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2012 in Review

When this year started off I had no idea it would be as successful and happy as it was! I am truly thankful for all my wonderful clients who made it possible for the business to be a success. This year we took part in over 45 events. Each of my Brides was unique and fun to work with! There were multiple cascade bouquets (and even a Crescent bouquet!!) as well as a wide range of colors.

Some trends I have notices:

  • White is coming back… There were many events that had white flowers as a focus.

2012 White Flowers; Floral Design By Jacqueline Ahne

  • Blue Blue Blue! Blue has always been a huge color for wedding but in 2012 I saw more blue weddings then another year!!

2012 blue wedding flowers; Floral Design By Jacqueline Ahne

  • Fun with Feathers…. Two weddings this year used feathers as accents (not including the multiple weddings I provided boutonnieres for via Etsy!).

2012 feather weddings; Floral Design by Jacqueline Ahne

There were also two weddings in my Family…. My sister-in-law married her hubby in September and my Best friend was married in July.  My sister-in-law’s very personal wedding was on the blog here: https://floraldesignbyjacquelineahne.wordpress.com/2012/11/09/daisies-and-diamonds-photographed-by-brian-hawkins-photography/

And My Best friend’s wedding has yet to be shared on the blog….. it will be shared soon…. It was amazing! But I may be slightly bias….

 

I also had the opportunity to work with Jen from Something Turquoise for a new feature on her blog; Bouquet Blueprint as well as the Valentine’s inspiration shoot and my top 10 ideas for planning your wedding flowers. All the pictures below are by Mike at Studio Eleven Weddings.

2012 something tur

 

It is amazing to see that there were 52,000 views on my blog from people in 149 countries….

I posted 71 blogs (not including this one) with 742 pictures total….

I joined Pinterest as well as Instagram and have become slightly addicted to both!

I was published in a couple of magazines and I was accepted to be inducted to AIFD in 2013. Both of which are HUGE!

What is in store for 2013? Good question…. I have many things that are in the works:

  • Get to know more about me…. What is my style and favorite influence? Tours of the studio….
  • Weddings film clips…. Quick videos of the set up at weddings and events posted to Facebook.
  • More informative posts…. Questions to ask while planning your table; inspirations for specific types of flowers or colors; advise on creating a timeline (from me, a former Bride and a current wedding vendor!)
  • And a few surprises!

To each of my readers, Brides (past, present and future), friends and family I wish you a wonderful 2013 filled with happiness and success! Cheers!!

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Christmas time at Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center

This year I had the pleasure to decorate the two main trees for Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center in Fountain Valley. We did two styles of tree; one for the main hospital lobby and for the lobby with the offices.

The first tree was created from burgundy and gold ornaments. The main focus of the tree is the loopy bows created from various gold and burgundy ribbons. There are almost 30 bows including a large oversized Burgundy bow for the tree topper. There were also some amazing teardrop shaped ornaments.

The main focus of the tree is the lobby bows created from various gold and burgundy ribbons. There are almost 30 bows including a large oversized Burgundy bow for the tree topper. There were also some amazing teardrop shaped ornaments.

The main focus of the tree is the lobby bows created from various gold and burgundy ribbons. There are almost 30 bows including a large oversized Burgundy bow for the tree topper. There were also some amazing teardrop shaped ornaments.

The main focus of the tree is the lobby bows created from various gold and burgundy ribbons. There are almost 30 bows including a large oversized Burgundy bow for the tree topper. There were also some amazing teardrop shaped ornaments.

The main focus of the tree is the lobby bows created from various gold and burgundy ribbons. There are almost 30 bows including a large oversized Burgundy bow for the tree topper. There were also some amazing teardrop shaped ornaments.

The second tree was more of a natural inspired tree created from pinecones, birds in a pale mauve and forest green tone and a variety of “berries”.  The top of the tree was accented with an oversized linen ribbon bow. This tree looked AMAZING in person and was so much fun to design!

The second tree was more of a natural inspired tree created from pinecones, birds in a pale mauve and forest green tone and a variety of “berries”.  The top of the tree was accented with an oversized linen ribbon bow.

The second tree was more of a natural inspired tree created from pinecones, birds in a pale mauve and forest green tone and a variety of “berries”.  The top of the tree was accented with an oversized linen ribbon bow.

The second tree was more of a natural inspired tree created from pinecones, birds in a pale mauve and forest green tone and a variety of “berries”.  The top of the tree was accented with an oversized linen ribbon bow.

12-18-12 green tree 4

And then of course I tend to be dorky sometimes….. 🙂

12-18-12 green tree 5

Thanksgiving

For the past few years my husband and I have been the host for Thanksgiving. We have a very small house but we always seem to make it work! This year we used one long table instead of two tables pushed together. The idea was to have more space in the living room, but it did not work quite as well as it should have….. oh well there is always next year!

The table was decorated with a light gray table cloth, black rounded square plates, green patterned napkins (which I sewed for my BFF’s Bridal shower earlier this year), small cubes filled with copper/ brown cymbidium orchids and a few taper candles. There are two styles of the candles holders; a set of two three stacked crystal cubes were a very generous wedding gift from a client/friend while the other glass modern style candle holders were a Thank you gift for judging a floral competition.

I have to say I truly loved my table this year!!

The table was decorated with a light gray table cloth, black rounded square plates, green patterned napkins, small cubes filled with copper/ brown cymbidium orchids and a few taper candles.

The table was decorated with a light gray table cloth, black rounded square plates, green patterned napkins, small cubes filled with copper/ brown cymbidium orchids and a few taper candles

The table was decorated with a light gray table cloth, black rounded square plates, green patterned napkins, small cubes filled with copper/ brown cymbidium orchids and a few taper candles

Some Recent Etsy Orders

Flowers to wear are some of my favorite things to create! On etsy.com I have a shop where I sell feather and dried boutonnieres. Below are some on the recent sales….. Be sure to visit my store! http://www.etsy.com/shop/JacquelineAhne

Peacock Simple Boutonnieres:

Some of the other designs: