Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sneak Peek: Alison and David

Here are a few shots from our recent wedding at Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Tampa Yacht and Country Club. Thank you to Limelight Photography for sharing the beautiful photos!

To see more from this wedding click HERE.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

In honor of Memorial Day Weekend and those who have fought and served our country, we would like to share some of our favorite red, white and blue flowers! All our favorite flowers below are gorgeous to be mixed together or perfect just as an individual variety in a vase. A perfect addition to your BBQ spread or food table.

Red Dahlia:

White Peony

Blue Hydrangea:

Images Courtesy of: Tobi's Blog, Whole Blossoms.com, and www.amazonflowers.us

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

White vs Bright

Every now and then we will have a consultation with bride who is very interested in using a bright and colorful bouquet instead of the traditional white or ivory tones. Even though we always do whatever makes our clients most happy, we like to give them a small piece of bouquet advice. Naturally, the human eye is drawn to bright colors. Using color can distract the guests away from the great details that they only have seconds to take in as the bride walks down the aisle. If the bride is carrying color the guests could miss all the beautiful detail in the gown, in her hair and veil, or on her sweet nervous face. Although, colored blooms are gorgeous we like for brides to consider this before deciding.

Images Courtesy of: Style Me Pretty and Martha Stewart Weddings

Monday, May 23, 2011

Sneak Peek: Joy and Tom

Here is a peek from into May 14th wedding at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club. Thank you to Phillip Llyod for sharing the great photos and kudos to Georgia Watson for executing this picture perfect day! Enjoy.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Fabulous Flower Friday!

This isn't a post meant to 'toot our own horn', but regardless of how simple or over the top an arrangement might be, there is nothing we love more than a gorgeous flower arrangement. Whether it's the combination of the colors or the floral varieties, we love creating something that makes you want to stand back, take it in and say "man, that's just gorgeous!"

The picture below, for us, does just that. It's a simple floral wreath that was placed on the front door of a client's home for their daughter's wedding day. Our favorite part? The combination of the floral varieties and the colors. The amazing spring flowers, coupled with the perfect spring color palate; you really can't go wrong!

Fun Fact? Because of the Florida heat, placing flowers in the sun is a result of perfect timing. This was also the door where the bride and her bridal party processed from, and of course was in direct sunlight. In order to make sure the flowers didn't get completely fried by the time of the big moment, this was placed 45 minutes before the ceremony started to ensure it's beauty. :)

Image Courtesy of the wonderful Ryan Joseph

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Bridal Stiletto Style

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something...Choo! Ladies, after the gown is chosen all excitement is not lost. There's always the shoes! Here are a few from the 2011 Jimmy Choo Bridal Collection for a little inspiration. Happy shopping!

Images Courtesy of: Jimmy Choo

Monday, May 16, 2011

Sneak Peek: Jamie and Jay

Here is a sneak peek of our recent wedding at La Playa Beach and Golf Resort. Thank you to Limelight Photography for sharing the beautiful photos.

To see more from this wedding click HERE

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Sneak Peek: Kat and Joschi

Here is a peek into Kat and Joschi's wedding at the Don Cesar Beach Resort in St. Pete! Thank you to Orlando photographer Brian Adams Photographics for sharing these beautiful shots.

To see more of this wedding click HERE

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Flower Blues?

Many Brides come to us with hopes of having their floral decor in blue tones. There are not too many naturally blue flowers out there and spraying and dying flowers is always an avoidable option. Here are a few inspirational pictures that can give you an idea of how to incorporate blue into your floral decor.

Blue Berries:
Not only does it give you a darker jewel toned blue, but it adds texture and interest.

Grape Hyacinths:
If their vibrant color doesn't win you over, their smell will! These plump blue flowers are perfect in the springtime and look great alone or even as an accent flower.

Blue Iris:

These delicate blooms are a good addition to many other floral varieties. Their small pop of yellow in the center is beautiful and gives way to other coordinating yellow options.

Images courtesy of: Martha Stewart Weddings

Friday, May 6, 2011

Video Sneak Peek!

Here is a sneak peek into a beautiful wedding we did last month! Kudos to Voila Cinematic for doing an amazing job, as always. We look forward to seeing the rest!

Greg and Kelsey (Coming Soon) from Voila Cinematic on Vimeo.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Color Combinations

Many Brides come to us with a set color palette and have a hard time visualizing something else added in that may help their colors come to life more. Whether its touches of chartreuse to go with your blue or purple scheme, or another color within the selected family, it's an addition that could really take your flowers up a notch. We love using several shades in a particular color family because they give bouquets and arrangements a great sense of dimension.

Image Courtesy of: Cynthia Martyn Events

Monday, May 2, 2011

Royal Bouquet

Now that Kate Middleton has walked down the aisle her bouquet will be copied over and over again. It consisted of a combination of white flowers such as, Lily of the Valley, Hyacinth, Sweet William (of course!), and the traditional Myrtle grown from the same Myrtle tree that Queen Victoria's bouquet was made from. Brides will most likely be surprised as to the cost of using Lily of the Valley as it remains to be one of the more expensive flowers throughout year.

Image Courtesy of: www.about.com