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Foam Free Installation

Why does it matter to be foam-free?

Flower foam is actually very toxic to inhale as it is made from formaldehyde, causing what is loosely known as “florist cancer” (I am not kidding, look it up and do your research!) So it is a topic that a lot of florists are turning to not only save their health, but the environment as well. And if you even work with new types of foam that are “biodegradable” it is still a big question of how long it takes to break down in waste treatment plants and what it is emitting in the process. I use it as little as I possibly can, and have definitely decreased the usage the past year since starting back up in wedding design. So for this shoot, I decided to try a new technique for a ceremony installation using a cross lattice base and then plugging in flowers using “Eco Wraps” (Read more about it here: http://ecofreshbouquet.com) This was a very fun piece to make and very successful. Here was the design process

  1. I cut the lattice into the desired shape, then painted gray to match the facade.
  2. Covered the lattice in greenery (I just zip-tied large branches the day-of). You will notice in the picture below where the photo has a couple of places where the lattice is peaking out.
  3. After lattice was covered, I prepared my flowers in the eco fresh wraps as well as water tubes. Then I just plugged everything into the lattice! Definitely have to do all the designing on-site, but at least you can prep the lattice with greenery and prep your flowers in the wraps ahead of time!

I think this should turned out great, and it was so fun to use such a feminine color scheme! Here are the amazing vendors involved in this shoot:

PhotographyJESSICA PLEDGER PHOTOGRAPHY/VenueAMBROSIA CROSSING/Event Planning and DesignSAMANTHA WITH PLAN OUR DAY HOUSTON/Floral DesignAMANDA BEE FLORAL/Event Rentals & DecorLINENS AND EVENTS/Bridal ShopsPRINCESS BRIDAL/Hair and Make-UpRENÉ RENEE