Friday, November 30, 2012

Color Combos!

The other night I provided some flowers for a bridal event at The Villa in East Bridgewater.  It was a lot of fun because they had three different tables set up and I was tasked with pairing flowers with their color schemes.  That was the only guidance I was given.  The themes were: all white with plum accent, lilac & burlap and turquoise & watermelon.  The turquoise and watermelon gave me pause for a moment, but I was THRILLED to find coral peonies and beautiful watermelon colored ranuculus and tulips at the flower market. It almost felt like spring! In fact it could have been spring.. given that this is Boston and the thermometer tends to hover in the low 30s and 40s even in April. But anyway: this ended up being my favorite table. 

I also loved being able to use purple allium.  It's such a fun flower- and gives a very unique look.  I used it as part of a grouping of different flowers on the white and plum table.  I kept the flowers simple but brought interest in with  the vases I chose.

For the burlap table I went a bit rustic- antiqued hydrangea, purple cabbage, clematis and some kind of fern I found at the market that added some interesting texture.

Here are the pics.  The quality isn't that great as I took them with my phone.  Don't worry though, a new camera is top on my list for Santa this year!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Fun in a can!

I can't even begin telling you how much I enjoyed working on this wedding! I've been looking forward to it ever since the bride- Lauren- explained her vision and how she was busy collecting vintage tin cans to use as containers... and that was many months ago.  I love vintage stuff- especially rustic stuff like cans, crates and other things that tell a story.  And,  I was thrilled that she wanted to use mainly orange dahlias- which I totally, absolutely and completely LOVE.  This is one gorgeous flower- vibrant, fun, fluffy.... just amazing.   Also, the wedding was held at Meditech in Canton, which is an absolutely unique and beautiful venue.  My dad used to work in that building years ago, and even as an indifferent teenager it made an impression on me.  This is no ordinary office building.  If you don't know it, and are looking for somewhere unique and romantic, and magical for your wedding.. check it out!  The atrium is really very special.  Anyway, here are a few pics I took yesterday.  When I get some professional ones I'm sure I'll post those too!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Bridal Bursts of Color!

In my last post I admitted how much I love white flowers. White, white, white- so classic, so clean, so simply elegant. I had mainly white flowers for my own wedding. But, that's not to say that I don't ADORE colorful bouquets. In fact, I love them equally as much as white arrangements. I guess I just love flowers- in every color, variety, shape and style. Here is just a sampling of the many vibrant bridal bouquets we've provided over the years... these are some of the ones that make me wish (just a teeny bit) that I'd thrown a little color into my own big day!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Black and White and Sparkly All Over...

I love white flowers! I have to admit it.. I do. There is just something so elegant and classic about an all white bouquet or table piece. Pair a monochromatic arrangement with black accents and drape them with crystals and you really do have a wow factor! Featured here a recent Saphire Estate wedding. I loved how the table linens tied everything together! Beautiful. Congrats Nicole and George!



Friday, September 21, 2012

Vintage Style and Charm in Lincoln!

Corrie and Joe were married on a perfect, sun lit September afternoon and the setting for their vintage style wedding could not have been more charming. The Pierce House in Lincoln was the perfect back drop for the yellow and navy color scheme, the rustic props, the vintage suitcases, the old photos and all the many, many small details that made this day memorable. For flowers we used a mix of locally grown dahlias, local zinnas, yarrow, craspedia, roses, hydrangea, spray roses, and wildflower all in sunny shades of yellow and cream arranged in blue antique glass bottles and jars that Corrie had collected. What a pleasure it was to work on this wedding!!!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

C+J= Love

This is just a preview of Courtney and Jay's georgous Watch Hill wedding! Stay tuned for more beautiful images by Anna Sawin Photography, but for now, check out the few below that I took myself. I loved the soft colors and the garden roses (still can't get enough of those..).

Summer Style- Navy and Deep Pink

Here are a few lovely images by Cyndi Moses of Daniel Doke Photography of a beautiful June wedding we created flowers for. The deep pink and navy color scheme really complimented the Lighthouse Ballroom at the Seaport (one of my favorite hotel ballroom spaces!) and really was a perfect combination for a beautiful bright summer day. We used lush peonies, sweet spray roses, vibrant hydranga and a touch of amaranthus for texture and depth.