Halley and Brendan's wedding was August 15th at Aqua Hotel in Mill Valley. I met Halley the first time at her sister's wedding, whose floral arrangements I also designed. Halley likes a very dramatic color theme: purple, burgundy, and lime green. Her bouquet was cute, but sophisticated; I used purple callalilies, burgundy dahlias, and chocolate cosmos.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
"Edo shigusa" (The manner of merchants) lecture took place at Kabuki Hotel on August 4th, 2009. I was invited by Piazza Trading Co. in Japan to decorate the sakura lounge room. As you may have guessed, I designed all flower arrangements with a Japanese theme. Technique and design emphasis are focussed on line, woven leave techniques, and spacial arrangement of flowers ( called "ma" in Japan ) These designs are not strictly Ikebana, but rather contemporary floral design.