Thursday, February 24, 2011

Heirloom bouquets on Style Me Pretty's Facebook page

What a lovely way to end the week. Style Me Pretty posted some of my bouquets on their facebook page

I remember putting that first bouquet together before the brooch bouquet trend caught on, wondering if it was a completely ridiculous idea and if any bride would actually want to carry it down the aisle. Now there are so many different kinds and styles. Who knew?

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

New pieces landing in the shop

I just finished these earrings this weekend which will be making their way into my shop this week. I'm really loving sapphire blue recently.

Sneak peek at a (really) fun wedding project

A little peek at a rather large wedding order I just finished. The bride sent over a big box of fun trinkets she'd been collecting for months and asked me to put together bridesmaids bouquets, boutonnieres and even little bouquets for the flower girls. Opening that box was like unpacking a little treasure chest filled with vintage cloth flowers, belt buckles, poker chips, vintage lipstick holders, brooches, necklaces, lace, glass, feathers and all sorts of bits and bobs. It was definitely a challenge trying to figure out how to wire everything...some items were so heavy. My pictures aren't great but hopefully it'll give you a little peek into what is probably going to be a really fun wedding. I mean how can you have a bad time wearing a poker chip boutonniere?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Brooch bouquet in this month's Bridal Guide

Some really lovely press thanks to the amazing girls at Canvas and Canopy and Alchemy Fine Events who put together this really stunning Jessica Claire shoot that they kindly asked me to participate in. This month's Bridal Guide has a nice feature on the details of pulling together this global wedding theme.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Sneak peek: Gold leaf brooch bouquet

It's not quite finished but I thought I'd share this latest bouquet I've been working on. It's a bit different -- a mix of gold and silver vintage and vintage inspired pieces, pearls and glass beads. And since the wedding is outdoors I thought it might be fun to have some gold leaves cascading down either side.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Looking back on some beautiful images from 2010

So I was doing a little housekeeping and organizing all my 2010 photos and came across these lovely photos from a shoot I did with Claire Dobson that was featured on Style Me Pretty. Her team styled the entire shoot at Petaluma's Gypsy Acres in Northern California with an eye towards a fresh Spring wedding theme in the country. The results, as you can see, were just lovely. You can see even more on SMP. (And if you like what you see be sure to check out more of Claire's stunning work here Claire and Sam Photographers)

Heirloom brooch bouquet featured in the LA Times

Just catching up and belatedly sharing a page out of my hometown paper, the Los Angeles Times, which used one of my bouquets in their wedding section. I grew up reading the Times and watching my dad hunched over the kitchen table every morning nursing a cup of coffee with his paper, so this was was an unexpected (and very delightful) surprise.