Susan contacted in the Spring asking for my help in recreating her wedding bouquet for her and her husband's upcoming 20th anniversary. I was delighted to help with such a special occasion, even more so after we chatted and I learned that she wanted to make things even more fun by updating the design a bit. Why not?Read More
If I sum it up, what brought me back to Paper Flowers two years ago was my mental health.Read More
Earlier this summer I worked on what is quite possibly my most vivid, and definitely my most enhanced recreation yet. I'm not sure that one single petal went into this piece without being painted, inked, or hand-detailed in some way. The labor was intense, but the results were insanely beautiful. Let's dig in!Read More
Back in June, when Dave emailed me the photos of his wife's wedding bouquet, I was to get over the fact that peony season had come and gone in Virginia already. Luckily their season lasts much longer in Maine though—and Allison made sure to take full advantage of them for her wedding!Read More
Last month I had the pleasure of helping Nick and Adrienne celebrate their first anniversary together, despite the fact they'd be spending it temporarily apart from one another.Read More
I'm both nervous and excited to open up seats for my very first workshop today. I had to get over some hangups—both logistically and mentally—before I was ready. But now that it's official I'm beyond excited to get started with this new phase for Paper Rose Co.Read More
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!Read More
When it came time to work on Andrew's first-anniversary gift for his wife Kelsey, I breathed a little sigh of relief. There was only one type of flower on my project list—and only five stems—no problem!Read More
Hello again! I can't believe it's been more than a month since my last post. Made more embarrassing by the fact that I assumed after Mother's Day I'd have all sorts of time to catch up on the posts I had planned—not so much!Read More
In theory, I'm a fan of less is more. In execution—well, let's say I'm less of a fan. Especially when it comes to color. As my Mother's Day collection highlights, when I'm left to my own devices, I'll find a way to work in at least 2 or 3 (or 10) more hues whenever I can. And I'm ok with it!Read More
I may have needed to take a bit of a hiatus from the blog to handle Mother's Day, but that doesn't mean I took a break from custom orders—and certainly not creating anniversary bouquets. If the start of this year is any indication, these are quickly becoming my most-frequently requested projects. And I couldn't be more thrilled about that!Read More
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!Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
With March right around the corner, I've been steadily working my way through a whole slew of new flower designs and mixes for spring and Mother's Day (yes, already!). In the meantime, I wanted to share another one of my favorite recent projects.
Less than two years ago I found a stash of my old crepe paper and decided to dust off an old hobby. I quickly discovered that in the years that had passed, a whole new world had opened up. I found an article listing amazing artists creating magic out of crepe. I wanted to do what they were doing. I wanted to be like them!Read More
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!Read More
Custom orders don't need to be hugely extravagant pieces or something reserved only for milestone events. Custom designs are perfect for when you need my help outfitting a space, complementing a vase, or simply matching a color.
One of my friends posted that January was the Monday of months—so, if you agree with that sentiment, maybe this will help cheer you up a bit.Read More