Wedding Flower Weekend!

Congratulations to the lovely Taylor and her new husband Nate! I had the honor of designing their wedding flowers for this weekend! Here’s a little peek into the last 2 days!

Just after 7 I zipped off to the wholesaler to pickup the flowers! All boxed up and ready to roll I grabbed them and a few supplies and headed back home!


Hurry Hurry! Unpacked, leaves stripped, stems trimmed, back in water to hydrate in the bleached, pre-scrubbed, and pre-filled buckets! Flower menu: babies breath, football mums, freesia, tulips, lisanthus, spray roses, blue thistle, and eucalyptus leaves. and stock.


The brides bouquet. A lovely mix of football mums, spray roses, freesia, blue thistle, and eucalyptus leaves. Sidenote: I kept the freesia as a special accent in the bouquet, boutonnieres, and headpiece. It smells SO delicious!

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Here’s a little bouquet detail. Wrapped in a shimmery silver ribbon I added some silvery pins in the shape of a T for Taylor. Just in case the bride got a little fidgety or nervous she had a sort of worry stone to help out.


The groom and his attendant’s boutonnieres.


A special floral headpiece for the officiant/ bride’s attendant. I love how it turned out and it really looked spectacular on! Sidenote: first floral headpiece I’ve made.


The largest of the arrangements. The blue thistle! It was the perfect accent for this wedding! And yes that’s a reflection of me working in my pajamas, up and at em early on wedding day to finish up the final pieces.


Detail of one of the medium pieces. Let’s talk mercury glass vases. They look stunning and add just right amount of sophistication and elegance to a room, but beware. I was in for a surprise, as I started to fill the vases with water some of them immediately started flaking! NO! The coating was coming right off, and not a little, A LOT! A little panic set in at first, but no problem, I dumped the water out, carefully blotted, and then I crafted some handy liners out of ziploc bags for the medium and small trouble vases and found another bag to use for a large troublemaker. A little glue a little ribbon around the top of some, boom, fixed. It added unexpected time but problem solved. So, beware when you buy these beauties and of projects where you paint interiors of jars etc.


All the arrangements are ready to roll! My makeshift floral studio is in my garage. Maybe someday I’ll have a real one?


After 2 drop offs, the rest of the arrangements and reception supplies are in and ready to go! Plus, this trip, I had my trusty friend Cat along to assist ! Thanks Cat!


Here are the 2 largest arrangements on the grand pianos at St. Cecilia’s music society ready for the ceremony. It was fun being back in this room, it was where my oldest brother had his wedding reception. Look at the details, isn’t it beautiful!

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Color of the Month June 2015

I always love a cheery yellow setting! I’ve been spending a lot of time outside lately in the garden, dinner on the patio, and enjoying the nicer weather and sunshine so this yellow feels right at home.
blog color of the month june 2015

Fave vintage: 4 awesome sets of salt and pepper shakers, swanky swig, daisy glasses, pyrex bowl, stretch cat planter, and cute napkin.

blog color of the month june 2015 table

Fave vintage items: darling tablecloth, speckled melmac plates, drizzle glasses, Homer Laughlin large tray, desert dawn Pyrex loaf, and lovely yellow spray roses, alstro, and mums.