When I need flowers for a photo shoot, I need flowers that don't look like they from a florist. I need flowers that look like they have been picked from a garden and cleverly arranged without being too contrived.
(a skill I wish I had, but don't, so out-souring I must!)
One of the exciting parts to moving regions it finding new artisans to feature and boy did I find a goodie with this one. Actually it was my friend Kirst that put me onto Jeanine Wardman from Verve.
Jeanine is a floral doyenne with an abundance of knowledge and skill which she replicates in her beautiful blooms. All her flowers are grown on her flower farm based in Marlborough which must be an oasis of gorgeous growth.
When I called her (abeit last minute) she picked up the challenge to fill our house in flowers for a photo-shoot. My brief was simple - they had to look like they were 'real'.
All she needed was a quick overview on colors and style and she nailed it the very next day with 8 vases ranging from large to small.
Her arrangements were interesting and hauntingly beautiful. They packed the colourful punch I needed without distracting from our home.
She's good, very good.