Friday, October 22, 2010

Maria's Wedding on June 26, 2010

Maria contacted me 2 weeks before her wedding because the package from her venue stated that fresh centerpieces were included, which were not. Even though I had 2 other weddings that day, I was more than happy to help her out and give her exactly what she wanted. I know she contacted some other florists too, and the others pretty much laughed in her face. That was so unfortunate and super unprofessional, and it is the exact opposite way I run my business. Don't speculate, just give the bride what she wants! It's as simple as that. I got some photos back and wanted to share them. They came out really pretty and we were so happy to know Maria liked everything. Her's wasn't the only last minute rescue we had this wedding season, there were more, and I am happy to say that they were all happy with what we did!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Holly's Wedding on 10/10/10

Holly's bouquet had dahlias, sweet peas, stephanotis, and buplerum. I absolutely LOVED it!

The purgola at Running Deer was covered in lots of curly willow and mossy branches for a woodsy feel. Then we added hanging green amaranthus, green and plum dendrobium orchids, and deep purple hydrangeas. This was so much fun to create with my hubby Eric. We work so well together :)

The chairs had a tall lichen branch with plum and green dendrobium orchids, long amaranthus, and a large purple hydrangea.

We used 2 of Running Deer's cylinders and filled them with white rocks and a mix of longer stemmed dahlias, sweet peas, amaranthus, lisianthus, veronica, and placed them on top of a large slice of tree trunk. These are sooo cool and also available for rent if you are looking for a woodsy theme accent!

These centerpieces were so pretty! I used hydrangeas, lisianthis, veronica, orchids, and amaranthus and designed them in this bark covered container. A bed of moss with some branches completed the look.

We custom cut these and carved out the center to fit a votive! P.S. These are also available to rent!

LOVED her cake! We added lots of moss and mossy branches to the base of Holly's cake. Her dad made the tree trunk base and The Sweet Life bakery did the cake. Gorgeous as always!
Congratulations to you both. You were so much fun to work with and have a BLAST on your honeymoon in Ireland!!!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

An Oldie but Goody! Christi's Peony Wedding Last Spring

Christi's wedding was so fun! It was at the home of a mutual friend and also on a gorgeous spring day in the country! Her bouquet was only peonies, clean with no accents. Gorgeous!

The bridesmaids wore black and carried soft pink sweet peas and parrot tulips.

Janelle and Glenn's Wedding at Running Deer on September 11, 2010

I absolutely LOVED the flowers for Janelle's wedding! We did shades of pink with caramel orchids. I used pink Baroness garden roses, along with a warm caramel pink garden rose called Pink Finesse. It's tan outer petals matched the orchids and brought the shades together perfectly.

We did a large arrangement on the top of Running Deer's purgola and hung dozens of family crystals that the bride's mother had collected.  I think they gave the perfect mix of eclectic glam!

Congratulations to you both! You were a pleasure to work with and best wishes for an amazingly happy life together!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Wedding Inspirations: Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher's Wedding

I wanted to blog this because a hand full of brides have told me they want Carrie Underwood's wedding. I bought this issue as soon as it came out because I love her and I LOVE her wedding flowers! I love the tall tree trunks with pink roses and the rose pomanders hanging from the sheppards hooks! So in 2011 I will be taking some ideas from Carrie and adding them to 4 bride's weddings (and counting). Stay tuned!