Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Coquette Events Giveaway

Jamie from Coquette Events is hosting a wedding contest!  The prize is their "Day of Coordination" services.  They just launched their new website Coquette Events so check it out!  And for more info on the giveaway you can check out the blog post here.

Here's Jamie at my Huckleberry Karen Workshop I hosted a couple of months ago!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Photo Shoot | Hotel Whitcomb | San Francisco

I was very excited to get a call from Amanda of Blueberry Photography.  She was asked to take some photos of the newly remodeled Hotel Whitcomb in San Francisco and asked me to provide some florals for the wedding portion of the website and brochure. I couldn't say no to this opportunity since I had free reign on what I could make.  Here are some images she sent over to me last week.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Wish Upon a Wedding

Huckleberry Karen Designs is proud to announce they are now a wish granter for the non profit organization Wish Upon a Wedding.  Wish Upon a Wedding provides weddings and civil union ceremonies at destinations throughout North America for individuals facing terminal illness.

Check out their website here to see how you can help and donate your services too!

Monday, April 12, 2010

What about me?

So I think we all know about the show stoppers - the flowers that get the most attention and are widely used in weddings.  To name a few....peony, dahlia, roses, orchids and calla lilies.  Many of the brides I meet with will love one of these flowers and want them in their wedding.  Don't get me wrong, I love these flowers too - there isn't a peony that I can say no to and they all scream, "buy me, buy me!" when I'm at the flower mart.  However, I feel as though some flowers get overlooked (it's the part of me that always roots for the underdog) and don't get the "attention" they deserve.  So here are some of my favorites...

Stock: comes in all sorts of colors including white, yellow, pink. burgundy and purple.  They look beautiful when grouped together or arranged with other flowers.

Spider Mums: These flowers take up a lot of real estate and comes in white, lavender, green and yellow.  They add a lot of texture into an arrangement or bouquet.

And here is a bouquet that one of my students made from my Flower Workshop last month.
Anemone: They come in white, red, purple, magenta, and blue.  The white ones come with dark centers or green centers.  I have a love/hate relationship with these flowers.  I love the way they add some pop in arrangements and the dark centers really add some depth - but man, these flowers are a pain in the butt. You have to wait for them to open and they have weak stems.  So you really have to be gentle with them and they require some extra patience.  Something one doesn't have much of when you have a 18 month toddler.

There are a lot more flowers out there - and there is always one that will fit your style and personality!  I'll be listing some more of my favorites soon.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

S + D Wedding | Carneros Inn | Napa Valley

Sarah and Dave got married at the beautiful Carneros Inn in Napa, California.  This place is breathtaking.  Sarah wanted something that blended in well with the natural landscape of Carneros Inn so we went with shades of white and green with some blue accents.  Dave really likes hydrangeas so we made sure we included them in the ceremony centerpieces.

Bride's Bouquet: Gardenias, astilbe, stock, bells of Ireland, spray roses, Stars of Bethlehem
Side note: I had a hard time with this bouquet the first time I made it.  Sarah likes things more organic looking with things "sticking out" and I tend to make more compact, clean bouquets.  So I had to play with the flowers a bit.  I even put it down and went back to it a few hours later.  I have to say I loved how it turned out!

Bridesmaid Bouquet: Flame calla lilies

 Mom's Posie Bouquet: Hydrangea and spray roses

Ceremony Area