LOVE REVOLUTION

FOR CECILY-JEAN

PATONGA, NSW AUSTRALIA

My good friend and talented photographer, Phil Burnham, of Exposed Monkey, is a renaissance man and always keen to try anything. We wandered off up Patonga Creek, following my daughters Naming Ceremony, close to the mouth of the Hawkesbury River without a major plan, an armful of flowers and some matches. I adore the results, a powerful memory with so many emotions tangled up in those images: the provenance of the flowers, the place, the friends and the reason we were there.

PETE & LEAH

WEDDING – CHICAGO USA

Pete and Leah are both talented designers and had a very clear vision of their celebrations. The no fuss manner in which Leah and Pete pulled ideas together comes across in the gathering of stems and specimens, a simple appreciation of each element in its own right. A canopy of wild Smilax vine helped create an intimate feel in the modern space; it looked especially beautiful at night in the candle light, with the flowers and vines casting shadows across the walls.

DAMIEN & LAUREN

WEDDING – COLORADO, USA

Crested Butte, Colorado is a very special place indeed. Damien and Lauren were married at what felt like the top of the world. The blooms were selected to echo their Australian and American provenance and the mountain meadow behind the incredible ceremony location; this area is renowned for the wildflowers covering every hillside and mountain through the late spring and summer months. It was such an honor and a pleasure to work with them.

PAULINA LOFT LAUNCH

CHICAGO

Paulina Loft is housed in an old marble factory. The client wanted to keep to the palette of Green and Pink. I was drawn to the idea of beauty and the beast, juxtaposing the soft, blousy garden roses and blooms with snarly carnivorous plants and sculptural leaves to add a contemporary edge. There were 6 groupings of suspensions above each cocktail table and the bar. Each element of the suspension was created in such a way that it had longevity and, if maintained, would last just like a houseplant.