Florals

February 18, 2014

Floral Love: Red Roses

Valentine’s Day has passed, but love is still in the air. Truth is, we’ve fallen for red roses in recent months. A classic, true symbol of romantic love, red roses will never go out of style, nor will they cease to lose their “classic” status. One bit of advice when integrating red roses into your wedding, though: be wary of the extras. If you desire chic, pair red roses with an all-white or ivory palette, with maybe metallic accents; that combination is sure to amaze. When done right, the red rose is one of the chicest, most classic (if not overlooked) options in the book. Enjoy the inspiration! Credits: 1 Hong Photography / Arrangements by Sunflower Florist / Via 2 Via The Knot 3 Heather Waraksa / Bouquet by Tantawan Bloom / Via 4 & 5 Mark Anthony Studios / Dessert shooters by C2 Catering Couture / Via 6 Floral […]
January 21, 2014

Floral Love: Deep-Hued Calla Lilies

Nothing sets the tone of an event quite like plum, burgundy and black-colored calla lilies. In its shape, a dark-hued calla lily is stylish, an instant classic. It’s also romantic, holding a sort of magical quality. But at the same time it’s mysterious. They say a photo is worth a thousand words; a calla lily is, too. These qualities come with a cost, however, in monetary and health form. Calla lilies are notoriously higher-priced, which makes them an especially luxurious addition to a centerpiece or bouquet. And it cannot be overlooked that calla lilies contain oxalic acid and are poisonous to humans and animals if ingested. We love the look of a mass of calla lilies, whether neatly stacked or packed together in a bouquet. Not to say a single calla lily, say, in a bud vase, can’t hold its own; it can. Admire. Enjoy! Photographer/Florist Credits: 1 & 5 […]
September 15, 2013
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Floral Love: Succulents, Pt. 1 (Bouquets)

We return to our Floral Love series with a bang — with versatile and pretty succulents. It would have been easy to incorporate succulent centerpieces, boutonnieres, favors, etc. into one post, but we found so much inspiration in just the bouquets that we had to make it a two-parter. It’s no wonder that succulents are a popular choice of florals in California. According to MarthaStewart.com, succulents are “plants that store their water in their stems, leaves, and roots, causing their ‘succulence.’ Succulents have evolved in the desert and need direct sunlight.” Succulents are easy going, too. You need only to water them every 10 days to 2 weeks, they require minimal fertilization, and are easy and sturdy to work with. Enjoy the post!     Credits: 1 Brett Heidebrecht / Malakanoff Nursery (via) 2 NK Photography (via) 3 Ampersand Wedding Photography / Village Green Florist (via) 4 Nancy Neil (via) […]
June 3, 2013

Lovely Lavender, Pt. 2

We love lavender. In this follow-up post to our first on this mint family member, we share updated inspiration. Whether on or in bouquets, table settings and cakes, lavender makes everything better. And due to its pretty nature, it makes a particularly welcome costar in photographs. Our favorites? Sprigs of lavender tucked oh-so neatly into a table setting and escort  cards set atop a bed of lavender. Enjoy the lovely inspiration!     Photo Credits: 1 Stefanie Kapra w/ stationery by Jessica Haley (via) 2 Pictilio w/ lavender from Cuyama Valley Lavender Co. (via) 3 KT Merry (via) 4 Chelsea Nicole Photography w/ Green with Envy florals (via) 5 Stefanie Kapra feat. “escort cards nestled in a bed of lavender” (via) 6 Naomi Kenton Photography w/ French Made cake (via). 7&8,10 KT Merry w/ florals by Blooms by Martha Andrews (via) 9 Simply Bloom Photography 11 Pictilio w/ lavender from […]
October 3, 2012

Lovely Lavender

We love the way that brides are incorporating lavender into their weddings. Lavender, part of the mint family, is native to the Mediterranean region. It has been used for over 2,500 years, and is particularly known for its calming properties. From rustic to chic, lavender can satisfy any event’s theme. This lovely flowering plant will always lend a certain prettiness to an occasion, which is surely why it has become a popular choice among brides.     Photo Credits: 1 KT Merry / Florals by Blooms by Martha Andrews (via) / 2 Elizabeth Messina 3 Via Cupcakes and Cashmere 4 KT Merry / Florals by Blooms by Martha Andrews (via) 5 (Via). 6 (Via) 7 Vanilla Lavender fragrance (via) 8 Via Epicurean Mom 9, 10, 11 KT Merry / Florals by Blooms by Martha Andrews (via). 12 Via Arty McGoo 13 & 14 KT Merry / Florals by Blooms by […]
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