Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Ashelynn Manor

There is something so crisp and clean about blue and white weddings. Reminiscent of winter and the chill in the air with the turning of the seasons to spring. Appropriate symbolism for the beginning of a new life together as husband and wife. This beautiful wedding was held in the new chapel at Ashelynn Manor. With the feel of an old southern church and the clean contemporary decor makes this a gorgeous place to say your vows. The dark wood accents in the chapel are the perfect backdrop for gorgeous florals to truly stand out and make an impact. My favorite part of this wedding were the rose petals used to line the aisle. It created a beautiful soft line to mimick a "visual" aisle runner without the addition of fabric. We love working with our brides. It is truly our favorite part of everyday, and makes working every weekend so worth it.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Allied Florists of Houston March Meeting

A Wedding to Remember was a well deserved title for this wonderful event. Each month Allied Florists of Houston gathers at one of the local wholesalers and puts on an amazing program with famous designers for a night of amazing food, beautiful flowers and most important; education. This month we were invited by Greenleaf Wholesale as one of the premier wedding florists of Houston to put together a table scape for their gallery. We gladly accepted the challenge and decided to go all out.
We chose a fun a fresh color pallet with white, black and green and kept the arrangements very visually interesting with beautiful textures and contrast. Our table scape consisted of multiple pieces. First, we used 4 12x12 mirrors on the table and each mirror had a different type of arrangement. Each arrangement was in a square glass cube, just at different heights. Using a variety of black, green and white flowers we created depth and interest with impact. Succulents, monkey tails, hypericum berries, lisianthus, roses, naked sunflowers, amaranthus, calla lilies and green dendrobium orchids were a few of the varieties we favored.

Each place setting had a beautiful black tone on tone zebra print plates with a beautiful green tropical leaf to take the place of a traditional charger. Green wine glasses and personal rose arrangements made the table that much more stunning and unique. The gorgeous linens donated by Cathi at The Linen House added the finishing touch. It was truly a night to remember and we were proud to take part in a beautiful display of stunning designs.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Pastel Pallets

With spring around the corner all the beautiful pastel colors are back in season! This last weekend was filled with blush pink peonies, white tulips, yellow ranunculas, white lisianthus, yellow and white freesia and atlantis daisies. With such a fresh color pallet you simply can't go wrong. The Brides bouquet was filled with blush pink peonies with accents of white lisianthus and yellow ranunculus with a collar of curly willow. The boutonnieres were fun and funky with yellow freesia and monkey tails, and the lovely bridesmaids carried bouquets of white tulips, white lisianthus, and yellow ranunculus with the same curly willow collar.

The reception decor incorporated a variety of different designs. Tea cups and treasures were found throughout The Glass Menagerie as The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center. At her sign in table we used a mixed variety of loose blooms on a 3-tiered cake stand for a different look. We also created a beautiful arrangement to adorn the top of their card gift box. For centerpieces it was all about the peonies in baskets that mimicked birds nests. Her cake was decorated with peonies in all different stages and on the table were custom tea cups with the bride and grooms initials. Each detail was executed to perfection including the sweet peas on each napkin. All the fresh soft colors created a soft romantic ambiance for a mid day wedding in March.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Roses are red, so are Gerberas

It's slightly ironic that one of the most popular colors for flowers is red, but in all reality there are not as many true red flowers as there are of some other colors. Gerbs and roses are always an easy find, and very reliable. Other focal red flowers might include amaryllis, anthirium, ginger, dahlias, gladiolas, and of course carnations. The dilemma is that most of the flowers listed are either seasonal, linear or very tropical in nature. Although there is an abundance of red accent flowers to supplement any focal blooms. Red is such an emotional color and symbolizes passion, love and romance, thus making it the perfect flower for a wedding.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Spring Has Sprung

As the weather turns fair we all remember why we live in Houston. This is the time of year that makes us never want to leave. This is the time of year when we forget about the hot and humid summers and fall in love with Texas all over again. It's also at this time of year when all the colors come back out. Plants begin to bloom, neighbors come out of hibernation and play in the yard, and newfound emphasis for spending time outside manifests itself in neighborhood BB-Q's and block parties.

It is so refreshing to see vibrant colors after a bleak winter, especially in your home. After all the holiday decorations have been put away and you've started your spring cleaning what could be more pleasant than the fresh smell of spring flowers. Let us brighten up your home with vibrant color today, give us a call we'll send something spectacular over right away.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Best of The Woodlands

We are proud to announce the results of "The Best of The Woodlands" poll condusted by Woodlands Online for the best florist:
Thank you for making us your number one choice for your local florist. We value making beautiful designs that are unique, long lasting, and personal. From everyday occasions to weddings and corporate events we do it all. Better yet, we love what we do. So once again, thank you!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Lime Swirl

Looking for something interesting and fragrant with low clearance? Here's the perfect solution. By using a shallow cylinder with a wide mouth we have created this swirl of refreshing green and white flowers. By clustering the flowers you create more visual impact ultimately making the piece more interesting to behold. It's not just another mixed flower arrangement, it's a contemporary statement with clean lines and gorgeous blooms. Another bonus, because the stems are short, the arrangement will last for much longer than a tall arrangement because the flowers do not have to work as hard to drink. Pieces like this are perfect for an intimate dinner, a coffee table, or an office desk where they can be seen from above.