Happy Halloween! Wait…. it’s not October anymore? You’re right! November is here and we are starting swift run to the holidays! A few weekends ago I did some spooky flowers for a Halloween party. I had a great time getting creative and loved how they turned out.
I just couldn’t resist including this into my post…. But…. Check out our awesome Halloween costumes!! Yup… we were Care Bears this year. I went as Best Friend Bear and Andy as Grumpy Bear!
This lovely centerpiece was the show stopper at a wedding I did in September. From the vintage frame, to the candles, and the fluffy flowers, this centerpiece really captured the romance and beauty of the venue at Cedarhurst Mansion.
The big day has finally arrived, it’s your wedding day…. all the planning and details come down to this moment. You’re florist has just handed you the bouquet that you will carry down the aisle. All the flowers a meticulously placed and the ribbon is delicately wrapped around the stems. But have you ever thought about how the beautiful floral creations come together for your big day? I thought it would be fun to walk through the process of how everything comes together from the moment the flowers are unpacked to when they are placed in your hands.
Three days before your wedding the flowers are delivered, unpacked, and placed into buckets of water in the cooler. Flowers need at least a day to hydrate and toughen up for their big debut.
The following day is flower creation day! The bouquets, centerpieces, corsages, etc. are put together. The workshop floor tends to get pretty messy after a long night of working.
After many hours of hard work, the bouquets are completed, the ribbon is wrapped, and these beauties are ready to hang out in the cooler until the big day.
The morning of the wedding the flowers are carefully packed into boxes and loaded into the car ready for thier final destination.
After a quick car ride, the flowers arrive at the hotel ready to be delivered to the bride and then it’s off to the ceremony and reception site to finish the set-up and decorating.
At the reception and ceremony site the flowers are placed on the tables and all the final decorating details are set. The only thing that is left is for the bride to see how everything has come together for her big day and to enjoy every minute of it!
With spring hopefully around the corner…. Take a moment to enjoy these refreshing spring inspired centerpieces!
Royal blue dresses and eye-popping yellow bouquets were just a few of the amazing details of Ali and Justin’s wedding. The happy couple had their outdoor ceremony in one of the garden’s at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and continued the celebration at the arboretum’s MacMillan Auditorium. Jennifer Whalen of Jennifer Whalen Photography captured the beautiful details of Ali and Justin’s wedding.
Ali’s white bouquet of roses, spray roses, freesia and ranunculus accented the swirl pattern on her dress.
Justin wore a classy grey suit and paired it with a simple boutonniere of white spray roses and greens.
Ali’s bridesmaids wore gorgeous royal blue dresses and carried a cluster of yellow roses, yellow solidago, white freesia, and green hypericum berries. The bouquets were ever so eye catching against the blue background of the dresses.
The reception tables had three different styles of centerpieces including a taller style with curly willow branches, bear grass, and solidago, a medium size style incorporating candles, river rock, and rose buds, and a short style using a submerged rose and river rock.
Here are a few snapshots of some fun and bright centerpieces that I made for a couple of events in February. I can’t help but wish summer was here already when I see all the tropical flowers, colors, and textures pulled into these arrangements. Take a moment to soak it in and enjoy!
This bright little arrangement was created for a Women’s Small Business Expo. Since we are still in the frozen depths of winter I went for a bright colors reminiscent of summer.
Circus Roses, Green Spider Mums, Green Button Mums, Dark Pink and Purple Stock Flowers, and Bear Grass Loop Accents
The next two centerpieces were for a surprise 30th birthday party for a good friend of mine. Since he is a guy I made them a bit more “manly” using a color palette of greens, blues, and dark reds.
Green spider mums, Black Magic Roses, Purple Irises, and Blue Dendrobium Orchids
Green spider mums, Black Magic Roses, Purple Irises, Green Button Mums, and Blue Dendrobium Orchids
On a bright beautiful day in September I had the privilege of doing a wedding for a lovely couple. Sarah and Reid were married at Diamond Lake Lutheran Church in Minneapolis and continued the celebration at the Minneapolis Central Library. The bouquets were a combination of orange, dark red, and fuchsia flowers to accent the bridesmaids raspberry colored dresses. The bride wanted a touch of fall in the flowers but also keep them bright and fun.
Because the reception was taking place at a library it was only fitting that we incorporate books into the decor. The bride had tons of old books that were stacked on the guest tables to keep within the theme of the venue.
The lovely scroll patterned cake was designed by Keys Cafe and all the details of the day were captured by Clewell Photography.