“intelligence is useless without compassion and grace”
Actor, Painter, Event Designer, Florist, Film maker, Brenton Wolf is many things in his creative manifesto. Arriving in New York City in 1995 from the wilderness of northern Minnesota I found an immediate connection with floral design. A place to shine, to cultivate a sensibility out of the natural wonders I grew up with.
Noted clients include Refinery 29, Silkstone, Martha Stewart, Estee Lauder, Trudie Styler, Beyonce, 50 Cent, CBS, Gucci, Bvlgari, Trump, Sean Combs, Armani, Dior, Marriott, Christy Turlington, Swaroski, SKII, Absolut, Unicef, Baume Mercier, 100 Lives, Ferrari, Mercedes Benz, NFL, SLC Interiors, V.Couture Events, Shiraz Events, Mercedes Benz, Chloe, Uma Thurman, Andre Balazs, Alexander Gilkes, Lancome, Cristian Louboutin, Michael Bastian, Michael Kors, Steven Kolb, Tabitha Simmons, CFDA and Ferrari.
My training began with creative giants Robert Isabell and Renny Reynolds in the mid-1990's. Working with the genius of Robert Isabell was a particular special moment in time. A New York that no longer exsists. He gave me a unique perspective, endurance and in the big picture- always keep going to the very last minute everything comes together in the end. I am extremly grateful for the experience with him.
Careful consideration in selecting the vessel facilitates crafting beauty. Melding to the space naturally, creating flow, majesty and grace.
All the best,
VOGUE: Bouquets Fit for Princess Brides
Brenton Wolf knows a thing or two about drama, as well as how to adapt to fit a role. A working actor and in-demand florist, in the 1990s Wolf apprenticed with Robert Isabell, then the favored floral fantasist of the high-rolling, haut monde that was the Manhattan charity circuit. During this time, Wolf did arrangements for Diana, around whom glamour wafted like a heady perfume.
The blue-eyed royal held the world’s attention on July 29, 1981, the day she married Prince Charles. Theirs was “the wedding of the century,” and there was nothing understated about it at all—from the pouf-sleeved David and Elizabeth Emanuel wedding dress with its 40-foot train to her suitably dramatic—and very ’80s—cascading wedding bouquet of odontoglossum orchids, gardenias, stephanotis, lily of the valley, fressia, veronica, ivy, myrtle, tradescantia, and Earl Mountbatten roses (named for the prince’s uncle). No posy, the bouquet, built by Doris Welham of Longmans Florist, reportedly weighed in at about two kilos (four pounds).
Wolf’s modern take on Diana’s wedding bouquet is much lighter. “My design approach is wild and pure, yet clean and elegant,” explains the florist, who adds that what inspires his expression and keeps his designs of-the-moment is “picking what is freshest and most beautiful in the market.” He replicated the palette of Diana’s bouquet—cream, white, green, and yellow—with David Austin roses, tweedia, hellebore, veronica, ranunculus, geranium, spiria, and double tulips. The wow factor? Lush falls of white phalaenopsis orchids, which add oomph and modernity to a romantic English garden–style bouquet.
Christy Turlington, Carolina Herrera, Beyonce, CFDA, Mercedes Benz, Young Living, Vogue, Martha Stewart, Uma Thurman, Wes Gordon, Macallans, Pellegrino, Gagosian………
Born to be beautiful, a unique perspective, endurance and power.
Following the flowers…