Thursday, December 10, 2009

Caylyn's Hollywood themed Bat Mitzvah

I love working with the young people. This Bat Mitzvah at Princess Anne Country Club was one of my favorites.
When her Coordinator, Pearl Taylor, introduced me to her, Caylyn knew that she wanted traditional Hollywood decor: Stars, clapboards, and the Hollywood letters. She also wanted royal blue and tie-dye. Her mom wanted some pink flowers somewhere and the royal toned down on the adult side of the room.
Here are images from David Schwartz Photography that capture what we came up with:

Check back for more details on this fun event!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Holiday Party: Green / Gold / Copper

We recently created this space for a client's holiday party at the Founders Inn & Spa. We wanted to make the most of the space and not fight the colors and traditional look of the room. We chose complimentary colors of Moss Green, Antique Gold, and Copper.

Lighting washed the room in a warm glow. Blue Steel Pro Lighting added a gobo to the dance floor and the company's logo to the wall. Pinspotting highlights the floral arrangements.

Hydrangea, Roses, Orchids, ornaments, and branches blended with holiday greens for a modern twist on traditional florals and sat atop crinkle linens.

We used ornaments inside the vase and as table number holders. Napkins were done in an envelope fold.

Mercury look glass held small arrangements and ornaments for the cocktail hour. We used tones of silver and gold with silver crinkle linens.

Our clients loved the look that we created for them and we enjoyed doing it.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Real Wedding: Autumn Tones and Fall Fruits

We were so excited when Andrea asked us to provide the floral for her wedding at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. She had chosen gray for her wedding party attire and wanted berry colored accents and the warmth of autumn - with fruit!


For the bride we created a hand-tied bouquet of Akito roses, white mini calla lily, and Snowberry. We wrapped the stems in white satin and added a pearl cuff.

Bridesmaids carried Hot Lady and Hot Princess roses, Pink Persuasion and Purple Heart mini calla lilies, Safari Sunset leucodendron, hypericum berries, and a collar of Ti leaves.

For the ceremony we dressed our iron arch in fresh curly willow and accented with a combination of lilies, roses, celosia, greens, and amaranthus. Hanging votives added the finishing touch. The arch was flanked by our urns which held the same flowers as the arch. The aisle was strewn with rose petals.

We used our copper sheer vine linen in the cocktail hour. A lantern, curly willow, hydrangea, grapes, and a Sumatra lily complete the setting.

Berry colored linens, Sumatra lilies, Cherry Brandy and Hot Lady roses, fresh apples, red and Concord grapes and Bombay celosia worked with the gray and added the warmth of Autumn.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Real Wedding: Helene & Carlo featured on Wedding Nouveau!

You may remember Helene & Carlo's wedding posted here on our blog. But check out more of the beautiful details on Wedding Nouveau - A Style Guide for Intercultural Brides! Read more of the back story about how this beautiful couple combined Filipino and Taiwanese traditions to create a stunning wedding all their own.

We were honored to be a part of the event and here is what the couple had to say:

Thank you and your team so much for making our day run as smoothly as possible. Major “crashes” were reduced to mere “bumps” in the road because of your hard work. You helped us create the vision we wanted and more importantly, allowed the rest of my family to just sit back and enjoy the day. We were impressed at your attention to our needs and worries, and how quickly you always responded when we called you frantically. Thank you for being a part of this important chapter in our lives!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

Real Wedding: Stephanie & Heath

Stephanie and Heath were married at the bride's family home in Yorktown, VA. They wanted a very simple and natural affair - with a pig and oyster roast! They gathered their closest family and friends and treated them to good food, charming folk music, and fire pits.

Stephanie purchased Mason jars to hold simple arrangements of gerbers, mums, pussywillow, cattails, and waxflower among a variety of greens. Her wedding colors were sage and burgundy.

The bride called us about six weeks before the event to give her a hand finishing up the details. Isha Foss Events provided Event Coordination and procured the rentals for this event. We were a gift from her sister - the best Maid of Honor ever!

Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

We're on the Southern Weddings Blog!!

We were so thrilled to find that our business had been profiled on the Southern Weddings Daily Blog! The feature is part of the site's very generous Sponsor Love (thanks, ladies).

In case you didn't know (where have you been) the blog, presented by the editors of Southern Weddings Magazine, is full of delicious eye candy and focuses on beautiful weddings southern style.

So hop on over and check it out!

Friday, October 23, 2009

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

See Us in Today's Virginian-Pilot!

Check out our tips for throwing a fab Halloween Party in the Gracious Living section of today's Virginian-Pilot. We were happy to share ideas for food and decor as well as images from past events.

A couple of the centerpieces that we created for a client's private party last Halloween were included in the feature.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Purple Centerpiece Flowers

I created this centerpiece for the Lesner Inn Open House back in February and just ran across the image. This is a composition of 3 cylinder vases ranging from 15" - 22" in height - each containing variations of tulips, freesia, delphinium, and stock in shades of blues and purples. Complementary cylinders of floating candles and petals make for a full tablescape. Votives complete this affordable, and modern look.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Sneak Peek: Plum & Chocolate w/ Yellow Wedding

Take a look at this wedding reception at Main Street Station in Richmond, VA. The urban, yet upscale location lent itself perfectly to the design for this wedding. The bride came to us with a color palette of plum, chocolate, and golden yellow. We took it from there.

The couple is gorgeous and amazing! And I loved working with them. I can't wait to share all the fun details that they put into this wedding. But we'll have to wait for the professional photos - so please check back!
Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Real Wedding: Red/White/Yellow Wedding Flowers

The bride chose red, yellow, and white for her wedding reception at the Cavalier on the Hill. She had always dreamed of celebrating her marriage there and wanted to match the decor of the historic hotel. She also wanted a lighter summer feel since her wedding was in July.

She chose Roses, Gerbers, and Calla Lilies for herself and a small clutch of yellow callas for her maids.