Monthly Archives: March 2012

My Nanny

…taught me to love flowers and gardening…cooked my favorite meals…kept me laughing…told me about the birds and bees…taught me to pluck my eyebrows…interrupted my first jr. high kiss (shouldn’t have attempted that in her front yard…my bad)…called me on my honeymoon to see if I had any questions (wink wink), attended every school event I ever participated in, taught me to ride a bike, made me take a nap until I was in the 5th grade, played tag with the grandkids and great grandkids until she was wheelchair bound, kept lots of chocolate at her house, loved to pull pranks on April Fool’s Day, loved sharing family treasures with her grandkids, was always concerned for the “regularity” of all family members (if you know what I mean), told great stories about the adventures of her younger days, loved to read…and she loved me deeper than deep…and she made me feel like the most important person on Earth when I was with her.

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She went home to meet Jesus yesterday…she was 88 and I’m so blessed to have had 44 years of being loved by her.

Blushing Bride

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image via Kat Flower

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image via Krista Jon

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image via Florali


…please help me identify the designer of this bouquet…think it might have been photographed by Our Labor of Love by Heidi

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image via Bows and Arrows

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image via Bunch Studio

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image via Soulflower

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image via Podz Florist

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image via Art with Nature

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image via La Fleur Vintage

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image via Jessica Claire Photography and Twigg Botanicals

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image via Sharla Flock Designs

Happy Thursday!

Color Inspiration: Hot Pink

Taking a break from Working Designer Wednesday for a little bit of hot pink…

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image via Imbue Weddings

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image via Mondo Floral Design and Karen Buckle Photography

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image via Rhonda Patton Designs 

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image via Fleurs and Karen Wise Photography

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image via Florali

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image via Handmaker of Things

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image via La Partie Events and Jose Villa Photography

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image via My Wedding Flower Ideas

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image via Hilary Miles Flowers

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image via Soulflower

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image via Sweet Pea Floral Design

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image via Denise Fasanello 

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image via Fleurs de France and Julie Mikos Photography

And…just for grins…


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Happy Wednesday, Y’all!


Funeral Design Follow-Up

I wrote a post a couple of weeks ago pleading with designers to send me their sympathy/funeral design pictures to share with a Botanical Brouhaha reader. You all really came through for me and I can’t thank you enough! Here’s what I received…and a few I found on my own…

From Fleurie

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…for a member of the floral designer’s family, with some flowers from the designer’s own garden included…

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…for a woman who was well known for her love of purple…

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…for a man who was known for his delicious oranges…

From Dov Kupfer AIFD

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From The Blue Carrot (UK)…

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From Cynthia Loeffler

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From Alma Blooms

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From Ruby Bloom Fancy Flowers…(thanks Liz, from Fleurology, for sharing these Ruby Bloom designs with me)

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“This particular design was for a well respected professor who suffered with a heartbreaking disease.  The family allowed me to interpret their vision, when they told me he was a Botanist, I was thrilled to be able to use more unusual flowers and textures and was so honored to be a part of the service.” – Ruby Bloom Fancy Flowers

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…”cheerful flowers for the service of a woman described by her family as a happy, fun lady”…

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From Eden’s Bower

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…a floral heart for Mother…

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…24" wreath in green and white flowers, decorated with holy cards, charms, script and ribbon for an Irish Catholic funeral…

From Spriggs Florist (UK)…

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From Sprout

From Agape’ Events

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From Mulberries…(thanks to Stevens and Son for sharing this design with me)

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Thanks to everyone who took the time to sit down and write me an email and include pictures and links. Your willingness to help fellow designers says so much about your love of the profession. Emelie, hope this inspires…

Have a great Tuesday!

Still Crazy About Burlap

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image via Courtenay Lambert Florals and JMM Photography

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image via Botanica Floral & Event Design

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image via Krista Jon

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image via Nancy Liu Chin and Jose Villa Photography


image via Meg Perotti Photography

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image via Studio Stems

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image via Clayton Austin Photography

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image via Natalie Galasso Designs 

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image via Jessica Ruisan Photography

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image via Stephanie Fay Photography 

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image via Jayson Home and Garden

image via Zest

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image via Holly Heider Chapple Flowers

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image via Flora Fauna

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image via Holly Heider Chapple Flowers

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images above via Fleurology

Happy Monday!