LAURA’S FAMILY FARM WEDDING

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Laura lives in Colorado, and while planning a wedding on the family grounds in Fallston, Maryland, requires a lot of attention to detail, it is especially challenging when you are on the other side of the country with only a very few opportunities to make “planning trips” to home. Lucky Laura, however, has a talented mom with a crew of very talented friends who all shared her vision. She was looking for warm and comfortable, but elegant, vintage,  sophisticated, and perfectly magical all wrapped up into a beautiful and most memorable day. Her equally talented sister Jamie Sentz of Jamie D Photography served as both bridesmaid and photographer and did an awesome job capturing the day’s events.

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Flower girls wore the most gorgeous floral headbands–love making these!

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Bridesmaids carried nosegays with those fabulous coral peonies we only get for about three weeks of the season.

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Ranunculus bouts are a perfect complement to peonies. Peonies happened to be Laura’s favorite flower…And they were stunning, as was the bride!

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A BOUQUET OF TUMBLING PHALAENOPSIS ORCHIDS FOR JENNA

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On such a dreary day I just had to go looking through my files for a summer wedding. I came across Jenna and her beautiful bouquet of tumbling Phalaenopsis orchids again and I realized I never posted her pictures! How could I miss this stunning bride and her amazing sense of style. I just love how we were able to create a bouquet that mimicked the layers on her dress.

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You may know this orchid as the “Moth Orchid.” Its delicate petals quite literally flutter in the softest breezes and it is truly a bouquet that seems to come alive when a bride carries it down the aisle.
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It goes without saying that this was the perfect bouquet for this beautiful bride.
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I’m dreaming of sand, surf and  summer weddings. So glad I came across this on such an awful dreary day!

ERIN AND JOHNNY AT THE ENGINEER’S CLUB

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I’ve been so busy meeting with new brides and grooms (and yes, grooms DO come to the appointments!), that I haven’t had much time to post. But I wanted to make sure I got some of these pictures up because this wedding at The Engineer’s Club last July was STUNNING! Not only were the bride and groom fabulous to work with and stunningly gorgeous on their wedding day, but they were also deeply in love and it’s obvious in these photos from Shelby Leigh of Shelby Leigh Photography.

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Erin wanted a rich and romantic blend of high and low pieces for the Engineer’s Club’s beautiful atrium where the guests dined. The blend of colors and height was perfect for the venue. The tall pieces had a softer saturation of color and the low pieces had a little more punch with a heavier saturation of the bridal palette and pops of those fabulous coral peony.

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The sweetest little pomander balls for the flower girl and nosegays for the maids…Image
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Congratulations to Erin and Johnny and thanks so much for letting The Floral Studio be a part of your beautiful wedding!Image
 A sparkling send-off for the bride and groom!

Lauren & Brad at The Geo. W. Peabody Library

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More photos from Maria Vicencio Photography! Once again, Maria photographed another beautiful wedding. Lauren and Brad were married last May at the Geo. W. Peabody Library in Mount Vernon. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a bigger, more beautiful smile on a bride! Lauren was truly radiant.

 

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The bouquet , a beautiful composition of whites and creams with just the softest peek-a-boo of blue, was comprised of David Austin garden roses in the palest blush shades, white peony, cream calla, blue muscari and touches of velvety dusty miller.

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Bouts were single calla wrapped with a sprig of blue muscari.

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See what I mean about that smile?

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Sweet pew clusters lined the aisle.

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And the library was magical…

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and great shoes…

Fall Wedding at Baltimore Country Club

Classic, elegant, and traditional–but with a twist. Deirdre was an exquisite bride and her floral choices were beautiful, from the pale peach and cream palette to the gorgeous Juliette roses. But many brides want to bring something just a little bit different into the mix and Deirdre’s beautiful bouquet was enhanced by a bit of an armature created with gold-dusted curly willow vine.

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Scott’s bout was the perfect complement to Deirdre’s bouquet.

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To follow are just a few of the beautiful photos taken by Maria of Maria Vicencio Photography. Maria and her husband Drew Miller work out of the Baltimore, Washington, Virginia area and their work is just wonderful. The slide show she put together for Deirdre and Scott certainly captured the day’s essence. And as a florist, I always appreciate the detail shots that let me showcase our work.

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Table centerpieces were a mix of high and low arrangements–again, with a striking accent of gold-dusted curly willow.

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 Maids and the flower girl carried nosegays.

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I know it’s always a bit of a cliche to say that it was a fairy tale wedding, but, really, just look at these photos. 

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You would think the bride and groom stepped off a wedding cake!

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And they lived happily ever after…

 

A MAY WEDDING

We had the pleasure of being a part of Virginia and Randall Cooper’s wedding last May, but I’m just so busy right through to the fall that updating the blog always gets put on the back burner.  But in this case I made myself a promise that EVENTUALLY I would get some pictures from this wedding posted. Virginia (Bunny) was such a sweet and beautiful bride–so easy to work with and she and her mom were such a pleasure and I knew that everything was going to be perfectly lovely. I’m blessed to work with so many terrific brides, and I am always especially delighted to work with a bride who knows that her wedding day is important but is also clear that it’s more about the marriage than the wedding itself–and this was one such bride.  

bunny DSC_3444The Mt. Vernon Club is one of our favorite venues–not too big, not too small, intimate and charming, elegant and classic, all at the same time. So when the bride was forced to change her venue from the Elkridge Country Club to the Mt. Vernon Club due to renovations at Elkridge, we knew she was a little disappointed, but we also knew it was perfect for her.  The terraced garden courtyard, brick exterior walls, nooks and crannies–as well as the charming carriage house became the  perfect setting for a spring wedding celebration.

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This was a bride who knew what she wanted but was eager to get our feedback. She had her own sense of style and  aesthetic and she easily conveyed to us the look and feel she hoped to create for her wedding day. It was all a delightful mix of elegance and tradition, but fresh and modern at the same time. Her bright spring palette of pink and green was sweet and playful. From her more traditional bouquet to her pearl-studded pomander balls–there could have been no better way to celebrate a May wedding on a gorgeous spring day in Mt. Vernon.

Best wishes to Bunny and Randall Cooper and thanks so much for letting us be a part of your beautiful wedding day!

Thanks also to Annapolis based photographer Mike Busada for the photographs–especially the detail shots which I always appreciate 🙂

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A WARM BUTTERSCOTCH PALETTE FOR FALL

 

I love to play with color and this fall wedding was especially fun. Sara’s color palette was so beautiful–almost a butterscotch orange color and we were lucky enough to find the perfect shade of dahlia to work into her bridesmaids’ bouquets.

Check out the beautiful wreath that hung in the nook of the tree under which the bride and groom recited their vows–so sweet!

A Favorite

Definitely one of my favorite bouquets, ever, ever, ever… Loved creating it, too. Comprised of ranunculus, anemone, peony, tulips, and dogwood, it’s loose, organic, a little bit unusual, sweet and so romantic. I just came across this photo of Helen Lee’s bouquet from a wedding last spring and it made me smile on this very dreary day, so I had to post it!