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Bohemian Beach Bridal Fashion Shoot

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To create a bohemian feel for this shoot at Crane Beach in Ipswich, MA, I designed 3 distinct bouquets. I wanted one to be simple, natural and effortless, another to be soft and pretty and the third to be rich and full of texture and whimsy. Check out these beautiful images shot by Shannon Grant. Hair and Makeup: Kacie Corbelle | Wardrobe Styling: Abby Bielagus | Model: Kim Sargeant

a wine country wedding

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Under a sun-drenched sky in Napa Valley, this New Year's Eve wedding unfolded with golden mustard plants in bloom.  Taking a cue from Will and Erika's love of natural colors, the flowers invoke a muted, warm feeling and convey an understated elegance.  Given the stunning natural backdrop, simplicity was the aim.  Even though it was winter, the long Napa Valley growing season enabled the use of local flowers and plants for the wedding.  A gorgeous couple, and a gorgeous day! napa valley | yountville, CA

photography: montana dennis

boston ballet fundraiser in beacon hill

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I love the challenge of designing arrangements to transform empty spaces just as much as I love designing for pre-existing backdrops. For this Boston Ballet fundraiser in the beautiful and historic neighbourhood of Beacon Hill, I chose different pops of colour to add whimsy and playfulness that complemented the uniqueness of each room.

Ana Maria Cardenas Photography | Beacon Hill, MA

SoCal Wedding

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I met Jason and Veronica in Boston and they invited me to California to design and create their wedding flowers.  I always love to do weddings in other cities, especially Los Angeles.  The LA flower markets are some of the best in the world and the challenge of traveling, selecting the flowers, processing them, keeping them cool, delivering and setting up in a new venue is always a thrill.  The couple wanted rich, deep reds for their 1.1.11 wedding. It had been unseasonably rainy and cold in LA but they were blessed with the most magnificent day in weeks.

playful and vibrant

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This wedding was a blast to do - the bride, a lifelong friend of mine, gave me full reign to design her wedding flowers.  She sent me a color swatch in the mail and turned me loose! I wanted to create a playful and vibrant look to all the designs to reflect the couple's sense of humor and fun-loving nature.

photos by HRM photography | London, On Canada

rustic elegance

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Known as the ultimate party planner and hostess in her circle of friends, Amy had no idea what her husband had masterfully planned for her 40th birthday celebration: an intimate dinner party for 13 consisting of a tasting menu from Blonde on the Run Catering with wines paired for each course.  Amy loves blue and purple hues (as evidenced by her home decor) so I immediately knew I wanted vanda orchids to be the focal flower.

Ana Maria Cardenas Photography | Boston, MA

 

In the entryway, I created pomander balls made from blue thistles to hang from the sconces and a large manzanita tree to welcome the guests and create an exciting space to mingle before the birthday girl arrived.



The majority of the festivities were in the dining room where heartfelt toasts were made to the birthday girl from each guest in between courses. The orchid chandelier, napkin flowers, mix of centerpieces and candles made for a cozy, intimate setting, especially when the sun went down!

Here's a peek at the scrumptious menu planned by Blonde on the Run.