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Last summer I had the pleasure of being Maid of Honor in a wedding. I have known the bride since we were literally 3 years old. Growing up she always felt like a sister but even better! We talk on the phone way too much (okay, there is NO such thing as too much) and have the kind of relationship that no matter what we are going through happy sad or bored, the other is always there! With that being said, the pressure was on to host (alongside her mom) an awesome Bridal Shower!
We planned for weeks; décor, games (nothing to cheesy or embracing) and food. We finally agreed that classic and elegant was the way to go! The focus of the décor was large pillars of balloons in three different white shades. It was an inviting yet classic look that turned out perfect! We selected a color palette of peach, pale green and white for the flowers.
Some other details around the shower included handmade candle favors (that was an interesting afternoon around my house….) and cloth napkins I sewed. And you WILL see the wrapping paper again…. after all there is no way I would just stick ribbons on a plate for the rehearsal!
We had a wonderful day!
We had a blast last Sunday at the Queen Mary Bridal Fair. Met a lot of awesome bride and discussed flowers and themes, which were all so diverse and fun! Also met some new vendors and saw familiar faces from past bridal shows!
The “vote for your favorite bouquet” contest was a hit again this show and I was truly surprised by the numbers! There was no clear winner with the top three bouquets all being within 7 votes of each other! There were a total of 126 votes 79 of which were brides! We even had 4 Grooms vote! I always love when I see the Grooms get involved! The winner of the $250 raffle for flowers for ANY occasion is Anna S. who is getting married on 5-25-13!
The top three bridal bouquets were:
#6- Burgundy Orchids accented with dahlias and white anemones with 27 votes
#8- Purple lissianthus accented with looped bear grass, lily grass and peacock sword feathers with 24 votes
#3- white to hot pink ombre roses with 20 votes.
All of the bouquets were so different and unique it was so much fun to see what people were picking up and playing with!
In the next few days I will be posting some very helpful information about Manzanita tree centerpieces as well as submerged flower centerpieces! Two very popular looks!
One thing I want to expand in 2013 is my Newsletter.
YES, I have a monthly Newsletter I send out.
YES, it does have a small reader base which I am hoping to expand.
What does the Newsletter include? GREAT question…
It varies from month to month however there is always an “inspiration from the web” section where I share link to interesting articles, photo shoots, DIY’s or inspiration boards. See below for the December Issue!
A new feature that I have recently included is a more informative section. For the December 2012 Newsletter I included the “Emerald Inspiration” based on Pantone’s 2013 color of the year choice. The info that I put together is a great example of what green flowers are available and what colors look fantastic with green! See below for the info!
If you would like to receive the Newsletter you can fill out the form below and I will add you to the list!