last week i went to the flower mart, picked up some blooms {whatever stood out to me at the time} and went home to prep the flowers. these weren’t for a client, but they were to keep my creative energy going in the down season. i picked up some mini pineapples, ranunculus, narcissus, leafy eucalyptus, brunia, and some blush pink carnations. carnations get such a bad rap but when paired with other pretty, natural elements, i think they blend in quite well, don’t you?

even though this bouquet wasn’t for a client, it was a great way for me to get my hands dirty and start practicing again for the wedding season ahead. with the addition of floral design to just about every wedding i’m planning/styling this year {minus 2, and i can’t wait to work with my favorite floral designers on those!}, it’s important to me that i stay ahead of the game and always strive to learn more and do better. and that means beyond the finalization of timelines, tablescape mockups, vendor calls, site visits, and client meetings. it includes the florals as well, and to me, that is just as important. floral design is an art, and everyone has their own process. i always say that i spend hours creating the bouquets because i want them to be just right. i feel like at the end of the day, i’ve given my heart and soul in to every single arrangement and seeing my client’s reaction when i hand them the blooms is such a special moment for me, to validate the hard work, heart, and energy that went in to the final product. and so, even if this particular bouquet only ended up as a pretty centerpiece for our own dining room table, that’s fine with me - practice makes perfectly imperfect, and i’m happy to be able to keep the final product every once in a while :)

happy thursday everyone!

  • Lauren @ Every Last Detail says on January 17, 2013 Reply

    I still can’t get over the fact that there are mini pineapples out there!!! Awesomeness! Jacin, love love love what you’re doing, and I am so glad that you’re able to share your floral talents with your brides! :)

  • Amber Housley says on January 17, 2013 Reply

    Love this bouquet and this story of how much love and care you put into your designs for your clients!

  • Lena says on January 17, 2013 Reply

    Those teeny pineapples are amazing!

  • Erin says on January 17, 2013 Reply

    i am in LOVE with the pineapples!!!
    what lucky brides this year! ;)

  • Diane @ Vintage Zest says on January 17, 2013 Reply

    I love that you say you “practice makes imperfectly perfect!” I think the greatest compliment I can give you is that your floral arrangements look so effortlessly beautiful. It always seems as though they are just freshly picked and gathered, but a lot of hard work goes into them!

    And I also love the mini pineapples. Scrumptious!

  • Sofia says on January 18, 2013 Reply

    You inspire me every day Jacin…. I know i’ve said it before but it’s so, so true!!! Can’t wait to see what you have installed for us this year!!!!

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