Rosa di San Valentino

Rosa di San Valentino

Well, Valentine's Day has come and gone and I didn't get to do a Valentine's Day post because as a floral designer one gets a little busy around this day....just a little :)
I was noticing in Valentine's Day blog posts around the wedding/events community that all the details were red and white, red and white, red and white. Oh, and chocolate, chocolate cupcakes, chocolate hearts, chocolate covered strawberries. Also, all the blog posts were " cute". I honestly can say I didn't see a unique one anywhere, or really romantic, or even sexy. I mean it is Valentine's Day, somewhere someone should be doing something romantic or Am I the only one who thinks this way? Why can't you be sexy, romantic and sweetly stylish? Is there some law in the wedding/events community that for Valentine's Day you have to have red hearts and red everything? Don't get me wrong I LOVE red, but I want an adult red. I want it paired with black not white. I want bling. I want champagne or at least red wine....sure let's have chocolate but in a fondue or mousse. I quite possibly may be in the middle of a full blown full blown....I've turned pink, and I'm not even really a fan of pink....but pink works for Valentine's Day, and people will always love roses for Valentine's, and well, I had to add some of my bling feather pins, and instead of chocolate some of my soap because baths are romantic....and....I think run on sentences are sexy.... (hee!!)
I hope you had a fabulous Valentine's Day and I hope it was a little grown up, unless, of course you are fourteen :)

Somtimes it's all in the Details!

I came across this real wedding this morning on Style Me Pretty 's Blog. It you have not checked out this blog. I seriously recommend it for wedding inspiration. This is the real wedding of Kelly and Chris as photographed by Erin Heart's Court .You can see all the fabulous photographs from this wedding on their blog.The flowers were done by La Partie Events.
I love all the little attention to details that this couple provided for their wedding. I think the photographs illustrate so well how important it is to tie all the details together to provide a cohesive theme to a wedding. All the details shown here are very manageable for any budget.

Look at the texture of the floral pieces. Texture in floral pieces is so important for your photography to look interesting. Inexpensive blooms with massed textural features can provide just as much eye candy as centerpieces dripping in orchids and crystals.
The wedding took place in a lemon/orange grove (I'm not sure which) ; but as you can see, the bridal couple took their inspiration from this one fact and built their theme around it. The bridesmaids wore different bright yellow dresses and the groomsmen wore black and grey. This is such a great color pairing. It just uplifts the spirits doesn't it ? You must really check out all the photos to see the complete loveliness.
Rose petals in patterns are just as effective as blankets of roses. In fact, in my opinion, more effective as it creates that lovely texture and visual interest that I am so fond of!
This is the cutest idea I have ever seen! A great replacement for the confetti toss. The cones contain mini wool pom poms in yellow and white. Soft when thrown, colorful and funky. I love, love this idea. I can just imagine all the children at the wedding scampering around to collect them all up .... seeing who has collected the most pom poms!

Succulent wedding favors and table seating combined. So clever.
Sweet little labels.
Favor bags to tie it all in.
Thematic candy bar and cupcakes. See how it all comes together?
The photos from this wedding bring me such joy......right down to their....

shoes and those socks aren't bad either!