White Lotus

Happy November friends! I honestly can't believe it is November, I mean we were just on summer vacation! It is always amazing just how quickly time flies when things are busy, and with a business, three kids with school and activities, and various other miscellaneous things, the year has zipped along at breakneck speed. I have had my eye on lotus for some time now, so when I saw that this Australian variety was available, I didn't waste any time. The lotus, along with the candy cane tulips with some gardenia added, were both eye candy as well as beautifully aromatic. It is amazing what beauty you can achieve by simply adding some different textures and shades of color together in a vessel!

Flowers: lotus, passion, ranunculus, rose, tulip, silene, gardenia, flannel, hydrangea, tweedia White Lotus / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

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

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

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by Nathan Underwood

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

Autumn Color Series: Blue

I'm generally not a fan of blue flowers or blue-themed floral arrangements, but in thinking about this Color Series and looking around at the SF Flower Mart I realized that there are a lot of different shades and textures when it comes to blue. So, I was pushed to challenge myself and put together something in blue that I didn't find "tacky", and this is the result. Feel free to let me know what you think! Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Flowers: delphinium, belladonna, privet berries, hydrangea, thistle, viburnum, tweedia Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Begin with the privet on one side. These berries are just lovely this time of year, as their color changes into lovely shades of blue and pink. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Place the hydrangea opposite the privet. The puffy look creates a great contrast to the other side of the vase. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Place the tweedia in between. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Arrange the thistle in the middle and behind the privet. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Add the delphinium. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

And finally, add the viburnum. It's still not a personal color fave, but if I had to have a blue arrangement, I think I could live with this one for a little bit! Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N. Underwood