31 Bouquets in 31 Days - January 2018

Happy New Year!

It occurred to me it might be great to train myself to start blogging again, so the plan is to post 31 bouquets in 31 days on Facebook and Instagram, then chat a bit about the bouquet here on the blog, perhaps post another photo or two.  Keeping up with social media has not been my forté - it may be a throw back to my upbringing with the 'always be humble' rule drummed into my personality.  Posting photos then telling you I love them and they're special seems the antithesis of humble, but I do love what I do passionately, so I shall look at it as though I'm sharing my joy in flowers with you-  and so to Photo #1!

Emily's bouquet - Aspen Dale Winery, Delaplane, VA for the ceremony.  Yves Piaget, Juliet and Augusta Louise garden roses were the backbone of this bouquet, hot pink peonies and soft pink sweet peas played supporting roles and looking all the more delicate for the deeper rich burgundy ranunculus dotted throughout. A hint of white jasmine in pink bud that you can just make out in the middle of the bouquet really adds a bit of whimsy and fun to this bouquet, and we have to talk about the foliage.  All that foliage!  Italian ruscus, willow leaf eucalyptus, sea star ferns from Australia and Moon & Stars aspidistra combined beautifully - all the different textures, shapes and sizes creating a pleasing whole.

Aspen Dale is a beautiful spot to get married, an 18th century farm in the rolling hills of Virginia's horse country.  The ceremony site was surrounded by stone walls and cherry trees, which were just starting to lose their perfect pink petals to the spring breeze.