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

Winter Styling: Lily and Hydrangea

Hi friends! I hope that you all had a lovely Christmas. My family and I took a road trip to Texas to visit my husband's sisters, and we have been having a lovely time. Among the three sets of parents we have 11 children and it is such a joy to watch them play and have so much fun together. I figured I should share my last holiday DIY for this season before the new year, and say "adieu" to all the reds, greens, and whites for 2013.

When I found these big, beautiful red peonies at the market, I had to use them for a winter arrangement. I mixed them with some camellia buds from my garden, red nerine lilies, and the beautiful lacecap hydrangea as a touch of white.

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

Flowers: peony, carnation, nerine lily, ornamental pepper foliage, hydrangea, and camellia Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

I used a floral frog with this arrangement as the vessel is pretty shallow and some of the branches are pretty large. Using a floral frog to secure things makes it a little easier. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Begin with the camellia. Secure the stems inside the sharp needles on the frog. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Add the pepper foliage. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Add the nerines in between the camellia. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

On the same side, add the carnations. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Now, add the peonies where there is empty space. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

And finally, add the lacecap hydrangea for a lovely touch of white. I love this hydrangea, it is so beautiful. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

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

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N. Underwood

Everyday Bouquet Inspiration

I really enjoy making bouquets, so when I have leftovers or get inspired at the market I generally take the opportunity to put a few together. While usually associated with weddings, they don't always have to be. There are so many unique combinations with bouquets, and they will last for several days if you put them in a vase with water. Of course, what better than a beautiful girl to accompany them?! (thanks Katy!) The recipe for this bouquet is very simple - peony, geranium, and pokeweed! In my opinion, peonies are so beautiful on their own that you don't really need to incorporate (nor want to overwhelm with) too many other flowers. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

This bouquet has more going on - ranunculus, rose, flannel flower, astilbe, and tuberose. Between the rose and the tuberose it smelled really amazing! Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

This bouquet has a more vintage feel to it. I used two different shades of garden rose, and a type of geranium that had a fantstic aroma, cyclamen, and nerine lily. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N. Underwood