Friday, July 30, 2010

Chocolate Cymbidium

Several cymbidium varieties fall into what I call “chocolate”…such an interesting flower to me…

6a01156f4fdbc9970c0133ec88f157970b-800wi hello to hitchedimage via From Hello to Hitched

ryan21 hazelnut photographyimage via Hazelnut Photography

6a00d8354bd35a53ef012876abc55c970c-640wi blooms by martha andrewsimage via Blooms by Martha Andrews

hipster3 JL Designsimage via JL Designs

By the way, have you ever tried to send flowers to a man? Most florists really don’t get it…add a pack of Cheez-its in a mug or a six pack of beer to a regular mixed bouquet…and that makes the flowers masculine. Right…

Now…take a look at the JL Designs arrangement above…PERFECT! Masculine and appropriately named the Hipster…

Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Thanks for visiting the Brouhaha this week…you know how much I love it when you visit!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Crazy For Kale

I’ve always loved kale…looks like a giant rose with gorgeous veining and ruffled petals…white/green or purple/green…so glad to see it used in these unique bouquet combinations…

minbri_WED07 sweet monday…with peonies…or are those garden roses?

image via Sweet Monday Photography

Ashley-Baber-4 style me pretty

…with tulips, ranunculus (love the deep wine) and anemones…

image via Style Me Pretty

sarah_yates_photgoraphy_steve_kelly_018 sarah yates photo

…with moss…these really look like roses in the basket arrangement…

image via Sarah Yates Photography

25 anne marie photo…have to look a little harder for the kale in this one…my eyes are glued to the succulents…notice the ribbon grass…amazing and unique use of plant material…

image via Anne Marie Photography

our labor of love by heidi

…with vivid hydrangea, muscari and moss…

image via Our Labor of Love by Heidi

appw3 heather saunders photo

…with my favorite hydrangea (antiqued) and peacock feathers…

image via Heather Saunders Photography

Your thoughts on kale? Anyone used it? I’ve noticed a slight cabbage scent occasionally when using kale in the Texas heat…but not enough to deter me from using it. Anyone else notice that scent? Maybe it only “cooks” in Texas heat…

The weekend is in sight and I’m discovering some really fun post material in some places “off my beaten path”…can’t wait to share it with you…  

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Simply Roses

As exciting and interesting as some flower combinations can be, I will forever love roses…no need for fillers or fluff…

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6a01156ed03c2b970c01348024ac26970c-800w  creative mintiimage via A Creative Mint

6a010534a9832e970b010536d83e96970b yvonne designimage via Yvonne Design

037-360x500 floral art vermontimage via Floral Artistry

Blushing-Beauties martha stewartimage via Martha Stewart

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ec_01 jeff greenoughimage via Jeff Greenough Photography

JEM_5792 enchanted floristimage via Enchanted Florist

tt-013 marlin munoz photoimage via Marlin Munoz Photography

  Anyone else love monobotanical bouquets of roses? Some people tell me they don’t like roses because they’re overused…I think they’re just overcombined (I just made up a word!) with other flowers…sometimes beauty is in simplicity…

Happy Wednesday…in a few hours!

Ring Bearers And Flower Girls

Isn’t it fun to see something a little different? Not your usual pillow and white wicker basket with a few droopy petals…

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2880971971_7402b24a31_o marlin munoz photoimage via Marlin Munoz Photography

DSC_0049 editimage via Bliss Flower Studio

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ACF76 MILLIE HOLLOMANimage via Millie Holloman Photography

details-0033ringbearer basket nancy's brown bagimage via Nancy Liu Chin Designs

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JEN_5164-2 jenn krollimage via Jen Kroll Photography

IMG_8135_amandajustin_rachel salt harbor designsimage via Salt Harbor Designs

 

And finally…the ring pineapple…bet you’ve never seen one of those before!

