Monday, December 10, 2012

Wedding at The German Society of Pennsylvania

Back in September, I was asked to create a design for The German Society of Pennsylvania, an old restored building dating back to the 1830's.  The reception was in a large ballroom on the main floor, and the ceremony took place in a library on the top floor.  The collection in the library is the largest collection of German books in the world, outside of the German speaking countries.  This was truly a unique venue and I felt honored to be asked to step up to the challenge of decorating this space!

This romantic bridal bouquet was made of white hydrangea, white ranunculus, white freesia, creamy spray roses,  and accented with creamy astilbe.
Photography by Jeff Wojtaszek
Photography by Jeff Wojtaszek
Photography by Jeff Wojtaszek

The bridesmaid bouquets were made of white hydrangea, 
amnesia roses (yes, these roses are a grey-ish purple!) and accented with white freesia.
Photography by Jeff Wojtaszek

Photography by Jeff Wojtaszek

The decorations in the library were simple, yet elegant.  White draping was hung to create an altar and small posies made of purple roses, cream astilbe tied with pewter ribbon were used to decorate the aisle.

These stunning centerpieces are made of a spray of white dendrobium orchids and white Thai dendrobiums.  They are perched atop a 3-foot glass trumpet vase and accented by several stems of baby's breath and lit from the bottom with LED light.
Photography by Jeff Wojtaszek
Photography by Jeff Wojtaszek

Photography by Jeff Wojtaszek

This romantic cake topper is made of purple roses, white ranunculus and accented with rhinestones!

This was one of the most unique weddings I've had the pleasure of working on.  The bride fell in love with these gorgeous purplish-grey amnesia roses and they added the perfect bit of color to a stunning wedding!

Photography by Jeff Wojtaszek

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Cory and Sam's Wedding

On Labor Day weekend, I was honored to be both the florist AND a bridesmaid for one of my oldest friends, Cory's wedding at Lost Creek Winery in Leesburg, VA.  Cory and Sam wanted a rustic setting with simple flowers.  They gave me almost no direction, just a color scheme, and let me take charge.  Below are the preliminary photos of the design I came up with.

Sam's bouquet was made of white stock, white hydrangea, mini sunflowers, and white mini gerber daisies.  The bridesmaid bouquets were made of white hydrangea, white spray roses, yellow and white mini gerber daisies, thistles!! These were SO fun to work with! Cory's boutonniere (below) was a white calla, accented with yellow solidago and a blue thistle!  There were 3 centerpiece designs, each containing candles, white spray roses, white lisianthus, white stock, sunflowers, blue thistles, blue Brodea, white and yellow mini gerber daisies, and yellow solidago.  More pictures to come!



All photos are courtesy of Jewels Photography.  You can find them on facebook at

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Stephanie's Wedding Part 2

I have finally gotten back some pictures from Stephanie's beautiful wedding!  Stephanie's amazing photographer shared these lovely photos with me and I'm pleased to add them to my gallery!

*The bridal bouquet was made of cream spray roses, willow eucalyptus, white wax flowers, white Queen Anne's Lace, and Dusty Miller, accented with an ivory ribbon.
*The bridesmaid's bouquets were lavender calla lilies and Sterling roses.
*Stephanie wanted a modern and simple centerpiece made of purple spider mums and the boutonnieres were lavender calla lilies.


This beautiful photography is courtesy of Glenn Clevenger.
Contact him at or 301-213-0613

Monday, August 13, 2012

T Rose Bridal Show

This post has been a long time in the making but I finally have pictures from the T Rose Bridal Show.  I was asked to provide flower bouquets for the fashion show as well as a European  Flower Hat to be worn at the finale!  I was a little nervous, but am SO pleased with how everything turned out!

This gorgeous yellow and green bouquet is made of green hydrangea, green roses, yellow craspedia, yellow freesia, and green cymbidium orchids.

This pink and purple bouquet is made of hot pink roses, white hydrangea, pink astilbe, and purple calla lilies, and accented with rhinestone pins.  I love the contrast between the hard rhinestones, and the soft textures of all the flowers!

Tausha was so gorgeous in this dress....Her purple and green bouquet is made of purple stock, white hydrangea, purple lisianthus, and green cymbidium orchids.

This classic all white bouquet is made of white hydrangea, white spray roses, white freesia, and white Polar star roses.

This hat is my pride and joy.  It was created for the finale of the fashion show and made of white spider mums, gorgeous light blue cornflowers, white dendrobium orchids, and accented with rhinestone pins.  Tausha wore this hat SO well and looked as regal as a queen in this one-of-a-kind hat!

One of my favorite parts of the show was networking with other wedding vendors in the area and I met some really amazing people! Chantel, of Sun*Kissed Designs, creates beautiful custom wedding gowns. Tamika Josephs-Smith, of Diamond Event Services, does full-service event planning.  Tenisha, of Peggy Jay, creates the most amazing beaded jewelry AND custom crystal shoes!  And Kathleen Hertel, of Kathleen Hertel Photography, takes wonderful engagement and wedding photos.  She's also responsible for all of the pictures above!  If you'd like to visit any of their websites, they are listed in the My Favorites tab at the top of this site!

Chantel is the third model from the right and responsible for hand-making each of these custom wedding gowns!! She's amazingly talented and I hope to work with her again!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Lauren's Wedding at Ostertag Vistas

This gorgeous wedding took place at Ostertag Vistas, a beautiful, rustic venue out in Frederick, MD.  Lauren asked me for green and white bouquets, and she wanted each one to be a little bit different!  So, here's what I came up with!
 These beautiful bouquets have white and green hydrangeas, white peonies, green and white cymbidium orchids, white and green roses, white and green hypericum berries, green spider mums, and were decorated with a collar of dusty miller.

 The bride's gorgeous bouquet was made from a white hydrangea, white peonies, white freesia, white Polar Star roses, white cymbidium orchids, green hypericum berries, and a collar of Dusty Miller.  I love this shot of Lauren giving her mom a hug before her wedding!
 This beautiful flower girl carried an all-green bouquet of hydrangea, hypericum berries, and roses.

The boutonnieres and corsages were made from green and white orchids, with accents of hypericum berries or green button mums....and not a one looked like the next!

Lauren's wedding was truly unique and I was happy to be a part of it!  Christine from Christine Varney Events did a beautiful job coordinating the wedding and David of David Hartcorn Photography was kind enough to share the above photos with me.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Stephanie's wedding

These are the first pictures from Stephanie's wedding.  Stephanie had a beautiful vision for her wedding and was able to take advantage of our Sweet Blossoms To-Go option.  The night before her wedding, the bride herself picked up these gorgeous bouquets.

The bridal bouquet was made of cream spray roses, willow eucalyptus, white wax flowers, white Queen Anne's Lace, and Dusty Miller, accented with an ivory ribbon.
Photography by Broad Spectrum Photography

The bridesmaid's bouquets were made up of lavender calla lilies and Sterling roses.
Photography by Broad Spectrum Photography