Inspired by the change of seasons, of Spring in New York, a city in which streets literally transformed before our eyes, bursting with blossom and life, a city we found ourselves in for Spring 2016 Bridal week and the promise of fashions own Spring transformation perfectly mirroring the floral inspired collections unveiled…the scene was set for a botanical workshop, a celebration of seasonality and the perfect conclusion to our April Issue: Transformation.
Gathering together a group of likeminded luminaries, a collection of women who personify everything we love, what we strive and stand for, we sought individuals who do things a little differently, who seek beauty in the unexpected and who choose a path uninfluenced by others, led instead by their intuition and unique aesthetic.
Joining us on a sunny (albeit chilly April afternoon) for a flower styling workshop high above New York, we gathered in a light filled loft to be led on a botanical odyssey by the inspiring and inimitable Taylor of Fox Fodder Farm. Before snipping and styling our own wild creations in giant julep cups we mingled sipping on delicate botanical infusions, and later on decadent desserts, (crafted by Poppy's Catering), eating from the organic goodness of Wynne Noble's ceramics…all the while photographed and filmed by ninjas Heidi (of Forged in the North) and Rob Cleary, who were there to document the entire thing.
Before sending each guest home with sensory favours - botanical scissors, Dandelion chocolates and herbal sea salts, each wrapped in a floral knot of tinted silk - we posed for a floral portrait with our final creations (which were admittedly no match for Taylors mastery but each of us quietly delighted by our own unique arrangement), each a fascinating reflection of their creators.
See our behind the scenes pictures of the set up on The LANE Backstage. (Full styling credits under gallery)
Guests: Anna Sheffield and Mercedes / Kate, Kelly and Katherine of Houghton NYC / Lihi and Mira Zwillinger / Emily of Mara Hoffman / Daisy & Elizabeth / Caroline of J. Mendel / Dylana Suarez / Heather Waraska /
Styling: The LANE
Photography: Forged in the North
Flowers: Fox Fodder Farm
Catering: Poppy's Catering
Decor: Patina Rentals
Wooden Workshop Tables: Prop Co
Place settings & Silk Parcels: Silk & Willow
Botanical Scissors: MUR Lifestyle
Sensory Gifts: LA Bruket Salts, Dandelion Chocolates
Bowls: Wynne Noble
Paperware: Bohemian Ink