February 22, 2011
Special Series: "White Plus" Flowers
Posted by Shira Savada
First up in our White Plus palette series is a bit of floral greatness courtesy of Kate Holt of Flowerwild and Rebecca Stone of Duet Weddings. They took inspiration from the white, green, orange, and slate combo and translated it into gorgeous bouquets that flattered the models' gauzy dresses and greenhouse backdrop (courtesy of Hatfield Orchids).
Along with photographer Jose Villa, videographer Joel Serrato, wardrobe stylist Carey of Swift, the crew at Team Hair & Makeup, and jewelry from Wish List, they were able to beautifully capture these ideas just for you.
1 A punchy orange bouquet pops against a white dress. The loose arrangement highlights the dress's streamlined silhouette.
2 Cymbidum and oncidium orchids pair nicely with coral passion vine.
3 Photographer Jose Villa shoots through the glass panes of the greenhouse.
4 This greenhouse provided a great setting for the photo shoot.
5 The greenhouses's plant life and weathered wood tie in the story's slate and verte colors.
6 Orange and green tomatoes were growing on the vines, adding natural touches of color from the story's palette.
7 White cattleya orchids and green anthurium look stunning together.
8 Don't you just love the flowing hand-dyed silk ribbons?
9 The bouquet features orange 'Monarch Parrot' tulips and foraged trumpet vine -- it grows rampant during California's winters.
10 Kate wanted to achieve a torch-like effect that still seemed soft against the off-white dress.
11 Cascading green cymbidum and pale green phalenopsis orchids look lovely mixed with ladyslipper blooms and trailing vines.
12 This arm bouquet, a dramatic cluster of dark-maroon oncidium orchids, is wrapped with loose bits of white passion vine. I love how the "bride" is framed by the greenhouse's apex.
13 Kate loves how this bouquet blends the timeless elegance of form and line with a very passionate deep, dark tone.
14 Here, oncidium orchids and passion vine frame the face beautifully.
15 Italian ranunculus and passion vine would look pretty in your bridesmaids' hair.
16 The checkered fritillaria blooms are so detailed and delicate.
17 Kate mixed the fritillaria with sword fern and variegated wild grass blades. Layers of vintage trim lent the bundle a bit of romance.
18 This large, pretty leaf would make an interesting centerpiece.
19 A mini greenhouse within a greenhouse: This peaked box holds orchids and would be a lovely element to include on your escort-card or guest-book table.
a greenhouse daydream from joel serrato on Vimeo.
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