Every now and then, we try to feature flowers in Friday Flowers that may be hidden gems, and today we’ll be taking a look at the beautiful pieris! A romantic and dramatic complement to whatever flower they’re used with, they remind me quite a bit of lily of the valley with their bell-shaped buds and curving, multi-budded stems. Take a look at how pieris is used in these gorgeous arrangements!
Happy Friday Flowers! Today we’re all about estate tables – my absolute favorite seating style! Estate tables are so versatile – dress them up or down, add candles, comfy cushions, pretty chivari chairs… and definitely your favorite low, lush blooms so guests can easily converse across the table. If you’re lucky enough to have a beautiful wood table, keep it bare. If not, add textured linens for an extra luxe splash, or white linens and colored chairs for a crisp, classic look.
There’s nothing that says spring to me more than when the sunny yellow daffodils start to bloom in my yard. From the standard bright yellow to more subtle white with peach, to the smaller or more ruffly versions, what I love the most about daffodils though is the variety that they come in. For a dose of sunshine or a touch of spring here are a variety of arrangements that include this cheery bloom!
Welcome to day 2 of the Indie Wed Inspired Creations Contest! The incredible team involved in today’s shoot created an amazing and beautiful idea, a “Belles and Gents Bar”. Picture this: one day, wives crash an old-school gentlemen’s club bringing in big beautiful blooms and brightly colored details to freshen up the usual decor of cigars, highball glasses, aged scotches, and decanters. SQN Events stocked the bar with his and hers drinks (homebrews and sweet tea) from Femme du Coupe personalized by Courtney Callahan Paper and treats like chocolate-covered cigars and bourbon-infused brownies from truffle truffle. Fleur never disappoints with their stunning florals and these peony, ranunculus, and cotton arrangements are absolutely some of my favorites! Love this brilliant idea and beautiful photos by the wonderful Simply Jessie Photography!
I’m in love with flowers. Beautiful blooms absolutely melt my heart, especially a stunning bouquet! Romantic, garden-style bouquets are some of my favorites. Classic and elegant, and perfect for when you want your flowers to absolutely steal the show!
There is just so much pretty in this shoot, I’m over the moon! Kelly Maron Horvath of Paper Stories, Lauren LePine of Ryan Alexander Events, Lynn Fossbender of Pollen, Stevi Savage of AveryHouse, and Shannon Spellman of Plate have dazzled me with their interpretation of glitz and glam for the Inspired Creations Contest, it’s an absolute wonderland of handmade charm. Mercury glass accents, mother-of-pearl buttons, satin ribbons and gilded china from Plate are just a few of the ways that the team incorporated glitter and glam into their tabletop and dessert display. And since the Inspired Creations Contest is all about being fabulous on an approachable budget, everything from the sewn paper bunting to the ribbon table runner, escort card holder, cake topper, and even the cake itself was created by Kelly, and all of the decorative accents used in the shoot were brought in from the team’s homes and studios.
Are you ready for an Inspired Creations Contest submission that’s full of color and Parisian style? Courtney Callahan of Courtney Callahan Paper, Natalie Walsh of Hello Darling, and Jenn Gaudreau of Jennifer Kathryn Photography are behind this vibrant shoot, inspired by a European masked ball. The color palette of teal, green, orange, and sparkly gold and bronze is so rich and vivid, and I adore the original and exotic florals with metallic foliage, Israeli ruscus, magnolia, chick pea, kale, and peacock feathers. Lovely stationery and DIY projects such as personalized dance cards for each guest, a ribbon garland, and hanging “bride and groom” wreaths are just a few of the beautiful touches that make this concept unique – and believe it or not, all of what you see below was created on a budget of only $337!
From the metal-topped table to the wire baskets and architectural florals and containers, this Inspired Creations Contest concept is more downtown city glitter than feminine and girly, and I am utterly in love. Studio28 Photo, The Stylish Soiree, Krista Jon, Archive Vintage Rentals and Ashley Zwar have created a modern, industrial take on glitz and glam with this peach, ivory, and black tabletop. A black sequin table runner (black sequin is the new it fabric, ya’ll!) creates a dark and dramatic backdrop for the striking centerpiece of airplants, bromeliads, peachy tulips, garden roses, hydrangea, anemones, and reindeer moss.
I just adore seeing the different ways that the Inspired Creations Contest teams interpret glitz and glam! Today’s Portland, Oregon team of Fleur:ology, Diana Marie Photography, Paper Bloom and Le Cookie Monkey chose a color palette of deep pinks, purples, and warm metallics and created a positively amazing dessert display and tablescape spending only $90 on materials. Yes, you read that right! There are a lot of DIY elements in the design, which makes this wedding concept easy for anyone to obtain with a little bit of creativity, personalization and lots of spray paint!
