Monthly Archives: April 2011

Which Bouquet, Kate?

…that’s the question curious floral designers have been contemplating all week. I’ve been up since 4am waiting to see it and…it’s petite!

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…breathtaking bride…


…our first glimpse of the bouquet…


…sophisticated and tailored…and much more manageable than Diana’s dress and bouquet 30 years ago…

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…the trees lining the aisle are the only floral element large enough for me to really see in the TV coverage of Westminster Abbey…

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…Diana would be so proud of her boys…the mom in me is tending to notice the absence of Diana seeing her boy get married more than the flowers…

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…leaving Westminster Abbey…

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…the newlyweds…

What did you think of The Bouquet? What about the flowers in general? The word that comes to mind for me is…understated…for a Royal Wedding, that is…

I did spot some viburnum, orchids and, what appeared to be, bleeding heart in the green and white altar arrangements. What did you spot?


More Tall Centerpieces

So many tall centerpieces to love…had to divide the pictures into two posts…hope you enjoy them and feel inspired…

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image via Jessica’s Country Flowers

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image via Panacea Flowers

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image via Just Bloomed

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image via Beautiful Blooms

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image via Love and Splendor

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image via Tantawan Bloom

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image via Yvonne Design

image via Caroline Tran Photography

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image via Bella Flora

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image via The Flower House

How many of you are planning to watch the Royal Wedding? I found these articles (here and here and here and here) interesting…can you imagine the pressure Shane Connolly is under today as he makes final preparations for the wedding? He says he will treat it “like any other wedding”…is that really possible?

We ought to have a lot to talk about tomorrow!

Working Designer Wednesday: The Face Behind The Design

Do you ever wonder who created a beautiful design? I love to see the designer behind a design I admire…to put a face with a name. I thought it would be fun for us to make that connection today…

Krista Jon

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Tony @ Datura

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Carissa @ JL Designs

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McKenzie Powell


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Natalie Bowen


Rebecca McEntee and Jack Chase

Belinda @ Wild Acre Flowers 

Belinda actually grows the flowers she uses in her designs…

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Nikki Tibbles @ Wild at Heart

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What do you think? Does it help you appreciate the beautiful designs more fully when you know the face behind the talent?

One other thing…I saw this printed tape and just had to share it with you! Justin & Mary Marantz use it on their packaging and I love it!

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You can find it at here.

Hope your Wednesday is fabulous! Thanks for stopping by…I appreciate it so much…

Flowers + Feathers

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image via Holly Heider Chapple Flowers

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image via Branches Floral Design

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image via Botanica Floral Designs

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image via Orange Girl Photographs

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image via Erin Volante Floral and Epaga Foto

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image via Holly Heider Chapple Flowers


image via Flora Bella and Emma Freeman Photography

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image via Hana Floral Design and Adeline & Grace Photography

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image via Sara Gray Photography

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image via La Martine

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image via Steven Bruce Designs

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image via Botanica Floral Designs

Happy Tuesday!

My Favorite Vase Shape

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image via Krista Jon

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image via Stoneblossom

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image via Bella Fiori and Autumn Burke Photography

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image via Chive (the 24 hole flute)

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image via Stoneblossom

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image via Hilary Miles Flowers

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image via JL Designs

Fall Wedding Details heavenly blooms

image via Heavenly Blooms

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image via Dandelion Ranch

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image via Ovando

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image via Pygmalion Design

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image via Dandelion Ranch

What’s your favorite vase shape?

On a personal note…Jenny came to Texas last weekend for a visit…all the way from her new home in Seattle! We miss you, Jenny…and it was great to see you!


Happy Monday!