Spring Centerpiece Class
March 5, 2018
In 2017 we co-hosted a Spring Flower Centerpiece Class with our friends Ana + Alex. We had such a wonderful time and are excited to announce that we’ll be hosting another workshop this spring on March 31 from 1-3pm at Sangha Studio. It was such a fun time together flowering, we just have to do it again!
Last year for the workshop, I chose a soft color palette including white, champagne, blush pink, peach, buttercream yellow, lavender, sage green, pink, orange and yellow.
The spring flower selection that I chose was lovely and some are my all-time favorites! These special seasonal blooms were sweet peas, tulips, ranunculus. The other flowers I picked were stocks, carnations (standard and minis), mini roses, silver dollar eucalyptus, alstromeria, waxflower, lisianthus, and roses. Some were more expensive than others, but most are budget-friendly blooms and long-lasters.
I taught the attendees how to create a natural, organic centerpiece for their Easter table. It was such a joy to see these ladies create lovely floral centerpieces with the tools and techniques they learned that day!
This year my color choice and flower selection will be a little different, but so, SO good! We had a wonderful time last year and we hope you’ll grab a girlfriend and join in on the floral fun this year! Tickets are $50 each and include your very own floral centerpiece and container. But please bring your shears. Reserve your seat HERE!
We can’t wait to flower with you!
Behind the Bouquet: Jordan Brittley Rebrand
July 27, 2016
My beautiful and sweet friend Jordan Brittley has been working hard these last few months on rebranding her photography business! I am so excited for her and so admire her heart behind all that she does and the great ways she shows genuine care and love for her clients! As she has been in the process of this rebrand, she asked me to make a bouquet as a part of her launch! It was a joy to be a part of this exciting new project and create a bouquet just for HER. I hope you enjoy the photos and the Q&A between Jordan and myself. Oh and stop by her new site and give her some love…she’s got it going on over there!
All images by Jordan Brittley. Brand Design by Creme Brands. Floral Design by He Loves Me Flowers.
Jordan: What were you listening to or doing while you created the bouquet?
Charity: I was listening to instrumental acoustic guitar music from Pandora. (One of my favorite musicians is Tommy Emmanuel.) It’s upbeat enough to not put me to sleep but peaceful enough to not make me feel rushed or anxious. Honestly, It is refreshment to my soul! I have found that music with lyrics can be distracting while I design so instrumental music is the perfect compliment to a creative, artistic environment. It draws me into my creative, happy-place zone and causes me to feel free and unhindered while I create, which was especially important for this bouquet, because the main request that Jordan gave me was for the bouquet to feel “wild and free”. In order to accomplish that goal, I had to feel and be in an environment that was unhindered and undistracted.
Jordan: What words would you use to describe the brand bouquet you created for me? What details of the bouquet would make you describe it that way?
Charity: The words I would use to describe your bouquet would be….wild. free. beautiful. unhindered. organic. joy-filled. cheerful. natural. I used quite a lot of foliage which created nice movement for your bouquet. The foliage also acts as a structure, or base, for the flowers. Then I incorporated classic blooms like peonies and stock which made the bouquet very feminine and beautiful. Then I added in flowers like ranunculus and scabiosa which have a lovely whimsical and freely flowing touch. I also used berries, fresh lavender and hanging amaranthus for additional organic texture, color, and unhindered movement. It’s honestly one of my favorite bouquets to date!!
Jordan: What’s your favorite style of floral design? What makes you love that style so much?
Charity: I really love the natural, organic floral design style. I love it because it’s always a little challenging to create bouquets this way. They are more difficult than the all-round structured bouquets, and I like a good challenge. I also enjoy designing natural/organic bouquets because I feel that there is more creative freedom and discretion that is given to me as the designer and where there is freedom then there is beauty. It’s rewarding!
Winter Love Editorial
March 10, 2015
We had the joy of collaborating with Jordan Brittley and Alli Pool on this lovely, warm and rich editorial project. From the cinnamon cider to winter berries and faux fur, this inspirational shoot is full of love, light and beauty. Featuring the mother of the bride, the cutest copper details and of course, custom florals containing peonies, ranunculi, O’Hare garden roses, fresh asparagus and blackberries. Yes, blackberries! As seen on Style Me Pretty.
Photography: Jordan Brittley / Planning: Alli Pool from Social Graces / Floral Design: He Loves Me Flowers / Cake: Dough a Dear Bakery / Invitation & Menu: Paperworld / Dress & Tux: Ella Weiss / Makeup Artist: Airbrush by Andy / Hair Design: Shannon Calvin
Holiday Brunch | Editorial
December 25, 2014
Story Line for our Holiday Brunch Editorial: “Elegant woman holds a gorgeously decorated and delicious fall brunch with fellow friends. After her guests depart, she is left with half eaten pieces of pumpkin bars, blackberry cake, and peach pie, along with cinnamon tea and half a pot of hot chocolate. You find her stretched out on her luxurious velvet chair, taking a moment of relaxation while she reminisces about the fun-filled moments that happened just hours ago. She has a whole uneaten leftover pie and delightfully delivers it to her friendly neighbor down the street. Youʼll see her espresso-colored pup escorting her down the sidewalk wearing a floral collar, attached with an oversized velvet bow and leash.”
As Seen On: Inspired By This
Many thanks to this spectacular team of talented artists who made this all come together so beautifully:
Photography: Heather Cherie / Event Design: Crystal Spriggs Brockwell / Bars, Cakes, Pies: Dough A Dear Bakery – Anna Berman / Floral Design: He Loves Me Flowers – Charity Bennitt / Makeup Artist: Marty Wynn, Mary Kay / Hair Stylist, Model: Karen Johnson – AVBS
“Floret + Wax” Summer Editorial | Inspiration
November 22, 2014
This summer project “Floret + Wax” was inspired from the Ozark boulders surrounding our quaint city. For so many weddings and events, we use the similar flowers and varieties, so with this project, I wanted to incorporate all the unique, funky, and abstract flowers and use them all together. My color palette was burnt orange, rich dark plum, and shades of green. I created two very unique bouquets; one tall and thick, the other being wide and organic. Along with those, I designed an abstract floral crown, floral necklace (my favorite!), and floral ankle bracelets. Thanks to Michael Dameron for coming alongside my with this project and for these incredible images!
Outré Floral Crown Editorial | Inspirational
September 30, 2014
This outré floral crown, containing peonies, mini carnations, and spray roses, was designed for a creative photography project by Michael Dameron and these images are nothing short of amazing!