We say yes, what do you think? These arrangements are styled almost exactly the same using the same exact flowers. The arrangement on the left is in shades of lavender into plum with accents of lime green. The arrangement to the right is all shades of white and blushes.
As the end of summer appropriates our wedding designs turn for soft pastels into late summer vibrant blooms, like this one for our bride Jessica. This will be held by the bride herself and is especially gorgeous, don't you think?
A combination of dahlia's, spray roses, craspedia, hypericum berries, buplerium, tea roses and alstroemeria combine in a way that reminds us of Sherbert! The rich jeweltone colors are so wonderful for late summer and I especially love how Design Manager Holly placed the flowers so that it's very textured and not overly symmetrical. Let us know what you think of this bouquet, we'd love to know!
Trying to decide if your bridal bouquet should be simple and classic, perhaps a combination of all white and ivory flowers or perhaps you want to pop it out and have fun with your colors and choose a more dramatic color combination. In my experience, this is truly a personal choice.
With 50% of our brides going with white, ivory or paler tones and the other 50% going more colorful, I admit that I'm a sucker for these more unusual color combinations. Take this weekend's bridal bouquet for Megan with it's dramatic textures and color. Shades from peach, pink into deep oranges, this bouquet has lots of contrast and texture. Garden roses, dahlias, ranunculus, pincushion protea and hypericum berries accented with touches of baby's breath (see previous blog, those are what her bride's maids are carrying).
Because this bouquet is not only colorful but textural (all different shaped flowers) but not styled too wild, the overall look of the bouquet is still somewhat formal. I personally can not wait to see pictures of Megan holding her gorgeous bouquet!
Over the past year or so, baby's breath has really become a staple element in our floral designs and this summer has been no exception. This weekend, we're creating floral elements for a wedding at Chauncey Hotel and Conference Center using lots and lots of baby's breath including these for the bride maids. The stems are wrapped in a burlap ribbon for a rustic feel but not as rustic as twine. The bridal bouquet will be styled in vibrantly colored flowers but keeping to the simple, vintage theme, the centerpieces will be simple baby's breath in a mason jar.
Looking forward to 2015 weddings, I can't say for sure if the baby's breath trend will continue, although quite a few of our weddings for September and October will also be using this affordable but romantic flower. Stay tuned to our website to see future floral creations!
I always love when we get to personalize a bridal bouquet but it's even more special when an element with sentimental attachment is included. In this bouquet, Bride Elizabeth had us add a family rosary.
Our past bride Maureen had us weaving lace from her Mother's own wedding gown through her cascade bouquet and this past year we used a necktie to wrap the stems of a bridal bouquet as a way of feeling close to her dad who had recently passed away.
Adding a personal touch like these can be a beautiful way to feeling connected to the past while being rooted in the present.
Looking for something sweet and different for your flower girl? Why not let us create a "wand" of flowers? This little cutie carried this for last Saturday's Christmas wedding and she just looked adorable. Staying in the wedding theme of white and gold, this little on
Lighter than you might think, it's easy to hold and the streaming ribbons probably looked so romantic as they flowed along with her. In this case, white roses accented with gold tinted ruscus created the tip of the wand while gold glittery streaming ribbons and looping bows just under the roses. The handle was wrapped in an ivory satin ribbon and was soft to the touch.
We think this little one must have felt like a princess for the day!
We were so excited when the Philadelphia Zoo reached out to us for permission to use our Funky Peacock Feather bouquet on the cover of their new Wedding Brochure. We are so honored and how great would it be to have your wedding at the zoo? I'm hoping that we get to do one there very soon!
This bouquet was created about 6 years ago for a bride having her wedding at the Lambertville Inn. It remains one of our most popular bouquets with requests coming in from all over the country for this bouquet style. The peacock feathers are such a great addition, don't you agree?
We love doing themed wedding, especially a Christmas one. Last weekend had us decorating the ceremony and reception area of the Cranbury Inn for a bride Danielle and Groom Jason. There might not have been snow on the ground but the setting was warm and festive. My favorite parts of the wedding was the place card table which was created using three very large vases filled with winter ilex berries, water and a floating candle. So dramatic! The aisle was decorated with tall vases filled with water, floating cranberries and our hanging Juliette candle holders. So pretty! After the ceremony when the room was quickly changed over, these vases were then placed along the edge of the room to add a touch of warmth and a pop of color. The centerpieces were created with fresh cranberries, red roses, red berries, winter greens and fresh holy. A small but dramatic touch to the tables. Such elegant but simple wedding decor for the perfect Christmas Themed Wedding.
Nothing makes me happier than when a bride shares her professional wedding photos like this one sent to us today by our bride Tara.
Taken by Jeff Tisman of Jeff Tisman Photography, this all white bouquet reads like a dream. Garden, tea and spray roses, lisianthus, dahlias and lambs ear combine with cascading touches of ivy trails.
An all white bouquet is always a classic and really looked amazing in this Fairy Tale Themed wedding. Would you consider this style bouquet for your own wedding?
Come on, don't be shy, kick it up with some fantastic color! That is what this weekends bride Debby and her hubby Peter did. Wow, these colors just dance right off the screen and looked amazing on the tables at Marsha Brown's in New Hope today. Fall colors with a twist (to me the blue is the twist) we used Heat/Heart roses, yellow craspedia, orange mini gerbera daisies, hypericum berries and rich vibrant blue delphinium. The setting at the restaurant is fairly elegant and neutral so these pretty floral centerpieces let the guests know there was a celebration happening! Want to learn more about our shop and our wedding designs? Be sure to visit the About Us Page at www.sendingsmiles.com - we love doing weddings and we hope it shows!
Sharing little bits of wisdom from over 25 years in the flower business. We love doing weddings and we hope it shows! Be sure to comment, we would like to know what you think.