Our biggest secret is forging. We love to forge through the woods, neighborhood and abandon parking lots. You find the best stuff and unusual things you can't find at the market. Smokebush is one of our favorite foliage to use and it's bloomin all over the East Bay. You may notice we use a lot of dried foliage as well, 90% of the dried foliage is from forging while we are taking long road trips. My boyfriend hates when I stop and forge in the middle of the highway. Not only is he worried about my safety, which is sweet but our car is constantly filled with dead leaves and dirt. That's the price my loved one has to pay. #floristlife
We couldn't be more happy that dried elements are making a scene. We collect dried goods year around and store them in our studio when the perfect opportunity arises. We have been sneaking bits and pieces into our bridal bouquets this year. Our addiction to dried floral started last spring when we created a giant dried bouquet for a boudoir shoot at Point Reyes.
We think in 2018 you will see more dried pieces throughout the year and plenty next fall. Beware 2018 brides because I will sneaking some into your bouquets, boutonnières, centerpieces and your installations. Below we created a few mood boards of what to expect.