Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Best Kind of Sundae...

Fat free, sweet smelling, delightful to look at and no guilty remorse afterward, plus you can leave it out without melting... ha ha... We made these sundae's for an ice cream social at the country club. They were a fun challenge to use flowers to look like ice cream. We do quite a few fun projects for the country club, they always are looking for something different, and we are always up for the challenge!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Volunteering with the best... part 2

Our very own Missy M. was able to go volunteer to help J with his show at Southern Floral in Houston. She had an amazing opportunity to get some hands-on training with an amazing floral designer. J runs an amazing website called UBloom. Here he publishes webisodes each week with new tips and tricks. It is an amazing resource for the floral industry, and its is totally free! So with out further ado... check out his webisode featuring our very own Missy...Click on the picture or follow the link bellow:

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Volunteering with the best...

This week I had the opportunity to volunteer to help the very well known J Schwankee with his floral show and class in Houston! I even got to take the class because there were a few people who had signed up to take it and couldn't make it for one reason or another. So low and behold the next thing I knew I was getting hands on instruction from the world famous J Schwankee.
He was an amazing teacher. What a great way for me to spend my day off, I absolutely love learning anything I can about flowers, styles, techniques, and tricks of the trade. I feel the more you know the better designer you are.

I felt very fortunate to have been able to learn so much from such an amazing Floral Industry ICON!
We created cascade bouquets in the gala bouquet holders. They are amazing for intricate designs, there is so much more room to work in, I love them. It was so much fun to just play around with different techniques and test things out. We don't get to do many cascade bouquets in the shop so it was a great opportunity to try something new!
Catch you next week...

...posting on the run from my iPhone...FNE...

Monday, April 20, 2009

J Schwankee - Allied Show April 09

This last week we had the opportunity to go to another Allied show. This show was down at Southern Floral in Houston. They graciously hosted a wonderful event, with great entertainment, amazing food, and fantastic company. J Schwankee is truly a gifted artists and shared with us his inspirations and a few tricks of the trade. Below is a slideshow with some of the pictures from the show. Enjoy!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Bridal Bouquets

A brides bouquet is one of the most personal items she can have close to her on her wedding day. It is a representation of her style, personality, passion, and nature. It reflects who she is in a distinct and unique way.

Unique designs are at the forefront of every event. We take pride in creating beautiful styles that incorporate colors, elements, and textures in a way that will reflect you. There are some traditional styles of wedding bouquets:

Hand-tied - Also known as a Posy, is a design of any combination of flowers expertly placed together. The stems are often wrapped in 2-3 inches of ribbon, leaving the bottom part of the stems exposed. Hand-tied bouquets have a drastic range of style. Depending on the flower varieties chosen, it can be extremely formal, sleek and contemporary, airy and light, or natural and garden- inspired.

Nosegay - Traditionally the nosegay was a small round shaped bunch of flowers and herbs, often containing more greenery than other bouquets.

Cascade Bouquet- The Cascading bouquet, which is the most formal and traditional of bouquets, is designed to spill gracefully over the bride's hands as it flows downward for a sophisticated and stylized look, almost any flower can be used in this style.

Biedermeier Bouquet - The biedermeier bouquet is European-influenced. The blooms are tightly-structured and carefully-arranged in defined circular patterns of different colored flowers, each ring containing one type of flower.

Presentation Bouquet - A stunning alternative to more traditional styles of bouquets, it is very chic, and best suited to modern style weddings. Tastefully designed to be cradled in the bride's arm and can be as simple or as elaborate as she likes.

A Prayerbook or Bible Bouquet - The prayerbook bouquet is a small prayer book or bible used as the platform upon which a small bouquet is placed. The design may be a small cluster of flowers the size of a corsage which is placed on top of the prayer book and can be attached with ribbons or a small armature to prevent damage to the book.

At the Blooming Idea our talented design experts are skilled in creating all types and styles of bouquets. We specialize in creating the most beautiful custom hand-tied bouquet styles. We also have a wide variety of trendy accents to make your bouquet unique. Whether you choose pearls, crystals, or gem accents to add sparkle and interest; or ribbons, butterflies, or feathers to create an airy and trendy look, we will work with you and your specific styles to create a bouquet that reflects you and the image you want to portray to the world through your flowers.

Bellow is a slide show of a few different styles of our wide variety of bridal bouquets. Please feel free to contact us to set up an appointment to come and talk about what you envision on your magnificent day.