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.
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.
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?
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.
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!
If you have read my blogs in the past you'll know that I am passionate about roses and just love them to pieces. Not only are they affordable flowers that is both stunning and reliable but they come in so many different varieties; shapes, sizes and colors. Takes this new variety called Gelosia for instance. Don't you just love the color and the shape of the petals. A tea rose variety, it has many qualities you look for in a garden rose, including a high petal count. The color is amazing in person ~ a sunny yellow with just a hint of lime green along it's outer petals. This weekends wedding for bride Sara has us using this amazing rose for her bride's maids bouquets. Would you consider this rose for your wedding if your color theme included yellow?
Well, it's official, purple is still a very hot wedding color and this weekends wedding proves it. Today's reception was held at the Park Savoy in Florham Park and the setting could not have been more lovely. Most of the tables each had this amazing floral display on them ~ cascading purple phaelanopsis orchids and lavender hydrangeas. Sitting atop our 28" tall candle holders and little twirl of curly willow and the centerpiece is elegant yet natural. This location has oval tables and a tall display leaves the line of vision between the guests wide open while adding a pop of drama over head.
About 1/3 of the tables had submerged mini calla and floating candle centerpieces and when the light get lowered, this room is sure to glow. Also another great way to decorate a long
Bride Allison and her new husband Eric are sure to have an amazing night ahead of them. What do you think of these centerpieces? Would you consider these purple orchids for your table arrangements?
I could not let any more time pass without sharing this amazing wedding from last weekend. Marisa and her new hubby exchanged vows on the rooftop patio at the Palace in Somerset. The sun was shining and the humidity was low and the blue orchids looked fabulous, wouldn't you agree?
The bride carried a cascade bouquet of roses and stephanotis, while her maids carried simple hand tied bouquets of baby's breath. The crystal trees gracing the guest tables were complimented with blue dyed orchids and so to tie the whole look together, the ceremony began with a combination of baby's breath and dyed orchid blooms. A "less than common" combination, we think they really worked well together. Our silver arch tied in with the silver crystals trees used later in the reception and the gold chair really let the white ribbon and baby's breath show while the blue orchids took center stage. Who says you can blend the exotic with the common? Not us!
Sharing little bits of wisdom from our years of exprerience creating beautiful wedding flowers. We love doing weddings and we hope it shows! Be sure to comment, we would like to know what you think.