Art comes in so many different forms whether it is a painting, sculpture, poetry, or even a flower arrangement. Intrigue Design and Decor’s lead floral designer Melissa Huston does not consider herself to be a florist, but instead to be an artist who’s medium just so happens to be flowers. Melissa is known for taking classic floral arrangements and giving them a chic and modern twist. But while some would consider Melissa to be the best in the industry, she is constantly looking to raise the bar for floral design and seeking new inspiration.
Many artists find inspiration for their pieces in the most accidental places where most people would look past the extraordinary and just see the ordinary. While I have only visited Lowes or Home Depot for remodeling supplies, Melissa has been known to browse the large, sawdust filled aisles of home improvement warehouses seeking design inspiration. Although hardware stores are usually Melissa’s go to, recently it was when she was out grocery shopping when the produce aisle gave her an idea for a rustic farm-inspired table.
For the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Bridal show, Intrigue Design and Decor transformed the Beach House into a whimsical wonderland inspired by the classic fairytale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Intrigue incorporated its classic design with a chic and modern twist to create five unique displays that drew inspiration from the fairytale. But the table that surprised brides the most was the rustic Seven Dwarfs table that incorporated pomegranates, brussel sprouts and artichokes into the floral design.
When I think of vegetables I expect to find artichoke in a warm and cheesy spinach dip and brussel sprouts sautéed alongside a savory roast. The last place I anticipate finding vegetables and fruits is in a wedding centerpiece. Melissa altered artichokes by removing the center and utilizing the vegetable as small vases for miniature arrangements that were scattered across the table. The table got a touch of color by incorporated the deep purple color of an open pomegranate into the larger floral arrangements and by also using whole pomegranates as place settings. Brides who took a closer look at the arrangements noticed pairs of brussel sprouts nestled in between flowers, which gave the illusion of small flower buds waiting to bloom.
The vegetables and fruit gave the Seven Dwarfs table a rustic farm feel that many brides commented as being romantic and inviting. Inspiration is all around us and Melissa artistically transformed grocery store produce into a rustic and unique floral design.
Hamilton Photography | Intrigue Design and Decor | Chesapeake Bay Beach Club
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