Saturday, August 23, 2008

Bouquets - Part 3

Just a few more bouquets.
This one is a mix of white roses, white mini calla lilies,
pink ranunculus, white ranunculus and white limonium.

Yellow mini sunflowers with yellow/green
centers and green cockscomb.
White roses with crystal centers surrounded
by pine needles. A wintery bouquet with stems held together by
crystal bouquet bracelets.

This one is made up of grape hyacinth, pink tulips, ivory roses, and pink ranunculus with pearls in the center. The hot pink ribbon wrap is pleated down the front and secured with pearl shaped pins in shades of pink, lavender, and ivory.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Bouquets - Part 2

More of my experimental bouquets.

Circus roses with red hypericum berries.

Yellow roses, yellow mini gerbers, and green fugi mums surrounded by green sisal.

Salmon godetia, yellow tansy,and green hypericum berries.

White roses, white waxflower, & crystal beading

Agapanthus, eryngium, baby's breath, and green button mums all wrapped up in silken yarn, lavender tulle, and gold aluminum wire.

Bouquets - Part I

I love to experiment with new bouquet styles. Sometimes I do it in our workshop and sometimes I do it in a class. I'm going to share some of the bouquets that I've made in the hopes that it gives someone a new idea for their bouquet.

Asian lilies, freesia, lisianthus, hypericum berries, spray roses, and fern surrounded by rosemary.

Roses, fern, pearls, and petals of Stargazer lilies.

Yellow gerber daisies and Atlantis daisies. The bouquet wrap is yellow ribbon striping white satin ribbon. I have sewn buttons that look like daisies down the wrap.

Mango calla lilies, red spray roses. eryngium, and seeded eucalyptus.

Lynn & Aaron - Gerber Goodness

Lynn loves pink and Lynn loves gerber daisies. So it was a no brainer for this wedding - we used lots of gerber daisies in pink. The only arrangements that were not gerber daisies, were Lynn's bouquet - she used Esperance roses which I've shown so often on my blog - and her placecard table arrangement. We had found a hand-painted tall bucket with pink buds all over it. Naturally, we filled it with pink roses for Lynn.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Kristen & John - Pen Ryn Romance

Lots of pink roses - Esperance, Sweet Unique, and Sweet Akito - were used in this wedding along with hydrangea, spray roses, mums, and carnations. All of these combined to make beautiful and full low and high centerpieces (a rose is floating in the base of the tall glass piece), cake topper, and sweetheart table arrangements. We loved the combination of the shades of pink along with white and pale green used in this lovely summery wedding.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Laura & Gary - Pretty in Pink....and Pool Blue

Once again we used beautiful Esperance roses, but this time mixed them with Vendela (ivory) roses, Baby's breath, and a touch of lemon leaves. We used "crystals" in each of the Esperance roses and also down the stem ribbon wrap - although it's hard to see in the picture. Bridesmaids' bouquets consisted of Vendela roses, pink spray roses, Baby's breath, and lemon leaves to finish off the bouquet. Laura wanted the ribbon wrap - we used grosgrain pool blue ribbon with a white stitch running through it - to match the girls' dresses. She also liked the idea of adding a couple of bow loops and streamers. We do too!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Amy & Kevin - Columbia Station

Columbia Station has a charming area to hold a ceremony. It's like a secret garden that has a lovely gazebo, beautiful flower gardens, and an arch that leads the way into the well manicured area. Today we decorated with red and white flowers for the ceremony and then incorporated purple into the reception. Right now lisianthus is blooming profusely. I couldn't believe how huge the bunches were - more than 3 times as large as we can normally get throughout the year, so we had lots to use in the centerpieces with Forever Young roses. Perfect timing for this wedding. The other things that I love about Columbia Station are the caboose that is used as the bride's lounge. The staff there has it loaded with snacks and drinks for the bridal party. And the high-tops in the huge cocktail area have glass tops on them. Brides are encouraged to put pictures underneath for all their guests to view. I think this is such a clever idea. This former train station is truly a unique venue for a wedding. I'm looking forward to working there again and again.