Seasonal Floral Arranging with Emily Kennedy

Nashville floral and event designer Emily Kennedy of Kennedy Occasions mixes winter fruits into her bountiful arrangement giving us a taste of the season
Emily’s Inspiration

My inspiration for this design is simply the Christmas season. I wanted to create a centerpiece with wintry blooms and fruit while also using materials that can be easily found easily and grow locally. I think it’s an effortless way to incorporate the outdoors into the home during the colder months. I love clipping handfuls of materials from my own backyard, and for this arrangement I’m using several items from my home garden, such as the hellebores, evergreen, and holly. By including pomegranates, persimmons, figs, and chestnut branches into the mix, it not only enhances the overall red and green tones, but it also builds on the spirit of the holidays. — Emily Kennedy, Floral Designer

Learn how it’s done with this step-by-step tutorial.

Photography by Paige Rumore