August 16th, 2014

Kyle & Hannah

Arroyo Grande, CA


The whimsy/wildflower centerpieces were the perfect touch to a most beautiful wedding.  I was honored to be a part of such a gorgeous day :)

Trending Bouquets

As I was wandering around on HGTV looking for some design inspiration for our new home... I stumbled upon this great link of 45 lush, trendy, and stunning bouquets for the big day.  

 

If only there were more occasions in one's life to carry around a bouquet of flowers with you everywhere you go, right?!  There are so many beautiful choices that it makes it really tough to choose just one style, for just one day of your life.   

 

Take a look at some of my favorites below.  :)

 

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I love the vintage inspiration behind this bouquet.  With the yellow and peach color combo and the wildness of some of the stock tips and the aster it almost looks as though it was handpicked right before an outdoor wedding in 1935.  The Dusty Miller collar around the base of the flowers however, gives it an upgraded modern softness that makes this bouquet all the rage in trendiness and beauty.  And doesn't it look happy?

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Look at that gorgeous Islandic Poppy... so cool and hard to find!  I love how giant flowers mixed into a bouquet updates the arrangement and makes it look very unique.  You really don't see that very often, but it is marvelous!!  (plus you get to feel small on your wedding day carrying oversized blooms ;))  

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This arrangement screams elegant winter wedding.  The cool color scheme of purple and blue and the whimsical nature of the overall shape gives it that winter beauty look.  The blue agapanthus is a great blue flower to use in a bouquet (as there are not many), and also not seen very often if you're looking for that creative touch.

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check out the whole article and all of the great bouquets at the link below:

http://www.hgtvgardens.com/weddings/45-lush-bridal-bouquets?nl=HGKB_021714_bottom4link1_&sni_mid=119961&sni_rid=119961.325.2644213&c32=c181308ec05f1c0de1050a7d074361e7

Ode to Red Ranunculus

Valentines day is upon us again, and everywhere you look you see the color red, candy hearts and lots of LOVE.  

 

Modernize your Valentine bouquet and get rid of those traditional roses and greenery (unless someone you really love gave it to you... then cherish them for sure)  by going with a more unique flower like ranunculus or anemone and leave out the greens.   Keep it a monofloral piece and put it in a fun vessel that you find laying around the house.  A simple, elegant way to liven up your Valentine bouquet!

 

Here's a few great examples I've seen hitting the Pinterest boards lately :)

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Happy Valentines week!

 

I hope yours is filled with beauty and lots of love.

Succulents

Succulents are one of the coolest plants... I have become obsessed with them since moving out to California and seeing them everywhere!  They're a plant in the shape of a flower, they're like a plant that wants to be a flower, plus they can live all year long and even after being cut can stay alive for weeks longer than any fresh flower.  

Like cacti, they retain water in their leaves giving them that plump, juicy affect and enabling them to live in very dry climates such as California.  Unlike cacti, they do not hurt you upon being touched and especially not upon being looked at... they're so pretty :)  Plus, they've got the whole farm to table look going for them, which we all know is super huge right now and a job well done by their marketing team!

Check out the fun stuff that you can do with them.

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"E" is for Ellie :)

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I made this one for my Succulent themed wedding last August.  I told you I was obsessed with them.

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Take the tiny little succulents, group them by color and hang it on the wall... it's a living picture... so fun! (found on Lauren Conrad's Blog)

So go outside today and take a minute to truly appreciate the greatness behind a succulent.

Happy Saturday!