A photo shoot wouldn’t be complete without a few unique bouquets. First, we have a vibrant all orange bouquet of stunning ranunculus, calla lilies, and succulent blossoms, with a handle graced with a bright orange tassel. For the bride, we composed an all white cascading bouquet of phalaenopsis orchids, tulips, and calla lilies. A combo of spring time white tulips, orange ranunculus, and roses, show off their stuff in this free form bouquet. My new obsession are frog enclosures, which I couldn’t resist adorning the handle with. Kudos to Joe Stemmer of J Stemmer Photography for the fantastic photos!
Ok cool cats, here’s a modern styled table top that I thought you all might dig. The amazing Pam Scott photographed the sleek and cool table and lounge. Vibrant pops of orange roses, orchids, and ranunculus contrast with the stark white vases and linens. We added touches of luxurious fur, pin tuck linens, and mercury balls for just the right amount of swing. Bright orange tassles and frog enclosures were eastern inspired embellishments with an updated twist. Swanky menus crated by the foxy Jennifer Daillard of Simply Posh Design graced each place setting. Lets not forget the acrylic and fur bar with layers of calla lilies and candles. And on top, a hip dessert bar of white and silver candy. Can you dig it?
I’m so honored that Alexandra of Elizabeth Grace Designs in Canada stubbled across our French Vintage photo shoot and featured it on her Canadiana Chic blog! Her amazing blog (check it out here) is full of great wedding photos and innovative ideas. You can get lost in all the darling details. Check out our stylish northern neighbor and prepare to be blown away!
There’s something incredibly romantic about exchanging your vows under a wedding canopy. It can be an extravagant gazebo, such as this charming lavender wedding at the Hotel Del Coronado, or an intimate chuppah, like this vibrant structure at the La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla, It’s especially hard to resist delicate orchids floating along the canopy sides, or hanging leis blowing in the San Diego’s ocean breeze.
Blame it on the Black Swan, but I couldn’t help but post a ballerina inspired bouquet. Here we have pale pink peonies clustered with wisps of tulle to form a feminine little tutu. The tissue-like petals of the peonies remind me of the ethereal tulle fabric. Bravo to Pam Scott for the gorgeous photo! Now back to work on my plies…
Since I couldn’t get enough bouquet goodness out of my system, here is a continuation of my previous post. A grouping of ranunculus, sweet peas, viburnum, and kale is a harbinger of Spring. For the bold bride, a mix of kangaroo paws, pods, and pin cushions should do the trick. I’m a sucker for succulents, mostly because it’s the one plant in my garden that hasn’t died. Their striking shape is a perfect compliment to this charming rustic bouquet. Pink calla lilies get a sleek treatment with a alligator skin wrap and matching rhinestones. Loosely gathered David Austin roses, tulips, and dusty miller make for darling bouquets. A vintage cameo gives it the perfect touch.
If there’s an area of floral design I love the most, it’s bouquets. They are the most important decor in the wedding, as well as the most photographed. Whether bold, bright, or timeless, they reveal the bride’s personality. Bouquets are the most time consuming as well, requiring many blooms to be hand wired for that polished and tailored look. Every Monday I’m a guest blogger at Karen Tran’s Blog, featuring a different bouquet each week. Here is a collection of some of my favorite bouquets I’ve done this past year. Enjoy!
Want to give your guests something to really remember your wedding day by? Treat them to a sumptuous dessert buffet. They’ll be buzzing about your posh pink candy station with darling initialed bags. Who could forget a rock and roll inspired spread of all white candy? Delectable macarons and doughnuts take the stage with these vintage dessert buffets. For your own unique candy station, please feel free to contact us!
Allow me to introduce to you the stunning phalaenopsis. This pristine orchid comes in a plethora of tantalizing shades. Take for instance this fluttering garland of fuchsia orchids, curving down the bride and groom chairs. Eclectic varieties, such as this chartreuse and magenta veined orchid make this bouquet particularly show stopping. White phalaenopsis are chameleons of the flower world, adopting virtually any style and lending elegant flair. A blue chinoise themed table looks clean and sophisticated with the addition of these beauties. For that daring bride, we created a cascading bouquet of hot pink orchids with a touch of feathers and bling.
What girl doesn’t like a little bit of lace? I’m completely smitten for hints of lace to give a touch of romance and femininity to any decor. Finishing your bouquet handle with an antique lace adds a certain charm. Lace accents on the table, such as this sequin lace wrapped box, make centerpieces gleam with vintage character. One of my favorite details are the dainty lace covered labels to this vintage candy station spread.