August 10, 2011

union square

Been hunting around for local goods for an upcoming wedding. Was blown away by the union square flowers today. Holy heck! My main man Luke from The River Garden in the Catskills gave me the lowdown. Excitedly. He is going to hook me UP! This man is my hero of the day. Got a few bundles of their mixed bouquets to get a good look at all the different varieties they offer. Oh, and he gave me a freebie bunch of petite Black Eyed Susans. Swoon! These bouquets went on several subway rides and through multiple boroughs in this darn heat. Out of water I should add.

As soon as I got home (about 5 hours after buying them), I plopped them in water and took those suckers apart. Below is a little mock up of what I'm thinking about making next week. We need to go a little color crazy for this one, and I'm having trouble focussing, so this was excellent practice. It's true - practice really does help. (I learned that when I fanatically avoided practicing the piano in 4th grade. I can't play crap now. My loss.)

Now I'm super pumped to get to work on this wedding next week. Feeling really lucky that my clients trust me so much even when I get a little lost around the edges. Starting to find the focus in the blooms though. Giddy up!

chamomile, persian carpet zinnias, celosia, snap dragons, and the dopest grass ever. It's magic grass... but not that kind. 

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