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We just can’t get enough of this color…it’s the perfect accent color for event design, or simply to wear! Add in a touch of shimmer, a splash of gold, and we are swooning over it’s feminine charm. Over the past few years, we have seen stylish brides implement it into bridesmaids’ jewelry (or nail color) and ink their breathtaking invitations and menu cards in a touch of mint. So, we hail this month’s color inspiration to the uber glam and always playful party color, M-I-N-T! Now. who’s ready for us to design a fabulous fete in mint??
Psst...We couldn’t resist throwing in this divine Marchesa clutch for inspiration. The fine details alone left us drooling. I mean, who wouldn’t want this clutch as their glamorous date!
SOURCING: Top shots- Ruffled, Revel-blog, Wedding Chicks, Pinterest & Fiore Fine Flowers
November 20th, 2013
This wondrous Southport, NC wedding had us all swooning over our bride’s seasonally chic color choice of emerald green and a wintery mix of white flowers. Gush. Gush. Gush. It’s no wonder Style Me Pretty just had it up it’s blog! Mary Margaret and Tim said their “I Do’s” just days after Christmas, and even the sun wanted to be a prominent guest at this elegant affair. Hydrangea, peonies, roses, stock, freesia and evergreen were all designed in lush, captivating bouquets to complement the classic style of this beautiful wedding party. “Timeless Appeal” best sums up this lovely wedding’s overall aesthetic, from the lovely couple’s sophisticated attire to the tasteful, understated use of the holiday season’s most beloved color. Oh, how we loved every tiny bit of this wintery wedding design! What was out favorite design detail? Our beautiful bride’s design vision of mixing a splash of southern charm (magnolia leaves, gardenias and sunshine) with a hint of the season (pops of green) and a whole lot of fragrant white blooms! Enjoy. VVENDOR ACCOLADES: Photography by Katelyn James Photography
November 13th, 2013
This handsome couple made our day, kicking off our summer 2013 season with a wedding located right where we all love to be…the beach! They also were just featured on the blog Equally Wed, a great feature all about their coastal wedding.
Michael & Kyle knew exactly how to complement their breathtaking beach surroundings, incorporating a contemporary twist to the classic colors of navy and green. Their vision was to create an overall look that was as natural as their coastal setting, as well as infuse a modern element for style. And oh boy, did we love designing this wedding! Coastal classic met contemporary seamlessly with voluminous bridesmaids’ bouquets full of lush textures, pops of green viburnum, and the unexpected texture of succulents. They were perfect for those divine midnight blue dresses the bridesmaids donned. Inside the ballroom tall cylinders with willow swirled about, accented by low mirrored cubes of white hydrangea to create a clean but dramatic look.
What was out favorite bit of this wedding? The Grooms’ boutonnieres. Styled to complement this handsome couple’s tailored suits and a nod to southern living, a gardenia boutonniere and a sage & cotton boutonniere were both as sophisticated as the couple were themselves. Congratulations Michael & Kyle!
DESIGNER’S TIP: To envision a clean, cohesive design doesn’t mean it can’t be a show stopper. E.g. You don’t need to add all the trimmings in the box to be fantastic. This couple’s wedding flowers stood out just as much as their quality threads did (literally). Their color scheme and the complementing designs allowed every detail to ‘pop!’-from their setting, to their wedding party’s attire, to their nautical cake. It all seamlessly tied together!
VENDOR ACCOLADES: Photography: Blueberry Fusion, Venue: Blockade Runner
May 8th, 2013
Look at all this seasonal loveliness! We just can’t get enough of this fall bouquet from our lovely October bride, Catherine. Look at all that texture and subtlety in the altering shades of green. Catherine’s design vision of elegant, simple and harvesty left us giddy over the fact that this wedding would show why we love fall celebrations! Texture. Texture. Texture. Our elegant bride’s dress was the perfect contrast to our seasonal bouquet, it left this unexpected appeal of nature matched with sophistication (we loved it!) With the seasonal chic color choices of deep purples and a mix of greens, all of our favorite fall flowers came to the party, from purple kale (yes, we said kale), to hydrangea, to calla lilies, lavender stock and succulents. All these alluring fall flowers were designed to elegantly bring the outdoors in! The bridesmaids’ eggplant dresses were a great inspiration for autumn filled kale & hydrangea bouquets, as was the elegant satin tablecloths that were the perfect detail to juxtapose our harvest filled centerpieces. This wedding was simply sublime. Enjoy!
VENDOR ACCOLADES: Photography: Scott Piner Photography, Event Coordination: Social Butterfly Events
April 25th, 2013
Calling all mamas...Mother’s day is this weekend and we love celebrating mom! So as a mom, I knew it was the perfect time to share some simple, stylish ideas that my fellow mothers would appreciate. See the bouquet above? It’s what I call ‘Pink Peonie Perfection’, this flower is stunning, strong and enchanting. So, it is no wonder why I feel it is a direct reflection of moms everywhere. Peonies are delicate but never frail, they compliment any fellow flower but can also stand stunning alone, and they are utterly endearing. Check out these ideas below and become inspired, there’s something for everyone…and remember, we’re always here to help. Enjoy!
