Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Vacation Week!

Well, I'm off on our annual trip to France to visit my husband's fabulous, fun-loving family, practice my medicore French, take long walks, eat, spend lazy days watching the kids run around, catch up on reading, drink good wine, eat, laugh, shop, eat, check out floral trends and buy French decorating magazines! Anyway, I'll be back on June 6 and will return any new inquiries and respond to all emails then. Until then, happy wedding planning!

PS- my email server seems to be troubled right now - in that I may not be receiving all emails sent to me. If you do not receive an automated response from me OR a direct correspondence from me by June 12 please call the number on my website or use this alternate email address: infobellafloral@yahoo.com.

Thanks!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

A taste of this weekend's work

Just a short post today after a very busy weekend. On Friday I provided flowers for a georgous Mehndi reception (think lush pinks, deep orange and lime green) and yesterday made bouquets and arrangments for a wedding at the awesome Community Rowing Boathouse on the Charles River. Below is a photo of the bride's bouquet from the Boathouse wedding-- I love the way the orchids flow so prettily, kind of like a waterfall of delicate blooms. It's definitely a statement piece!

Under that photo is the staging I decorated for the Mehndi and one of the centerpieces from that event. I hope to get some professional photos to share, so consider this a preview...


phalaenopsis orchids work well with long stemmed calla lilies-
makes for an elegant, memorable bouquet!

yards and yards of fabric, long strands of lush greens,
and of course the flowers- hydrangea, roses, spray roses and orchids

hot pink and orange tulips complimented
lime green table coverings


Monday, May 3, 2010

Oh I DO love yellow!

May Day always reminds me of my grandmother- it was her favorite day of the year and she always celebrated it with flowers and a special breakfast. The warm breeze and sunny day on THIS May Day made for an absolutely perfect spring wedding for Shutsu and Matt. And the yellow and green color scheme the couple chose was really beautiful. I am partial to yellow, I have to admit, but even so I was extra happy working with these flowers. There's something about springtime yellows that just makes me giddy!



bride's bouquet- tulips, roses, spray roses, orchids and dahlias

another shot of the bride's bouquet

bridesmaids' bouquets- tulips, spray roses and bear grass


ceremony flowers


we used more spray roses and yellow roses to dress up the pews, and the alter flowers were comprised of hydrangea, peonies, tulips, spray roses and roses. The church looked lovely!

Seaside Soiree

What a beautiful day for a seaside wedding! On Friday we were at Oceancliff in Newport for Chris and Nicky's oceanfront nuptials. What a georgous setting- and the flowers they picked were so happy and lush, the stage was set for what I'm sure was a funfilled, memorable party!

beautiful ceremony location- what a view!






bridesmaids' bouquets


cocktail arrangement

entry arrangement


centerpiece



centerpiece

for the sweethearts