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These magical flowers known officially as Diphylleia Grayi, turn translucent when wet.

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Last month I got to experience the most incredibly flower-filled week in Portland. The main reason for our trip was to partake in a rather special flower workshop run by The Little Flower School (Nicolette & Sarah) at Schreiner’s Bearded Iris Farm. A combination of things that proved exceptionally inspiring, joyful and exciting. We were pigs in mud. I was there with three Australian’s – Jardine, Eliza and Josh, and we met many local florists, and others who had travelled with Nicolette and Sarah to help out on the day. We visited flower farms (I’m looking at you Elizabeth), were taught how to water paint by Helen Dealtry, and enjoyed playing with endless leftovers. A notable thank you to Madison of Hart Floral (and her boyfriend Kyle) for showing us some of the amazing countryside beyond the city. You can read about her impression of us lot here. Sorry for the massive overload of pics but it was super difficult to cull.

IMG_3764IMG_3768IMG_3778IMG_3773IMG_3781IMG_3790thumb_IMG_3795_1024IMG_3822IMG_3824IMG_3825IMG_3826IMG_3829IMG_3834IMG_3835IMG_3837IMG_3840IMG_3850IMG_3860IMG_3866IMG_3869IMG_3874IMG_3890IMG_3906IMG_3908IMG_3909IMG_3912IMG_3914IMG_3921IMG_3939IMG_3942IMG_3971IMG_3972thumb_IMG_3981_1024IMG_3988IMG_4006IMG_4009IMG_4013  All photographs by Sophia Kaplan.

My sister just sent through some scans from last August when we were on the Tuscan coast, St Tropez and Biarritz.

  All photographs by Olivia Kaplan.

Surfing, rock-climbing and plenty of padrón peppers while in Biarritz and Saint-Jean-de-Luz back in July.

  All photographs by Sophia Kaplan.

Sophia Kaplan Plants & Flowers is well and truly open for business. I’ve had so much fun on all the jobs I’ve done since I got back from Europe. To all my wonderful brides (and their grooms) and my lovely clients thank you so much for letting me flower for you. I’m also rather enjoying getting better acquainted with the other florists in our little flower gang. How fun and supportive you all are 🙂

I’ve just updated the website so feel free check it out, and please enjoy some of the new work I’ve posted below. For more information or any enquiries please email hello@sophia-kaplan.com

  

A little flower and plant store outside of Tokyo with the most delicate little bonsai. Check out more of their work here.

               All images by Akarui Heya.

Dior, already famous for its creative use of flowers in its shows (see here) has gone next level to create the most magnificent delphinium mountain in the middle of the Cour Carrée of the Lourve.

The show took place inside the structure where the models walked in front of a smaller but no less impressive hill of flowers. In total 400,000 stalks of blue Delphinium were installed by mega production company Bureau Betak.

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French-born, Belgium-based florist Thierry Boutemy has worked with the likes of Sofia Coppola, Opening Ceremony and Vogue amongst others. Not a bad little line up. He creates intuitively and revels in the imperfections of nature. Check his website here.

I’ve just returned from the most amazing job at a Chateau just outside of Paris working for Amy Humphreys of Flowerjugs. I can’t yet show any pics of this wedding (except a couple little details I posted on Instagram) but wanted share some of her other work with you. And I must thank Deb for the introduction!

Screen Shot 2015-07-26 at 5.04.08 pm62photographe-lifestyle-mariage-ceremonie-laique-Moulin-Ande-Lovely-Pics_0061unnamed-2Amelie-17unnamed All editorial styled by Deborah Sfez and photographed by Mélanie Rodriguez.

I recently changed my Instagram handle from @thesecretgardenblog to @sophia_kaplan

Still the same photographs of gardens and flowers, but I wanted it to reflect my new branding and website.

Some recent posts…

All images by Sophia Kaplan.

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