Alyssa & Brian’s September Wedding

Alyssa & Brian’s September Wedding at the Manor House at Prophecy Creek featured a variety of purple and lavender flowers. Inspired by a modern vineyard theme the centerpieces were designed with olive branches, fresh lavender, hydroponic eloquence spray roses, lavender ocean song roses, kale rosettes and willow eucalyptus in aged dark wood boxes.

ME Photo & Design took the most beautiful pictures of this wedding.  Thank you so much Meagan for sharing them with us!

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The bridal bouquet featured lavender ocean song roses, purple stock, purple lisianthus and lavender eloquence roses.

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I think this picture is so pretty!

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Framing the bride and groom were two large arrangements featuring lavender and purple larkspur, dark purple stock, lavender roses and olive branches. Pomanders of lavender and purple carnations hung from the pews.

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Here come the newlyweds!

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Placecards were strung on an antique wrought iron room screen and framed with arching olive branches, purple stock, lavender roses and orchid blossoms.

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The cocktails featured simple and elegant glass garden urns filled with lavender ocean song roses, purple basil and olive branches.
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The sweetheart table featured an aged dark wood box filled with purple orchids, lavender roses, purple stock, fresh lavender and kale rosettes accented with olive branches.

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The guests’ tables featured a lantern wrapped with eucalyptus branches, lavender spray rose branches and orchid blossoms and flanked by two small arrangements comprised of roses, dahlias, purple basil and olive branches in moss wrapped containers.

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Congratulations Alyssa & Brian!

2013 was a busy year!

And because we were mad crazy with weddings we missed some of our work featured on one of our favorite blogs “Botanical Brouhaha”.  To see our designs along with the other talented designers check out the links!

Dusty Miller 

Crazy for Compotes

Favorite Fall Designs

Mantle Designs

What a Floral Designer Does with Leftovers

We’ll be adding lots of pictures from our 2013 season shortly.  In the meantime, check out this beautiful picture from Sarah Miller Photography of Mara & Jamie’s October wedding at the Philadelphia Racquet Club.

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Mara & Jamie’s tall centerpieces featured an organic, yet formal composition of purple hybrid delphinium, dark pink larkspur, magenta stock, raspberry dahlias accented with bay leaves and olive branches.


Lindsay & Mike – A Sneak Peak

I absolutely loved working with this couple!  I first have to thank Janet Martineau from Floral Verde for passing my name along to Mike while sitting next to him on a plane.  Mike & Lindsay got in touch with me and the rest is history!  Their ceremony was at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church  and The Arts Ballroom in Philadelphia.  I have to say I am so excited to see the professional photos.

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The bridal bouquet featured open white spray roses, blush parrot tulips, white mini cymbidium orchid blossoms, light pink garden roses and dusty miller foliage. To add some additional embellishment we added satin and lace ribbon in different shades of soft white, ivory, blush.

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The bridesmaids had vintage inspire bouquets featuring blush parrot tulips, sweet eskimo roses, light pink mini cymbidium orchids and open white spray roses accented with dusty miller foliage. The stems were wrapped with a base of gold satin and covered with lace.

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The wrist corsages for the moms and reader.

And no post would be complete without a couple of pictures of the centerpieces!

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The bride and groom’s sweetheart table arrangement.

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The guest centerpiece

The Classic Compote Arrangement

You’ve seen them everywhere, compote arrangements.  Martha Stewart even posted last week about the popularity of these gorgeous beauties.  During our excursion to NYC for the Chapel Design School we even got the opportunity to take “The Art of the Compote” with the oh so talented Ariella Chezar at the  FlowerSchool NY.  So to celebrate it’s popularity and beauty the Chapel Designers all designed a compote arrangement to share with the world!

I used one of my favorite glass compotes.  It’s simple and though you can’t see it, the top is scalloped.  It’s so pretty.  I love the textured ruffles of parrot tulips so of course, I had to include them, as well as the some lush juliet roses, and pops of pink spray roses.  I used a bed of white hydrangea to fill in since I didn’t want too much in the way of foliage for this one.  To complete the look I added some brunia berries as well as velvety dusty miller to accent the blooms.  I hope you like it!

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Be sure to check out my fellow Chapel Designers’ compotes!

Isha Foss Events

Alluring Blooms

Floral Verde LLC

Flirty Fleurs

Celebration Florals

Holly Heider Chapple Flowers LTD


Exquisite Designs

Petals & Hedges

Bare Root Flora

Loda Floral Design

True Florette Floral Design

Courtenay Lambert Florals

Grapevine Floral Company

Modern Day Floral

Arrangements I Love

Valentine’s got me thinking about all of the things I love about working with flowers.  Since I didn’t start this blog until recently I want to share some of my favorite past arrangements.

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This was actually the place card table arrangement for my wedding. I wanted something large and dramatic, so I clustered pedestal vases together and filled them with sprays of long white hawaiian dendrobium orchids, orange buffalo mokara orchids, sword fern and hanging amaranthus.

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A Winter One-derland!

Last weekend my sweet baby girl turned 1.  I can’t even put into words how special this last year has been for us as we watched her go from a tiny, helpless newborn to a running, laughing toddler.  We had a little get together to celebrate and, of course, I couldn’t resist having a little fun!

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I wanted something fun for her to look at so my husband and I made lots of paper chain garland.

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Steph & Steve’s Fall Wedding at Cairnwood Mansion

This wedding was near and dear to my heart.  Stephanie worked for me at the flower shop when she was in college and I remember when she first went out with Steve.  I was lucky enough to see them grow as a couple over the years and I can honestly say they are perfect for each other.  When they got engaged I was so excited she asked me to do the flowers.  I was even more excited when she told me the reception was going to be at Cairnwood.  Stephanie has impeccable taste so I knew I was going to have some fun!  Details are below.

Her inspiration: vintage milk glass to match the mansion’s setting

Her colors: green and ivory with a pop of raspberry against accents of gray/silver

Her favorite flowers: orchids, calla lilies, garden roses and hydrangea

Her other fabulous vendors I got to work with: Ryan Schwartz Wedding Photography & Robert Fair Catering

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A beautiful view of Cairnwood from the grounds.

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