Thursday, April 15, 2010

A Vintage Collection

Vintage is in right now. So why do some people love it so much? I will tell you why I am smitten: the muted colors, rich textures, the one of a kind looks which can be soft and lovely. I wanted my designs, for a recent photo shoot and fashion show, to be exactly those things: soft, lovely and totally touchable. I had thought about splitting the two vintage inspired events into two different blogs, but the photos wanted to stay together, so I let them.

keyhole bouquet & key boutonniere

The wheat and antique apple pin bouquet
An homage to my favorite time of year

Photography | Studio Laguna

Dresses | Andrea's Vintage Bridal

On Location | Kathie's Finds and Semple Mansion

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Au Naturale Boutonniere

I collected this Sugar Maple twig this morning while the kids and I were on a walk, intent to show them how trees grow (from buds in winter to seeds or leaves in spring), but upon closer inspection I realized what a little treasure I had!
This is the most perfect boutonniere in my book. Nature made, clean, elegant, not fussy and readily available in many people's backyards. (this stem is 4" in length) You could cluster a few twigs of this together to make a more stand out boutonniere, if you like. Use them in corsages or bouquets of either classic style or more earthy quality. I love the simple structure of this. I could go on for awhile, but I don't want to diminish it's beauty, so just look and enjoy for yourself. Spring Is Here.

Early April brides out there, remember this one!