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!!!!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Andrea and Robert

Andrea, Robert & Baby Isabella

Andrea had a vision of a Miami style, Great Gatsby themed wedding and graciously left it up to me to interpret her dream! To appeal to her Miami, contemporary side, a classic white color palette with pops of yellow were chosen. Art-Deco inspired furnishings, black & white damasks patterned linens and mirrored tables alluded to the Great Gatsby theme.

Andrea and Robert were married at a beautiful beach estate in Malibu. Yellow rose petals lined the aisle while the white canopy with a suspended chandelier framed the ocean in the distance.

The bride's bouquet was an asymmetrical nosegay of white phalaenopsis orchids, white tea roses and white peonies. The exposed stems with a band of ivory silk ribbon and a silver broach added a touch of vintage detail. The bridesmaid's bouquets were a mix of yellow vanda and cymbidium orchids wrapped with platinum silver ribbon.

Baby Isabella had her own floral wand of yellow vanda and cymbidium orchids. When I had first met Isabella, she wasn't walking yet and Andrea was hoping that she could walk down the aisle during the ceremony. Isabella could walk by the time the wedding date arrived, however she decided to stride the aisle in the arms of Grandma.

The swooped white couch and mirrored table beneath the white canopy alludes to the glamour and decadence of the 1920's.

The bride and groom enjoy their first dance on the black dance floor. Black and white damask linen runs the length of the table while floral arrangements of white hydrangea, white lilies, white roses and white orchids adorn the table.

Pops of yellow also appeared on the dinning table. The white centerpieces were in mirrored vases with votives all around to reflect light onto the table.

The wedding party enjoys themselves under the warm glow of crystal chandeliers that were hung from the trees.

The name of this band escapes me, but they definitely rocked the house! They played songs from the 70's and they looked great in their Miami white suits.

Special Thanks to: Gianna Provenzano from GP Events and John Boone Photography.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Natasha and David

It was an absolute joy to work with the lovely bride Natasha and her Mother Janis. Natasha and Janis make a perfect team! The Marie Antoinette theme perfectly matched Natasha’s desire for a girly, richly textured and ornate ceremony. The romantic bouquet of cream peonies, cream garden roses and mini gardenias gave a classic touch while the collar of thin white feathers played to the bride's girly side.

Natasha + David = Most in love couple

The pair exchanged vows in the picturesque gardens of The Richard Nixon Library. The altar was adorned with manicured topiaries placed on top of coordinating pedestals. Lush, pave styled arrangements of white and blush roses, white hydrangea and green hanging amaranthus decorated the base of the topiaries.

The adorable flower girls held white tea rose nosegays accented with small white feathers.

White and pink rose petals adorn the bride's and groom's path to wedded bliss.

One step in to the wedding hall and you were immediately transported to the royal palace of Versailles. Each of the twenty tables were lined with three different linens of varying textures and colors. Tall gold candelabras with lush and full arrangements of pink, blush and cream roses, white hydrangea and green hanging amaranthus added beauty to the dining tables.

Special thanks to:
Molly from Mathieu Photography and Ashley from Agape Planning
for helping us create and capture the classic elegance of Natasha and David's special day!