Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Seasonal Changes at the Carlton Woods

With each change of season we redesign a beautiful dried arrangement for a grand foyer table at the Carlton Woods. This seasons creation is full of movement with vibrant oranges and feather accents. Each week we bring over fresh cylinders with swirled leaves of every kind, and a coordinating floating gerbera daisy. It is the perfect touch of color to coordinate with the beautiful fall tones of the season.
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Friday, September 25, 2009

We do it all

This past week we had a very distinctive request. Most often all our work is custom, based on the customers style, color, or variety preference. There is always one thing in common, the flowers are stunning. But this week we had an unusual request. We recieved a phone call from one our most loyal customers who usually loves an arrangement with bright colors and beautiful fragrance. This time she began the phone call asking if we had any dead flowers... Seem strange? We thought so too! Her motive behind the question gave all the ladies at the shop a good laugh. On her 40th birthday she had recieved a hidiously dead bouquet of flowers from her brother in law. She explained that it has become a long standing joke between them to do something outlandish for their birthdays. Her request was that we send the most hideous arrangement we could conjur up to her brother in law with a card that said "now were even."

As I mentioned we do it all...

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Hello Fall

Autumn is the most popular time to get married in Houston. The weather finally cools down and everything is still so lively and green. Autumn also tends to be more of a comfortable season with warm colors that create a sense of peace and unity. The hot fiery colors create beautiful backdrops for more earthy styles, and often times you'll find accents of feathers, pods, wheat, or other harvest finds. Often there is a misconception that just because something isn't traditionally categorized as a "flower" means that it can not go in an arrangement or bouquet. This is just not so! Feathers are a beautiful accent to any bouquet or arrangement, especially since you can get them in just about every color. Pods, seeds, fruit, vegetables and other elements can create interesting textures while making your arrangements truly unique.

Friday, September 18, 2009

September Allied Show

This month we had the opportunity of seeing some local talent at the September Allied Florists of Houston show. There were 4 featured designers: Patricia Gomez AIFD, Jason Holguin, Lucas Chavez, and our very own Frances Egbert TMF.

Their challenge was to create 3 designs using only one dozen roses. The theme of the night was dozens designed differently. We at the shop love to come up with new innovative ways to recreate the classic dozen roses. It was fun to see local talent show their stuff.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Pew Decor Ideas

As the bride awaits with her bridesmaids, all dressed and waiting for their cue; the guests are often enjoying the beautiful atmosphere, waiting patiently to see the blushing bride. In this moment all the planning, scheduling, and details pay off as the guests rise to watch the beautiful bride ascend down the aisle. Chapels, sanctuaries, and out door venues offer beautiful surroundings for such momentous occasions, but without the brides personal touch it would merely be another event.
The personality and style of the couple can best be expressed through their choice of flowers and arrangements. It's all the details, grand and minute that combine to create the prefect ambiance for a wedding. Pew decorations are a common addition to any chapel or sanctuary. They provide added emphasis for multiple reasons; to emphasize the aisle (especially in large sanctuaries), to signify where special guests should sit (family or bridal party), and to soften the transition between the aisle and the wooden pews, just to name a few. Above are a few examples of many different ideas to dress up your aisle. It can be as simple as a single flower with coordinating ribbon or as extravagant as an entire arrangement to coordinate with all your other floral accents. Just make sure that you choose a style that reflects your personality, after all, it is YOUR big day!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Condiff Photography

July 26th we invited an established photographer to be our guest and tag along with us to photograph one of our celebrity events that weekend. We were privileged to have April Condiff from Condiff Photography join us that day to help capture the entire ambiance of the wedding. April is a professional photographer who works in Spring TX and other surrounding areas. She and her husband mark have over 20 years experience in event photography.

As artists it was very interesting to see another artist at work. She was kind enough to share the photographs she took with us, and we are pleased to share them with you. There is something special about flowers that makes their beauty nearly impossible to capture on film; although April did come very close. We hope you enjoy these beautiful portraits.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

We Love NY

Fresh green, pure white, and a pop of pink was the perfect combination for this stylish New York wedding. The textural mix of peonies, cymbidium orchids, blueplurum, green hydrangea, and roses was a fresh accent to the blushing bride.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Fiery Fall Tones

School has started, which means fall is right around the corner. Luckily that also means the intense Houston heat is on its way out for a season or two. As the temperatures drop the number of outdoor weddings increase, and beautiful fall colors are the perfect way to add spice and flare to a late summer or fall event.

Texture, and visual interest ranked among the top of this Brides priorities. By using a mix of tropical flowers, elegant calla lilies, electric green hydrangea, and other flowers we created a bouquet that truly reflected her fiery personality.

For a more contemporary and non-traditional flare we opted to adorn the Groom and Fathers with pocket squares. Using orchids, chocolate cosmos, and hypericum berries we mimicked the textural interest of the Brides bouquet while keeping it simple and masculine.

Autumn tones are some of the most inviting and emotional colors used throughout the year. They evoke passionate sensations with fiery oranges, reds, burgundy, chocolates, and yellows, creating an energetic and comfortable ambiance. Often times we will add a pop of lime green to liven things up or use deep espresso brown to intensify the richness and depth of the color scheme.

... hello Fall!