers. So, if your work has ever been featured on Botanical Brouhaha, please enjoy Kelly’s thank you email with me! I appreciate you all so much.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!


For The Ring Bearer

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image via Beautiful Blooms Events

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image via Anne Almasy Photography

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image via Beautiful Blooms Events

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image via Beautiful Blooms Events

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image via Lila B

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image via Allow Me Events

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image via JL Designs

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image via Lila B

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image via Natalie Galasso Designs

luxurious-ring-bearer-silk-ring-box karen tran

image via Karen Tran and Darin Fong Photography

Peacock-ring-box-for-Dennis-and-Simone-wedding karen tran

image via Karen Tran


image via Francoise Weeks 

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image via Flora Nova

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image via Beautiful Blooms Events

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image via Jim Kennedy Photographers and Art with Nature

Happy Tuesday!

Lovely Lace

30 clayton austin photo

image via Clayton Austin Photography

0077 priscila valentino photo

image via Priscila Valentina Photography

376501_10150386784768919_45744403918_8480102_1973159222_n sara gray photo

image via Sara Gray Photography

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image via Love n’ Fresh Flowers 

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image via Bows and Arrows

caroline-tran-rancho-dos-pueblos-103  tricia fountaine

image via Caroline Tran Photography and Tricia Fountaine Design 

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image via Blossom Sweet

ek40-thumb-800x574-2102 brandon kidd and holly flora

image via Holly Flora and Brandon Kidd Photography

giacanali-22-248x339 gia canali photo

image via Gia Canali Photography

holidaypop-up11 JL Designs

image via JL Designs

Image 16 bella flora

image via Bella Flora and Sil Azevedo Photography

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image via The Cutting Garden (lace bracelets)

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image via Lane Dittoe and Oak and the Owl

image via SMS Photography

logancole-white-nov-35-of-99 jacqueline ahne

image via Jacqueline Ahne

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image via April Flowers

Project Duo Photography 274 birch blooms

Birch Blooms and Project Duo Photography

W0232_Stift_1110-440x660 jesi haack and bunch studio

image via Bunch Studio and Jesi Haack Weddings

Happy Monday!