Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Love the colored aisle runner.
The rose petal swirls are very cool. Not good for a windy ceremony location though.
Monogram Petal Aisle
Monday, March 23, 2009
These photos were taken by James from James + Lisa Photography
Stationery designed by Cards de Luxe
All it took was a leaf and orchid.
Friday, March 20, 2009
These poor abused flowers. I feel for them. They are always overlooked and often misunderstood. When I meet with clients I always ask them what their likes and dislikes are in terms of flowers. Many times the carnation gets listed under the "dislikes" category.
I can see how you might be tempted to dismiss the humble carnation as little more than a cheap and tacky filler for all those pre-made arrangements you know well enough to avoid. Ugh. "How awful," you think. "I don’t do carnations. Ever." After all, it is unlikely that you envision your centerpieces to look like this for your wedding:
I'm here to convince you to give carnations another chance. If you group these beauties together in a tight cluster you get something stunning. The ruffled edges give a wonderful texture that appears to be lush and rich.
They make beautiful bouquets.
They are great in pomanders. You can hang these up for the ceremony and then reuse them for the reception.
If you like the lush look of flowers and want to avoid greens, carnations are a great flower to use to add texture and fullness without breaking the bank. Here you see a centerpiece with dahlias and carnations mixed together. You can barely tell the difference between the two flowers.
And another huge plus about carnations? They are ALWAYS in season and come in every color you can imagine--and everything in between.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Since the candy was mainly the centerpiece I made some smaller accent arrangements with gerber daises and carnations.
Monday, March 09, 2009
I used 2 different types of glassware. One were glass milk bottles that Lisa from BV Weddings had. The others were Martinelli's Sparkling Apple Cider glass bottles where I took off the labels. The flowers I used were different colored anemones, tulips, billy buttons, fern pods (monkey tails), roses, freesia, ranunculus and some eucalyptus greens.