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  • July27th

    This is a bouquet that I made for Be Creative Catering’s booth at the Bridalrama show. The linens were burgundy and ivory, so I wanted to incorporate a really natural color palette of burgundy, ivory, greens and browns.
    Flowers include Sahara roses, scabiosa, chocolate cosmos, green hypericum berries, Summer Wine branches and hosta leaves.

    I also created a tall arrangement for their booth. I really wanted to keep a more modern design and chose a sleek cylinder vase. I used white hydrangea, crocosmia and contorted branches to keep the emphasis on the textural elements of the flowers. The pictures aren’t the best and the sun and shadows weren’t cooperating, but hopefully you can catch the overall feel of this arrangement. It’s my favorite way to do tall centerpieces!

    If you didn’t make it to Bridalrama to meet the people behind Be Creative Catering, be sure to check out their website here. Travis and his crew really know what they’re doing. Their food is delicious, their staff is courteous and organized, and the pricing is competitive… definitely worth looking into for your next event!

  • July23rd

    Huge note of congrats to Elizabeth Anne Designs and the launch of their new Library. There are literally hundreds of links for fantastic vendors covering everything from photography, stationery, planning, florals, decor, the works! I can’t even begin to tell you how much work must have been involved in researching these vendors, categorizing and executing this planning network. What a commitment to helping brides pull off their vision of a perfect wedding.

    If you haven’t yet added their blog to your list of daily reads… definitely bookmark it. They have all the real weddings, DIY projects, vendor highlights you need to keep your own creative wheels turning.

    Special thanks for including me in their list of Florists. Seriously… I’m humbled :)
  • July13th

    Pink and green were definitely the theme for the last few weeks! But there’s something fun and challenging about taking a common element and really creating something unique for each event. Every bride has a personality all her own and so does her bouquet.

    Erin has an undeniably sweet personality matched up with a presence of very classic beauty. She wore a white gown with a portrait neckline and pick-up skirt. The bridesmaids wore long black v-neck gowns. It all felt very classy/elegant. Erin chose bright pinks to create a pop of color. That was what really completed the whole look to really matching her personality. When Erin smiles, you can just see this endearing sense of something mischievous… a glimpse of something that says that this is a girl who likes to have fun. So these were my grounding points from which I created her bouquets.

    Erin’s bouquet was a mix of classic and whimsical textures using Hot Princess, Pavarotti, Titanic and Esperance roses, hot and light pink gerbers, Garnet Glow mini-callas and green hypericum berries.

    We also did a candy table at the reception using the hot pink colors. Please excuse my terrible shots, but her table included Pink Lemonade gumballs, Watermelon Judson Sours, Wintergreen Canada mints, Foil Wrapped Chocolate, Good & Plenty candies, Cherry & Strawberry rock candy crystals, Black Licorice jelly beans and Black Licorice “wheels”.

  • July6th

    Rachel and Scott were married at St. Ignatius of Loyola in Cincinnati on Saturday. I always kick myself when I don’t bring my camera, but I do have a few pics to share until I get a few pro shots. It was a pretty wet and foggy morning, so you’ll have to use your imagination to really get a sense for these bright colors!
    This bouquet was a mix of Hot Princess, Ballet and Esperance roses with Jade Trachelium and Hypericum Berry accented with rhinestones. The bridesmaids carried the same mix of roses with green button mums and loops of lily grass.
    And my assistant for the wedding… Miss Reagan, ever the fashionista with her pink kitty golashes. She used some of the discarded flowers to make her very first bouquet. She even tied it with a coordinating hot pink ribbon. Not bad for a 3-year-old, and she works for chocolate!