Sentient Floral Workshop: the stunning blooms of our dreams
Florals have to be one of our favorite wedding day details and we're lucky to have plenty of blooms to swoon over courtesy of Sentient Floral workshop, hosted by Siloh Floral & Park Floral with photos by Carrie King Photographer. We've got quite the affinity for this bordeaux color derived from nature and autumn this year... this dusty rose and bordeaux color palette was used in several arrangements here and the result is stunning. We'll let the ladies of Sentient Floral take it away for more about the arrangements and workshop below...
From Liz and Ashley of Sentient Floral Workshop: "adj. SEN•TIENT /'sen(t)SH(ē)ənt/: able to perceive or feel things; finely sensitive in perception or feeling.
The word "sentient" speaks to our creative process and how we feel design work should be expressed. As artists, there is an innate sense of feeling that drives our vision and execution. While there are various definitions and understandings of the word sentient, it speaks to our ability to feel something rather than just see it. It was with that idea in mind that this workshop came to fruition.
We met a few years back and quickly became floral soulmates. It didn’t take us long to realize that we not only share a mutual love for 90’s hip and r&b but also that our aesthetics and approach to floral design are completely aligned.
Floral design is truly an art form to us. We work with a medium that is constantly changing and evolving, but that is exactly the reason that we love it. Florals are different than so many art forms, such as painting, photography, or sculpture, because we are working with things that are alive and also temporary. That is part of the magic though - it is this fleeting beauty that you get to create and behold just for a period of time.
Color, shape, movement and contrast were the four principles we focused on during the Sentient workshop. These principles dictate how we create conceptualize and design each floral arrangement. The palette is the foundation for our designs and where we love to spend the most time becuase it completely sets the tone for the entire creation. Shape is all about establishing a mood and giving an arrangement character and personality, while movement is about evoking a feeling in the design and letting the eye travel through the floral piece. We love to use some contrast as we work with flowers to help make things “pop” and add more visual interest.
Already scheming and dreaming for more Sentient Workshops. Stay tuned for 2018!"
Photographer: Carrie King Photographer | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Workshop: Sentient Floral | Floral Designer: Siloh Floral & Park Floral | Dress Designer: Sweet Caroline Styles | Rentals: Yonder Floral and Decor House | Accessories: Kristin Coffin Jewelry | Venue: Denver Photo Collective | Hair & Makeup Artist: Angelina Loren Beauty | Linens: La Tavola Linen | Floral Farms: Grace Rose Farm and Mayesh | Candles: Creative Candles