Last week, a few girl friends and I spent the day nibbling honeycomb with blue cheese, sipping rosé and practicing our flower arranging skills with buckets and buckets of gorgeous blooms. Not a bad way to spend the workday, eh? Can’t reveal too much from our “Flower School” shoot for HGTV yet, but I couldn’t resist sharing a few outtakes (captured by Paige Newton) from the day to whet your appetites. I’m not sure I’ve ever styled a shoot that was such an effusive display of beauty, but when you’re working with loads of flowers and colorful produce, it’s not really that hard… Stay tuned for the video on with Ash’s brilliant floral instruction, and keep reading for more eye candy! 

*images: paige newton photography

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  1. 1
    manvi @mochatini February 15, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Camille, this is stunning! I am in LOVE. the flower bouquet in the first pic is simply adorbs! cant wait to see the full shoot

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    Ashley @ Any Lovely Thing February 15, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Gorgeous top photo! The dress and the flowers look like a bride eloping 🙂


    • Camille Styles February 15, 2012 at 4:01 pm

      Oooh, that’s so lovely! That was actually me with my arrangement, and the gorgeous dress is from BHLDN!

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    Rachel February 15, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Oh, these arrangements are simply beautiful! I’m actually going to a flower arranging class on Saturday – so excited!

    • Camille Styles February 15, 2012 at 4:02 pm

      So fun – let us know what great tips you come back with!! 🙂

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    Maribel February 15, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    Gorgeous, love, these arrangements are amazing. So glad you shared and can’t wait for more.

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    Will @ Bright.Bazaar February 15, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Eeeeep, I’m excited to see more!

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    delia February 15, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    The 1st photo is gorgeous. I can’t wait to see more.


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    Caitlin.Marie February 15, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    I love the idea of having girl friends over to actually create and learn something together. I have to ask where is your dress from? It would be a perfect bridal shower dress for my Spring shower!

    • Camille Styles February 15, 2012 at 4:03 pm

      Thank you! It’s the “Dainty Diversions” Mini from BHLDN! 🙂 Would look absolutely stunning for your shower!

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    Annie Hall February 15, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Beautiful. This is what I want to do and it maybe getting close.

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    GawgusThings February 15, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Such beautiful flowers – I love ‘old fashioned’ meadow-type flowers… Can’t wait to see the whole post!
    Emma x

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    desiree {chic coastal living} February 15, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Gorgeous! I love working with flowers!

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    Chez Us February 15, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Gorgeous! I am really interested in the honeycomb photo – where did they find the honeycomb. Great idea for a cheese plate! Thanks.

    • Camille Styles February 15, 2012 at 8:50 pm

      Isn’t the honeycomb incredible? You can order one from Savannah Bee Company!

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    larissa @ a cup of sass February 15, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    the pictures look stunning [especially the one with the blackberries]. AND needless to say that spending an afternoon nibbling honeycomb with blue cheese, sipping rosé and practicing flower arranging skills sounds A-MAZING!!!! 🙂

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    Leah @ Freutcake February 15, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    A-mazing! I can’t wait to see the post in it’s entirety. Where in the world does one purchase honeycomb?

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    Kirbi Knop February 15, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    I am so ready to host something like this as soon as Spring decides to stick around more heavily here!! Beautiful, beautiful! And I think honey, cheese, and Rose are three most perfect things for a casual girlfriends gathering. I’m slightly envious I wasn’t at this party! 🙂 And I spy an awesome Boos block! Love mine!

    Thank you for sharing such beautiful images!

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    make it & fake it February 16, 2012 at 5:10 am

    Sounds like the most amazing day to me!! Wouls def make that my job in a heart beat 🙂

    love K

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    siany February 16, 2012 at 6:04 am

    love love the coquelicot

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    Annabelle February 16, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Those flower arrangements are beautiful — I particularly love the pop of the red anemones and the ruffles on those tulips. And the honeycomb shot is unexpected but so lush looking!

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    Rebecca - A Daily Something February 16, 2012 at 11:18 am

    I can’t wait for this – I’m dying to take a floral class, maybe this video of yours will feed my craving!

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    Becca February 16, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Looks lovely- can’t wait to see more.

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    elisa February 16, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    i absolutely love that white dress! where is it from??

    • Camille Styles February 16, 2012 at 5:16 pm

      Thanks – it’s from BHLDN! 🙂

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    Anh Tran February 17, 2012 at 8:59 am

    When does this air on HGTV? I can’t wait to see it!

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    Laura February 17, 2012 at 10:02 am

    such a beautiful shoot – absolutely inspired by this Camille

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    vicky March 2, 2012 at 7:09 am

    I NEED to know how to do this!!!! Those flowers are so perfect in everyway.
    Thanks for sharing

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    Whitney April 26, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    How did that dress from bhldn run? I want to order it for wedding stuff! I’m normally a 2 in dresses…just curious! thanks!!

    • Camille Styles April 26, 2012 at 3:31 pm

      At the time (before I was preggers) I wore a 0, and I think that dress might have been a 4! But it fit perfectly…

      • Whitney April 26, 2012 at 4:28 pm

        Thank you so much!!!

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    Kristen K. June 28, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Honeycomb with blue cheese….what a different and fun summer snack! With the rose wine….divine.