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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!

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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.

To find more pictures of what we are up to make sure you are following us on both Instagram and Facebook!

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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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Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Something Bippity-Boppity-Boo

Fairy tails really can come true! Lots of fun was had this weekend as we brought a Cinderella themed wedding to life. It turns out the Cinderella’s fairy god mother was actually a florist.

Our beautiful bride carried a classic cascade style bouquet down the isle. Lavender roses, purple lisianthus, blue delphinium, light purple freesia, blue hydrangeas, and accents of flowing ivy vines were all used to create this eye catching design. The bridesmaids carried similar flowers with a pop of texture provided by some blue thistle.

The blue and purple color scheme was carried over into the altar flowers and of course the fabulous pumpkin carriage centerpieces that stole the show! These were definitely a statement piece as they tied together the whole theme of the day.

We love to find new and unique ways to make your day special and this wedding goes to show that the possibilities are endless! Enjoy!

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Bouquets – Bouquets – Bouquets

Every bride has dreamed of what her wedding flowers should be and how they will compliment her dress so nicely. We make fairy tales come true.

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All white? Lots of color? soft pastels? maybe lots of texture…

Big or small? cascading, hand tied, or round?

Included here are some of the many bridal and attendant bouquets we have prepared in 2015. We hope this provides you with some inspiration.

3 Weddings and a ???

Saturday morning dawned and it was clear that any outdoor ceremonies were going to need to go to “Plan B” today.  The weather, it seemed, had a mind of its own.

Our day started with an 11 a.m. ceremony at Duquesne University Chapel.  Susan was a very  Traditional Bride, carrying a free-form cascade.

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Our second wedding at St. Paul’s Cathedral was all shades of peach, coral, and green.  Short, kicky dresses were the order of the day.

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Our Bethel Park wedding was moved outside to inside.  Fun clutches of gerber daisies for the Bridesmaids, roses added for the bride, and our locally grown farm fresh bouquets gracing the reception tables.

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We know that a fun time was had at all 3 weddings.