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Some images get me right in the back of the nose. The smell of a truckload of cut flowers is a freshness like nothing else. I miss it. I miss tucking stems into vases in a loose way, like this arrangement by Sarah at Saipua. Her blog is such a refreshing commentary on life, and I nostalgically identify with her floral design adventures.

elegant phalaenopsis

December 25, 2007




I created this lovely bouquet for a 1950’s themed wedding- all elegance and glitter. I forgot to get images of the 12 boutonnieres and corsages, but hopefully the wedding photographer did. Almost all of these incredibly fragile blooms are individually wired, no small task. I think next time I would glue the rhinestones into the flower centers instead of leaving them on their pre-wired stalks. Bellisima!

a wonderful evening

November 26, 2007


I created this easy bouquet of orchids, sage, flax and ti leaves for our beautiful friend Theresa. We attended an intimate ceremony in which she and Kyle’s friend Andy finally tied the knot. Weddings don’t have to be big and expensive, just sincere and loving.

For the sign-in table I used celosia and the last orchid and wove a traditional Maori flax-flower to give it a New Zealand detail.


Andy wore an orange hawaiian shirt for the ceremony (Theresa’s dress was purple) – I used a cut of flax for the boutonniere backing. The silvery square is not part of the bout, just part of the packaging.