OUR SIGNATURE CALLA LILY “TWIST” BOUQUET

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One of our signature pieces, this elegant twist of more than fifty pure white calla lily is simple but sophisticated, so bridal!

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Nothing says sophisticated like this monofloral, monochromatic design.

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Just add the perfect complementary calla lily bout…

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READ’S AUTUMN WEDDING AT THE GREENSPRING VALLEY HUNT CLUB

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I love, love, love an autumn wedding. All those bold, bright colors! Read and John’s wedding  and their beautiful reception at The Greenspring Valley Hunt Club last September gave us a chance to pack a big punch of color with mango calla lily, yellow ranunculus, golden sunflowers, hypericum berry, peach dahlias, celosia, crespedia, yarrow, and gorgeous Free Spirit roses. They couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day–perfect for spending a few minutes on the golf course before heading into the reception.

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Centerpieces were enhanced with a few pieces of variegated kale and some touches of millet.

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I see a lot of beautiful wedding gowns, but Read’s was especially stunning. I just had to include a picture of the back of this gown.

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And who can resist a beaming bride photo!

KATIE AND SEAN’S JUNE WEDDING AT THE GEO. W. PEABODY LIBRARY

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This wedding combined some of my very favorite things–a pretty summer palette of yellow and grey, the magnificent Geo. W. Peabody Library, Jennifer McMenamin Photography (definitely one of my all-time favorite photographers–so talented!), and a couple very much in love who obviously cherished every moment of their wedding day.

Katie and Sean were married in June of 2013 and the palette she selected was perfect for a sweet summer wedding. the maids wore charcoal grey dresses and the soft yellows with a few pops of deeper yellow and the accents of grey-silver by way of velvety dusty miller and silver brunia were the perfect complement. Even the recently renovated Marikle Chapel at Notre Dame of Maryland University was dressed in Katie’s palette of buttercream yellow.

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Bouts and corsages were comprised of white ranunculus, yellow spray roses, calla lily, crespedia (better known as “billy balls”) and silver brunia.

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Katie was walked down the aisle by two distinguished gentlemen, her very proud grandfathers.

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Jennifer certainly captured the depth of feeling as they left their granddaughter at the alter with her waiting groom.

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Tables were set with an eclectic collection of books and clusters of flowers in delicate vases.

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Special thanks to Jennifer McMenamin for letting me share these beautiful pictures and congratulations to Katie and Sean!

 

LOOKING BACK AT 2013

Every year I vow to be more attentive to this blog and post in a timely fashion. But once again, a busy year has slipped by and so many beautiful weddings have come and gone without my getting around to posting. But I just can’t go right into 2014 making the same promises to stay up to date without at least going back and posting some pics from a few of our very favorite weddings and events. So you’re about to dive into a a photo-heavy post featuring some of the beautiful pieces we created this year!

We love a dinner party! It’s a great chance to get creative and do a lot of different but similar pieces. Our friend Russ had a birthday dinner party for his wife and we surprised her with some beautiful pieces that incorporated dahlias, autumn leaves and fruit.

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This stunning piece featured the magnificent dahlias we get from our favorite dahlia farmer. They are magical!

We love working at Maryvale Castle and Jenn’s wedding was definitely a favorite.

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The soft white bouquet with just a few touches of blue and the whimsical anemones with the distinctive blue-black centers made this bouquet a show-stopper. Image

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The maids were beautiful in their navy dresses and carrying white nosegays.

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And the cake was just a touch sweeter with floral decor!

Sometimes it’s fun to do some more contemporary pieces and white is the perfect palette. Especially for a modern, elegant and yet slightly rustic tavern wedding reception.

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Our awesome Blooming Topiaries.

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A really fun Place Card table piece.Image

Sometimes simple and traditional is the perfect look for a small summer wedding–especially when it’s a bouquet made in this delicious palette of peach,pink, white, and coral with a few pops of yellow.

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This year was full of “sister acts” and we did quite a few weddings for brides whose sisters we had worked with a few years earlier. We did Brigette’s wedding in 2011 and this year we had the pleasure of doing Jenny’s  wedding. The challenge in working with sisters is that they often have a similar aesthetic, but want their own wedding to be  special–and they certainly don’t want it to feel like a rerun of their sister’s celebration. Jenny’s decor included a mix of high and low pieces as well as rich touches of greenery that popped against the white flowers.

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Jenny and Rob’s wedding at Baltimore Country Club (one of our favorite places!), was so luscious–beautiful white florals.

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Centerpieces were a mix of high and low pieces that filled the space beautifully and were both elegant and simple at the same time.

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A touch of ivy in the calla lily bout.

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The bouquets were re-purposed on the mantle after the ceremony.

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Special thanks to Anne Sachs at Artful Weddings for taking these beautiful photos!

We created floral pieces for more than 65 weddings this year as well as many dinner parties, corporate events, fundraisers and special gatherings of all kinds. It was a fabulous year for us and we are happy to have worked with so many lovely brides and their families. I can’t possibly showcase everything in this post, but I promise to spend much of January reviewing 2013 and posting more of our favorites!