Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween…Botanical Style

IMG_8755_500x500 floral art laimage via Floral Art

11. melissann flickr a punch of colorimage via A Punch of Color

Meet you back here on Monday with more flowers…Have a fun and safe Halloween!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Which Bouquet?

The Dress…

wd106706_fall11_ava_1862_xl alvina valenta at martha stewartAlvina Valenta sheath with ribbon sash…

The Bouquets…

Bouquet #1

flower pics for lani - 24sepal and twig image via Sepal and Twig

Bouquet #2

lilacs (1) kiss the groom dot com image via Kiss The Groom

Bouquet #3

CN-11-788x1024 panacea flowerimage via Panacea Flowers

Which bouquet would you choose? I had so much fun reading your responses last week. The bouquet choice was nearly unanimous (which surprised me) and the explanations of your choices were so insightful.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Damask Love

Damask pops up on interior design websites on a regular basis and I love it…

Damask_wallpaper lifelovelipstickblogimage via Life Love Lipstick

Imagine my delight when damask began popping up in wedding decor…

a24 megan w blog photoimage via Megan W Photography

AMEOpenHouse_04 modern day floralimage via Modern Day Floral

image via SMS Photography

ART_levinwed_3620 jennifer skogimage via Jennifer Skog Photography

melissa_marty40 jessical johnson photographyimage via Jessica Johnston Photography

9 sweet and saucyimage via Sweet and Saucy

damask wedding idea honey and poppiesimage via Honey and Poppies

image via SMS Photography

kkwedding_CPD059 erin volante floralimage via Erin Volante Floral

Any other Damask lovers?

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Snazzy Snapdragons

tumblr_l86bkmaW0B1qzlriyo1_400 la belle vie

DSC_0092 editimage via Bliss Flower Studio

ArrangementsGallery_LG_10 rountree flowersimage via Rountree Flowers

Hope you’re having a great Thursday!

La Plume Couture

My favorite discovery of the week…a beautiful alterative to fresh flowers…

Maui-La-Plume La Plume Coutureimg4 la plumevictoria_lrg la plume couture img2 la plume laparisienne_lrg la plume couturefrancois_lrg la plume couturegabrielle_lrg la plume couturepetitemademoiselle_lrg la plumbleuoceanne_lrg la plumeall images via La Plume Couture 

I am amazed by the artistry of La Plume Couture bouquets and boutonnieres. Debbie Hemingway is a talented designer with a beautiful website full of inspiration.  Visit La Plume Couture this weekend if you have time…you won’t be disappointed!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Color Inspiration: Black And White

Black and white will always be one of my favorite color combinations…

6a010535ded4be970c0133f40ce7ed970b-800wi just bloomed…gerberas, roses and hydrangeas…

image via Just Bloomed

3 sweet and saucy…nothing more perfect…

image via Sweet and Saucy

361 sweet and saucy and JL Designs…white tulips…love the ornate handle wrap…

image via JL Designs and Sweet and Saucy

051 white lilac inc and samuel lippke studio…you know the deep love I have for square containers…add wide ribbon, a broach and some roses and hydrangeas for some sophisticated simplicity…  

image via White Lilac and Samuel Lippke Studios

2622090d22373c00ee2b7e28c259a8c6 boutwell…white anemones with black centers echo the black lace and white ribbon handle wrap…

image via Boutwell Studio

29750001 lane dittoe at the viceroy…a modern vibe at Viceroy Hotel

image via Lane Dittoe

cake-balls-austin-tm Q weddings…if I were getting married again, this cake ball tower would be at the top of my “wants” list…

image via Q Weddings

jessicaclaireworkshop6 JL Designs…a great looking tie and an anemone boutonniere…  

image via JL Designs

jessicaclaireworkshop17 JL Designs…Wow…don’t you just love this table setting?

image via JL Designs

Web Chanel Adorn Arrangement heavenly blooms…so striking…

image via Heavenly Blooms

Web Chanel Adorn Table heavenly blooms…love the pops of black in the sea of white…

image via Heavenly Blooms

Happy Wednesday!

 

  

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Lisianthus (Eustoma)

Here’s one of my favorite flowers…

3301785670_b48bc8e3d6 inspiration photographyimage via Gabrielle Loves

IMG_2673 concrete and honeyimage via Concrete and Honey

I love the buds as much as I love the open blooms…

tumblr_l3oelo3UcE1qb3edao1_400 tiny white daisies and pretty little flower image via Tiny White Daisies and Pretty Little Flower

See if you can spot the lisianthus blooms and buds in these bouquets…

6a00e552795b9d883301310f917370970c karen wise photo …purple/white bicolor lisianthus…with andromeda…

image via Karen Wise Photography

0859 hoffmann photo …purple lisianthus with hydrangeas and orchids…

image via Hoffmann Photography

3847255114_d894373606 inspiration   Photography…love the graceful curve of the bud stems…notice the different shades of pink…

image via Gabrielle Loves

ACFF75A justin marantz photo…pure white…so romantic…

image via Justin Marantz Photography

alison_matt_wedding_208 justin marantz photo…vivid purple and bicolor purple/white lisianthus look great against smoky grey/blue dresses…

image via Justin Marantz Photography

al-jurf_wedding_0397 rosehip floral…love the colors in this bouquet…purple lisianthus with plenty of buds… along with delphinium, peonies, stock, a succulent…and on and on…a true mixed bouquet…

image via Rosehip Flora

ARBELO_WEDDING_2212-Edit blush floral designs…purple lisianthus in a rich jewel-toned bouquet…especially love the viburnum…

image via Blush Floral Design 

barw5 heather saunders photo…purple lisianthus, roses, delphinium and eucalyptus…

image via Heather Sanders Photography

DSC06372 poppies and posies…pink lisianthus boutonnieres…

image via Poppies and Posies

DSC_0354-798229 flourish designs.com…pink lisianthus with hydrangeas, roses, scabiosa pods, Snow-on-the-Mountain and stock…one of the prettiest hydrangeas I’ve seen…would love to have this arrangement sitting by my bed…

image via Flourish 

jhjhj flowers on mars…a favorite color palette…you can really appreciate the delicate lisianthus buds in this arrangement…

image via Flowers on Mars

I’ve used Lisianthus many times and almost always have someone mistake the open blooms for roses. The only two drawbacks to using lisianthus for me…they’re ethylene sensitive (which means they sometimes arrive in less than perfect condition) and the stems have a tendency to snap when handled too much. Nothing too problematic…

Anyone wire and tape lisianthus in wedding designs (bouquets and bouts)? I usually do…better than having the bloom snap off a boutonniere!