Monday, August 23, 2010

Ice cream sunday inspired flowers at Lovely Bridal Salon

The gals from Lovely called me to see if I would come up with some fun flowers for the Carol Hannah trunk show last week. I was thrilled to find out that the theme was "an ice cream social." All I kept thinking of was strawberry ice cream and sprinkles, hence the super girly bouquet. I used this gorgeous pink hydrangea, white dahlias, green mums, pink roses, queen ann lace, and yes.... pink carnations. I too hated carnations for the longest time, but, am now finding that when in context, they offer a sweet, vintage feel that no other flower has to offer. I am officially a fan of carnations, especially because they are coming in some super fabulous bold new colors.
I tied a bright turquoise ribbon around the handle with some old keepsakes that I often like to incorporate from the brides. I also may some little party favors for people to take home including old school candy canes which were bound to a water tube containing a few stems of red spray roses, pink lisianthus, and green mums. *Note to brides.... this would be a SUPER cute card table idea.....

Monday, August 16, 2010

Prospect Park Boathouse wedding 8/7/10 Brooklyn, NY

Zack + Kay contacted me about 2.5 months before this rather large wedding at the Boathouse in Prospect Park. They had no particular flowers in mind at all! They told me that their colors were electric blue and grey and that they wanted a "structural, strong, edgey, and organic. Sooo...... I ran with that! *The isle was created with a birch log that was cut down into stumps that stood about 12 inches in height. I used a ring of flowers around each base using blue delphinium, scabiosa, eryngium, and spanish moss. *The centerpieces were both tall (Manzanita branch) and short (ponds). **more information below in these centers.
*The bouquets were made up of antique hydrangea, blue corn flowers, lavender, succulents, scabiosa pods, tibet roses, burgundy scabiosa, silver brunia, and this cool spidery green foliage.
*The bout's were my FAV! They were made of mini succulents, silver brunia, and lavender.

Prospect Park Boathouse wedding 8/7/10 Brooklyn, NY

The card table was one of my favorite pieces from this collection. It's slightly modern, yet swampy using a combination of Manzanita branches, and cattails in a tin can. The favors were these cute little can's that have a plant in them for the guests to take home. We placed these can's in two beds of grass for a pop of lush green. *The tall center pieces were made with Manzanita branches, blue delphinium, burgundy scabiosa, eryngium, silver brunia and succulents. *The ponds took weeks and weeks of planing. I went shopping for the perfect container for a pond and it happened to be a POT! It was a fun challenge to figure out how to confidently seal these puppies to prevent leakage and to secure the foam needed for the flowers.  Inside the pond I used, Nelumbo pods, burgundy dahlia's, cattails, blue corn flowers, eryngium, scabiosa, and succulents. We added in some green moss and some underwater tea lights to give the ponds the final touch. *The balcony was SO much fun to design. It over looks the gorgeous Prospect Park pond where you find white swans, ducks, and turtles. More importantly, the bride and groom stood up here looking down at there ceremony site and guests before their vows were exchanged. We used greens that were bound together with a birds nests set in the middle. I chose burgundy dahlias and lavender to place into the little birds nests and you really could smell the sweet scents as you stood up there!