Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Moroccan Bouquet

Last week we played around with daffodils, disa orchids, parrot tulips and ranunculus to create this "moroccan-inspired" bouquet. The bouquet is bright bold jewel tones featuring feminine flowers and architectural lines.

Hopefully - this bouquet will be seen in the next issue of Destination Weddings magazing. Heather Forsythe of Heather Forsythe Photography took the photos. She is an amazing wedding photographer located in Charleston, SC. Her work is fantastic. Check her out at

Monday, January 5, 2009

Simple and Elegant

Yesterday my good friend Heather Totten gave me an absolutely fantabulous piece of hand-crafted pottery. She is an amazing potter. I keep trying to get her to sell her wares locally in Charleston, SC. This sweet little light blue pitcher has a simple leaf pattern hand carved onto both sides of the body.

Filled with a simple cluster of sweet peas this pitcher made my bedroom utterly shabby chic and I woke up excited about the New Year.

Sweet flowers and the perfect container. Floral design at its best!
Thanks Heather!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

A New Year!

2009 is off with a bang! This year A New Leaf Studio promises to return to its roots... focusing on sustainable and eco-chic design.

Yesterday we worked on the wedding of Mary Gould Woodside and Jamie Moorhead. It was a wonderful way to get the year started. Both Mary Gould and Jamie were fun to work with as were their parents. Both the wedding and the rehearsal dinner were coordinated by Stacey Fraunfelter of Red Letter Events, a Charleston Event Planning Company. Stacey and her team always make an event smooth sailing.

The rehearsal dinner at Hibernian Hall featured bold natural florals in oranges, reds and pinks in mercury glass vases accented by lots of ambient lighting. The wedding at the Wickliffe House was true southern elegance with an environmental element. Centerpieces of all white flowers alternating with potted container gardens in whites and greens were so fun to play with.

Mary Gould's bouquet (above) is one of my favorites.

Happy New Year to everyone!