My daughter asked me to make a faux succulent centerpiece and gave me free reign to choose the container. She was a little surprised when she saw what I picked out. She couldn’t imagine how it was going to turn out, but I had great visions. It was going to be lots of fun. I started by adding foam every place where I could imagine … Continue reading Succulent Centerpiece in Funky Vase
My sweet niece picked out these cheerful sunflowers for her wedding bouquet. What a cutie! I have since used the sunflower for thousands of bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres. I’ve made many variations, some with twine or burlap for a rustic feel. Others with baby’s breath or satin bows and lots with royal blue flowers or ribbons. Probably the most popular is the twine wrapped sunflower. … Continue reading Sunflowers!
This handsome man with the dragon head is my husband. If you’ve read some of my other posts, you’ll know he has a knack for turning paper and balloons into amazing creatures, like frogs or turkeys. He took on a big challenge to make a dragon out of a box he found in our garage. Here are a few photos of his progress. Five … Continue reading That’s One Monstrous Piñata
This joyous little flower has brought me so much pleasure. They make the most beautiful corsages. I’ve come up with all of these designs using these faux African violets, but the one below is the most popular. These corsages are available in my Southcastle Creations Etsy shop. The cute little plant in a pot is in the Love’s Banner shop. Continue reading Violets!!
Of all the bouquets I do, this is the one I love best. I consider this my signature bouquet. I love the peach and sage green colors and the texture of the succulents and seeded eucalyptus. This bride was so sweet to send me photos from her wedding. The photo above is the cascading bridal bouquet lined up with the bridesmaids’ nosegays and kissing balls. … Continue reading My Signature Bouquet
The brides I work with have such great taste. I designed this daisy and rose set for a spring wedding. The white orchids look lovely on dark bridesmaids’ dresses. Custom orders are available on my Etsy shop. Continue reading Sunny and Sparkly Flowers
More lovely blue and yellow flowers. This time with baby’s breath. Continue reading Blue and Yellow Nosegay
Here’s flowers from another wedding. I found these wonderful purple succulents which the bride loved. (I’m on a search for more of these if anyone knows where I can get them.) Add the perfect white orchid, some seeded eucalyptus and some twine. Lovely! Continue reading Purple Succulent and White Orchids
These wedding flowers were a joy to make because I am so in love with the colors and flowers. The succulent bouquets with the seeded eucalyptus are my favorites but they are very difficult to make. Especially the cascading bouquets. Here are some of the cascading succulent bouquets I’ve made. The succulent chicks and hens are very unyielding and need to be padded so they … Continue reading Coral Rose and Succulent Wedding
A few years ago I was asked to make corsages for a Zombie Prom. Imagine, flowers I love so much with spiders I abhor. Read about my first attempts here. I’ve had fun accessing my dark side with spiders, worms, skulls and wilted flowers. I even did a spooky wedding. Here are some photos. And here are the bride’s bouquet and boutonnieres for the Halloween … Continue reading Halloween Corsages, Zombie Prom