Sunday, January 8, 2012

Wedding Show 2012!

The PMI Wedding Show 2012 just wrapped up yesterday! Thank you to all of the brides, grooms, family and friends that stopped by our booth. We were soooooo excited to see that you all loved the feathers, succulents and grey and yellow color combo as much as we did!

Here's a recap of what we created for the show...

Callas, ranunculus, guinea hen and bear grass loops.

A detail shot to show off the adorable guinea hen ruffle on the stems!

A coordinating centerpiece of fringed white tulips with guinea hen feathers attached to strands of bear grass. The movement of this as the feathers fluttered when people passed was just beautiful! (The feathers on the bear grass was one of our favorite concepts we created for this show! It was one of those "why did we not think of this before?" sort of moments!)

A hand-tied bouquet of those amazing fringed white tulips and white anemones. A beautiful choice for spring!

And just one more detail shot of those amazing white fringed tulips!
(We're fans. Can you tell?)

On to the yellow and grey...
Succulents! Paired with yellow callas, billy balls and dusty miller! This bouquet was also collared with ostrich drab (though you can't see it much in this photo!)

A matching billy ball and dusty miller bout for him!

A coordinating glass cube centerpiece filled with succulents, roses, dusty miller and loops of calla lilies.

Gerberas paired with dusty miller and brunnia. I love the way the dusty miller and brunnia take a flower that is so classic and cheerful and give it a more modern, edgy twist.

Feathers! My personal fave! (Well, it's sort of a toss up between this one and the guinea hen that I started with!) Classic ivory roses (a few with blinged centers!) collared with a natural feather boa with tails of ribbon and feathers. Between the softness of the feathers and the double face satin ribbon on your hands, to hold this is heaven!

A whimsical coordinating centerpiece or unity candle arrangement featuring a wreath nest base detailed with a little bird and a jeweled nest!

And, for the bride to wear at the reception after the veil comes off, a coordinating feathered and jeweled hair clip with a fresh ranunculus.

Spring! Helleborus, lisianthus (Locally grown! Yes-in January in Wisconsin!) and trachelium! I love the spring green of the helleborus!

Lavender roses and trachelium accented with paphiopedilum orchids, curly willow and Chinese evergreen.

A detail shot of those amazing orchids! One of Barbi's favorites!

More amazing tulips! Libretto parrot tulips paired with lisianthus, hypericum, spray roses and dusty miller. I love the looseness of this bouquet.

A darling corsage for mom, featuring ranunculus with a rhinestone buckle that she can keep!

And, for her something blue, blue hydrangea paired with white gerberas, fringed tulips and pearl accents.

Calla, meet sparkle! Plum callas (also locally grown!) centered with rhinestones and finished with a buillon wrap.

For one of our upcoming brides, by her request on our facebook page, red and burgundy roses paired with sparkling rose hips and evergreen. Holiday Luxe.

Buttery yellow roses accented with a few blush ranunculus and collared with packing material! Yes-packing material! This textured wrap is wrapped around merchandise we receive to protect it during shipping. We loved it's texture and flexibility, so we gave it a second life as a bouquet wrap!

Anthurium and callas accented with the bright green of button mums and bells of Ireland!

More anthurium, but this time a more contemporary interpretation. Nested in a grapevine armature that is wound with diplocyclos and silver buillon.

So, I've shared our favorites. If you have a moment, we'd love to hear yours! Just leave us a comment! Or post it on our facebook page!
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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Music Wedding!

We're back! So, we took a little time off for a bit there! Things were too busy with weddings, weddings, and more weddings and then before we knew it, it was the holidays! But now we're through with that (and we've almost got all of the evergreen pitch off of our fingers) and we're ready to start looking ahead to our 2012 weddings! So we thought we'd start by looking back wistfully at some of our favorites from 2011!

This was one of our faves because of the personal touches. I love it when the couple's personality comes through in the decor. For this couple, the groom was a musician and the bride wanted a very natural and organic feel. I think those elements came together beautifully.

The bouquets featured succulents, scabiosa seedheads, roses, ranunculus, hydrangea, stock peach roses, and lady's mantle. (Loved the fuzzy succulents in this one!)

The bouts were ranunculus, succulents, astrantia and dusty miller detailed with hand cut leaves created from sheet music!

The ceremony was kept simple and natural-using bright green ferns as contemporary altar arrangements that then doubled as centerpieces at the reception! (It's always great when we can get a double usage out of arrangements!)

The pews were decorated with cones made from birch bark. They were filled with coordinating hydrangea, lady's mantle, astrantia and seeded euc. (We loved these! I just love the look of cones on the pews! We've done them from beautifully patterned papers and fabric too-they can add so much texture and richness to a simple combination of flowers.)

On to the reception...

Which was held at the Warch Center on the Lawrence University Campus. An amazingly beautiful space.

The ferns from the ceremony doubling as centerpieces.

The other low style of centerpieces...a footed glass bowl filled with hydrangea, goatsbeard, lady's mantle and of course, more succulents!

Okay, so we didn't have to much to do with this (except for the flowers on top), but I do love a picture of pretty little cupcakes all in a row! (Or rings!)

And last, but not least, this is my favorite pic from the wedding. These are the centerpieces all lined up in the design room waiting to go out on delivery. Something about the lighting and the colors in this pic makes me fall in love with it every time I see it!
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