What started as a small project request for my AIFD regional chapter, turned into something pretty magical! When asked to do a simple video of what AIFD means to me and submit a photo of one of my designs, I decided to take it one step further. I really wanted to come up with something that 100% defined me. It sometimes can be hard to do this as a floral designer because most of the time, we are trying to fulfill our client’s needs. For example, as a wedding floral designer, we aren’t exactly picking out the colors the bridesmaids are going to wear! Don't get me wrong, I definitely enjoy this because it constantly forces me to be creative!
I am very fortunate to have a husband who not only plays along with my ideas, but also encourages and supports me along the way. One of Anthony’s favorite hobbies is photography. A few weeks ago the two of us spent a Sunday afternoon doing a styled shoot. I haven’t done one of these for years…I think I somehow managed to block out how much work they are...ha! And somehow I’ve always managed to do these when it’s freezing outside!!!
In addition to designing the floral for this shoot, I also created the stationery pieces. I absolutely love designing an entire tablescape so when I’m coming up with centerpieces for a wedding, I also start to think about menus, linen colors, napkin embellishments, place cards…you name it! The more details, the better! The daffodil became my inspiration for this shoot. I’m certain this is because I can NOT wait for spring to get here and because they have such a short season, so it's one of those flowers that you MUST use when they are available!
Coral and yellow are my two favorite colors together, and I especially love how you can incorporate creams and peaches into this palette. Yellow happens to be one of the Pantone colors for 2021 and I couldn’t be happier! Seriously, there’s such a wide range of flowers that come in yellow. I hope this trend means we will see more yellow weddings this coming year!