Monday, May 2, 2011

Wedding Flowers & Flower Photography




Dearest blogging friends, I hope this finds you well. I have been so busy and not meaning to take such a long break but, I have had things that have needed my attention. A dry run for the wedding flowers was done, I spent some time with Sammie on spring break and then I set to organizing around here. As I mentioned before I have my eldest daughter's wedding coming up this month. Check lists are getting done, new items and projects being added. So my artwork has been set to the side for the moment, yet I am managing to stay creative in helping with the wedding. I managed to take some flower photographs of some of our wedding choices.


Today I did take the time to alter some of photographs that I took of the wedding flowers we are choosing for the table top arrangements and played with them giving them some textures and such, but ever so lightly so you could see the beauty of these flowers. Top of the list are the beautiful blooms that May has to offer. Lilacs on their stems, Ranuculus, Gerbena and Vintage Roses. The wedding flower pallet that Laura chose is a soft pastels, with lavenders, peaches and pinks.



Although you can get Ranunculus in May you have to get them three days ahead to let them open and their heads are smaller, but they are such a beautiful flower, it will be well worth the extra care. The Gerbena Daisy is so beautiful with its big head I would love to grow some to take photographs of as they are simple beauties. I didn't know they are a member of the sunflower family until I was reading about them. Did you know that fact? Then the true wedding flower hits that we chose were the vintage roses in a blush and the Lilacs on their stems. The smell of these beauties is soft, fragrant and colors are a beautiful. They all lasted well over a week with changing the water and feeding them.



As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life. John Lubbuck

More wedding flower prettiness to come and crafty goodness later this week, but wanted to let you know what I am up to.
What are your favorite May or wedding flowers? What projects are you working on? I'd love to know~

3 comments:

  1. Hi Theresa,

    Oh what fun organizing your daughters wedding and love the beautiful flowers you have chosen.
    I don't think you can beat vintage roses, and I adore lily of the valley and I do love ranunculus. Best of luck with the plans

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  2. Beautiful photography! What software do u use?

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  3. Thank you ladies. I sent you an email Carolyn with a note....
    Bella Vida, On these photos I only layered a texture over several & created the frame @ Picnik.com. I happened to get some great shots from photographing them outdoors close up with my Sony Cybershot. I have used CS5 Photoshop which I love but I only had a trial version.
    Thanks for your visit and comments. Theresa

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Have a creative day, Theresa