Monthly Archives: June 2010

A Virtual Visit To Some Favorite Flower Shops

I just love discovering chic flower shops and studios. Here are a few of my favorites…

DSC_7605 Coriander GirlCoriander Girl in Toronto…

image2 La Maison des Roses LondonLa Maison Des Roses in London…

JP Flowers 028ss jane packer shop My Fleur JourneyJane Packer in London…

spring-boutique Beautiful BloomsBeautiful Blooms in Philadelphia…

store-560x420 saipuaSaipua in Brooklyn…

JP Flowers 016ss Jane Packer  shop My Fleur JouneyJane Packer

Do you have a favorite flower shop or studio? I’d love to hear about it!

 

 

Color Inspiration: Claret, Ruby, Scarlett

001Amelie_MegPerottiimage via Meg Perotti Photography

2jpg-aa-7d2484 sasha souzaimage via Sasha Souza

6a010534a9832e970b010536d83c3c970b yvonne designimage via Yvonne Design

23jpg-2a-92939e sasha souzaimage via Sasha Souza

012Amelie_MegPerottiimage via Meg Perotti Photography

aimeetroy33 JL DEsignsimage via JL Designs

reshmashah_06 andrena photoimage via Andrena Photography

F1070021 moss industry floristimage via Moss Industry Florist

DSC_1472 art with natureimage via Art With Nature

center03 botanicalsimage via Botanicals

web22 art with natureimage via Art With Nature

newport-beach-wedding-photography-06 jessica claireimage via Jessica Claire Photography

 Nearly every time I write a post, I get to the end and think about how I would definitely use this color or this style or this idea if I were getting married now. I guess it’s a good thing I’m already married and don’t have to make these choices because today is no different…I would definitely use red. Yesterday I would have chosen white. Tomorrow I’m sure it will be another palette. No wonder I have so much fun writing this blog…I can choose something new everyday!

Happy Tuesday!

 

       

Floaters

_DSC9608 wild at heart nikki tibblesimage via Wild at Heart

8 ahnimage via Designs by Ahn

candles-small michelle rago Ltdimage via Michelle Rago Ltd 

jmw018 jen krollimage via Jen Kroll Photography

image via Wild at Heart

kelseyandkarl136 the treasured petalimage via The Treasured Petal

marisarobert17 JL Designsimage via JL Designs

JP Flowers 137s My Fleur Journeyimage via My Fleur Journey

The picture of the arrangement floating in the pool reminds me of a funny incident. We were doing the flowers for a poolside engagement party and the hostess wanted several floating arrangements in the pool. We created three “floaters” and got to the site to set up. We placed the arrangements in the pool and they would float to the side over and over. The desire was to have them stay put in the middle. It became obvious to us that we would have to tie them to the drain in the bottom of the pool. I was wearing a skirt and sandals…not exactly swimming attire. Time was ticking and I was getting a little flustered. Then one of the guys who worked at the estate had an idea. He said, “I’ll be right back…let me run to my truck!” He disappeared through the hedges and returned…in scuba gear! He jumped in the pool (in the scuba gear!) and tied the floating arrangements to the drain in the bottom of the pool. I still owe that guy!

Sometimes, with all the planning in the world, you just can’t foresee every obstacle…

Welcome to a brand new week of flowers…thanks for stopping by…I appreciate you so much!

      

Revisiting White

Yesterday I received the sweetest email from a bride-to-be asking about flowers for her all white wedding next spring in New Orleans…which got me thinking…again…about white. So, here’s to you, Heather!

