Thursday, November 19, 2009

Inspirador's Big Night

Thursday night was the Grand Opening of the Inspiration Lounge at Inspirador.

We were asked to bring a centerpiece for a masculine sweetheart table.

Our table was right outside and I heard a lot of great things about the flowers!

I knew we would have teal as a table accent with silver pieces. I found nothing even remotely teal at the flower supplier today so I went with something that made my heart happy: purple and yellow.

The contrast is amazing and they work so well together.

Of course no Butterfly Petals piece is complete without some succulents. Look how cute those little echeverias are!

The centerpiece of our design featured a "lamp" with a succulent lampshade and submerged Picasso and deep purple calla lilies. I also included the little cute "Billy Balls" for a pop of yellow. The lamp actually lit and as the sun set the submerged callas had a soft, romantic glow thanks to some fancy LED lighting.

The two side arrangements featured yellow pincushion protea, succulents, the purple and Picasso callas, Billy Balls, scabiosa and the cute fiddlehead fern curls.

The handsome model even had his own little succulent boutonniere.

A Farm Fresh Wedding

For once I'm actually relatively on top of updating this thing! :) Life has been crazy but I can't complain too much. Crazy means I get to do the job I love and I get to do a lot of it.

Mary's November 14th wedding took place at the Farm at South Mountain. If you have a rustic, country or just outdoorsy wedding, this is an awesome venue! And what a great fall day! We actually had some nice temperatures, the trees out there were changing color a bit--gorgeous!

Mary's theme revolved around rustic elements like succulents and vegetation. Each guest took home a custom designed seed packet with planting directions.

I was thrilled to bring this unique, fun vision to life.

I unfortunately didn't shoot any pictures of the gorgeous bouquet! I really hope Mary contacts me when her pro pics come in! It was rustic and lovely with fall flowers and succulents. Take my word for it--it was great! :)

I did however try to shoot all the details. We used Mason jars for centerpieces and ceremony accents, we used fresh vegetables and herbs in the centerpieces, and of course each table had its own succulent!

To keep the farm fresh them alive I used parsley as a greenery in her ceremony chairs.

My brave husband stood on a folding chair to hang the awesome Mason jar arch on the Farm's blooming pergola.

Each table tied to Mary's seed packets and each had a different theme. Some of my favorites were mini pumpkins, kale, artichokes and asparagus!

Here's the mini pumpkin table:

The artichoke table:

The asparagus table:

Finally I created a cake topper featuring large succulents and all the rustic flowers we used in the big day. There were dahlias, ranunculus, and one of my favorites--chocolate cosmos. They smell like chocolate--what could be better?

A beautiful farm fresh event!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Inspiration Lounge Grand Opening

I'm excited for the Inspiration Lounge's Grand Opening at Inspirador.

We'll provide flowers in a couple spots this time around. There's food, champagne, lots of vendor information. In fact, it's a one-stop-shop for invites, florists, DJs, caterers, you name it, you'll be able to find the information you need to plan your big day!

It should be a great time!

Come on out and see us Thursday night!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Flowers Uncut

In the midst of crazy wedding season it's nice to take time to sit down and catch anything on the old television. Most of the time it's DVR with three-week-old episodes of Mad Men, but this week I got to catch a new show: TLC's Flowers Uncut with Jeff Leatham.

I am in love.

What makes a florist's heart sing but lovely, gorgeous, succulent, over-the-top flower arrangements? Jeff Leatham is a very talented designer and I was so pleased that the show not only showcased his personality and some lovely arrangements but it also showed the behind-the-scenes stuff.

Yes ladies this is what all of us go through to pull off even the smallest events. The end result is gorgeous, getting there is a ride!

Here are some of my favorite designs from this week's episodes. And just because his clients are celebrities and dignitaries, it doesn't mean you can't be inspired and pull off some of these awesome designs for your big day!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Lost and Found

By some random, happy circumstance I discovered saved professional pictures from a wedding I did last summer.

Teddi had a rich color scheme of chocolate brown and red. We used red callas, red roses and gerbera daisies with dark centers to complete the look. Whimsical fiddlhead fern added texture and another chocolate pop the bouquet.

The professional pictures were by StaciaLynn Photography

I love the close-up of the bride's bouquet and mom's wrist corsage.

I also love stumbling across lost photos of my work! :) I promise we're working hard on the website and should have a lot more professional photography soon!