Monday, August 17, 2009
Welcome to my blog for Flowers for Royal Weddings
Hello and Welcome! My name is Terry, and I was encouraged by my brother to create a blog about whatever interested me the most. Also, I saw Julie and Julia this weenkend which helped give me the nudge that blogging could be fun and a great way to share my ideas with the world.
My favorite thing to do is work with flowers. I was a career floral designer for over 15 years, and specialized in wedding flowers. Currently, I am not working full time in the industry... about 4 years ago, the economic climate and a need for a normal work schedule ruled, so I left flowers for a desk job. I am truly greatful for having a job, a good job, in the current economic confusion. But, there are times when I have to get my hands back on the flowers in order to stay sane.
My main focus as a floral designer was weddings. I have studied vintage pictures of brides carrying their bouquets, followed the trends in the major magazines, and tried to put something of myself in many or the bridal bouquets I have created.
Simply the most inspiring to me are the bouquets carried by the royal brides of the British and European royal families. I will go on record as saying that the bouquet of Diana Princess of Wales, to me is the epitome of bridal bouquets. But, my all time favorite, for it's precision construction, floral content, and overall look is the boquet carried by Sarah, The Dutchess of York.
I wont let my first post go on so long.... I wanted to open with a general description of me and my interest in the subject. I hope to hear from flower lovers, floral designers, Royal enthusiasts, or anyone interested in this narrow, though interesting topic... interesting to me anyway.
I would like to hear what others think, and do invite floral designers to leave a post and add a pic of your floral work, especially bridal bouquets, corsages/boutonnieres, ceremony/altar work, etc. Thanks for taking time to check out my blog.
The attached picture at the top of this post is a bouquet I created for my sister-in-law, the wedding was way back in 2002... but, it still remains one of my favorite and most meaningful pieces of work.