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Red Bouquets

You know….red is a tricky color for flowers.  I realize that many people think of red when they think of flowers:  look at drawings that little girls do of flowers – they’re almost always red.   But surprisingly, there are not a whole whole lot of blooms that come in a true red color.  There’s of course the red rose, and it comes in about a million different shades of red, but if you take roses off the table, you’re not left with a lot of varieties to choose from.  We had a bride last summer that wanted exactly that, red bouquets, but no red roses.  It was a challenge, but I thought the result was quite beautiful.  Her bridesmaid dresses were a lovely shade of blue, which can be a really modern/cool color combination.  We used red gerbera daisies, red anemone, red dahlias, reddish-orange pin-cushion protea, red ranunculus, and reddish-orange echinacea.  Since her bridal party were wearing shades of blue, we accented the bouquets with blue-green dusty miller and succulents to tie it all together.  

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Thank you to Jackie Osborne with Jackie Osborne Photography for the images!

 

 

 

Wax Flower Wedding

We did a unique bridal bouquet several months back:  it was made of all white wax flower.  Wax flower in and of itself is not an especially uncommon bloom – it’s typically used as a filler-flower, much like you would use baby’s breath or Caspia.  It’s very pretty, it’s hearty, it’s fairly inexpensive and it comes in white, pink and purple/lavender and sometimes can be dyed to a royal/navy blue.  What made this bouquet so unique though was that it was used as “the” flower for the entire bridal party [bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages and the flower girl].  To be honest, I was a bit skeptical as to how it would look as a stand-alone bloom.  In a word….it was beautiful!  [the fact that the bride was quite stunning herself didn't hurt!]  Thank you to Jade + Matthew for sharing these images.  The “wax-flower wedding” as I called it was featured on the Style Me Pretty blog – so I must not have been the only one that thought it was a winning look!

Images :: courtesy of Jade + Matthew Take Pictures

Ceremony Venue :: Forsyth Park

Reception Venue :: Vic’s on the River

 

 

 

Maryland loves Georgia

Maryland’s Aimee, meets Georgia’s own David…..a perfect match

aimee posePossibly the cutest ring bearer ever

aimee ring bearerAnd the sweetest little flower girl

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I almost feel as though I don’t even know what to say about Aimee – she was such a low-maintenance bride, I barely got to know her!  I think I met with Aimee about a year ago and then not again until a month or so before her wedding, just to make a few small tweaks to her details.  Her beau is a lucky fella to have landed such an easy-going, decisive woman!  Aimee had a dream-team of vendors including photography by Teresa Earnest with memories n’ more photography [as always, thank you for the beautiful images Teresa!]  and Cindy Brown with All About You Entertainment coordinated the event.  Thank you lovely ladies – and thank you Aimee!!! for letting us be a part of it all!

  diy magLast spring we were asked to be part of a styled shoot designed by Simply Savannah Events for the new edition of DIY Weddings Magazine.  Well, the mag is out and the shots are beautiful!

Thank you Nicole and Lone Pine Photography for making us look so good!

There is a reason couples bring their weddings to sultry Savannah, and if you have ever ventured to Bethesda Academy you’d see why.

Hands down one of our favorite locations, 270 years later.

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Model

Emily E. Hammond

Makeup

Dollface by Jules

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Cake Artist

Holli’s Cakes/ Gigi’s Cupcakes

Lone Pine Photography

Simply Savannah Events

Selah Saves the Day

This year we lost one of our most talented designers to a higher cause…….. sweet Selah.

And believe me, we wouldn’t have let her go if she hadn’t found her calling.

Our beloved Selah is now the Volunteer Director at the Humane Society.  Rose and I paid her a visit and got a personal tour of her new job.

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Rose and Selah walking “Mighty Mouse” who was happily adopted later that very day!

As much as Selah is a people person…she is an animal person.  As long as we have known her, she has had a house full of dogs, a trunk full of dog food, and an uncanny empathy for the four legged.  And how lucky they are to have her, hard working, hilarious, heart of gold, and one of the best humans we know.

photo (8)Selah and our StellaphotoSelah flowering at shop.

photo 1Congratulations Selah, we couldn’t be prouder of you

We will miss you terribly, and reserve the right to kidnap you for big weekends this season! (and happy hour any day!)

If you would like to volunteer at Savannah’s Humane Society,  contact Selah

http://www.humanesocietysav.org/volunteer

I wish these little beauts were available all the time, but when they are in season they can add some real character to a bouquet. Lindsey wanted them everywhere.

Can you blame her?
val_0363Greg Ceo Photography… thank you!!

val_0669greg_0750time_0104val_0255val_1273time_0570val_1275val_1366val_1376val_0609Sisters!

Just a few years ago we flowered her sister Carries wedding

Congratulations on baby Levi Carrie!

We were thrilled to be part of both Hopkins girls big days….Thank you!

A special Thank You! to Greg Ceo for sharing these fantastic images.  And to Brockington Hall for the stunning venue!  What a lovely backdrop for a true Savannah-style event! 

 

My husband likes to tease me every time I bring home flowers for our house.  He’ll ask “are those your favorite?”  The answer is “yes” every time.  I simply can’t commit to just one all-time favorite.  I love all flowers.   On another list of favorites….my list favorite weddings of 2013 is up into the double digits now.   They’re all too pretty – I can’t be pinned down to just one favorite.  To make a short story long….Rachel and PJs wedding this past June is DEFINITELY on the favorites list.

Rachel and PJ are a couple that traveled all the way from South Africa to get married in beautiful and lush Bluffton, South Carolina.  We were fortunate enough to be asked to do the flowers for both their wedding and their rehearsal dinner the night before.   If my manners didn’t get the best of me, I think their event is one that I would have crashed.  Every detail was carefully planned but so thoughtful and meaningful that it looked effortless.

I’ll blog their wedding weekend in two separate posts.  There are just too many great images to fit all into one.  Of course, being that I’m a florist, I’ll post pictures of the flowers.  But if you’d like to see the whole celebration, [bride and groom, dresses and shoes, food and cocktails] then definitely check out their photographer, Anne Almasy’s blog.  This was the first time we’d work with Anne.  She’s based out of the Atlanta area.  Her work is stunning.  Rachel, PJ and Anne were generous enough to provide us these images. View More: http://annealmasy.pass.us/rpj

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Two hundred and fifty Sunflowers.   I think it would have been physically impossible to walk into that rehearsal without a smile on your face!

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