Early Autumn Highlights

Here are some highlights of what early autumn has looked like so far for me.

Due to a very warm September, my garden still thinks it is summer, so I have been enjoying my roses quite a lot. Everything in this arrangement is from my garden.

Flowers: honeysuckle, lemon, garden rose, tea rose, jasmine, iresine
Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

I was pleasantly surprised to find peonies at the market this month – with all sorts of beautiful peonies coming from Chile. So, of course I took the opportunity to create an arrangement around this rich color pallete pairing tree peonies with these awesome carnations! The fuchsia is a touch from my own garden.

Flowers: peony, carnation, rose, ranunculus, silene, zinnia, privet, sumac, astilbe
Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Flowers in a grocery bag. No, I did not pick them up from the market like this!
Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

A harvest arrangement for a client who wanted green and white for a dinner table centerpiece.
Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

An all-white arrangement upon client request.

Flowers: rosemary, tea rose, peony, rose hip, nodding abutilon, privet, japanese anemone, parrot tulip, tuberose
Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

A happy bouquet for a bride who wasn’t expecting peonies in October!
Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

An arrangement for a client who wanted a sweet garden bouquet!
Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood
Select photography by Nathan Underwood

Autumn Wedding

Autumn weddings are some of my favorite, as I love the opportunity for some of the rust and gold-colored palettes that come with the season. This wedding in San Francisco was no exception, and I was able to take advantage of some lovely amaryllis and golden persimmons in conjunction with rose, tuberose, and eucalyptus. Not only were the colors out of this world, but the smell floating through the wedding reception was heavenly. And the icing on the cake was the kind and lovely “thank you” e-mail I received from a very happy bride the following Monday!

Flowers: amaryllis, rose, tweedia, tuberose, privet, persimmon, pomegranate, ranunculus, eucalyptus, nigella, nerine lily, cyrtanthus
Autumn Wedding / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Centerpieces
Autumn Wedding / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Autumn Wedding / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Autumn Wedding / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Autumn Wedding / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Flower girl basket and boutonnières
Autumn Wedding / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Cocktail arrangements
Autumn Wedding / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Autumn Wedding / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood
Photography by Nathan Underwood

Garden Bounty

Happy monday! Last week was simply MAD! All week I was consumed with all things floral as I was prepping for weddings and events, so there was little time left to even breathe, let alone do a blog post. Last Sunday (before all the madness began) I worked on my garden and harvested some very beautiful things. As it happened, we were invited to a friend’s house for dinner, so I did an arrangement to take over. It was a hit, the hosts absolutely loved it, and we had a fabulous time.

I made this lovely autumn centerpiece using a number of ingredients from the backyard garden combined with some orchids from the flower mart. It is amazing to see how much loveliness can come from a relatively small garden…enough to make something spectacular!

Flowers: hollyhock, rose, orchid, dahlia, apple
Garden Bounty / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Garden Bounty / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Garden Bounty / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Garden Bounty / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood
Photography by Nathan Underwood

Early Autumn Arrangements

I don’t often do single arrangements, but I won’t lie, when a lovely gentleman calls you, and asks for a “spectacular” arrangement for his wife on their anniversary, it is hard to say no!

So, here is my version of spectacular. With autumn it is so easy to create “knock your socks off” arrangements because the colors and textures available are simply beyond amazing!! As a designer, I am truly in heaven in autumn.

Early Autumn Arrangements / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Early Autumn Arrangements / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Early Autumn Arrangements / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Early Autumn Arrangements / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

This is a little something I put together just for me to enjoy. One of the great things about visiting the flower mart is that I usually have leftovers for myself, and I always take advantage of it and put together a few little things for around the house.
Early Autumn Arrangements / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

The raindrops on my roses this morning were truly a novelty given the serious drought we’ve been having in California.
Early Autumn Arrangements / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood
Photography by Nathan Underwood