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6-1-2019 – A Summer Garden Wedding

What a beautiful day for a wedding!

Sara & Anthony must have prayed really really hard for a beautiful day, because June 1st turned out to have the best weather so far this year in Pittsburgh!  Beautiful plexiglas signs welcomed and directed guests to the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott courtyard for a short, non-denominational service, conducted by Ronald Cambest.

Sara chose all white flowers for her bridal bouquet, accented with Picassa mini callas.  Her bridesmaids, dressed in dark plum, and carried white rose and waxflower bouquets.

Our pipe and drape, adorned with beautiful purple and lavender flowers,  provided an elegant backdrop for the ceremony and for pictures after the service.  Following the service & pictures, we moved the pieces from the pipe & drape  into the ballroom to adorn the head table.

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Inside the ballroom, the cake was trimmed with lavender roses and spray roses.

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The centerpieces were low on the tables and combined as many purple flowers in a variety of shades as we could find!

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Congratulations to Sara & Tony!  Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your special day.

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5.18.2019 – Sunny, Sunny Sunflowers

Danielle & Eric tied the knot!

It was fitting that their featured flower was the sunflower – because it sure was a hot and sunny day for their Pittsburgh Airport Marriott courtyard wedding!  The bride and groom said “I do” in the courtyard, under our arch decorated with sunflowers, blue delphinium, and yellow snapdragons.  The aisle was decorated with bunches of sunflowers, tied together with navy ribbons.

 

The bride’s bouquet (#970) had white roses, Queen Anne’s Lace, and light blue delphinium.  Her bridesmaids carried bouquets (#971) of sunflowers with blue thistle.

 

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Guests were greeted by a place card table outside the 3 Rivers Ballroom which also featured sunflowers!  Floating candles created a warm ambiance for the display.placecard table

Keeping up with the theme, the centerpieces (#616), which were created in mason jars, featured more sunflowers!  The centerpieces also had yellow lilies, yellow viking mums, caspia, white roses, and irises, for a beautiful contrast of yellows and blues!center piece 616

And the icing on the (cup)cake(s)?  More sunflowers!

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It was a lot of fun working with Danielle & Eric to make their flower vision come true.  We loved the sunny weather, which always makes the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott’s courtyard shine! We thank the lovely couple for allowing us to help on their special day, and wish them the best of luck with their future adventures!

2018 – Colorful Weddings are a Summertime Favorite!

Kelly got married in a heat wave, and her flowers matched the heat!  Pictured here are Kelly with her bridal bouquet of mixed summery flowers, as well as two of her bridesmaids whose short, fun, teal dresses were complimented by more bright summery flowers (Bouquet 844).  Kelly loves color!

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St. John Capistran Church in Upper St. Clair was the ceremony setting, while a wonderful and very colorful reception was hosted at the Pittsburgh Airport Mariott.  Each reception table contained a beautiful mixed vase of bright summer flowers (Center Piece 557).

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!  Thank you for allowing us to join in the fun on your “best day ever!”

The Rush of Spring 2018 Brides

Wedding season creeps up on us – with little cat feet. Soft, gentle, one at a time. Then warmer weather breaks, and many, many weddings & events begin to happen. Here’s a sampling of bouquets we have created in just the last month.

 

Blush, ivory & white are still some of our most requested colors, but occasionally someone goes bold! We will create whatever you want!

White Flowers can be:

Sophisticated, Elegant, Classy, Tasteful, and Definitely not Your Grandma’s Wedding Flowers!

Last week, when we gave you this sneak peek of the white flowers that had just arrived, we promised to show you the finished products.

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Here they are!

One of Friday’s weddings took place at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Parish in Monaca, PA. Our bride carried white and champagne flowers, including individual white gladiola blossoms while her bridesmaids carried cream and white flowers with gold accents. The beautiful church flowers also utilized a combination of white and cream blossoms.

The reception used a Steelers Theme which carried very tastefully through the room utilizing white flowers with Black & Gold accents.

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Saturday’s first wedding was also a white and gold theme. The Bouquets and centerpieces complemented each other.

Our second Saturday wedding involved white flowers with a touch of color!

Our last wedding on Saturday continued on with a Black & White theme. Our bridesmaids (dressed in black) carried all white mini callas, as did the bride

Our chuppah was a glorious display of all white hydrangeas. Following the ceremony, the chuppah piece was removed and became a centerpiece on the head table. The calla lilies continued with the guest table centerpieces.

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White is an elegant, neutral color that can compliment so many settings and can be used in so many different ways, as you can see here.

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Making the Sacrifice- Toss Bouquets!

The long time tradition of a Bride tossing her bouquet to an awaiting crowd of women is often viewed as a sign of good luck and can cause quite an uproar at any wedding. The woman that catches the bouquet is believed to be the next person to get married.

This seemingly silly tradition stems from medieval Europe where historically the bride’s dress was seen as a sign of good luck and fertility. Many women wishing to get their hands on the bride’s luck actually attempted to tear off pieces of the dress in order to obtain the same luck for themselves. This obviously left the bride tattered and messy. So as a distraction, the bride would often toss her bouquet behind her while running away in order to hopefully ward off the pursuit of greedy women.

Since then, the bridal bouquet has grown and changed into quite an important part of the big day. Just like wedding dresses, most bridal bouquets now are expensive and custom pieces of art. To many brides, the thought of throwing their cherished bouquet to its untimely demise is simply not an option.

Hence the toss bouquet is born!

The toss bouquet serves as the stunt double for the bride’s bouquet. It is usually smaller, lighter, less expensive, and designed just for the task. Often ribbons are included for all to see the bouquet streaming through the air to be caught by a lucky wedding goer. Below you will see two examples of toss bouquets we have done recently that were used to preserve this fun and quirky tradition of tossing the bouquet.

 

Light Up The Night

A warm glow flickered throughout the evening at one of our favorite venues this past Saturday. Soft and elegant wreathes surrounded gray brushed metal lanterns to create a cozy and welcoming ambiance on half of the tables. The other half enjoyed a clear glass cylinder vase full of soft peach roses for a classy and complimentary look.

The bride and groom were married at local St. Malachy Church where the bride carried an array of several colors of roses. Her bridesmaids carried pink roses accented with sprigs of tiny waxflower and eucalyptus seeds.

Another happy bride that we were honored to work with!

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