Friday, April 30, 2010

Saris, Jewels and Henna = Gorgeous Ceremony

Talk about beautiful colors. This bride had an absolutely gorgeous wedding. They had a traditional Indian ceremony complete with Saris, Jewels and Henna tatoos. The catch was that as the bridal party were being announced to their guests, you'd think you were at a different wedding! The entire bridal party had completely changed from their Indian Saris to black tuxedos and a-line gowns, including the Bride and Groom. It was a beautiful day to have such a dynamic wedding.

Her colors complimented her bold personality with hot pinks and sunny yellows. Her flowers included a mixture of roses, miniature garden roses and gerbera daisies in yellow, pink and white.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Lets Get Tropical...

With the beautiful calm weather of spring almost over we are headed into the heat of summer. And when those temperature rise the colors of the season burst into full vibrance with oranges, yellows and reds. This beautiful bride opted for something non-traditional for her bridesmaids; orchid leis! It was a beautiful way to dress up these lovely girls, and really complimented their plum floor length dresses. The brides bouquet was spectacular in a traditional cascade style filled with lilies, orchids and roses in bursting oranges and purples.

Hello Summer!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Shout out to us!

We love to network with other florists and others interested and involved in our industry. Mary has been involved in her local BNI group, Chamber of Commerce groups, bridal networking groups, Allied Florists of Houston, Texas State Florist Association and many others not to mention Facebook and Twitter. We feel that we can all gain something by being a positive force in our industry to promote education, sharing ideas and becoming involved in our communities. So we were pleasantly surprised to find that when we logged onto Facebook we found this posted by Flower Shop Network:

Congratulations Go To The Blooming Idea!

By: Mandy Maxwell
Congratulations is in order for Mary and her exceptional team at The Blooming Idea!The Blooming Idea TeamThey've just won The Best of the Woodlands Award for best Florist in The Woodlands Community of Texas.
It's easy to see why they've pushed ahead of the rest!
  • They're extremely creative and come up with the most interesting arrangements and displays for their community. Their uniqueness is what sets them apart from other florists in their community.
  • They are very active in social media. They've really done well with their Facebook and Twitter accounts.
  • They're active in blogging! They publish to a great weekly blog all about their big floral events and weddings! This really encourages a sense of appreciation and community with their brides and other customers.
By staying on the cutting edge, The Blooming Idea has easily become their community's favorite florist! So congratulations for doing such an outstanding job from all of us here at Flower Shop Network!
What do you do in your shop to stay ahead of your competition?

So Thank you to FSN for giving us a shout out! For more fun interaction with the ladies at The Blooming Idea visit us on Facebook and Twitter! 

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Easter Weekend Part 3

With beautiful skies, a cool breeze, and the birds singing their sweet melodies how could you not just step back and say to yourself, "Self, it's going to be a B-E-A utiful day!" (Pardon my stealing a line from the Truman Show).

Sunday morning we arrived at The Carlton Woods - Nicklaus Clubhouse bright and early to begin the set up for their Sunday Brunch event. This was the final event of the weekend, and the atmosphere was sweet, romantic, and peaceful. Our showpiece for Sunday was truly spectacular. This being our second time building a tree out of flowers in conversation I have come to refer to as "The Tree of Life - Spring Edition." The first tree we built was back in September of 2008, so all the colors were rich in deep fall tones. This was the original:
So as you can imagine it was a pleasure to be able to do it again, but of course, bigger and better. We added blooming forsythia to re-enforce the bright colors of spring, paired with lavender roses, peach miniature garden roses, peach lilies, light green hanging amaranthus, white stock, and some of the biggest yellow roses I've ever seen. It was truly spectacular.

Our centerpieces for the tables coordinated with peach lilies, purple stock, roses and solidago in clear glass cubes. We also had the pleasure of designing a smaller tree for another accent piece, so now we have added a miniature to our collection, eventually we'll have a forest! ;) It is so much fun to plan and execute these aw-inspiring showpieces. In short, we all absolutely LOVE what we do.

We hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend. Remember to enjoy this beautiful weather while it lasts!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Easter Weekend Part 2

As we mentioned before Easter weekend kept us hopping! Saturday morning bright and early we headed out to set up for The Carlton Woods - Nicklaus Clubhouse Breakfast with the Easter Bunny event. This annual event is a fun filled breakfast meant for all the little ones you love. Complete with an easter egg hunt, face painting and pictures with the easter bunny our arrangements were the perfect compliment to such a fun, vibrant and playful event.

Our focal piece was a beautiful full sized umbrella decorated on top with colorful daisy blooms a rim of vibrant full sized Gerbera Daisies. We had such a fun time putting this together, then again we always have a great time! Underneath the umbrella canopy we had 3 silver pots, each filled with a different flower; gerbs, tulips and spider mums.

The tables had a combination of trios with pots of beautiful tulips, iris and gerbs, cylinders filled with brightly colored eggs filled with daisy  blooms, and vases with clusters of iris and alstromeria.The Board room table scape included vases filled with eremurus and belles of irelad for a bold vibrant pop of green and yellow. The simplest way to sum it all up is just by saying fun, fun, fun!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Easter Weekend Part 1

Easter weekend kept us extremely busy with events everyday and a beautiful wedding on Saturday we were having the time of our lives.

Friday night at The Carlton Woods - Fazio Clubhouse they hosted their annual formal seafood buffet. With a cool color scheme of deep purples, lavender and creams we decided to add a punch of color with live goldfish! The grand buffet arrangement with phaleanopsis orchids, white anthirium, monstera leaves, spider mums, and a beautiful mixutre of greenery sat atop a vase filled with curly willow and gold fish.

The table arrangements  varied depending on the size and shape of the table, allowing us to create some beautiful table scapes and luscious centerpieces. The centerpieces were filled with white hydrangea, purple dendrobium orchids and lavender spider mums, accented by a pair of goldfish swimming amongst the stems in the cylinder vase. The table scapes included votive candles, sea shells, cylinders willed with calla lilies, spider mums and bear grass, and cylinders with suspended orchids and sea shells glowing under a beautiful fuschia underwater light.

The gorgeous linens from The Linen House were the perfect complement to the purple and cream color scheme. It is always a pleasure to work with such fine people to create a truly stunning display.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

We'll Miss You Veva

Sometimes there are no words to adequately describe how much you will miss someone who has been such a close friend. Our talented Veva will be moving to Colorado soon and all the ladies at The Blooming Idea will miss you. You have been an inspiration to us all. Thank you for sharing your talents with us while you were here. All the flower shops in Colorado better watch out, because they've got an amazing designer headed their way. You will always be a part of us here. Good Luck.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Fuschia and Plum

Doesn't it just look delectable?

A beautiful mix of orchids, roses, tulips, alstromeria and stock.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Buttons and Butterflies

Color trends are always interesting to follow. More frequently we are seeing a move towards purple, the color of royalty. Often it is mixed with greens which create a nice pop of color with contrast, but they also serve as a nice bright neutral. The ceremony was held on The Forest Deck at The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center. What a beautiful venue for a wedding ceremony. With a lake behind the gazebo and the greens from the golf course to the right, couples have a perfect backdrop for the place where they start such a grand adventure with each other.
The gazebo was decorated with our custom white curtains and tulle stretched across the top with a slight swag. The floral tie backs are a nice addition to the curtains in place of ribbon. We also install the aisle runner in 50 and 100' lengths. It's a nice way to make sure that the brides dress does not get caught on the rough wood of the deck. The reception was held in The Glass across the water. Each arrangement had a beautiful tall arrangement with green hydrangea, purple roses, purple stock, green buttons and green and purple butterfly accents in tall rental fluted vases. It was a beautiful fresh color pallet for a beautiful spring day.