For brides that want to incorporate aqua or any other sort of turquoise shade of blue in their color palette, finding the right flowers can definitely be a challenge. Pink, purple, peach? Plenty of options, but there are very few blue flowers, and even fewer options for an aqua or turquoise. So, what’s a girl to do? If there are no other colors you’re working with, find other ways to incorporate that blue color.
A 19th century private residence in Maine is the elegant backdrop for this lovely wedding shoot. Sarah Goodwin of Daisies & Pearls brought the natural beauty of the setting inside with rustic wood, natural fibers, wintry white, icy blue and glistening silver. A cozy tabletop with handmade linens held mercury glass vases and antique blue bottles wrapped with silver thread, filled with white stock, tulips, orchids, carnations, dusty miller, and dried berries. The accompanying stationery created by Fourth & Folded is nestled in a muslin pocket and packaged with gorgeous calligraphy, and keeping with the wintry theme, the guest book is fabric squares to be made into a quilt. Oh and there are fabulous and yummy desserts, and puppies! View even more of & unlimited‘s images from this lovely winter shoot in the gallery!
Immediately smitten. That was me the moment I set my eyes on the beyond-gorgeous tabletops from this wedding on Style Me Pretty. Wooden farmhouse estate tables with benches (I’m a sucker for a beautiful table with minimal linens), filled with elegant white pitchers of stock, mums, and larkspur, alternating with low and lush bunches of hydrangea and roses… be still my heart! I adore the romance of candlelight, but for daytime weddings you simply can’t do anything more wonderful and beautiful than fill your table with fragrant blooms.
With the world abuzz over the upcoming Royal Wedding, glamour and old world elegance are all the rage. With this in mind, the amazing designers at Nashville’s Cedarwood and photographer Krystal Mann created an inspirational wedding scene that combines luxurious, vintage elements with today’s modern woodland style. The Baroque inspired shoot features vintage china and gilded mirrors, and eclectic objects d’art collected from family heirlooms and flea markets. Altered art favors, a mirror guest book, and an opulent gilded cake are a stunning contrast to the rustic, wintry landscape. And the flowers – oh the flowers! They are positively gorgeous, combining grapes, kiwi and papaya with assorted blooms in rich purple and green tones. I’m completely inspired by this elegant shoot and its beautiful mix of trends old and new, and I hope you are too!
Holly Chapple always blows me away with her amazing eye for detail and gorgeous florals, and I adore everything about this beautiful table design she shared from a recent corporate event. Holly paired lush white hydrangea, spray roses, and ranunculus with cabbage, dried wheat, lotus pods, silver brunia, and dusty miller, creating the perfect mix of elegance and natural elements. Mercury glass, burlap-wrapped vases, and wooden boxes perfectly contradicted the elegant linens and crystals. I love this look and think it’s perfect inspiration for an outdoorsy-meets-elegant reception! Thanks also goes to Anne Robert Photography for capturing all of the lovely images.
Modern and quirky, this organic and stylish tabletop created by Dani of Studio Fleurette is pure perfection! Sleek white vases hold the craspedia, birch branches and orchids that anchor the centerpiece, while yarn-wrapped napkins echo the teal stitching on the beautiful burlap runner. I love the look and feel of this tablescape and it’s a design that is easily updated for your wedding (replace the billy balls with roses for example, and voila – a completely different aesthetic!). Thanks Dani for sharing!
The last vestiges of snow are finally melting away in Chicago, but that doesn’t mean that I’m tired of beautiful, snowy winter quite yet. In fact, I’m literally over the moon for this elegant wintry tabletop, with cozy details like cable knit napkin rings and an Alençon lace table runner, and lush arrangements of ivory hydrangea, dusty miller, and anemones. Elizabeth and Adrienne from Gracie Lou Events styled this tablescape (with three feet of snow gracing their Massachusetts location), and the amazing floral was created by John LaRoche of BlueGuava. View even more of the stunning images by Binita Patel Photography in the gallery!
Nothing makes me happier than beautiful flowers, so naturally, I adore this rich, colorful tabletop from Seattle-based florist McKenzie Powell Designs. McKenzie found the fabric for the tablecloth at an estate sale and built the table around it, with fresh white china and taper candles set against cheery pops of yellow, pink and coral. The lush centerpiece of garden roses, acacia, ranunculus, hellebores, and maidenhair fern is a perfect match for the fabric, and yummy shortbread cookie favors finish off each place setting. I love the end result, which is romantic and so eye-catching!
So perhaps I’m a romantic at heart, but I adore sweetheart tables. The idea of a just married couple getting to enjoy their first precious moments together at a table set for two is so sweet. This precious Valentine’s Day inspirational shoot from Nashville wedding vendors Brocade Designs, Donald Yeager Photography, and Julia’s Homestyle Bakery imagines a Valentine’s Day sweetheart table, full of lovely handmade elements and sweet fragrant blooms.