White marble mansion romance at Swannanoa, Virginia from Jenny Haas Photography
I was so thrilled to provide the lush, moody floral bouquet requested for this beautiful fine art editorial planned by amazingly talented photographer Jenny Haas. The setting was Swannanoa Mansion, a beautiful historic Italianate mansion and grounds , the definition of old world garden style romance - I mean the front doors alone are to die for ...and the entire house is white marble. So, Jenny's vision for a moody, wine colored bouquet was perfection. Foraged blush tone pee gee hydrangea, lorapetalum, trailing smilax , abelia , pink Ohara garden roses flowed out of what I call a cradle bouquet- you need 2 arms to cradle it. Add gold and mauve streaming Cocoon silk ribbons, a drop dead gorgeous Clair Pettibone floral gown, flowing veil , the most angelic barefoot blonde and I am dying over the images. It just doesnt get any better...unless I get to recreate this bouquet for a wedding...and she goes barefoot.