Thursday, December 1, 2011


what an experience...
this is a glimpse into the wonderful things we did in mexico
working to make prettiness for the attendees of Jose Villa's workshop.

a true collaboration between lots of creative and genuine people.
dreaming of that hammock daily!

All images by Jose Villa and Joel Serrato!!!!!

Monday, November 21, 2011


it's been busy....
it's been fun...
we've done a lot of things...
woken up many morning at 5am...
flown through a gazillion stems of flowers...
lunched with alice at the park...
had cars and vans break and run down...
sipped coffee that's cold...
soothed sad green fingers with gardener's hand repair...
rushed to pack vans in 100 plus degree heat...
laid petals across blades of grass...
piled up boxes of flowers in a small studio...
hunkered down...
played wonderwoman with alice...
dreamed of sleepy saturday mornings with not a place in the world to be than under the covers...
breathed in the soft smell of Lynne's unforgettable roses...
pricked our fingers, cursing the bloom atop it's daggered stem..
all this so we could cry when we watch her walk down the aisle...
welling up as she steps out from the embrace of her father's arm..
into the embrace of her love.

i cry every time!
i guess i have many many things to be thankful for.
i'm even thankful for cold coffee, as long as it was made the same day I'm drinking it.
because I've made that mistake before...

so, in other words, we have a lot of catching up to do here and a lot of people who make the flowerwild world go round (you know who you are) that I am VERY VERY VERY thankful for.

images from a recent shoot I did with Jose Villa - who never ceases to amaze me.
the amazingly talented Lisa Vorce...who needs no explanation.
my dear friend amber of pitbulls and posies (taking paper to another level)
for Southern Weddings Mag.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Upcoming Workshops!!!!

So this is it...

so far the line up is as follows:

Santa Barbara
December 14th and 15th, 2011

January 25th and 26th, 2012

April 25th and 26th, 2012 (had to wait for warmer weather and better flowers)

Hope you all will come to one of them!!!! I seriously can't wait for workshop's my favorite. Sign up if you are serious.

Look for images from our last workshop on Once Wed next week!

Monday, September 12, 2011

mechanics and our next workshop?

as you may have guessed from the lack of posts lately...we've been busy. (like hanging these insane floral "clouds" from the ceiling of an old hog barn. whose crazy idea was that???) next time i will definitely consider the "how" before I blurt out an untested creative zinger like that! big thanks to my honey-pie for listening to all of my "pie in the sky" ideas and ramblings on this (balloons covered in petals, styrofoam forms with layers of tubed hydrangea wrapped around them, etc) and then figuring out how to engineer their installation. you are a patient and sweet man!

tomorrow I'm kind of, or mostly on my way to my good friend Jose Villa's workshop in Los Olivos. Nevermind my car died an hour ago - and I'm not in LA. but, thanks to the good will ambassador of flowerwild (ambassador of happiness and all things positive (amber moon)) it looks like Jose will get his flowers and some other goodies.

which brings me to something else. many of you have been asking about our next workshop. and i haven't planned dates yet, or locations. So though I would ask you all. when and where would you like to see flowerwild workshops?

considering first and last weeks of november, and other dates in Jan and feb!

santa barbara

i already feel a bit better just thinking about all the flowery fun that will ensue.

and i need a mechanic.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


ok people I need a new camera. My sad and bent, broken, little pocket cam finally bit the dust. So if any of you all have one you want to donate to the flowerwild blog to sustain pretty pics throughout the year let me know! ha!

it's worth a try...right???

or if you are trying to unload a beauty of a camera please message me. Looking for a digital SLR, preferably similar to a Canon 5 d. Anyone?
cause I wanna take better pictures.

here's what the adventures of flowerwild's two week hiatus looks like...(minus our ice skating escapade from two days ago!)

fun! isn't life so wonderful? seriously, this summer has me in high spirits.

xo kate

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Alexis and Adam

Working on a new blog (yea!) and spent the last few days handwriting and scanning lots of little silly meaningless least they seem meaningless when written out over and over. Funny how that works, If you pick one word and just repeat it continuously it becomes completely absurd.
Kind of want to wait till it's all done before posting anything new here. But that might be a while...

This couple sent me the loveliest thank you after their wedding at the Parker in Palm Springs last october.


Thank you SOOO much for everything last weekend. The flowers were PERFECT and so stunning and you made everything look so damn elegant without being over the top. Just gorgeous - everyone said how fantastic the flowers were. We'll be sure to recommend you to anyone getting married in the area!!

Thanks again for making everything look so beautiful. We really couldn't have asked for a more magical weekend.

Big xoxox"

that makes me smile big time.

photos by my good friends Amy & Stuart

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


thank you.

It makes my heart sing when I get a thoughtful thank you from a bride.
It makes all the hard work and early morning worthwhile.
Plus, it just makes me feel a little more human. Not sure why.

So to my lovely brides who have taken the time to say thank you...I want to return the kindness and say THANK YOU to you, and to all of my family and crew members who make each event we do special, spectacular, and unique - "thank you." You know who you are.

sharing more work from the studio...just cause these peonies are too good not to share.