• A Carnival of Color!

    Last time we talked about the many advantages of using an all white color scheme. For this installment, I’d like to begin by quoting Monty Python, “And now for something completely different!”. This gorgeous, southern garden inspired wedding is positively dripping with saturated colors and we cannot get over it. Our friends and neighbors, Paisley and Jade and Lovebirds Events came together with the fabulous Rachel May Photography, to make it all happen.

    Kelsey and Eli had a charming outdoor ceremony in central Virginia at Tuckahoe Plantation; one of our favorite venues near RVA. The plantation is rich in history and horticulture, the gardens have been blooming since the 1700’s! With a wedding color palette inspired by the sumptuous gardens all the around them, the perfect party stage was set.

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  • What to do with a white wedding

    Selecting wedding floral and decor can easily become overwhelming; with hundreds of colors and looks to choose from, where do you even start? The rising trend of using all white certainly makes coordinating simple, while creating a look that is classic, and always in season.

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    We love this color scheme (or lack thereof ) because, it’s just so flexible! Design choices and details will dictate the formality of the ambiance you create. Accessories like accent pearls, hanging crystals, tall clear vases, and satin fabrics will create a luxurious setting for your formal affair. If you prefer a more casual garden look, try incorporating paper details, lace ribbons and linens, wool fabric (for a winter wedding)and or wooden containers.

    With such a vast selection of flowers available in white, it is important to consider the ‘temperature’ of your reception space. For a warmer appearance, let loose and use all shades of white, cream, ivory and egg shell. To keep things on the cooler side, consider using some of the foliage that come in shades of grey, Dusty Miller is our favorite!


  • Floral Photo Booths

    Photo Booths, whether DIY or rented, are becoming quite the wedding trend. While most couples choose to personalize their guests’ photo experience with crazy props and theme specific signs, floral backdrops are emerging as the new style for the upcoming wedding season. For a romantic feel, try a lace tablecloth or vintage fabric framed with a lush green and rose garland…

    If you’re looking to make more of a statement with your backdrop, focus on deep, rich colors that will make your guests marvel at how beautifully they look framed in a bright bouquet of your wedding color scheme…

    Another way to make your photo backdrop unique is to hang distinctive frames with a pop of flowers adorning each for an elegant contrast that allows your guests a multitude of poses…

    No matter how you decide to decorate your photo booth or backdrop, know that you can’t go wrong with florals to create timeless portraits. Wherever your inspiration comes from, you can always convey your vision with flowers.

  • Get Creative!

    Herbs potted into an old sewing drawer created a perfect centerpiece for a long table. Photo courtesy of Karen Seifert.

    Whether you’re looking for a few fresh ideas to liven up your upcoming nuptials, a casual shindig or the social event of the season, consider all the possibilities to make your event unique. Are you hosting your reception outdoors under a tent? Try a suspended arrangement over your buffet, sweetheart table or dance floor. Love the look of arrangements so delicious you could eat? Consider incorporating beautiful vegetables into your vases and bouquets like kale, beets, fiddle-stick ferns and romanesco. Looking for a pop of color but your hue is florally out of season? Experiment with vivid fruits such as lemons, limes and oranges. Those options too tame for your cultured palate? Try something more exotic like kumquats, rambutan, pineapple and figs… read more

  • Limelight Hydrangeas

    Limelight Hydrangea from our cutting garden.

    From our garden to your bouquet, Limelight Hydrangeas are officially in season and they are gorgeous! Their large collection of flowers begin slightly off-white with an ever so delicate green hue that gradually turns darker with age. After a few weeks of blooming the white will fade almost completely to pale green. Because of their woody stems, these full proof beauties do not wilt like their more fragile ancestors the Lacecap and Snowball varieties… read more

  • Floral Crowns

    Every girl at some point has probably had flowers in her hair, maybe a daisy or wildflower plucked on a casual walk. The accent is sweet, innocent and vintage-romantic. Florals can be worked into your hair style the day of your wedding for the same beautiful effect. A few details to consider are the varieties of flowers that work best for this accent such as small Roses, Asters, Ranunculus, Baby’s Breath and Lisianthus to name a few… read more

  • Summer Flowers

    Summer weddings beckon the use of those classic flowers that are only available this time of year. One such flower, the Zinnia, is grown in just about every shade imaginable from clean and classic white to vibrant and whimsical orange and fuchsia… read more