If patience is worth anything…

If patience is worth anything…

Last week I had flowers left over from an event. And not just any flowers - you could consider them the Rolls-Royce and Bentley’s of my world. They deserved another round of play so I continued to practice with a glass of Wölffer Rosé and my own camera. A 10 year old...

read more
Flowers didn’t choose me, I chose them

Flowers didn’t choose me, I chose them

I often hear other floral designers say “flowers chose me” when asked how they got started in the industry. Meaning that some magical force helped flowers find a way into their life. Faith, destiny, whatever they consider it. I believed that was true for myself as...

read more
Bouquet Design: Less Is More

Bouquet Design: Less Is More

My approach to bouquet design has evolved over the years. I've learned to let go of perfectionism and embrace simplicity. Allowing the beauty of the changing seasons intertwine with the personal style of my clients. What is currently most requested by my clients is a...

read more
Hello Yellow

Hello Yellow

Lately, I find myself looking back to Art History and how much I loved being inside that lecture hall. The professor taught us how to analyze brush strokes, colors, expressions, materials, symbolism and how those components were used by the artist to tell a story. How...

read more
A Dance Party For Your Eyes

A Dance Party For Your Eyes

Creating color palettes can be challenging (especially from the perspective of a client, understandably so) but I love to find the beauty in complexity. Looking at color through a flexible lens allows for floral artistry to elevate beyond what can be imagined. With a...

read more
Intentional With Foliage

Intentional With Foliage

Foliage, should have a purpose other than being a "filler". Whether a variety is being incorporated for color, shape, height, movement, texture, etc. there must be intention behind all aspects of the recipe in order to elevate the design. This is how I approach...

read more
Christie & Dave ~ Wölffer Estate Vineyard Wedding

Christie & Dave ~ Wölffer Estate Vineyard Wedding

When it comes to neutral palettes, I love to incorporate unexpected details to add interest to a design. With thoughtful intention, classic whites can become intriguing through earthy accent colors, texture, fruits, and other natural elements. It was a dream when...

read more
Natural Tea Dyed Easter Eggs

Natural Tea Dyed Easter Eggs

Similar to many of you reading this, I grew up dying eggs all shades of neon. While those memories definitely make me smile, being a florist and all, I couldn’t help but experiment with an option that was more botanically inspired. This was a creative, sort of time...

read more
Prospect Park Boathouse ~ Summer Editorial

Prospect Park Boathouse ~ Summer Editorial

What I loved most about this photo shoot was the creation of a unique color story that was told through the flowers and other curated details. We focused on a timeless look with modern details rather than trying to create something “out of the box” or trendy. Nothing...

read more
Topping Rose House Wedding with Camryn Brook Events

Topping Rose House Wedding with Camryn Brook Events

Alexa and Justin's Hampton's wedding was a dream to be a part of. It was a warm and sunny October day at Topping Rose House, full of personalized details and lush florals. We designed a romantic palette focusing on warm taupe and dusty rose hues. Locally grown garden...

read more
follow along on instagram @avaflora