There is so much fabulous talent in this town! When the Seattle Bride Magazine “Best of 2013” awards were announced, I was not a bit surprised to see Azzura Photography,Barbie Hull Photography, and Laurel McConnell Photography on the finalist list. All three of these businesses are led by dynamic, lovely people with huge talent. Whatever the results of tonight’s award ceremony are, I raise my glass to them all!

Azzura’s work has been featured on this blog, and Barbie’s is soon-to-come, so today I’m posting just five images of one bridal bouquet that Laurel shot last summer. This was a special wedding for a close friend of Laurel. I was honored to design her bridal bouquet — and totally inspired by her color palette and direction to just use my instincts.

The end result was a coral, peach, and melon-infused bouquet with poppies, ranunculus, peonies, garden and spray roses, succulents, and little tufts of lambs ear peeking out. Narrow chevron ribbon paired with a wider silver for textural fun. This remains one of my favorite bouquets — and thanks to Laurel and her awesome talents, I can look back and remember why.

Congratulations, Tania+Ken, Barbie, and Laurel — and thank you for being so darn good at what you do!

Anne Bradfield, the owner of Floressence LLC(Oh and by the way, Laurel made yours truly relaxed in front of the camera for an official portrait — back in the days before I lost those glasses at the beach. Oops! Time for another session, Laurel?)