Monday, August 30, 2010

Marine blues

There is something about a man in uniform that makes the ladies go all doe-eyed. But with a handsome groom like this, can you disagree? This lovely couple had a vibrant celebration with yellow and blue accents throughout the ceremony and reception. Kari's bouquet was a traditional style handtied with lots of texture and variety. Her flowers included blooms like hydrangea, asiatic lilies, iris, miniature garden roses, delphinium and full size roses.
Her amazing photographer (Nolan Conley) has generously agree to let us use his prints for our blog. Their talent is unmatched in capturing the moment. No matter how many pictures we take, we never seem to capture the emotions of the day quite like they do. I love the picture of Kari and her new man leaving the reception. It really showcases their grand exit with multi colored petals flying everywhere. They were a beautiful couple, and we were happy to be a part of their big day.
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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Are you a Calla girl?

For some reason Callas are one of those flowers that you either LOVE or hate... Why? I wonder if it has to do with the definitive shape and overall line of the flower The interesting thing is that callas are great by themselves or intermixed with other blooms like roses, orchids, or hydrangea. This bride was in love with purple, as so many of us are. For her bridesmaids we chose a more contemporary style calla bouquet with rolled ti leaves and lily grass with longer stems and a silver ribbon. For the bridal bouquet with went with a mix of purple roses and lavender and purple calla lilies with a rolled ti leaf collar and silver ribbon with a pearl button line detail.
Her ceremony was held in the Robb Chapel at The Woodlands United Methodist Church, white her reception was at The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center in the Emerald Ballroom. We used a beautiful mix of lilies, gladiolas, callas, roses and carnations in white and purples for her cake and table centerpieces. It was a soft and romantic setting for this lovely couple to celebrate their new beginning.

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Friday, August 20, 2010

What's black, white and red all over?

Other than a newspaper this wedding at Ashelynn Manor kept a very traditional color scheme and amplified the visual interest with accents of black. These bouquets were a beautiful statements against the bridesmaids gowns. She was truly a classic beauty.

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Falling in love with Fall

There is something irresistible about the rich colors of fall. They are fiery and vivid and typically evoke strong passionate emotions that make most of us let out a verbal "ahhhh" when (or more appropriately if) we see the colors of the season change.
As the summer sun continues to beat down I am reminded as we are beginning to create beautiful fall wedding portrait bouquets that fall is (hopefully) right around the corner. The wedding pictured above had such a fun and lively bridal party. The rich rusty colors with accents of chocolate were perfect for this intimate outdoor setting.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Event Consultations

Events take planning, time and vision. So whether your planning an anniversary party at a local restaurant, a birthday bash at home, a childs blessing at a church, or a fabulous wedding at a local venue we can help you plan every detail to ensure that it is exactly what you are looking for.
Here at The Blooming Idea we do free consultations for all events. We simply ask that you call to set up an appointment. We take consultations Monday through Friday as early as 9:00 am or as late as 4:30 pm. We like to reserve our Saturdays for the events of the day, but if you are coming from out of town or have other complications we would be happy to find a time that works best for you.
We encourage you to have chosen your date, venue and basic colors of the event before coming to see us. Most often you'll base your flower choices off your color scheme which usually incorporates your linens or Bridesmaids dress colors. If you have a swatch or pictures, we'd love to see them. It's also a great idea to bring pictures of arrangements, colors, designs and set ups that you love. It gives our consultants a great vision of the style you are trying to achieve.
You should plan on spending anywhere from 1 to 2 hours with us as we talk about all the details of your event. Our expert consultants are here to guide you every step of the way. So if you know exactly what you want or don't have a clue we are here to help. Your time is precious and events take planning, so leave it to our team of experts who will ensure that every details is perfect.
Call us today to schedule a consultation to talk about your event flowers, we are always happy to help in any way we can. Let us help you make your day perfect!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Pretty in Pink

When the weather actually cooperates it is such a beautiful back drop to have an even outdoors. There is nothing quite like the artistry of nature to set a romantic tone for a wedding recpeption. This wedding was in the brides home. Her yard was just perfect for her romanitc ceremony.

Different flavors of soft pinks, limey greens and creamy whites were used throughout the decor. The bride wanted to transform her yard to make it feel like much more than just another garden party. We began at the gates with beautiful grapevine wreaths to welcom her guests. The pathway to her front door was lined with giant pommander balls on black shepherd hooks, introducing her colors in a fun and lively way.

At the entrance to the yard we used our black iron arch and decorated it and the fence with a flowing garland with fresh blooms intertwined with ribbon. Throughout the yard we used beautiful black lanterns with hot pink sheer ribbon to accent different tables and alcoves. The aisle mimiked the entry to the home with giant pink and green pommanders on shepherd hooks which popped against the dark green surroundings.

Each table centerpiece was a different mixture of coordinating pink, white and green blossoms to create variety and textural differnces between the designs. All the pieces helped to set the perfect romantic tone for this bushing bride.