Saturday, January 5, 2013

PMI Wedding Show 2013 Part 1

Hello All!  (Yes, it's been a while!)  We've wrapped up beautifully successful 2012 wedding and holiday seasons, and are now looking forward to what 2013 has to offer.  What better way to ponder the possibilities than by making everything our hearts' desire for the PMI Wedding Show this past weekend?  We can't think of a better way to ring in the New Year.  


 Lavender roses and ivory spray roses accented with crocheted flowers, rhinestones and pearls.  This concept would be perfect for a bride who wanted to incorporate details from her mother's or grandmother's dress.  (Many brides love the sentiment of wearing their mother's dress, but also love the idea of choosing a gown of their own!)  A bit of lace or a few embroidered flowers from their mother's dress could be worked among the blossoms of the bride's bouquet to capture the sentiment.    

Billy balls and dusty miller.  Sunny, simple, fresh, perfect.

 His bout to match!

Green cymbidium orchids, Circus roses (love those!), orange pincushion protea, loops of curly willow and a few more billy balls!

Barely peach gerbera daisies, ivory hydrangea, leucodendron for some unexpected texture, and dusty miller.

My personal fave...the fuzzy texture of protea paired with cymbidium orchids and collared with fluffs of ostrich plume.  I was thrilled to see how much love this one got!  I was a little worried it was a bit "out there" - shows how much I know!  :)

 Another fave.  Cotton!  Natural, and still on the boll.  We think this is destined to be one of the next "big things."  Paired with lisianthus, astrantia and seeded eucalyptus.


Cotton boll boutonniere.  I mean, how could this not be the next big thing?  :)

 Succulents.  Yes, we still have much love for succulents.  Especially when they are petite little sweethearts like these accented with pearls, hydrangea, waxflower and button mums!

An under-appreciated rose in our books, this is Hocus Pocus, paired with cymbidium orchids, scented geranium and these ingenious little fans Barbi made from scrapbook papers.  A great texture with the softness of the roses.  

One of Barbi's favorites to finish...white hydrangea accented with her own personal collection of vintage brooches.  Again, a wonderful way to incorporate something special from mom or grandma, or have some of the special women in your life bring a vintage brooch to your bridal shower as part of your gift.  Add them into your bouquet and they'll be with you as you walk down the aisle.  

Stay tuned for Part 2!  There were too many good things to fit them all into one post!
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