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“The Perfect Pear”

Rebeccca and Jason were wed at a family friends Victorian style cottage.  The level of detail they poured into their wedding day makes it my all time favorite.  Everything from the invitations down to the wrap on the handle of her bouquet were coordinated and evoked the fresh, fun vibe of the blissful couple.  I do not usually post photos from an event that do not showcase the florals, however this wedding was so full of detail it is worth the extra work to include more than just the products I provided!  Special thank you to AJH Photography.

Pears were everywhere!  It was a constant reminder that Rebecca and Jason are the "Perfect Pear"

The Perfect Pear

Vineyard tables adorned with  clusters of several floral and candle displays

Garden Rose centerpeices traveled down each table

Chair markers, pennants and milk glass tied the theme with perfection

Integrating custom elements of note cards, pennants and the like were flawless

David Austin Garden Roses, mixed with viburnum and hypericum were all drawn up with a mint green grosgrain ribbon

Rebecca's bouquet

Pink Hair decorations

I loved the detailed hair peices! How unique!

So fun and sassy!

Rebecca and her Bridesmaids look like they were having so much fun!

Standing Tall

These gentlemen really played the part in support of their friends!

Jason looks ready

Where is my Bride?

Groom wears a pink Hat

How many men do we know that would enjoy wearing a bright pink fedorah?

They are One!

Now they are Man and Wife!

"I Do"

"The Kiss'

Enjoy!

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Blossom’s First DIY Bride

Donya, our Bride along with  her friends and family had a great time in the studio designing  centerpieces for her Wedding with a little help from Blossom.  Creamy white Carnations, and green “Kermit” poms were used in abundance to create the 18 wreaths for the guest tables.  The “Do it Yourself” concept allows a bride to come into the studio and design her own floral with help and is budget friendly.

DIY party

Once the centerpieces are completed, Donya had the option to take them home with her and place them on the tables herself, or store them in our large walk in floral cooler.  She chose to store them in the chilly environment and have us deliver them to her ceremony and reception site.  Here they are sitting pretty and waiting for their final destination.

Carnation and pom cernterpieces in the cooler waiting for the big day.

The  reception was held at The Mansion at Judges Hill.  We have had the joy of working with the awesome staff at the Mansion and are always excited at another chance.   The tables looked exquisite with navy blue and lime green table runners.  The Carnation and pom wreaths were placed around tall colored glass bottle vases that were adorned with silver beaded sprays jetting from the tops.  These were fun and economical centerpieces that looked far more costly than they were!

Festive DIY centerpieces!

The team made 18 wreaths at the DIY party, and when we were setting the tables, there were only 17… What to do with the last one?  Celia, a Blossom’s floral Designer,  came up with the fantastic idea to suspend the last arrangement around the squatty sweetheart tables vases for a unique twist on the design.  Way to get creative!

Cute squatty centerpiece

I have seen many candy bars in my days, but I liked this one so much, I had to share it with you.  The apothocary jars were filled with lime green and navy blue candies of all sorts.  Before we called it done and left the Mansion, Celia and I decided to help the family of the Bride finish up the presentation.  I think we ended up with a sugar rush!

Candy Bar

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Pom-Poms and Luminarias

Do it yourself decor ideas from Martha StewartJoyous bursts of color dance above a table, imparting a cheerful radiance to a rehearsal dinner or casual reception. The dahlialike pom-poms appear to float in the air; in reality they are hung from the ceiling with monofilament. Echoing the vibrant hanging puffs, pom-pom napkin rings in citrus shades adorn each place setting. Square glass vessels in various sizes line tables. Covered in sunset-hued tissue (cut to size and secured with double-sided tape), they cast a soft glow.

How to Make the Pom-Poms
You’ll need tissue paper and 24-gauge white cloth-covered floral wire.

Hanging Pom-Poms
1. Stack eight 20-by-30-inch sheets of tissue. Make 1 1/2-inchwide accordion folds, creasing with each fold.

2. Fold an 18-inch piece of floral wire in half, and slip over center of folded tissue; twist. With scissors, trim ends of tissue into rounded or pointy shapes.

3. Separate layers, pulling away from center one at a time.

4. Tie a length of monofilament to floral wire for hanging.

Napkin Rings
With just a few changes, these follow the same steps as the hanging pom-poms.

1. Stack four sheets of tissue. Cut a 10-by-5-inch rectangle, going through all layers. Make 3/8-inch-wide accordion folds.

2. Fold an 18-inch piece of floral wire in half, slip over center of tissue, and twist to secure. Trim ends of tissue.

3. Separate layers, pulling away from center one at a time.

4. Bend wire into a loop to fit around napkin, and twist end around loop to secure.

Thank you to Martha Stewart Weddings!

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