Our Flower Blog

For the love of flowers, art, and all things organic!

Valentine's Day Flowers 2015
02.18.15

We hope everyone had a romantic Valentine's Day weekend and enjoyed time with your loves!  A huge thank you to all of our amazing clients who ordered bouquets for the special someone.  We loved playing cupid and sending a little sunshine and love through our flowers.  We are so impressed and thankful that everyone trusts our design skills and that no one ordered a dozen red roses... because who really wants a dozen red roses... not anyone I know!  We even had one of our sweetest past grooms order a bouquet to resemble his wife's bridal bouquet (last image shown in this gallery)!  

Purple Flowers for Valentine's Day by Third Bloom

Ombre Valentine's Day Flowers by Third BloomPurple ombre Valentine's Day flowers by Third Bloom

Purple, Lavender, and White Valentine's Day flowers by Third Bloom

Goodbye Floral Workshop Amazingness
01.22.15

We hope you have all enjoyed our posts over the past week of our floral adventure at Lotusland for Florabundance and Flutter Magazine's Design Days workshop at Lotusland.  This was such an amazing experience and we cannot wait to apply what skills we learned for our upcoming weddings and events.  Here's a floral arrangement I designed in Sarah Winward's class that I photographed from my husband and I's campsite in Carpenteria that we called home during the workshop.  Enjoy!

Sarah Winwar's Floral Class | Flowers by Third Bloom

Bridal Bouquet Workshop by Amy Osaba
01.20.15

We admire Amy Osaba's work so much and are so happy to have been able to learn some bridal bouquet making skills from her.  She designs her bouquets much different than most and boy it is a hand cramper!  But the full and lush outcome is worth the pain!  Hope you enjoy the images of our bouquet we designed with the gorgeous sweet peas, garden roses, hellebores, ranunculus, and so many more pretties!

Olive Grove at LotuslandAmy Osaba Bridal Bouquet Floral Workshop at Lotusland

Amy Osaba Bridal Bouquet Workshop Flowers by Third Bloom

Floral Workshop by Amy Merrick
01.19.15

Pinch me... I'm dreaming!  Amy Merrick is one of my favorite floral artists and stylists and we are beyond thrilled to have been a part of her class!  She taught a winter citrus inspired workshop where we deisgned with lemons, kumquats, the most gorgeous blooms provided by Florabundance, and of course... Lotus pods to fit the surroundings of Lotusland.  I love Amy even more after chatting with such a sweet soul and amazing talent.

Amy Merrick Floral Workshop at Lotusland Santa Barbara

Citrus Inspired Floral WorkshopCitrus Inspired Floral Workshop by Amy Merrick

Large Scale Floral Workshop by Sarah Winward
01.18.15

Sarah Winward's large scale floral workshop was so inspiring!  We bathed in teh morning sunlight on the back porch of Lotusland and learned so many new skills.  She is such a great teacher and we loved her take on design, foraging, and creating the perfect florals for your surroundings.  Post coming soon of our design we created in her class.

Gana Walska's Home at Lotusland

Sarah Winward Large Scale Floral Workshop at LotuslandLotusland cactus

Woodland Workshop by Francoise Weeks
01.17.15

Our Woodland Workshop by the super sweet and talented Francoise Weeks from Portland, OR was one of my favorite classes of the week!  She taught the mechanics behind how to create the intricate and delicate woodland tablescapes and bouquets.  We chose a piece of weathered driftwood and adorned it with little scenes of fritillaria, forsynthia, maiden hair fern, succulents, mosses, and so much more little fun details the list goes on.

Woodland Floral Workshop by Francoise Weeks | Arrangement by Third Bloom

Woodland Design by Third Bloom | Francoise Weeks Workshop

Floral Workshop by Holly Chapple
01.16.15

What an amazing week!  Every year we like to spread our wings and learn and grow by attending a floral workshop.  This year's workshop we attended was more than a dream come true!  Florabundance and Flutter Magazine hosted a 3 day floral workshop at one of our favorite gardens... Lotusland in Santa Barbara.  And the line up of teachers was surreal!  We'll be posting blogs from each workshop extravaganza!

