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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