Friday, December 19, 2014

Fun shoot

Nicole Seu of Design3511 wanted to practice with a fancy camera so I volunteered to muster up a few wedding bouquets for her to shoot.  Mahalo Nicole for those gorgeous shots!

Eucalyptus collared bouquet with roses, carnations, iridescent viburnum berries and wax flower.

Black and white pearls and crystals surround this bouquet of delphinium, roses, carnations, wax flower and viburnum berries.

Leaf covered handle below the wire collar.

Eucalyptus leaf container holds a mini bouquet of roses.  These may be grouped to create a centerpiece or used separately as accent pieces.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Francoise Weeks Maui Woodland Workshop Oct. 2014

The theme was "Woodland" and we had a fun time creating several designs using local and non-local productFrançoise introduced us to new ways of using materials.  Lisa Almeida of Blossoms Hawaii, Maui was our host.

Woodland arrangements.
Angela DeCoite's bridal bouquet.

 Back and sideview of Angela's bouquet.

Erica Rasmussen's bridal bouquet.

Handle treatment for Erica's bouquet.

Deb's Woodland bouquet.
Handle treatment for Deb's bouquet.
Different style using a wire collar.  Lois Hiranaga's bouquet.
Deb's collared bouquet.

Botanical purses.
Francoise with our purses.
Erica with her headpiece.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Fundamental Mechanics and Techniques with Hitomi Gilliam AIFD in Honolulu

Hitomi working on a midollino armature.

Midollino and acrylic base before adding the flora.

Study in angles.

Class projects.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Hitomi Gilliam AIFD and Lois Hiranaga AIFD on Kauai

Hitomi and Lois were on Kauai to present a fabulous design show in late July at the Kauai Beach Resort.  Here are some of their arrangements.

All red columnar arrangement by Hitomi.

Hitomi's angular arrangement.

Hitomi's arrangement with a bit of bling.
Lois Hiranaga's compote.

Hand tied bouquet of mixed temperate and tropical flowers by Lois.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

AIFD Symposium 2014, Chicago

I was not able to attend the annual AIFD Symposium this year, but I decided to post some of my favorite designs which I saw on Facebook.

Gorgeous bouquet with matching necklace piece by Tomas De Bruyne for Team Hitomi.

Green Point Nurseries vendor table by Hitomi Gilliam AIFD
Ocean View Flowers vendor table by René van Rems AIFD
Composite lily wedding bouquet by Walter Fedyshyn AIFD

Cascade bouquet by Robert Koene
Arrangement by Hitomi Gilliam AIFD
Amazing lilies on Lily Occasions table by René can Rems AIFD
Lily Occasions table by René van Rems AIFD at Symposium

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

King Kamehameha Day Lei Draping Ceremony

It takes a fire engine to help drape the lei on the King's arms.

Mayor Kirk Caldwell helping to drape lei.

Most of the lei are now draped.  The public donated plumeria when it was announced that the supplier did not have enough plumeria to finish all the lei.

A shot of the crowd watching the ceremony.

One of three statues which was decorated today.