First up... Holly Chapple!  She is such a wonderful and joyful teacher and her design ideas were brilliant.  We learned a few new ways of creating those loose and organic styled bouquets to make them massive!  All you daring brides who want a lush and large showstopper... we can help!  Check out our bridal bouquet we designed in her class with the most beautiful blooms provided by Florabundance such as white garden roses, hellebores, lilac, veronica, etc.

White Garden Bridal Bouquet by Third Bloom

Garden Roses and Lilac Bridal Bouquet by Third BloomLotusland Cactus by Third Bloom

A Few of Our Favorite Bouquets of 2014
12.31.14

2014 was full of so many gorgeous weddings and we are beyond thankful to have worked together with such amazing brides and grooms to create their dream day.  We have so many favorite bouquets of 2014 it was hard to choose just 10... and there are definetly a few that should have made the list but our personal photos of them didn't turn out as well as these.  We hope you enjoy the bouquet inspiration! 

Romantic Peach and Coral Bridal Bouquet by Third Bloom

Organic and Garden Styled Bridal Bouquet by Third BloomWhite Organic Garden Styled Bouquet by Third Bloom | Photo by Arina B Photography

Romantic Blush Bridal Bouquet by Third Bloom | Photo by Studio Castillero

White Garden Styled Bouquet by Third Bloom | Photo by Aga Jones PhotographyWhite Anemone and Stefanotis Bridal Bouquet by Third Bloom

Peach Blush and White Garden Styled Bouquet by Third Bloom | Photo by Shane and Lauren Photography

Blush Bridal Gown and Bouquet by Third Bloom | Photo by Brooke Aliceon PhotographySunset Bridesmaid Bouquet by Third Bloom | Photo by Brooke Aliceone Photography

Purple Wedding Bouquet by Third Bloom | Photo by Arina B Photography

2014 Holiday Winter Arrangements
12.24.14

Baby it's cold outside!  We love the winter season with the cool tones that lead up to the bright holiday reds and greens to keep your spirits bright.  Check out a few of our favorite floral designs that found happy festive homes this season : )

Winter Organic and Garden Styled Arrangement by Third Bloom

White Winter Arrangement with Peonies by Third Bloom

Holiday Arrangement with Amaryllis by Third BloomHoliday Arrangement with Amaryllis and Kale by Third Bloom

Holiday Red Garden Styled Arrangement by Third bloom

The Crosby Wedding in Rancho Santa Fe
12.02.14

Angela and Chris' wedding at The Crosby in Rancho Santa Fe was a classic Hollywood black and white themed wedding... and we are just swooning over the vintage classic car that has been in their family!  Many family members have rode off into the sunset after their wedding and Angela and Chris kept up with the tradition!  Who needs tin cans behind the car when you can have an elegant garland of smilax and ivy?!   A few teaser images from the uber talented Shane and Lauren Photography... hope you enjoy!  And be sure to check out the full gallery here https://www.thirdbloom.com/thecrosbywedding

Wedding at The Crosby in Rancho Santa Fe by Third Bloom | Photo by Shane and Lauren Photography

White Anemone Bouquet by Third Bloom | Photo by Shane and Lauren Photography | The Crosby WeddingHollywood Glam Wedding by Third Bloom | Photo by Shane and Lauren Photography | The Crosby Wedding

Crystal and White Rose Arch by Third Bloom | Photo by Shane and Lauren Photography | The Crosby Wedding

Black and White Wedding by Third Bloom | Photo by Shane and Lauren Photography | The Crosby WeddingVintage Car Flowers by Third Bloom | Photo by Shane and Lauren Photography | The Crosby Wedding

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