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Working Designer Wednesday

Jun 4, 2014

Hope your week is off to a great start! Grab a cup of tea and enjoy…

1. Joseph Massie’s latest floral couture commission, Florals Live, with Touchwood and Rosie Fortescue of Made in Chelsea…a ‘horti-couture’ creation revealed as his unique twist on the Chelsea Flower Show…



Joseph, a five-time RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gold medal award winner, dreamed up the handmade dress made entirely of fresh flowers which took over 25 man hours to craft. Thanks so much for sending the photos over for the Botanical Brouhaha readers to enjoy, Joe!

2. A great interview with Rachel Bowes, the founder of Finch and Thistle over at Verily Magazineread it here


3. Another great interview and studio tour…this one with Natalie Bowen of Natalie Bowen Designs in Rue Magazinesee it here

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Aubrie Pick Photography

4. A gift of images from Jodi Miller Photography to Holly Heider Chapple Flowers that blew me away…so gracious and beautiful…

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5. Beautiful seed packets “received alongside glorious blooms” from Philippa Craddock Flowers

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6. Love the idea behind this event design concept by Farmgirl Flowers…you pick the colors, they pick the flowers. I sure wish more brides/clients would tap into the expertise of floral designers by allowing them creative license to choose more of the blooms for the designs they create. Some of the most extraordinary bouquets and arrangements I’ve seen were born as a result of unbridled creativity and a stroke of inspiration sparked by the sight of a certain killer bloom. Something to consider, brides…find a designer you love and trust, set him/her free to create and watch the magic happen…

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7. So impressed by the gorgeous sketchbooks of Flowerbazar

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8. How many of us have done this?

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Moss & Magnolia

9. A peek into the back of the truck/trailer…

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Sherwood Design and Events

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Courtenay Lambert Floral Design

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Lovely Little Details

10. Love to see your studios in the midst of the creative process…

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Full Bloom Floral Design

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Dandelion Ranch

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Bramble and Bee

Working late

Blossom Alliance

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Floral Art

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As I was writing this post last night, I was struck again by just how lucky I am to have found a place to call home for my love of flowers and flower people….called Botanical Brouhaha. And I was reminded again of the relationships that have come to fruition over the last couple of years through this little community of flower loving people and designers. You all inspire me and bless me over and over. Thank you so much!



  1. Sachi Rose says:

    Thank YOU for connecting us. Botanical Brouhaha is truly one of a kind. xo

  2. Love this post Amy….thanks for sharing!


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