Two weeks ago I got the sad news that my boss' grandmother had passed away. Ironically, it's sad moments like these that made me love flowers. As I got older I recognized that only flowers could deliver all that my heart wanted to say in these moments.
Since I had already given my boss a BITA bouquet before, creating a real flower bouquet felt right this time. I decided to make two bouquets, one my boss and one for her mother, since both of them had lost such an important person in their lives. To create these I took a visit to the LA flower market where an entrance fee of just $1 gives you access to rows and rows of floral vendors. The market is open to the public early in the morning and is even just a fun place to see so many beautiful flowers! It can get a little overwhelming though, so I make sure I have some decisions about the types of flowers I'm going for made in advance. This time, I walked in knowing I wanted the arrangements to be white mixed with soft, comforting color(s). After I got my flowers, I purchased the glass vases at Mosketels, a giant arts & craft store in the floral district.
Although these were born out of a unfortunate moment, putting these together was extremely inspirational. Giving a handmade bouquet is a wonderful gesture for any occasion and I hope you all are inspired to try your own soon!