10 November 2010

behind the scenes: flowers + favors

pumpkin whoopie pies.  who knew they could be so inspiring?  i guess jillian of 100 layer cake did.  she challenged me to create a wedding centerpiece inspired by this seasonal favorite for a recent shoot.  here are some behind the scenes snaps.  {click here for the full post}
done and ready to go!
look at those parrot tulips...they're screaming for attention
i try to use the same approach with flowers as i would food - incorporating fresh, seasonal elements to create a thoughtful and natural design.  i used one of my favorite fall flowers, the cafe au lait dahlia, for its ability to capture so many of fall's muted hues -- cream, orange, mocha, pink, peach.  and the tree peonies's color and to-die-for wine/yellow center was too hard to resist...they were the perfect bold complement to the more subtly-colored flowers.  i love shape and texture, so each element gets a chance to stand out.  all reminiscent of a lush, bountiful autumn garden. 
i had so much fun on this shoot.  thanks so much jillian, scott, sarah, sooz and lindsay.  and yes, i totally ate not one, but two, whoopie pies.  could go for another right now...yum! x
{top photo by scott clark photo, styling by jillian event design, pumpkin whoopie pies by one girl cookies}


  1. Ooooh, pumpkin whoopie pies and beautiful flowers! A combination of wo of my favorite things - genius! kat you've outdone yourself, the flowers are divine.

    Stylishly yours,

  2. gorgeous and unexpected. what a perfectly lovely way to celebrate fall. makes me miss new york even though it's sunny and warm in cali right now!

  3. The information and the detail were just perfect. I think that your perspective is deep, its just well thought out and really fantastic.