FarmerFlorist Intensive with Floret {Workshop Sneak Preview and More!}

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Photo By Chris Benzakein

The photos from the farmer florist intensive with Erin of Floret Flower Farm are in and we cannot wait to share all of it with you! There is so much beauty, it may have to be a multi-post series! The wildest part of this announcement is that I am featured on the Floret Blog today! This journey in flowers has led me to some amazing places in the country and in the community. What an enormous honor! There is no better way to lead than by example, and Erin’s willingness to share floral community members on her blog displays such a great example of reaching out to others when you have the ability to do so. The farmers and designers I met in October all embody this same spirit of sharing and commitment to the field/others in it, and it is why we all came to meet Erin (and her family and friends). Our October group is very special to me.

I simply cannot wait to share my memories and photos and well as their stories, here on the blog.

Plum Nectar

One never knows exactly when an idea will come to fruition when they first have it pop into their mind. Such is the case for this very rich and delicious color scheme. The theme overall was inspired by a painting I kept showing and texting Annabella and Kristin. Each of us pulled out of the painting what we saw individually, which was different times three. The interesting thing is when we show up together, whether after months of planning or 2 days, we don’t know what that final product will be for sure. That said, it’s usually exactly what we visualize or in this case, even better. Glamour and Grace was just like their namesake and graciously helped us show these inspirational photos to the world. Thank you! I must add that one of the phone calls made was to Laura of The Flour Garden and she got no more than a photo of a cake stand and a pen. Of course after designing with my first “naked” cake I had to try a slice. Then another. And one more for the road!

Flowers: Dahlias, Ranunculus, Spray Garden Rose, Elderberry, Crabapple, Bougainvillea, Blushing Bride Protea, & Olive Branch

Photography: Annabella Charles Photography

Styling: Everbloom Designs

Cake: The Flour Garden

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Earthly Heirlooms {Magnolia Rouge Issue 3}

We absolutely love getting creative when it comes to the themes of Magnolia Rouge Magazine. Working with Annabella Charles Photography and Everbloom Designs we designed an entire vignette around the heirlooms that are gifts from the Earth to be transformed into treasures for generations to enjoy. Whether made of wood, clay, cotton, charcoal, or seeds that grow flowers and food year after year, these blessings are not too small to be forgotten. We are so proud to be a part of the talent in this magazine spans the globe!

{ I would like to also mention that the charcoal sketch was done by the talented Annaliese Davidson, a budding artist.}

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Garden Basket

What a beautiful time of year. Here is a photo that sums up the wonder of having a basket full of

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Photo: Annabella Charles Photography

Magnolia Rouge: A Styled Shoot {Jan 2013 Issue}

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We have been honored to be included in nearly every issue of Mag Rouge and now Magnolia Rouge Magazine. This is from the January 2013 issue. The use of antique golds, flatware, and vintage wallpaper mixed with the flowers, succulents, and berries to form a tapestry of textures and pastels. Styled by Kristin Wolter of Everbloom Designs and photographed by Annabella Charles.

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