Thursday, May 31, 2012

Corals and Naturals

Jim and I had fun arranging these flowers for a Vanderbilt dinner.  I love the bright colors, fruit, and the use of natural elements such as the wood and succulents.  The theme was "Farm to Table".  We continued this look with the flowers by using the natural elements and using a lot of fruit.


 We used several different containers to give some variation throughout the room.

 We LOVE using succulents!



My favorite flower below is the pink anemone that is reaching up on the left side of the arrangement.  I love the loose and wild quality in these centerpieces.



Wednesday, May 23, 2012

JDRF Viva La Cure

Do you recognize this lion? Yes, this event was at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel.  Mr. Lion is dressed very appropriately for the party - a bright red cape!  Here come the matadors.

 This event is the Promise Gala for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, or JDRF.


There was delicious food as well as wonderful silent auction items.

 Jim and I had so much fun with these Spanish colors!


 There were four different looks on each table.  One of them was our rustic candlesticks with flowers, fruit, and of course a frosted candle.


Another look in the ballroom is the candelabra shown below.  These are fairly new to our inventory and we love to use them!


I love these giant candelabras especially when they are draped with ivy.







We were so glad to be a part of such a great event and work with the amazing chairs (Pam White, Nancy Cason, and Mimi Heldman) who together with all of the donors raised over $550,000.  To see more pictures of this event click here.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Creams and Pinks at the aVenue

Megan's reception was at the aVenue.  I love the look of this venue! This event was designed by the wonderful team at Randi Events.  Follow the link to see more of the gorgeous events that Randi and her team have been a part of.


Lounge furniture is a hot trend for wedding and events this season.

Some of the tables had low centerpieces in a mercury glass container.  I love the mix of cream, pink, and green - especially with mercury glass.





Pardon the picture of the cake (it was taken with my phone).  This cake was inspired by a cake the bride found on Pinterest.  If you haven't been to Pinterest you need to check it out!


Here is the throw bouquet wrapped with some lace - the bride's favorite!






Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Spring Flowers and Spring Colors

Katherine was married at First Presbyterian Church's Stanford Chapel.  Below is her bouquet of Peonies, Ranunculus, Sweet Peas, Berries, Viburnum, Angel Hair Fern, Ivy, Spray Roses, and Anemones.  This bouquet is full of my favorite flowers!  I love all of the different textures and colors that make up this beautiful bouquet.  It smelled great too!

 The bridesmaids carried a smaller version of the bride's bouquet.

 The mothers carried these small cream nosegays with a hint of pink and green.


The grandmothers wore Gardenia corsages.


The flower girl wore this sweet halo of ivy, berries, and pink ranunculus.

 We made swags for the chapel's sconces.



The altar arrangements were primarily green and cream, but we popped in one of the bride's favorite colors - apricot! I absolutely loved the apricot tulips that we used for this wedding.


Katherine's reception was at the Belle Meade Country Club.  We covered the railing at the entrance in flowers.  This is one of my favorite looks here.

 If you follow the posts on this blog, you probably know how much we love using our Iron Tree as a focal arrangement.  Below is a picture of the tree adorned with many flowers and hanging votives.  It is always a favorite of ours and is looking its best at this reception!


I had to show you two pictures of it because it is just so beautiful!


 The delicious cake was made by Billie Mochow.  We love that we have been able to do a lot of weddings together recently!


We displayed the throw bouquet on the cake table for some added color.




Below is a shot of one of the two buffet arrangements.




Next you will find pictures of table arrangements in the ballroom.  We had three main looks: manzanita branches with flowers and hanging votives in a wood box, tall birch tree arrangements with flowers at the top, and smaller iron trees with flowers amongst the branches.



Each high boy had a sweet little bird container with a couple pink anemones coming out of it.