Posts tagged ‘peony’
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
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.
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
Photos by www.stoutphotography.com
Photos by www.nicolecookphotography.com
Can I just start by saying Kristen & Andy’s wedding was absolutely stunning! Everything from the ceremony to the beautiful reception at Monte Verde Inn, in Foresthill, CA. Kristen has been consulting with me since the beginning of her engagement, a year and a half ago! She wanted “Fluffy” and romantic “Vintage Glam”. It was all about the colors and choosing the perfect flowers. Her bouquet consisted of Peony, English garden roses, schneeball hydrangea from Holland, and garden spray rose. She accented her bouquet with a gorgeous locket that held a dear picture of her late Grandfather. The palette of taupe’s, antique pinks, and ivory with splashes of soft peachy pinks, was simply beautiful against the bridesmaids dresses. Just perfect for the “vintage glam” feel! When I design a wedding my first thought is the brides bouquet. It is the most important and the most meaningful to me, and this one was especially dear to my heart.
A great big thank you to Kristen & Andy for entrusting The Posh Posey to create the most important flowers of their lives!
Please enjoy the gorgeous photos from Jessica Stout, Stoutphotography.com.