Tuesday, September 29, 2009

the last of the summer blossoms

I went to visit my mom today, and to to see what is probably the last of the summer blossoms in her garden (especially it might snow up their house this week!  I am not ready for snow yet!)

I love big, full roses like this one!  Plus, these ones smell so good!  I also really love bicolor or multicolor roses - they are just so unique.

Monday, September 28, 2009

pretty in pink

Pink is a very popular color for weddings - but that doesn't mean it's boring or cliche.  There are so many shades of pink, and so many pink flowers, your options are almost endless.

For this bridal party we went with a mixture of dark and light pink.  We stayed fairly traditional with roses, but added a little texture with mini roses, and some variation in color and texture with pink and white tulips and alstroemeria.  (Those can be really fun and add a pop of color - especially since they come in so many varieties and color combinations.  The pink flowers in the post below are alstros too.) 
Here are a few pictures of the bridal party flowers so you can see how it all turned out!
Bridal bouquet - three tones of pink roses, pink tulips, and pink alstroemeria

Bride's bouquet and bridesmaid's bouquet

pink rose boutonniere and pink alstroemeria boutonniere

This picture is just fun - it's been antiqued, so it's harder to see the pinks of the flowers, but it shows the shape and texture, plus it's just a cool picture.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Summer Color

Since summer seems to be coming to an end (it was so cold this morning!  I'm a wimp...) as the trees all start to change color, I thought I'd hold on to it for just a bit longer with some summer flowers.  The colors were blue, hot pink, and yellow - nice and vibrant for a summer wedding!  We went with more of a wildflower feel to fit a more laid-back, summer picnic theme.

Mother's corsage - blue cornflower and delphinium with yellow solidago and ribbon

Bridesmaid bouquet - yellow solidago and hot pink alstroemeria

Maid of Honor bouquet - blue cornflower and delphinium, hot pink alstroemeria, yellow solidago

Bridal bouquet - blue cornflower and delphinium, hot pink alstroemeria, yellow solidago, with a pink and yellow ballet wrap

Pink alstroemeria and yellow solidago bridesmaid 

And a centerpiece - blue cornflower and delphinium, pink alstroemeria, yellow solidago

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I can't believe I'm doing this...

Okay, so anyone who knows me knows that I have a general and great dislike for blogs... I think too many blogs are simply a boring laundry list of what people do every day, or whiny rants, or teen angst filled with way too many omgs!
But... I finally decided that this might be a good idea to let friends, clients, and anyone else who stumbles across this, know about promotions, events, and general happiness that comes from flowers.  :)

Since I have been doing flowers for a while, and doing this blog for about 10 minutes now, I'll have to catch up.  But since wedding season in Utah is (mostly) on hiatus until the end of the semester, that should give me some time.

I feel like I can't post something without at least posting a picture, so here's one of my favorite bouquets (because it was mine!)  :)  I love orange roses!!  There are some tulips and lilies too, but mostly roses.