Tuesday, July 31, 2012

What kind of car are you...?

I love these photos so much that it got me thinkin' a little silly, but fun! Hmmm... three different cars with three different messages.  They all say it with flowers, but which one would i be?
a. Luxe on the go
b. Vintage chic
c. Mod tree hugger

Of course I would be Luxe on the go!  I couldn't resist having it all!
Which one would YOU be?

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Parona Farms bridal show..

 Summer bridal events are in full swing... Last night was my second show of the summer.  I have one bridal event a month scheduled for the rest of the year.  This one was at Parona Farms in Sparta, NJ.

Crazy... but during the drive there and back, periodically, I couldn't help but think of the movie 300 when Gerard Butler says "This is SPARTA!"....lol! So silly, I know, but that name.. I know you thought the same thing!

Ok.. back to the bridal show;  The venue was beautiful. I love their outdoor facility and the cobblestone entrance. The windows were beautiful too... What a nice transition from the vestibule to the courtyard. 

I'm hoping that one of the brides I met last night will give me the opportunity to design a wedding for them at this venue.  It really is a lovely place with huge possibilities. 

Thanks for having me Perona Farms!


Saturday, July 21, 2012

Saturday Flowers...

 I'm loving these Dahlias!  Today I paired them up with hydrangea and tangerine spray roses. 
This client wanted a colorful arrangement. Since I'm lovin' these dahlias so much, I used them again with the tangerine roses and added fuscia spray roses along with some bright yellow craspedia.  
Just wanted to share. Enjoy!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Saks Fifth Avenue Bridal Event...

Our first bridal event of the season @ Saks Fifth Avenue, Short Hills, NJ. We got an awesome response... which feels amazing!  It's crazy how much time is involved in planning and coordinating these things and they're over in a few hours. It went by so quickly too!  We met so many great brides to be who were very excited about planning their own special day.  I love to talk to the brides and see the glow in their eyes when they talk about their ideas or not 
so clear ideas...lol! It doesn't matter. That's my job and that's the best part. I am looking forward to meeting everyone again and having the opportunity to get to know them better.  I hope we can translate their dreams into reality. 
It seems that the colors we selected for this event were very appealing to a large group of brides.  Most of them said they wanted purple for their weddings. The darkest flower (Amnesia) and the blush just a few shades lighter (Quick Sand) are my absolute favorite roses. They are neutral shades I think work for any season. They were a hit! The brides loved the color combinations I used. Although, it was crazy how many people kept touching the flowers thinking they were artificial! They looked so beautiful... almost too perfect I guess... Hmmm..?! 
I designed this acrylic candelabra and had it laser cut, although I do admit, it's hidden.  Not intentional, but when I started to arrange the flowers the night before, it just organically went this way, so I went with it. I also had these mirrored containers made by IGO Displays and Alisa @ Creatively Engaged Stationary was so kind to make these menu cards for our table.  They were a hit for sure! It's all in the details...
These glass candleholders were also a hit to my surprise.  They're very popular and commonly used  for NY events.. NJ brides were really lovin' them!
I rented the linen,  glasses and plates... the amethyst glass worked perfectly with the flowers! 
Here is the menu card.. I single Phalaenopsis orchid was a simple and elegant touch.  Loved the silver starburst and snakeskin combo.
The eggplant callas and dusty miller were so beautiful I just couldn't resist... I had to do something with them, so I used them for the bouquet.  I added the red aspadistra leaves to the bouquet and so I used them in the table arrangements as well to tie in the rich color.  I thought it made the table arrangements less traditional, which  I like.
Here is Diana, Bloomflora's events manager... She thinking about how fabulous she would look in this beautiful dress...
So happy now.. It's a bit large for her, but its a gorgeous dress!  As soon as we began to set up, she was eyin' up that dress.
When the event was over we gave away the Phalaenopisis orchids to a few cool peeps we met at the event.   Very happy woman I must say..lol!
This is me... on the way out..
Thanks for stopping by...!!!