Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Color Inspiration: Pink + Black

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Kelly34 cori cook floral designimage via Cori Cook Floral Design

vdaypopup18 JL Designsimage via JL Designs

JA_Wedding_CPD136 erin volante flowersimage via Erin Volante Floral

29 sweet and saucyimage via Sweet and Saucy

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         Happy Tuesday!

Monday, November 29, 2010

My Favorite Calla

Something about this deep eggplant calla is almost hypnotic to me…

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purple-flowers flowers on marsimage via Flowers on Mars

restroom beautiful bloomsimage via Beautiful Blooms

WedGallery_LG_46 rountree flowersimage via Rountree Flowers

Interlaken_Inn_Wedding_105 justin marantz photoimage via Justin Marantz Photography

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I know I’m in good company in my love of this calla because it was the most requested calla by my brides and clients over the years…

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! So glad you stopped by today…

Friday, November 26, 2010

Which Bouquet?

The Dress…

lucy little white dress amsale…the “Lucy” from The Little White Dress Collection by Amsale

The bouquets…

Bouquet #1

Robbie-Honey-1.jpg_e_d28a5fb0168e4316ef0bae1aa3444c23robbie honey wedding magazine uk image via Robbie Honey

Bouquet #2

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Bouquet #3

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Which would you choose?

I’m loving your responses to this post each week! Thanks so much for playing along and giving great insight into your choices. Last week we had a very close finish between these two bouquets…

holly chapple


…in fact, the finish was so close that I’m not even sure which one you picked so we’ll call it a tie!

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! Meet you back here on Monday with more flowers…

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving


What I’m thankful for today…

  • the love and support I receive every day from my amazing husband and children
  • the laughter in our house
  • our health
  • God’s grace
  • friends who understand me
  • and, of course, the readers who keep this blog fun and interesting for me with their comments each day

Hope ya’ll have a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Something about the Hitched Maids shop that I spotted on The Full Bouquet appeals to me and I think it’s the beautiful array of colors so perfectly displayed in the quaint space…

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The shop reminds me of these fun and colorful photos…

birch-bark-vases-gladiola-scabiosa-centerpieces-580x386 the sweetest occasionimage via The Sweetest Occasion

diy-tin-can-vases-centerpieces-affordable-wedding-reception-idesa-580x390 the sweetest occasionimage via The Sweetest Occasion

fungames-0060 bunch studioimage via Bunch Studio

jb-08 marlin munoz photoimage via Marlin Munoz Photography

Volante 27 john deprisco photo and erin volanteimage via John Deprisco Photography and Erin Volante Floral 

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jj5 adrienne gunde photoimage via Adrienne Gunde Photography

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Don’t forget to have fun while you’re preparing for Thanksgiving (I’m mainly talking to myself!)…I might tend to get stressed over all the details that go into getting ready for the holiday…

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

For Those Of You Still Wondering…

…what was in this funky bouquet from last week’s post…


…Tony Palmieri AIFD from Datura was kind enough to email me with the answer! The bouquet was created by his associate, Catherine Epright AIFD, using ornamental peppers. If you love this bouquet, you should check out the Datura website and blog. Prepare to be entertained…Tony and Cat think “out of the box” when designing and deliver some of the most artistic designs I’ve seen.

Thanks, Tony! Inspiring work, Cat!


Tulips To Love

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tulipbouquet last petal austinimage via Last Petal

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yellow-and-orange-tulips-roses-freesia-Françoise-Weeksimage via Francoise Weeks

WestlakeVillageInnWedding-13 hazelnut photoimage via Hazelnut Photography

kateosbornephotography-2475image via Kate Osborne Photography

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1 the velvet gardenimage via The Velvet Garden

b16 simply bloomimage via Simply Bloom Photography

I’m still amazed at how many different looks a tulip can deliver…so many colors…parrots, fringed, double and standard…there’s a lot to love!

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Color Inspiration: Pale Midori Pink

A favorite pale pink ribbon…Midori double-faced satin in ‘Tea Rose’…

midori tea rose

Now I know it’s the middle of Autumn and pale pink may be the last color on your mind, but some of us are planning weddings and parties for the Spring and need a dose of pink for inspiration…so, get ready…I’ve got a lot of pink inspiration saved up!

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31 preston baileyimage via Preston Bailey

0221-copy the treasured petalimage via The Treasured Petal

2113 jose villaimage via Jose Villa Photography

52708-1 mint design blofimage via Mint Design

145040618 bella fioriimage via Bella Fiori

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ACF7C0kim fisher designsimage via Kim Fisher Designs and Millie Holloman Photography

DSC_3965 ashley maxwell photoimage via Ashley Maxwell Photography

I_0072-703034 flourish designs.com    image via Flourish

kc_12image via Edmund Prieto Photography

pink-peony-bouquet-modern-wedding-bouquet-unique-wedding-bouquet the ssweetest occasionimage via The Sweetest Occasion

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w8895310032 julie mikos photoimage via Julie Mikos Photography

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ir3 adrienne gunde photoimage via Adrienne Gunde Photography

ACF1480 our labor of love by heididimage via Our Labor of Love by Heidi

Image-1027 cori cook floral designimage via Cori Cook Floral Design

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ACFE17 millie holloman photoimage via Millie Holloman Photography

Urban-Wedding-2 luxe fetteimage via Luxe Fette and Style Me Pretty

Aren’t those some of the most romantic bouquets you’ve seen? Did you see Lucy in one of the photos? That made me smile. A perfect way to start our new week…

Hope you had a great weekend…and have a wonderful week of reflection as we near Thanksgiving. I have so many things to be thankful for…how about you?