Posts from the ‘floral design’ Category
We’re BACK!! Sorry we have been gone so long!! Our 2017 goals are to get 2 blog posts up per month, and I am sticking to it!! We love sharing our beautiful weddings, our amazing couples and keeping you in the loop on what is new and exciting in the Wedding Flower Industry!
We are starting with a classic, because it never goes out of style! Are you a timeless, classic bride? This may be for you! Do you want to look back on your wedding photos in 50 years and not be able to tell what year you were married? Then you are a classic, timeless couple. Because believe me, my daughters look at my wedding photos and say “Mom, what the heck is with those bridesmaid’s dresses? So 80’s!!” Envision large puffy cap sleeves! Don’t get me wrong, I love trends, color and I believe whatever you are wanting for your big day, you should have!
So, let’s take a look at one of our favorite classics from 2016! We like to call it Blush & Fluff, such a pretty mix of Peony, Garden rose, Ranunculus, Spray rose, Hydrangea, in all shades of Blush, Ivory, Light Pinks. Photos via : Echo Media Photography
Yes….it’s been a busy 2014! We are super excited to be moving into the new year and working with our 2015 couples. We will be updating our site and get some new pretties up for you to view! We will also be getting back to our blogging of our 2014 weddings, so you can see all the gorgeous we have been up to! Here are just a few of our favorites from 2014!!
In order photos via : The Goodness, Donna Beck Photography, Gina Halferty Photography and Allison Lal Photography.
Faith & Darrin
A crisp Fall day, a gorgeous couple and stunning style! Faith & Darrin tied the knot at the Grand Sierra Pointe and partied all night at The Forest House Lodge, Foresthill, CA. Faith is a self proclaimed “A” personality! She knew what she wanted, but trusted me to take control! She knew I had her vision and she knew I was very detail oriented, which made her very comfortable! My favorite part was delivering her bouquet to her, tears of joy from both of us! She just looked stunning. The Grand Sierra Pointe looked gorgeous with the traditional Chuppah, and rustic elegant designs we used to deck it out! At the reception we used 3 different designs to add interest and dimension to the room. A Manzanita tree design with hanging Amerathus, Orchids, and dripping in crystals. A Lantern design with a small accent piece and then we repurposed the aisle designs for the other tables. Thank you Faith & Darrin for letting The Posh Posey be such a special part of your beautiful day.
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Jessica & Kevin
October 12th, 2013
Jessica and Kevin shared their day surrounded by family and friends. Their gorgeous wedding took place on the Bride’s family property, located in Placerville, CA. Jessica knew exactly what she was wanting and had the help of many family members to pull it all together! Lucky Girl! One of the most special designs we created for them was on Jessica’s Grandmother’s spinning wheel. Her Grandmother passed not long ago and Jessica wanted to include her in a special way. We placed a beautiful, flowing floral design on the spinning wheel, that graced the ceremony site. Every detail was considered in this gorgeous wedding and it all came together perfectly! Yes, there are quite a few Flower Girl shots, because she is just so darn adorable! Congrats again to Jessica & Kevin!
Stunning Photos by: http://www.kimjamesphoto.com or check out their full story on http://http://blog.kimjamesphoto.com/2013/12/18/jessica-and-kevin-a-placerville-romantic-classic-country-wedding-part-1/
Jen & Josh
The Flower Farm Inn, Loomis, CA
I’m so excited to share the “Very Berry”, Flower Farm Inn Wedding of Jen & Josh! This couple definitely had an idea in mind when they came to me. They wanted a Old World Botanical feel. They accented with antique “botanical” prints and other pieces of this era. They wanted to include all kinds of berries, fruits, pods, ferns anything with botanical interest. We softened the details with gorgeous flowers. Garden roses, peony, dahlia, hydrangea, and a color palette of berry, burgundy, creams, greens and a hint of rosey pinks. The accent of navy brides maids dresses was a perfect compliment. The Flower Farm Inn, Loomis , CA was the perfect back drop for their special day, with all the botanical goodness, this venue has it all! It was such a pleasure working with this amazingly sweet couple and help them bring their vision to life! Please enjoy these stunning images by Jenn Bartell Photography + Design.
Yes…it has been awhile! A very busy wedding season has happily held me hostage for a bit, but now it is time to share what The Posh Posey has been up to! We have been all over CA in 2013, from The Sierras to Napa Valley. Thank you to all my sweet 2013 couples, you have made this Season amazing! So, lets get the party started by sharing this beautiful Fall wedding in Napa Valley! Enjoy!
