Category: V*Inspire

With wedding season over, and the Christmas season quickly upon us, we’ve added extra hours in our workshop to make these fresh foraged beauties. (more…)

Each year we here at Vozik take a day to celebrate the end of the wedding season and to plan for the year ahead. This year we chose to make lunch at home and had a great time styling the tablescape for an autumn lunch using a few of our fall favorites. (more…)

As a follow up to our last post, we’re sharing with you today a few peony worthy alternatives- in case you aren’t getting married in late spring/ early summer.
In my humble opinion, these three alternatives are just as worthy to get the spotlight in a bride’s bouquet. (more…)

And we’re back! It’s been quite a busy beginning-of-the-summer with weddings almost every Saturday and lots of traveling in between (this part, i L-O-V-E).
Hope your summer is off to a great start.

Just some of the things we’ve been up to (via Iphone):

Helping out at a flower shop for Mamma’s day.

Lana & Bo married! June 9th

Tanya & Serge Married June 16th.

Stay tuned for more lovely weddings. It seems to be a pink/purple/white kind of year.

Also, I’ve started a new blog to share my travels and life stories. Follow me here 🙂

This post has been in the works for a long time, but it seems that there is never quite enough time to finish it. today is that day.
We finished up the last floral class mid April, and i wanted to share some of the work here.
A few thoughts on the class:
– It was a good way to get all 4 of us together, discussing florals, and not working.
– Since we focus mostly on wedding florals, branching out and learning about new designs was quite interesting.
– Loved taking an arrangement home every week.
Overall, having a designer and/or floral shop owner teach and critique your work is a good way to grow. Even though the class was very low-key, this was our first exposure to a “workshop” type deal. Kind of nice.

Arrangements & techniques presented:
Line Arrangements
crescent-shaped line arrangements
Hand-tied bouquets
Topiaries
Basket arrangements
Garden party arrangements
weaving
Corsages & boutonnieres
 Making bows
(I probably forgot something…but that’s the jist of it).

I did good. the bouquet stood on its own :).

We are now in full wedding season mode! Hope to have the first of the weddings up soon.

One of my favorite things about Spring is the blooming branches everywhere.
New life. Beauty.

Bring the outdoors in by cutting a few and placing them in a nice container.
No arranging necessary.

A few inspirations.

(1. 2. 3. 4. 5.)

It’s our third week into the floral class we are taking, and it’s been so much fun! This week’s arrangements included topiaries and basket arrangements. Basket arrangements isn’t something we do for wedding events, but it’s always nice to work on new things.

A recap of last week’s class in images:

And here’s my cute little basket sprucing up my kitchen table. See how much the tulips have grown overnight? Interesting fact…Tulips continue to grow up to a few inches after they’ve been cut. This is especially good to know when making arrangements ahead of time.

Florals include: Peach roses, daffodils, tulips, wax flowers, yellow daisies, and purple heather flower.

The Lyman conservatory at Smith College is made up of several glass houses and is one of the few remaining plant conservatories in the U.S. that was built in the nineteenth century. It is really quite impressive to walk through each room and see plants from all over the world and housed in one location. To be exact, the conservatory has over 2500 species of plants. Quite a number. The plant house & conservatory as well as the arboretum and gardens are open daily year-round, and are a great place to visit (open to the public). And who knew something this great is located practically in the neighborhood?

As mentioned in the previous post, my favorite was the room of cactus and desert plants. Perhaps because I’ve made it a mission to keep my succulents and cactus alive and growing at home (it is surprisingly much harder than one may think). Regardless, I’ve been smitten by them ever since.

Enjoy the photos!


All photos Taken By Tanya and Elena.

A few weekends ago, we took our annual Saturday morning sister trip to Smith college. The Botanic garden holds a spectacular annual Spring Bulb show in their greenhouses every March. It is a free event (donations appreciated) that brings in over 20,000 visitors each year. And with over 5,000 blooms blooming simultaneously, it is quite a sight.

Everything was so alive and magical! The sweet smells and vibrant colors are always a great way to welcome spring. I especially love the room of cactus. The many different types and textures always keep me lingering there the longest.

Enjoy the photos!

All photos taken by Elena, Tanya, & Mary.

Here’s a little video about the Botanic Garden of Smith College.

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