Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Prettiest Mess


It's not a secret. I just really love flowers. If you take one peek at my instagram, you'll get the picture {pun intended:) } My mom has always had a knack for arranging beautiful flowers, so I'm the lucky daughter who gets to come home from school to a precious bouquet sitting on my dresser each and every time. My grandma, also an interior designer, has always kept the most beautiful garden. We have pictures of us gardening together when I was young and they're some of my favorite pictures. With my pigtail braids, mini watering can and a determined little spirit, I had my own little garden that I was responsible for at grandma's house. It doesn't stop there, though. My aunt {who's daughter just got married and through this amazing bridal shower} takes the cake for green thumbs. Her backyard is luscious and colorful, filled with old treasures from antique and consignment stores. I could live in her garden.

It is no wonder that I have been bitten by the same flower bug :) One of my new year's goals was to always keep fresh flowers in the house. What a fun goal, I know! Well, I recently styled a shoot in Santa Barbara and did all the florals myself. I got up at the bootie crack of dawn to go to the flower market here in Los Angeles. It's like my heaven on earth, other than the unkind hour of the morning you have to go to make it for the good flowers! Arms full of ranunculus, garden roses, spray roses and peonies {!!!} I was ready to go. Sitting in the middle of the newspaper and freshly cut stems and buds, I thought to myself, "This is the prettiest mess I've ever made." My mom would agree ;)

These pictures make me smile so big, because that's what my heart was doing while arranging the bouquets. I can't wait to show you more of the shoot soon, but for now here are some beautiful arrangements that Danielle captured!

*all images by Danielle Capito Photography | Flowers from Mayesh at the LA Flower Market | Turquoise chair from Elan Event Rentals

Do you like?! What's your favorite flower? Currently mine are ranunculus, peonies and garden roses.

Have a beautiful Tuesday!
xoxo
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53 comments:

  1. That first photo is so gorgeous!! We've never really been indoor plant people, but I love the idea of having beautiful blooms in the house. I think my favourite might have to be tulips (they're my favourite to paint!) but peonies and ranunculus are gorgeous! xo

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    1. Thanks Brittany! Tulips are SO gorgeous.

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  2. Gorgeous Michaela! This is something I really need to start practicing.
    I want to see those pics of you gardening as a little one!

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    1. Haha! I'll have to dig them out and post some soon! :)

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  3. Lovely! I definitely don't have a green thumb, but I am so impressed by people who do. I love the arrangements. My favorite flowers hands down are orchids. Lucky for me, they are pretty easy to keep alive :)

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    1. WOW! You must have a green thumb if you can keep those alive. I've killed every one I've ever had! ha!

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  4. You are so talented. My mom always kept fresh flowers in our house as well. It just brings a "homey" feeling to any room! Love those arrangements :)

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  5. Oh I ADORE flowers! I just wish my budget allowed me to buy them more often.
    lovely bouquet!! What a cool opportunity!

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  6. Beautiful photos, love the first and last one! :)

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  7. Gorgeous flowers!! Ever since I was small I said my favorite flowers were daisies. They are just so cute and cheerful. But, now that I'm older,I still love daisies, but I've developed a new love for tulips, ranunculus and peonies. Some of the flowers you have pictures of!

    You are definitely talented! The arrangements are exquisite!

    -brittany @ vitadibella.blogspot.com

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    1. Daisies are so cute and sweet. Thank you so much, Brittany!

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  8. Love these images, I think I'm in need of some fresh ones today! :)

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    1. Yay! Hope you got some for yourself :))

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  9. Ahhhh totes feel you on this. There is nothing like some fresh flowers to make a house feel like a home. I'm obsessed with getting my garden going so I can grow my own. Peonies, hydrangeas, and garden roses are my favorites!

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    1. Same, girl!! Love all those and I bet your garden is lovely!

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  10. THAT. CHAIR!

    also, what an amazing bouquet you made! You are a natural at flower recipes and pairing things together! I can't WAIT to see all the things you are going to create with your brand and business! Skys the limit!

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  11. everyrthing looks beautiful!

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  12. Loving these flower arrangements!

    Shannon
    http://GBOfashion.com

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  13. Absolutely beautiful! I've currently been loving ranunculas too- they are just so full and pretty.
    Can't wait to see the finished shoot!
    Lori

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    1. Agreed, Lori! Delicate and pretty!!

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  14. so pretty! i love flowers but am never home enough to justify having them. i may need to just get some for my desk at work.

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    1. Thanks! YES! Get some for your desk space. Always more cheery :)

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  15. Stunning photos. Flowers are always so transforming. Can change a space entirely.

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  16. I love flowers and try to get some every Friday (or at least every other Friday), so I can enjoy them during the weekend! I love the shades of pink and white on your arrangement! My favorite are peonies and tulips :)
    xo,
    Marcela
    http://tucasablogonline.blogspot.com

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    1. What a great idea!! Thanks so much, Marcela!

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  17. How beautiful are these pictures! I love all the flowers you used!

    xoxo
    Stacey

    Five Minute Style 

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  18. Where are those pants from???? I love them!

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    1. Thank you! They're from Anthropologie :)

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  19. I love these pictures so much! These flowers are TO DIE FOR!

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  20. So beautiful I just LOVE it!!!!

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  21. Gorgeous Michaela! Flowers brighten everything up and make the day so much better. You have such a knack at arranging flowers. Hope your shoot went well.

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    1. Thanks, Lauren! I agree :) SO much brighter. It went great. You're so sweet!

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  22. Just stunning, love your floral style! We are so excited to be working with you and of course, thanks for the shout out :)

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  23. Such a sweet back story! And everything about this post is so beautiful! Also, we totally share the same love of flowers {and the same kinds too!}. I have been bringing in a fresh bouquet each week until I can get some of my own grown in the yard. They have a way of making any space feel happy.

    xo,
    Jen

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  24. These are gorgeous photos! My favorite flowers are hydrangeas and tulips! :)

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  25. This picture is absoutely beuatiful! Love that bouquet!
    XO
    http://preppyandfunny.wordpress.com/

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