Monday, November 22, 2010

Marcie's Wedding in Atlantic City at The Chelsea on August 14, 2010

I had so much fun working on this wedding! Marcie was a bride getting married in Atlantic City at The Chelsea Hotel. Since she lives in Virginia, we did all the planning by phone, email, or through her planner, Kristin, from Bel Momento. I loved her colors as we used purple, plum, fuschia, and a hint of red. Marcie requested a wrist corsage so I created a super elegant crystal wrist corsage with mini dendrobium orchids, spray roses, delphinium blooms and stock blooms. For some more glitz, I love adding tiny stick on diamonds. I always try to tell people you can make a corsage out of anything. It doesn't have to be the standard rose, have fun with it! All of these fabulous photos are from Lauren Schwartz Photography in Cherry Hill, NJ. She does amazing work!!!!!!!!

These guys were so cute! The colors look amazing!

I LOVED the flower girl's kissing ball with all these gorgeous jewel tones!

We created a natural arbor with curly willow branches and decorated it with lots of orchids, roses, and surprisingly, carnations. People came up to use on the beach and were trying to figure out what the amazing smell was coming was the carnations! We used plum ones, along with lavender and red Black Baccara roses, dendrobium orchids, and lots of satin ribbons draping down to a add a whimsical feel and create more substance.

The cake looked amazing! We decorated it with hydrangeas, dahlias, roses, lots of scabiosa, mini callas, and 2 purple fiddles placed to create a heart. You can see the heart better in the photo below. I love this cake!!!!!!

We did all low centerpieces in these red cubes and filled them with dahlias, roses, hydrangeas, matsomoto asters, cockscomb, hydrangeas, and gerberas. She loved everything and I was so happy to watch the ceremony unfold. It was a GORGEOUS day to be on the beach!!!!!!!!! I am so happy that the happy couple had a fabulous destination wedding and am so honored to be part of such special events like this! I hope you enjoy your first holiday season together as husband and wife and share many, many more together! Congratulations again! A huge thank you to Lauren Schwartz for the awesome photos! Check her out!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Rachel and Jason's Wedding on September 4, 2010

This was the altar at Our lady of Mercy Academy Chapel in Newfield. We used only tall white callas and tall white hybrid delphinium in clear cylinders. We added white rocks and a strip of  yellow ribbon at the rim for Rachel's black, white, and yellow wedding.

The reception was held at The Mansion of Voorhees. We did loads of cylinders with submerged white dendrobium and cymbidium orchids. Rachel purchased the floating candles from one of my favorite candle sites and used them as her yellow. Yellow rose petals also added some color to the tables.

This was her cocktail centerpiece, super clean and fun!I had a blast setting up this wedding. We ran into one problem. Rachel ordered all of her tall pilsner vases online to save money, only they were the cheapest made vase I have ever seen. I had a feeling they may not work and I was right. All of her vases were breaking at the base as soon as we added rocks and water. I brought my own vases with us just in case, and we used them all! I wasn't taking any chances. I encouraged her to complain and demand a full refund. So if you guys buy your own glass, make sure it's nice beefy thick glass. You will pay more for shipping because it's heavier, but you will be so glad you did! My pilsner vases are over 4 years old and I have used them over and over again for many weddings.  I hope I never see that happen to anyone, what could have been a disaster was never a possibility because I planned for it. But watch out girls, don't buy thin chintzy glass and beware if the shipping is "cheap". Best way to know? Try finding them in a store first and tap on them with your finger nails, the higher pitch you hear, the thinner the glass. If it sounds deeper, you're good to go!

Shari and Joe's Wedding on November 13, 2010

I would love to share some pictures that I took on my not so great camera from Joe and Shari's wedding last Saturday. It was gorgeous and all purple and pink flowers. This was so much fun because for me, these were my favorite colors as a little girl and it reminded me of My Little Pony! I absolutely loved it! The wedding took place in Sea Isle City and the reception was the at The Seaview Dolce resort in Galloway, NJ. The bouquet above was one of the bridesmaids bouquets, we used gerberas, Pink Piano garden roses, dahlias, lisianthus, mokara orchids, and PEONIES. A bride and her mom walked into the reception and flipped because they couldn't believe they were seeing peonies in November! I love my job! I'm always proving other florists wrong when they tell the bride "We can't get that". If it's in season, you can bet I can get it! That made me happy :)


The room looked AMAZING! We did 4 styles of centerpieces. And the 4th style had goldfish in cylinders and they were a huge hit! I babied them all the way from Pet Smart and they did awesome, we had no casualties, and the staff took them all home. Shari's mom emailed me to tell me that Shari cried when she saw the room. I cannot wait for photos. Rich and Mary Ellen Meyers from Meyers Photography should post them soon, and when they do, I'll post them too!

The card table was my favorite, because we had lots of natural light and the colors looked amazing!

This was a funky cocktail arrangement we did, we tried something different so we sliced up a calithea leaf and added some grasses and a few stems of pink dahlias. Thank you guys soooo much! It was a pleasure working with you guys! We wish you all the best for a beautiful life together!!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Grand Hotel in Cape May Bridal Expo Highlights!

What a great show! We met lots of new girls and also some current brides of ours too! Here are some photos of the flowers we had on display!

Everyone LOVED this!

One of our new rental items! We have 3 weddings using these and this was a sample for next summer!

This bouquet was the rave!

My ABSOLUTE favorite bouquet!!!

One of our tall centerpiece options. Many brides love the tall manzanita with the crystals.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Jenn and Tim's Wedding at Huntington Valley Country Club

I was so happy to do Jenn's flowers for her wedding this past June. Jenn's family has been friends with my husband's family for many years and all the kids grew up together. Now everyone is getting married or having babies :) I loved her colors and she gave me the freedom to choose what I liked. She gave me a general idea and let me run with it. Jenn's bouquet had mini callas, sweet peas, roses, hydrangeas, dahlias, stephanotis, and orchids. Awesome photos by Christopher Barth! He was so great to work with!

The bridesmaids wore lapis dreses so we did all shades of purple flowers to compliment the dresses.We used green cymbidium orchids, purple lisianthus, purple echinacea, hydrangeas, and sweet peas. My wholesalers call me a sweet pea junkie, haha, I LOVE it!

The centerpieces were all low cubes filled with roses, sweet peas, hydrangeas, orchids, stock, and lisianthus. These were a HUGE hit this summer! Congrats guys! We had a blast at your wedding and thank you so much for the honor of doing your flowers!

Sneak Peak at Anna and Jeff at Seaview Dolce in Galloway on October 3, 2010

Anna and Jeff's wedding was amazing! The flowers were all green orchids, white zinnias, green trick dianthus, peacock feathers, and tropical leaves. For a rainy day (the very first rained out outdoor ceremony of the entire year, and we had MANY) everything looked fabulous and the happy couple was so laid back and easy going. Anna wasn't even worried about a little downpour here and there, the day was beautiful! These gorgeous photos were done by Nadine at Love Me Do Photography in Philadelphia.  I can't wait to blog the ceremony and receptions pictures! Simply amazing! It was peacock feather heaven, but not overdone, it was perfect!