Let's face it, pink is back for wedding designs and it's back in a big way. This past weekend we created a "very pink" wedding for our bride Kelly and with amazing results too! Unable to get her the peony she loved (just between seasons - too late for local and Dutch, too early for Chile) we still achieved that soft, round feel she loves by using a mixture of ranuculus, garden roses, tea roses and hydrangeas in shades from pale to raspberry pink.
Kelly's bouquet was lush, full and hand tied. Don't you just love those huge garden roses? They have become so popular that during prime wedding season there's not enough being grown to meet the worldwide demand for them!
For Kelly's brides maids we created hand tied bouquets using tea roses, spray roses, ranuculus and hydrangea, accented with pops of lime green buplurium. Can you ever really go wrong with using roses in wedding designs? We love pink at Monday Morning Flowers - as you an see from employee Melissa's uniform off to the right!
Heaven on Earth was the setting at Molly Pitcher Inn on Friday. After a record breaking July here in New Jersey, Kelly really got lucky with the weather and the setting was perfect. A soft breeze off the bay in Red Bank made for comfortable temperatures.
It's nothing but blue skies for this wedding. The lovely floral displays were not only perfect for the ceremony but were later brought inside to decorate the reception. We love pieces like these that can transform the space into a lush, wedding location and money well spent, wouldn't you say? A quick transfer inside and those dollars are really worth the expense by providing 4 more hours of enjoyment for the guests!
Garden roses, hydrangea and graceful curly willow set against the blue water and white fences really speak to the natural elegance of the setting.
A simple but sweet display for the sweetheart table. Just enough to frame the bride and groom, but not block them from view.
These centerpiece measured a full 16" high and 16" wide. Created in silver mercury glass footed compotes surrounded with 12 mercury glass votive candles, they must have looks amazing when the lights were low.
All of Your Prom Corsage and Boutonniere Questions- Answered! What is a prom corsage? A prom corsage is a small floral arrangement to be worn on a female’s wrist or collar. The prom corsage is typically purchased and given to her by her prom date. The wrist corsage is the most common kind, and is typically chosen to match the prom dress. What is a boutonniere? A boutonniere is a floral design worn by a male on the lapel of a suit or tux. The boutonniere is typically bought for him by his prom date and is chosen to match the prom corsage. What wrist is the corsage worn on? Proper etiquette calls for the corsage to be worn on the left wrist, unless the person wearing it is left-handed. If left-handed, the corsage can be worn on the right wrist.
Do the corsage and boutonniere have to match? It is not a rule that they match, however the couple will look more put together if they do. The boutonniere gives a touch of color to match the male to his prom date though a simple flower. How do I get…
It's amazing what you can do with 12 carnations and a little bit of creativity. Our Floral Designer Rocio loves making puppy arrangements so here she shares her tips with you! Here's what you will need ~ 12 full size carnations, floral glue, floral tape, a floral container, 1/3 of a block of floral foam and some assorted greenery.
First take your wet floral foam and tape it securely into your floral container. Slowly start adding the 12 carnations starting with the top to form the head, the ears, the face and the 2 front legs.
Keep going, adding carnations but only using 12 total!
Now he has his 2 front legs, sitting over the edge of the container.
Using the floral glue, add the eyes and the nose. Be creative here. We use eyes and noses for the floral industry but you can use felt, screws or even a pip cleaner to form these facial features.
Next, start filling in with assorted greenery and mosses. This will become his little bed!
Be sure to fill in along the back. Reme…
People often ask me what is the right way to hold a bridal bouquet. I know some ladies think it's going to be hard but truthfully, even a cascade is very easy to carry. As in the example to the right, that's me holding a very sweet tear drop shaped bouquet (compliments of our bride Coleen). As you can see, I'm able to hold the bouquet with one hand and it's not uncomfortable for me in anyway.
The key to holding a cascade is to drop it down to the waist level. I've seen many pictures of girls holding their bouquets too high, which is a very uncomfortable way to hold these. Second, holding it too high, especially in the case of the bride, blocks all the beautiful detail of their dresses. Remember, when you are walking down the aisle you want to appear relaxed and natural!
Another issue I've seen is to point the bottom of the bouquet outwards. Make sure that the bouquets sits nice and flush against your body. This will give you the best possible view in the pictu…