Pure_3_LL belle fleur…fringed tulips…

image via Belle Fleur

05FrancesJK_ISESWEDDING2009 bella fiori…submerged gerberas…

image via Bella Fiori

6a00d8354bd35a53ef00e55214fff58833-640w blooms by martha andrewsi…love the draping effect of the lilac…

image via Blooms by Martha Andrews

6a010534a9832e970b0120a778d03a970b-500w  yvonne designi…a bit modern…would love to see the reactions of the guests entering this space…looks like a magical cocoon…

image via Yvonne Design

009 Mi Belle Inc Photography…roses and more roses…perfect….

image via Mi Belle Photography

39 JL Designs…tulips…ruffled just like her skirt…

image via JL Designs

12_lily-copy louloudi…lily of the valley…

image via Louloudi

100layercake jose villa…love this bouquet…looks freshly gathered from the cutting garden…more tulips for Heather…

image via 100 Layer Cake and Jose Villa Photography

0248 jeff greenough…callas and lily of the valley…

image via Jeff Greenough Photographers

3961914131_051242a250_o caroline tran…strands of orchids and crystals…

image via Caroline Tran Photography

Contracts-shots-041 wild at heart nikki tibbles …modern and sophisticated…love the chair…

image via Wild at Heart

Emily-Pete Wedding 050 lillabello blogspot…white peonies…sigh…

image via Lilla Bello Studio

kevin14 beautiful blooms (over 100 steph)…over 100 stems of stephanotis…sweet…

image via Beautiful Blooms

lovett_hall_wedding25 jessica johnston photography…hydrangeas and orchids…a more traditional feel…

image via Jessica Johnston Photography

miaclay1 JL Designs…pure white…I see peonies, ranunculus, callas and tulips…love the total absence of color…

image via JL Designs

WedGallery_LG_02 rountree flowers…lilac and orchids…

image via Rountree Flowers

upimage_1269023244_491 james christianson…get me some oxygen…I can’t breathe…look at those chandeliers!

image via James Christianson Photography

MONDO108-1  mondo floral designs au…beautiful freesia…a favorite fragrant flower…

image via Mondo Floral Designs

greyyellowwedding12 hazelnut photography…fabulous wedding gown…fabulous anemones…

image via Hazelnut Photography

So there you have it…a little white inspiration…inspired by Heather.

Hope you all have a great weekend!

 

 

Amazing Cakes

Ok, ok, ok…I know some of these cakes don’t even have flowers on them, but they’re just so amazing I had to share them with you…

15 Sweet and Saucy…wish I could get married again just to have this cake…look at the detail in those circles…

image via Sweet and Saucy

53 carla ten eyke photo and blush floral ct…love the vibrant colors and flower choices in this topper…and the icing swirls make me want to poke my finger in the cake for a taste…

image via Carla Ten Eyck Photography and Blush Floral Design

19jpg-10a-fba368 sasha souza…don’t know if I could bring myself to eat a strawberry and mess up the perfect symmetry of this “cake”…so interesting…

image via Sasha Souza

57 simply bloom photo…raspberry pink never looked sooo beautiful…

image via Simply Bloom Photography

121 Sweet and Saucy …hand painted motif and sugar orchids…did you hear that?!…sugar orchids…astounding…

image via Sweet and Saucy

0726_c2010TanyaMalottPhotography wild at heart nikki tibbles…every guest gets his/her own miniature cake…amazing…wish I were invited…

image via Wild at Heart

0736ChristineKemp08 bella fiori…simplicity is always chic…

image via Bella Fiori

009524-R01-025 flowerwild…perfect for a woodland wedding…so striking and unique…

image via Flower Wild

ACF6CB millie holloman…clouds of white hydrangeas…pure and simple…

image via Mille Holloman Photography

CakeDisplay hidden garden …love the simplicity of the cake against the lush floral table topper…side note: check out the bar area!

image via Hidden Garden

collage6 Lilla Bello Studio …black (or brown?) and white…striking…

image via Lilla Bello Studio

img_5162web simply bloom photo…a tower of cupcakes…yum…

image via Simply Bloom Photography

leilatony12 JL Designs…love everything about this photo…

image via JL Designs

openhouse4 salt harbour designs…never seen anything like this cake…just love it…

image via Salt Harbor Designs

unveiled-024-682x1024 isari flower studio blog - Sweet and Saucy…can’t get over how perfectly flawless and unique Sweet and Saucy cakes are…

image via Isari Flower Studio and Sweet and Saucy

Hey, you guys…the weekend is within sight!