During BlogtourNYC Veronika and the Modenus team put together a flower arranging class for the group. This informative class was sponsored by Troy Hanson and Megan Reilly of WestEdge Design Fair and taught by the talented Tess Casey. Tess and her studio is responsible for some of the fabulous flower settings you see on the big screen and television. She has a long list of credits to her name but her most infamous bouquet is the one Carrie Bradshaw used to hit Mr. Big upside the head when he left her waiting at the alter in Sex and the City the movie.
Before the class we were treated to a tour of the New York City flower district. This tour made me a bit jealous because I wish we had such an expansive flower district in my area. Honestly, when it comes to buying flowers here in Orange County, a trip to Trader Joe’s is as good as it gets. It was great seeing all the different types of floras and learning some of their names. Once the tour was over, we all gathered at Tess’s design studio to get our knowledge (and mimosa) on.
During the class I discovered that flower arranging and interior design shared some of the same principles, such as scale and balance. One of my favorite tips from the session was to cut tulips low because they will keep growing once they are in water. If you cut them low they won’t out grow your arrangement and throw off the balance. I had tons of fun and hope to apply all of the tips and tricks I learned to some of my own flowers creations this spring. Below is a picture of my first attempt at arranging flowers. What do you think? Pretty fab right?…Happy Spring Everyone!
Troy Hanson of WestEdge Design Fair serving up some liquid flower arranging courage.
The lovely Faith Sheridan posing with her beautiful arrangement