May 15th, 2013
She has done invitations, dresses, china, mattresses, sheets… you name it and Vera Wang has most likely done it. Now she is adding one more thing to her list: Wedding Flowers! Vera Wang has teamed up with select FTD Wedding Florists and designed three distinctive looks. Her looks are separated into three categories: Traditionalist, Romanticist, and Modernist. All three very beautiful and all three very different. Enjoy scrolling through them and seeing the different creations.
March 29th, 2012
Flowers on your wedding day are an important part of the ceremony and reception. Flowers add life and color to the table settings, attire, centerpieces and more. If you are on a budget and still want gorgeous flowers, then these 2 for 1 ideas from Martha Stewart are your saving grace! By having your flowers also act as your wedding favors, you can keep your costs down. Guests will love taking home the fresh blooms and keeping them for the days to come.
Left Picture: You can create your centerpieces by gathering a bunch of large flowers together. Leave a couple little notes on the tables that say “Please take home a bloom, love the bride and groom”.
Right Picture: If you are planning on having a few large centerpieces with lots of flowers, guests can still take home the flowers after the wedding. Make sure to have waterproof bags available on each table at the end of the night. You can create custom bags with your names or a thank you note on the front.
January 13th, 2012
A bouquet of fresh flowers at home or work can really brighten the day! Seeing how I am an avid flower lover I will take any chance I can to create a gorgeous bouquet. Recently though, I found this DIY bouquet blog over at Cupcakes and Cashmere which does an amazing job walking you through step by step!
1. With the oasis inside of the vase, start lining the inner rim with ti leaves, making sure both the top and bottom are cut at straight angles so they lay evenly in the vase. Continue adding until the entire vase is lined.
2. Create a circle around the lip of the vase with tape. Then make a grid pattern on the top (I used 3×3) and then secure with a final layer of tape around the circumference.
3. Begin with the largest flowers (in this example, white hydrangeas) and place them in the vase at varying heights (three shorter and three taller).
4. Add in the next largest flower (the pink peonies) and spread them out evenly. Trim them so that they’re about the same height as the tallest flower.
5. Finish with the smallest flowers (the tulips and freesia) and keep them long so that they don’t get lost.
6. Use extra leaves as filler to cover up any empty spaces and add water.
Follow the jump for more pictures or to check out her blog. Ps.. My secret- Trader Joe’s has some of the best flowers that last for weeks!
December 8th, 2011
When shopping around for a wedding florist there are lots of questions to keep in mind. Many florist will vary on price, rentals and supplies, so it is important to find out what each florist can offer you. Before shopping around for a florist it is best to know your budget. You should expect to spend around 10% of your wedding budget on flowers. To help you with your search here are some common questions to keep in mind when meeting with florists:
Who will be designing and delivering the flowers?
How many wedding per day do they accept? What are their capabilities?
What are the delivery costs?
Does the cost include the set up of the floral arrangements at the reception site and ceremony site?
Do they offer rentals for vases? For purchase? Who is in charge of supplying the vases?
If there are rentals, what is the cost of each item?
Do they offer other rental items such as candles? Pew bows? etc?
Are there any taxes, overtime charges, gratuities, or fees that aren’t included in the contract?
When will the balance be due?
What kinds of flowers are in season for my wedding? Within my budget?
Where does the florist source their flowers (if you are having a eco friendly wedding)?
March 25th, 2011
The rhyme actually goes April Showers bring May Flowers… but in our case the flowers got a little kick start from a fabulous florist: Liz Rusnac with Fleur:ology. This morning Liz swung by the store and dropped off some wonderful flowers for us to enjoy.
The first arrangement is ideal for a vintage wedding full of soft colored flowers that complement each other. Liz used muted pink garden roses, blush traditional roses, soft white hydrangeas and grey green succulent.
The second bouquet is perfect for a modern evening wedding, with dark elegant colors blended together. Liz hand tied plum hydrangeas, royal purple Japanese anemones, and grey dusty miller.
Both bouquets are stunning and we are so lucky to have them in our boutique! Thanks Liz!! xo
May 26th, 2010
This summer if you are getting married outdoors or if you simply want an elegant aisle, this is a must read and buy. Petal Happy is the world’s first and only pre-petalled aisle runner. Every petal carpet or aisle runner is hand made with thousands of life-like fabric petals securely attached to the fabric to create the effect of walking of a bed of rose petals.
The aisle comes ready to be pre-laid or unraveled fully intact with the arrival of the bride. As simply as the aisle can be unveiled can it be rolled/picked up. There is no mess and no fuss which is a perfect solution for venues who prefer not to have loose petals.
There are 12 different colors and a variety of designs to choose from. For more information check out their website.