~Lauren & Jeff~
October 26th, 2013
What an incredible Fall wedding amongst the gorgeous vines! Lauren and Jeff chose to start their wedded bliss at the beautiful Langtry Estate Vineyards, Middletown, CA. What a stunning property! These two lovebirds are just perfect in every way! They spent their day surrounded by Family and friends and they truly enjoyed every minute!
We chose a subtle Fall color palette, letting the natural outdoor colors of early Fall take center stage. The result was stunning! Cream, gold, plum, burgundy, antique purple with a hint of navy. The groom, being an avid fisherman made all the “flies” that were attached to the lapel flowers. He also is the owner/designer of Pladra, a custom flannel company based in San Francisco. He custom made the Pladra “bowties” all the men wore. All of the details came together perfectly, but nothing was more perfect then the love these two shared with everyone that day and always! Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Jeff and Lauren Ladra!
Photos by Jon Claxton Photography
Venue: Langtry Estate Vineyards, Middletown, CA
Do you love the scent of flowers? Most flowers have their own unique scent, some we love, and some we don’t! Our senses dance when we smell something so wonderful, it evokes a feeling, a memory and a moment in time.
I love this photo of my bride Kristen, from last July taking in the sweet smell of her “toss” Bouquet!
Choosing wedding flowers can be tough if you are sensitive to certain scents. Flowers for your guest tables is something else to take into consideration. A highly fragrant flower arrangement may be difficult for your guests to either enjoy their meal or they may be sensitive as well. Choosing flowers with less scent may be a better option. Or if you love a highly scented flower, you can always add just a “few” to your arrangements, so it is not too overpowering. Here is a wonderful list of some more commonly used wedding flowers and the categories which they fall under to help you decide what you may love or need to stay away from.
Heavy/Exotic Scented Flowers
Oriental lily, particularly Casablanca (pure white), Le Reve
(pale pink), & Stargazer (white edges with dark pink throat)
Aromatic Scented Flowers & Greens
Eucalyptus foliage, rub leaves for the full effect
Grape hyacinth (Muscari) = faint musk
Spicy/Peppery Scented Flowers
Florists’ broom (Genista)
Hypericum = spicy
Pink (Dianthus) = sweet clove
Sweet/Flowery Scented Flowers
Lily of the valley (Convallaria)
Rose, Garden Roses
Citrus Scented Flowers
Waxflower (Chamelaucium) = lemon and marzipan scent
Eucharis = delicate lemon curd scent
Myrtle = Okay, not technically a flower, but these greens have a wonderful
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Soft & Romantic in Gold Country~Imperial Hotel, Amador City, CA-Wedding-Flowers-Folsom-Placerville-Gold Country
What can I say about Andrea and Kevin…. Just Perfect in every way!! They chose an intimate gathering of family and close friends to share their special day. The Imperial Hotel in Amador City, CA was the setting for the vintage, romantic feeling they wanted. A beautiful rustic hotel, nestled in the Gold Country foothills. Andrea came to me knowing what she wanted, soft, vintage pastels and “FLUFFY”! I think I succeeded! I gave her sweet smelling garden roses, hydrangea, ranunculus, dusty miller, spray rose. All the elements of a romantic beauty, just like my bride Andrea.
The photos were taken by Eleakis & Elder Photography are just stunning and capture every moment of the day! Love them all!
Photos via Chantel of Eleakis & Elder Photography-http://www.eleakis.com/
Are you “Pinning” your wedding ideas? Pinterest is such a great source for brides to pull all their ideas together! These boards tell the story of your perfect day, and helps your Floral Designer, Planner, Venue, etc…help to bring it all together! It is a great tool for us designers as well, besides being able to see our own work, you can get an idea of “who” your vendor is. Their likes, loves, what inspires them. I have to say… it is a bit “addicting” and don’t pin when you are hungry! You will end up making some fantastic recipe and regret it later! Yummy! Happy Pinning!!
Are you thinking of using Pantone’s Color of Year in your wedding flowers? Then Tangerine Tango will be your color! A palette of oranges have gained much popularity in weddings. The flower choices are abundant and exciting. Using tangerine hues with just about any other color creates warmth and excitement in floral arrangements. Check out some of the wonderful flower choices available to you!