Summer Florals + Signature Cocktails

I'm calling this shoot a beautiful mistake because it all began with a classic case of miscommunication. My team was on the cusp of "wedding season" here in Hawaii and I shot off a stream of emails to my floral wholesaler with a bunch orders and dates. In a lengthy back and forth email thread, one of my floral orders was scheduled and set to arrive one week earlier than expected (better than later!). I couldn't possibly let all of these gorgeous blooms go to waste so I asked friends in the industry if they had a use for them but it was so last minute that they did not. So I called upon my friends to collaborate on a quick shoot in my workshop. The best shoots come together organically, I swear! The images below are some of my favorite work to date, captured by the ever-awesome Trish Barker. The Find Lab processed her rolls of film and I couldn't be happier with the results.

Our storyline came together with ease. We set out to capture a few of our favorite things about the summer season: bright, colorful floral arrangements and cocktails to match for a simple gathering. We paired four summer floral arrangements with signature cocktails by Garnish Craft Cocktail Catering

You can find the cocktail recipes featured on Wedding Sparrow, one of my favorite fine art wedding sites. Enjoy!

Photographer: Trish Barker | Film Lab: The Find Lab | Stylist / Planner: Shaunna Nygren | Floral Designer: Mandy Grace Designs | Rentals: Set | Cocktails by Garnish Craft Cocktail Catering | Linens: Adorn