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 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!
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!
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!
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.