I was fortunate enough to bring some stunning color palettes to life this year and (since we only have a few hours left until 2022!) I wanted to take a moment and reflect on some of the most unique ones and some that have a special place in my heart.
So, without further ado, let me take you through my favorites and give you a peek into the original vision/idea/color palette, the season they were constructed during and the blooms used to bring them to life.
The inspiration for this end of September bouquet was neutral whites and ivory, muted oranges, burnt Sienna brown, light corals, blush, and mauve/fig undertones. I brought it to life using cafe au lait dahlias, orange ball dahlias, seeded eucalyptus, toffee roses, spray roses, grasses and silver dollar eucalyptus.
June in Colorado means that gorgeous roses are at last in season and no one does roses better than Becky of Little Seed Flower Farm! I challenged myself to create various bouquet shapes and styles just for fun and this pinky-purple dream demonstrated a teardrop bouquet shape comprised exclusively of premium local roses.
The color palette for this mid-August bouquet was vibrant jewel tones and the bride had some fresh peonies from Alaska flown in to serve as the stunning focal point of her gorgeous bouquet. I also used dahlias and delphinium to complete the look and I love how the shape came together, finished off with green ribbon.
This mid-September bouquet was another ‘just for fun’ creation and features several of the local dahlias that are in high season during Colorado autumn. I also included pink lisianthus and scabiosa, along with eucalyptus and blue delphinium for a large, full bouquet with strong leading lines in vibrant, neon pastels.
This early August bouquet was easily my most vibrant rainbow-colored creation of the year! The secret to it’s stunning quality is not just the bursts of color but also the amount of elements I included: seeded eucalyptus, coreopsis (yellow), silver dollar eucalyptus, Pink Piano roses, scabiosa, delphinium, echinops (blue ball), Totally Tangerine dahlias, strawflower, Orange Crush roses, gunni eucalyptus and Darcy roses. The bouquet also has the distinction of being one of the most popular of the year via comments, likes and requests for replicas!
This warm-tone Labor Day elopement bouquet needed to withstand a sunrise hike through the Rocky Mountains (and then make it back to me for preservation art!) so I gathered hardy elements including seeded eucalyptus, olive, bunny tail, pixie carnations, safflower, scabiosa, celosia, zinnia, protea and lisianthus.
For this show-stopping June bouquet, I wanted to create a pageant shape using magentas, pinks and purples. I included astilble, delphinium, scabiosa, penstemon, peonies, dianthus, raspberry leaf, pink stock, english lavender and garden roses and the resulting color palette was one of my favorites of the year.
This June bouquet was easily my most wild (and heaviest) creation of the year! I really let my imagination run wild with a general idea of making a presentation bouquet – something that makes a statement! The elements I used include eye-catching foxtail lilies along with agrostemma, sunflower, poppy pod, crespedia, feverfew, yarrow, foxglove, garden roses, scabiosa, calendula and white delphinium.
This mid-September bouquet had a sunrise theme with a mix of soft pinks, yellows and blues. I used dahlias, zinnias, delphinium, carnations, dusty miller, sunflowers and yarrow to bring it to life and I just love how the shape came together.
It’s so hard to pick a favorite and this was definitely a tough decision but, this June bouquet takes the number one slot! My aim was a waterfall or cascade shape which turned out to be one of my most textural creations of the year. It was comprised of cress, queen anne’s lace, delphinium, white peonies, white cosmo, purple sweet pea, nigella, yellow yarrow, and white lupine.
These are just a few of the designs I created in 2021 and I can’t wait to see what 2022 has in store! If you’re planning your wedding and interested in including some stunning and creative blooms, reach out to me and let’s see what we can dream up.