Photography Ponderosa & Thyme, Amanda Jewel Floral + Design, Ariel Renae Photography, Bonnie Sen Photography, Swayer Baird
Bundled up on my couch delighting in the beauty of the snow covering the outside world I think about what I'll look to for inspiration in 2018. More appropriately, what will inspire us at Bloomin'.
Towards the end of last year I noticed dried flowers popping up in arrangements, installations, bouquets, boutiques, mantles. Just about everywhere. Two particular florist come to mind when I think dried flowers, Amanda Jewel of Amanda Jewel Floral + Design and Katie of Ponderosa & Thyme. Both ladies incorporate dried product into their designs and the end result is incredible. The dried brings in an element of texture and muted colors hard to achieve with live product.
Installations are nothing new to Bloomin' but we're always up for a new challenge. Last year we conquered some big installs and learned new ways to tackle them. This year we're feeling inspired to try more unique large scale designs that add a special touch to the most special day.
Don't get me wrong here at Bloomin' we LOVE gold accents but you can only do so much with gold votives, ya feel me? Tablescapes with a mix of golds, silvers, ceramics, & glass or some combination of two or three can be stunning. I know what you're thinking, sounds too busy, but if done right it is pure magic!
At Bloomin' Bouquets we try to make a habit of trying new things. Part of being in the creative industry is about dabbling in the unfamiliar, pushing your creativity to the next level and tapping into the right hemisphere of your brain.