Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Ranunculus and Tulip Bouquet

This is the season when the flower market is blessed with all sorts of bulb blossoms. For a bride in the mood for soft color palette with romantic flair, we made her a pastel bouquet in shades of cream,yellow, peach, and pink with ruffly ranunculus and parrot tulips.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day to the gal for whom the red is too traditional, and pink is too common.  Fuchsia is a very popular shade in the red family right now.  Here is a bouquet of fuchsia roses with cymbidiums and amaranthus.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Wedding Inspired by 20s Glamour

Recently, I hear many brides inquiring about "Old Hollywood Glamour" and "1920's-inspired" designs.  Here is a retrospect of one of our wedding designs inspired by the 20's--shimmery metallic hues, rich embroidery, and feathers were incorporated into the table top design.    This was a bride who fully embraced colors--it's not often that we got to pair blue (as reflected in the linen choice) with red, and still add elements in black and silver. This event took place at the Berkeley City Club, a premier wedding venue at which we were a preferred vendor during our Bay Area years.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Classic White Wedding at Castle Green Pasadena

A classic white wedding at the historic Castle Green in Pasadena.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Blue Purple Bouquet

Winter is upon us, yet these imported hydrangeas in the shades of blue and wine-red purple are reminiscent of cool summer days.  As nature would have it, each stem of these hydrangea comes in slightly different hues.  We hand selected them to compose this striking bouquet.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

White Mini Calla Bouquet

White mini calla lilies and stars of Bethlehem paired with yellow craspedia and burgundy monkey tails, finished with variegated foliage, to form this modern and whimsical bouquet.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

DIY Centerpiece in Fall Colors

This is a simple DIY centerpiece that can be put together with items you may already have at home. We used some gala apples, tangerine mums, burgundy cymbidium orchids, and some ferns that were dried and spray painted into a rustic brown shade.

One special note about this arrangement is that fruits do emit ethylene gas, more commonly known as the ripening hormone, and consequently shorten the lives of cut flower (as it "ripens" them faster"). Therefore, the placement of the flowers should be done just prior to the event. Simply piled up the fruit of your choice, and adorn the pile with a few blossoms, and finish with foliage if desired.

This centerpiece in the fall spectrum of yellow, red, burgundy and brown can be a quick centerpiece for Thanksgiving gathering, when there's already plenty of culinary details to take care of. All that you will need is some fruits, a few blossoms (perhaps from your backyard), and a cake stand.