I want to share these photos from a styled shoot from December. It took place in Long Beach, California at an old cemetery in the fall. The models are married and were so adorable together. It was inspiring to see Denise, the stylist and photographer, create her unique style in these photos. I was so excited to have my flower designs featured in this beautiful, gothic wedding.
Elegantly styled for the goth couple. A dark and dramatic vibe with unique touches in gold and black. Beautiful vintage tables and a classic, high back wicker chair. With a skull, candles and a geode wedding cake. The dark purple, plum color of the flowers really pop.
The day the shoot was scheduled, I got a call that we needed to push a few weeks. The silk and dried flowers really saved me, if I had been working with fresh flowers, I would have been out a lot of money. This is one great advantage of faux and dried flowers, so easy and stress free. They last a year or two or longer.
Photographer: Denise at dlartphoto.com
Models: Jennifer and David Trainer
Hair: A.M. Wegelin
Make Up: Lauren Messing
Cake: Nicole Bakes Cakes
Vintage Rentals: Provenance Rentals
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I specialize in dried and silk flower boutonnieres for weddings and prom. They are long lasting, make a great keepsake, and are very light… making them easy to pin on. Here is a tutorial on how I like to attach them.
Place the boutonniere on the left side of the jacket. I like to center it over the button hole on the lapel.
Pinch your fingers on the front and back of the lapel to hold it in place, and flip it over.
From the back, with the pin at an angle, slide the pin through the fabric, catch a bit of of the boutonniere, then back out through the fabric. My boutonnieres come with 2 pins, you can use 1 or 2 depending on how secure it feels to you. The second pin can form an X or go above or below the first.
With the pin on the back, it looks nice and clean, and shouldn’t poke any one.
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Dried and silk wrist corsages are a great long lasting keepsake for prom, a wedding, or an accessory. All of my corsages can be used both for pin on or tied to the wrist.
My wrist corsages are tied with ribbon. You can tie the ribbon with a bow or a knot at the bottom of your wrist like this:
or with the ribbon at the top, by the flowers, like this:
You can always change your mind and and pin it on too. Just trim the ribbon.