It Was a Busy Month for Flower Duet
Boy were we busy in April! We had a multitude of weddings, flower classes, team building and a TV appearance! Plus a few great press features! Enjoy our May news and Happy Mother’s Day to all! Remember to give flowers on Mother’s Day and perhaps a floral arranging class for your Mom? Gift certificates are always nice!
Monochromatic Flowers for a Spring Color Palette
All Photos by Jen Fujikawa. Floral Designs by Flower Duet.
Last month, we had a teaser in our newsletter about a feature we did with photographer Jen Fujikawa. It was featured on Inspired by This in mid-April. Here are some of the wonderful photos of flowers we created for the shoot! Enjoy these photos and see all of them on the blog here:
Flower Classes at Flower Duet’s Studio, The Huntington Library and for Corporate Staff Appreciation!
We’ve been busy teachers! In April, Casey taught a plethora of private lessons at Flower Duet’s studio and we had sold out classes at our Studio and at The Huntington Library in San Marino. We are excited to celebrate our 10th year of teaching The Art of Floral Design at The Huntington Library in June when we feature pale pink garden roses combined with the newest hottest colored standard rose: Cappucino! Sign up now…these classes sell out quickly!
Flower Duet Studio Class Highlights
PEONIES ARE IN!
Huntington Library Class Highlights
Corporate Team Building with Flowers: A Staff Appreciation
Funky Flowers are Fun!
It’s hard to overstate how much we love flowers. Here are a few shots of some flowers you may or may not have seen. And a couple ideas on how to arrange flowers you love but in a new way!
A trip to San Diego for a TV Appearance
We were honored to appear again on Fox5 San Diego last month to promote the dinner this year with a new designer, Carly Cylinder who did a great job featuring the Calfornia flower farmers in her take on the outdoor dinner party.
Casey showed the morning host this year on Fox5 how choosing the right vase for your flower designs makes a big difference in how the flowers will look and how many blooms you’ll need. She featured all locally grown flowers from Pincushion Protea to Ranunculus to Tulips!
After the show, Casey and her family took a side trip to the Flower Fields to drink in the sunshine and wonderful flowers!
2017 Field to Vase Dinner Tour
The American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour is a series of intimate, must-attend gatherings that place seasonal, local and sustainable American Grown Flowers at the center of the table where locally grown food, beer and wine are served by a farm-to-table chef. Each artisan-style dinner is held at a breathtaking venue — an American flower farm that encourages guests to experience the age-old art and science of flower farming. You can still sign up for the dinners throughout the country! Go to the site today.
Flower Duet In The News
We were featured online this month in addition to the monochromatic photo shoot!
More features in the last month with Flower Duet in the news….
And … Some April Weddings, Too
Weddings are full of last minute details…so we don’t always get to shoot every wedding we send out the studio door! Here are a few shots from last month’s weddings.
Flower Book Recommendation: The Flower Book by Rachel Siegfried
How did we miss this book when it came out in February this year? It is right on target for the floral design compote design trends. The author takes us step-by-step on how to place flowers and the photography is totally fantastic!
From the publisher:
“Explore 60 flowers, bloom by bloom, in stunning portraiture with lush macrophotography that showcases the details of each flower, and learn how to arrange flowers with different styles, tips, and techniques.
Intimate portraits of each flower include quick-reference profiles with tips for choosing the best blooms, care for cut stems, arranging recommendations, colors, shapes, and even growing tips to transform the home, from yard to tabletop. Study a multitude of blooms, from the amaryllis in spring, snapdragon in summer, and dahlia in fall to tropical wonders such as orchids and African lilies.
The Flower Book spotlights 30 sample floral arrangements that show how to design and build custom floral arrangements using featured blooms. Plus, a step-by-step techniques section walks beginners through the basics of foliage and fillers, bouquets, and arrangements to make this book as practical as it is beautiful.
A perfect gift for anyone who loves flowers, The Flower Book celebrates all the wonderful qualities of flowers—their sheer beauty, infinite variety, and power to evoke admiration—bloom by exquisite bloom.”
Available from Amazon.com
Flower Tool: A Substitute for a Corsage Box
When in the middle of a wedding season, it’s easy to run out of corsage and boutonniere boxes. In a pinch and in need of a lot of corsage boxes, Casey found herself in our local Smart and Final store and bought a ton of the clear salad 8×8-inch containers. These are called: Clamshell Hinged Plastic Containers. These are an excellent choice for boutonnieres and corsages – as well as the ever-growing popular floral crown!
- You can fit 6 boutonnieres in one large salad box – great amount for a set of groomsmen.
- An entire full floral crown fits in the larger box and it’s not crushed.
- These boxes cost a fraction of the amount one corsage box costs from your local wholesale floral supply.
- The variety of sizes fits many items….a single corsage or more than one!