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This bouquet was inspired by the fashion of the era. The use of lace, pearls, beads, and feathers was prominent in the fashionable upper layers of society. If you had it you flaunted it! It was all about opulence and luxury. I also wanted to keep an antique look as tradition was very important. Brides often tucked a special memento into their bouquets. My design incorporates antique lace and antique colored pearls and jewels into the design for all to see. Enjoy!

Flowers and Materials Featured: Gardenias, Stephanotis, Quicksand Roses, Lace and Colored Pearls and Jewels.

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Cindy is a freelance floral designer in Colorado Springs, Colo., who has earned top honors in several national and regional competitions. She won first place in 2009 and second place in 2011 and 2005 in the Society of American Florists’ Sylvia Cup Design Competition, first place in the Floral Association of the Rockies’ 2011, 2010 and 2009 Bridal Bouquet Competition, and first in Colorado Retail Florists Association’s 2008 Colorado Cup Competition. She has designed for high profile events, and national trade publications have featured her work. Cindy is a sought-after speaker, teaching floral design workshops locally, and has delivered presentations at the American Institute of Floral Designers’ (AIFD) National Symposium.

Her floral training began during her junior year of high school in San Antonio, Texas, and later through mentorships from florists in Texas, New York, Colorado, and Nevada. While stationed abroad with her Armed Forces husband, Cindy learned European and Asian floral design techniques. She is a member of AIFD and Professional Floral Communicators – International, secretary of Teleflora’s Rocky Mountain Unit and a member of the Floral Association of the Rockies.

Click here to see the other three Great-Gatsby inspired bridal bouquets in the Vase!Off Challenge.