styled // the workshop

i am beyond thrilled to be a part of portland's styled. the workshop, hosted by amanda of amanda o'shannessy creative. i will be designing the florals for the styled shoot that will be taking place. the line-up of other vendors that will be there with me are top notch, with james fitzgerald and commonwealth to name a few! stay tuned for photos from the event!
{photos by jessica burke}


lets all wear flowers // in the hair

this week we are making a floral crown, one that i wore to a party the other day. the floral crown is a little more challenging than some of the other body flower pieces, but still totally manageable, just a little more time is required. i used spray roses, rannunculus and lisianthus in the floral crown cause they hold up really well out of water, i also put a few anemones in there for dramatic flair and used wax flower and andromedia as my filler flowers. first you want to cut all your stems and wire your flowers, using the hairpin method. then take a length of wire (however big you want your crown to be) and make a loop on both ends. then start putting together little groupings of flowers and tape them together using floral tape. once you have your little groupings of flowers tapped together, then you can start tapping them onto your long wire. just do a little bit at a time until you have covered the length of your wire in flowers.
 keep your stems real short, using each new bundle of flowers to cover the previous added flower stems and tape.
 thread your ribbon through your little loops you made on each end of your wire and then tape on your last grouping of flowers with stems facing the opposite way you had been placing them to cover up the last of your stems, wire and tape. your crown is now complete and can be tied onto your head. 

{photos by jane in the woods}


a wedding // rachel + braden

this was such a beautiful, industrial portland meets vintage, wedding. i have known braden and his family since moving to portland around 16 years ago. i met his wonderful girl, rachel, a few years ago. i was beyond thrilled when she asked me to do her flowers. seeing as she works in the wedding biz, i knew her vision for her special day would be off the charts, and boy was it ever! here are a few of my favorites from the day... head over to style me pretty to see lots more photos and vendor credits. congrats you two love birds!

{photos by gabriel boone photography