Workshop Weekend

Happy weekend! It has been an absolutely crazy week prepping for my upcoming workshops, Petals and Penmanship with Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls this Saturday, followed by my two-day wedding floral design workshop with Creative Live on April 22-23. Last week during one of my visits to the flower mart, I found these amazing locally grown spray roses - their shade is exquisite. So, of course, I brought them back with me and did an arrangement for one of my friends. She loved it and happened to have dinner guests, so it worked out perfectly!

Flowers: geranium, columbine, rose, tulip, oregano, ranunculus Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

The "back" of the centerpiece. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Don't you just love these roses?! They look like they were dipped in white chocolate! Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

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

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N.R. Underwood

Fanciful Flower Girls

A couple of months ago I had the pleasure of working with photographer Christina McNeill on this wonderful flower girl shoot at the lovely Kohl Mansion near my home. It was a ton of fun getting the girls dolled up (thanks to Lia!), and I put together an assortment of bouquets, garlands, pomanders, baskets, and crowns that show just how much can be done for the younger ladies in a wedding party. Some of the photos from this shoot were recently featured on Snippet & Ink, and I thought it would be fun to show a few more of my favorites.

Bouquet with ranunculus, garden rose, and astilbe Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com & Christina McNeill / christinamcneill.com

Garland with garden rose, smoke, eucalyptus, and astilbe Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com & Christina McNeill / christinamcneill.com

Crown with ranunculus and carnation Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com & Christina McNeill / christinamcneill.com

Delicate carnation crown Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com & Christina McNeill / christinamcneill.com

Baskets and crowns Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com & Christina McNeill / christinamcneill.com

Peony, loquat, lamb's ear & lilac, geranium, ranunculus, garden rose, fig / Crown with oregano and snowberry Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com & Christina McNeill / christinamcneill.com

Basket with peony, loquat, lamb's ear Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com & Christina McNeill / christinamcneill.com

Basket with lilac, geranium, ranunculus, garden rose, fig Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com & Christina McNeill / christinamcneill.com

Pomander with tulip and geranium leaf Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com & Christina McNeill / christinamcneill.com

Bouquet with gardenia and poppy pod Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com & Christina McNeill / christinamcneill.com

Gardenia waffle cone bouquet Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com & Christina McNeill / christinamcneill.com

Bouquet with lily of the valley Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com & Christina McNeill / christinamcneill.com

Loose bouquet with peony, lamb's ear, lilac Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com & Christina McNeill / christinamcneill.com

Loose bouquet of oregano, ranunculus Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com & Christina McNeill / christinamcneill.com

Goofing around...so cute! Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com & Christina McNeill / christinamcneill.com

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by Christina McNeill Hair by Lia Negrete

Unique Vessels: Floral Laboratory

I'll have to admit that this is one of my favorites so far this year. I'm not a science geek by any means, but somehow the idea of using beakers, graduated cylinders, and volumetric and Erlenmeyer flasks (yes, I even learned the names) wouldn't let go until I had put together this little floral laboratory. I was amazed to find just how many shapes and sizes were available - making the possibilities almost endless. To add to the laboratory feel, I placed all of the cut flowers on a chalkboard with some great colored duct tape. tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

What I've used: tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by Angie Cao All lab glassware by Karter Scientific and available on Amazon.com