Afterthought

Sometimes the things that are left- things that are often viewed as an afterthought- will surprise you with how lovely they prove themselves to be. At the end of an incredibly lovely (and challenging) double wedding weekend, the last thing I wanted to do when I got home was look at flowers. Then I had a flower blackout (I just get so overwhelmed with all of the beauty- I just kind of glaze over) and this guy was the result. The only goal was to not let these stems die in a bucket in my dark, unswept office. Turns out, these were anything but an afterthought.

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Photos: Nikki Santerre Photography Flowers: Amanda Burnette

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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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.

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.