Local//the hive

As you may know, our studio is in a space called The Hive on Central Ave here in Knoxville, TN. We really love this space for many reasons, one being the other incredible creatives we share it with! You can check out some of these wonderful ladies on our friends page. 

The Hive has a heart for community and is ever changing to offer a wide range of fresh experiences in hopes to promote local art and relationships.

The Hive is also available for you to rent out. You could have your rehearsal dinner or bridal shower here and you could even have us decorate for you! 

 

 

What we've been up to

  Last weekend we accomplished the biggest wedding we've done yet, as well as a second wedding on top of it! The venue was the Cherokee Country Club, a gorgeous property here in Knoxville that overlooks the Tennessee River. We couldn't have done it without our wonderful team of ladies that signed on to help with the flower madness! On top of all the bouquets, center pieces and boutonnieres, we had 3 chandeliers to reach, two large columns that needed garland dripping down and a cake that needed a waterfall of flowers, as all cakes should!  We spent three days knee deep in roses and flower foam and the end result was beautiful! 

 

 

Cornflower//Centaurea Cyanus

{BOTANICAL GUIDES} 

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If you live in Tennessee surely you've seen these pretty little blue flowers popping up everywhere. They fill the sides of county roads here in Knoxville these days! Here is a bit of history on the cornflower. 

Also known as the bachelors button, In folklore, cornflowers were worn by young men in love; if the flower faded too quickly, it was taken as a sign that the man's love was not returned. 

The Latin name, Cyanus, was given the Cornflower after a youthful devotee of the goddess Flora (Cyanus), whose favourite flower it was, and the name of the genus is derived from the Centaur, Chiron, who taught mankind the healing virtue of herbs.

They say that you can make a distilled water from Cornflower petals which was formerly in repute as a remedy for weak eyes. The famous French eyewash, 'Eau de Casse Lunettes,' used to be made from them. 

This flower brings me a lot of joy, it's simple and that makes it so beautiful. 

Consider the wild flowers. 

 

 

Hello!

 As we take the first couple of steps into the busiest part of flower season we want to include you as much as we can! Our blog will be a place that you can check in and see what we are up to. We will be posting things like DIY's, more photos of our work, local resources and botanical guides! 

You can also keep up to date by following our Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook

 

We are very excited to share more of what we love to do!