the (not real) flowers

I just found these pictures on my camera, they were tests for the personal flowers. I have to say that I liked the tests a little better than the real thing. I just used greenery from around the house, the one above uses a few sprigs of the fern in the studio (the name of which escapes me at the moment) and the one below showcases my lovely sweet bay leaves. I had planned to harvest greenery from the yard at the house, but I ran out of time to really find anything good. Most of the greens had leaves that were way out of scale for boutonnieres, and by the time I got to do them, it was less than two hours before go time and I still hadn't even gotten the curlers in my hair.

This is what I wanted to do for the mothers' corsages (my mother insisted on a wrist corsage...) but then my mother balked at the idea of a red dahlia with her gold/cream dress, so I ended up doing them in ivory dahlias with matching grosgrain ribbon, in my humble opinion, not quite as nice, but still quite beautiful. Hopefully I'll have pro pictures soon, but it might be awhile as our lovely Liz is organizing a human rights conference in Kenya.

All the flowers (real and otherwise) are from Lebak Flower Farm. They don't have a website, but they are at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket on saturdays (although I'm not sure how many more weekends they'll be around for the winter) more on them to come.

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