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Coral and Red Wedding Bouquets

Tracy contacted me for her mid-May backyard wedding just a couple of months ago. At the time I was imagining lovely spring weather for my own backyard. But it's hard to imagine seeing grass, let alone having a wedding outside since we had 22 INCHES of snow last week (whatever, I'm over it). Luckily, I was just finishing up her flowers and these bright and fresh colors brought a lot of joy to my time spent on the inside; 2 days of a blizzard and then a day off of school makes it feel a little confined! Take a look at Tracy's backyard beauties!

The bridal bouquet is a mix of red, coral and ivory Peonies and Ranunculus. Because this backyard wedding is in California, I chose a brighter shade for her greens to give it a fresh West Coast vibe. 

When I started to come up with designs for Tracy, she gave me this helpful insight into what she was envisioning for her flowers:

My preferred color palette is shades of red with maybe some coral accents. Long story short, my father is Latino but my mother is Chinese and she raised me on her own. Red is the traditional Chinese wedding color, and I wanted to have red flowers as a nod to my mom, since overall my wedding is going to be more American styled.

The Matron of Honor bouquet matches the bridal bouquet with the red, coral and ivory Peonies and Ranunculus. Same greens and same red ribbon make for a great set!

Groom's boutonniere, Groomsman boutonniere, Mother's Corsage, Sister's Wristlet

I don't typically include a photo like this in my blog posts, but I thought it might be a good idea to show you how your flowers will come if you order boutonnieres and corsages. Each personal flower is labeled and pinned, so all you have to do is recruit a trustworthy friend or family member to hand out to the recipients.

Whether you are planning a big backyard wedding or maybe just a handful of special friends and family are celebrating you, custom silk wedding flowers are a great option. You get to be a part of the design process, receive pictures of your flowers in progress and see that you're getting exactly what you dreamed of. Thanks again to Tracy for allowing me to be a part of your big day!

If you are looking for more ideas for on unique color palettes check out this article about Your Go-To Color Palettes' For a Perfect Wedding.

Winter Perfection--Red & White Silk Wedding Flowers


Here in my neck of the woods, we just got our first major snowfall. Pretty crazy considering it came at the tail end of February--usually we are already up to our elbows in snow. This put me in the mood to showcase some beautiful pictures sent over from Michelle at Maida Photography of a wedding in a classic color scheme for winter. And since winter is almost over, I thought I'd better get on it!
Like I mentioned in this post, I've had lots of different color palettes, so doing a read and white one didn't feel like the same old, same old. And as you can see below the red wedding flowers really pop even against red dresses!
Bride Katie contacted me and set up a consultation back in August for her January 21st wedding. She liked the looks of Beth & Bryan's wedding flowers as well as Amanda's silk wedding flowers. So we designed a hybrid of the two styles and came up with these beautiful arrangements.

Katie carried red Roses, red Orchids, white Orchids, and Boxwood in her bouquet. Her girls carried solid red bouquets with both Roses and Orchids and finished off with a halo of Boxwood.


The happy couple!



Katie and her 'maids.

Thanks again to Katie for the opportunity to design such classy arrangements. And a great big thanks to Michelle Maida for sharing these beautiful pictures of my designer silk wedding flowers. If you are looking for a great photographer, head on over to her website and check her out.
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How to Avoid Wedding Flower Surprises

I was just reading the blog of Masterpiece Wedding Planners and they provided this pretty comical video of one of their wedding adventures.

Two things stood out to me as I watched:

1. The brides' bouquet looked similar to one I created recently; seen here:

Pink and Cream Peonies and Phaelonopsis orchids

2. The bridesmaids bouquets were not right the first time!

(Though props to Melissa for dealing with the florist's mistake and keeping her client happy when everything seemed to be falling apart.)

All this to say, I am proud that none of my brides have ever been surprised by their bouquets. Colors, flowers, styles have all been approved beforehand and they get to give input during the actual construction of their flowers. It is a fun process for everyone involved, and it gives brides the chance to help create each beautiful arrangement.

Even though things may not go perfectly smooth with your big day, you really can have peace of mind when it comes to your designer wedding flowers.

Inaugural Post

Welcome brides!

I am excited to start off this blog to coincide with my launch of my freshly expanded website. It has been a really great Spring so far, and I am excited about the buzz my business is generating. I am honored that you are checking things out and I am eager to help you design the flowers for your perfect wedding!

I want to say a special hello to the 4 new brides that decided to have me design their flowers in the last week. Can't wait to see what we come up with together!

I have to give credit for the artsy header to my good friends the Niebelings. They were good sports while I dragged them around a local park looking for the perfect shot to let the flowers speak for themselves. Thanks you two!

I have to say, I've been putting off doing this for a while, but I have a renewed vigor for blogging lately. In the past, I've seen great articles on wedding trends, flowers, and other interesting design tidbits and thought, "Gee, that would be perfect to talk with my clients about." And now, I'm here, I'm ready, I'm doing it.

My hope for this blog is to make more information accessible to my clients, post progress updates and pictures, have a venue for feedback, and just a fun place to delve deeper into the world of wedding flower design!

I love hearing your comments, so please feel free to interact with my posts. It's easy to subscribe, and any and all questions are welcome! And please keep checking back for exciting things to come!