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.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized
Words cannot do justice to the creativity and artistry of Jennifer Daillard, the mastermind behind Simply Posh Design. I’ve had the pleasure of working with this lovely lady for many photo shoots and weddings, and her creations never cease to send my heart a flutter. I’m in love with her attention to detail, as well as her love for all things beautiful. For a purple Parisian photo shoot, she crafted chic, yet regal, menus and table names. A contemporary wedding of yellow, black, and white was paired with a striking damask pattern. My inner sweet tooth is mad about her labels for our dessert buffets, which perfectly compliment the colors of this pink and tiffany blue wedding. Please check out Jennifer’s gorgeous blog, as well as more of her masterpieces in Ceremony Magazine San Diego’s lastest publication.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized
Every bride dreams about the magical moment they walk down the aisle. For some brides, that fantasy has a trail of phalaenopsis orchids and tiffany blue vases leading them to their husband to be. Or perhaps it’s an aisle illuminated with candles, bright floral spheres, and calla lily bouquets such as this one at the Parker Palm Springs. A bride can feel like a princess floating down a pink petal path carpet, lined with darling little pink pomanders at the Hotel Del Coronado. This modern bride fulfilled her dream by walking down a scrolling petal path aisle on Seagrove Park. Flanking the aisle were damask covered floral boxes and vessels filled with submerged orchids. You can always opt for the statement making colorful petal path, such as this intensely hued number at the Santaluz Country Club.
If there’s ever an opportunity to get a little outrageous with some bling, it’s the day you say “I do.” In the glamorous world of weddings, there are many chances add those glittering touches. Crystals jewelry accents on each setting and in centerpieces make your guests feel like royalty. Rhinestones on customized candy buffet scoops is just more fabulous icing on the cake. But of all the bling that I bedazzle with, I prefer them in bouquets. You want something that you hold for most of the day to have character and attention to detail. What better way to express it than with vintage jewelry, a collection of crystals, or even just a simple and elegant brooch.
Sunday, January 9, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized
Sure everyone is swearing off candy for their new year’s diet, but I couldn’t help indulging in some sweet treats for the eyes. Here’s a vintage inspired dessert buffet to whet your palate. Placed on a antique mirrored dresser are apothecary jars and vintage cake stands filled with everything from champagne bubbles (my personal favorite) to vanilla meringues. Who can resist a tower of delectable french macarons? Each on the labels are covered in delicate lace and graced with a crystal brooch. Thanks to Andrew Arthur, these desserts look even more mouth watering. Please feel free to contact us to design your own personalized candy station.