Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Feathers at the reception

The reception featured 4 different centerpieces--each designed for a specific area--when you hire a professional florist, they should be familiar with your venue to help make the perfect selections. The above centerpieces were low with the explosion of peacock feathers placed on the double runners to match the color scheme.

Another selection was the submerged cymbidium orchids-all the flowers were either green or white--the feathers provided the inspiration and the turquoise/teal:) was displayed in the fabrics.

The cake sat on a ring of peacock feather eyes while the top featured a small cluster of green flowers.
Thanks to Danny at Danielcphotography for the images.
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Peacock feathers 2.0

I loved the color of these bridesmaids dresses ( okay, I'll admit, this is the same color that my attendants wore 2o years ago!)
Back then, we called it teal--today it is peacock blue/turquoise--anyway, I loved it paired with the bright green flowers! Yes, there are peacock feather accents featured in this event starting with the handles of the bridesmaids bouquets.

The brides bouquet featured white (albino) peacock feathers--she resourced them herself, so I do not know where they originated from, but I love her bridal bouquet--lush white peony, exquisite garden roses, scabiosa and ranunucla-- gorgeous in all white--not to mention she is cute as a button!

We do not design many church pieces, so I was thrilled to design these arrangements-- not only do they feature peacock feathers but they have a perfect touch of formality and flare for this Catholic sanctuary.
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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Winter days!

This photo was taken on one of our coldest winter days here in Austin this past January--
although it was not terribly cold today--it snowed! Yes, snowed on February 23, 2010.
My last memory of snow was Valentines Day 2004--I had a wedding that built a snowman near their guestbook and believe it or not, the ceremony took place outdoors!
It was really beautiful today, we all commented on such a romantic day--did anyone get engaged today, it would have been a great day for an engagement!
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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Winter 2010

I love the feel of winter weddings!
These images are from a recent wedding in January, the color palette - brown and blue, with a touch of pink.
The brides bouquet featured a little touch of pink, along with the petals on the entry table along with the ones down the aisle.

Smith family chapel- one of my favorite ceremony sites.

The images are from Christina Carroll photography.
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Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Oasis open house

Open House this Sunday February 21, 2010
Looking forward to a great afternoon, stop by and visit if you have the chance.
Noon- 4pm!
Sounds like alot of fun.
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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Help Wanted!

Do you have what it takes? Are you a trained floral designer? We are in the process of adding to our awesome team--
Contact us for the details-
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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Eggplant: part 2

A few more images-
this is a great example of bridesmaids having flowers similar to the bride. I am asked all the time - should bride and bridesmaids be the same or different. I always have a few things I take into consideration, but ultimately it is the bride's decision--some brides have a vision of all white including the flowers, sometimes it includes a pop of color.

The ceremony-- one of our favorite spots- the gazebo at Vintage Villas.

Comple with wedding cake--I thought this was a very unusual pattern-- with all the pattern on the cake, the flowers were just a final complement.
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Eggplant--- can be a color!

Sometimes in my consultations, I will take pause and think, if someone were listening in, they might think we were cooking not designing flowers--there's eggplant splashed with pumpkin.
This bouquet was created this past fall--the inspiration was from the eggplant miniature calla lilies-we decided to add in the fall colors of orange, terracotta and finished with the green.

The groom's bouttoniere--a small combination to complement the bride's bouquet.

A sisal cone filled with seasonal flowers perched on the ceremony chairs.
Thanks to Danielcphotography for these images.
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Monday, February 15, 2010

Here comes spring!

I'm not sure about everyone else but we are getting ready for spring!
I know the calendar still says winter, but we are looking towards another busy wedding season!
We have alot of great weddings on the horizon-- can't wait to get started.
Just a reminder, if you are wanting to set up a consultation we only have a few ( and I mean a very few) weekend times available.
During the wedding season we reserve most Fridays and Saturdays to the work at hand (when it is your wedding weekend you will appreciate the gesture.)
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Friday, February 12, 2010

Let's go green ( at Lakeway Resort and Spa)

The centerpieces were a combination of tall and low centerpieces--all in green, the tables were draped in black and the chairs were accented with purple sashes.

The escort card table, gorgeous hanging candles, orchids with a few green flowers and lots of floating candles for the finish.

Oh yeah, the napkins were purple also-- this is a very modern approach to the napkins--laying gracefully on the table, instead of a fold.

And the cake-- an architectural presentation of the purple and ivory --once again finished with the green flowers.
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Lets go green ( with purple!)

These flower girls are precious--carrying their small bouquets like they've done it before!
I think it was great that the pomanders were on the pews and the girls carried the miniature bouquets--keeps from having pomander overload.

The bride had a combination of purple flowers--bridesmaids all green. This bouquet inspired us to make something very similare for the Bridal Extravaganza and boy was it popular.

The pomanders on the pews-- hydrangea, buttons and berries, the perfect accent for this modern Catholic sanctuary.
I'm going to put a second post of this wedding up later today.
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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Yellow wedding flowers

Here's another look at yellow--maybe because we are expecting rain and winter weather, I am searching for sunny yellow flowers?
These yellow flowers were paired with the blue dresses and the tan suits-- I think these groomsmen look great in the tan with the blue ties ( and their shoes all match!!)

The gorgeous,elegant centerpieces--you can hardly tell that is was over 100degrees.

Bride and bridesmaids-- I love this variety of yellow rose--a gorgeous, fragrant selection.
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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Vintage Modern Wedding in January

This was an adorable wedding we designed the flowers for in January.
It was featured over at Style Me Pretty.
There are more awesome photos over on the

They chose a yellow and grey color palette-it featured alot of DIY projects.
We absolutely loved the collection of vintage bottles that we now have in our inventory.

The room was set to perfection--simple, modern and elegant.
The wedding took place at Vintage Villas.
It was scheduled for an outdoor ceremony, but was moved inside because of the frigid temps.
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Sunday, February 7, 2010

A few details!

Just a few details from this event-- simple, modern cocktail centerpieces-once again- a few great flowers go along way.

If you remember from my earlier posts, the tiffany blue was added in very strategic places-- ribbon on the aisle, wrapped around the cocktail tables, runners on the dinner tables, details on the cupcakes-- strategic, not overdone!

And the ever popular submerged cymbidium orchids.
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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Valentines Day!

This was the guest book "tree" from a Valentine's Day wedding last year at the Driskill-
so cute, guests wrote thoughtful notes for the bride and groom!

This one absolutely cracked me up--
"Never,never fry bacon in the nude."
Great advice!!

A fun way to incorporate a little touch of Valentine's Day into the celebration!
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