Updated: May 28
This bridal shoot from last summer is colorful, vibrant and abundant.
I love the look of a stark white dress on the red rock. The contrast is so striking and makes the details on the dress pop. I also love the way that the fresh and vibrant colors in the bouquet contrast with the red/brown desert.
For this bouquet it feels like I used a little bit of everything. As a base I used seeded eucalyptus and grevillea. I let the greens cascade out and down from the center of the bouquet to create a wide oval shape. The flowers that deserve all of the attention are the dahlias. I have a friend who grows local flowers (thank you Carlyn at Beacon Light Farms) and she picked a variety of these beautiful varied blooms that were breathtaking. Nothing compares to locally grown blooms!! The quality, size and freshness are second to none. I tucked many of these dahlias deep into the arrangement, but also let some of them dance up at the top as well. For some texture we added a little bit of eryngium, and the alstroemeria, hypericum, and even a few carnations helped take the color all the way out to the edges. I love color, and it is not often that you get to design for bridals with so much freedom.
Many thanks to these other local talents who made this possible:
Photography: @ashfrenchphoto https://www.ashlynfrench.com/
Makeup: @beautybyluvi https://beautybyluvi.com/
Flowers: @the.block.florist https://www.theblockflorist.com/
I hope this adds a little brightness to your day. Thanks for reading flower friend!