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Pink and White Wedding Flowers

I love personalized weddings! This wedding was so sentimental and the bride wanted to incorporate a very special specific flower. Her Grandmother loved a certain rose color and the bride wanted to have them in her and her sister’s bouquet. These pictures were from the photographer Linda Lewis.  http://www.lindalewisphotography.com/index2.php#/home/

I will be posting more details about the flowers soon!

WHITE Bridesmaids Shoot by Logan Cole

WHITE is one of the largest bridal magazines from Australia. I was approached by Logan to provide some bouquets for a shoot that WHITE wanted for their bridesmaid feature, of course I agreed! After all I liked the themes (Beach Boho, Mexican Fiesta, Nautical Chic, and Rustic Garden) and I know Logan is an amazing photographer! I created three unique bouquets for each of the themes.

First up is beach boho. The inspiration was “natural whimsy” with whites and ivories with natural fibers to bind the bouquets. Flowers such as stock, way flower, snap dragons and accents of berries, fever few and succulents. One of my favorite details was one bouquet handle was covered with Spanish moss with a band of ribbon with a small sand dollar accent.

Mexican fiesta was a blast! Here was the inspiration “It’s all about fun! Carry a bouquet of crafted paper or embroidered flowers and decorate with bright potted plants. Or carry wildflower bouquets that look as though they were just gathered.” I defiantly wanted to have fun with the look! Here are some of my favorites.

Nautical Chic was right up my alley. After all I love the sailor jerry 1940s and 1950’s style. I LOVED the look of the dresses and the accessories. They were perfect! All of the bouquets were the same but with different accents and ribbon treatments.

Rustic Garden was a fun one for me! The inspiration was “This nostalgic theme lends itself to delicate flowers in romantic shades and wrapped with braided leaves or a peachy-coloured lace. Think peonies, peach and pink roses, and cabernet-coloured petunias.”  Each of these bouquets was different with a touch of lace added to it. Peonies were out of season at the time and I wanted to do something different so I opted for spray roses (miniature roses) to have a classic yet unique feel…. I am not sure why more brides do not choice the spray roses! SO beautiful! 🙂

 

 

Check out Logan’s blog of the shoots: http://www.logancoleblog.com/white-magazine-australia-november/

 

And the team:

Photos: Logan Cole

Makeup: Amy Clarke

Styling: Gabrielle Lewis

Hair: Kristen Michelle

Flowers: Floral Design By Jacqueline Ahne

Models: Willow Model Management

Venue: Star Ranch / Dana Point

Some Favorite Everyday Arrangements

I really do a lot more than weddings. From get wells, to weekly’s, monthly’s and Hospital gift shops I love making arrangements that are unique and will make a last impression. These three arrangements are some of my favorites from lately.

First was a get well arrangement made from roses, pin cushions and fillers such as seeded eucalyptus, wax flower, ti leaves and myrtle in a patterned ceramic vase.

Next is a stylized arrangement with dramatic lines! I love kiwi vine; something about it just makes me happy! Mini gerbs, ti leaves and orchids create the strong lasting impression.

Finally is a unique textured tropical compact arrangement. This arrangement has multiple types of anthiriums, pussy willow, a mix of foliage, orchids, sweet William and strawflower. There is a band of gems around the top of the vase to add a touch of sparkle and interest. Defiantly a great arrangement that I would love to have had in my  house!

Rustic Stylized Shoot

Almost a year ago I was so excited to have participated in an inspirational photo shoot with the VERY talented Kristin Rogers( http://www.kristinrogersphotography.com )  and Bre from BreStyle. Here is a link to the shoot on Kristin’s page: http://www.kristinrogersphotography.com/?p=190 and a little behind the scenes…  http://www.kristinrogersphotography.com/?p=215

Some of my favorites from the shoot!

 

Hair – Dianna Lopez

Make – Up – Amy Clarke

Hair Pieces – A Touch of Vintage

Jewelry – Nicolenjoli Jewelry

Set & Tablescape – Bre{Style}

Flowers – Flower Design by Jacqueline Ahne

Wardrobe & Styling – Rodellee

Wedding Cake – Cakes ‘N’ Bake

Bride Model – Allie Dayhuff

Bridesmaid Model – Tracy O

Groom Model – Rodrigo Nicolau

Groomsmen Model – Jon Riv

Deep Red Wedding Flowers

July is always a busy month in the wedding industry! This July wedding was created with deep reds and burgundies with black and touches of white accents. We had a great set up at the reception but after we were done setting up we were so hot and tired that we forgot to take any pictures! BUT we did get some pictures of the awesome personal flowers.

The bride carried a bouquet made from black mini calla lilies, multiple shades of red roses, sweet William and touches of white dendrobium orchids. The handle was covered in a black ribbon and accented with a band of white stripped ribbon with a sheer band of damask ribbon over it. Pins finished the handle perfectly!

The groom wore a black mini calla lily accented with a single white dendrobium orchid and lemon leaf.

The maid of honor had a bouquet created from Asiatic lilies, mini calla lilies, stock , sweet William and touches of white dendrobium orchids.

The Bridesmaids carried bouquets similar to the Maid of honor.

I love how cute the Jr. Bridesmaid bouquet was! It was a simple bouquet made from mini calla lilies, sweet William and roses but it fit the theme perfectly!

The groomsmen wore black mini calla lilies accented with foliage.

Who says summer weddings have to have bright colors?!?! Always be true to what you want; after all it is YOUR wedding!

Deep Red Bat Mitzvah Flowers

Earlier this year one of my weekly clients through a Bat Mitzvah for his daughter at Shady Canyon Country Club. She was so fun to work with and sure does have great taste! We went with mainly sweet William, roses, Asiatic lilies and snap dragons. It was a gorgeous event!

