Desert Wedding Inspiration from Ghost Ranch Floral Retreat

Oct 14, 2015 | Inspiration
From the Ghost Ranch Floral Retreat, hosted by Bows and Arrows Bows and Arrows florals, there is a plethora of inspiration from all types of color ways, textures, and styles. With so many talented florists in one place, we're wondering how film photographer Heather Hawkins was able to concentrate - so much pretty all around! We are especially loving the use of foraged florals and greenery for a touch of vibrance among the beautiful desert scenery. Be sure to stick around and check out the video by Amanda Marie Portraits for a behind-the-scenes peek at this amazing retreat... From Bows and Arrows Florals: "The Ghost Ranch Floral Retreat was set in the enchanting High Desert landscape of New Mexico among dramatic mountains in the town of Abiquiu at the historic dude ranch. Attendees had the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of the painter of flowers, Georgia O’Keefe, while venturing into the world of floral design. This two-day intensive floral retreat was devoted to learning the mechanics of composition and designing natural and garden-esque work. Attendees gathered imputation from the landscape and the season working with. Florals from all corners of the globe as well as foliage and textures foraged from the ranch. Our first day was spent crafting centerpieces and larger scale arrangements. Each attendee worked one-on-one with photographer Heather Hawkins discussing the importance of capturing fleeting beauty, photography composition, lighting, and the environment. On day two, students made floral headpieces and bridal bouquets. Each of the students styled their work with our model, Maegan Bruce, among the mountains and amid the adobe. Photographer Heather Hawkins captured a sense of time and place showcasing each attendees work. For our finale dinner, we collaboratively set the table with casual loose blooms plucked from their stems and petals placed directly on the table with southwestern inspired appetizers displayed on marble boards made by the head chef of Sissy’s, Natalie Mathis. Attendees left with a greater knowledge and passion of flowers, an environmental experience and friendships that will last a lifetime." ghostranchworkshop337 Heather Hawkins Photography ghostranchworkshop251 Heather Hawkins Photography ghostranchworkshop177 Heather Hawkins Photography ghostranchworkshop198 Heather Hawkins Photography ghostranchworkshop220 Heather Hawkins Photography ghostranchworkshop223 Heather Hawkins Photography ghostranchworkshop167 Heather Hawkins Photography ghostranchworkshop164 Heather Hawkins Photography ghostranchworkshop148 Heather Hawkins Photography ghostranchworkshop062 Heather Hawkins Photography ghostranchworkshop267 Heather Hawkins Photography ghostranchworkshop152 Heather Hawkins Photography ghostranchworkshop119 Heather Hawkins Photography ghostranchworkshop150 Heather Hawkins Photography ghostranchworkshop026 Heather Hawkins Photography ghostranchworkshop040 Heather Hawkins Photography ghostranchworkshop129 Heather Hawkins Photography
Vendor Details
Photography: Heather Hawkins Photography | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Floral Design: Bows And Arrows | Hair And Makeup: Makeup Santa Fe | Videography: Amanda Marie Portraits | Venue: Ghost Ranch | Calligraphy And Paper Design: Blue Eye Brown Eye | Chef: Natalie Mathis Of Sissy's Southern Kitchen | Dresses: The Dress Theory | Ribbon: FrouFrou Chic | Treats: Cake Walk Bake Shop | Rentals: Juniper Rentals


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