Monday, April 27, 2009
Annamarie did not only take on her own flowers but she also had a lot of DIY projects that added a lot of personality to their wedding. Here are some ceremony details.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Many of my brides come to me with a stack full of magazine photos with bouquets and centerpieces they love. I would say that at least 75% of those photos showcase, in one way or another, the peony. Peonies (pronounced pee-o-nees) are beautiful, fluffy flowers that truly encompass what a "wedding" flower should be.
But alas, these elusive flowers are difficult to get. They are only truly in season 4-6 weeks in the year. And when those 4-6 weeks will be? No one knows except for mother nature. Peonies are considered to be in season late spring or early summer which technically is mid-April to late May or early June. That's really not a long time. You can get them a few weeks sooner or later, but you would be paying a pretty penny for them.
A lot of time I feel like peonies are another form of torture.
I am often the bearer of bad news. I have to tell these hopeful brides that the chances of getting peonies will be unlikely (though not impossible). The good news, though, is that I can offer up some other deliciously fluffy flowers that nature has graced us with.
Ranuncula (Spring flower available from March to April or May). Comes in a variety of colors including white, pink, hot pink, red, burgundy, orange, and yellow.
Garden Tea Rose (Mostly in season during the summer months including June, July and August). These come in a lot of colors also including white, pink, red, burgundy, peach, yellow and orange.
Dahlia (Summer Flowers available late May to October). These come in a variety of colors, and the later in the season, the more colors there are. Most popular ones are orange, red, pink, yellow, white and burgundy (dark red).
Hydrangea (available in the spring and fall). Colors include pink, green, blue, lavender and white.
Lisianthus (in season during the spring and summer months). Colors include white, pink, and lavender).
So if the in-season of peonies doesn't happen to fall under the 6 weeks you happened to be getting married, hopefully one of these flowers can take its place!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
There are 8 decks in all. The colors are divided into white, green, yellow, orange/peach, blue/lavender, purple, red, pink/magenta.
On the back it has the picture along with details about the flower. It talks about availability, colors, lasting quality and characteristics.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
And I received a very nice thank you from one of my students:
Thank you so, so much for the workshop today. Jesse and I can't believe we actually made these amazing bouquets, boutonnieres, and corsages. You've empowered us so much! I was skeptical that we could pull off DIY flowers for our wedding, and now I have total faith that it can all work out. I learned so much and feel so confident now that I can create the flowers we really want for our wedding. We took pics of our finished products and sent them to our family members. They thought we were pulling their legs when we told them we had made them ourselves. They kept saying, "You're kidding! You couldn't have made those! Those look professional!"
Thanks so much again!
Dawn and Jesse were also kind enough to send me some great photos they took of the flowers they made from the workshop! As you can see - these do not look like DIY flowers at all :) Great job you guys and I can't wait to see what you create for your wedding!
Monday, April 06, 2009
In its inaugural year, the Bride’s Choice Awards recognizes and honors vendors from the WeddingWire Network that demonstrate excellent quality of service, responsiveness, professionalism, value of cost and flexibility. This year’s recipients represent the top three percent of WeddingWire’s vendor community, which includes over 100,000 wedding vendors from across the US. That means Huckleberry Karen Designs is one of the very best with flowers and decor.
Unlike other awards in which winners are selected by the company, the Bride’s Choice Awards are determined exclusively by recent newlyweds through surveys and reviews.
Huckleberry Karen Designs would like to thank our past clients for speaking on our behalf and helping us win the 2009 Bride’s Choice Award!