Winter Styled shoot - Chicago, IL
I can say with 100% certainty that if a hanging floral installation is ever a possibility the answer forever and always should be YES! So when our dear friend and photographer Meredith Donnelly asked if we wanted to do a white washed warhorse styled shoot with a hanging installing we said... you guessed it... YES!!!
This romantic bouquet had cream ranunculus, burgundy dahlias, blush garden roses, vintage spray roses and chocolate scabosia.
Sometimes a big old tropical banana leaf can make for the most romantic backdrop.
Frou Frou Chic ribbons are pretty much the most luxurious ribbons that ever did exist.
Can we talk centerpieces for a min? Lucious greens down the center of the table with pillar candles is a breathtaking choice. Like YES... we love it with all of our hearts but you don't have to only use eucalyptus! Check out Olive branch, Italian ruscus, bay leaf, and verogated pittosporum as greenery options!
This shoot was pretty much white wash meets moody meets heartbreakingly romantic. Thanks so Meredith Donnelly Photography and Honey Bridal for the beautiful gown!
Instagram - @meredithdonnellyphotography & @honeybridal
It started with a bonkers dream of owning a flower truck. Then a risky dinner over chicken pad thai where I asked Rachel to join me in this wild adventure (like literally was sweating and she probably thought I was going to give her the final rose and get down on one knee or something.... I was an anxious mess). But even then, I thought this dream was nowhere near becoming a reality yet just 10 months later this turquoise queen rolled on in to Chicago and has been filled with flowers ever since.
She's a 1962 Chevrolet long bed pick up truck. YES, thats the original color! No, I can't drive stick but luckily she's been upgraded to an automatic. We love her, she's old in all the right ways and brand spanking new in a few ways that make her reliable and easy to zoom around the streets of Chicago.
She's got her original steering wheel, rounded glass windshield, long bed wood paneling, perfect adorable circle mirrors and matching turqouise upholstery.
Our hope is to make quality flowers more accessible in Chicago. There are not many options for flowers besides swinging past your local grocery store (I will not lie, I LOVE me some Mariano's... I mean they let you drink and grocery shop. YES and amen.) but its no mystery that grocery stores lack quality blooms and thoughtful designs.
Flower Truck to the rescue! We love bringing top quality locally grown blooms to the streets of Chicago.
So come on out and meet us Chicago! Find us on Instagram and Twitter to know where we will be parked each day this coming Spring/Summer/Fall 2019 season.
Instagram and Twitter: @youthandyarrow
All photos taken by the insanely talented Bekah Wriedt - Instagram: @bekahwriedt