The Mrs. Box no. 5

Back in February I styled The Mrs. Box shoot in Solvang along with some other lovely creatives. This was such a fun project as it allowed me to explore a different realm of floral styling. Who knew that styling flowers with tiny ring boxes could be so much fun?

Here are some of my favorites:

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com for The Mrs. Box | Photography: Jose Villa / josevilla.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com for The Mrs. Box | Photography: Jose Villa / josevilla.com

The urns, in particular, were fun for me as I tried to make them as 3D as I could on a flat surface, and I really treated them and placed the flowers as though I was creating a real life arrangement in water with lots of different textures and complementing hues. 

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com for The Mrs. Box | Photography: Jose Villa / josevilla.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com for The Mrs. Box | Photography: Jose Villa / josevilla.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com for The Mrs. Box | Photography: Jose Villa / josevilla.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com for The Mrs. Box | Photography: Jose Villa / josevilla.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com for The Mrs. Box | Photography: Jose Villa / josevilla.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com for The Mrs. Box | Photography: Jose Villa / josevilla.com

Can we talk about this girl's hair? I mean, does it get any better than tulip petals for your hair?! :)

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com for The Mrs. Box | Photography: Jose Villa / josevilla.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com for The Mrs. Box | Photography: Jose Villa / josevilla.com

I had saved a number of potted poinsettia from the holidays, and they still looked really beautiful in February. Plus, I'm quite obsessed with their peachy colors, so I thought it would be perfect to incorporate them in one of my designs. They really look like watercolor.

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com for The Mrs. Box | Photography: Jose Villa / josevilla.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com for The Mrs. Box | Photography: Jose Villa / josevilla.com

Jose told me this one looked like a painting! I would have to give most of the credit to those beautiful tulips and their incredible colors.

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com for The Mrs. Box | Photography: Jose Villa / josevilla.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com for The Mrs. Box | Photography: Jose Villa / josevilla.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com for The Mrs. Box | Photography: Jose Villa / josevilla.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com for The Mrs. Box | Photography: Jose Villa / josevilla.com

It was super fun to make this very tiny bouquet (less than 2 inches all around). When I am choosing the florals for projects like these, I make sure to procure as many different flowers in different sizes, shades, and textures as possible...because to me, that is what makes these images so interesting. Of course, it goes without saying that Jose Villa's photography is impeccable!

Credits

Images by @josevilla with @joelserrato, floral design by @tulipinadesign with co-styling by @maemae_co @greylikes and @kalebnormanjames featuring @shapirodiamonds rings.

Pop Up Bridal

I recently did floral arrangements for BHLDN's bridal pop-up shop in San Francisco, and wanted to share some snaps that NRUPhoto took of the event. They wanted some soft hues, so I decided that one could almost never go wrong with blush and its variants. I know some of you are going to want to know what those pink bubble gum looking berries are!! They are berries that I foraged from a very awesome bush (the only one I've found) that I found in San Francisco and they are called Pernettya - I absolutely loved working with them!

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