27 June 2011

saturday at the flea

happy monday morning glories.  hope you had a lovely weekend.  mine was great and perfectly summer-y.  so here are some quick snaps from saturday's flea.  i was all about summer wild.  and the last of the peonies.  thanks to everyone who came by.  x  p.s. like my new tent?
festiva peony
stock, coreopsis and cosmos

21 June 2011

real wedding - anna & buzz

photos of anna and buzz's april wedding at alger house.  daisies are super sentimental to anna so i incorporated them as well as chamomile, duchess peonies, dusty miller, muscari, garden roses, tweedia, ranunculus, astilbe, lisianthus, white cherry blossoms, passion vine, hyacinth and more into the design. 
  photos by weddings by two

16 June 2011

extra, extra! read all about it!

i'm dishing out advice on wedding flowers in the bridal guide of today's metro new york.  page 24.   and because metro is an intermational newspaper, i'm in other editions too!  above is a photo of the moscow and st. petersburg edition.  this operation is going worldwide...

p.s. late breaking news!  for all my non-new york friends, the article is now available online.

15 June 2011

summer school!

announcing the next workshop...summer entertaining with flowers!

lovelies, 'tis the season for sun, fun & outdoor entertaining! the next flower workshop will be all about creating an arrangement for the summer table.  like the previous workshop, the m.o is the same -- we'll focus on seasonal materials, i'll teach you some basic principles and techniques of designing with flowers and once again, when you leave with your gorgeous arrangement, you will beam with pride when folks say, 'wow, you made that?!'

cost is $160 (includes all the materials, instruction and cocktails) and class is limited to six students.  email me at kathleen{at}katflower{dot}com to register and/or for more information. and by all means, feel free to share with friends that might be interested.

looking forward to making pretty avec vous,
k x

p.s. for those that are interested elsa mehary, certified bach flower specialist, will offer individualized treatments using liquid flower essences {think bach's rescue remedy}. the perfect compliment to take home with your arrangement...

{photo by allan zepeda of mel & co.}

13 June 2011

real wedding - charity & ari

some photos from charity & ari's february wedding at the foundry, originally previewed here.  
used white cherry blossoms, roses, ranunculus, dusty miller, stock, anemones, eucalyptus, lisianthus, geranium and ostrich feathers in my floral design.
load-in.  sorry for the blurry iphone image
congratulations again charity and ari!  wishing you a lifetime of love, happiness and magical, starry nights! 
special thanks to team kat flower for all your hard work and loli events for day-of coordination. 
{photos except 7 & 8 by ashleigh ide}

10 June 2011

so much promise...

 the tag said thunderbolt and that's a powerful name if ever i heard one.  i wanted them for a bridal bouquet.  the color was perfect.  sure they're ridiculously expensive but tree peonies are special.  they say WOW and that center...full on gorgeous.  the only thing that rivals their beauty is their fragility. got them back from market fine and immediately put them in the cooler so they can drink and relax until i needed them.  but i guess the commute to the location was rough.  while they appeared fine at first, when i went to arrange them, they fell apart.  and there's no salvaging, no life support, no nothing -- just a petal-less flower.

i brought them home even in their less than perfect state.  no one ever got to see how beautiful they were but i remember...

02 June 2011

behind the scenes: vintage new york shoot

 some of my behind the scenes snaps from a recent photo shoot featured on style on pretty today...

the brief called for soft, romantic flowers in creamy neutrals, the softest of blush and peach styled with wedding gowns and tabletop by anthropologie.  with that in mind, i chose, among others, peonies, anemones, lilac, ranunculus, euc, spray roses, geranium and one of my favorites, cappucino hellebore {not the color's official name, just by personal description}.

and here are some of my favorite images from the final edit:

loved everything about this shoot -- the incredibly talented team, led by katie murphy of aisle candy and kt merry, photographer extraordinaire, the location, the gorgeous dresses, the brilliant styling, the beautiful watercolor dinnerware, the delicious almond croissants at craft services...

BIG thank you to all my colleagues!  the images are beyond.  click here for the full post.
photographer: kt merry
event design and styling: rock paper scissors
tableware: anthropologie
cake and macarons: nine cakes
calligraphy: love jenna

jewelry: bhldn 
hair: takahide tokuyama for patrick melville salon
makeup: hiro yonemoto for MAKE UP FOR EVER