Sunday, November 13, 2011

November 12th Wedding

Here is the bridal bouquet I made for a lovely bride this weekend. Hopefully, she will send me links to the photographer photos.  The flowers turned out great. Of course we failed to snag pictures of the kissing ball, corsages, other bouquets, etc. We did manage to take this one. 

Nantucket Lights

These Nantucket Outdoor Lights grabbed my attention today.  They come in copper, black, and stainless steel.
 Check them out yourself, Here

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


This wedding was so stunning with all the bright colors.  I have so much fun designing with different brides and seeing how different the color schemes are.  This bride was married in Wilmington, NC near the cost.  She went with cobalt blue dresses for her bridesmaids with complimentary fun orange accents.   The color scheme turned out great and the flower design around the cobalt dresses turned out to be so fun. Take a peek for yourself....

As shared before, the bride wanted a clean, simple classic bouquet.
Bridesmaid Bouquets had an array of parrot tulips, hypericum berries, alstromeria,and rannunculus.

Instead of a traditional ring bearer pillow, the bride was creative and used a toy truck for her cute little nephew! A blue hydrangea was placed in the back of the truck for him to carry down the aisle.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Fall Birthday Planning

Our little baby is almost one and I have had lots of planning to do.  Here are few things in progress.

1- B-day Banner is made. Except for hanging the pennants on ribbon.  We found some nice chocolate brown and orange and white polka dot paper from Michaels and scored some brown and orange plates from the $1 section at Target.

2-  The 1 circles are made for the cupcakes
This fabric down below that the # 1 circles are sitting on happen to be the fabric for the sleeves of Madelyn's dress.

3. Cupcake Liners are bought.  I originally thought about getting polka dot cupcake liners but changed my mind since the circles would have polka dots too.  Plus, I am hoping to dress up the cupcake stand with leftover trim from the party hat.  Speaking of trim... check out the super clearance trim Michaels for $1. Here are some damask chocolate brown liners we found at Michaels as well.  Gotta love that place.

4. Birthday Hat Trimmings which look like they were hand made to match her dress!  What a find.  We snagged up some yellow and orange pom pom fringe.  Some Ric Rac Orange Ribbon, some fun yellow ribbon that looks like a ruffle almost and some brown sequins.

Here is a close up of the trim...

My mom actually gave me this cute little bud vases for my Birthday few backs and thought they could some how be used at the party.

So, there you have it. Lots left to do but the stages of planning are on there way.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Madelyn's Fall Birthday Dress

I thought a fun and fall inspired dress would be fitting for the party. Madelyn's Mimi will be sewing this lovely dress. The fabric for the dress is in Sandi Henderson's "Splashy Rose Pumpkin" and Michael Miller's "Dots in Mustard". We may alter the bottom of this dress to include a dot trim bottom. I originally saw this dress on etsy and pretty much instantly knew this was the perfect little dress for a fall inspired first birthday outfit.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Madelyn's First Birthday is fast approaching...

I thought I would brainstorm on here! What better place right?? What about this for a smash cake. Do you think we should leave the pumpkin top or just do the bottom portion? Or pumpkin top minus the jack o lantern face?? We are totally doing a pumpkin theme. It is the only time mom will have a chance to decide on birthday theme! I bet when she is two she will be saying "I want Elmo for my birthday or Dora. Who knows.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Dog Wedding Collar

Remember my girlfriend who had the gorgeous Kate Spade inspired colorful wedding?  She had me create her dog, Sophie, a beautiful doggie wedding collar.  We matched up the colors of the collar to match all the other flowers.  Her husband and her got married at a public park in Boston.  Therefore, Sophie sure was the talk of the park that day.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Ever heard of the saying "Mommy Brain"

My girlfriends warned me of "mommy brain".  However, I did not believe them until Madelyn came around.  This "mommy brain" moment takes the cake or should I say "flowers".  I was asked to do some arrangements for a former bride for her parents 35th wedding anniversary.  I thought the date was June 30th and it was actually suppose to be July 30th!  Luckily, it was just her bouquet I made and four buckets to line a aisle going down the beach and not an entire wedding!  I was so bummed as I thought the flowers turned out great and just what I had in mind for a vow renewal on the beach:)  The bride told me to use my judgement on picking the flowers but did tell me that her mom loved yellow roses.   I added a few in to all the arrangements.  Here are some close up shots of the bouquet.  My mother in law had just celebrated her 37th wedding anniversary, so I packed up the flowers for our fourth of July road trip (at least they could still be enjoyed)!!   Forgetful mommy brain was not good!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Go Pack!

We had the pleasure of making the flower arrangements this weekend to a dire hard set of NC state pack fans.  The bride is graduate of NC State undergrad and Vet School.  Her husband is also a graduate of State. Her pride runs deep to say the least!  The couple got married at the Brides parents home under a huge white tent. The bride carried a red garden rose bouquet. This type of rose looks similar to a peony flower.  The bridesmaids carried white garden roses.  Each table had a mason jar full of seasonal red and white tulips. Along with berries and white pom pom flowers.  Different types of ribbon were tied around each jar (even cute pig ribbon). The bride holds little piggies close to her heart.  Someone has study other animals besides just cats and dogs! The brides mother made homemade strawberry jam for wedding favors. You can tell by the end of the night by the looks of the tent that everyone had a blast and we enjoyed being a part of it.  I will share the brides wedding portraits later!  So fun!

Can I say this was the most fancy bathrooms I have seen for an outdoor event!  Hardwood floors, solid surface counter tops, and even a painting hanging above the toliet!  Did I mention they were air conditioned too??

How adorable were these "hay cocktail tables"??


Monday, May 23, 2011

Ring Bearer Truck

Love the alternative option of using a toy wooden truck for a ring bearer.  It also serves as a keepsake and present as well. We added a hydrangea to tie in with the brides bouquet.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Kiss of Spade

My coworker recently celebrated her "royal wedding" (same day even as the one going on in London). She had such a delightful spread of wedding design.  Her theme was colorful and full of life.  She had so many lovely details (one even being her dog).  I had the opportunity to make my first take on a "floral doggie collar".  I will share that later along with her awesome shoes and jewelry.  Here are few special touches of her day.  First, let me share her inspiration photo for her reception flowers.
 Her florist, Sprout did a great job replicating her inspiration photo. The runner the bride found on etsy and the fabulous bright bud vases are Kate Spade.  Guess who was lucky enough to score one of these after the wedding, me:))  Such a nice thank you from the bride for making her doggie floral collar.  If you hadn't already figured it out her doggie was in on their special day:)  

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Bursting with color...

The bride had gorgeous cobalt blue bridesmaid dresses for her beach wedding.  The bouquets we designed were show stoppers when it came to color.  They were bursting with cheerful colors!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Spring Wedding Fever

Thought I would share one of my all time favorite bouquets.  I made this bouquet for a very close friends sister.  She wanted a very classic, elegant, white bouquet.  This is what we came up with. I loved how it turned out. Stay tuned for more pictures of this wedding....

Friday, April 8, 2011


Something about the simplicity of this, makes me love it. How gorgeous are these milk glass white bud vases with hydrangea in it.  I can see these going across a console table or on a fireplace mantle. 22 Bay Road on Etsy has these here