Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Table Scape Five - Sophia

Table Sophia was all about the bling. I have noticed one of the hot color trends for this year is the color raspberry. Lisa really wanted to use the black and white linen and I thought raspberry would be a great accent color so that's how Table Sophia was born. I created a tall centerpiece to add some glamour and decorated the chairs with some crystals.

The centerpiece had at least 75 roses and 25 dahlias in there. That's a lot of flowers!

Here are some more photos by James from James + Lisa Photography.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Cool Aisle Decor

I had a bride ask me about different aisle decor and it got me thinking....there's gotta be more than just rose petals right?! The answer is yes. Check these ideas out.

Love the colored aisle runner.

The rose petal swirls are very cool. Not good for a windy ceremony location though.

Monogram Petal Aisle
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If your wedding is indoors - a Gobo with your initials?

All of these pictures got my creative juices flowing and I'm thinking why not make patterns with the rose petals like the swirly ones? You can make polka dots, stripes, diamonds....so many shapes to think of and if you add in different rose petal colors the possibilities are endless. So I'm wondering if there are any brides daring enough to allow me to try this idea out :)

Monday, March 23, 2009

Table Scape Four - Lisa

This table scape was the brain child of Lisa from Bellissima Vita Weddings - thus the reason why we named it Lisa. This was her favorite table concept and we had fun being creative with the place setting, napkin treatments and flowers. This was my chance to do something different. The color combinations we used were orange, sky blue and chocolate brown. Get ready for a lot of pictures!

These photos were taken by James from James + Lisa Photography

Stationery designed by Cards de Luxe

I LOVED these arrangements. Simple yet stunning.
All it took was a leaf and orchid.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Carnation Love

These poor abused flowers. I feel for them. They are always overlooked and often misunderstood. When I meet with clients I always ask them what their likes and dislikes are in terms of flowers. Many times the carnation gets listed under the "dislikes" category.

I can see how you might be tempted to dismiss the humble carnation as little more than a cheap and tacky filler for all those pre-made arrangements you know well enough to avoid. Ugh. "How awful," you think. "I don’t do carnations. Ever." After all, it is unlikely that you envision your centerpieces to look like this for your wedding:


I'm here to convince you to give carnations another chance. If you group these beauties together in a tight cluster you get something stunning. The ruffled edges give a wonderful texture that appears to be lush and rich.

They make beautiful bouquets.





They are great in pomanders. You can hang these up for the ceremony and then reuse them for the reception.








If you like the lush look of flowers and want to avoid greens, carnations are a great flower to use to add texture and fullness without breaking the bank. Here you see a centerpiece with dahlias and carnations mixed together. You can barely tell the difference between the two flowers.


And another huge plus about carnations? They are ALWAYS in season and come in every color you can imagine--and everything in between.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Table Scape Three - Olivia

This table scape was created by Lisa from Bellissima Vita Weddings. She's coordinated many weddings and she said that one of the most popular item at weddings are the Candy Table Buffets. The problem is that it can get pretty hectic at the table and re-filling candy while maintaining crowd control can get pretty chaotic. So we thought we would showcase a table where the candy is the centerpiece and the guests only need to elbow 8-10 other people to get their favorite treat versus 140 people. A great way to kill 2 birds with one stone!

Since the candy was mainly the centerpiece I made some smaller accent arrangements with gerber daises and carnations.

Stay tuned...I have two more table scapes coming up and both of them were my personal favorites!

Monday, March 09, 2009

Table scape Two - Hannah

The Hannah table scape was inspired by an outdoor wine country wedding. We wanted to do something low key (like a barbque) but with an upscale touch. So we came up with table Hannah. We wanted to use a lot of color for the flowers so we chose neutral linens, flatware and chargers so that the colors would really pop. Who says red, orange, yellow and purple don't go together?! Show them this and prove them wrong :)

I used 2 different types of glassware. One were glass milk bottles that Lisa from BV Weddings had. The others were Martinelli's Sparkling Apple Cider glass bottles where I took off the labels. The flowers I used were different colored anemones, tulips, billy buttons, fern pods (monkey tails), roses, freesia, ranunculus and some eucalyptus greens.

Photo by James from Lisa + James Photography

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Table Scape One - Claire

Table Claire featured the colors yellow and green. We wanted to do something summery with lemons and limes. So I got a cylinder vase and filled it with lemons and limes, turned it upside down and used it as a stand. I wanted it to look like a cake!

Monday, March 02, 2009

A Good Chuckle

This really has nothing to do with flowers but I found it so amusing that I had to share. A girlfriend of mine sent this to me and it's pretty funny.

Happy Monday!