Friday, November 29, 2013

PREVIEW POST - Photoshoot with Private Label By G

I know I begin every post with saying I'm too busy to post, BUT it's true!  Wedding season really ran past the norm.  I had SIX weddings in November alone.  I haven't even celebrated Thanksgiving yet...I swear!  I'll be cooking on Tuesday since my husband and I both had to work.  Anyone want to come for dinner?  It's going to be a good one since I have so much to be thankful for this year =)

I finally got a chance to sit down and look through some photos.  This year, I had the pleasure of designing bouquets for Private Label by G.   We've done multiple shoots together, so I have lots of photos to run through.  Here is a preview of a few of my favorites right off the bat.

Stay tuned...I'll be posting more soon! 

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Vintage Rustic Elegance: A Muted Tone Wedding that'll Leave You Speechless

Earlier this year, I posted a sneak peak of this gorgeous ceremony setup on The Daily Petal Facebook page and labelled it one of my favorite setups of 2012.  I've been asked by many to show more photos from this event taken by the talented Lydia Chen.  

If I could preserve the overflowing vintage drawer of flowers and place it in my living room, I would do it in a heartbeat.  It would probably prevent me from hiding miscellaneous junk in the drawers before I have a visitor in my home =)  This lovely couple allowed me the liberty of propping and deciding the elements of the tablescape. They asked that I include a unity candle within the setup.  Can you spot it?  Where's Waldo???

The main unity candle was created by using a hurricane on top of a vintage candlestick and enhanced with a ring of flowers.  From the mason jar aisle decor to the galvanized bucket filled with babies breath, the rustic feel of this wedding was never lost in translation.

An unexpected touch of airplants were incorporated into the bridal bouquet.  It definitely gave this wedding an unexpected edge amongst a year filled with pastel weddings.

Monday, July 8, 2013

A Purple Bouquet Fit for Happily Ever After

If only I could invent a machine that could lengthen the day by just a few hours, then maybe...just maybe...I could write a blog entry every now and then =) The good news is I have lots of new designs to share that I have yet to post. The bad news is I don't have time to invent the machine!

Let's start out by introducing this stunning purple beauty, I'd like to think, came straight out of a romance novel.  With such a strong supporting cast (like hyacinth, freesia, and sweet peas), it is surprising that lilac still rises as the heroine by leaps and bounds.  It creates movement with every turn of the page and exudes such a feeling of romance that will undoubtedly lead to a happily ever after.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Floral Fireworks: A Modern Turquoise and Orange Centerpiece

Happy New Year, Everyone!  There was no better way to launch the new year than with this explosive centerpiece, which I humbly consider an art piece.  I designed it to have structure and significance while still displaying incredible movement and flow.  In every respect, it parallels fireworks with its movement (upwards, downwards, sideways and all around), pops of color, and element of surprise.  I wish everyone a happy, productive, and successful 2013! Modern and Unique Turquoise and Orange Wedding Centerpiece

Sunday, December 30, 2012

A Piece of Serenity Pie: A Green and White Apple Farm Wedding

I just got done prepping for my last event of the year...and a great year it has been!  I'll post photos from that event once I get them.  My schedule has caused me to neglect my poor blog (again!), but I hope you guys have been checking out The Daily Petal's Facebook page for quick updates and sample photos.  The good news is that I have lots of photos and entries I'll be able to share with you starting with this beautiful September wedding at Riley's Apple Farm in Oak Glen.  Nestled at the top of a winding trail, a peacefully beautiful ceremony site awaited my arrival.  With goats baaing in the background, I was totally in my element...I grew up on a farm! 

I am still dreaming about her bouquet.  The trailing Pierres Japonica adds such effortless beauty.  I only wish they were available year round.  I played with textures and tones to give an all white bouquet interest.  We used shepherds hooks and mason jars down the aisle.  The mason jar centerpieces were reused at their reception which was in a [drum roll, please]...barn!  This was truly heaven for me.  All in all, the surroundings played a huge part and I couldn't have asked for a more peaceful day designing in the country.  Next time I'll leave time for apple cider and pie. A Natural and Organic Green and White Farm Wedding

Sunday, July 1, 2012

A Non-traditional Tropical Inspired Bouquet

So, wedding season is in full gear, so I haven't had any downtime to write blog entries...priorities, priorities...

BUT, I needed to take a little break, so I wanted to post a vibrant tropical bouquet I designed last month for Rogue Bride

It's easy to be drawn in by the vibrant colors, the papery texture of the bouganvillia, the fluttery petals of the, oh so exotic, gloriosa lilies, and [don't forget] the intricate beaded perfect for a non-traditional Rogue Bride. 

P.S. If you need a little dose of The Daily Petal when I'm not blogging, check out The Daily Petal on Facebook.  Sometimes, I'll post images there since it's much quicker.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Vintage Pastel and Turquoise Wedding

Last I checked, flowers didn't exist in turquoise, teal or Tiffany blue, so it's always a challenge to incorporate this ever-so-popular color into floral design.  This magnificent color that is not quite blue and not quite green is undeniably one of the hues of the decade, thanks to a popular jewelry retailer.  I decided to incorporate my love of turquoise, with my other faves--vintage lace, pastels, garden roses, ranunculus and anemonies.  Voila! 

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Perfectly Pink, Peach and Pastel: A Charming Romantic Centerpiece

"WELCOME," says this perfect array of pastels presented in the form of a breathtaking guest sign-in table piece.  Appropriately set in a beautiful residence on top of the Santa Monica mountains, the soft pink, peach, ivory and green blooms whisper sentiments of romance and purity through a stunning marriage of roses, tulips, hydrangeas and peonies, balanced by cascades of sweet peas and pierres japonica.  At any angle, this centerpiece drew the guests in and gave them a glimpse of the pastel charm the rest of the wedding had in store for them...and the rest is history.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Distinctive Tropical Bouquet

Tropical flowers have been my muse this month and they really inspire distinctive designs.  They easily take center stage with their unusual shape, unmatched coloration, and sturdy structure.   The added bonus is that they are extremely hardy--perfect for the hustle and bustle of any wedding!

The use of the orchids and pincushions alongside carefully chosen structured flowers in a bright color scheme really mimics the appearance of a coral reef.  Give your wedding a modern, bright twist with these bold flowers.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Daily Petal Featured on Hindsight Bride!

Back in October, I was honored that the Rogue Bride featured some of my designs and opinions in a clever story about the alternatives to peonies, mason jars and macaroons when she was a guest blogger for Hindsight Bride.  Check out the full feature here.

Also check out the Rogue Bride, herself.  The name says it all...she definitely deviates from the norm and that intrigues me.