Monthly Archives: May 2010

Mixed Bouquets

For some reason mixed bouquets always make me crazy with anxiety when I’m asked to create one. Monochromatic bouquets come easy…bouquets in varying, but tight, palettes come easy…but getting a bouquet with many flower varieties and colors “just right” usually escapes me.  So…when I see a perfect (in my opinion) mixed bouquet, it’s a beautiful thing!

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  image via Paul Johnson Photography

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  I am seriously impressed with these bouquets…such talent! I did notice one thing while writing this post…none of these bouquets have “filler” flowers…only high quality flowers with interesting textures…peonies, billy balls, zinnias, gomphrena, orchids, hydrangeas, callas, tulips, lisianthus…no wonder I love them…I hate filler!

Have a great Memorial Day weekend…hope you all get a three day weekend…you deserve it!

Favorite Wedding Cakes

…some with fresh flowers, some without…

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155_CJDustin_Wayfarers_Wedding Meg Perottiimage via Meg Perotti Photography210 sweet and saucy sugar orchid!!…I think this orchid is made of sugar, but I still can’t believe it! 

image via Sweet and Saucy

ACF2789 Lisa Lefkowitz Photographyimage via Lisa Lefkowitz Photography

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carissabrian52 JL Designs (her very own wedding)image via JL Designs

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  Which is your favorite? I’m really glad I’m already married because I don’t think I could choose just one wedding cake or one bridal bouquet or one wedding theme or one color palette! I see dozens of each that I am truly taken by every day while writing this blog. So many creative wedding vendors…so many talented photographers to capture their creations!


A Floral Boutique

I’m loving Coriander Girl, a floral boutique in Toronto…owned and operated by Alison Westlake. From the charming storefront…

theshop_(01) coriander girl …to the shop retail space…I love every part.

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Alison created a dream of a workspace…couldn’t you get in touch with your floral creativity here?

theshop_(03) coriander girl Just look at what she creates in her shop…

flowers_(04) coriander…and check out the gift card! Wouldn’t you be thrilled to receive a delivery from Coriander Girl?

DSC_6952.JPG coriander girl  Here’s to you, Alison!

theshop_(17) You’ve created a beautiful boutique and I wish I lived closer to Toronto…

Still Crazy For Callas

…after all this time!

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I hope you all don’t get tired of seeing callas at the Brouhaha (I know you don’t, Janice)…I just can’t help myself! Callas are just so architectural, sophisticated and modern…I’m smitten…

What’s your favorite color of Calla? Pure white, sunset orange, bi-color purple and white, melon, rose, aubergine? I can’t choose. I love them all!

Have a great Tuesday…