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:

 

Some of my favorites from the week

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!

 

Daisies and Diamonds photographed by Brian Hawkins Photography

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

 

Beautiful Pictures by B. Langfeldt Photography!

I had the pleasure of working with Brittany at B. Langfeldt Photography earlier this year. She captured this wedding SO perfectly! Be sure to check out her website and facebook!

http://www.BLangfeldtPhotography.com

http://www.facebook.com/B.LangfeldtPhotography

 

 

My Sister-In-Law Got Married!!

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! 😉

Elegant wedding on Electra Cruises in Newport Beach

I had the pleasure of working with the very sweet bride to create a very elegant wedding.

The bride wore a lace dress so we accented the handle of her all rose bouquet. This bouquet had a lot of roses! A mix of two tones roses and multiple spray roses.

 

The groom wore a spray rose boutonniere with black tape to blend into the jacket.

The Maid of Honor carried a bouquet made from hydrangea and multiple colors of roses.

 

The Best Man and Father wore white roses with black ribbon stems.

For the Ceremony we used some of the centerpieces on white straight block stands.

 

For the centerpieces we used tall silver ceramic vases with a fantastic texture with a large mass of babies breathe. We also used some short blue vases for an alternative centerpiece to add a different level.

 

I am super happy for this couple and I know they will have a wonderful life together!

White Willow Wedding

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!

Intimate Beach Wedding

I love when weddings are something then the norm…. This wedding was on the beach in Laguna Beach and it started at 7:30 AM! It was such a beautiful drive on the way home with the sun rising over the canyon…. Beautiful!

It was very intimate wedding with the main flowers were peach roses, white roses, white spray roses and peach parrot tulips. It was stunning…. BUT excuse my pictures since the sun was barely coming up when I got to the venue.

 

 

An Earthy Beach Wedding

This wedding was a lot of fun to create! To be honest flowers to wear are my favorite type of arrangements to create and I LOVED the mother’s corsage.

The Bridal bouquet was created with an earthy feel and a touch of tropical with the orchids. There are two orchids types mixed amongst a variety of textural fillers and hanging succulents.

The Mother of the Bride wore a bracelet style corsage created from dendrobium orchids and succulents.

Such a fun mix of textures and shapes! Wishing Diane and husband a wonderful happily-ever-after!