Saturday, December 12, 2009

Chase and Ashley's Peachy Wedding Day!

FINALLY pictures of the best wedding yet, my brothers! He and his cute wife Ashley tied the knot two weeks before my sister left on her mission so it was a very busy, fun, exciting times for many reasons. We had so many reasons to celebrate. We gained a family member and sent one out on loan for a year and half. There are so many delightful pictures to share, so here are a few to start. Watch for more posts as there are more pictures to come!

Ashley picked beautiful colors and flowers for me to work. It was a treat to smell garden roses the whole time I designed! Its easy to work when you have a fabulous color palette to work with. The best part about her flowers is she picked flowers that COMPLIMENT HER SKIN TONE which makes each photo so beautiful. Its always smart to think about the tones of the flowers you pick and how they will look against your skin. It makes a huge difference! I hope you enjoy them as much as I DO!
They are wonderful photos taken by Lindsey Stewart at GREEN APPLE PHOTOGRAPHY
she was so cute and fun to work with. Be Sure to check her out!

Pomander Balls lined the walkway to the reception.

Sign in Table

David Austin Garden Rose Bridal Bouquet


Friday, December 4, 2009

Trend Spotting: Are "Balloon" and "Babys Breath" still a wedding no-no?

Its true that trends fade fast and die hard but they always tend to come back with a new twist. Although they are blacklisted for a time they resurface with a vibrant new energy that creates a frenzied buzz that starts to appear in almost every wedding as people too scurry to try to be the first with a new idea. Or, in this case, an old idea revisited. The trick to bringing back what used to be a trend faux pas is to update the idea or trend with a fresh new take, tweeking it to fit modern times and to not use too many and once. Add a fun trend or two among other classics to ballance your overall wedding look.

seem to be once again "on the rise" but they are bigger, brighter and cleaner this time around. NO balloon archways made from multicolor, pattern printed, irridescent balloons. Just big round, simple but dramatic balloons.







and PLEASE never


Baby's Breath...
 is another term that was a once naughty word when it came to my flower vocabulary. Now I am wondering if it is time to reconsider my snobbish stance on the use of babys breath. I think these bouquets are simple, sweet and very pretty. What a great way to create a romantic, vintage feel. I like the simple, airy feeling of these pretty arrangements. I think they key here is using  Baby's Breath alone to create the airy, soft look. Using it with other flowers such a roses creates an old school- out of style-outdated look that brings chills to my spine. chills equivelent to the kind I get when I see a bridal bouquet made of silk baby blue, yellow and brown flowers or wedding guests in jeans. Here are a few ideas of the new way to use the once out-lawed Baby's Breath

but please dont revisit the infamous updo+Baby's Breath combo

lets leave that to photoalbumns from the late 80's and early 90's

more sampling of trendy eye candy