Normally when I get a book to review, I don’t always post about it because it doesn’t fit my audience, but I was pleasantly surprised at the new book by Elle Decor editor at large Carlos Mota, with Rita Konig and photos by William Waldron. Its amazingly versatile with great tips on putting together arrangements with flowers from your own yard or market. Beautifully styled and photographed, I could see so many of the ideas used for modern weddings! Check it out at your bookstore if you get a chance…its a good one!
I especially liked these arrangements in coffee mugs with grass…why didn’t I think of that??
[images by Brooklyn Bride]
I’m so excited to welcome Sierra & Juliet of Poppies & Posies as a new contributer here on Brooklyn Bride! These lovely ladies will be joining us every month to showcase fabulously modern florals…today, we start with a shoot inspired by a recent trip to Costa Rica…
Recently, Poppies & Posies was lucky enough to take a trip to Costa Rica. The unusual plant life and exotic flowers that encompasses the country side there were incredibly beautiful. One particularly inspiring piece of flora that we stumbled upon was a flowering vine. The vine had draped itself all over an ancient tree. Its bright yellow florets looked like the were glowing in the sunlight. It was truly other wordly and made the entire P&P team stop and stand in awe at the base of the tree for an inappropriate amount of time. The locals later told us that this vine only flowers once every two years and and when it does it only last for a day or two. Alas, when we went back two days later all of the petals had already fallen from the vine and the tree was bare again.
Our tablescape was designed in the hopes of transporting each guest to that almost other worldly, tropical jungle. A leaf canopy was built for the guests to sit under and large fiddle heads, gloriosa, and moss provide a jungle-esque runner. If you look closely there are butterflies and tiny turquoise beetles hiding in the flora of the tablescape. Janelle Sing handmade the seating cards with mini illustrations of bugs and mini pineapples provide a holder at each setting. Crisp white china and simple silver flatware provide a modern edge.
Janelle Sing for the calligraphy/illustrated seating cards
Ella Cafe for allowing us to use their space for the shoot
[images from Missy Photography]
What a lovely way to propose! Emersonmade now does custom text on her Love Letter Flowers…I’d say yes for sure!
[images from Emersonmade]
This gorgeous bouquet from La La Laurie reminds me so much of the bouquet Rebecca Romijn carried at her wedding to Jerry O’Connell…just beautiful!
[image from Etsy]
Who knew such loveliness was coming from the Brooklyn Navy Yards? Check out the rest of Blossom & Branch‘s work on their newly revamped website…
And don’t forget, for those of you doing the card swap, cards need to be mailed by Tuesday, Dec. 15. If you haven’t included a recipe with your card, you can email me with it and I’ll be putting together a pdf to send to all participants with the recipes!
[images from Blossom & Branch]