Look where our flowers turned up!


Photo Credit: Austin Warnock Photography
I had worked with Maple earlier this year, though we had been talking since the fall of 2011. I did her cake flowers. Maple was very particular about how the flowers should look. (I love when my brides know exactly what they want!) And I tried my best to match the pictures she sent. Today, looking at the pictures, I know that I did pretty well. The clay flowers I made, blended seamlessly with the real flower decor bouquets and decor she had! 
Photo Credit: Austin Warnock Photography
So thrilled. And you know what's better? Maple's wedding got featured on Style Me Pretty. How cool is that! So many people will get to see now, that my clay flowers look so similar to real flowers. And, you can keep my flowers forever.... :) 

Photo Credit: Austin Warnock Photography
I really think you should not stop at these photos but check out the rest of the photos and the video posted on Style Me Pretty. You'll know why they are gushing about this wedding and have two posts about it. Maple said that she did a lot of the planning herself. You'll be amazed by what she accomplished.

Becca's Wedding - Burgundy and White Callas



A couple of months back, I did Becca's flowers - Burgundy and White Calla Lilies for her and White Callas for her Bridesmaids. She sent me these photos yesterday, so I thought I'd share them with you. I know, blog posts have been slow in coming.... but there's so much work and I've been traveling too. Hence the gaps between the posts. Please bear with me for some more time :).

Photo Credit: Jasmine Amber Photography
 Becca saw my Clay Flowers at the Bridal Fashion Debut that is held in Phoenix every year. She wanted very petite bouquets for her backyard wedding. I think they really came out nice. The Bridal Bouquet has only 7 flowers and the Bridesmaids' Bouquets have 3 flowers each. Proof that less flowers don't mean less beautiful wedding bouquets.
All photos are courtesy of Jasmine Amber Photography

Photo Credit: Jasmine Amber Photography

Photo Credit: Jasmine Amber Photography
 I hope you like the photos. I think they are beautiful! And Becca looks beautiful in these photos! :) I consider myself honored, to be a part of the most important day in my clients' lives.....

Sage colored hair flowers

Cindy saw my clay flowers at the Arizona Bridal Fashion Debut in January 2011 and loved them. But she lost my business card. :) She came back to the June 2011 show, just to see if I had a booth there again :). Well, I did and she said she wanted a couple of my clay hibiscus flowers as her wedding flowers.
Recently, she got in touch with me and asked if I could make some hibiscus as a rose for herself in sage green. Well that's the advantage of working with this clay :). I can come up with almost any color.
So here's how the flowers turned out and Cindy was so happy when I delivered these to her yesterday. Made my day! :)

Valentine's Day Arrangement

I am a little late in posting this on my blog. Sorry about that....I had a last minute order from a loving husband who wanted to get my clay flowers for his wife. He purchased one of the ready-to-ship arrangements in my Etsy shop. But his wife said she wanted different colors and asked me if I could turn it around in the tight time-window that we had. Fortunately, I was able to :). And here's how it turned out.
I have been practicing Dahlias for sometime now and am really happy how they've turned out. I love the shades of peachy-pink, greens and off-white.

Champagne Hued Flower :)

I have always liked this shade but before this, I wasn't able to create this color to my satisfaction. The flower is similar to what I made yesterday, but the color and the jewel style is different.
I have a feeling that I am going to make more champagne colored flowers :). Loooove the shade! And what's more ... It is always an in-style color.

Jeweled Flower with feathers attached

This flower is the same one that I posted yesterday. Only, this has feathers attached.
This can be attached to any kind of clip or comb :).

New Flower

I am trying blogging using my iPhone. Here's my first post, with a photo of a flower I just created. It'll be available on Etsy soon.
This is about 4 inches across.

Tiffany's Wedding - Red Roses and Stephanotis



Tiffany, I met via Etsy. I was looking for writeups for my flowers and I came across her. She offered to write for me and did a great job of it. Then, after a couple of months, she wrote to me saying she loved my flowers and wanted me to create her wedding flowers.

Tiffany's wedding colors were Red, Black and White. She wanted a small, simple red rose and stephanotis bouquet with black Swarovski inserts. We also added black leaves (thanks to clay, that's possible!) with gloss, to go with the flowers. The wrap was a simple black satin ribbon. I also created the groom's bout and Tiffany's hair flowers - loose stephanotis flowers with Swarovski centers.

Here are Tiffany's thoughts about her Wedding Day and her Wedding Flowers, in her own words:
Hours seemed to turn into minutes, minutes into milliseconds, as we
waited for the sun to set. The second hand on the clock was nearly as
loud as the bumping of my heart, and all I could do was stare at the
aisle through the window of my bridal suite.

Finally, our daughter, the flower girl, was called out. It was almost
time. In just a few more minutes, I would be walking down the
aisle toward my best friend. Growing up, my family was never very
functional, and my brother and I were often left to raise ourselves. He
escorted me to the aisle, where he kissed my cheek, cried, and let me

I took a deep breath, made a mental note not to drop my flowers or
trip on my flip flops (and yes, I so wore flip flops under my gown!
), and began my walk down the aisle to Nine Inch Nails‘ La Mer. The
sun had finally begun to set, and the sky was phenomenally clear. We
lit a unity candle, said our vows, exchanged rings, and handfasted,
a perfect blending of our personal beliefs and the traditions of our

Matt, my new husband, and I had decided to take our first pictures
together before the ceremony. We wanted that special time together
unrushed. Plus, I refused to wear glasses or contacts on my wedding
day, and I wanted to see his face up close the first time he saw me.
The pictures before the ceremony were full of nervous energy and
laughter. After the ceremony, all we could think about was each other,
and in our pictures, you can see all of that.

As we approach our 9 months as a married couple, I can still
remember the day as vividly as if it happened yesterday. My favorite
part? I have more than just pictures to hang and memories to cherish.
My wedding bouquet, hair flowers, and the boutonniere my husband
wore are all as beautiful today as they were on our wedding day.

Instead of dried, fragile, and brown flowers kept away in a box, my
wedding flowers sit vibrantly on my shelf, as elegant and gorgeous
today as they were when I carried them down the aisle.