May 28th, 2014
April 2nd, 2014
January 8th, 2014
November 13th, 2013
Did you hear the (color) news? Radiant Orchid is the official Pantone color of 2014…we couldn’t be more excited! There is something so enticing about the regal hues of purple and plum, combine that with a recent bride who called for this trending palette in her floral design and we were smitten! We’re pretty sure our lovely Bald Head Island bride, Christine, had no idea that her raspberry tones would be hailed the color choice of 2014, but it sure is fun to post her pictures the same week of the press release!
Christine’s bouquet was simply enchanting; blended shades of deep pink, fuschia and purple textured dahlias, roses and callas created a captivating blend of her wedding hues. Her keen eye for the celebration’s finer details, such as the linens and accent arrangements, fashioned a cohesive look to the festive day. What really took the cake? Our bride’s regal shades of raspberry set amongst Bald Head Island’s natural surroundings. Just look at that picture above with the sea grass’ soft wheat and purple/gray tones staging her bouquet- absolutely spectacular!
“A captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid emanates great joy, love and health.”-Pantone. We couldn’t agree more, enjoy!
September 4th, 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
March 20th, 2013
October 11th, 2012
Psst…there’s a new color in town, trending all over the magazines and our brides’ Fall 2013 palettes, the varying shades of purple. We’re transforming the light & airy shades of stock, scabiosa (a delicate, tissue paper like bloom) to the deep, uber-chic hues of bold plums of dahlias, orchids and anemones into clap-worthy delights. This season calls for a mixed array of textures, varying shades, and a plethora of sophistication in bloom form. Purple has always exuded femininity, not to mention it looks fabulous in my dream Kate Spade Beau bag (yes, I added a pic below) or a deco violet scroll wallpaper, it’s simply divine. No wonder our brides are swooning over this palette. LOVE. LOVE. DESIGN.
DESIGNER’S TIP: Look towards interior design and you’ll find your wedding inspiration. We believe in “the vision” and looking at an overall color scheme in a room is a whole bunch of (fabulous) inspiration to transform into a palette, an inspiration and a look.
Modern Simplicity: Timeless can come in many forms. Keeping to a single bloom and/or placing it in an unexpected way, creates refined elegance. Bold Hues & Texture Galore: Look at those flowers above! You have all this gorgeousness mixed in deep shades that range from a true purple all the way to a cognac plum. Luxe, luscious, and utterly surprising. Wildly Romantic: Loose, lovely arrangements are the perfect look for incorporating an outdoorsy, wild flower look in subtle pops of purple softened by a mix of greens and pale shades of white. Classic elegance: Oh, how we love when blooms simply show themselves off. Tall groupings of tulips, draping over glass set the stage for understated elegance. As does a selective “pop” of purple nestled within the delicate texture of peonies. Simply, delightful. Drool Worthy Accessories: Ahem, please meet Kate Spade’s Beau bag…and it may not be a flower, but I could sure design a killer party around this lil’inspiration.
PHOTO CREDIT: 1.) & 2).: KMI photography, 3.) Pinterest, 4.) Social Butterfly Events, 5.) KMI, 6.) Eric Boneske, 7. & 8.) Millie Holloman Photography, 9.) Kate Spade
June 6th, 2012
April 12th, 2012
March 21st, 2012
June 2, 2012 – Wilmington NC
The Atrium and The Balcony on Dock provided the perfect locations for Esther and Randy’s rustic and eclectic wedding. Esther’s bouquet was made of Wax Flower, Thistle, Bells of Ireland and Veronica. She also provided antique family lace and broach for the bouquet. Both the Bride and Groom worked to construct the paper crane back drop used during the ceremony. Esther collected color vases from antique stores in NY for the reception. The vases were filled with a variety of flowers including Bells of Ireland, Billy Balls, Sweet Peas, Thistle, Wax Flower and Stock Flower.
Congratulations Esther and Randy!
A special thanks to The Atrium, The Balcony on Dock and KMI Photography.
October 8, 2011 – Balcony on Dock
The Balcony on Dock provided the perfect setting for JoAnn and Jay’s fall wedding. The brightly colored dahlia’s combined with an eclectic mix of bottles and lanterns complimented the exposed brick. The flower girls carried moss covered baskets filled with bright colored roses.
Congratulations to JoAnn and Jay!
A special thanks to Taken by Sarah, Orchid Island Events and The Balcony on Dock, Crazy Cake Chicks, Etsy, Absolute Best DJ and David’s Bridal