Brittany and Xylon’s vision for a Hollywood garden wedding filled with vibrant flowers, love, laughter, family and friends came to life this past summer. They found their perfect venue at Philadelphia’s historic Morris Arboretum. Everything about the day was perfect. From the bridesmaids’ sparkly dresses to the Art Deco Hollywood touches. And can we talk about the bride and groom! The day and all the dreamy details was photographed by the talented Lora Reehling.
Join me for a garden walk through their special day.
I’m convinced I was a butler in a former life. And like Mr. Carson in the TV show, Downton Abbey, I appreciate and expect order. With proper planning, agendas, and lists what could go wrong, right? For Lynn & Quin’s … Continue reading →
What a privilege it was to plan and style Melissa and Dave’s woodland themed wedding at the Rodale Institute farm. For months I was fully immersed in planning every detail along with designing the invitation, styling the entire event along … Continue reading →
Colorful flowers are a great way to say goodbye to winter and hello spring! This combination of light pink tea roses, orange kalanchoe, blue grape hyacinth, and thistle in a birch bark vessel are the perfect combination of color, texture and fragrance.
If you’re looking for one of these custom creations, please look me up at Rodale’s General Store. I would be delighted to create one of these lovelies just for you!
Last August I had the honor and privilege to design and create the bridal party bouquets for the sweetest of brides. For Tina and Miguel’s wedding, Tina requested pink for her bridal party. For me the hardest part of her request was focusing on the perfect combination of flowers and since there are a gazillion to choose from, I needed to create the perfect recipe for a perfect pink bouquet. Anyone who knows me knows well that I’m a gigantic mess before any wedding or event. This wedding was no exception and ultimately, Tina loved the bouquets….phew!
Tied with pink fabric remnants from the bridesmaid dresses, Tina’s bouquet recipe included:
Pink Garden Roses
Deep Pink Cockscomb
Tina and Miguel you are beautiful and thank you Candid Moments Photography for providing these stunning images of their special day.
Want to know how to dress up a plain glass cylinder vase? Simply buy some decorative paper from your local craft store or download and print a vintage wallpaper image from the web. Then cut to size and slide it inside the vase. Your done! Obviously this only works when you are arranging dried flowers. No water needed for this beauty!
This arrangement features craspedia, brunia, thistle, hypericum berry and scabiosa.
About a year ago I was asked by my dear friends to help plan and style their fall wedding which they were planning to have on the magical Rodale Institute Farm.
The day was perfect. All of the prop hunting, hard work and support from my loving friends and family, coupled with the beautiful Jessica and her dashing husband Ryan, made for an absolutely enchanting day. And, Rodale Catering & Events‘ fried chicken, mac & cheese, and scrumptious pies and desserts were to die for.
Enjoy a few snaps shots from Jess & Ryan’s special day.
The altar by the pond.
Guest seating by the pond.
Vintage church pews and comfy pillows.
A special wedding guest.
Bar menu in vintage encyclopedia.
Bar menu in vintage encyclopedia.
Scrumptious organic apple pie.
More scrumptious organic pecan pies.
The beautiful couple.
One of two giant photo display tables in the barn.
Happy Monday and happy birthday Shaina! Actually, her birthday is tomorrow but we celebrated her special day early. This pink creation I arranged for her includes passion roses, gerber daisies, stock, carnations, lilies and eucalyptus. All of the flowers I collected at the local grocery story!
The arrangement is in a square glass container purchased at AC Moore Arts and Crafts. The vase needed some texture so I placed a wide rubber band around the vase then tucked curly willow between the vase and the rubber band. Then I covered the rubber band with twine.