Thursday, November 29, 2012

Inspiration vs Reproduction: Revisited

Back in August, we talked about inspiration vs reproduction, and since then we have had even more brides come to us already knowing what they want their bouquet to look like. However, most of these brides were only inspired by what they saw. They were not looking for us to recreate the same bouquet, but wanted us to take their idea and put a spin on it to make it their own!

Our top three inspiration vs reality bouquets are below. Please notice how each one has little details that the original did not have. Some changes were made because of the bride's budget, some were because a flower was out of season or the bride didn't like the flower, but most were because the bride wanted something that was her very own. Something that she could look back on and be happy knowing that her personality was captured.

Inspiration (left) used softer blues and greens, but our reproduction (right) used bolder blues and greens to give the bouquet an added pop. We also placed a small blue butterfly in the bouquet for the bride.
Inspiration (top) used a variety of flowers to give extra texture and dimension, but our bride wanted her reproduction (bottom) to be softer with pops of bold color coming from Freespirit Roses to give dimension.

Inspiration (left) used soft pinks and purples to add contrast to the golds and yellows, but our bride requested her reproduction (right) to have no pinks and purples. To reflect the fall season and add extra texture we used Yarrow in place of the berries.

We hope that you have enjoy looking through our inspirations vs reproductions, and find your own inspiration to turn into a symbol of your personality!

Enjoy! And don't forget to check us out on Pinterest! You can see all of the things we are working on and have been inspired by!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

True Love Tuesday: Anna & Andrew

Anna & Andrew were wed on October 6. She came to us wanting to embrace the colors of fall, but wanted to also keep her flowers romantic and soft. The orange and cream roses were perfect for her. What made Anna's wedding even more special is that she wanted to create her own centerpieces using bulk flowers she purchased from us. Yay for crafty brides!! We simply can't wait to see the pictures of the centerpieces that she made.


Attendants carried a hand-tied bouquet of Freespirit Roses and  cream Roses.

For Anna, we created a beautfiful hand-tied bouquet using Freespirit Roses, cream Roses, Dusty Miller, Stock , and Carnations.

The boutonnieres and corsages contained spray Roses, Hypercurium  Berries, and Baby's Breath. 

Monday, November 26, 2012

Rose of Sharon's - Best Bouquets 2012

And the winner is!!

Our top favorite is this fantastic cascade bouquet with Roses,  Phalaenopsis Orchids, Ranaculous,  Lilly Grass,  and Air Plants.

It's the end of the year, and which means it's time to go back and browse through our favorites of the year. Today, we focused on bouquets. Each bouquet we create is unique to the bride, the wedding, and to us. You may wonder how we pick out our favorites, and I promise you it's not easy! However, we buckled down and chose our top bouquets of the year!


A few of our favorite cascades and a favorite arm bouquet.

All of these bouquets rank high in our memories as some of our favorite hand-tied bouquets. Each one has a unique selection of flowers and colors specific to the bride and her wedding!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

We have shut off the lights, said farewell to our flowers, and gone home to enjoy the day with our families this Thanksgiving, And though we may not be here working with our flowers, we are at home drawing inspirations from those around us to bring back to you next week. We thank you for a year of great inspirations, kind words, and unending support.

 May you have a great day celebrating this day of thanks, and always remember that flowers can make any day a better day!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

True Love Tuesday: Haley & Thomas - The Reception

Haley and Thomas' reception was held at the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs on September 22. Haley came to us wanting a Shabby Chic wedding using a mixture of Mason Jars, antique lace, and her collection of tea tins, kettles, and urns that she found in various flea markets. For flowers we stayed in the cream color palate using a mixture of Hydrangeas, Roses, Spider Mums, Stocks, Scabiosa Pods, and Dahlias. 

The combination of her Shabby Chic containers, and the cream color palate of her flowers made for a one-of-a-kind look in the gorgeous ballroom.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

True Love Tuesday: Jennifer & Craig

Jennifer and Craig wanted a period specific Renaissance themed wedding. Keeping with the traditions of that time, we made sure everything was very natural. The mixture of Myrtle, Wheat, Ivy, and dried Lavender was the perfect combination to provide the couple with their very special look.

The bride carried a Clutch bouquet of Alstroemeria, Wheat, Lavender, Myrtle, and Ivy.

The centerpieces kept with the theme using iron candelabras, and a mix of the floral. 
Close up of Ceremony arrangements.
Ceremony arrangements were simple clutches of Wheat, Myrtle, Ivy, and Lavender.
Centerpieces for the head table consisted of bunches of Wheat with sprigs of Dried Lavender.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Make Your Own Holiday Wreath

Have you ever seen that wreath that looks just too good to be homemade, and wondered how you could make one just as good? Then come join us on Saturday, December 1 from 10 am to 12 pm at Botanical Gardens for a wreath tutorial!

Our very own lead crafter and expert in all things floral, Althea Wiles, will be leading a class on how to make your own wreath. The best part? She will be with you as you make your very own! All of the materials will be provided for you. We encourage you to bring your own ornaments or special touches to make it all yours!

There are limited spots available, so be sure and register soon at the link below! We look forward to seeing you!