March 9, 2011

Flower Favies- Sacramento Wedding Flowers

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I read this post by Sean Low on his blog- The Business of being Creative and I couldn’t agree more! I realized I am very guilty of just posting images of weddings and wedding flowers with out much explanation to the process behind the event.  Kinda boring, right?  So I am going to launch a new category on the blog- Flower Favies!

Flower Favies will feature a single design Flourish has done in the past and explain the thought process behind the design, what makes it stand out to me and other interesting info about the Flower Favies pick.

This pretty little vignette was part of a magazine fashion shoot for Our Wedding Magazine.  I love the play of the colors in the design.  The blue birdcage on the blue table against the blue background is so eye catching.   The green hanging amarathus was the prefect accent to set off the shape of the cage and table.  This shoot was also the first time I had used the rose Talea.  It quickly became a favorite rose of mine.  I just love its soft and barely there peachy/pink color tones.

Funny side note- I vividly remember placing the flowers on the table and cage as the stylist for the shoot stood there and watched me.  When I looked up at her I must have had a look on my face that said, “Ummmm… can I help you??”  She immediately started quizzing me about how long it was going to take me to complete the floral design.  I asked her if I was holding up the shot- I had only been working for about 5 minutes at this point, and then informed her I would be done in another 5 minutes.  No- the model was still in hair and make-up the stylist just wanted to make sure I wasn’t going to “…take an hour.”  Oooookaaay….

Photo shoots are always interesting.  They can be fun, inspiring and very stressful.    The day includes hair and make-up people, models, photographer, stylist and other support people all with a job that needs to be done quickly and perfectly before the end of the day.  Generally each person is an Alpha, “A” type of personality.  Put all that together and you have the recipe for some major personality clashes.  Luckily, I have always been able to work with the best of the best in Sacramento.

Photos by True Love Photo

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