It’s been a few months but our friend, and Select vendor, Sarah Winward from Honey of a Thousand Flowers  and photographer Kate Osborne took a moment in the midst of wedding season to share some gorgeous late summer floral inspiration. I absolutely love these colors – I always appreciate when pink gets paired with something unexpected, like these moody, dark hues. Reminds me a little of this inspiration board from a few years ago…

Sarah Winward, Kate Osborne | Snippet & Ink, Seasonal Flowers Sarah Winward, Kate Osborne | Snippet & Ink, Seasonal Flowers

 

From Sarah: “Middle to late summer is a time when so many fruits are available both on the stem and off. I like my flowers to really feel like the season they are in! For this berry-toned look, we incorporated blackberries, plums, and blueberries with the flowers. We let the fruit and candles spill between the flowers to create a whole tablescape that runs down the length of the table. To make the bright pinks and burgundy of the flowers feel a bit moodier I stuck with mostly dark foliage.”

 

Sarah Winward, Kate Osborne | Snippet & Ink, Seasonal Flowers Sarah Winward, Kate Osborne | Snippet & Ink, Seasonal Flowers
Sarah Winward, Kate Osborne | Snippet & Ink, Seasonal Flowers Sarah Winward, Kate Osborne | Snippet & Ink, Seasonal Flowers

 

In these arrangements, Sarah used: Yves Piaget Rose, Baroness Rose, Astilbe, Blackberry, Clematis, Ranunculus, Plum Foliage, Ninebark, Smoke Bush, Lemon Scented Geranium, and Penstemon.

 

Sarah Winward, Kate Osborne | Snippet & Ink, Seasonal Flowers Sarah Winward, Kate Osborne | Snippet & Ink, Seasonal Flowers
Sarah Winward, Kate Osborne | Snippet & Ink, Seasonal Flowers Sarah Winward, Kate Osborne | Snippet & Ink, Seasonal Flowers

 

Not tying the knot in late summer? Find more seasonal wedding flowers right here.

 

Honey of a Thousand Flowers is a Snippet & Ink Select vendor.

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The talented Sarah Winward is back with some gorgeous floral inspiration for spring brides, photographed by the lovely Kate Osborne

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Says Sarah: “Spring is a a great time for any color palette, but I think it is also the best time to go for a clean look with whites, greens, and earthy neutral tones.”

Kate Osborne, Sarah Winward | Snippet & Ink Kate Osborne, Sarah Winward | Snippet & Ink
Kate Osborne, Sarah Winward | Snippet & Ink Kate Osborne, Sarah Winward | Snippet & Ink

“I love spring blooms, and often times I think they are best just by themselves! Blooming branches are beautiful when isolated in their own vase, or laid down a table.”

Sarah used the following in her arrangements: Dogwood, Pear Blossom, Fern, Hellebore, Iceland Poppy, Lilac, Sweet Peas, Fringed Tulip.

Kate Osborne, Sarah Winward | Snippet & Ink Kate Osborne, Sarah Winward | Snippet & Ink
Kate Osborne, Sarah Winward | Snippet & Ink Kate Osborne, Sarah Winward | Snippet & Ink

See more seasonal wedding flowers right here.

 

Honey of a Thousand Flowers is a Snippet & Ink Select vendor.

Photography: Kate Osborne Photography / Concept, Floral Design: Sarah Winward, Honey of a Thousand Flowers / Glass Vases: Pressed Cotton
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Select vendor Erin Kate has paired up with floral designer Nicole Land of Soil & Stem for this gorgeous berry- and emerald-hued inspiration shoot… I absolutely love the use of berries and mint leaves in these floral arrangements!

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From Nicole: “We wanted to keep our look personal and organic. To achieve this vision, we used delicate detailing such as hand-lettered calligraphy, heirloom jewelry and flatware, French silk ribbon, and fresh mint sprigs harvested from the garden that morning. Vintage frogs were used to display seating assignments, menu, and invitation. We really loved the contrast of harsh metal against the supple fluidity of calligraphy. Floral frogs were also given as favors for wedding guests to use in their own garden bouquets or to display as art in their home.

