Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Let’s Pretend…

…you’re picking your bridal bouquet. Which would you choose?

0071_Jessi Phil bellaflora dallas…a classic white bouquet with plenty of ranunculus…

image via Bella Flora

091709-fallflowers1-400 InStyle Weddings  …blushing bride and dahlias with pops of hot color…

image via InStyle Weddings

bouquet-221-lg petals galore…raspberry callas with an aspidistra and bear grass cuff…

image via Petals Galore

viburnum stoneblossom

…viburnum, roses, ranunculus and tulips on spring green and pink…

image via Stoneblossom

MC05 sweet monday photography …simple astilbe bouquet for plenty of texture…

image via Sweet Monday Photography

Hope everyone is having a good week. We’re struggling in Texas with the 3 inches of pollen on EVERYTHING…no, we don’t get snow in inches…we get pollen in inches! I don’t care…I continue to go outside and garden while sneezing. I cut white, fuchsia, pink and lavender sweet peas today…that makes me happy!

 

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Most Amazing Cymbidium Arrangement…

e053994beb4ef9a828d90365023f29a4 boutwell studios Wow! Now that’s awesome…

image via Boutwell Studio

Monday, March 29, 2010

Oh Ranunculus, How I Love You…

ArrangementsGallery_LG_05 rountree flowers image via Rountree Flowers

tumblr_kyz7dkJGo91qai0r2o1_500 its mary ruffle image via  A Creative Mint and It’s Mary Ruffle

Hope you had a great weekend. I’m hoping to have some pictures from the wedding I attended this weekend on the blog soon…it was awesome!

 

Friday, March 26, 2010

Why Didn’t I Think Of That…

Here’s an entrepreneurial endeavor that would have NEVER crossed my mind…a blow dry bar! No cuts. No color. Just blowouts…

Succulent Love recently created the floral arrangements for The Dry Bar Launch Party…

drybar1 yes please

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blog2_drybar yes please   blog4_drybar yes please

blog3_drybar yes pleaseReally, have you ever seen a business so unique and so well thought out? You should check out The Dry Bar website when you have a few minutes. I love the business card holders, the blow dryer chandelier, the shampoo chairs, the tufted wall, the bar area and the menu. I also love the floral arrangements created by Succulent Love…another great website to inspire you…

all images via yes, please.

Hope you all have a great weekend! I’m going to a very special wedding this weekend and I’ll have pictures for you on Monday…

 

Thursday, March 25, 2010

It Was Scary…

As I was writing my blog post for Tuesday, my screen suddenly went blue. Since I know so little (and don’t really care) about computers, I didn’t panic until I took the computer to my husband and he said, “Oh…that’s the Blue Screen of Death…” Well, to make a long story short, after many “procedures” and a lot of holding my breath, I got my computer back today! I was surprised how unconnected I felt and how much I missed interacting with you through this blog!

So, let’s enjoy some flowers together…

ACF44B3 stephanie fay phoography …doesn’t get any more beautiful than this…peonies, sweet peas, roses and parrot tulips…

image via Stephanie Fay Photography

So glad to be back! Thanks for visiting today…

Monday, March 22, 2010

For All You Orchid Lovers…

Which is your favorite?

006 Mi Belle Inc. wedding photography…dainty golden Oncidiums float amongst roses and dahlias…and I spy one more orchid in there…

image via Mi Belle Inc. Wedding Photography

6a010535ded4be970c012875bf1c7e970c-800wi just bloomed

…lime Cymbidiums with contrasting throats in a monochromatic bouquet…

image via Just Bloomed

12 Jl Designs 1 …boldly colored and patterned Phalaenopsis (moth) orchids add a little more fun to a sassy bouquet…

image via JL Designs

bella flora dallas…vivid blue-purple speckled Vandas are just one orchid variety in this lovely bouquet…

image via Bella Flora 

bouquet-rustic-lg-3 mondo floral designs au…chocolate cymbidiums…unusual and sophisticated…

image via Mondo Floral Designs 

dana_keith_wedding_trentadue_winery_034 Meg Perotti…pure white Phalaenopsis orchids in a sea of blue…

image via Meg Perotti Photography

So glad to be back after a wonderful Spring Break at the lake. Hope you all had a great weekend!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Favorite Cake Flowers

24 JL Designsimage via JL Designs

029 Mi Belle Inc Photographyimage via Mi Belle Inc. Photography

  038 meg perotti image via Meg Perotti Photography

3346442790_e1771e57a8_o bonnie tsangimage via Bonnie Tsang Photography

3649777240_5fe910e6c5_o caroline tranimage via Caroline Tran Photography

aaron_barbara-00144 Sweet and Saucy The treasured petal blogimage via Sweet and Saucy Shop and The Treasured Petal

cake-katieandjohn-blogs-IMG_1332 lane dittoe   image via Lane Dittoe

cakeofweek22 bv weddings.com blogimage via Bellissima Vita and Brunk Photography

cakes otto schulzeimage via Otto Shulze Photographers

IMG_2311 hidden gardenimage via Hidden Garden

julie53 Meg Smithimage via Meg Smith Photography

Some gorgeous cakes…anyone have a favorite?

I’m signing off for a few days to enjoy Spring Break with the kids. Hope you all have a great week! I look forward to meeting you back here next week with more flowers…

 

 

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Antique Rose Emporium

I had the chance to make a quick trip over to The Antique Rose Emporium yesterday…

2010 03 15 001 edit …love the chapel…

2010 03 15 002…wish this was my weekend house…

2010 03 15 010…could smell the sweet fragrance of this tree long before I saw it…

2010 03 15 009 edit…no wonder there were hundreds of bees hanging around the blooms…  

2010 03 15 011 edit…love the vivid magenta against the blue sky …assuming it’s a fruit tree…

2010 03 15 014  …anyone recognize the blooms?

2010 03 15 017 edit…love the manicured shape of these shrubs…wait till you see how tall they are…

2010 03 15 018 edit…taller than an old pier and beam farmhouse…kudos to the gardener who climbs to the top and creates these amazing sculptures…

2010 03 15 029…last year when I saw these steel structures, I wondered what they would be used for…

2010 03 15 027 edit…they make a living canopy of climbing roses…

2010 03 15 032 edit   …fell in love with this vine climbing on a porch railing…anyone know the name?

2010 03 15 033 edit…Texas Mountain Laurel…smells like grape kool-aid…

2010 03 15 038 edit…”succulent” candles in the gift shop…

2010 03 15 040 edit…always been impressed with this structure…made entirely of clay pots…

2010 03 15 043 edit…the Tin Man keeps watches over the Yellow Brick Road in the children’s garden…

2010 03 15 044 edit…paused to admire a Redbud on the way back to the car…

You might notice that I didn’t take any pictures of roses at The Rose Emporium…weird, I know, but they really aren’t blooming yet…we’ll make another trip to see the roses, larkspur and poppies!

So glad you stopped by today! Have a great Tuesday…

  

 

Monday, March 15, 2010

Purple Passion

115_JulieGarth_Hollywood_Wedding Meg Perotti Photography image via Meg Perotti Photography

lavendarroses eddie rossimage via Eddie Ross

mimidetails_26 details detailsimage via Details Details

o204085505 modern day floralimage via Modern Day Floral and Jen Kroll Photography

purple_bouquet pollen nation ukimage Pollen Nation

mimidetails_46 details detailsimage via Details Details

Happy Monday!