6a010534a9832e970b010536b5fd41970b ring pineapple yvonne designimage via Yvonne Design

Hope you have a great Tuesday! So glad you stopped by today…

Monday, July 26, 2010

Color Inspiration: Mandarin, Pumpkin, Persimmon

112807_weiss09_a flowers on mars…no words to describe how much I love this photo…

image via Flowers on Mars

3386113761_0dd9c2755d branching out events …orchid and muscari…

image via Branching Out Events

aangcoll_jharris025 jessamyn harris photographer…dahlias in a Ball jar…

image via Jessamyn Harris Photography

abatzynguyen542 adrienne gunde photo…classic roses…

image via Adrienne Gunde Photography

ACF163D our labor of love by heidi…roses, callas and hypericum berries…love the color of these callas…

image via Our Labor of Love by Heidi

crosspollination…ranunculus and tulips…and I think I see a succulent…

image via Crosspollination

gardens-greenwich-estate-18-0409-lg veranda…red hot poker plant…at least that’s what we call it in Texas…

image via Veranda

I_0825 salt harbor designs…viburnum, ranunculus, parrot tulips, sweet peas and kumquats…gorgeous…

image via Salt Harbor Designs

img_9034 simply bloom photo…lilies, callas and hypericum berries…and a trend I adore…matching bridal shoes…

image via Simply Bloom Photography

jb-22 marlin munoz photo…rectangular glass vase + beautiful flowers = instant love…

image via Marlin Munoz Photography

Mango_Mini_Calla_325 flowers on mars…callas with a hypericum berry cuff…

image via Flowers on Mars

ranuncula-bouquet branching out designs dallas…this may be my all-time favorite** orange bouquet…orange ranunculus and turquoise ribbon…

image via Flowers on Mars

**yes, I realize I say something is my “all-time” favorite at least once a week…but, really…so many amazing flowers…what’s a girl to do…I have to get my point across…that I REALLY love this one (since I obviously love them all because it’s my blog and I chose my favorites to share with you)…

Hope your week is off to a great start!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Here’s What Makes My Day…

...realizing that Botanical Brouhaha might actually be serving a purpose in the blogging world that I had envisioned for it…

When I started the Brouhaha, I wanted to find and share the work of amazing floral designers with those planning a wedding or party…or decorating a home or garden. AND I wanted to share inspiring floral designs with other floral designers…which might sound strange…but when you’re busy designing, running a business and meeting with clients, you have very little time to seek out inspiration…and creativity can run dry without inspiration. While owning a floral design studio, I struggled with having enough time to do everything…so I’d hoped to do the time consuming job of seeking out amazing floral designers and their work…and sharing them with other designers.

To my delight, I’ve had several floral designers email me to say how much they enjoy the blog, some brides-to-be email for advice and various requests for flower information.

Then today I saw this…and it made my day!

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Keep reading…I actually wrote two posts today…and you don’t want to miss the one post I never thought I’d write…about Baby’s Breath!

Giving Baby’s Breath A Chance

Well, after our little exchange yesterday about fillers, I just had to write a post about my least favorite filler…Baby’s Breath. Definitely don’t like it as a filler…but pretty great by itself, I must admit…

6a01127918a34b28a40133ed17ed35970b-800wi baby's breath kissing ball holly chapple flowers…as a kissing ball…

image via Holly Chapple Flowers

3338337799_e29ac14936 inspiration photography…as a centerpiece…

image via Gabrielle Loves

bb11 branching out events…as a bridal bouquet…the handle “makes it”…

image via Branching Out Events

img_3005 adrienne dunde photoimg_4049 adrienne gunde photo…as bridesmaids’ bouquets…

image via Adrienne Gunde Photography

madelinecoby_117 harvey design…as a garland…with a little added hydrangea…

image via Harvey Designs

santaynezvalley jose villa…with dupioni silk ribbon…

image via Jose Villa Photography

Still don’t like Baby’s Breath as a filler…but like it used alone…especially with the dupioni silk ribbon! You’re thoughts?

P.S. Anyone else noticed that Baby’s Breath doesn’t smell like a baby’s breath?

Have a great weekend!