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!
Here's a fun idea, not sure if your guests will take home the beautiful flowers that will gracing your guest tables at your wedding? Why not arrange for them to be taken to a nursing home or other facility the next day? What a thoughtful thing to do right?
That's exactly what we did for bride Elizabeth and her new husband Bryan from this past weekend. Returning for the glassware rentals anyway, they asked if we would redeliver any "left over" florals for them. Their floral designs were really huge so what we did was re-purpose them into many smaller designs, perfect for bedside at a few local nursing homes in our area. A nice thing for them to do, fun for us and very much appreciated on the part of the residents on the facilities we delivered to. Such a great way to keep the love going after your wedding and paying it forward to folks who really appreciate fresh blooms in their room!
What a fun time of year to have a wedding and we love the drama of these bouquets created for this weekends wedding. We don't often do lots of weddings in November and this year we have quite a few this year.
This bouquet was being designed for Jessica's brides maids. Ring of Fire sunflowers, Black Bacara roses along with brown hypericum berries make a striking combination, wouldn't you agree?
What I love most about this combination is the different shading and textures that each flower provides. Also, the striking yellow really pops against the dark burgundy roses. Be sure to check out our Fall Category of this website for more photos from this fall themed wedding!
The fall is such an amazing time of year for weddings given the color and flower choices. Take this bouquet for example ~ this includes so many unusual and fun funky flowers such as cymidium and mokara orchids, brunia, pincushion proteas, mini callas, roses and even fern curls. Created for our bride Alicia, it really was the perfect bouquet for her wedding outside at Grounds for Sculpture. I personally think the bouquet itself was a work of art!
I especially loved the different colors and textures and how they combined to give the bouquet movement. As this bouquet is spun around, it looks slightly different on all sides. Although, not for everyone, this bouquet will really be remember by everyone who sees it, don't you think?
Want to schedule a time to come in to talk about your wedding? Now is the time to secure your wedding date for 2014 so be sure to reach out to us for your complimentary consultation over the next few weeks.
What a lovely day it was for this wedding being held at Valenzano Winery down in Shamong NJ earlier this spring. Patricia and Ariel had a lovely Spring day. It's always wonderful to see the professional photos and I especially loved this one of the bridal bouquet.
A combination of roses, ranunculus, craspedia, dusty miller and phaelanopsis orchids, this bouquet was far from ordinary. The brides maids carried bouquets in coral and yellow as their dresses were a bright sunny yellow while their shoes were a deep rich coral. What a striking combination against the back drop of the vines at the winery.
Thank you to Cain Images Photography for the wonderful shot.
As soon as you become involved in the wedding business, one of the first things you notice are flower trends as they come and go. Like fashion, what's in and what's not does seem to change with the seasons and the years.
For example, this year, anything vintage, shabby chic, sophisticated rustic and southern style country have been very much in style. The flip side of that trend seems to be elegant and classic. Take these centerpieces for our Bride Melissa at the Stone House last weekend. Over sized pilsner vases were filled with river stones for a natural touch but then the vases were filled with cascading phalaenopsis orchids. Although the color them of the wedding was purple in all other areas, this couple went for a clean, uncluttered look by switching the table flowers to all white. Dramatic but elegant was the general feel of the room once all the flowers were in place.
These amazing orchids appear to be an emerging trend among our couples, with quite a few weddings in recent weeks including them. Now that I'm actively booking weddings for 2014, it appears that this trend will continue. Although more expensive than other centerpiece options, they cascading orchids tend to cost less then their dome shaped, above eye level cousins using hydrangeas, roses, etc. which really is a plus for those seeking elegantly over sized without the high price tag. to see these and more of wedding designs, be sure to check out our Centerpiece category on this website.
Want to infuse a bit of personality into the boutonnieres at your wedding? Why not have fun with it.
Take these boutonnieres made for bride Maggie and Groom Gennady. They love, love, love, grape soda. All the brides maids dresses were a rich grape color and the grape soda bottle tops add a touch of whimsey to the mens attire, don't you agree?
In this case, groom Gennady wore a single white rose accented with a touch of green hypericum berries with the grape soda cap adding a splash of color at the bottom. Want to see other fun boutonniere ideas? Be sure to check out our Flowers for Men" category on this website!
Inspiration photo ~ why do I ask my bride to show me pictures of wedding flowers they like? One of this weekends weddings is the perfect example; past bride Kate carried a rather large bridal bouquet of all roses from light, to medium and then onto deep pink. A classic design and such vibrant colors, perfect for summer.
Fast forward 3 years and this weekend's bride Alice see's Kate's bouquet on our website, her heart begins to quicken and she finds a bouquet she loves. See how easy that was for Alice? Also, a bit easier for me being Alice and I were never able to meet and did all our wedding flower planning via emails and phone conversations.
Taking the time to search the World Wide Web (and WOW how truly big it is) to find photos of flowers you like will go a long way in helping us to get quickly into your floral zone. So if you are planning your wedding right now, get crackin' and checking out the millions of amazing flower photos available on line! You'll be glad you did and so will I!