Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Kate & Sal - May 7, 2011 St. Mary's Church & Lebaron Hills Country Club

Kate & Sal's wedding was the first wedding our season and it was really special to me. I am good friends with the bride's brother and it was an honor to share in this family's special day. One of my favorite moments was when Kate's two brothers joined her on the dance floor for an impromptu dance and a spontaneous circle of guests formed around them. I thought it was so sweet and then I looked at Kate's mother - she had tears in her eyes and her hands cupped over her mouth. The groom then joined in and it was so evident how close and happy this family truly was.

The dream team of vendors that day included CE DJ's, Milestones floral, Mike Picard Videography, Leatherwood Photography, and Cake by Montillio's. Thanks to Jenn Leatherwood for her amazing photos and letting us feature them here. Enjoy & be inspired!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Elegant Anemones...

If you like poppies you are bound to fall in love with these garden gems...

Quick lesson for the bride on Anemones: The name Anemone stems from Greek language meaning "wind flower" or "daughter of the wind" and the flower symbolizes "expectation". They are grown primarily in the late fall - late spring and are inexpensive in their season. Learn more about them here.

Clean and classic white:

When arranged with soft pink and white roses these anemones make a bold statement. Add feathers to spice up the black and white bouquet. These flowers are beautiful all by themselves, for a bride who want to keep it simple - one stem centerpieces in small, clear and opaque vases.

Anemones are easily team players.

Another great thing about this flower is its versatility. a hot trend this season is the sherbet color palette, with soft peaches, pinks, and yellows, the white anemone is a perfect addition.

{top row: photos via The Brides Cafe, and Oh So Beautiful Paper}

Here, anemones also make the country rustic style bouquet complete for the spring, winter, and summer seasons.

{bottom row: photos via Style Me Pretty, Design Sponge, One Wed.}

Oh, its many colors:

Like the blossom but not into the stark white petals? Anemones also come in pink, purple, yellow, red, burgundy, and magenta, making them an easy choice to use for ceremony/reception decor, or to add your accent color into the bridesmaid bouquets.

{photos via Flirty Fleurs, Ruby Bloom, Sparrows Love.}

These flowers are sure to take the cake:

Flowers and cakes seems to pair quite well for weddings and here are some perfect examples. The dark center of the anemones add a splash of color to the white on ivory four tier cake. Next, The flowers are used here as an accent to the white birch wood grain wedding cake. Finally, The anemone theme cake is simple two tier, with beautiful, life like fondant detail.

We hope you can now better understand our current anemone obsession!

Sunday, June 12, 2011