Archive for January, 2011|Monthly archive page


Awww I love getting snail mail! There is something so great about being able to hold the letter or card in my hand. It is tangible and always welcome!

After each bridal show I like to send out a postcard to wish each and every bride congrats on being engaged (since it is a wonderful time I am finding out J )! Planning a wedding can be overwhelming especially when all the little details can be overlooked! Since I have been planning mind I am constantly thinking of thing I have forgotten!

Planning the flowers for the wedding is something I truly enjoy. I love to think about all the little details and how the flowers play such a HUGE role the overall décor and feel for a wedding. The same exact flowers can be vintage, modern and clean lines, garden inspired, black tie formal and even rock and roll! That is what I find SO fascinating!!

SO back to snail mail… I wanted to send out a postcard to the Brides from the Bridal fair on 1/09/11 at the Queen Mary informing them about the upcoming blog series (starts tomorrow!) “28 Days of Bridal Bouquets” where I strive to inspire Brides no matter what their wedding theme is! I automatically though about Peter from Stork Digital to design my postcard. I was very excited to see the final design that he came up with and am now excited to share it will all the Brides (and all the readers of my blog of course).

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Wednesday Weekly

This is another vase from one of weekly clients. This vase can be difficult to design in because of the small neck, BUT I am always up for a challenge! These three designs are more traditional styles. First we have a mixed arrangement in the purple and green tones accented with multiple stems of magnolia leaves to add in a great tan color and soft texture!

Next is a vertical arrangement made with white tulip anthiriums, ruscas and horse tail wrapped around the base. Tulip anthiriums are some of the longest lasting flowers! Also the ruscas will last just as long if not longer! This beauty will look just like this for over 2 weeks!!

Finally a compact arrangement rich in texture and color. Hydrangeas, tulips, spray roses, aranda orchids and touches of the succulent jade. Bark covered wire is wrapped around the base of the arrangement to add a touch of fall.

“A Quickie”

Just a quick blog today. I have been going through pictures left and right for quotes and I ran into this arrangement that I made a while ago. It was for one of my weekly clients and in one of her vases. Sometimes this vase can be difficult since it has such a small opening but sometime it just clicks! This was one of the “clicking” times!

The linear flowers are arranged in a traditional manner with no foliage or fillers! The outcome was very neat! Thanks Cathy for always letting me create something new and fun! Another blog with this same vase: .

Bells of Ireland, aranda orchids, veronica and touches of sisil!


Cake topper fun!

This blog is all about the cake topper I created for a shoot with Shanda Hudson ( )! I had a lot of fun with this topper and everytime I see it I think of Dr. Seuss.

Most people do not know this about me, but I LOVE Dr. Seuss!! I wrote multiple papers on him in high school and even one in college English class! All of which earned me A’s by the way. SO when I was looking at these pictures I was reminded by one of my favorite books Oh, the Places You’ll Go! It actually does fit with the wedding theme as well! “Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away!”  Well, maybe not since it does say on the next page, page 2; “You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.”

Oh well! It is still fun….

Now on to the cake topper! Mini gerbera daiseys make the statement in this piece. They stand taller than two tiers itself! The base is accented with lime hydrangea and berries with looped flax leaves for movement and a fun twist!

I love the colors and the over feel! I may have one of these for my wedding!

All photos by Shanda Hudson:

Now one last quote from the book! “And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.) So… be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O’Shea, you’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So… get on your way!”

Shell Container!

I purchased a small amount of these containers and I have to say they are kind of growing on me! Below are two different compact arrangements and a small planter. I think my favorite one is the anthirium and succulent arrangement! A perfect look for us in Southern California!





Tall Green and White

There is something so classic about white and green flowers. Both of these arrangements are created with the same types of flowers…. Snap dragons, bells of Ireland, mini calla lilies, and tulips accented with bamboo.

The first arrangement is a vertical arrangement where the flowers are mixed front and back. The container is a silver textured ceramic. Silver bullion wire is banded around the bottom of the arrangement. Scented stock is also added at the base if the arrangement.


Next, this arrangement plays with the strong lines demonstrated by the TALL bamboo in the center of the arrangement. Snaps and bells create a strong vertical left side of the arrangement. Tulips bring the eye through the arrangement and mini calla lilies are placed in the center line for a focal area. A touch of the apple green flat wire is a finishing touch of sparkle.


Not a bad way to start of the year! Looking forward to many fun weddings and beautiful arrangements coming in 2011!