Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Corsages - New and Improved

Corsages used to bring to mind a large purple orchid pinned to your grandmother's chest. Not anymore! Corsages are now considered body art and can even be made on the back of a band-aid to decorate one's shoulder, chest, or ankle. Wrist corsages are now made on bracelets of wire, ribbon, crystals or pearls. Check out for all the new styles available. Florists are also adding feathers, sequins, rhinestones and bling of all kinds to their corsages. Recently, I made a corsage as a surprise from Jodi's mom to her for her bridal shower. After all, Jodi was the guest of honor. I used the same orchid that I am going to showcase in Jodi's bridal bouquet. And then we had some fun by adding feathers and a sequined bracelet. Here are some other examples of what can be done for a wedding, prom, graduation, or any time you need a special something for a special someone.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Jerusalem Lutheran Church - Becky & Elliott

I loved Becky's bouquet. The combination of cymbidium orchids, pink tulips, stephanotis, and white roses was so pretty. Becky's choices for her bridesmaids' flowers were great. I really liked the extra texture that the lysimachia added to the alstromeria, roses, and pink daisies. And how else do you get "pool blue" into your wedding but with ribbon! Becky herself made wonderful wreaths of silk flowers to decorate her pews. The church looked really lovely for her wedding.

Mercer Museum - Karen & Tim

May 24th was the most beautiful day for a wedding. The weather was perfect for this fabulous tented wedding at the Mercer Museum. Karen was so great to work with and we added so many personal touches to this lavender, purple, white, and green wedding. Some of our ideas included making her bouquet wrap from pieces of each of her grandmothers' wedding gowns. Fun cocktail table pieces contained Tim's favorite candy - which just happens to be purple! Karen's mom made the table runners and the sashes for the bride and groom chairs. She did a great job. And the tables had either a mass of tulips, snapdragons, hydrangea, iris, Casablanca lilies, alstromeria, or godetia in one of Karen's colors or a tablescaping combination of all flowers in all three colors. Everything looked so nice against the backdrop of the white tent. And the food smelled yummy! After setting up the wedding, Anne and I walked across the street to spend an hour at the Michener Museum. There was a great exhibit by African American craft artists and we loved the photography display of dog pictures. What a great day we had.

Bolingbroke - Rachel & Ron

Peonies, cherry blossoms, ranunculus, orchids, tulips, lilacs, huge Esperance roses, gardenias, stock, Stargazer lilies, lisianthus, hydrangea and apple blossom snapdragons were among some of the amazing Spring flowers that we used at Rachel's May wedding. Their scents were as wonderful as the array of pinks, greens, and white colors that we used. Rachel was a dream to work with and made this wedding a fantastic start to our 2008 wedding season.