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!
The bridal bouquet featured lavender ocean song roses, purple stock, purple lisianthus and lavender eloquence roses.
I think this picture is so pretty!
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.
Here come the newlyweds!
Placecards were strung on an antique wrought iron room screen and framed with arching olive branches, purple stock, lavender roses and orchid blossoms.
- The cocktails featured simple and elegant glass garden urns filled with lavender ocean song roses, purple basil and olive branches.
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.
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.
Congratulations Alyssa & Brian!
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!
Crazy for Compotes
Favorite Fall 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.
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.
Another Chapel Design progressive blog post and I’m actually able to participate! This time we’re showing off our Thanksgiving/Fall inspired arrangements. Here’s one I did just for the post. Thanksgiving Buffet Collection I really wanted an opportunity to showcase this new pedestal & wire cloche I got for future events and what better than a … Continue reading
Inspired by the ever talented Jennie Love of Love N’ Fresh, I decided to try growing a cutting garden this year. I was a little disappointed that a lot of my plants didn’t take off, but was reassured it wasn’t me when Jennie told me it was a difficult year because of all the rain. … Continue reading
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.
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.
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.
The wrist corsages for the moms and reader.
And no post would be complete without a couple of pictures of the centerpieces!
The bride and groom’s sweetheart table arrangement.
The guest centerpiece
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!
Be sure to check out my fellow Chapel Designers’ compotes!
Isha Foss Events http://www.ishafoss.com/2012/05/floral-compotes.html
Alluring Blooms http://alluringblooms.com/ode-compote/.html
Floral Verde LLC http://floralverde.com/blog/?p=800
Flirty Fleurs http://www.flirtyfleurs.com/?p=9609
Celebration Florals http://bit.ly/K4Dkcz
Holly Heider Chapple Flowers LTD http://thefullbouquetblog.com/?p=20905
Exquisite Designs http://www.exqdesigns.com/blog/?p=1900
Petals & Hedges http://petalsandhedges.com/blog/?p=868
Bare Root Flora http://barerootflora.com/index.php/blog/45-the-art-of-the-compote-denver-wedding-flowers
Loda Floral Design http://lodadesigns.blogspot.com/2012/05/floral-compote-design.html
True Florette Floral Design http://trueflorette.com/succulents/the-compote
Courtenay Lambert Florals http://tinyurl.com/d4vugg8
Grapevine Floral Company http://grapevineinbloom.com/?p=228
Modern Day Floral http://moderndayfloral.com/blog/?p=4036
I thought I would share some of my past ceremony arrangements, aisle markers and wreaths!
One of my favorite ceremony pieces are these altar arrangements I did for a wedding at The Henry Ford Museum. They featured hydrangea, delphinium, calla lilies, roses and stock in white, lavender and purples.
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.
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.
I’ve been contemplating how, when and where to start my blog and then I realized it has to start somewhere so I might as well start it. I’ve had an exciting 2011 with moving my business from East Lansing, MI to Philadelphia, PA, putting together lots of weddings and most importantly my husband and I welcomed our little girl into the world. I can only imagine the adventures 2012 will bring as things start to really gear back up.
Already on the agenda for 2012 is the Chapel Designers School in NYC where I’ll join some amazing designers from around the country, one of my inspirations, Tara Guerard, will be meeting with us and if that wasn’t enough, I get to take a master floral design class at the FlowerSchool NY with Arielle Chezar! (I’m so excited I’m jumping out of my skin!) Not to mention all of the wonderful couples I get to design for.
It’s going to be a great year!