Tuesday, January 26, 2010

ISES Wedding show

Today is the annual wedding showcase with ISES and this will be our fourth year participating. I thought it would be fun to recap the fantasy tables we've designed in years past.

In 2007 the showcase was held at Lionsgate Center in Lafayette. I partnered with Michelle Gillette of Dramatic Events. The theme this year was destination wedding. Michelle and I decided to do our vision of a fall wedding in Napa Valley. We selected sage green and plum as our color palette. Here's our table:

2008 Wedding showcase traveled to the new Ritz Carlton Denver. This was one of the largest turnouts for ISES, everyone was so excited to see the newly opened hotel. The theme this year was Alice in Wonderland. I once again partnered with Michelle Gillette of Dramatic Events. Everyone went big this year! Michelle and I built a large structure and covered it with sheer fabric and decorated our hide-a-way with all tropical flowers & fish! Here's our Palace in Wonderland:

2009 the wedding showcase took place at the Chateaux at Fox Meadows. This year it was just the Bella Fiori girls designing the table and the theme was ISES on the Edge. What better way to show something edgy that to use acrylic light boxes (from The Wright Group). This was one of my favorite fantasy tables ever. However, it was a tough design to capture on film as it needs to viewed from all sides to fully appreciate the design.

A shot of the girls and I with our table.

Looking forward to sharing our 2010 ISES fantasy table with you soon!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Flower Inspiration :: Pink Bridal Bouquets

Looking for inspiration for a pink bridal or bridesmaids bouquets? Check out some of these beauties:
Roses, ranunculus, lisianthus and stephanotis create a very soft and romantic look:

Roses, peonies, bouvardia, mini-callas and cymbidium orchids:

Anna Roses:

Roses, tulips, cymbidium orchids, spray roses:

An alternative to the pomander - a wand style arrangement for the flower girls, the flowers are ranunculus, spray roses, lisianthus and hypericum berries:

Tulips, roses, lisianthus, ranunculus, hypericum berries, spray roses and cymbidium orchids:

Dahlias, roses and freesia with calladium leaves:

Mini-callas, cymbidium orchids, roses, lisianthus and bouvardia with pepper berries:

Pink roses:

Hot Lady pink roses:

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Flower Inspiration :: Green bouquets

I love green bouquets, perhaps my favorite bouquet to design - the textures are all so interesting.
This bouquet is designed with viburnum, hydrangea and cymbidiums:

Hydrangea and cymbidium orchids:

Cymbidium orchids, roses and hanging amaranthus:

Roses, carnations, dendrobriums, tracchelium, lily grass and aspidistra leaves:

Monday, January 18, 2010

Flower Inspiration :: Hudson Gardens

I'm pretty sure the photos will speak for themselves and you can guess when Beth's wedding took place ... fall? ;)
Yes, fall at Hudson Gardens = beautiful backdrop for amazing photos. These amazing photos were taken by A.H.P. Photography - Adam & Imthiaz, a husband & wife team who have been shooting weddings for 7 years.
Check out their amazing work :

The aisle is lined with a rich fabric and adorned with pomander balls:

I love the reception. Footers Catering provided the amazing food and designed the table decor. Beth & her mom loved elevated arrangements and we designed the pieces to have an explosion of fall colors. We used nandina and seeded eucalyptus, hydrangea, mums, orchids, gerbers, roses and snapdragons:

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Flower Inspiration :: White Bouquets

Looking for inspiration for an all white bridal bouquet? Here are some photos of white bouquets we've made in the past.
Here's a ranunculus and mini-calla bouquet with a collar of rolled ti leaves:

This bouquet is for a winter wedding, roses and stephanotis surrounded by pine and cedar greens. Little blue gems decorate the center of the stephanotis:

Freesia & mini-callas:

Lily of the valley is surrounded by large white callas and finished with a collar of rolled ti leaves:

A gorgeous bouquet of peonies, mini-callas and lily of the valley:

Hydrangea with mini-gerber daisies:

Mini-callas, ranunuculus and gardenias:

Gardenias with stephanotis and magnolia leaves:

Peonies, polo roses and ranunculus:

Dahlias and freesia nestled in a bed of dusty miller and seeded eucalyptus:

Monday, January 11, 2010

Flower Inspiration :: Green & White modern wedding

I met with Beth about a year prior to her wedding and during our first meeting she knew exactly what she wanted, never changed once in the full year of working together! She loves Phaleonopsis orchids and wished to use those as her main flower. All accents were to be green. Her bridesmaids did carry all green bouquets - fujis, roses and berries with a collar of green aspidistra leaves.

Here we have a bouquet of fuji mums with a collar of aspidistra leaves:

The foyer table was decorated with this piece - manzanita branch is decorated with Phaleonopsis and dendrobrium blossoms, wheat grass surrounds the base:

The centerpieces were a single stem of Phaleonopsis orchid submerged inside a rectangular vase:

The cake is by Das Meyer, we decorated down one side with kermits, fujis and green hypericum. I love the green flowers against the black and white cake:


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