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Working Designer Wednesday

May 21, 2014

Lots of pictures for you today!

1. Before and after…by Love, Lily

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2. Behind the scenes…

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Sachi Rose (“30 down 15 to go”)

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Tulip (one of my favorite photos ever)

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Holly Heider Chapple Flowers (studio space spilling over into a refrigerated truck on an epic wedding weekend)

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Foret Design Studio

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Ashley Fox Designs and David Grube Photography

3. Booth space designs…

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The Bouquets of Ascha Jolie

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A Garden Party

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Atelier Carmel

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Mary Jane Vaughn

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Patina Vintage Rentals

4. Designers to check out…

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Jolene @ Estelle Flowers

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Karen @ Splendid Stems

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Shea @ Shea Hopely Flowers

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Susan @ Three Sisters (Retrospect Images)

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Tara @ A Day in Provence

5. First look…

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gbc style and Sara Wight Photography

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The Posh Posey

6. Step-by-step…

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MG Floral Design

7. Labeling…


Clare Day Flowers and Brian Becker Photography

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Glorious Twelve and Lee Garland Wedding Photography

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Bows and Arrows and Apryl Ann Photography

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Cori Cook Floral Design and Marianne Brown Photography

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Blush Floral Design and Robert & Kathleen Photographers

8. Pop-Up Shops…

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The Moss & Rose

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Gertie Mae’s and Buffy Dekmar Photography

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Ponderosa & Thyme

9. Presentation ideas…

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Cori Cook Floral Design and Azuree Wiitala Photography

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Flowers by Denise

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Blue Eye Brown Eye and Daniel Davis Photography

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Park Place Design

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The Cutting Garden and Braedon Flynn Photography

10. Bows styles…

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Martha Stewart

Have a wonderful Wednesday!



  1. Great flower lady

    May 21st, 2014 at 6:44 am

    Love all the photos. Thanks again for shout out!!

  2. Southern Blooms by Pat's Floral Designs

    May 21st, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    The bouquet first looks are the best! Thank you so much for posting those.


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