Monday, October 25, 2010

Custom Chuppah

After  receiving many request  from brides to rent a chuppah and not finding any quality ones to purchase,  I decided to craft one on my own. I  drafted the design and constructed the structure. The covering has been hand sewn by an italian tailor. The base is set in cement and can be set up indoors or out.  Unfortunately this is one of the few rentals that is  not complementary to use due to the set up and break down and the dry cleaning of the covering.  It can be dressed up with just greenery or with flowers (as shown in pictures). It was rented 3 times this year and is already rented for several events next year. It also can be used for outdoor ceremonies to protect from the afternoon sun. 
 Other color fabric is available for an additional $50. 

Saturday, October 23, 2010

David And Lidia

Last year I gave away a free wedding package as a promotion and also as a away for me to add some innovate designs to my portfolio. The catch was that the couple would have to give  me complete control of the flowers and designs. I would take into consideration the couples wedding colors and theme. After many application I choose  Lidia and David. I had met Lidia prior at a bridal show and loved her wedding theme and just knew I wanted to create something  different for her.  She also purchased centerpieces and extra decor and bouquets (her party was bigger than the package).   The end result was beautiful and captured them perfect as a couple . They both loved to garden and the outdoors and wanted to keep the flowers and designs  What she told me was the theme was butterflies and the wedding colors were orange and purple and the rest was left up to me. 
Below is the creations I made for their October wedding at Wickham Park. 

Lidias bouquet consisted of Ivory roses, cinnamon cymbidium orchids, Orange mokara orchids,  purple monte casino and bupleurum. The bouquet was swirled with lily grass blades and I then attached the orchids and butterflies to the blades of grass to give it the illusion they where fluttering around the bouquet.  Because Lidia loves to garden I also included hens and chicks in to her bouquet so that she could remove them  from her bouquet and plant them in her new yard. 

Another view of Lidias bouquet,  a butterfly  also accents the stem wrap

Davids Boutonniere consisted of  cinnamon cymbidium orchids
 as well as hens and chicks  

Groomsmen's boutonniere of orange mokara orchids 

The bridesmaids bouquets consisted of green hydrangea, orange mokara orchids, purple stock, orange freesia, hanging amaranthus, and scabiosa pods. 
Orange butterflies accented both the bouquet and the stem wrap 

I also hung paper lanterns in the tent at Wickham park 

And decorated the arch at Wickham park with matching florals and butterflies 

Thursday, October 21, 2010

So Many Choices

When planning a wedding you will find there is no shortage of vendors to select from. Choosing the perfect one for your event can be a daunting task. From photographers, to bakers, to florist and even Hair and Makeup,  you might find it hard to narrow it down to the "one". When starting to look for vendors start a list of what you are looking for in your vendors. Are you more interested in   price? Quality? An artistic eye? What every it may be doing  a little research about each vendor to help you narrow your list down to just a few. Read reviews, ask other newly married couples for references, and check out each ones website and social media pages. Wedding wire is a great  place to find reviews and to compare vendors. A good website will have all  information you need to help you narrow down your vendor list to the ones that you like and want to meet. Look at current pictures of their work and read the about pages on each website. Taking the time to study each website can help you weed out the vendors you do not want to meet.   Once you have your list narrowed down make appointments to meet the ones you like to go over the details of your wedding. 

To Be Continued

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Specials Valid With Deposit Till November 30th

Paper Lanterns
I am bringing back the paper lantern special. Book your wedding flowers (valued over $1000) between now and November 30th and we will decorate your venue for free with paper lanters (subject to availability) Up to 24 lanterns in your choice of 9 colors and patterns. Please note lanterns are unlit.  

* Subject to venue and has no cash value if offer can not be used at venue* 

Free Flowers 
as always throw bouquets are included with each wedding we design and for a limited time will also include flowers for the top of your cake as well as 
flowers to accent the layers. 
* has no cash value if offer is not used*