Friday, June 26, 2009


I know that is summer but in the wedding business almost everything has already been decided and we are looking ahead to the fall/winter and I love this color combination. It is trendy, bold, stunning and very dramatic!
The dress:
Siri Bridesmaid's Right Bank dress (available at Tre Bella Bridal)
The flowers:
RED - Black Bacarra/Black Magic Roses/Forever Young Rose
PURPLE - Cool Water Rose, Purple Freesia, Purple Stock, Deep Purple Calla Lilies
Accent with Green Cymbidium Orchid with a burgundy throat
Save a piece of the sash on the bridesmaid's dresses (or buy an extra yard of fabric) and use this to wrap around the stems to pull in their dress color.

Thursday, June 25, 2009


One of our favorite brides Calie looked so incredible in this Junko Dress and Homa bridal veil!
The Silvana is a seemingly simple dress but it looks incredible on every bride who tries it on. The cut, the fabric, the details are flawless!
I now love the idea of veils. The addition of a beautiful veil can create a completely different look from ceremony to reception. A long veil changed out for chandelier earrings and a fancy hair flower or hair piece for the reception is a great quick change to surprise your guests.
My sister Kate - jeweler expert :) - has now started making these great headband pieces that are another great idea for the quick change look. She recently returned from a trip to London and these jeweled and flower headband were all the rage - image to come soon!


This wedding was spectacular! Held at the incredible Bay 7 in Durham the bride's inspiration was a walk down a European Lane.

My fabulous sister, Becky, lined the center of the table with large cylinders with cherry blossoms and curly willow, cylinders with floating candles, and square vases filled with ivory roses, green cymbidium orchids, white freesia, and green hypericum berries!

Alot of bride's have been opting for the long rectangular or square tables instead of the traditional rounds - I LOVE this. To decorate these tables creating a line down the center of the table is the way to go! Depending on your budget you can do a combination of taller arrangements with both candles and low arrangements like this wedding - BEAUTIFUL. For a smaller budget consider alternating the design tall arrangements with candles lining the center of 1/2 to 1/3 of the tables and on the other tables create a line of cylinder vases of varied heights with floating candles and submerged orchids or petals.

Thanks to Tracy Turpin Photography for the INCREDIBLE images :)