The most beautiful blooming place in the US is right here in Atlanta, Georgia named Atlanta Botanical Gardens. They recently hosted a "Flower Show" for all designers and/or garden clubs. Well, of course I applied! :)
I decided to enter into the ALL floral dress portion and I was terrified. The theme was based on leading ladies in movies so I chose Katniss Everdeen of Hunger Games. Did you know part of the movies were filmed here in Atlanta at the Swan House-Atlanta History Center?
The entire dress was made up of fresh flowers and Spanish moss. The florals included a ton of white hydrangeas, roses, stock, fuji mums, sweet peas and babies breath. To be honest going into it, I had no idea what I was going to do or how I was going to build it. Thankfully, I had some great help from Alexa Schwindt and an amazing photographer friend, Natalie of Four Corners Photography, who captured the entire setup (she also was a great cheerleader for me). Please enjoy the next few images of the process and when you get to the bottom you will find out what place we got.
Also, read more about the show from the write up over on Atlanta Magazine.