Let's talk about work for a minute. I am doing it. A lot. These photos are from a recent shoot I did with BHLDN, a truly top-notch bridal company started by the Anthropolgie and Urban Outfitters crew. Dream job, really. Dream people, dream clothes, dream food table. (Let's be real, the best part of shooting.)
The idea behind the story was incorporating fragrance into a wedding using flowers- they asked me to come up with five fragrant elements and let me concept each from the ground up. I made a bridal bouquet, old-fashioned wrist corsage, ceremony garlands, a floral head crown and an entry wreath. Doing this for a living definitely has pinch-me moments and seeing David Meredith's photos was one of them.
Behind the scenes, the garlands were truly and completely ridiculous smelling. Like knock you over smelling. My dear friend Siri (who is a floral wizard in her own right) slaved over stringing them all afternoon and I'm pretty sure she had to stick her head out of the cab window on the way home.
Siri is a prize and getting to work with her is fantastic. She grew up on a flower farm in Washington State- the real deal of flower girls. Between her and my sister, I'm pretty sure I'd never make it through a shoot without pulling all my hair out.
The shoot wrapped at a breezy 1pm and we piled buckets of leftovers into a cab on 26th street. After shlepping the flowers back to my kitchen table, Siri got a monster bouquet to take home and when she left, I draped my house in lily garlands like it was no big thing. They wilted by nightfall and the next morning I stuffed them in the garbage can and went back to work.