I feel very fortunate to have been a contributor to Erich's workshop this past October. I'm really grateful that both he and Ginny had enough faith in me to be able to execute everything that they wanted. It was an unforgettable experience and I was grateful every minute that I was able to create there.
When I arrived to Bend, my flowers were mostly dead. With the shoots not starting until Tuesday, I was pretty confident everything I had ordered wasn't going to make it. Lovely Madison from A Native Bloom lives in the area and came and picked us up! We went to various parking lots and clipped berries, smoke bush, plum foliage, cosmos, she was a life saver. She is a perfect example of why I love this flower community.
We also went to Lowe's and Home Depot to buy some plants to incorporate as well and I found some beautiful ones. I had a few more boxes of flowers shipped in last minute and arranged everything on Tuesday morning with help from my assistant Brenna. It was a stressful experience, but I'm grateful that it pushed me to incorporate some different ingredients. I think everything turned out better that way.
Earth was the first bouquet I put together and I loved the muted tones that were slightly muddy. The addition of the purplish-brown plum foliage was just what the bouquet needed to really make it feel like Earth. With Ginny's gorgeous ribbon hanging to the ground it was better than imagined. This was the first shoot of four! More coming soon...
Photography: Erich Mcvey | Creative Direction & Styling: Ginny Au assisted by Ashley Nicole | Flowers: Ashley Beyer assisted by Brenna Williams | Hair & Makeup: Amy Clarke for The Halcyon Agency assisted by Beth Level | Gown: 'Danielle Gown' by Leanne Marshall from The English Department | Jewelry: J. Crew | Groom's Attire: J. Crew | Paper Goods: Mon Voir | Ribbon: Froufrou ribbon | Models" Anthony Culver and Samantha Dearing of Muse Models | Location: Rene Schwab Cowgirl Hideout in Alfalfa, Oregon | Sponsors: Red Leaf Boutique and Neve Albums | Photo Lab: PhotoVision | Film Sponsor: Fuji Film