Color Series Inspiration-Yellow

Oh how I love the color yellow, so bright and cheery.  I do think that there are certain instances when it may not be appropriate to use at certain times and may look out of place with other color combinations. But overall, I enjoy the color yellow, it makes me smile.

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Just a reminder that all images pictured on our blog are our artistic creations that were designed lovingly in our studio, or images from our travel adventures. Thank you to the lovely photographers who capture our flowers, we appreciate you!!

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Beautiful close up of a yarrow flower. Image courtesy of Kimberly Saunders.

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A lovely yellow tulip. Image courtesy of Kimberly Saunders.

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A lovely cactus flower image I took at the Missouri Botanical Garden.

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Beautiful sunflower field outside Lawrence, Kansas

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Beautiful sunflowers as far as thee eye can see. I took my 93 year-old grandmother to see these and she loved them!

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Lovely creamy yellow sweetheart roses.

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Beautiful bridal bouquet with yellows and cream. Image courtesy of Mike Tsai.

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One of our lovely brides with her lovely yellow bouquet.

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Darling photo, love the sandals. Image courtesy of Lemon Lime Photography.

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I took this image before our delivery. I love the soft yellow carnations that peek out.

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Beautiful sunflowers. Image courtesy of Freeland Photography.

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Darling personal flowers with yellow billy balls, along with touches of fresh greener.

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This is a lovely yellow ranunculus grown in the great state of Missouri at Urban Buds:City Grown Flowers.  They welcomed me for a great tour of their farm.

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Beautiful, bright centerpiece. Image courtesy of Studio Chyree.

Color Series Inspiration-Purple

I love purple! Many people know this about me.  I have no idea why I am drawn to it so much. I always hesitate to claim a color as my “favorite” but it is definitely at the top of the list.  Enjoy!!

Just a reminder that all images pictures on our blog are our artistic creations that were designed lovingly in our studio, or images from our travel adventures. Thank you to the lovely photographers who capture our flowers, we appreciate you!!

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Color Series Inspiration-Pink

-Audrey Hepburn

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Andrea K. Grist Flower Adventures-Virginia

My flower adventures have taken me to some amazing places all around the country.  This time I found myself in the beautiful state of Virginia working with Holly Chapple Flowers at her beautiful new farm, Hope Flower Farm.

This year was the first year for what will be their annual holiday festival. Days  were spent creating holiday centerpieces, wreaths, stringing lights and hanging fresh garland.

Chapel Designers came from all around including, Connecticut, Maryland, Texas, New York, Tennessee, and myself from Missouri. Local artisans brought beautifully made pottery, furniture, ornaments, holiday cards, jewelry, and yummy treats. Beautiful weather and a great team made this an amazing trip and I can’t wait to go back.

And, with my goal of seeing things that I haven’t seen, I took the side trip to the Jefferson Memorial.  This was not my first trip to the D.C. area but it was my first to the memorial and I got to spend a bit of time enjoying a beautiful afternoon before heading home.

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Andrea K. Grist Flower Adventures-California

During my most recent flower adventure I had the opportunity to visit sunny California. My mom and one of my kiddos were able to join me this time so I had a chance to play tourist for a few days before heading off to collaborate with my fellow Chapel Designers.

This was so fun for me because I had not been back to the San Francisco area since I went there for my honeymoon(many years ago!!) It was fun to show one of my kids some of the things we did and saw way back when.

Everyone we met was so nice and I truly enjoyed my time with both my family and my Chapel Designers! Can’t wait to return!!

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Beautiful view of the coast!

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What is San Francisco without the Golden Gate Bridge?!

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A view of the Golden Gate Bridge

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Lovely lighthouse spotted while driving down the coast

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Japanese Tea Garden

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San Francisco Flower Mart fun!

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San Francisco Flower Mart fun!

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San Francisco Flower Mart- Amazing gerbera daisies

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California grown orange tulips

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Chapel Designer table collaboration- flowers,fruits,and vegetables!!

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Beautiful grapes

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Beautiful gloriosa lilies

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Chapel Designer table collaboration, so pretty!!!

 

 

 

 

A Touch of Missouri Fall at Faulkners Ranch

Thank you to Lee’s Summit Lifestyle, Leawood Lifestyle, and Johnson Country Lifestyle for the lovely fall features this month. Below are more amazing images from Robin Erisman Photography. Thanks to the team that helped bring my vision to reality.

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A Touch of Fall at Faulkners Ranch
After roaming the beautiful Missouri country side, I recently discovered the lovely Flower Hill Farm. Proprietor Vicki and her amazing Missouri cut flowers became the inspiration for this festive fall photo shoot featuring many products that are made in Missouri. Vicki graciously allowed me to roam her flower fields and harvest blooms to create the designs for our beautiful fall table.

Many people look forward to fall after a long summer and the idea of snuggling up in sweaters is welcoming. Faulkner’s Ranch is a place that comes alive in the fall with beautiful rolling hills, yard games, a pumpkin patch, pony rides and more. Gooey s’mores made with chocolate chip cookies are a treat that always reminds me of fall campfires.

This Missouri ranch hosted our fall festival photo shoot complete with amazing Missouri-based artisans who have taken the idea of handcrafted to a new level. Hand-poured candles from McCalls Candles scented the air, while Top Shelf Bartending served libations from Ozark Distillery and 360 Vodka. A hand-crafted fall wreath by Little Lady Crafts welcomed us and added the perfect touch of color and whimsy to the front door. Custom embroidered napkins from The Gartermaker by Monde Design added some stitched fall flare to our table setting.

These beautiful images captured by Robin Erisman Photography help us usher in the fall season.
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Missouri-Based Contributors

Andrea K. Grist
AndreaKGristFloralArt.com
Lee’s Summit, MO

Faulkners Ranch
FaulknersRanch.com
Kansas City, MO

Flower Hill Farm
FlowerHillFarmMo.com
Beaufort, MO

Little Lady Crafts
Facebook.com/LilLadyCrafts
Blue Springs, MO

McCalls Candles
McCallsCandles.com
Tipton, MO

Ozark Distillery
OzarkDistillery.com
Osage Beach, MO

Robin Erisman Photography
Facebook.com/RobinErismanPhotography
Lone Jack, MO

The Gartermaker by Monde Design
TheGartermaker.net
Raymore, MO

Top Shelf Bartending
KCTopShelf.com
Lee’s Summit, MO

360 Vodka
Vodka360.com
Weston, MO

Hittin’ the Road- Flower Hill Farm

Those who know me know that I love a good road trip so after I spoke with Vicki at Flower Hill Farm I was super excited to hit the road to help with their cut flower workshop.  Vicki and her husband Jack welcomed me with open arms.  I was able to help harvest flowers for the workshop and enjoy the picturesque surroundings at Flower Hill Farm.

The lovely Colleen with Red Clover Events in St. Louis and Nora with Flora by Nora out of Denver guided attendees through the harvesting process and gave them all a chance to pick their own flowers to create their masterpieces.

Fresh plates of heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, fresh peaches, and local cheeses were prepared by Renee from Beautiful Food.

The weather was warm, the sky was blue, and the flowers were in abundance.  Thank you so much for having me!

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