Monthly Archives: July 2009

Bridal Portrait

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I met Lacy Dagerath, owner of More Than An Image Photography, for the first time on this bridal shoot. We had a connection and didn’t know it since I had been friends with her brother when he was a student at Texas A&M nearly 20 years ago. I immediately loved her creative eye and sweet spirit. I also love seeing how she captures the flowers I create. You’re amazing, Lacy! Check out more of Lacy’s photography here.

The bouquet above featured white freesia, pink lisianthus, lavender stock, white hydrangea and pink zinnias wrapped with ‘Heliotrope’ double-faced satin ribbon from Midori.

Garden Love in Crested Butte

While strolling through the town of Crested Butte, Colorado a couple of summers ago , I happened on this little garden. I can honestly say I’ve never been tempted to paint my house trim purple…until that day.

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I could see the fear in my husband’s eyes. Monochromatic is my game and this garden grabbed me. The purple in the trim and front door was echoed in the alliums and amethyst glass bird bath. The contrasting gravel matched the bark on the trees. Beautiful!



I manipulated the photo above in a creative moment to make it look more like a drawing. Here are some of the real photos:

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A Birthday Delivery

A favorite client of mine (who has since moved to Galveston, sadly) ordered this arrangement for a birthday dinner she hosted in honor of a local restaurant owner. Check out the fabulous restaurant here.

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I can never resist a hydrangea…especially the rich deep purple variety. I fell in love with the ‘Caramella’ rose the first time I saw it, but always have a hard time finding it when I want to use it… disappointing.

Other loves…the texture of the rice flower, the purple veining of ‘Sunset’ kale and the fragrance of hyacinth.


Day One

Welcome to Botanical Brouhaha! After years of running a floral design studio, I decided to sell my business and spend more time with my family. It’s been exactly one year now and I have a problem…I can’t stop thinking about flowers! Botanical Brouhaha is my attempt to share the things I learned and the incredible people I met during my journey growing Bliss Flower Studio. I’m inspired by flowers, gardens, talented floral designers and flower shops. Sometimes it’s hard to contain my excitement – hence the name, Botanical Brouhaha! 

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