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 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 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!
I'm always amazed by how fast our brides can show us photos of their wedding. Take our lovely bride Emem who was married last weekend. Don't you just love how amazing she looks with her bouquet? Garden roses, mini callas lilies, hydrangeas, peony and touches of fresh ivy loops made for the perfect creamy pink bridal bouquet for an outdoor late June wedding.
Emem and Jim were married at Paradise Vineyards, a picturesque setting in Chesterfield NJ. Among the vines is a sprawling mansion that looks like it belongs in the mountains of Tuscan more so than New Jersey.
After a long walk down the rose petal lined aisle, Jim and Emem exchanged their vows and then ventured back up for cocktails and a sit down meal. After seeing all the photos from their day, I fee like I attended this amazing wedding.
Planning a wedding is fun but expensive and I find that often brides and grooms over think the flowers. Hydrangeas to the rescue. Take these bouquets for example; simple but by no means small yet they are elegant, natural and as amazing as it sounds, quite budget friendly.
In the case of these bouquets, extra touches such draping hanging amaranthus and chiffon ribbon took them from boring to beautiful and only slightly added to the cost.
Lesson to be learned? No need to over think the flowers and by all means, take the budget friendly route. Your maids won't mind, your guests won't notice and your wedding budget will love you for it!
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. :)
I know I've posted wedding photos of very rustic, vintage bouquets but that sure does seem to the be the trend this Spring.
Today's wedding bouquet for bride Alaina has some of our favorite Spring elements such as feverfew, buplerium, lilacs, thistle and accents of succulent plants. The stems were wrapped with a thick twine to keep with the natural theme of the bouquet. We had hoped to include mountain mint and fresh lavender but the unusually cold Spring has made those flowers a little late to bloom but the overall look and feel is sure to meet with her approval. Do you like Alaina's Spring Time Bouquet?
It's always fun having our design featured in a blog but especially one like Brides.com. We had fun working with bride Nicole, who by chance works for Brides Magazine. All white flowers, simple and romantic for her fall wedding at Clarks Landing Yacht Club. Her bouquet was created with hydrangeas, dahlias, ranunculus and lisianthus. Nicole feel in love with a bouquet we had created for a bride (Jackie) last year at the shore, so it was a pleasure to recreate it for her. The brides maids carried hand tied bouquets of creamy white hydrangea and as you can see for this photo, the look is soft and romantic. This wedding is the true example of simple ~ elegance, wouldn't you agree?
Wow, one of last weekends weddings had us making 14 brides maids bouquets for Jennie's girls! We loved everything about this wedding from the all yellow bridal bouquet using every from from craspedia, roses, mums, solidago and ranunculus. Be sure to check out our Yellow Page for close up photos of Jennie's amazing bouquet.
The brides maids bouquets were created using an assortment of seasonal blooms such as mums, roses and berries in shades from bronze, brown, yellow into rusts. All the bouquets included accents of seeded eucalyptus for a fresh picked look.
The centerpieces for over 200 guests were arranged in low dishes with a similar floral assortment to the brides maids bouquets. "Keeping the flower selection to seasonal blooms really helped keep the cost in check for this wedding" says MMF owner Georgianne Vinicombe. "Making bouquets for that many girls and 20 floral centerpieces could really put a dent into any wedding budget", she explained "but the flower selection was key to keep everything in check".
I think we'll all agree, this fall wedding was nothing short of amazing!
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.