Friday, December 26, 2008

Black Velvet

Black velvet tablecloths and matching chivari chairs were the perfect choice to set off the red, white, and green accents. Ingredients in the centerpieces included ornamental kale, australian pine, extra long Hawaiian dendrobiums, green roses, redstick dogwood, cedar, charlotte roses, and red antherium.

Carriage Ride

I think I have one of the best jobs in the world if you like doing something different all the time.
We were asked to provide an outdoor scene for a corporate holiday party which was also going to be the setting for guests photographs. The hard part was getting the carriage through the front door. We only had 3" to spare. After 5 white birch and 3 evergreen trees later, and a lot of snow and lights, we did it!
I owe a big Thank You to Earl for the rental of the carriage. After the items were removed that night, the 3 Christmas trees were donated to families to enjoy for the Holidays.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Classic and Traditional

Happy 60th Anniversary to Colonial Jewelers in downtown Frederick, Maryland! They asked us to provide a classic display for their celebration. We incorporated ornamental kale, purple artichokes, grapes, pears, among the floral elements.

Saturday, November 01, 2008


A very natural, organic, yet sophisticated look was created with floral elements and reclaimed wood.

Contemporary Design

Simple and Clean with a modern edge is something you would expect to see in a high end department store but it's also a definite trend with brides who want a centerpiece that makes a statement without being over the top.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Autumn Whimsy

Stephanie chose warm color tones which was appropriate for October wedding but there was not one pumpkin in site. Yippee! It is a little bit of coincidence that the linen she selected was Coffee Bean and one the varieties of roses we used was Coffee Break. The antique hydrangea was a gorgeous green with burgundy. The brown cymbidiums with the orange mokara orchids continued the warm palette but I think the fiddle heads loosened up the otherwise tight composition.

Sugarloaf Mountain

What a perfect backdrop for this Autumn wedding ceremony. The location has special meaning to the couple since they love the outdoors. The reception followed on the same property at The Comus Inn.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Simple and Clean

Orange and Red dahlias, roses, and orchids were the reoccurring elements for this brides wedding. The guest tables also included a 30" glass pilsner vase filled with water and a floating candle. Dramatic with out being overly fussy.

Perfect October Wedding

A very small, rustic, yet charming church in Urbana was the scene for the perfect October wedding. Floral accents in silver mint julep cups adorned the pews.

Taste the Bouquet

One of the coolest things about being in this business is introducing people to new things.

At a charity function we displayed a new producted called SENCE Rose Nectar. It's a rose flavored that can be enjoyed on it's own or mixed with champagne or other libations for a signature rose cocktail. Tres Chic! Check it out

Sunday, September 14, 2008

TLC Bridal Boutique

We worked with TLC Bridal Boutique on their booth at a local bridal show. Fresh florals embellished the tops of mannequins fitted with various styles of bridal gowns. The set was completed with a table made from garden, iron urns and a glass top. Vintage cloches covered miniature urns displaying tiaras.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Fairmont Hotel in Washington DC

The vintage iron containers complimented the very romantic feel of the arrangements and fit perfectly with The Colonnade room decor at the Fairmont in Washington D.C. The pink hydrangea came in better than expected and was a real show stopper.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Wedding Flower Details at Ceresville in Frederick MD

  • Chair clips on the first couple of rows to designate seating for the immediate family is an elegant detail. They can also be re purposed at the reception.
  • Silver gazing balls in the reflecting pond add a little extra "something" without taking away from the lotus blossoms. I like to think of them as a modern interpretation of bubbles.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Green is the new black part deux

The pomanders of green Prado carnations greeted the guests at the ceremony while large floral displays defined the area for the ceremony.
One version of the centerpieces comprised of three glass cylinders with the elements inside the containers while moss pads, orchids, and succulents finished the tablescape.

Green is the new black

Becky is an engineer, she's smart, and most of all she's modern with an eye for the unique and contemporary.
Her color palette was classic black paired with fresh green, and then accented with dark eggplants and bright fuchsias.
We loved the opportunity to do something so different from the traditional but more importantly, Becky and her Mom were a real pleasure to work with!
We designed a "green" gift box for the candy buffet which acted as a focal piece for that part of the room. It was covered with sheet moss and topped with almost 100 aspedistra leaves to make up the bow. The ribbon was made from flax leaves and horsetail reeds. Very Fun!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Lavender Callas and Lavender Hydrangea

Lavender and purple was the color choice for this bride's wedding so we incorporated stock, hydrangea, callas, orchids, roses, spray roses, and a fresh mixture of greens.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Rich Tones

Rich tones of plum and red were paired with elements such as kale, roses, artichokes, dendrobium and mokara orchids in the centrepieces. A considerable amount of thought went into the color of the chairs, water glasses, tablecloths, and even the color of the candlesticks for the tall floral displays.

Sultry Nights

We used similar tropical elements in two different styles for centrepieces. This added splashes of color to the tent without breaking the couples budget. The warm June night added to the tropical flavor and was the perfect send off for the couples honeymoon trip to Hawaii.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

National Symphony Orchestra Picnic

This was a simple yet fun set up for the National Symphony Orchestra's picnic. Yellow and white gerber daisier in willow baskets stood up against the traditional red and blue gingham tablecloths. Other than the beautiful day and some barbecue, what else could use ask for?

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Lavender and White

The composition of this ceremony arrangement included two different varieties of Hawaiian Dendrobium Orchids, Hybrid Lilies, Calla Lilies, two different varieties of lavender roses, and a mixture of greens.

Non traditional flower girl basket

Instead of a regular satin flower girl basket, we cradled an arrangement inside a base embellished with galax leaves. The pearl handle completed the look.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Peach Callas

Not one single rose was used for this wedding. The centerpieces were Art Deco inspired and sat in the middle of three arm candelabras.

Large Ceremony Arrangements

There's a lot of versatility with these arrangements because they can be relocated elsewhere after the ceremony for more use during the reception. They can also be brought inside if the weather doesn't cooperate for the outdoor ceremony. Attaching flowers to a structure like an arbor doesn't lend itself to the same versatility.


Orbs of Black Magic Roses resting on top of a glass cylinder vases with with strands of crystals dangling in various lengths were the centerpieces for this modern bride.