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  • August25th

    I love purple. It’s my very favorite color, has been since I was little. Purple can be tricky when it comes to flowers. There are many choices in the light purple, lavender family and a few choices in the deep plum, eggplant family. But for true, bold purple… you have a much smaller range of choices.

    So when Cristy said she wanted bright purples using unique textures and more uncommon varieties of orchids… I smiled and happily accepted the challenge.

    The bridal bouquet is a mix of ‘Vanda’, ‘Cattleya’ and ‘Mokara’ orchids accented with rhinestones. The bridesmaids carried a mix of purple carnations (yes… the c-word!), lisianthus, burgundy scabiosa and ‘Mokara’ orchids.

    Photography Credit: Michael Bambino
    Make-up: Chenese Bean
  • August23rd

    Beautiful bride. Beautiful details. Beautiful weather…. not so much. Kristen and Justin were married back in July on one of those Saturdays where the weather decided to be completely uncooperative. Because of an impending storm photos had to begin several hours earlier than scheduled and so there aren’t many photos of the flowers, but what we do have shows how wonderful this color palette of aqua, taupe and pink really was!

    Kristen’s bouquet was a mix of peonies, roses, freesia and hypericum berries handtied with silk dupioni fabric. The bridesmaids wore these amazing aqua and taupe dupioni silk dresses and carried complimenting bouquets of mixed pink roses and hypericum berries.

    L-O-V-E their aqua cake!!
  • August23rd

    Another wedding from the super fabulous Tine Hoffman….

    Sara & Dave are absolutely adorable. I have never met a man more overwhelmed with love than Dave. To say it was an emotional ceremony would be an understatement. It was so fun working with these guys because they were so eager to have fun and be playful when it came to their wedding.

    Sara is my first bride in a short dress. I was stoked about this because there’s just something undeniably fun about a short wedding dress. There was an element of 60’s glamour with the pumps, wide head band, flipped hair, etc. so for her flowers I tried to keep that same element of retro-glam.

    For Sara, I used candy pink ranunculus and green hypericum berries to focus on the round lines of the flowers to create a girly and mod bouquet. Dave’s boutonniere followed suit using buds and berries tied with ribbon.

    Centerpieces consisted of submerged flowers in mixed vases with floating candles. The different flowers included pink and green cymbidium orchids, tulips, calla lilies and fresh limes. This simple arrangement is great for allowing the elegant lines of the flowers to really take center stage. The water magnifies the intricate details of each bloom and allows candlelight to flicker and bounce to create wonderful ambiance at your tables.

    Photographer: Tine Hoffman of TM Photography

    Venue: Bell Event Center
  • August14th

    Thought a nice spring wedding would be a welcome breath of fresh air since we’re in the height of our humid Cincinnati summers.

    Leigh & Brendan were awesome to work with. They wanted an elegant and contemporary twist on a traditional spring color palette of pinks, blues and yellows. Can you imagine a more yummy combination to go along with her picture perfect smile?!

    For Leigh’s bouquet we used mixed roses, callas, agapanthus, tulips and fragrant stock, hyacinth and freesia. It truly smelled heavenly!! We pulled in the touch of blue with the satin ribbon on the handle.
    The bridesmaids carried monochromatic yellow bouquets to pop against their deep magenta dresses. Flowers included mixed roses, tulips, freesia and stock. The stock blossoms carry a wonderful clove-like scent and freesia is a wonderful spicy compliment. It truly is my favorite combination of smells so these bouquets were super fun for me!!

    Leigh and Brendan’s team of vendors included:
    Photography: Son Ton i2i photo studios