2017 has brought so many wonderful changes and growth for our little business! The biggest and most influential change has been our launch in West Texas. It was this time last year that I was rebranding myself and trying to find ways to market myself to the wedding industry in Lubbock. We are so excited about and feel so blessed with how our business has grown in West Texas in just one year! We tried out a lot of different things and hope that 2018 will bring more fine tuning and growth. Another significant change to our business has been our blog! We are looking forward to growing our online following and providing inspiration and a sense of community to accompany our concrete product of floral design.With all of this, I want to share my top 5 favorite floral pieces that we created this year! Drum roll please:
#5 // Floral Hoops
The super-talented Becca Lea Photography was generous enough to photograph some portfolio pieces for me at the beginning of the year. These hoops were one of my favorite of the year. They were so much fun to make and added a great variety to our styled shoot. The white ribbons against the white wall were a great match for the bright, green ruscus and bold flowers.
#4 // New Mexico Wedding
This bouquet from one of our summer weddings makes me swoon every time I see it! It doesn’t hurt that the bride and groom are stunning and look like models. This bouquet makes my top 5, because it is so light and feminine, just like the bride! It has all of my favorite flowers in it – peonies, ranunculus, and David Austin roses. Skylar Rain Photography rocked the photography at this wedding! This also made my top 5, because it was my first full-service wedding outside of DFW or West Texas!
#3 // Blush + Cream Centerpiece
As much as I loved the other floral pieces from this shoot, the centerpiece was my favorite! It was the first time I felt like I mastered the compote centerpiece without looking too stuffy. One of my big goals for 2017 was to loosen up my designs and create a more organic look. This piece represents the beginning of my confidence as a floral designer. Becca from Becca Lea Photography was the perfect person to capture this personal accomplishment!
#2 // Arch in The Grove
Guys, this arch was a huge deal for me this year! This was photographed by Chelsea Q. White Photography and I cannot. stop. staring. Full confession – this was the first arch we made of this size at Poppies and Peonies Design. I have done tons and tons of work on arches as a freelancer, and felt very confident I could pull it off. Still, this was a big milestone for me. I’m so glad that Chelsea was the photographer for this wedding, because I got so many gorgeous shots of this arch! There are more pictures from this awesome wedding here.
#1 // Color + Color + Color
When Rozlyn from Evergreen Films approached me to do a styled shoot with her, I know I had to when she said, “Do whatever you want. I trust you.” It was a no-brainer! I love the shape of this piece so dang much. With this bouquet, I felt like I finally got it. I finally got “my” look. I wanted the bouquet to be bright, so I just went to town on bright and fun colors! The peonies, dahlias, anemones, roses, ranunculus, and amethyst just work together. This bouquet is my inspiration as I move into 2018.
2017 was an amazing year and 2018 can only get better! Thank you for following along and look forward to some great content, beautiful weddings, and exciting workshops! Cheers to 2018!