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The rehearsal is often over looked when flowers are concerned however NOT for Kelli and Peter! When Peter’s Parents were planning the rehearsal dinner they wanted everything to be perfect…. From the food and room to the flowers and of course the super cute word searches! We went with a bright color them that mimicked the colors of the wedding (navy blue, copper, Ivory) and used the same type of flowers that would be used the following Saturday. For a very modern feel we went with ceramic cube vases in ivory and cement filled with a mix of royal blue hydrangea, open roses and dahlias all accented with wide open flat wire and looped flax leaves.
Since Kelli and I have been extremely close since we were 3 , I had to go above and beyond when it came to the traditional rehearsal bouquet. I did not want to do a bouquet with the ribbons attached to the paper plate so I created origami flowers from the wrapping paper from the shower. I used the ribbons underneath the bouquet as well as in the center of the flowers. I got slightly carried away making flowers and made too many! So instead of wasting them I made small bouquets for the bridesmaids. Each was slightly different since all of us girls were going to be wearing different colors.
Coming soon…. THE WEDDING!
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!
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!!
It finally feels like fall here in Southern California!! I love when the seasons change…. Not only in the weather but also when flowers change. I tend to embrace the change even if it is only with the colors of containers I use and some accents. There are some crowd favorites that I tend to gravitate towards for my local hospital accounts but by pairing them with different accents and darker container to give a more fall feel.
Below are some of the more traditional arrangements from this week.
Then we have some more stylized arrangements….. and some horizontal ones!
When my sister in law got married earlier this year I am thrilled she decided to book Brian to photographer her wedding. I have worked with him in the past I knew he would knock it out of the park…. he did! I love the pictures he took of the flowers as well as the family and celebration!
Be sure to check out Brian Hawkins on his website: http://www.brianhawkinsphotography.com/
He also has AMAZING pictures on his facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/BrianHawkinsPhotography
There were SO many details for Matt and Cindy’s “Diamond and Daisies” wedding so when it finally came to pictures there are so many to consider!
The wedding was at Long Beach Museum of Art which was a perfect backdrop for their wedding! We used “diamond” ribbon on the bouquet handles, the centerpieces and other places throughout the wedding. Also there were many Gems throughout though everything!
All the personal flowers were created form a mix of orchids, daisies, roses, gerbera daisies, hydrangea and calla lilies.
The arch was gorgeous and perfect framed the couple! We hung gem garland to catch the light and add the touch of shine.
The Aisle had daisy clusters on the chairs and petal with daisy heads to walk on. Cones filled with petals were on each chair to toss petal while the newlyweds walked back down the aisle.
The Cocktail and Dinner tables had similar arrangement with a mix of hydrangea, gerbera daisies and white traditional daisies.
The head table had multiple arrangements down the edge the table with a mix of candles and gems.
Wishing Cindy and Matt a wonderful Happily-ever-after!
And then there is a great picture of my husband and I during the reception! He was SO sick and I was extremely tired but we are one good looking couple! 😉
This wedding was a stunning wedding! The bride had a great vision of an organic look with curly willow, eucalyptus and very petal-ly flowers. She also had a fantastic coordinator (Angela at http://www.LoveandElegance.com ) and a beautiful venue (Firefly Bistro in South Pasadena).
The bride carried a bouquet made from a mix of hydrangea, lissianthus, open roses, open spray roses and a mix of foliage. The handle was covered in navy ribbon accented with curly willow.
The Maid of Honor carried a very similar bouquet.
The corsages and boutonnieres were created from spray roses and roses.
The alter area was beautiful! Two pieces were creates to reach for each other to create the look of an arch. It was also the perfect place to put the sweetheart table! Beautiful…..
Around the room were arrangements in blue textured ceramic vases in various shaped containers to fit the odd shaped tables.
Can’t forget the super cute cake topper! The photographer has a much better picture of it on the table….
I wish the happy couple a very wonderful happily ever after!
I love when a couple personalizes their wedding. This couple completely customized their wedding and it was SO perfect for them!
The Bride carried a cascade bouquet while the bridesmaids carried clutch bouquets. Each of the bouquets was accented with dried pods. The textures were AMAZING!
The boutonnieres and corsages were created with beautiful roses! Of course some had a touch of dried accents.
The ceremony was held at in the chapel where we used two of the centerpieces to frame the alter area.
The centerpieces were super fun! We used small trees that were surrounded by a mix of textural foliage and white flowers. The trees were easy to remove so the guests could take the centerpieces home.
We also placed a few centerpieces around the room; mainly the sign in table as well as the cake table.
The head table we extremely fun to create! Bark was placed down the length of the table and foliage was placed between for the woodsy theme to be carried though. The bridal bouquets were added after the ceremony.
I wish this couple a very wonderful life together!