Saturday, October 9, 2010

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Just thought I would post a little slideshow of some of our recent or favorite weddings. Enjoy!!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Bold and Beautiful: Ixora Downtown LA

This is an arrangement that was designed at our downtown LA location inside the Jonathan Club. The gentleman who ordered this arrangement wanted something that was big, colorful and fragrant to welcome an old colleague back to Los Angeles. This arrangement included: antique hydrangea, pink hydrangea, casa blanca lillies, green cymbidiums, red roses and the most beautifully fragrant yves piaget roses.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Erin and Nick

Erin and Nick's wedding ceremony took place at Holy Family Church in South Pasadena. The following reception was held at The Langham Hotel, which was a natural choice for the couple since Erin's Dad is the General Manger of the hotel. A color palette of cream, green and white was chosen to compliment the couple's desire for a sleek, slightly modern design while still maintaining a sumptuous, timeless overall feel. Floral choices were greatly influenced by both families backgrounds. Nick's family hails from South Africa so we incorporated various types of protea, blue thistle and green anthiriums. Erin definitely wanted Bells of Ireland incorporated into the designs to reflect her Irish heritage.

The brides' bouquet was a mix of green miniature cymbidiums, green and white lady slipper orchids and the most gorgeous white peonies I have ever seen (they were almost 8" across!!). Another personal touch was using lace from her mothers wedding gown for the "something old" tradition
Nick, who wore a boutonierre made from a rolled green miniature anthirium accented with a fishing lure, is from South Africa so to honor his side of the family, king protea were used as single stem arrangements to contrast with the more traditional white peonies, hydrangea, parrot tulips and green cymbidiums, which were a favorite of the bride. The use of different sized and color glass vases on each of the dining tables created a neat, modern and chic presentation. Bells of Ireland in two tall vases at the head table honored the bride's Grandmother.
The napkins were accented with bundles of horsetail bamboo, a blue thistle all bound with pink flax

Special Thanks: Cat Krantz Benner of Next Exit Photography

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Angelina and David

Angelina envisioned transforming her Arcadia home into a romantic, rose filled paradise for her wedding ceremony. The realization of Angelina's dream would have been impossible without Coordinator Amanda Ma of Fresh Events. Not only did Amanda assist in fleshing out Angelina's vision, but she served as the Chinese/English translator as well! For the bride's grand entrance, a bridge was built over the pool. Low, lush arrangements in pink and lavender tones lined the sides of the bridge and were later transferred to the dining table after the ceremony.

Three tall and large monochromatic arrangements in lavender, white and pink tones were evenly spaced on the guest table to add visual interest. Votives were added through out the table to produce a warm, romantic glow.

The head table was adorned with 4 tall, rose encrusted candelabra that had been previously been used to decorate the four corners of the pool. Large and small votives were used to balance out the table.

It was truly a pleasure working on Angelina and David's wedding. The bride wanted a LOT of flowers, and she definitely got them! The end result was a lavish, warm and romantic floral design that could rival any Hollywood movie set.

Monday, August 23, 2010

David and Maggie

One of our very own decided to tie the knot! After 8 years of dating, David and Margaret celebrated their love with an intimate ceremony in Dana Point on August 14th, 2010.
The flowers for this Mexican themed wedding were a mix of orange,white and burgundy dahlia's and red daises.

David has been a dear friend and loyal employee for the past 10 years and we wish him a lifetime of good health, love and happiness with his beautiful bride Maggie.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Shannon and Phil

I got a really nice thank you note from Shannon that I wanted to share with everyone:


Thank you so much for everything you did to make our wedding day special! You were so helpful, patient, and flexible and I cannot thank you enough for everything. During such a stressful time, it was so reassuring to have someone like you to guide me and help me with everything you could. (not to mention the flowers were absolutely gorgeous!) I will remember the flowers forever- they absolutely made our wedding! Thank you!

Shannon and Phil

4-5 years ago I designed the flowers for Shannon's sisters wedding. When I met with Shannon for her own wedding, she was having lots of issues with her locations so I helped her through some of the issues and found solutions that everyone was happy about. Not only did we keep costs within her in budget, we created a floral design that, if I do say so myself, looked like it could have easily been twice what she budgeted for the flowers.

Thank you Shannon for allowing us to be apart of your wedding day!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Guide To What's In At The Mart Starring Faye-B

Presenting Faye: The Sunflower Princess
Faye and I took a trip down to the mart so I took a few quick snaps of all the beautiful flowers.

Make a pretty smile for Mommy!

I just love purple hydrangea.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Summer Favorite: The Dahlia

Summer greetings all! This past weekend we designed some centerpieces for a simple yet intimate wedding. We used seasonal dahlias in white, red and burgundy to create centerpieces that alternated between the low square vase and the tall branches. I took a few quick snaps with my cell, so I will be sure to post brighter, more detailed pictures soon.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Sample Centerpiece

Here are a few photos of a sample centerpiece that I am working on for a wedding that is taking place in a couple of weeks. The 4 ft. candelabra is covered in pink and lavender roses, white hydrangea and kale.

Friday, July 30, 2010

New Orchid Vendor At The Mart

I'm so excited that we have a new orchid vendor at the mart that I just had to snap a few quick photos to show all of you. If you see anything that suits your fancy, give us a call and it would be our pleasure to create a beautiful arrangement especially for you.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sneek Peak: Reception at the Athenaeum

Hello All! Here are a few pictures off my cellphone of a reception we did at the Athenaeum over the weekend. Better pictures (and more details) to follow!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Violet's 5th Birthday Party

Violet turned 5 yesterday and we threw a huge party on Sunday…..I have been planning, collecting and brainstorming since December. Everyone was greeted by Cheshire cat and balloons (yes, I painted him)

The birthday girl in her balloon crown.

Guests were offered a bit of Lemonade with a “drink me” tag to make everyone shrink- ok maybe just the adults to shrink- and fit through a bright yellow kids size door.

Here is the Mad Hatter’s tea party table. Pink pipe and drape canopy were hung with different color and style paper lanterns. A pink table cloth was laid and different style tea pots, tea cups and cookie jars with tags that said “try me” and "taste me” decorated the length of the table.

I added to my collection of chairs - most were free off the side of the road and enhanced with paint and re-upholstered colorful pads, some I already had. All the kids sat around it for cake, they were so cute.

The balloon guy was awesome and could make anything. He made me a queen of hearts hat. He even made an “O” “R” and “u” for my caterpillar (Whoooo are youooooo” ). The Caterpillar was painted by grandpa. The bubble machine behind the caterpillar mimicked smoke.

Here is a photo of me in my queen of hearts balloon hat. In the background is the bouncy. You can’t have a kid’s party without one. Our play equipment and airplane kept kids entertained.

Craig says "Aaarrrg"
The Wyoming pirate played a supporting role in Violet's Wonderland.

The face painter was awesome and very creative. Violet was painted like Cheshire cat.

Faye was a Cheshire cat too.

Whether by cup....

...or pot, tea was enjoyed by all.

Violet's Birthday cake was a two-tier, home made, Mad Hatter wonder.

Happy Birthday Violet!!!!