Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

Wishing you all a very safe and happy haunting!

Friday, October 30, 2009

A Tablescape For Royalty

Draping mango calla lilies, funky curly willow, twisted bells of Ireland, feathered peach roses, and copper accents created this beautiful tablescape for the Kings Table at the Carlton Woods.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Screams of autumn

Inspired by texture and movement, this piece was all about the curves! Simple pops of yellow kept it bright and interesting, but the structure is the true focal point of this piece; encamsilating movement, rhythm, and fluidity. We emphasized the structure by adding flowers that would accentuate the curves, not overpower or distract.

Movement is a key aspect in a piece that is less about being full of flowers and more about structure, balance, and line.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Carlton Woods Member Guest Event 2009

Lushious, Luxurious, Vulumptuous & Stunning...

...happens to be the most appropriate way to describe our latest event at the Carlton Woods. Using solid silver standards and bowls filled to capacity with the most luxurious white and ivory flowers, they filled the room with an overwhelming sense of royalty.

In addition to over 40 centerpieces we also created a beautiful table scape for the Champions table with 8 silver mint julep cups filled with roses, 2 low silver bowl centerpieces overflowing with a variety of white and ivory blooms, and a showstopping silver trumpet with chocolate and white cymbidium orchids dangling from curly willow.
But we didn't stop there; we also created two showpieces for the buffet tables complete with dangling orchids, suspended roses, arching tulips, and a hint of chocolate with brown hypericum berries.
After all was said an done, there are still no appropriate words to completely encompass the overall feeling of the event. Photos aid in the endeavour to portray the beauty of the arrangements but there is something about standing in a room bursting at the seams with gorgeous flowers that just can't be caught on film.

Not to mention the fact that we always have a wonderful time!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Interfaith Event at the Carlton Woods

Going Green has become a very popular theme in almost every aspect of life. There has been an extreme turn towards taking care of our planet, and doing all we can to preserve it, and change our wasteful ways. Here at the shop we strive to use the "un-useable" materials in everyday arrangements, we recycle vases, and encourage our clients to rent any of our amazing glassware, wright iron, solid silver, or rustic wood items. This way we can reuse the items while offering our clients beautifully stunning pieces to set the tone for their events.

On the 30th of September the Carlton Woods hosted a silent auction party for an Interfaith event. The theme was Going Green, as was represented by the beautiful green linens and a variety of all white and green botanicals. We created grids out of stems to use as the framework for all our showpieces. Exposed mechanics has become a popular contemporary spin on elegant and formal events. We pride ourselves for continually pushing the limits and thinking outside the box. Which is how these beauties developed.
Using a textural mix of tropicals, orientals, hanging amaranthus, billowy hydrangea, and fully open white roses we created an ethereal setting; reminiscent to that of a forest floor or star lit jungle. The addition of twinkling lights and dangling crystals emphasized the draping feel of the centerpiece.
It was a pleasure to create such beautiful pieces filled with lush flowers, creating impact and drama with a subtle contemporary flare. So tell us, how do you go green?

Saturday, October 10, 2009

It's Time To Party

It's only the second week of October and we've had over 20 events! Needless to say we are excited for the chance to make some gorgeous arrangements; here's a sneak peak:

Monday, October 5, 2009

Southerns Christmas Show with Jim Granger

A few weeks ago we made another treck down to one of our wholesalers to see the first of many Christmas shows. During October our local wholesalers host a number of featured designers to show off the newest and most glamorous Christmas decor. Christmas for the floral industry starts in October!

We shopped for Christmas goodies and beautiful decorations for the shop, so make sure to come by and see us all decked out for Christmas! As a hint, I will say we will be full of glitz, glamour, and sparkle...

We watched as Jim Granger AIFD created beautiful designs for all the holidays. Here are some pictures of his wonderful designs:

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Giveaway of the Month

We love creating beautiful pieces for our clients to enjoy, but what's even better is hearing what you think! So we've decided to do a monthly bouquet giveaway for one of our loyal readers! All you need to do is leave a comment on any post from October and at the end of the month we will make a random drawning for a free bouquet of beautiful seasonal flowers! Your comment should include the following: your name, email address, and your feedback!
So please let us know what you think! And for additional chances to win you can leave 2 additional comments letting us know that you joined us on facebook and became a follower of the blog! The winner will be announced the 1st week of the November! While we welcome all comments, our winners will be chosen from our local clients. Good luck!

September Weddings

September was a month full of rich colors and beautiful brides. Here are a few pictures from our many events:


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