This is a tale of two Natalie’s who love texture and the abundance of interest that it can create. Natalie, the bride, found our shop and came in to talk to Natalie, the florista. Instantly, they connected over a shared love of all things organic – berries, fruits, foliage, thorns, herbs, vines – they loved it all! From the velvety smooth to the painfully thorny, they were simpatico in their desire to amp up the interest for Natalie’s November wedding at a vineyard in Virginia. A few petally sahara o’neal roses served to contrast the texture and bring in a touch of soft “bridal” beauty. The real showstoppers are the thistle, viburnum berry, artichokes, cotton, and brunia berry. Even if you aren’t thinking of going to this texture extreme, there’s so much that’s possible if you can think beyond the perfect petals and embrace a little of the wild and unexpected that’s out there in the exciting world of flowers.