Something A Little Different

Though “glamorous” isn’t usually a word I would associate with myself, I am totally smitten with the results of a photo shoot from two weeks ago. Nikki Santerre, Glamour and Grace and I put together a Fine Art Bridal fashion editorial for Pretty Pear Bride, and I could not love the classic glamour we made together any more.

I seriously cannot wait to share more from this editorial shoot! For now, a sneak peak.

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February’s Birthstones and Blooms

Last weekend we executed the latest installment of the Birthstones and Blooms collaboration that I’m working on with Carly of Two Spoons Photography and Brandon and Marita of Slingin’ Pretty!

February’s birthstone is the amethyst and the month’s flower is the Iris- both of which are traditionally associated with femininity. Of course, we wanted to kind of smash that apart, and dress a really handsome dude in some strong, classic pieces and give him a really ultra-huge boutonniere. Classically feminine in it’s color palette, but taken to a WHOLE other level by our model, Mark. Marita of Slingin’ Pretty has been making really gorgeous jewelry, so she let us include an amazing Amethyst pendant in this month’s flowers from her new venture, Clear & Bound.

MAN FLOWERS (it’s a new revolution I’ve decided to start) are my new favorite thing. I just need to convince some clients to be into it, too!

So please, without further ado, enjoy MAN FLOWERS!

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Photography: Two Spoons Photography

Hair and Makeup: Slingin’ Pretty

Flower Design: Amanda Burnette

Amethyst Pendant: Clear & Bound

Valentine’s Day Flowers!

I’m offering Valentine’s Day arrangements in a dreamy sherbet-inspired color palette of fine flowers this year, and pre-order has begun! There are two sizes available- one at $55, and a larger size for $70.

If you place your order with me before EOD on Monday 2/2, you’ll receive $5 off the arrangement price! Ladies, send this link to your sweethearts to gently drop the hint, or tag them in our photo on Facebook! Flowers can be ordered by emailing me at: amanda@amandaburnette.com

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Dreamy photo of Leslie and Dan’s October Charlottesville Wedding by Katie Nesbitt Photography.

Birthstones and Blooms

I am a lucky woman for many reasons, and one of the things I’m most thankful for recently is the amazing group of #bossbabes that I am fortunate enough to know. I know a ton of fierce, business-owning, hustling women (and a few fellas!) that are kicking ass and and making really, really beautiful things.

Carly of Two Spoons Photography and I expressed our desire to play with photo shoots, concepts, and design more in the new year. Styled shoots are an amazing way to flex creative muscle, but require lots of planning and energy. Though there is definitely a time and place for styled shoots, (which I love to do!) we both had the desire to create smaller shoots and really be able to play with interesting details. I love things that border on pretty/weird, so Carly and I decided to run with that.

Birthstones and Blooms was born to give us an opportunity to really play with these things. Using birthstones and birth month flowers as our inspiration, we are creating 12 small shoots in 2015 to showcase things that are interesting and unexpected. We’ve teamed up with Marita and Brandon of Slingin’ Pretty for amazing hair and makeup for the concepts we’re dreaming up.

Below are a few little sneak peeks of our shoot yesterday. I’m so excited to share more soon!

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October’s Seasonal Bouquet

In my last post, I talked about a project that’s been on my mind for the better part of a year. I want to use seasonal ingredients to create something floral, inspired by the current season and time of year. I want to do this once a month, and I want to share it with you. I want to use flowers and techniques that are new to me, creating something unique, fresh, and a little bit different.

My sweet, talented friend Nikki Santerre captured October’s bouquet for me on film. Nikki’s film work somehow seems to highlight the best parts of the things I make. The draping olive branches, the wild stems- I feel all of those things stirring within me.

The fall leaves, the juicy red garden roses, they all felt very appropriate to share on Thanksgiving week. Happy Thanksgiving, friends. I hope the coming days are spent with family and friends, feasting and making merry.

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Seasonal Bouquet Inspiration

I’ve been quite inspired by The Seasonal Bouquet Project for the past year, which encouraged and showcased using only seasonal findings in bouquets and arrangements.

I just adore the idea of letting the colors and vibes of a certain season (or month!) inspire to create. My goal is to create a bouquet (or arrangement!) every month for a year. This will be a very loose project- my only requirements for this will be that 1) all bouquets will be inspired by the colors and feelings that I feel from each month 2) each bouquet will feature in-season and/or foraged local components.

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I started with October, and my dear friend Nikki Santerre Photography captured this bouquet for me on film. Once we receive the photos back, you’ll be the first (well, third ;)) to know!  I used these beauties as a part of the project. I’m in love.

 

Something Scary

This week, I will be at the incredible Inn at Serenbe for the Joy Thigpen Creative Direction + Styling workshop. I am so excited to take this time to learn from other badass women creative business owners. It’s thrilling to be able to invest myself and this time into my business. Now that I’ve figured out where the heart of my business is, it’s time to work on refining and honing in on that. I want to learn what my business means to me, and how to turn that into my career.

While I’m incredible excited, I’m also terrified. That’s normal, right? I’m not terrified of meeting new people, of traveling, or of new places. I’m pretty nervous about all of the internal stuff- the hard questions, the deep thinking, verbalizing my dreams. They don’t call them growing pains for nothing, though, do they?

I’ll be back on Friday, with very little to no internet access while I’m there. I’ve got lots of fun stuff going on behind the scenes right now, and I can’t wait to share them with you! The bouquet below is something I made this weekend for one very special bride.  See you Friday!

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