Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Lavender Vanilla

The fall always brings with it delicious fragrances. It seems to be the time of year where as you shop for the holidays you are greeted by warm and inviting aromas. Most include cinnamon, clove and pumpkins spices. But one of my favorite combinations, year round are mixtures of fresh herbs with vanilla.
Here are a few of our October weddings where lavenders and rich plums took center stage.
One of my favorite tall arrangements is done by gathering beautiful gladiolas together in one or two vibrant colors and arranging them in a tall slender vase. This in turn creates an incredible wow factor with a pop of color up high; while also making the ballroom seem more intimate.
Bridal bouquets are such a personal item and we strive to create each bouquet to match the style and personality of the blushing bride who will be holding it.
Using various heights in your centerpieces will visually force your guests to stop and appreciate the decor of the ballroom ten times more than if all the decor was one height throughout the room. Giving you more of a "wow" feeling as you and your guests enter.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Amber Romance...{part 2}

... Now on to the reception. The newlywed's reception was held at The Carlton Woods Creekside Fazio club house. To dress up the entry walkway we continued the theme of iron with shepherd hooks and lanterns. (right before the guests began arriving we also laid down a heavy layer of rose petals along both sides of the walkway). On the doors we hung the couples initials which were made from autumn colored cushion mums and hung from chocolate satin ribbon. The letters were moved to the inside of the doors after the Bride and Groom made their entrance to be enjoyed throughout the reception.

Sometimes the pictures speak for themselves. It was a truly stunning night. We decorated the entire clubhouse with rich autumn tones, gorgeous flowers and candlelight.
It was a slightly breezy nigh tand kept the covered patio at a perfect temperature to enjoy all the festivities.
We had 3 different styles for the table arrangements for the reception. One grand arrangement in a traditional style filled with bells of ireland, mocara orchids, two toned orange roses, red roses, lilies, antique green hydrangea and red alstromeria atop a glass vase accented with an amber underwater light and swirling curly willow. The bride and grooms table was a slightly larger version of the grand arrangements with all the bridesmaids bouquets gathered at the base to create a beautiful tablescape.
The other two styles were a low cube arrangement with a mixture of red alstromeria, two toned rises, mocara orchids and hypericum berries. The third style was slightly more contemporary with two toned roses at differing heights swirled in a clear glass vase accented by an amber underwater light and swirling curly willow to add movement and texture.
To add a little something to the cocktail tables throughout the reception we used antiqued copper goblets with beautiful dahlias and roses. While the coffee tables for the soft seating areas were decorated with a platform of coordinating flowers holding a beautiful lantern.
We are always looking for ways for you to enjoy all the flowers from your special day throughout the entire night. To decorate the indoor fireplace we moved the altar arrangements from the ceremony and to decorate a few of the buffet stations we used the pew arrangements. In our opinion it's always nice to use as many pieces all night as possible.

All these beautiful arrangements set the tone for a fabulously romantic evening for a beautiful couple.

*Some of the pictures used in this post are courtesy of K. Wallace Photography*

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Amber Romance... {part 1}

Rich amber tones are always inviting while at the same time stirring memories of holiday traditions, warmth, friendship and in this case... love.
This stunning wedding was a beautiful event with an even more beautiful bride. Her bouquet was a textural mix of rich autumn colors with vibrant two toned roses, mocara and cymbidium orchids, mango calla lilies and chocolate hypericum berries, wrapped in an ivory satin with her own broach attached to the stem.

Their ceremony was held at The Woodlands United Methodist Church in the Robb Chapel. Instead of using pew decor that was attached to the pews, we used these beautiful iron scroll pew markers with lush arrangements atop each one; creating a higher vantage point towards the altar area, and a beautiful addition of rich color in the chapel that coordinated perfectly with the two altar arrangements.

Stay tuned for part 2 of this beautiful autumn wedding...

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Catching up!

*Also as a reminder, don't forget that THIS THURSDAY the 17th we are celebrating our 9th anniversary with our annual Holiday Showcase and food drive at the shop from 5-8 p.m. Remember we are offering 40% off holiday silk arrangements! We will also be serving a wide array of goodies, wine and cheese, so come by and celebrate with us!*

October is always such a busy month that it often takes us a little while to play catch up with all the pictures we want to showcase! But here are a few more that we couldn't let slip by. October was a beautiful month with mild weather and gorgeous color. That also made for a fabulous time to have bridal portraits taken. Here are a few of the fun and funky portrait bouquets from last month.
We also had a party at The Marriott with over 70 tables! The arrangements for the reception after the golf tournament were beautiful with giant antique green hydrangea, two tone high and magic roses, draping seeded eucalyptus and brown hypericum berries. Later we also added some bear grass and yellow oncidium orchids to change the arrangements up just a bit for another luncheon held the next day.
And of course there are always weddings in October. This beautiful ceremony at The Club at Carlton Woods was kept simple with peaches and creams, soft draping greens and just the right touch of traditional elegance with a soft curved arch.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Come Celebrate...

...our 9th annual Holiday Showcase & Food Drive!

Thursday November 17th 2010
5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Come see our newly decorated shop, enjoy wine, h'ordeuvres & beautiful holiday arrangements! And just because we love to see you, we are also offering 40% off all silk holiday decor! We are also hosting a food drive and we will be accepting any non perishable items to donate to the local food bank. So come, take a night off to enjoy some amazing food, donate to a good cause, admire some incredible holiday decor and enjoy great company at The Blooming Idea.

8008 Ashlane Way ste. 110
The Woodlands, TX 77382
Next to the YMCA in Sterling Ridge

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Rock and Roll All Night

The theme for this years annual Member/ Guest Gala at The Club at Carlton Woods was taken from the amazing decor at The House of Blues in Houston.
With rust, gold and navy silk draped from floor to ceiling you couldn't help but feel like you were where the party was going to be! Our flowers popped off the fabric colors creating beautiful focal pieces that truly took center stage for this amazing night.
With submerged cymbidium orchids, beautiful two toned orange roses, vibrant rusty lilies and textural hydrangea the arrangements were astounding.
Each room had a slightly different theme, allowing us to show off some of our fabulous rental glassware and showcase different designs, while maintaining all the same color scheme throughout the club to tie everything together in a cohesive and exciting way!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Wild Western Weekend

The Club at Carlton Woods is always busy this time of year with parties, wine dinners, golf tournaments and amazing galas. A few weeks ago they had a spectacular western weekend as a kick off to their annual member guest gala. So here is a sneak peak at the weeks earlier events.
Western themes can vary from bandannas and burlap to wild sun flowers and wheat grass. It just depends of what type of style you are ultimately trying to achieve!
This beautiful tablescape at the Fazio clubhouse gave the dining room various levels of interest with height, line and balance and beautiful style; not to mention a bold pop of color with the giant sunflowers.