The Magic of Spring

Spring is here and the possibilities are infinite!! Rhododendron is really at its best this time of year - so lush and beautiful. When I saw this particular shade at the flower mart I picked it up right away. I wanted to make a really happy arrangement that would brighten any space, so I mixed it with some peonies, ranunculus, and columbine from my garden. This lovely combination makes for a true spring garden arrangement.

Flowers: pepper, peony, rhododendron, ranunculus, veronica, columbine

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

Columbine is one of my favorites - such a delicate and beautiful garden gem. 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

Tuscan Floral Window

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood Hello friends! As some of you may know, I was fortunate enough to spend a semester of my senior year of college in Siena, Italy. By the time I graduated, I was so madly in love that I decided to go back. So, while studying for my M.A. at Johns Hopkins SAIS, I spent a year in Bologna (the city of students, dogs, and absolutely amazing food) - a life experience that I cherish with every bone in my body and wish upon my children some day.

When I was thinking of styling this shoot, I was inspired by my experiences in Italy and what I had seen while living there. I remember beautiful shop windows filled with magical little things as well as the beautiful presentation of flowers - how perfect they always seemed whether they were in a floral shop or some little alimentari (grocery store). I imagined what my shop would look like if I had one in Florence, and I came up with this shoot. I hope you enjoy this as much as Angie Cao, Valerie Teele, and I had fun putting it together!

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

Flowers:

ranunculus, peonies, freesia, hydrangea, horse chestnut

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Window design by Valerie Teele Photography by Angie Cao

Dreamy Bridal Bouquet Inspiration

Wedding season is just about to kick into high gear, and with gorgeous spring flowers readily available (most of the below are available in summer as well), I wanted to put together some really bold and dreamy bridal bouquets to start the season and inspire any brides who have not yet chosen their blooms. peonies / lilacs / carnations tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

garden roses / clematis / carnations / geranium tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

peonies / kumquats / vanilla spice blooms (summersweet clethra) / caladium tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

garden roses / tulips / honeysuckle / brunia / nerine lilies tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

peonies / tulips / smoke / bottlebrush buckeye blooms tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N. Underwood for Naked Bouquet