These photos are part of my post about Laurie Arons masterclass from the Spring, see part one here.
As look two for the couple for the ceremony shoot, I made this springy bouquet. I loved working with so many different colors of hellebores. They are one of my favorite flowers, and having so many varieties to work with was really fun. This bouquet was springy, was also very inspired by the landscape that was just barely beginning to thaw out from a long winter. Willow branches and other small branches were budding up, and the earth was golden with the dried grasses from the previous year, but starting to show a bit of new life. I love the color palette of spring, the contrast between the muddy earth colors, and the bright flowers that begin to burst through it is one of my favorite combinations. This bouquet encompasses that for me.
The dinner shown here was the final dinner for the workshop. Laurie and I created this rich colored tablescape to elevate the barn space and make it a bit more cozy. There was a chestnut colored velvet table topper, each guest had a cashmere scarf draped on the back of their chair, and was able to sip their drink from a beautiful amber colored glass. The florals were textural and spilled out from gold platters onto the tables.
It was such a joy to work with Laurie and the rest of the collaborators for this workshop to create these fun designs as demonstrations for Laurie to teach with.