 

Bouquet Tags

A while ago I had Peter at Beard and Teeth (http://beardandteeth.com/) create some tags for us to use on our wedding packaging. I love them and they are SO convenient when delivering a wedding. We took some really neat pictures of them with the wedding I featured earlier, so I thought I would share the tags with you.

Purple, Green and Texture

It is amazing how fast really does fly! Last year we had the pleasure of working on over 30 weddings but I have posted VERY few of them! So I am currently going through pictures to post more of the weddings.

This wedding was amazing. I loved the bride and she made it so easy for me to create a beautiful scene. We used purples greens and whites to create a vintage inspired very textural look! The bride carried a bouquet made from dahlias, stock, mini cymbidium orchids, mini calla lilies, lissianthus and lavender roses. Touches of seeded eucalyptus  add a lighter tone to the dark bouquet. The handle was covered in brown ribbon with a purple ballet wrap.

The groom wore a Picasso mini calla lily accented with brown vines.

The bridesmaids carried a bouquet made with stock roses, lissianthus and mini cymbidium orchids.

The groomsmen and ring bearer wore purple lissianthus boutonnieres.

The Mothers and Fathers wore a more neutral white and green flowers. Pin on corsages for the women and white boutonnieres for the men.

We had some awesome centerpieces! There were two styles created from similar flowers.

It was an amazing day and I wish the happy couple a wonderful life together!

Bridal Showplace’s bridal fair at Knott’s Berry Farm Resort Hotel

There are so many reasons I enjoy doing bridal fairs! First, I love to talk to brides and help them imagine their floral décor.  Second, it is VERY educational for ME! We have a contest were have couples, mothers of the Bride, friends of the couple and anybody else who would wanted to vote for their favorite bridal bouquet. This is just market research for me so I can see what people like and what colors are on people’s minds. This time it really confirmed the “hot trends” for the year! And finally I love to wonder around and see what other wedding vendors are doing! This time there were some AMAZING cakes that I personally thought were so creative and modern!

On to the bouquets from the bridal fair last Sunday:

Bouquet number 1 was created with white hydrangea, pale pink stock, pale pink way flower and orange roses. Orange is a very bright wonderful color for weddings and it is “the color of the year” according to experts! I wanted to have something with textures and soft to bold tones that screamed modern yet classic and elegant. This bouquet did the trick.

Bouquet number 2 was a fun a funky orange bouquet made with light pink sweet William, two types of pin cushion proteas and orange tulips. The handle is covered in a pale pink ribbon with a sheer bright orange ribbon over it.

Bouquet number 3 was a classic red rose bouquet with a slight spin! I include two types of red fillers to mimic the difference in reds with the roses. This was a fantastic way to add texture as well as “bulk” up the bouquet.

On the handle of the bouquet a black ti leaf was wrapped for a different texture as well as a soft feeling texture as you hold the bouquet and walk down the aisle.

Bouquet number 4 was a very vintage inspired bouquet created with dusty miller, light pink alstromeria and pale pink stock. The handle was covered with a pink satin ribbon and finished with a shoestring bow.

Bouquet number 5 was a perfect bouquet for the very popular blue colors! Light blue hydrangea was paired with blue delphinium, light green roses and plum anemones. This truly was a amazing bouquet!

We had a great booth right in the lobby as the guests for the bridal fair walked in. We were holding up traffic for much of the early part of the bridal show! We had many wonderful brides that was talked to and hope to meet with many of them to discuss their wedding flowers as well as bring their vision to life! We were running a contest to see which bouquet was the favorite and my assistant and I love to guess which one won! She guessed bouquet number 3 with the red roses and I guested the modern yet classic white and orange bouquet (number 1) … we were BOTH wrong! The blue bouquet won by just 10 votes over the modern orange and pink bouquet! I love when creative wins! It reminds me that being creative is very important and having fun with the design really does show through to the guests!

We had a wonderful day and we hope all of the Brides did as well!

Some of my favorites from Studio Eleven Photography

When I was contacted by Jen at www.SomethingTurquoise.com/ about doing a love shoot. Of course I jumped at the opportunity. After all I read her blog almost everyday and Mike at Studio Eleven  is an awesome photographer!

First up is a flower crown made from sweet William, seeded eucalyptus, brunia berries and carnation petals.

A matching boutonniere made from looped red dogwood, berries and a single carnation petal.

For something a little different, I created a “Duchess Rose” with a few carnation petals added in amongst the petals.  It sure was a showstopper!

 

The bouquet was created with lots of depth; two colors of anemones, Open roses, seeded eucalyptus and  looped dogwood.  The handle was covered in a gray ribbon with burgundy wire wrapped around the handle.

And some petals for good measure! I had such a great time with everybody involved in the shoot and the pictures blew me away! Absolutely amazing!

Check out the Blogs by Jen:

http://somethingturquoise.com/2012/02/13/my-beloved-part-one/

http://somethingturquoise.com/2012/02/14/my-beloved-part-two/

 

{shoot credits} Photography: Mike Carreiro of Studio Eleven // Art Director and Video Short by: Jen | Something Turquoise // Hair Stylist: Jen Carreiro {that’s right, me, this month I am celebrating 10 years as a hair stylist!} // Florist: Floral Design By Jacqueline Ahne // Makeup: Abril Lizette Beauty // Assistant: Emily Dahlen // Wedding dress: Enzoani, Shoes: Aldo, Bolero Jacket: Rachel Roy, Silver Bracelets and Feather Hair Piece: Forever 21, Red Bracelets: made by Jen // Suit: Zara, Shirt: Matix, Tie: Calvin Klein // Shoot location: St Francis Church field and Abalone Cove, Palos Verdes, CA.