Tuesday, September 29, 2009
The blog is still the last to get my attention these days. I'm going to give it an "oh well" and leave it at that.
I did want to post these photos of Dhari's bridal bouquet. I fell so deeply in love with this bouquet, it was hard to hand over! Cream and flame mini callas, green cymbidium orchids, lily grass, variegated aspidistra leaves, and the slightest little peekaboo of black feathers...simple, yet textured. If I never get around to posting the rest of her flowers, so be it. This bouquet is gorgeous enough on its own! What a perfect end-of-summer/glimmer of fall color combo and design!
photos by Michelle.
Monday, September 14, 2009
I've mentioned before that blue weddings are a tricky thing. I find quite often that people who choose blue as one of their wedding colors almost always want blue flowers. Honestly, there aren't many good options out there for a bride that wants blue flowers. Your most common true-blue choices are going to be delphinium, hydrangea, thistle, tweedia, and cornflower. Other varieties like blue lace, agapanthus, hyacinth and irises may be called blue, but trust me, those suckers are purple! The fact that there are so many different shades of blue doesn't help the situation, but it does open the door for possibilities. While I'm absolutely dead-set against stem-dying flowers (not my style), airbrushing is okay when done appropriately and with a variety that takes paint well, as in the case of the hydrangea we used for this wedding. Still, because I'm somewhat of a purist, that's the extent of any color alterations we did for this wedding, and I opted to focus most of our blue on the delphinium instead.
Britteny wisely chose to keep the bulk of her flowers cream, with accents of blue and green to pull from the peacock feathers she used throughout. The eating tables contained a variety of cubes featuring either mixed arrangements or wheat grass, and following the ceremony the lanterns were removed from the shepherds hooks and placed on the tables inside used for overflow seating. Thanks to OpieFoto for the images! To see more of this wedding, visit Opie's blogpost here.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
FYI, our site and email have been down all day. Our hosting company is switching servers so it will likely continue to be down for the remainder of the day. If you've sent(send) an email anytime between Saturday morning and Monday morning, please be patient as we wait to be able to access our account, and if you don't receive a reply by Monday afternoon, go ahead and resend it for good measure. Thanks!
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Do under $30 centerpieces exist? You bet they do!
I've never been a huge fan of the floating gerbera daisy -- sure, its as inexpensive as they come and there are definitely situations where price has to take precedence over design, so I suppose my beef with them is simply that they often look insignificant on a table. Not enough color, not enough mass to keep things looking proportionate...At least that's how I felt before we came up with this centerpiece for Vicki. Let's call it "the floating gerbera on steroids"! We took a cylinder 8" tall, 12" in diameter, filled the bottom with river rock, and then floated an assortment of sizes, colors, and blooms. The result was a fun explosion of color on each table. The very, very wide cylinder was a perfect fit for a standard 60" round table used in conjunction with an Open House style event (meaning there were no place settings, breadbaskets, salt and pepper shakers, etc. to compete with for space), and best of all, that design was under $30 each! Its mixed-arrangement counterpart was under $50.00, and the buffet piece under $175. Inexpensive, spunky, and perfect for a late summer wedding!
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
I first saw this on Anna's personal blog and had to post it here.
What's the most original/fun/memorable thing you've seen at a wedding?
--If you're this cool, I want to work with you!!! Email me, we'll talk, and if I love your ideas, I'll comp your buffet table arrangement!
Friday, September 4, 2009
I adore green weddings! (I'm talking color, here -- not eco-trend) When I think of green weddings, I think clean, streamlined, and oftentimes contemporary or organic. You rarely see green as the focal color in froofy, ornate events, and I'm not a froofy gal, so it makes sense that I love the crisp, cool feeling that the color green imparts. This simplistic wedding did not disappoint! The color combo of green, white and black is most definitely my current favorite. The bridal bouquet was made up of vendela roses, spray roses, mini callas, hypericum berries, freesia, and black-eye star-of-Bethlehem. The centerpieces were masses of green gladiolus and white oriental lilies with floating glad blooms at the base. The bridesmaids carried tiny clutches of roses, and...well, you can see the rest. Another big thanks to Michelle for her impeccable eye and beautiful photography.
Erika was a lovely bride. Simply lovely! So glad we were able to be a part of her day!
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Head on over to Utah Bride and Groom Magazine's "Bridal Buzz" blog where today's post features some fabulous Whimsy bouquets! And while you're there, take some time to look around -- you'll find some great planning info. It's worth your time!
You can check out the post here.