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Cottom Blossom

Traditional flowers become the accents against unconventional, organic focal points.

Fresh, white cotton blooms and cream spray roses symbolize purity.The tuberose is a traditional wedding flower, most noted for its exotic, sweet scent.“White spirea adds dimension, keeping the bouquet from being so uniform and round,” Ervin says.

Knee-length, 1950s ivory wedding dress, at Cheeky Vintage 713.533.1121. Platinum Art Deco engagement ring with black onyx and diamonds, at Tenenbaum & Co., 713.629.7444.

Keisha Ervin of Keisha’s Kreations often finds inspiration for her florals in the fabrication of her clients’ wedding dresses. In her creation above, ivory spray roses and yellow-green Brazilian berries lay the foundation for tufts of sturdy, organic cotton­—mimicking the color, fabric and textural details of the dress. “Brides want to preserve their bouquets, and delicate blooms don’t dry well,” Ervin says. She added softness with green tuberose, whose yet-to-open buds have surprising longevity. White spirea lends femininity, while recycled cotton paper encases the stems for an organic, easy-to-grasp handle.

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