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Large Scale Floral Arrangements
with Sarah WinwardPhotos by Braedon Flynn

kellyoshiro.com | photo: braedon flynn | floral: sarah winward

It was such an honor to collaborate with the amazing Sarah Winward for her maker editorial for Flutter Mag and Florabundance Design Days. It’s always my favorite to capture an artist at work, and Sarah is certainly that! The amazing garden of Lotusland served as our backdrop and also, as an impromptu source for floral supplies. Sarah snagged an oversized branch from the gardeners the morning of her shoot to use in her arrangement.

I pulled large urns from Elan Events Rentals and a simple round table from The Tent Merchant. Tricia Saroya lent me some of her collection of galvanized containers to hold the floral ingredients for Sarah’s arrangement. Photographer, Braedon Flynn, picked the spot, a stunning backlit location with giant Agaves on the lawn of Lotusland and it’s actually the very same spot Martha shot a cover for Living a few years ago.

From Sarah:

“I am inspired by the outdoors. I love all of the different regional flowers and foliage, and love watching them change with the season. It is the textures and color combinations that are constantly changing in nature that really ignite the passion for flowers in me.

I love that nature is wild, and unapologetic. I try to show a bit of that in my work. I like lots of different varieties in an arrangement, and I like them to have a fairly loose shape so that they look like they are still close to the garden that they came from.”

Photos: Braedon Flynn for Flutter Mag | Floral Design: Sarah Winward | Prop Styling & Editorial Production: Kelly Oshiro | Location: Lotusland | Table: The Tent Merchant | Arrangement Container: Elan Event Rentals | Galvanized Containers: Tricia Saroya

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kellyoshiro.com | photo: braedon flynn | floral: sarah winward

kellyoshiro.com | photo: braedon flynn | floral: sarah winward

kellyoshiro.com | photo: braedon flynn | floral: sarah winward

kellyoshiro.com | photo: braedon flynn | floral: sarah winward

kellyoshiro.com | photo: braedon flynn | floral: sarah winward
kellyoshiro.com | photo: braedon flynn | floral: sarah winward
kellyoshiro.com | photo: braedon flynn | floral: sarah winward

kellyoshiro.com | photo: braedon flynn | floral: sarah winward

Flower Chic: Black Boutonnieres

I’m smitten with these black (well or pretty close to it) flowers! Black scabiosa is frilly and delicate, black dahlias are geometric, and chocolate cosmos are such a sweet, tiny flower. I love the idea of using these flowers for boutinerres for a moody winter wedding…

Seriously how stunning would a black dahlia against a white dinner jacket?

To make boutinerres is really, really, easy to do:

1. Begin with a flower and one piece of foliage (here, I’m using dusty miller).

2. Place the foliage behind the flower and hold between your two fingers.

3. Then grab a piece of stretchy green floral tape.

4. Stretch the tape as you wrap around the flower and the foliage, creating a little bouquet basically.

5. Then wrap the boutinerres with whatever ribbon you like. You can either glue the end of the ribbon to the back of the bout or you can pin it (depends on the size of the flower).

6. Stick in two pearl headed pins so you have those ready to go once your ready to pin it to your groom.

If you’re making this the night ahead, leave the flower stems long and place in water. Then when your ready to use, simply trim the stems and you’re good to go. Happy flower arranging!