Prelude to Spring

Happy February friends. Spring is coming! I know I have been way MIA lately - life has been super busy leaving me with little time for blogging. But, at last here I am to share with you a slice of what I have been working on for the past few months! I made a video combining the two things I love: flowers and music.

Music is an ever-present source of inspiration in my life; it affects me in a way that nothing else does. About a year ago, while I had Wagner’s Tannhäuser Overture blasting, I knew I had my inspiration.

To me, there is something deep, grand, and fantastical about Wagner’s music. I wanted to create a brief artistic moment, as grand and worthy of that piece as I could with flowers. So started months of planning, work, and imagination. This is the result, and I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed creating it!

Here are some behind-the-scenes images that NRUPhoto graciously captured on the day of our shoot.

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

Wagner is so grand that I wanted to create an equally grand and intricate arrangement. The magnolia branches really helped with lending that extra touch!

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

To me, Wagner's music has a very unique fairytale quality - so I wanted to design an arrangement whereby one would imagine that setting, mysterious and sort of out of this world, while still maintaining my tendencies for bright and colorful designs.

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

It was a lot of fun (and work) shooting the last scene, as we wanted the flowers falling evenly and abundantly behind me!

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by Nathan Underwood