Wednesday, May 27, 2009

joey & nadia preview

last weekend my brother got married. this is a rare treat for me and it was delightful .... besides the fact i was really sick. i didnt get to enjoy his wedding at all. priority was to get the flowers/linens done. i was able to attend the ceremony but little more. Nadia wanted a neutral toned champagne color scheme with a little purple and green. she also wanted a very romantic garden european feel with a modern twist. the photogs involved ~ jessie alexis & rebekah westover. this gave me an opp to use some of my most fav flowers since i had more of a say then usual so garden roses it was! cant resist them, the way they smell, the way the open, the way they layer, the way they are! delightful! other flowers used in bouquet: hydrangea, amaranthus, mini callas. more to come on this one ....

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


This is the second bouquet in my giveaway series ... it went to alysa. its a simple small clutch in a beadimir style, meaning layered. the center layer was perfectly fragrant and lovely hyacinths with a little bit of green bling, the second layer was gorgeous orange ranuculus, and the third was a looped satin ribbon collar. the stems were wrapped in black satin ribbon and a green gem lined topped it all off. this is also a budget friendly bouquet and depending on the size ranges from $75-$150. photo's are courtesy of one my favorite up and coming photogs jessie alexis photography!

so whats this construction business about? well please be advised our office & studio are UNDER CONSTRUCTION! so i am moving my studio and office and some good old renno needs to be done so for the time being all clients needing consultations i am sorry they wont be avialable in their usual plush environment ... barns n noble will have to do for the summer months!

Saturday, May 16, 2009


Megan's shoot was captured by the great dustin izatt and reminds me of a sort of "legend" or "labrynth" feel. so whimsical and majestic! flowers by me of course!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

the ultimate budget bouquet

this bouquet is the first to post on the blog out of our giveaway series! thanks Erin Hicken for being willing to participate and keeping an open mind. i really wanted to do this bouquet for a few reasons but mostly for those econimically affected brides on a budget. being on a budget doesnt always mean the sacrafice you think it does! this bouquet is made out of???? any guesses? so Erin shared with me that someone stopped her .... a stranger mind you, to ask her just what kind of flowers were in the bouquet ... they are almost unreconizable in a well done monochromatic scheme ... and prove just the point i was trying to make! CARNATIONS! of course. so here you have a very budget minded bouquet that is darling in so many ways and white traditional! so many variations could be created! this bouquet would cost less then $100. cant beat that!

thanks AMB photography!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

one lovely blog award

thanks to utah bride blog for nominating us for one lovely blog award!

the rules smules:

1) accept the award!

2) post it on your blog together with the blog that nominated you and link up!

3) pay it forward of course to 5 other blogs you enjoy

4) let those that you nominated know you nominated them :)

5 blogs i thoroughly enjoy ....

*pink blossom list

*whimsy floral design

*davina fear


*green wedding shoes

Monday, May 11, 2009

the pink blossom list

the pink blossom list asked us vendors do we have what it takes? well i thought i did so i applied and i am now part of this elite group of national designers! this blog is great wedding inspiration to brides everywhere and features the works and advice of some all time greats! i truly am greatly flattered to be part of PBL ... to be among and part of the greats is truly a high .. .some of my favs nancy liu chin designs jack balthazar & sasha souza to name only a mere few. there will always be a link to the blog on the left side of the blog among other great wedding lists!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

maren 5.6.09

Doing Maren Ogden's wedding was pure flattery for me. Maren owns ELizabeth & Homer Designs. doing another wedding vendors wedding means a lot of things and its a huge compliment as far as i am concerned. Maren's colors were shades of yellow, whites/creams, and greens. one of my favorite combinations! her bouquet included white peonies, yellow double tulips, yellow skyline roses, green hydrangea, bublerum, & variegated parrot tulips. her wrap base was green fabric used throughout the event with a lace overlay, but not just any lace overlay this lace was vintage sentimentality! its lace from maren's mothers wedding dress! we also used small vintage clear buttons as a delicate accent.

bridal party flowers were glorious in simplicity!

sign in table was a simple blossom wishing tree in a vase mimic-ing the wrap on marens bouquet

maren did something i wish a lot more brides would do and that is to use banquet length tables for guest seating! the centerpiece options are so adorable for this sort of set up! i love the line of it all and the idea of many containers. each vase held a simple arrangement. the tables finished with all its details was epic!

last but not least! marens cake ansamble .... so cake was created by sugar kisses cakes! amazing job turia! the cake had these amazing pleats and ribbon details that were so specific and darling. we added a cluster of vases with simple arrangements to tie it all together and above the cake hung a floral chandelier with a focal point pomander ball in the middle. dendro orchid leis draped and hanging votive vases, amaranthus, curly willow and dogwood blossoms.

thanks maren! truly.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

sneak peak

so this is the boot & bouquet for Megan's groomal session with the ever so fabulouso dustin izatt ... so watch his blog to see even better captures of this piece of art. this was a really fun bouquet for me to do! and i am really pumped about megan's event at the end of this month rockin out at the harley store! flowers: scabiosa, white fuji mums, green hydrangea, succulents, & tuberose to create a little earth funk!

Monday, May 4, 2009


this fabulouso shot is courtesy of blush photography! great creative shot that may archive as one of my all time favorites!

black mini callas have sort of become a studio stems signature ... not by my intention but they just have. any designer/florist can paint these suckers but not like i do! back in march a client of mine Erika's event was centered around this simple signature in a very monochromatic yet bold way. it was fun to do and reminded me of just how intrigueing these are!