Monthly Archives: January 2013

Beautiful Boutonnieres

1IMG_2197 mckenzie powell

image via McKenzie Powell 

8-Laura-Murray-Photography1 and love this day events

image via Love This Day Events and Laura Murray Photography

0518_jb_1426  kate webber photo and the cutting garden flora grubb

image via The Cutting Garden and Kate Webber Photography

845_520730674624978_1463855220_n  pixies petals and ashley photographer

image via Pixies Petals and Ashley Photographer

207727_447806348617954_34663200_n sophistucated floral designs

image via Sophisticated Floral Designs 

295499_216350421750862_5199539_n solabee flowers & botanicals

image via Solabee Flowers & Botanicals

301816_10152377973665510_783717941_n planet flowers

image via Planet Flowers 

379070_482892621742799_688928958_n love n fresh

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images above via Love ‘n Fresh Flowers 

391098_10150500837616071_59703908_n gertie mae's floral studio and kickstand studio

image via Gertie Mae’s  and Kickstand Studio

486911_559396414074082_611744110_n rebecca shepherd floral design

image via Rebecca Shepherd Floral Design 

521452_10151297404139144_1186933119_n tulip studio ilovetulip

image via Tulip 

538679_10151232907260152_1274155977_n flora organica designs

image via Flora Organica Designs 

6429370607_f315bbdb2c_z garden party flowers

image via Garden Party Flowers 

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image via Floret Flower Farm 

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image via Honey and Poppies 

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image via Ashley Fox Designs 

b81  garden district memphis and simply bloom photo

image via Garden District and Simply Bloom Photography 

BowsArrows_Arrangements_032 ryan ray photo and bows and arrows

image via Bows and Arrows and Ryan Ray Photography 

Brit5 jill rhomas photo and art with nature

image via Art with Nature and Jill Thomas Photography 

Happy Thursday!

Working Designer Wednesday

Do you ever look back at photos of your first attempts at floral design and chuckle? A couple of weeks ago one of the Chapel Designers shared a photo of one of her “early years” designs and it got so much attention that we decided to share it with you…along with some “early years” designs from her fellow Chapel Designers. Even though we’ve all been in the “you’ve got to start somewhere” phase, I think these designers are especially brave to share these photos. I’ve agreed to list the designers who are sharing these designs, but I will leave it to you to imagine which designer created which arrangement. We have to protect their dignity somehow 😉 They’ve been referring to these photos as the Wall of Shame…

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(the picture that started it all…)

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As they say, “You’ve come a long way, baby!” Here’s some recent work by the same designers…in no particular order…

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Thanks for sharing your work with us today:

Sebesta Design

Courtenay Lambert Florals 

Petals & Promises LLC

Holly Heider Chapple Flowers 

Alicia Jayne Florals

Alluring Blooms 

Posh Floral Designs 

Celebration Florals

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Hope you’re inspired to keep creating, keep evolving and keep taking pictures of your work!

Happy Wednesday…

Hanging Arrangements

223 KG Designs by Kathy G in Ala. and Mariee Ami

image via Kathy G & Company and Mariee Ami 

1-IMG_8285 sarah winward

image via Honey of a Thousand Flowers

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image via Krista Jon and Bobby Brown Photography

172 sweet and saucy and jl designs

image via JL Designs 

61959_539516756076287_174885019_n karen tran

image via Karen Tran and Darin Fong Photography

225924_10151834259196992_1075824277_n love lily

image via Love, Lily

227459_444523518927929_1613098369_n mckenzie powell and jasmine star photo

image via McKenzie Powell and Jasmine Star Photography 

294293_10150428660735739_2002303705_n shawna yamamoto event design

image via Shawna Yamamoto Event Design

379568_520738637957515_698395676_n  pixies petals and kate noelle photo

image via Pixies Petals and Kate Noelle Photography 

397180_10150471163111768_30232141767_8419570_1375690796_n WEDDING FLOWERS BY JULIA ROSE

image via Wedding Flowers by Julia Rose 

539967_429138233771107_606660099_n hothouse design studio

image via Hothouse Design Studio

602726_10151193284766697_1003920463_n Kristi Odom photo and holly chapple

image via Holly Heider Chapple Flowers and Kristi Odom Photography

5600899130_7281c18802_o amy osaba

image via Amy Osaba 

8198693504_2d9aa43996_o onmyhand.co.nz  and vela images

image via On My Hand and Vela Images

A043.jpg.scaled1000 bella flora of dallas and kj images

image via Bella Flora and KJ Images

A0619-533x800 branching out events

image via Branching Out Floral & Events

BB-24 denise fasanello floating wreath

image via Denise Fasanello

Favorites_W0222-25 jared wilson photo and bella fiori

image via Bella Fiori and Jared Wilson Photography

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image via Affair with George 

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image Tec Petaja Photography

Happy Monday!