Photos by Sophie Epton Photography
Our Austin wedding florist spotlight series featuring the artists behind Austin’s finest floral designs continues with Christin Armstrong of Clementine Botanical Art! Captured by wedding photographer Sophie Epton at Peached Social House, her design is effortlessly beautiful. Read more about Clementine and Christin’s passion for floral design below, and stay tuned to the blog as we continue to spotlight more amazing Austin wedding florists.
About The Artist
“I always knew that I wanted to do something creative for a living but hadn’t exactly figured out what that was. I was studying to become a graphic designer and started playing around with flowers from the grocery store in my kitchen. I was surprised by how fun and challenging it was. At some point it occurred to me that I could work with flowers for a living. This was before Pinterest and Instagram, and everyone I knew thought I was crazy but I went for it. I took a two week intensive class in floral design and left my graduate program the following summer. I got a job in a traditional retail flower shop and then moved on to manage the floral department for an event design company. And then about five years ago I decided to take the leap and go out on my own.
My arrangements are always inspired by nature and a sense of abundance. The feeling of walking through a lush garden where there is always something lovely for the eye to land on, that’s the feeling behind all of my designs and what I hope to invoke in the viewer. There is nothing neat and tidy about the way nature puts on a show, and that informs my approach to design.”
About The Design
“This arrangement is part drama, part whimsy. I love the offbeat spin on a blush and burgundy color palette, with pops of orange, gold and rust. Layers of color and texture made up of ranunculus, anthurium, cosmos, geranium foliage, garden roses and violas give it an abundant feel, there’s so much to look at. Tall chrysanthemums and freewheeling poppies create a dramatic ikebana-inspired shape.”