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An Urban Flower Bar

The Floral Reserve is the latest venture to come from the talented floral design team at Flowers by Semia. Located steps from downtown Providence in the industrial-chic Steel Yard, this natural light-filled space is a blank canvas just waiting to be splashed with color. Showcasing the versatility of the space, we imagined this styled shoot to be an intimate gathering; celebrating friendship and the first autumnal harvest. The celebration kicked off with a curated menu of fall-inspired libations served out of a 1983 shiny-silver Airstream. As guests made their way inside they were met with a brilliant display of flora and the intoxicating aroma of seasonal sweets. A scrumptious spread of artisan meats & cheeses and seasonal hors d’ouevres was set upon a farm table for guests to casually feast on between laughter-filled conversations and creating bouquets. The interactive flower bar filled with feathery branches, golden berry stalks, fiery foliage, and lush blooms encouraged guests to unleash their inner artist. Their sumptuous bouquets served as a beautiful reminder of the amazing day shared together.

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An Urban Flower Bar

The Floral Reserve is the latest venture to come from the talented floral design team at Flowers by Semia. Located steps from downtown Providence in the industrial-chic Steel Yard, this natural light-filled space is a blank canvas just waiting to be splashed with color. Showcasing the versatility of the space, we imagined this styled shoot […]

Floral Crush – A Vibrant Styled Shoot

A vibrant fusion of color, flora, and fashion at Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum.

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum became a playground for Sayles Livingston Design to showcase her floral craft. The vision was a modern garden filled with bright, almost neon blooms mellowed out with the clean lines of clear acrylic chairs and a wooden farm table for a touch of warmth.

A clean invitation suite alluded to the modern garden theme.

The fashion-forward styling of Beth Chapman Styling played off the grandeur of the mansion and the explosion of color.

The escort cards were weaved into a web of peonies, snapdragons, anenomes, and ranunculus for a fresh twist.

Sparkling rosé in crystal coups were the perfect signature cocktail for the modern garden theme.

Clear acrylic chairs juxtaposed with a wooden farm table created the perfect balance of modern and classic style.

Blackstone Caterers crafted a garden party menu filled with light, refreshing fare.

The four-tier cake emulated the floral web and the overall inspiration of the styled shoot flawlessly.

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Floral Crush – A Vibrant Styled Shoot

A vibrant fusion of color, flora, and fashion at Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum. Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum became a playground for Sayles Livingston Design to showcase her floral craft. The vision was a modern garden filled with bright, almost neon blooms mellowed out with the clean lines of clear acrylic chairs and a […]

Apotheca Flowers – Vendor Spotlight

Tucked away in quaint Goffstown, New Hampshire you’ll find Apotheca Flowers; a floral studio/cafe hybrid where a team of talented souls create floral works of art and a cup of Joe that’ll tantalize your taste buds…

1. How did Apotheca Flowers come to be?

Apotheca Flowers was born of necessity and a desire to create a space that was uplifting and inspiring for people. I opened during a time in my life when I found myself at a crossroads with two young children and jumping in head first was my only option. Life is short, and it’s so important to quest for Eden while we are here. Beauty matters and an inspired object can bring so much joy into a space- and flowers are certainly one of life’s most powerful objects of beauty. They communicate beyond words and impact the human spirit in unparalleled ways.

2. Do you offer services beyond floral design? 

We offer plant installations, creative workshops, and a gorgeous gift gallery, as well as a rotating art gallery.  Our space is also home to a café.  Community involvement is a hugely important to us, and nothing nurtures community like an offering of fellowship over poured cups and filled plates.

3. What is currently trending in floral design?

Movement!! We can’t get enough of rambling imperfection and finding design balance in unexpected ways. Also, large installations and color juxtaposed with tones that ooze historical elegance.

4. What flowers are in season right now?

We buy locally as much as possible in late summer and early to mid-autumn….mixing local blooms with flowers from all over the world creates such rich, dynamic colors and textures to work with. Currently we are playing with dahlias, zinnias, grasses and all sorts of seed pods like scabiosa and milkweed and, of course, garden roses. New Zealand peonies are arriving now and in a few weeks Chilean, which we are so excited about!

5. How far are you willing to travel to provide your services?

We travel anywhere!  This year found us in Rhode Island, Maine, Connecticut, Nantucket, Boston, New York, Vermont, and our own beloved New Hampshire.  We are always up for adventure and unique story telling through color, texture, and design!

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Apotheca Flowers – Vendor Spotlight

Tucked away in quaint Goffstown, New Hampshire you’ll find Apotheca Flowers; a floral studio/cafe hybrid where a team of talented souls create floral works of art and a cup of Joe that’ll tantalize your taste buds… 1. How did Apotheca Flowers come to be? Apotheca Flowers was born of necessity and a desire to create […]

Industrial Glam – A Styled Shoot

The raw elements of the Waterfire Arts Center juxtaposed with fresh green foliage & modern décor created an ethereal vibe for this industrial glam styled shoot. 

Bright natural light flooded the preserved industrial framework of the former rubber manufacturing facility, bouncing off the exposed steel beams and weathered bricks. The raw authenticity and muted colors of the space inspired Karen Taddei of Lilacs to choose her signature green and white floral palette with pops of burgundy and silver accents. “This was a natural palette not to compete with, but respect. The simplicity of the green pear branches turning burgundy with the season combined with the acid green viburnum and hanging amaranthus infused the industrial space with fresh beauty,” Karen described. An airy canopy of chiffon draping and three beaded chandeliers designed by floated above the zinc-top table, softening the space with warmth and romance.

“The draping installation combined with the beaded chandeliers over the tables added a dreamy, airy quality that was illuminated by the gorgeous light that streamed through the large windows. We kept the look flowing and romantic with a touch of drama to soften the space,” Christen of Ryan Designs described.

Soaring arrangements of earthy, autumn-kissed branches and hanging flora in silver fluted vases added a touch of drama while the clean lines of the transparent ghost chairs completed the modern look. The bouquets and headpieces were designed with lush peonies, ranunculus, and sweet pea to reflect the romanticism of the Midsummer’s Night inspired fashions from Modern Trousseau.

Raw-edged paper painted with icy blue watercolor by The Paper Perfectionist embodied the industrial glam vision flawlessly.

Mouth-watering tempura lobster & duck confit nuggets drizzled in blueberry bbq sauce crafted by Russell Morin Catering & Events.

Lemon lilac petit four topped with a mini macaron crafted by Emily Bridges, Pastry Chef at Russell Morin Catering & Events made the perfect bite-sized treat.

 

 

 

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Industrial Glam – A Styled Shoot

The raw elements of the Waterfire Arts Center juxtaposed with fresh green foliage & modern décor created an ethereal vibe for this industrial glam styled shoot.  Bright natural light flooded the preserved industrial framework of the former rubber manufacturing facility, bouncing off the exposed steel beams and weathered bricks. The raw authenticity and muted colors […]

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