Florals + Centerpieces

Succulent Escort Cards

Succulent Escort Cards

I love this idea for including budget-friendly succulents in an unexpected way at your celebration. Wrapped in kraft or parchment paper they become perfect little escort cards. Clustered in an old wooden tray they become earthy and beautiful centerpieces. Check out the details from Mary Swenson for Project Wedding.

{Photos by Mary Swenson from Project Wedding.}

A Sweet Spring Bouquet

A Sweet Spring Bouquet

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It is a well established fact around these parts that I just adore essentially everything that the lovely Chelsea Fuss creates. Today I just can’t get this sweet spring bouquet out of my head. Maybe it’s because I’m finally growing really weary of winter and can’t wait for the smell of flowers and grass and trees, or maybe it’s simply because it’s just so pretty. Either way, I can’t get over the soft water color inspired palette and it makes …

Loving Wedding Bouquets

Loving Wedding Bouquets

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Without question gorgeous flowers are one of my favorite design details for weddings and celebrations. It’s such a great way to introduce color, texture and personality, which is why I am loving wedding bouquets right now. From the bold and colorful to the classic and traditional, a beautiful wedding bouquet never goes out of style.

{Photo by Jessica Claire.}

{Photo by Matthew Morgan via Ruffled.}

{Photo by Emilie Gerard via Once Wed.}

{Photo by Thomas Poole Photography via Elizabeth Anne Designs.}

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Summery Black-Eyed Susan Bridal Shower

Summery Black-Eyed Susan Bridal Shower

Today I couldn’t resist sharing this pretty black-eyed susan inspired bridal shower by I Am Baker featured last week on Sweet Designs. Nothing says summer like a long white cotton table runner and big mason jars filled with striking black eyed susans. The pretty homemade cakes were topped with black-eyed susans and little cookies were frosted with the bride and groom’s upcoming wedding date. This kind of event design is so chic, but really quite effortless. Grab big bunches of …

Inspired Creations – Romantic Pink Wedding Inspiration

Inspired Creations – Romantic Pink Wedding Inspiration

I’m in love with the beautiful romantic details in today’s Inspired Creations Contest submission. It’s soft, feminine and timeless, a combination I find simply irresistible. Designed by Kristen of Kio Kreations and Kara Schultz, it incorporates some of my favorite design elements – gorgeous florals, an abundance of vintage milk glass, and pretty DIY touches. Wait until you see these gorgeous flowers!

Kara and Kristen designed the shoot with the thought of “looking to the past and the present” in mind.  …

Fabric Flowers from Churchtown Chapeau Co.

Fabric Flowers from Churchtown Chapeau Co.

After spying these pretty fabric flowers from Churchtown Chapeau Co. I couldn’t resist sharing them on this Monday morning. Aren’t they just so pretty? These fluffy blooms can be custom made as hair pins, corsages, bouquets, centerpieces and more just contact Katie of Chellé Paperie fame to get yours! (As if I didn’t already think she was talented enough – she can sew, too??) I can think of a million ways to use these for a wedding, a bridal shower, …

Romantic Pink Blooms

Romantic Pink Blooms

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Growing up I was always a girly girl, but never the pink-obsessed version of a girly girl that was many of my friends. As an adult, I often find pink to be completely irresistible, especially when it takes the form of fluffy romantic flowers tucked inside time-worn vintage glass bottles. Like these that I spied over at Dreamy Whites. I love how pretty and romantic a few blooms in assorted shapes and sizes of bottles can look so chic – …

DIY Project Round Up

DIY Project Round Up

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Good morning and happy Monday, friends! I hope everyone had a nice weekend. I spent mine laying low, drinking lots of orange juice and resting up for the week. I’m hoping I’ve seen the worst of this flu and can get back to a semi-regular existence this week. Fingers crossed! While catching up on my Google Reader this weekend, I fell in love with all of the great DIY projects I’ve been seeing here and there so I thought I’d …

Floral Design 101

Floral Design 101

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For our wedding last July, my mother, best friend, sister and I tackled all of the bouquets and centerpieces on our own. It saved a tremendous amount of money (a couple thousand dollars actually) and it was pretty simple to do. Since then I’ve really been longing to take a floral design class or workshop so I could learn a bit about actually designing pretty centerpieces and arrangements. I love the idea of being able to craft pretty flowers for …

Floral Arrangements from New Hampshire Woods Creations

Floral Arrangements from New Hampshire Woods Creations

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I always love it when I find something new and have the opportunity to share it with you so today I’m really excited to introduce you to New Hampshire Woods Creations, an Etsy shop that has totally change my view on dried flowers. I admit that I used to think of them as dowdy and a bit 80s, but now I think of them simply as exquisite. Allison of NH Woods Creations is a floral designer who creates everything from …

Tulip Love

Tulip Love

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Nothing says spring quite like tulips and while spring is still a long way off for those of us who call Upstate NY home, all of the tulips popping up around the blogworld have me feeling like spring is at least a little closer than I had once feared. The bright happy colors and pretty, sleek blooms just feel like sunshine whenever I see them. I’m anxiously awaiting the first tulips breaking ground so I can take beautiful tulip photos …

Beautiful Wedding Flowers from Celebrate Flowers

Beautiful Wedding Flowers from Celebrate Flowers

I was revisiting some of my favorite blog pasts of months past (safely tucked away in my Google Reader starred items) when I stumbled upon this wedding at The Foundry in Long Island City that Kathryn posted on Snippet & Ink back in October of 2008. I was immediately struck by the gorgeous flowers at this wedding, the same reason I remember loving it over a year ago. The flowers were designed by Jorge at Celebrate Flowers in Chelsea and …