This past Sunday was the Great Bridal Expo in downtown LA. And although this show was smaller than last Fall’s show, the turn out and response Bunch Studio received was fantastic! Let’s keep our fingers and toes crossed for more to come from it! This time around I decided to go with just 2 themes; it really eased my mind to simplify instead of trying to do too much, as I tend to do.
Modern Sunshine (consisting of Craspedia, Statice, Calas, Ranunculus, Dogwood, Spray Roses, and Spider Poms):
and Garden Romance (consisting of Lotus pods, Artichoke, Sweet Pea, Wax Flower, Helleborus, Amaranthus, Bells of Ireland and a Manzanita branch):
My assistants for the day were N and N. Thank you!!! You guys are the bestest.While setting up I saw other florists roll in with carts and carts of elaborate and beautiful arrangements that put me in awe and I was really feeling the pressure. Some vendors had really outdone themselves. I had a whopping 2 themes. However, during the show we were approached so many of the attendees telling us that our flowers and designs were unique and different from the everyday stuff they see… which is what I try to strive for in my approach. Yay for Bunch Studio!
The Utterly Engaged New Year’s party / design challenge was held on a very rainy January weeknight all the way out in Anaheim.. but here we are today, warm, dry, calm and stoked to see Article 8 and the images from the Design Challenge. We didn’t place but we are pretty damn proud of what we pulled off! The challenge rules consisted of a $150 budget, and using fabric, paper, or an industrial material as your main focal point (not flowers). I brainstormed so many ideas but landed with what I thought would be the Freshest: Nautical Modern. I had SO MUCH FUN doing this, despite my time constraints, being away for the weekend, and being very sick. Oh man was I stressed! But in the end we prevailed…! I must thank my AWESOME partners for the challenge – Jenny Wei and Tuan Hua. Also Bunch’s mini fan group for the night… who braved the weather and traffic on a work night… you guys rock and I love the love. Thank you.