1.) Simple & Sweet: Never negate how far a bit of color and pretty paper can take you, a simple bloom wrapped easily in a band of colorful, patterned paper makes for the most delightful presentation. 2.) Why, hello gorgeous. This astounding amount of tulips (just a few bushels), set in one color palette and a galvanized water bucket, makes anyone mom wish to stay home and host all day long!3.)Cheerfully Dressed: Let mom wake up to color and whimsy with a band of ribbons cascading down a door. This is a great project for the pint size crew! And a fabulous surprise for mom. 4.) Garden Chic: Texture and abundance is key here, we love this birch vase (we use them a lot) full of all the wonder of a garden. And green thumb mama would swoon over this. 5.) A Card As Big As Mom’s Heart: So simple and enadearing! Take any color poster board, string (or ribbon) and let the kiddos have at it. Homemade can still come out chic if the design has structure. 6.) Cones + Carnations = Charm: Yes, we said it…carnations. This flowers doesn’t get much love, but as designers we know that a bushel of this very textured flower is brilliant for adding a bit of easy charm to decorative accents. These easy-to-make paper cones are a perfect example of thinking outside the box. 7.) Lastly… Nothing is a better treat than a Tussie Mussie (petite bouquet) of brilliant blooms for mom. How special would it be for her to receive a mini version of this bouquet we made below?There’s still time to create something special for mom, hopefully these ideas will inspire you a bit. We’re busy on the design floor building, creating and constructing some mighty pretty arrangement all in the name of (Mom) love if you need some help!
Happiest Mother’s Day wishes to all the lovely moms everywhere.
Credit: Main: Fiore, 1.) via Decor8blog 2.) via Etsy 3.) via Pinterest 4.) via Poppytalk 5.) via Martha Stewart 6.) via Appetitespoiler.blogspot 7.) Fiore
April 11th, 2013
Inspired by our recent feature on the adorable blog “Every Last Detail” (and standing knee-deep in clouds of white hydrangea and bright green floral galore) this week’s post is all about this popular color combo’s ability to perk up every lovely detail. There is no doubt, nature’s green and white hues put a smile on every guests’ face...time after time.
1.) Nothing dresses a door better than an abundant hydrangea wreath. Charm….Charm…Charming!
2.) Ooooh, this lovely mix of orchids, freesia, cabbage roses, calla lilies and spray roses, accented by tiny pops of green, is the perfect presentation of divine elegance.3.) “Mums” the word on modern meets striking. 4.) Charm and contrast are at the forefront of this farm fresh design as bells, stock, ranunculus and hydrangea compliment the outdoorsy texture of pine and burlap.5.) It doesn’t get sweeter than this, green orchids truly do create the most charming halo for little flower girls. 6.) Who says wreaths on cars (or golf carts) are only for Christmas? We absolutely adore this over sized, very fun detail.7.) Never negate the timeless appeal of big blooms, abundance is never out of fashion when it comes to flowers (wink). 7.) This bouquet is a vision of timeless texture, perfectly fastened with a hint of tradition. 9.) Let’s not forget how appealing a well dressed groom can look dressed sharply in a charming array of spring flowers.
10.) Magnolia leafs are the perfect border to any door wreath, exuding sophistication and a boat load of southern charm. Oh, the appeal of white and green…It truly is one heck of a cheerful combo!
VENDOR ACCOLADES: Photo Credits Above: top: Reese Moore Weddings, 1.) Millie Holloman Photography, 2.) KMI Photography, 3.)Millie Holloman 4.) Reese Moore 5.,6.& 7.) Millie Holloman 8.)Reese Moore 9.)Bella Rose Photography 10.)Meredith Purdue
November 9th, 2012
Lauren and Michael’s May 2012 wedding still leaves us giddy over all the attention to detail congenially fashioned together to give their guests a party they’d never forget (and we’re pretty sure they never will). Lauren’s vision of a simple, modern design full of abundance in the refreshing palette of green and white, accented by purple, allowed us the delightful opportunity to play. And oh boy, did we ever! Not a detail was missed from the twinkling willow branches climbing the tent poles with smilax, to the sumptuous hydrangea & viburnum dangling from the chandeliers, to the varying lush table arrangements mirroring the enthusiasm and elegance of the couple themselves. One of the most endearing detail was the couple’s request to infuse family traditions into their aesthetic, Lauren’s family prayer-book delicately fastened with two gardenias was southern sentiment at its best…sigh…now, this was a party!
Psst…Lauren & Micheal’s Wedding Video, captured by Life Stage Films was featured on Style Me Pretty as well! VENDOR ACCOLADES: Photos: Anne Liles Photography, Venue: Figure 8 Yacht Club, Video: Life Stage Films
September 22, 2012 – Wilmington NC
The Arboretum and BlueWater Grill were the settings for Pattie and Matt’s eclectic wedding. The Bride’s bouquet was made of White and Green Hydrangea and White Roses. Guest tables were filled with lanterns and eclectic vases filled with Bells of Ireland, Hydrangea, Ranunculus and White Stock.
Congratulations Pattie and Matt!
A special thanks to Reese Moore Weddings, BlueWater Grill and The Arboretum.