Monday, December 31, 2012

purple, silver, and white wedding

I'm excited to share this beautiful wedding with you today! The colors were purple, white, and silver.

One of the fun things about this wedding was that instead of bouquets for the bridesmaids, we did wrist corsages with gorgeous dark purple anemones.

I absolutely love anemones! So I was excited to get to use them in this wedding. They are such a statement flower that they worked really well for the bridesmaids' corsages.

The bride's bouquet was a mix of dark purple, lavender, and white flowers, with lots of different shades and textures. And the stems were wrapped in white with a sheer silver overlay to tie in the silver.

Here are all of the wedding party flowers

Purple anemone wrist corsages, white and purple pin-on corsages, white boutonnieres, and a purple boutonniere for the groom. 

White rose and purple freesia corsages for the mothers, with silver ribbon (although it looks a little gold in this picture...)

And finally, the groom's boutonniere: dark purple lisianthus

Saturday, December 22, 2012

white flowers and christmas greens

I thought I'd bring in some Christmas spirit by sharing some pictures from this wedding today.

I had the wonderful opportunity to work on this gorgeous wedding this weekend! Often December brides try to shy away from traditional Christmas and wintry looking wedding themes, but this bride embraced it, and I'm so glad! It was such a perfect fit for her lovely vintage ivory dress (it was her grandmother's) and the snow lingering from the last storm.

For the bride's  bouquet we used a mix of "Christmas" greens - mostly pine and cedar, with white roses, baby's breath, wax flower, and pine cones. And of course finished it off with sheer gold ribbon.

The groom's boutonniere was pine and cedar, with mini pine cones, and a touch of baby's breath and wax flower. So perfect for this elegant winter wedding.

Here's a close-up of the bouquet (for some reason the color is a bit off... but hopefully you get the idea! And hopefully I'll get some beautiful pictures from the photographer soon!)

I just love how it looks in the snow! 

Well, I've got a few days off before my post-Christmas weddings. More pictures of all these December weddings coming soon!

Merry Christmas!

Friday, November 30, 2012

white bridal bouquet

December is going to be a busy wedding month for me! And to kick it off (well, a little before December...) I made a bouquet for a bridal portrait session for one of my December weddings.

We did a very classic all white bouquet with roses, lilies, freesia, and baby's breath.

This bride wants a very classic, simple, elegant look for her wedding, so we used lots of roses for her portrait bouquet, and will be using lots of roses (but in red!) for the wedding.

I'm excited to see pictures from the photographer (which will be so much better than mine!) and for the wedding coming up in a few weeks!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

lavender roses

Today I had the pleasure of doing my first wedding since having my baby this summer.  It was the perfect wedding to transition back into this again, since the bride only needed one thing: her bouquet.  She was very much a no-nonsense bride, and wanted to keep everything super simple.  No wedding party, no extravagant reception, just the ceremony and dinner with family and friends.

And following her "keep it simple" mantra, her bouquet was simple but beautiful.  It was all lavender roses with a white ribbon wrap and pearls.  Simple, classic, elegant.

Lavender rose bouquet with white ribbon wrap and pearls
I took a quick shot in the flower beds outside the ceremony site waiting to deliver the bouquet.  Especially great since the flowers matched!

View from the top of the bouquet

And a close up.  I love how intricately detailed roses are.  They have so much texture and depth that even with only roses, this bouquet has so much interest and beauty.

Monday, September 24, 2012

back in the saddle

It's been quite a while since I posted anything!  But I promise I have a good excuse.

This little guy has taken up quite of bit of my time lately!  But I couldn't be happier about that.

Since I had a baby this summer, I took the summer off from doing any weddings.  But I have my first fall wedding this week, and I'm so excited for it!  There will definitely be pictures coming soon. 

Monday, May 21, 2012

pink and navy blue

Pink and navy blue are a fabulous color combo.  I just love the bold contrast.  These wedding flowers were various shades of pink, with navy blue and silver accents.

