A Succulent Anniversary Bouquet

Had Santolo sent me the photos of his wife Daryll's bouquet one year ago, I might have been too intimidated to take on the challenge. At first glance this piece seemed like it was an armload of peonies—my hands practically make these on their own anymore! But once I got past all of that fluffy goodness, I discovered the real gems hidden in the details: succulents, ferns, and lilacs. This one was going to be fun!

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Pulling out all the stops for Mom(s)!

Mother's Day 2017 was the first real test of my ability as a paper florist. I decided to create a set of gifts that required the least amount of work possible. I wanted everything to be beautiful and ready to enjoy right out of the box—it was ambitious on the design-front, and even more so when the orders started rolling in faster than I ever expected! 

It was stressful. It was overwhelming. It was exhilarating. And I loved it. I'm so excited to do it all again! 

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A Perennial Update

As many of you noticed, the items in my Perennial Collection—which I promised would always be around—had been sold out for some time. I've been itching to make some changes and after the last of my inventory sold out before Valentine's Day, I seized the opportunity for a fresh start. Here's what this overhaul entails—and don't worry, my blush peonies aren't going anywhere!

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Creating for a Pro: Michael & Charlotte's Paperversary

Late last year I got a submission through my "Challenge Me" form for a particularly interesting flower that came with a fun little intro from the sender. Charlotte and her sister had started a company doing wedding florals, and have always wanted to grow the Himalayan Poppy, but can't in their climate. I then realized that their flower shop, Blossom + Vine, is in Gaithersburg, Maryland—the same town that my college roommate lives in and where I occasionally visit. Never missing the opportunity to make friends with other flower people, we exchanged a few more emails back and forth, and I promised to connect the next time I was in the area.

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Sean & Candice | Paperversary Reveal

Projects like Sean and Candice's Paperversary bouquet are one of the many reasons why I'm so glad I started making paper flowers. Sean initially contacted me while deployed, in search of flowers to send his wife for their first anniversary. After chatting back and forth, we worked out a plan for me to ship her an arrangement to enjoy while he was away, and at the same time, I got to work creating this replica for him to give to her at Christmas. 

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Erica's Texas Wedding Florals

This post feels a bit like being able to share a secret I've been keeping bottled up for months—I'm so elated to share all of the details of this project today! 

Erica's wedding just took place in November, but she reached out to me last February to see if I'd be able to help her with her flowers. Having just gotten started with this venture I was upfront about the fact I didn't have a ton of experience with weddings, but that didn't phase her! In fact, she had already included an image from my Instagram feed on her inspiration board. Talk about flattery! 

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