Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Movement Study Workshop



MOVEMENT STUDY

April 23rd, 2017
10am-1pm


Movement. It is what makes an arrangement come to life. 

How does the eye travel through an arrangement? How do you create layers and lines that read as intentional, unexpected and beautiful, but not chaotic? How do you draw the eye to a particularly gorgeous bloom or focal point? 

Over the course of this three-hour workshop, we will address these questions and more. Participants will have ample time to create an arrangement applying the design principals discussed, and lots of personal attention and guidance from Kelly Sullivan, Botanique's owner and lead designer.

Prior to becoming a floral designer, Kelly had a 10+ year career as a modern dancer and choreographer. She has an intuitive understanding of movement, line, and gesture, which she brings to her work, and which informs every arrangement she creates. In this workshop, she will share her approach to creating designs rich in movement and interest. 

To insure enough time for lots of individual attention, this workshop is limited to seven participants. 

Investment: $300 includes all materials, light refreshments, and professional, film scans of your work by Anna Peters Photography.


You can register here: http://botanique.bigcartel.com

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Rose and Grant's Magical, Whimsical Wedding

Magical, enchanted, whimsical, midsummer nights dream... these were the words and ideas that inspired the flowers and ambiance for Rose and Grant's wedding. The color palette we landed on- warm, rusty reds, gold, and green, with accents of bright white- was at first a bit daunting to me as it is pretty much the opposite of the current trend towards blended and muted palettes. But I loved the challenge, and getting to work with such a unique color palette... and their flowers came together beautifully!

Rose's bouquet was filled with special flowers from our Cutting Garden- 'Hot Cocoa' and 'Golden Celebration' garden roses, love in puff vine, tiny nicotiana... plus some seriously amazing dahlias. Their wedding arch was a favorite too, laden with smilax vine, hydrangea, garden roses and tiny zinnias in perfect shades of red and gold. Walking into their reception tent was truly magical- vines dripping from the chandeliers and climbing up the tent poles, abundant and lush centerpieces in gold compotes, magical table numbers made with Flora Forager's gorgeous prints, gold chargers and flatware... not to mention their amazing sweetheart table... enchanted and dreamy were definitely accomplished!

Rose and Grant really trusted us with all the floral details, which always yields the best results. Jacky Grotle did an amazing job planning the wedding, which made it easy for us to come in and work our magic.

All photos from Sean and Melanie of A Fist Full of Bolts.


Vendors:

Flowers: Botanique (us!)
Rentals: Cort
Table Number Cards: Flora Forager

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Winter Flowers Workshop Announced!


Winter Flowers Workshop
January 15th, 2017
1-3:30pm at the Botanique Studio

It's winter. Unexpected as it may seem, this is a very exciting time of year for flowers! Bare trees make way for unique, textural berries and branches, fragrance abounds in early spring bulbs like hyacinth and heirloom narcissus, and there are a bevy of local, greenhouse-grown roses- the perfect antidote to winter blues! Join Kelly Sullivan of Botanique for an afternoon of floral arranging in our intimate, South Seattle studio, where you will learn how to create a beautiful, layered arrangement full of movement and texture. Participants will take home their completed arrangement. 

Workshop is open to all levels, and is limited to six participants.

Investment: $275 includes all materials, professional photographs of your arrangement, and light refreshments. 


Registration is live at: http://botanique.bigcartel.com


Thursday, November 3, 2016

Tawni and Blake at Sodo Park

Tawni and Blake- such a cute and stylish couple. We loved creating the flowers for their wedding at Sodo Park last September. Autumn offered the perfect floral palette for the boho chic vibe they wanted, as we were able to use tons of different textures and foliage elements. Their ceremony backdrop was particularly stunning. We worked together to design this piece- a rustic, wooden frame filled with strands of neutral-toned yarn, adorned with lots of green foliage. It was beautiful! As always, it was a pleasure to work with Bridget from Perfectly Posh Events, who coordinated their day. All photos by the incredible Andria Lindquist.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Jane and Jonathan and The Admiral's House

Jane and Jonathan- you couldn't find a sweeter, more gracious couple. Here is a very belated view of their beautiful wedding at The Admiral's House, from August 2015 (the blog train is moving a bit slower now that we have a baby on board!). To lend a feeling of timeless elegance, we went with a classic color palette of layered greens and white for the ceremony, but added peach and pink tones into the palette for the reception to warm it up and give it a fun kick! It was a gorgeous day, and these photos from Belathee capture it perfectly. Enjoy!

Flowers: Us!
Photography: Belathee
Venue: The Admiral's House
Coordination: Krisanna Elizabeth
Cake: Honey Crumb Cake Studio