Story: Tiffany Adams | Photography: Rett Peek |
Silks A Bloom designers use a contemporary palette and textured cuttings to create a fresh-floral centerpiece for the season
Don’t let the name fool you—the professionals at Silks A Bloom are becoming one of central Arkansas’s hottest vendors for fresh-floral event design. “Our customers loved working with us and encouraged us to branch out to include designs with fresh-cut flowers a while back,” says co-owner and designer Dale Aldridge. “Now, many people are surprised to learn we’re more than just silks,” he adds of the shop’s event floral service.
For the upcoming season, we asked head floral designer Tammy Copeland to create a Thanksgiving centerpiece that would stand the test of more than a few rounds of guests (this one can last up to two weeks with proper watering) and also turn heads. “I wanted to do something with a more chic, sophisticated look, and I love all the gray and white heirloom pumpkins and gourds,” she says. Gray-blue stalks of wheat, amaranthus, black cattails, leucadendron, and seeded as well as gunni eucalyptus add to the display’s gathered-from-the-garden appeal. Aldridge also notes that a coat of black paint brought a sleek flair to the arrangement’s traditional urn.
Silks A Bloom, Little Rock (501) 228-6989, silks-a-bloom.com