Art In Bloom at the North Carolina Museum of Art

In March, we had the honor of designing an interpretive floral arrangement for Art in Bloom at the North Carolina Museum of Art.  45 floral artist all selected a piece of art blindly out of a hat for this exhibit and the piece I selected was The Fallen Caryatid with a Stone by Auguste Rodin.  In my piece I wanted to show the weight and burden that women carry and how it weighs us down and eventually overflows.  The Fallen Caryatid was from the Gates of Hell and that is why I selected a deep monochromatic color pallet.  I was so honored when my piece won the Director's Choice award out of all forty-five arrangements! View some images of my installation and other fabulous floral creations below.  I am looking forward to participating again next year April 7 - 10, 2016.

 Art in Bloom Eclectic Sage winner
 Art in Bloom Director's Choice 2015
 North Carolina Museum of Art Events
 Heather Miller of Eclectic Sage finishing up her piece for Art in Bloom
 Art in Bloom
 NCMA Art in Bloom

Mims House Grand Opening

In March, Eclectic Sage had the privilege of creating gorgeous floral arrangements for the grand opening of the Leslie-Alford Mims House, the newest wedding venue located in Holly Springs, North Carolina. For the event, five mantles in the house were designed with Alice in Wonderland-inspired arrangements, as well as other smaller arrangements for the cake and food tables and bookshelves. We had so much fun styling these creative designs, and we're thrilled with how they all turned out the night of the event. Scroll down to view images and let us know what you think!

 Pink & Orange Wedding Flowers
 Grand Opening of Mims House
 Mims House
 Mims House Grand Opening
 Mad Hatter themed arrangement
 Alice in Wonderland Flowers
 Teacups with Floating Candles
 Gold Rabbit Statue
 Alice in Wonderland Cake by Sugar Euphoria

Images by Mikkel Paige

January Forever Bridal Wedding Show

The first weekend in January, we had the pleasure of having a booth at Forever Bridal's "The Wedding Show." We had so much fun designing a booth and meeting so many engaged couples and new vendor friends, and we're excited to share some images taken by our friend Kendall of Kendall Lynnette Photography & Design. Check out some of our favorite features from our booth at the show!

One of our favorite ideas that we came up with was this amazing dress created entirely out of florals! We wanted to create a statement piece that could showcase what we can do with a little creativity and catch everyone's attention. We just LOVE how well it turned out!

Another great feature of our booth was our "Try Out a Bouquet" wall. To give brides a way to gather ideas and see what our bouquets might look like at their wedding, we created six bouquet options that brides could hold and see for themselves in the mirror at the back of our booth. 

And finally, we also had the opportunity to create a tabletop design to showcase some of our ideas on the red carpet at the show. We had so much fun creating this inspirational design, and we're so excited to share that it was voted "Best in Show" for the tabletop gallery by attendees!