Garden Inspired Party

A couple of weeks ago Victoria of sfgirlbybay asked me to do the floral arrangements for her party with Women & Whiskies. We chatted about the colors and and the overall theme of her party and here is what I came up with. Victoria loved every single one of the arrangements and they looked beautiful in her lovely home; the party was so much fun and we learned a lot more about whiskey than thought possible! One of the benefits of having an "in-house" photographer extraordinare is that NRUPhoto takes amazing pictures of my work before they make it to the events!

The palette I chose - based on the party's theme - was colorful and vintage style.

Flowers: garden rose, ranunculus, nerrine lily, hellebore, tuberose, sweet pea, anemone, queen anne's lace, zinnia, pepper, lime, snowberry Garden Inspired Party / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Garden Inspired Party / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Nothing like Sally Holmes to lend extra beauty and grace to an arrangement! Garden Inspired Party / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Garden Inspired Party / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Garden Inspired Party / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Garden Inspired Party / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Garden Inspired Party / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by Nathan Underwood

Humans with Bouquets: David

Today's "human" is one of my favorite people in the world - David, a dear friend of 16 years! He is a well-dressed individual; always perfectly put together. Even when he is dressed casually, he looks better than most people dressed up for a night on the town! I wanted to make an unexpected bouquet for David to hold - something a bit out of the ordinary - and of course in my garden style. I think that it turned out perfectly.

Sometimes the weather does not want to cooperate, but we didn't let rain keep us from doing our photo shoot! So, David grabbed an umbrella and did his best "English gentleman on the streets of London" in the rain.

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

Flowers: bougainvillea, pepper, ranunculus, rhododendron, garden rose Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

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

Thank you David, for being my 'human', and for being you! Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Credits:

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

Unique Vessels: French Onion Soup Bowl

It has been a little while since I've done a Unique Vessels post. The other day as I made french onion soup for dinner and took out my special bowls, I decided that they would be pretty with flowers in them! So, I made a little centerpiece with what I had in my garden. And so was born yet another post! Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

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

Flowers: rosemary, kale, orchid, pepper, hellebore, euphorbia, garlic flower. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Begin with the rosemary. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Add the ornamental peppers. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Now add the garlic flowers in a bunch. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Add the hellebore. These beautiful flowers blooming in my garden in the middle of winter are really a gift! Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Add the kale right where there is an empty space. Kale is a great replacement for a rose as a focal point! Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Add the euphorbia and orchid - and voilà, you have a lovely garden arrangement! 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 Soup bowls available at Sur la table