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We loved this sweet couple, Karen & Steven! Soft blush, nude and champange were the colors of this vintage inspired wedding. The bride had a collection of antique teacups that were used as centerpieces on the guest tables. A collection of antique bottles we used with single stems on the place card table. The gorgeous cake from Karen’s Bakery was just perfect with the fresh dahlia and rose details. I’m so happy I was able to be a part of their special day! Thank you to Fiorillo Photography for the lovely photos!
Photos by: Fiorillo Photography-http://www.fiorillophotography.com/
Cake- Karen’s Bakery, Folsom, CA- http://www.karensbakery.com
Venue- Lake Natoma Inn, Folsom, CA http://www.lakenatomainn.com
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/
What can I say… Ashley & Charles are the sweetest! Ashley came to me with a fresh and unique color palette and design ideas. A designer’s dream! Creams, yellows, purples. We used all different clear glass vases, and the look was stunning! Elegant, simple and fresh! Their morning ceremony at Lodi’s Wine & Roses was the perfect setting. The outside garden setting was a perfect backdrop to the colors they chose. You can feel the love these two share and from their families smiles! So sweet!
Thank you for the gorgeous Photos via http://www.gustavofernandez.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!!
On a beautiful Winter day in February Brittney married Caylan. A table side ceremony at the Sequoia House in Placerville, CA. Brittney and Caylan wanted a simple, elegant and romantic feel for their day. We accomplished this with an array of gorgeous roses. The colors were soft romantic peaches, creams and pinks. We gave her the vintage feel with accents of ostrich feathers and pearls, used in her bouquet. The centerpieces were accented by crystals, feathers and soft candlelight.
Best wishes to the wonderful couple!
Wedding season is fast approaching! If you know your date, please contact me asap! The calender is quickly filling up! The first wedding of the 2011 season will be in February. Stay tuned for the pictures from this beautiful “Romantic Vintage” wedding. I am so thankful to have such wonderful brides for 2011! Read more…