a case for life


By Coby Neal

This is a piece that’s meant to inspire us to celebrate life. No matter at what stage in our journey, there is always hope to be more than you ever thought you could be. It’s a piece meant to stir the young to look toward a bright future; and to others, that each day, regardless of the challenges, is full of joy and color. Despite settling in a worn antique violin case, the arrangement’s cheerful lavender and pink roses won’t be contained as the explosion of the yellow craspedia balls and bursting color of stargazer lilies shine through the arrangement like rays of hope. We see here that no matter the case, there are always beautiful notes in life to be played.

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Flowers and materials featured: Lavender roses, pink roses, stargazer lilies, yellow craspedia balls, heather, ti leaves, anthurium and green hydrangea

About the Florist: Coby Neal

Coby owns The Flower Studio in Austin, Texas, and won the Society of American Florists’ 2008 Sylvia Cup Design Competition, Florists’ Review magazine’s 2008 Best Wedding Reception Award and Wedding Day Magazine’s 2008 Best Creative Contributions Award. Trade publications, wedding magazines and newspapers have featured his floral creations. Coby has received honors from local chapters of the International Special Events Society (ISES), including Austin’s Lifetime Achievement and Spirit of ISES awards, and Dallas’ Texas Star Award for Best Tabletop & Best Floral Design. He presents floral design programs for floral industry and consumer groups. Coby is a member of the American Institute of Floral Designers, Professional Floral Communicators – International and Allied Florists of Houston. Coby won The Great Gatsby Inspired Bridal Bouquet VaseOff! Challenge in April 2012.

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