We wanted to go for a soft, ruffly/lacey, feminine look, balanced with the more masculine blue.  Often when you're wanting that ruffly look, you go for flowers like peonies or garden roses, which can be pretty expensive.  But you can still absolutely achieve that look on a tighter budget with less expensive, but still gorgeous, flowers!  The main flowers we used for this event to fit the color and look we wanted were godetia and mini carnations.  (Don't be scared off by the negativity often associated with carnations - mini carns are more delicate looking, and work really well to fill in and add texture and depth!  Plus the godetia are more showy, so the eye is drawn more to them.)

The bride's bouquet was made entirely with godetia.  These beautiful blossoms are light pink around the ruffled edges with dark pink centers.

See what I mead about that ruffly/feminine look?  When they're all clustered together like that, it is simply gorgeous!

And here you can see how even when they are clustered in a bouquet, the beauty of each individual blossom can still be appreciated.  A simple but stunning bride's bouquet.  The wrap of the bouquet was navy blue ribbon with a silver necklace chain as an accent.

And to match the bride, the groom's boutonniere was made with the same pink godetia blossoms, with silver leaves and navy blue ribbon.

The bridesmaids' bouquets were made with godetia and mini carnations in three different shades of pink and white, and a navy blue ribbon wrap.

The different colors of carnations add depth and texture, and mirror the shades of pink in the godetia.

The groomsmen boutonnieres were made with the different shades of carnations, silver leaves, and navy blue ribbon.

 And then we have the centerpieces.  Same flowers, in short round vases tied with tulle and navy blue ribbon.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Snow White Wedding Inspiration

Lately I've been seeing lots of themed wedding shoots and wedding inspiration based on fairy tales.  And to be honest, I haven't really loved most of them.  Some of them are beautiful, but don't really seem to have anything to do with the fairy tale they're supposedly representing.

So when I came across a picture of an amazingly gorgeous bouquet with apples in it, I knew I needed to use it for a Snow White themed inspiration board.  And it just evolved from there.

I tried to combine elegant princess with woodland charm to capture the feeling of the Snow White.  The red lips, apples, and mirror all reflect the original fairy tale, while some of the bridal attire is more in line with the Disney envisioning.  

One thing I really wanted to include but just couldn't find anything that really fit what I was looking for was a wishing well.  How cute would it be to have little wishing well planters for centerpieces?  Or instead of a guest book, guests could write little "well wishes" and put them in the wishing well.  I guess if I ever actually do a styled shoot based on this, I can make that happen.

I'm planning on doing some more inspiration boards based on other fairy tales... We'll see how soon that actually happens!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

spring tulips

Happy Spring everyone!  In spite of the snow still clinging to shady patches of my yard, I am ready to celebrate spring!

And what better way to do so than with some beautiful spring bulbs?

A mix of different colored tulips

I love the red and white striping on this dark purple tulip.  Gorgeous!

This little crocus blossom is the first flower from my garden this year!  I had to rescue it from the snow yesterday (it snapped off under the weight).  So excited for more to come!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Guest Post on DA Weddings

One of my friends from high school runs a fabulous wedding blog, and recently asked me to write a guest post for her.  Of course I was excited to do it, and put together what I hope is a useful post for planning brides.  It's all about who gets what in terms of flowers for the wedding party.  I've written a little on that topic before in this blog post.

Check out my post on DA Weddings blog here.

And check out all of the other fabulous posts on her blog!

Happy almost spring everyone.  Pictures and posts with beautiful spring blossoms coming soon.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


Sorry I've been kind of m.i.a. lately.  I took somewhat of a break this fall to work on some other projects I had going on.

Like starting an etsy shop!  Not at all related to flowers actually, but lots of fun.  It's mostly finger puppets and other things made out of felt right now, but I'm working on expanding to clothes and accessories for kids as well.

Here's one of my favorites - a Noah's Ark finger puppet set.

I decided to focus a bit more on this business through Christmas (lots of Christmas present orders!) but now I'm back and going to be spending more time on flowers again.  

And because I feel like I just can't post on here without some wedding flower inspiration for you.  These are photos from a wedding I did a while ago that the photographer sent me after I'd already done a blog post on this wedding, so I never posted them on here!  But they're gorgeous and I wanted to share.

More posts coming soon!  I promise!