When you think weddings you often think certain colors go with certain season right?! Well... not so much! I love it when brides just go with what they love! If you love the colors that match your season then go for it but don't be afraid to break the norm and go with what you love! Just because you're having a Christmas wedding doesn't mean you just have to use greens, reds, white, and evergreens, and this wedding proves it! Two days before Christmas we did this lovely wedding full of peaches, greens, and creams! There was no red or green to be found, and guess what, It worked out perfectly! Oddly enough ,since this is Texas, the weather almost reflected the flowers at a wonderful 60 degrees. This weather was perfect for an outside winter wedding and was tremendously refreshing while installing their chapel piece. A chapel piece which quickly became one of my favorites! This grapevine swag had such a natural feel that just flowed with the venue, and the peach and cream roses made the installment pop!
As October rolls on so do the weddings! An this wonderful one wanted an elegant touch of peach in the best way possible, with David Austin Juliet Garden Roses! To roll with the bride's delectable color pallet silver brunia berries, cream ranunculus, cream lisianthus, dusty miller, and rosemary were added to her bouquet. As for hers bridesmaids peach spray roses, peach hypericum, brunia berries, dusty miller, and rosemary we mixed together to match this pleasing color pallet with that wildflower feel.
October is here and so are the weddings! This beautiful day consisted of Calla lily bouquets and roses with baby's breath for the walk down the aisle. Simple callas bring a wonderful air of elegance to any big day and this one was no exception!
One question I am always getting asked is what is my favorite flower, and for me that is one loaded question because I believe each flower has a different beauty in and of itself. However I do have certain favorites at times and currently one of those is Eryngium or as some know it, Sea Holly!! This flower is definitely not loved by all but I think it helps adds that special touch of blue and a wonderful texture to any bouquet, centerpiece, or floral piece.
So you say you want that wildflower feel and I'll probably say you should add some Eryngium in there! Not only can this blue beauty add texture and depth to your bouquet but add that something blue too!
Hello again friends!
Every wedding we work has a character of its own and this one is no exception! The lovely bride knew exactly what she wanted and that was stock! It fit her color scheme perfectly and added a simple elegance to her day! It never ceases to amaze me how using just one type of flower can give a big day that floral touch! So now we will share some pictures of that day and the abundance of stock involved.
The Bride's bouquet was composed of white stock with touches of dendrobium orchids, and the personal touch of having her grandmother's locket wrapped around the stems. (An idea that I just love!)
All of the bouts used stock blooms, white for the groom to match the bride, fuchsia for the groomsmen to match the bridesmaids, and a mix for colors for the family members.
Okay friends today I would love to share with you one the most special weddings I have done... my own! I took on the challenge and decided to do my own wedding flowers and am so glad I did because they turned out exactly how I wanted them to, full of fun and beauty!! Here are some pictures of my beautiful flowers on my special day including the bouquets, floral crowns, centerpieces, and bouts. Hope y'all enjoy them!
A HUGE thank you goes out to Jen and her hubby with Pink Light Images for their beautiful pictures!!! Please visit her blog at http://www.pinklightimages.blogspot.com/ to see more of her amazing work!!!
Hello friends!! It has been one busy springs so far! Each and every wedding I work has its own unique feel and one thing never seems to fail is how the flowers reflect the bride. This can especially be seen in the bride's own bouquet! Each time I craft one of these beauties the bride's personality comes out and really helps me to shape the rest of the flowers for the wedding. So if you don't know where to start just pick flowers and colors you like then let your florist help you pave the way for the rest of the flowers, just making sure it's something that says you!!
A beautiful mix of pinks and whites makes for a whimsical soft feel, and smells lovely on top of it.
Natural whites and blues wrapped in a little burlap for a rustic feel
A whimsical take on a classic tear drop bouquet made with white roses and English ivy nestled underneath.
A bright yellow and white mix with dusty miller rounding out the bottom for a fun and lighthearted feel.
Classic white bouquet with garden roses, standard roses, and hydrangeas... what could be more elegant.
A mix of orchids and stock gives a classic feel with an added family locket to make the bouquet something extra special.
Another year has past and we are now welcoming in 2014! We have so many glorious plans for this year, and to follow in this suit we got the chance to work a lovely rehearsal dinner. Besides just putting together the centerpieces for this dinner we got a chance to work in a new venue of sorts... PHOTOGRAPHY!! We hope that y'all enjoy our work, and theses photos of a beautiful night.
Hello again friends! So I often get asked the question "What should I put in my bqts!?" And here's my answer to you... your favorite flowers, colors, and something that you can afford. I will say that 75% of the time that perfect bqt that you find on Pinterest or Google will be out of your price range, but don't let that discourage you because it's a great starting point to get to something you want and is in your price range. It's all about talking it out with your florist, what is it that you love!? That's what we need to know to get your bqt perfect for your special day. And sometimes it just means spending more on your bqt and going a little less on the flowers for everyone else in your bridal party. Just like everything in life there's always a little give and take.
Now sometimes deciding what you like is the hardest part and that's why I am dedicating this blog to showing you the most common flowers put in wedding bqts and telling you a little bit about them.
After looking through all of these wonderful flowers, I know you can get overwhelmed but pick a few and see if they come in your colors. It always helps to know not only what you like but also what you don't! And even though some of these flowers are not traditionally available year round there is always a chance you can find them but just ready to pay a little more. Use the wonder of technology and Google or Pinterest your flowers, from there your florist can help make something that can be uniquely yours even if it just is a certain ribbon, flower mix, or a small brooch you'd like to add to your bqt. If you have questions ask!! Hope this helps friends and enjoy the upcoming holidays!!
Hello!! So I am very excited to share with y'all the wonderful opportunity we got last week! A couple of weddings ago I got the chance to work with a great and talented photographer, Alexandra with IXI.photography, and she suggested that we get together and do a bqt shoot. Of course I loved this idea and after juggling between our busy schedules we finally got the shoot done. After working with Alexandra I have learned a few things that everyone should take to heart.
One finding a great photographer to work with no matter what kind of event or shoot you are doing can chance the experience. So find one with a great personality and that you can easily communicate with so you not only end up with amazing pictures but someone you'd love to go back to! Speaking of the experience I had working with IXI.photography, I would recommend her to anyone!! We not only got great photos out of the experience but it was a wonderful evening of learning through each other. Second thing I learned is that no matter how great you are at photographing your own work, working with a professional is going to make a huge difference in what you see. So much more goes into photo editing than you can see, and that includes time. Much like floral work, photography is all done behind the scenes and what you see is the product of hours of hard work. I can say that personally my photos are good but when I put them next to a great photographer's like IXI.photography they can definitely look sub-par. All I can do now is share with you the great pictures that IXI.photography took for us and you can see the beauty for yourselves!! Enjoy and check out her web page if you love her work as much as we do!! IXI.photography
Busy Lil Bee Floral, College Station, Texas