Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Foundry in Long Island City. Black, white, green wedding.

I finally got professional pictures from this wedding back in July and thought I would share. The ones I used were terrible, since I am no photographer (:
Linsey and Jeff found me online and promptly set up an appointment to talk about their flowers. These two were a pleasure to deal with not only due to their quality taste in style, but, they were beyond organized! The bride told me that her desired floral style was whimsical yet modern and clean and slightly edgy. They wanted to use all black, white and green florals to complement the exquisite Foundry venue located in Long Island city. We choose chocolate cosmos which actually smell like chocolate! Gerbera daisies with a black center, fiddle head ferns, white hydrangea, geranium, and stephanotis in the bridal bouquet. Her ceremony pieces were clear cylinders using branches, green berries, and gorgeous white delphinium. The HUGE urn was so much fun to make. I literally had to straddle between the ledge and the center urn. It is made up of Manzanita branches, vibrunum foliage, JUMBO fiddle heads (3 in the front of large arrangement) and white delphinium. Lindsey's brides maids wore a custom made head band with white Dahlia, chocolate cosmos and geranium attached to the side for a little 20's flare.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Brooklyn Boat house wedding flowers, "Great Gatsby" style.

I love every thing from the 1920's and was thrilled to do a "Great Gatsby" style wedding at the Prospect Park Boathouse. This venue is not only gorgeous, but, it's practically my back yard. My bride contacted me only TEN day's before her wedding! We had a very tight budget, so, we did simple center pieces using Pampas ferns, white calla lily's and a strand of pearls dripping around the container. The brides maid's bouquet was created with pale pink hydrangea, pink lisianthus lambs ear and a subtle semi circle of pale pink feathers. The bridal bouquet was hands down my favorite from this collection. I got my hands on some unimaginably light pink "bombastic" roses which made for a breath taking-ly (not a word; I know!) sweet and simple bouquet. I collared the roses with soft silvery lambs ear for a final touch. I also used my vintage bird cage as a card receiver. Inside was a single stem of pale pink hydrangea in a vintage medicine bottle dripping with pearls and pink feathers sitting at the bottom of the cage.

Custom bridal earrings for an October bride

These bridal earrings are made of hand wire wrapped 14k gold fill wire that has been wrapped, hammered and beaded with Moonstone and Aqua-marine semi precious stones. They have an old world feel that is slightly glamorous! She also requested that I make her a collection of bride's maids necklace that are from my "Sea Urchin" line. These are made of sterling silver wire that has been hand wire wrapped, hammered and beaded with green onyx (who knew!) and purple amethyst.