Monday, October 20, 2014

Pretty, pretty peonies!

So typically we think of peonies as a sign of spring and summer, but did you know there's a fall season for peonies too?  They will not be American Grown, they will be imported but if you simply MUST have peonies for your wedding, know that they are also available in the late fall.  I love peonies-they are like fluffy little clouds of sweetness that make every bouquet more beautiful.  They also remind me of my sister, as they are one of her favorites.  Here are some of my favorite peony bouquets.  I hope you might find some inspiration in these images!

A Day in Provence + Agape Moments
 I love these big, fluffy, white peonies.  The simplicity of this bouquet is in the choice of one single stunning flower, accented with only greens.  Lovely!

A Garden Party +Jeff Anderson Photography
The combination of the soft ruffles of the peonies with the spiky greens, and the pops of color make this bouquet one of a kind.

Alicia Jayne Florals + Stacey Windsor Photography
 These yellow peonies look a little different than the typical ruffly peonies.  These are tree peonies and they have a slightly different look.  I love the complimentary colors of purple and yellow together-they give great contrast which really helps each flower to stand out.

Katelyn James Photography + Pat's Floral Design
Coral has become a very popular color for weddings in the last few years.  The two shades of coral with the white peonies create a gorgeous contrast to the bride's dress.
Kelly Dillon Photography + Exquisite Linens And Florals
These peonies have blush colored outer petals with a pure white center.  The effect as a very soft, feminine light pink bouquet!

Nave Event Design + Vitalic Photo
I love these bold, burgundy peonies!  When you have such a bold bloom like this, you don't need other flowers!  This bride even had the guts to put one in her hair, too!  Just beautiful!

Sweet Blossoms + Candance Schwab Photography
I loved making this bouquet for Beth.  She asked for peonies and a bouquet that would compliment daisies, her mother's favorite flower.  We chose a creamy off-white peony to compliment the yellows from the daisies and tulips.  There's something so special about being able to create a bouquet that has a special meaning for the bride!

I hope these images have inspired you!  There are so many different colors and types of peonies!  No matter which you pick, a peony will add something truly special to your bouquet.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Nina's bouquet

So I had the sweetest bride who called me this summer.  Nina only needed a few bouquets, and her colors were burgundy and pink-a color combination that I have been dying to design with!  I practically begged her to let me have complete design control, and I think because I was so enthusiastic, she agreed.  I am so in love with this bouquet and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

For this bouquet, we used Hearts roses, pink cymbidium orchids, pink godetia, light pink calla lilies, white spray roses, red dahlias, burgundy scabiosas, pink limonium and agonis leaves.

Friday, October 10, 2014

English Inspired Country Wedding in Purple and White

I am so thrilled to have my work featured on Hey Wedding Lady this morning!  I loved the designs for this wedding, and I'm so happy that people want to see more!  Please follow the link below to see the feature!

Monday, October 6, 2014

White, White, and more White

Sometimes nothing says modern elegance better than an all-white arrangement.  Don't get me wrong, I love big bold color!  I also love blushes, ivories, and creams.  But sometimes, the absence of color makes just as bold of a statement.  For those of you thinking that you'd like to have an all-white bouquet or centerpiece, here are some gorgeous ideas for you!

Brandon Lata Photography + Sara York Grimshaw
 This bouquet is all white (ok, there's a hint of grey in there...) but what I love is that no texture was lost by eliminating the color.  The wild-flowery look is accomplished by using many different kinds of flowers, while the all white color palette makes it a classic!

Chelsea Anne Photography and Parties and Petals
I can't even imagine how good this bouquet smells-even the bride got caught smelling her bouquet of lilies!

Gabriel Ryan + Nisie's Enchanted Florist
 Ok, so technically, there's some green in here.  But in this bouquet, the greens really act as a neutral.  The gardenias and roses create a simple, yet elegant bouquet that needs no other accent other than the very leaves that came with the flowers.  This is a great way to get a natural look that would work indoors or outdoors.

Holly Chapple Florals + Sweet Pea Photography
Sometimes all you need is two blooms to make an impact!  Here, the amaryllis blooms act as a simple bouquet, and ribbon accents are used to tie in the color.
Jasmine Star + Nisie's Enchanted Florist
For a truly classic look, consider using only one type of flower.  There are not many flowers more elegant and sleek than these phalaenopsis orchids.

Kimberly Salem Photography + Denise Fasanello Flowers
I love the look of having small bouquets of the same flower in separate vases.  Paired with white candles, it's easy to create a modern and elegant table arrangement.

RomaBea Images + Brassavolas Floral Couture
I love this combination of soft hydrangeas and feathers, with the spiky lilies, and dripping orchids.  Beautiful!

Sebasta Design, LLC + Liz and Ryan Photography
This romantic bouquet is just full of sweet, ruffly flowers that create a classic, round bouquet.  Perfect for any bride wanting a classic look.

Sweet Blossoms + Elliott O'Donovan Photography
 Hard to go wrong with a bouquet of peonies.  Don't they just look like little clouds?

Sweet Blossoms + Leo DJ Photography
I loved using the different textures of the spiky calla lily tips, with the soft roses, and the flowing ostrich feathers for this bouquet.  Don't be afraid to add non-floral elements!  Feathers add a great new texture to any bouquet or centerpiece.

As you can see, an all-white bouquet is far from boring!  They can be elegant, modern, or romantic, and they are always a classic.  I hope you enjoyed these inspiring photos as much as I do!