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!
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!
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.
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.
The raindrops on my roses this morning were truly a novelty given the serious drought we’ve been having in California.
You know autumn is just about here when cosmos are in full bloom and bursting with beauty and amazing color here in Northern California.
To me, they look like a decadent daisy (indeed they actually are part of the daisy family), and add just the right touch of playfulness to an arrangement. I did this bright arrangement over the weekend, and I paired the cosmos with some bougainvillea (which by the way is also at the peak of its beauty right now), godetia, and some amazing ruffly ranunculus. Here are the results.