I was listening to the radio coming in to work today and heard a great comment that inspired this blog. "There are multiple right answers". It didn't really apply to the flower business specifically but after seeing this bridal bouquet being created today, it made me think how often folks think that there is a right or wrong answer when choosing flowers. Whether it's a wedding or other event, there are many choices and multiple right choices.
Take this bouquet for example. The bride is truly a free spirit and allowed her friend (our designer Alanna) to create her bouquet. Kate loves everything natural (she's a Vegan who runs a rescue farm for animals) and is wearing a Chakra Crown to her wedding. Imagine her delight when she sees that Alanna has added healing stone and crystals to her bouquet? Is this right for everyone? Would Kate love this bouquet if it did not have the stones? I think we know the answer but how awesome is that she trusts her friend to create the perfect bouquet, knowing that Alanna would dare to create a bouquet as unique as the bride.
This leads me to the "Dare to Be Different". Are you dictating every element of your wedding? Are you allowing the professionals you hire to help you create a unique wedding or just a copy of something you saw on Pinterest. Ah, food for thought perhaps but why not think let the creativity out of the bag. Why not set the trend instead of following it. Why not work elements into you wedding that are not only timeless but also personal to you? It doesn't apply to everything in life, but flowers are certainly one decision that does not have "One Right Answer". Happy Wedding Planning!
A little warm weather didn't seem to both bride Kristin and her new husband today! What a glorious setting at the Chauncey Conference Center. This quick shot was taken by our Designer Jeneen who was on site setting up the reception centerpieces so I can only imagine what the professional photos will look like.
Kristin was perhaps one of the most organized bride's I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She came with story boards in hand with detailed notes, descriptions and photos. All I had to do was make it happen!
Working with our team of designers we created over 70 feet of fresh foliage garland accented with touches of Juliet Garden Roses, Baby's Breath, Spray Roses and more. These garlands and wreaths decorated the tables. The bride carried a loose and airy bouquet of garden, tea and spray roses, seeded eucalyptus, dahlia's, stock, ranunculus and green foxtail millet. Each bride's maid carried three Juliet Garden roses tied with foxtail, seeded eucalyptus and bright green lemon leaves. The groomsmen's boutonnieres were created using 3 types of foliage with open stems.
No area was left un-decorated from the fireplace mantle altar to the vintage chests overflowing with fresh flowers. I think it's safe to say this will be one of most favorite weddings from 2016. What is your favorite design in this wedding?
Oh how often I hear ~ "I want my wedding flowers to be simple but elegant". What does that mean? I think this bouquet below fits the bill perfectly, don't you? Last weekends bridal bouquet for Sangy consisted of soft white hydrangea, creamy white hydrangea, ivory and pale pink tea roses and.... well, that's all! Hand tied and loosely wrapped in a soft satin ribbon, this look is not only elegant but classic. 20 years from now this bridal bouquet will still be in style. What does simple but elegant mean to you? We'd love to know!!
Sometimes a wedding comes along where the bride provides us with a rather unusual color palette and that was true for bride Amanda. Working with colors both she and the groom loved, we included deep rich pink, peach, yellow and blue together and I admit I was a little worried about the look until the designs were made. An early June wedding, these colors really came out nice together and we were pleasantly surprised how it all turned out! Very happy, cheerful colors and perfect for a late spring wedding. Would you consider such a wide range of colors for your wedding?
Wedding season is in full swing and this past weekend we were honored to help Lauren with her gorgeous wedding at Old Mill at Rose Valley and I think her wedding bouquet was one of my favorites so far this year. Created using an assortment of spring flowers ~ garden roses, tweedia, buplurem, cottage yarrow, stock, limonium, brunia and peony. Wrapped in her grandfather's hanky and accented with her grandmother's cameo, the stems were just as pretty as the flowers, don't you think?
I sit here writing this post, I'm looking at a grouping of lanterns all ready to go for today's New Years Day wedding and it got me to thinking. It's now 2016, lanterns have been popular wedding decor for the last 5 years or so, do I think this trend will continue? I'd say Yes.
Not only because our today's bride Kristen has chosen them for her table decor (and yes, she borrowed these lanterns from a friend who probably used them at her own wedding) but because I've met with several other future brides who are also interested in going down the "lantern route" somewhere in their decor.
In the case of today's wedding, the lanterns really fit her rustic feel with accents of gold (the lanterns are cream with gold antique brush strokes) and by adding accents of gold seeded eucalyptus, berries and fresh rosemary to the top of each table lantern, helps to bring the look together with all of the person flowers she has chosen. Above is one of the bride's maids bouquets of Vendela cream roses, seeded eucalyptus left natural, burgundy hypericum berries, rosemary and curly willow. Will this natural, organic, lantern trend continue into 2016 and my guess would be yes. Happy New Year everyone!!
It's always exciting when one of our past weddings is picked up by a national wedding blog such as Style Me Pretty so you can imagine our delight when we found out the wedding floral designs created for Jeff and Astrid were featured this month. Here are a few highlights from this very Elegant Princeton Wedding ~ photography by Rebecca Yale.
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.