Sunday, November 10, 2013

Beth's Wedding at Stone Manor Country Club

I'm happy to be able to share a few pictures of Beth's wedding at Stone Manor Country Club!  Beth's bouquet was made of Ocean Song roses, purple hydrangea, lavender tulips, white lisianthus, and purple sweet peas.  The bridesmaid bouquets were white hydrangea, white roses, white ranunculus, white spray roses, and lavender tulips.  The groom's boutonniere was a lavender tulip, a white spray roses, several white lisianthus and a hydrangea leaf.  This was a gorgeous summer wedding, and I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I do!  Photography by Dan LaRusso.


Monday, September 23, 2013

Chapel Designers

So a few weeks ago, I participated in a workshop with Holly Chapple of Holly Heider Chapple Flowers.  It was an all day workshop that included business and design tips, a tour of her LOVELY gardens, time for designing several pieces, and ending with a tour of Don's Dahlias, located right down the road.  I don't think I've had a more heavenly day in a long, long time.  To top it off, I'm so proud to say that I'm now a Chapel Designer!  First, some pictures of Holly's beautiful gardens!

My creations....

The newest Chapel Designers at work...

And finally, Don's STUNNING dahlias...I cannot tell you what an experience it is to walk through rows of dahlia plants that were taller than me, some with blooms as big as my face....truly a magical day!  I also made some new friends, Amy (of Crimson and Clover) and Lauren (of Garden Gate Florals), who are also new proud members of the Chapel Designers.  Enjoy these pictures!


All photos by Holly Chapple and myself

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Natalie's Wedding at Stone Manor

I have been DYING to share these photos with you all....My gorgeous bride Natalie was so fun to work with.  When telling me what she wanted for her bouquet, we went back and forth several times about flowers and the end was a result was actually a compilation of three different designs!  I remember her saying that she just wanted her bouquet to be the best.  Well, ask and you shall receive, because this bouquet was a stunner!  The superstars of this entire design are the saucer-sized cafe au lait dahlias, which were grown locally at Don's Dahlia farm.

Natalie's bouquet was made of cafe au lait dahlias, Apache coral roses, Quicksand roses, a smaller cream colored dahlia, light pink garden roses, pink and peach spray roses, seeded eucalyptus, and white dendrobium orchids.  She even had one of those lovely dahlias in her hair (as only she could pull off!) as well as a few orchids and spray roses.  The maid's bouquets were made of cafe au lait dahlias, Quicksand roses, a smaller cream colored dahlia, white and pink spray roses, seeded eucalyptus, and cream stock.  The boutonnieres were either peach spray roses accented with eucalyptus leaves or a Quicksand rose accented with Dusty Miller.  The Groom's Boutonniere was a dahlia, accented with white freesia and a dusty miller leaf.


Another gorgeous detail of this wedding was the hand-made arch made for the couple by Doug's father.  After the wedding, he was going to add an Adirondack swing to it and place it in their backyard while the happy couple was honeymooning!  So sweet!  I covered their arch with curly willow branches, white limonium, pink heather, cream stock, Quicksand roses, and white dendrobium orchids.  It was accented with white satin streamers on either side of the arch and white and coral petals to accent the aisle.
Thank you so much to Liz at Liz Hough Photography for her brilliant photos!  She took all but the first two photos!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Laura's Wedding

This gorgeous yellow and navy blue wedding actually happened in North Carolina!  A friend of the bride's picked up the flowers and drove them personally to North Carolina the night before the wedding!  I'm sorry that I wasn't there to personally deliver the flowers but I know that Laura's wedding was a beautiful one, and full of love!  And that is what is most important!  I am so happy to be able to share these lovely designs with you!

Laura's bouquet was made of white hydrangea, white spider mums, white ranunculus, gardenias, and yellow freesia.  This bouquet smelled so heavenly!  The bridesmaids carried bouquets of yellow football mums, yellow carnations, white freesia and white hydrangea, "buttoned up" with yellow pins.  The groom's boutonniere was a yellow rose, german chamomile, and white freesia.  Such a sweet wedding!



Photography by Virginia at Evergreen Studio

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Blue Weddings

Many brides would like to incorporate blue into their weddings but are unsure of how to accomplish this.  Since blue doesn't occur very much in nature, the flowers available are somewhat limited.  Hydrangeas, delphiniums, irises, thistles, and cornflowers come in several shades of blue.  Also, did you know that orchids, carnations, and mums can be dyed blue as well?  When thinking about using blue for your wedding, sometimes picking an accent color, and finding other ways to bring blue into your event, can be the best way to go.  Bridesmaid dresses, ribbon, and table linens are all great ways to ensure that the your color scheme is is exactly how you want it!  Below are some ideas!


You can also check out the following posts for more blue ideas!
Cory and Sam's Wedding
Pearl's Wedding
Manor Country Club

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Beth's wedding at Normandie Farm Restaurant

I have known Beth for many years and when she asked me to create some rustic yellow and green bouquets for her wedding, I jumped at the chance!  Beth asked me to use daisies throughout her ceremony and the end result was a beautiful, yet simple wedding.  Beth was one of the most beautiful and radiant brides I have ever seen and I was honored to be a part of her day!

Beth's bouquet was created with white peonies, Marguerite daisies, yellow tulips, white hydrangea, and german chamomile.  The bridesmaid bouquets were made of green hydrangea, Queen Anne's Lace, german chamomile, and white football mums.  The groom and groomsmen had boutonnieres made of yellow dahlias and yellow solidago that were pinned to their suspenders.  Beth's altar was decorated with white peonies, yellow tulips, and german chamomile and we lined her aisle with mason jars filled with daisies!


Thanks to Candace Schwab Photography for the beautiful photos!