“From the flowers to our signature spritzer and ice, you will find rich berry and orchid hues woven throughout the shoot. Our berry theme carried over (literally in berries!) to our boutonnieres and cake styling. We find these colors evoke passion, closeness, and creativity – a little of what every love story is made of. David Austin’s ‘Kate’ garden roses, named in honor of the Duchess of Cambridge, provide us with a magenta that is striking against other beautiful stems like ranunculus, stock, mint, and olive. Aside from color, Kate’s fragrance is fresh with delicious hints of raspberry, redcurrant, and geranium.

“My favorite part of the shoot was plucking a stray purpling ivy vine that had crept its way onto my lawn. Using ivy was never a part of my original design but it transformed into a lovely gestural member in my arrangements. Sometimes these small and inconsequential nuances can tie everything together to form a perfect marriage.”

Photographer, Styling: Erin Kate / Floral Design, Styling: Soil & Stem / Calligrapher: You Doll Design / Cake: Pippa Cakery / Ribbon: Frou Frou Chic
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  • Berry-Hued Wedding Inspiration from Erin Kate

    21 April 2014
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    Here’s part two of Ariella Chezar‘s incredibly inspiring three-day floral workshop at Chalk Hill Clematis: a gorgeous dinner party in the olive grove on the last night of the workshop, with photos by Meg Smith. And in case you missed it, see part one right HERE.

    SEE THE FULL GALLERY FOR MORE IMAGES FROM THIS FLORAL WORKSHOP AT CHALK HILL CLEMATIS.

    Photography: Meg Smith / Workshop, Design Concept: Ariella Chezar / Venue: Chalk Hill Clematis in Healdsburg, California / Linens: La Tavola / Rentals: Classic Party Rental

    Ariella Chezar and Meg Smith are Snippet & Ink Select vendors.

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  • Floral Workshop with Ariella Chezar and Meg Smith

    16 April 2014
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    Three of the most delightful days I’ve ever spent were at one of Ariella Chezar‘s incredible floral workshops, so it’s always such a treat to feature them here. With these beautiful photos by Meg Smith, you’ll be dreaming of gardens and flowers for days…

    From Ariella: “Chalk Hill has always been high on my flower fantasy list as it is an absolutely spectacular cut flower farm. The Healdsburg setting and property is beyond, and the owners Kaye and Richard Heafey have created something truly beautiful. Not only are the clematis to die for, but there are row upon row of massive arching bushes of caning garden roses, an olive grove (they make really delicious olive oil and aged balsamico), a beautiful Mary Toomey designed garden, and the most insane kitchen garden I’ve ever seen. Wisteria draped arbor, espaliered fruit trees, fig hedges, citrus galore, several happy humming bee hives, pomegranates…

    “It was such a kick to see the greedy glee in all the attendees faces as they cut buckets upon buckets of blooms. Thorns be damned, no one could get enough. There really is nothing like cutting your own flowers.”

    Workshop attendees discussed color and choosing flowers for an event, and had the chance to create some of Ariella’s signature-style compote arrangements, taller statement arrangements, and bridal bouquets…

    “My goal for these workshops is to teach people in an inspiring setting, feed them delicious food and allow them to work with the most beautiful flowers around. A full on sensual overload,” says Ariella. “I think Chalk Hill offers that and more, and so I intend to make it an annual occurrence.”

    There are two spots left in Ariella’s next Master Class workshop at Chalk Hill, May 13-15. Find more information right HERE, or you can sign up for Ariella’s mailing list to be notified of future workshops HERE.

    SEE THE FULL GALLERY FOR MORE IMAGES FROM THIS FLORAL WORKSHOP AT CHALK HILL CLEMATIS.

     

    On the final day of Ariella’s Master Class workshops, attendees learn about designing a cohesive, unforgettable party. Check back later today to see Ariella‘s stunning table from last year’s Chalk Hill workshop, with more beautiful pics by Meg Smith.

     

    Ariella Chezar and Meg Smith are Snippet & Ink Select vendors.

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