WORKSHOPS: Texture, Texture, and More Texture!

Texture. the feel, appearance, or consistency of a surface or a substance.

There is something special and magical and wonderful about learning from other creatives and sharing your knowledge with those who seek it. So when Alexis from Alexis lauren floral chose the texture workshop, I was thrilled! You know how I love talking texture! And what better way to teach texture than to eliminate the distraction of focal blooms, eliminate the choice between blooms sizes and placement, eliminate color schematics that blur our vision of texture...and simply look at foilage, filler flowers, and accent pieces! 

So that's what we did! And I must say, I think it turned out gorgeous! I personally don't even miss the focal blooms in this bouquet and even feel that they would be a distraction. What do you think?

Can you see beyond the obvious and just see texture? Do you see the intricate detailed texture; the smooth, broad leafy texture; the pointy fuzzy texture, and that silky smooth ribbon texture? Do you see texture rather than flowers? Do you see texture rather than plants?  I'll be talking more about texture and breaking it down both here and on Instagram, and as always, would love to offer another texture class! Let me know if you'd like that!

Speaking of plants, I was so excited when I saw this black kale that I couldn't resist it! It's so full of life, movement, texture, and frills! The dark, rich color brings such warmth to the bouquet and really fills in nicely! Kale forever!!!

Didn't Alexis do an amazing job? Oh, and did I mention that we also learned a new bouquet technique and this was her first time trying it? yep! Pretty amazing. Seeing my student in this light was a thrill and one I can't wait to experience again very soon! If you'd like to try it as well, hop on over to the workshops page, or send me an email letting me know!

Photography by Haley Nord | Gown by Maggie Sottero Designs | Bouquet by Alexis Lauren Floral | Model Sadie | Venue The Charcoal Loft | Mentor The Potted Pansy