Monthly Archives: November 2009

Latte Love

Good Morning! A cup of latte brought these photographs to mind this morning… 

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 …so many parts to love…monochromatic linens and seat cushions, clean lines, and a LONG seating arrangement…

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…ranunculus, dusty miller, hellebores and blushing bride…stunning!

(image via Stoneblossom)

555516634_yQrpc-L fred marcus photography …Ivanka’s wedding cake designed by Sylvia Weinstock

(image via Fred Marcus Photography)

 

brooch stoneblossom …love the matching sash and bouquet wrap… and the perfect shape of that bouquet…

(image via Stoneblossom)

Thank you to all who have left a comment this week. I love writing this blog and it makes it even more rewarding when you join in the Brouhaha! Have a great weekend…

 

The Women Who Keep Me Young

Last night two of my favorite people came over to have a fun girls’ night watching Flowers Uncut. Emily and Jenny worked as designers for Bliss Flower Studio and I LOVE spending time with them. For one thing they are both considerably younger than I am so they bring me up to speed on life as we NOW know it (in other words, we’re not in the 80’s or 90’s anymore). They introduced me to blogging and Anthropologie and Etsy. They make me laugh and, so, I was excited to watch the show with fellow designers knowing there would be lots of laughter.

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I settled in with Emily (in the middle) and Jenny (on the right) to watch the show and guess what? None of us checked the TV schedule to discover the show wasn’t even on last night! Oh, well. We had plenty to talk about and a plate of cookies so we still had a great visit. I miss these gals so much…

They are both super talented and made my life SO much easier on wedding weekends… 

2008 06 28 025 edit2  Emily offered to bring along a floral-designer friend one busy wedding weekend and Jenny was a part of Bliss from that day on! She was the calm in a sea of hysteria (mostly my hysteria). We were all blessed by her and now she  has gone on to start her own floral design business…

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Emily stepped into the picture just as my business was taking off and relieved me of so much stress. She is creative, responsible and talented. She brought tons of laughter and joy to the studio. Emily has gone on to become a mother and start a photography business called Emme B. Photography. I knew she had an eye for photography when I was struggling to take a picture of some bouquets at a wedding. Em walked up, asked to use the camera and snapped this photo…

fritz 4-07 110crop  … I was trying to center the bouquets and get the green mold OUT of the frame! Check out her website to see her portfolio…

Great seeing you girls! Maybe next time we’ll check the TV schedule…

Favorite Cakes

I have to share two cakes with you that blew me away…one a picture of tailored simplicity and the other an elaborate floral fantasy…

cakejosevilla1 bellissima vita blog …of course we all love that peony bouquet, too!

(image via Bellissima Vita)

091005_0082-pelican-hill-wedding details details …can you believe this?! I could stare at it all day!

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I must admit that I am constantly amazed at the talented designers I run across in print and on the web. Each day is exciting for me as I sit down to write this blog. So many gorgeous images, so many gifted designers, so much to write about….

Happy Wednesday!

Ceremony Style

I love the way you can read the personality of a couple by the decor they choose for their ceremony site…

0393-details details details …a shower of phalaenopsis orchids and a very unique floral fleur de lis…

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erica-travis-montage-aaron-delesie-06 enchanted florist …floral trees in modern planters and a beautiful serpentine pattern of flower petals…

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IMG_2592 worcester florist sprout …modern circles of pave’ flowers…

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mimidetails_16 details details …troughs of flowers and whitewashed branches teamed with stark white…

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NeutralSleek9 brassavolas …perfect simplicity to compliment a unique venue…

(image via Brassavolas Floral Couture)

readimage.aspx altar white coby neal …architectural arrangements overlooking the water…

(image via Coby Neal)

Which one comes closest to reflecting your style?

Lounging on the Lawn

Remember the days when a wedding was followed by a cake, punch, nuts and mints reception in the church parlor? Ok, that was a while ago and I’m sure many of you don’t even know what I’m talking about. Weddings have come a long way since then. Mints  and nuts were really no incentive to stay at the reception for more than an hour. Now we have parties that last well into the night and often resume for brunch the next day…so you can get comfortable because you’re staying a while!

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…pink tufted chairs on the lawn…just seems like you’re getting away with something that you would have gotten in trouble for as a kid…

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177785 stoneblossom …love those huge flower balls and all the white leather furniture…guess if the party lasts past your bedtime you could sleep right there on that chaise…

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Glad to have another week with you all! Thanks for stopping by the Brouhaha…