Sunday, April 25, 2010

Bear Grass and Our Latest Wedding

I had some extra bear grass lying around and remembered an idea one of our bride's moms had shown me from an interior design magazine. I gave it a try and I think it turned out pretty great! Just a spare empty bottle, grass, a bright sunny daffodil from my garden and some natural twine. It'd look even better with a grouping of a few of them at different heights. I can't wait to use them at an event.

We also had a busy weekend with a small wedding and an event at a local private school. Here are a few photos of the wedding bouquets, which were a bright cheery mix of spring flowers like ranunculus and tulips in peach, orange and yellow tones.


Saturday, April 10, 2010

Lime Green and White Flowers

Spring is here and we are already feeling really busy and so excited for wedding season. Yesterday we did flowers for an event at a beautiful boarding school as well as a gorgeous wedding for the nicest couple, Christine and Vin. Wendy was an incredible trooper, working tirelessly with me all day at 8 months pregnant! Lime green and white have been really popular in recent years and both of our events yesterday centered on that palette. Growers are producing more and more lime green flower varieties to meet the demand and we were thrilled to use so many great ones in our designs. Here are some of the photos from our day.

This arrangement uses viburnum, bells of ireland, green and white lisianthus, "super green" and ivory roses, lime green hypericum berries, white stock and white freesia. The detail photo shows a close up. I am in love with the pale green lisianthus - so pretty, unique and spring-y!

The bride's tossing bouquet was maybe too pretty to toss away!

The cake that The Riverview baked and we decorated looked great with the river as a backdrop.

Can you think of a more fitting boutonniere for spring than a tulip in it own leaf? Adorable. The green ribbon adds a nice but subtle finishing touch for a little formality.

The leaf wrap makes this simple but modern centerpiece arrangement filled with amazing, fresh, snow white dutch tulips.