Saturday, January 31, 2015

Canary and Pewter: Jessica and Kevin's Summer Wedding at Pond View Farm

 Let me start first by saying this is absolutely one of my favorite weddings of 2014. I 
think I  kinda lost it a bit when I saw these glorious photos too! Jessica is one of the 
sweetest  brides I have ever worked with, and when she booked me to do her flowers 
for her summer wedding, I was more than excited!!! Summer is my favorite time of year because 
there are a TON of gorgeous, local flowers, and I am happy that most of her flowers came
from local farms, and even a few from my own garden ( hint hint: that HUGE white dahlia right 
smack in front in the photo above). Please enjoy these stunning photos by Tina
Jay Photography, Tina completely captured the beauty of the day!

 I LOVE seeing photos from Tina's weddings, because there are so many great flower
 photos that I can't even choose. So I just put all my favorites!

 I designed the bouquets with dahlias, zinnias, crespedia, asclepias, ranunculus, scabiosa, tulips, 
chamomile, dusty miller, queen anne's lace, mini gerberas, and more wildflowers. Jessica gave 
me creative freedom so I was in my glory making these!

 The bouquets were wrapped with a grey burlap and a yellow satin knot for
 the bridesmaids and Jessica's bouquet was wrapped with ivory burlap and
finished with a pewter satin knot. I love this look and it's a great way to add
more color to the bouquets.

 Kevin wore a white ranunculus bloom with grey dusty miller and burlap.

 Ok, so get ready to be blown away by the scenery for Jessica and Kevin's first
glance. The ceremony and reception took place at Pond View Farm in White
Hall, Maryland. This place is gorgeous, like every inch of it!!! I wish it was closer!

 They had the most gorgeous day for an outdoor wedding, the weather couldn't
be more perfect!

 Jessica and Kevin make a gorgeous couple and they look so happy!!!

 Jessica looks like a true Southern Belle!!!!!!

I love the yellow bouquets against the grey dresses. 

 I am in love with the bouquet for the mother of the bride, I think it's such a fun way
to bring in more color to the photos.

 Seriously, how gorgeous is this place???

 Because I am obsessed with the south and weeping willow trees. I can just take
a deep breath and feel the warm sun right now ( really missing summer right now).

 Jessica along with her family and friends created the floral decor for the ceremony and
reception. Girls ( and guys ), you did an AMAZING job!!!

 This place is out of a dream.

Absolutely adorable place cards! Kevin's family are farmers with a feed store
so these adorable cows are perfect!

Jessica and Kevin had this adorable thumb print tree, complete with the little chocolate lab, 
custom created by Rebecca from Wing and Willow. She is a childhood friend of mine
 and no one compares to her artistic creativity. Check out her Facebook Page to see how she 
customizes these trees, such an awesome keepsake! And a big thank you to Jessica and Kevin for allowing me to be part of your wedding day! Congratulations to you both!!!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Aqua and Cobalt: Lindsay and Chris's Cape May Wedding at The Grand Hotel

I am beach lover so any chance to "work" at the shore is a chance to relax, even
 if I am "working". I met Lindsay years ago, as she is one of my neighbors in the town of Elmer 
and her mom has an amazing little sign company that we love to use. So I was thrilled when 
they approached me about doing their flowers for their Cape May wedding! Lindsay and Chris 
chose to incorporate different blues into the wedding, so they chose a cobalt blue for the
 bridesmaid's dresses and also the men's ties. I loved her bright bouquet of aqua dendrobium orchids and white phaelenopsis orchids. All of these gorgeous photos are by the amazing Tami Melissa Photography!

Lindsay looks stunning and her bouquet turned out awesome!


Her bouquet was created with dark purple hydrangeas as a base, then 
designed  with massed blue dendrobium orchids. The white phaelenopsis 
orchids soften the color.


I love these dresses! Lindsay's bridesmaids carried bright
 white bouquets of roses, stock, and mini callas.


Lindsay's bridesmaid Shannon, pictured here, was also one of my
brides. She and Lindsay's brother had a gorgeous Cape May wedding too!!!

Chris wore a blue orchid, while the men wore white mini callas.


I love Cape May and the water looks amazing here.

The ceremony and reception took place at The Grand Hotel in Cape May. Lindsay 
and Chris had a rooftop ceremony overlooking the ocean and it was gorgeous. We decorated
 the space with arrangements of hydrangeas, roses, and orchids. These tall silver pedestals
are available to rent from Savannah's Garden.

The chairs were lined with more blue orchids.

The centerpieces were so pretty. We created tall arrangements with white
hydrangeas, blue dendrobium orchids, white Tibet roses, and a ton of white
phaelenopsis orchids. Adding blue orchids into our rented pilsner vases 
brought the blue down to the linen, were more blue orchids were sprinkled.

The cake was decorated with more blue orchids and it looked super pretty. I was so happy 
to be part of your wedding day! Thank you for allowing me to be part of your family's day for a 
second time!!! Congratulations again!!!