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?
I love when bride's do a bit of DIY. Yes, you heard it right, I love when my bride's do a little themselves. Especially like what today's bride Crystal did. She let us handle the fresh flower part, while she and her maids set up some floating candles and votive candles on their own. I especially loved the little boards she found to anchor the centerpieces and the table numbers. She was able to personalize her wedding while not having to worry about processing flowers and worrying about the weather (today hit 95 degrees). She left that up to us and at a very modest cost, I might add. Again, vintage ~ country is very in and these adorable tablescapes were perfect for this tent wedding at Chauncey Hotel and Conference Center here in Princeton. Would you consider doing a bit DIY while your florist handles the floral aspect of your table centerpieces?
I loved working with bride Jeri for her wedding this wekeend because she is fun loving and has become a great customer. She comes in every week for our $5 Flower special, especially if the flowers are purple ~ her favorite! It's no surprise to me that she chose to have fun with her wedding bouquet. Aren't the "love birds" she added to the stems adorable?
Bride's often give us items to attach to their bridal bouquets. They each have their reason for doing so. We've added rings, lockets, mini picture frames, hankies, pins, initials, fabric from wedding gowns and have even wrapped the stems in a mans tie that was once worn by the bride father. A sweet way to keep him close to her even though he had passed away and could not walk her down the aisle. Ok, as I sniff and blink back the tears remembering how the bride cried when she asked me to include this sentimental item, it's so nice for me to share in the special day of these amazing women. Each and every one touches me and none more than the ones with a sentimental streak like Jeri. :)
Rainbow Themed Wedding
What fun floral bouquets we created for today's bride Melissa. A rainbow themed wedding was quite unusual and considering that we had to become "handy" with the flower tint, I think we did a great job. Wondering what flowers are naturally this color and what are tinted? The green bouquet had green roses that are natural but being there really isn't a green mini callas, those are tinted. The yellow bouquet is all natural, no helping Mother Nature there. The lavender roses are natural but then we did tint the mini callas, mostly because we wanted to control the color. The blue roses are stem dyed at the farm and the mini callas are also tinted. Each brides maid wore black dresses and so the color came from their bouquets.
What do you think about this rainbow themed wedding? It's not for everyone but our bride Melissa loved it!
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.