August 19, 2015

Mood Board: Castle Garden Wedding

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After meeting a bride-to-be and talking with her about initial thoughts and inspirations, we put together mood boards and color palettes. Today, we’re sharing a mood board for an outdoor wedding, held in the gardens of a castle venue. Ceremony inspiration images, of a lavish floral arrangement set in a stone urn, and a grass aisle thickly strewn with petals, set a romantic, extravagant tone, perfect for this setting.

Starting with a soft color palette of peach, ivory, blush and green, we added depth by choosing flowers that also incorporated slightly more saturated tones. Peach Juliet garden roses deepen to coral at their centers. Butter-yellow parrot tulips pick up the warm tones present in cream hydrangea and stock, and ivory garden roses. Pale blush comes into play with ranunculus, and with the outer petals of pink tree peonies, while that flower’s deeper-pink, inner petals surround a yellow center. Italian ruskus, jasmine vines, seeded eucalyptus and geranium leaf added a range of medium to dark greens, and lush textures, evocative of a summer garden in fullest bloom.
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July 26, 2015

Mood Board: Candlelit Florals for Cocktail Hour

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Let this mood board inspire you next time you set your table to entertain. Flowers in candlelight truly create a sense of magic and romance that makes any evening more beautiful and memorable. We love to create groupings of small floral arrangements in glass vases of varying heights. Setting the vases and candle holders on a glass or mirrored surface adds extra glimmer. Small mirrored disks or highly polished metal trays are the way to get this effect at home.

Wedding cocktail hours should feel warm and romantic. Old friends catch up as new flirtations start up! Guests experiences a moment of shared emotion before celebration and dancing. One bride-to-be asked us to create a glowing space for her guests to enjoy cocktail hour, with candles and flowers on every surface. Instead of the classic red roses in the inspiration image, we presented her with a softer, summer color palette. Big, voluptuous coral peonies, palest blush ranunculus, peach Juliet garden roses and peach parrot tulips, with their unusual, ruffled petals, will all look stunning, set aglow in candle light.
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February 27, 2015

Bouquet Recipe: Pretty Peach & Purple Petals

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Rich, vibrant hues and unexpected contrast made this bridesmaids’ bouquet stand out.

Wedding-flower color schemes are always carefully considered by brides and wedding florists. In fact, color is often the first thing our brides mention in our conversation about types of wedding flowers. To achieve the layered, painterly look of this bouquet, it was essential to select exactly the perfect shades of peach and purple.

Cool-toned purple hydrangea formed a lush base. Pale-peach garden roses brought softness to the color palette, while ranunculus, in a brighter, sunset shade of peach, infused the bouquet with warmth. Deep-purple dahlias added richness. We finished the bouquet with accents of silver-green dusty miller leaves.
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