Hi, I’m Loann Burke, for Smithers-Oasis and the IDEA Channel, and I want to introduce you to this new color palette for 2013, which we are calling Heirloom.
This really has some Victorian elements to it, brooches and beads and buttons and pearls, and a little bit of sparkle. This is more collected antiques, more of a softer color palette, with a hint of a mint, some camel, some champagne, lots of pink and shades of peach, so it’s a very soft and romantic color palette. Now this bride is probably more of a princess, more of a girly-girl, someone who likes to play in grandmother’s closet and pull out those beads and those buttons.
The first piece I want to show you, the centerpiece, I want to tell you a little bit about how it’s constructed. The Floral Foam Stake is inserted into a Round Riser that has got the styrofoam top, so it is nice and stable, and I have actually dipped it in a little bit of Hot Melt Glue, just to secure it in place. I then mossed over the top of that, just to hide the mechanics and give a little earthier texture to that, right underneath where everything is held together. This centerpiece is done in more of a spiral form or shape, and I have added some clusters of Mega Beaded Wire, just to pick up a little bit of a soft sheen all the way through here, giving it that jewelry feel, that older jewelry feel.
Adding to this color palette, I have accented some candles. I have taken a pillar candle and wrapped it with some of the Ivory Mega Beaded Wire. On another one of the candles, I took the smaller Ivory Beaded Wire and some of the Button Wire from Smithers-Oasis. This is a great textural element, it works perfectly in this color palette, it is that vintage feel that collected items feel, and so I’ve wrapped that, just to dress up an ordinary pillar candle.
The next bouquet is done in an Elegant Bouquet Holder. This is the bouquet holder that has the wicking system. This finish, this gold leaf finish, is perfect in this color palette. I’ve created some of my own brooches, using some of the Pink Aluminum Wire and just coiling that into some swirls, adding a little bit of the Beaded Wire in clusters, and then occasionally a Button Wire accent on top of that. So I have created my own brooches, for a more updated look to that vintage color palette.
This bouquet has one of the Ivory Satin Bouquet Collars, and then I have embellished around the edges with Mega Beaded Wire in the ivory. The accent color is this color palette is really that mint green, that aqua color, and I have taken some of the Button Wire in the mint green and aqua, and accented that all around the edges of the collar, just to soften the edge. This gives a very finished feel to the bouquet, but perfect in this color palette, very tight.
These roses are all from Eufloria Roses, they are just gorgeous, with this very soft, romantic color palette.
Moving over here to some of the boutonnieres I have created. This boutonniere has one of the brooches from Smithers-Oasis. This one I have nested in some natural Midollino that I soaked so it was much more pliable and I could weave that. I took the Midollino and I wrapped it with the ivory Beaded Wire, and then I wound that into a circle, and then using the OASIS Floral Adhesive, I glued that brooch right into the center, so I have mixed some natural elements with that new, more refined look of that brooch. Here is another boutonniere, you could use that as a base, that is more of the aqua Button Wire and just a little bit of the ivory Beaded Wire, to give that very soft, very romantic feel. Of course, you could then add a bloom to that, using the OASIS Floral Adhesive, just attach a small bloom to that for a nice, finished look.
This bouquet is done on the OASIS Heart Form, now the Heart Form comes in two sections, there’s a center section and an outer section, and what I have done is just wired them together, through that sturdy plastic back. This is about three bunches of spray roses that are just pavéd on here, with a nice grade of color from the whites and the soft blushes over into the peaches. The way that this is constructed is with a band of the half inch matte silver Flat Wire, and then around that we have wrapped the Mega Beaded Wire in ivory and some of the ivory Button Wire, so you have this beautiful handle. Just pulling that all the way though, I’ve glued small clusters of the Mega Beaded Wire and the Button Wire down through here, just to form a continuous line of that nice, soft jewelry effect that really speaks to this Heirloom Bride.
This last bouquet has all three of the brooch styles from Smithers-Oasis: The Pearl Cluster Brooch, the Single Pearl Brooch, and the Diamante, which really has a lot of sparkle to it. Now with that Diamante Brooch, I have taken it and nested it right down in the center of the Midollino that I have wrapped with the ivory Beaded Wire. This has lots of those textural elements, lots of the detail, lots of jewelry accents with those brooches from Smithers-Oasis. Now the flowers that work really well in this color palette, in the heirloom color palette, are things like peonies, garden roses, those textural elements like the hydrangea, and then accenting with some unusual items that you wouldn’t really expect: some of the scabiosa pods, the orchids that I have added through here. So this is a great textural and jewelry combination for the Heirloom bride.
I hope you have enjoyed our walk through the Heirloom color palette. I’m Loann Burke for Smithers-Oasis and the IDEA Channel.