Archive for the ‘Florals’ Category

DIY Wildflower Arrangement

August 11th, 2014

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. Mine was spent at home checking another couple of things off the renovation to-do list. Some updates on that can be found on Instagram. But for now, as promised, a super pretty DIY wildflower arrangement with gorgeous floral inspiration to kick start your week from the Style Me Pretty Living editorial which I collaborated on with photographer Anouschka Rokebrand. I showed you part one {the gathering of the blooms} last week, so here’s part two!

DIY Wildflower Arrangement  // Styling & Concept: Holly Marder / Avenue Lifestyle // Photography: Anouschka Rokebrand Get the full scoop

Featured: Wildflower Inspiration for Style Me Pretty Living

August 8th, 2014

Just the other day I stepped out with Anoushcka Rokebrand and our lovely model Jennifer to gather wildflowers for a late summer inspiration shoot for Style Me Pretty Living. You might remember the sneak peek I shared on Instagram about it? Well, I’ve been waiting patiently ever since to see the shoot published. Yesterday it hit the screen so I can finally share all the loveliness with you! I have decided to divide the shoot into two parts, so here’s Part One: A countryside frolic and gathering of fresh, beautiful blooms laden with rich late summer hues.

Wildflower Inspiration for Style Me Pretty Living // Styling & Concept: Holly Marder / Avenue Lifestyle // Photography: Anouschka Rokebrand Get the full scoop

Wrap it Pretty with Flowers

July 2nd, 2014

I told you about the fresh flower workshop I led at a charming lifestyle event called Fort Festijn near Amsterdam over the weekend. I showed my attendees how to create fresh floral headbands, which you can read about here. But I also offered all the materials and ideas for people to make their own beautifully wrapped gift box using fabrics and fresh flowers. It’s so much fun to give something thoughtful but also to go the extra mile and wrap in thoughtfully into a pretty package!

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Fresh Flower Workshop

June 30th, 2014

Over the weekend I led a creative flower workshop at a lovely indie lifestyle festival called Fortfestijn. It was a breezy, sunny day so I set up a large table facing the front facade of the gorgeous festival location, where my workshop attendees got to work creating a gorgeous floral headband using fresh flowers.  Here’s a peek into our day!

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A Foraged Wild Bouquet

June 26th, 2014

This time of year in the Netherlands is so gorgeous, with wild flowers and grasses absolutely everywhere. This week I found inspiration in the wild blooms I keep seeing around me, and took some time out from work, hopped on the bike and went out to gather a wild bouquet. Sometimes you just need to get some fresh air and have a frolic ion the sunshine!

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Styled: Photography Workshop with Anouschka Rokebrand

June 16th, 2014

A couple of months ago I was asked by the wedding photographer Anouschka Rokebrand {you’ll recognize her name because we work together often and she photographed my own wedding} to style her first ever photography workshop, which was to be captured by her photographer attendees. The day was a roaring success. I had the best time creating a look and feel that felt every inch Anouschka’s signature style and seeing the attendees eat it up with their lenses brought such joy to my heart. Right before my wedding, I was thrilled to see that the table setting I styled had been featured on the amazing lifestyle blog Style Me Pretty Living and I’ve been dying to show you the results!

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Workshop: Creating with Flowers

June 13th, 2014

I am excited to announce that I will be hosting a fun and creative workshop the the upcoming edition of Fortfestijn on Sunday, 29 June, a charming lifestyle festival in it’s fourth edition offering visitors a market filled with lovely lifestyle products and delicious food. This workshop will be all about getting creative using fresh flowers and I can’t wait!

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Wedding Files Part V: Our Wedding Photographed on Film

June 10th, 2014

So I know I said I would split the wedding into four parts and officially closed the Wedding Files series last week, but then our film photographs arrived back from the lab, and I just couldn’t keep them to myself so guys, with much excitement I present to you part five! When our photographer Anouschka Rokebrand asked me if I’d like to her shoot our big day in film as well as digital, I was so excited because I adore film photographs for their raw, soft and light quality. So here they are folks, my favorite shots on film.

Wedding Files: Part V - Our Wedding Captured on Film / Photography by Anouschka Rokebrand / Headpiece by Portobello Jewelry / Veil by SIBO Designs / Dress custom made by Armeni Rotterdam Get the full scoop