Monthly Archives: July 2013

Working Designer Wednesday

I love that this little Wednesday post has become a favorite for so many of you! Lots to share with you today. Here we go…

1. Love knowing the story behind a beautiful funeral design…here’s one from JP Parker Flowers

“…a woman came in and wanted to discuss flowers for her Grandmother’s service. We went into our quiet consultation space and I closed my mouth and opened my ears. She talked about the property her Grandparents owned and how many pine trees were there and how many animals would saunter in to graze on the grass. Her Grandmother loved wild life and the woods. Her favorites were the deer and the cardinal birds. She said that her Grandmother would photograph the deer every year and give them names. By photographing and naming them, she was able to loosely track their families from year to year. (I loved this story!) Her favorite color was blue. She was patriotic. She had two children, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren (and the granddaughter wanted to represent each with a flower). At her Grandfather’s funeral, there were wood roses incorporated into the casket piece. She and her Grandmother both kept those wood roses safe through the years and asked that we incorporate them into the design.”

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2. A wonderful flower crown tutorial by Jennie Love (Love ‘n Fresh Flowers)…read it here.

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3. Five Favorite Flowers for a Gravel Garden on Gardenista…check them out here.

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4. Designers who will provide you with plenty of inspiration…

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Eddie Zaratsian 

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Ashley Fox 

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Sachi Rose 

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Karen Tran 

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Molly Wood (garden design)

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 Philippa Craddock

5. The beauty of salvage from Ipomea

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6. Behind the scenes…

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Valley Flower Company 

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Zest 

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Mood Flowers 

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Dr. Delphinium 

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Wild at Heart 

7. Lovely presentation ideas…

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Park Place Design 

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Flowerbazar 

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Alluring Blooms 

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Jo Flowers 

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The Cutting Garden and Braedon Photography

8. I’m going to leave you with a set of photos that touched me deeply this week. The bride’s father came out of hospice care to accompany her down the aisle. He passed away the following day. The emotion in the photos speaks for itself…

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 Swoon by Katie (photography)

Have a wonderful Wednesday…make it count!

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Soulflower and Angie Silvy Photography

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The Cutting Garden and Kate Webber Photography 

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Molly’s Flower Studio and Dodge Creative

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Flora Organica Designs 

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Kaleco Design 

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Rebecca Shepherd Floral Design 

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Love ‘n Fresh Flowers 

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Sophisticated Floral and Evrim Icoz Photography 

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Hello Blossoms 

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Calie Rose 

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Petals, Ink 

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Fleurology 

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Hothouse Design Studio and Daniel Taylor Photography

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Flor del Monte and Luzco Photography

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Shawna Yamamoto Event Design and Studio EMP

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Rebecca Shepherd Floral Design 

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Flora Bella and Sarah McGee Photography 

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Sophisticated Floral and Erica Ann Photography 

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Natural Beauties Floral 

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Sophisticated Floral and Evrim Icoz Photography

Happy Tuesday!

Color Inspiration: Cobalt

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Cori Cook Floral Design

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Fleur Girl and Comfort Photography

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Planet Flowers

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Pixies Petals and Ashley Photographer

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Rebecca Shepherd Floral Design

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En Masse Flowers and Michelle Zahn Photography

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Green Snapdragon Floral Design and Redente & Espinosa Weddings

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Fleurology and Kari Renee Photography 

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Passionflower

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Petals and Hedges 

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La Petite Fleur

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Honey and Poppies 

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Nicole Ha Floral Design and Jennifer Skog Photography 

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Sprout and Tara Welch Photography

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Final Touches Floral Design and Jared Tseng Photography

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Beautiful Blooms Events and Allebach Photography 

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Gertie Mae’s and Kickstand Studio 

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Gertie Mae’s and Katie Rivers Photography

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Francoise Weeks

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Tricia Fountaine Design and Caroline Tran Photography

Happy Monday!

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One of my favorite floral fragrances…

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Jay Archer Floral Design

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The Posh Posey 

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Dr. Delphinium 

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Love ‘n Fresh Flowers 

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Planet Flowers and George Lammie Photography 

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Julia Rohde Designs and Robert Rios Photography

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Soiree Floral and Zofia & Co

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La Petite Fleur 

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Sophisticated Floral

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Shea Hopely Flowers 

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Renae’s Bouquet 

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Flora Organica Designs 

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Laura Kuy Flowers 

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Sweet Pea Floral Design and Nicole Haley Photography 

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The Arrangement Company and Allegra’s Studio

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Studio 3 Floral Design and Traci Owen Photography

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Rebecca Shepherd Floral Design 

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Michelle B. Photographie

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Sophisticated Floral

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Primary Petals 

Have a great weekend!

Color Inspiration: Cobalt

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Cori Cook Floral Design

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Fleur Girl and Comfort Photography

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Planet Flowers

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Pixies Petals and Ashley Photographer

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Rebecca Shepherd Floral Design

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En Masse Flowers and Michelle Zahn Photography

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Green Snapdragon Floral Design and Redente & Espinosa Weddings

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Fleurology and Kari Renee Photography 

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Passionflower

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Petals and Hedges 

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Honey and Poppies 

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Nicole Ha Floral Design and Jennifer Skog Photography 

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Sprout and Tara Welch Photography

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Final Touches Floral Design and Jared Tseng Photography

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Beautiful Blooms Events and Allebach Photography 

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Gertie Mae’s and Kickstand Studio 

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Gertie Mae’s and Katie Rivers Photography

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Francoise Weeks

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Tricia Fountaine Design and Caroline Tran Photography

Happy Monday!