January 15th, 2014
December 11th, 2013
There is nothing that makes us smile more than a happy bride, and sweet Elizabeth had us grinning from ear to ear! The bride’s overall vision matched her personality to a tee (we love this)! With a design request for a wildflower, eclectic look, we focused on incorporating her color palette of pale peach, yellow and mint into varying textured flowers such as billy balls, succulents and fragrant Juliet cabbage roses. The look was as effortlessly lovely and enchanting as the couple themselves. With a nod to the vintage, varying sized bud vases adorned the family style farm tables and vintage lace table runners. With a hint of playfulness, “LOVE” was spelled out in floating gold letter balloons as one of the many sweet accent details. What was our favorite bit of this Wilmington wedding? Um…hello?! Just look below at that flower girl holding Elizabeth’s bouquet! Now there’s a girl who understands you can never have too much tulle when it comes to twirling on a dance floor. Enjoy!
DESIGNER’S TIP: Never shy away from incorporating your color story into your texture. Elizabeth’s accent color, mint, is a perfect example of when a textured plant, such as a succulent, can be the perfect design element for color and texture.VENDOR ACCOLADES: Eric Boneske Photography, Planner: Shindig Events
December 4th, 2013
November 6th, 2013
We’re a sucker for a man in a uniform; place him next to his glowing bride and bring on the tissues! Sarah and Dana’s fall 2012 wedding was one of timeless elegance and crisp, white details. The bride’s vision of a clean, sleek look was complementary to the couple themselves (literally, just look at them). Sarah’s round bouquet was bursting with a variety of roses and white ranunculus, as her bridesmaids carried white callas. The bride’s vision for ‘sleek’ was exemplified in the monochromatic white floral designs at her reception at the Country Club of Landfall. Understanding Sarah’s vision, and adding a touch of modern, we had a blast showcasing some of our most beloved flowers in glass vases to keep the room open and the look crisp. What was out favorite detail? Allowing each stunning, sophisticated flower to stand alone on display. This design detail allowed all the other design elements to ‘pop’ per say; just look at those chevron menu cards and those orchids…Simply Divine.
DESIGNER’S TIP: There’s nothing bland about white. Sarah’s wedding is a true example of creating a design to match the ‘feel’ of the party. We were able to keep the room airy and sleek by designing a monochromatic look and using varying glass vases for guests to see through. Her generous eye for detail (shown in the chargers, etc.) allowed her monochromatic vision to be a timeless showstopper. Essentially, we love a good design adjective.
VENDOR ACCOLADES: Photography: Millie Holloman Photography, Reception: Country Club of Landfall
August 20th, 2013
June 20th, 2013
Psst…we have a (not so secret) design tool we rely on when meeting with perspective brides and talking colors…The Perfect Palette blog. This popular blog is a fave in the shop because the easy to well styled inspiration boards, categorized by a mecca of color combos, are all perfectly designed to help brides and grooms easily envision their ‘perfect palette’. We love this blog! So, when we saw our watercolor inspired style shoot as a feature color combo last week, we nearly flipped.
Our floral inspiration came from our coastal love of watercolors and its delicate method of blending color. This was the perfect design element for showcasing sunset hued roses and hydrangea ‘bleeding’ into the next shade subtly. Our bride’s appreciation for art and all things modern was displayed in our furniture choice of lucite and lacquer. Tied together with feminine touches seen in the tablecloth, mirrored accent pieces and white vintage frames. Our lovely bride’s bouquet and headpiece was designed to exude her assurance and love of bold color. Bleeding hues of sherbet to bold pops of fuchsia were designed to complement her confidence. Bright, distinct texture galore. The main elements were to show our hostess’ eye for detail and appreciation for the unexpected. The flowers were all designed in sunset hues, blending subtly into the next sunset shade. The lucite stools, white lacquer furniture and that show stopping mirrored bar, all from Pomp, were selected to complement our overall design in a way of ‘reflecting’ its surroundings and to sleekly showcase the blossoms’ colors like art on display. And of course, the cocktails and watercolor guest gifts were also set in our signature party colors. But…One Belle Bakery’s cake was a centerpiece in itself! Taking the theme of watercolor, femininity and art and creating a mini masterpiece we dared not slice. They painted the cake?! Swoon.
From the setting on that breathtaking patio, to the great vendors on board, this shoot was everything we had hoped for and more. Oh my, how we love our job as floral designers!
VENDOR PARTICIPANTS AND ACCOLADES: All Photography By: KMI Photography, The Table Setting: Party Suppliers & Rentals, Lounge Furnishings and Lanterns: Pomp Event Furnishing, The Cake: One Belle Bakery
June 12th, 2013
May 29th, 2013
May 22nd, 2013
May 8th, 2013
Here’s the scoop, we’re busy designing away for our very own lead designer’s wedding today…how fun is that?! Just wait until we post all her designs. In the meantime, have a lovely day!
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