Friday, April 26, 2013

Silk Creations

Today, we wanted to share with you a few of silk designs from our resident silk artist, Lacey. These are all for sale, or she can create a custom design for you.


All photos belong to Rose of Sharon Floral Designs

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

True Love Tuesday: December Love

Our couples this past December both chose to stick with the beauty of winter and chose white flowers, and one girl added the POP of red for something even more special! Here is a glimpse of the personal flowers for both weddings.


All photos belong to Rose of Sharon Floral Designs

Monday, April 22, 2013

Wedding Trend: Floral Hair Accents

From simple blooms to eye-catching fascinators, flowers in your hair on your big day has come a long way from the simple chain of daisies in the 80's. The most important thing to remember when choosing between floral headpieces is your style. Are you simple or are you more avant-garde? Also, make sure to talk with your florist about matching or finding coordinating flowers for your headpiece to the rest of your wedding flowers. Below are a few of our favorite looks with a few definitely being showstoppers!


Image via Love My Dress
Image via Love Hair
Image via Love Hair
Image via The Northern Bride
Image via Wedding Splendor

Friday, April 19, 2013

Masquerade Ball 2013

We were so excited to be a part of the 2nd Annual Masquerade Ball benefiting Arts Education Programming in Arkansas hosted by the Walton Arts Center this past February.

Enjoy a small glimpse from the party!

All photos belong to Rose of Sharon Floral Designs.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Spreading her wings

Erin (my intern from last summer) is spreading her florist wings.  Today she took a container, a list of flowers to use and an inspiration photo and no further instruction. She stepped right up, created a design and whipped out 25 centerpieces.

Lots and lots of GINGER
Erin making the armatures.
ginger centerpiece
Table full of finished pieces.
Staying within a client's budget and design requests can sometimes be a challenge.  You can't always add a bit here or there.  You just have to make it work . . . and make it look beautiful!  Erin is definitely on her way to being a great florist.  I'm so proud of her!

Have you remembered your Administrative Professional?!

Next week (April 21-27) is dedicated to those amazing men and women who keep our lives running. So, if you are a boss and you have a great Administrative Professional you still have time to go and find something special for him/her.

We, of course, think there is nothing better to show your thanks than a beautiful flower arrangement (we can make a manly arrangement, too!). Here are a few examples of desk appropriate arrangements.


Thursday, April 11, 2013

2013 Hot Floral Trend: Garlands

The past trends of tall centerpieces and clusters of old bottles with a few flowers are falling away to lower, fuller centerpieces in beautiful silver and gold containers. But another trend blooming (excuse the pun) in the market that has us SUPER excited is: the garland.

We have seen the ribbon garlands, the pennant garlands, and other various "DIY" garlands. However, the one that is exciting us is the floral garland. We have seen a few designers show us abundant floral garlands running the length of a dining table, but these artistic and lush looks are becoming more streamlined and available for brides. (It is definitely a personal favorite for a fresh look.)

There are tons of great uses and reasons to incorporate a garland into your wedding design. Garlands offer a great versatility compared to the typical centerpiece. They can be ran along a table as a centerpiece, can be draped on the backs of chairs, placed on stairwells, and hung from chandeliers. And they have the ability to reflect any style and can be made from various materials and flowers.

We hope you enjoy a few examples that have inspired us, and think about how to incorporate this amazing design in your wedding!


 For a rustic touch string cotton and hang up along your aisle. Image via Green Wedding Shoes 
A garland featuring mono-botanical clusters connected. Image via Bloom by Anuchka

A lush garland in white. Image via Into The Woods

A hydrangea garland with candles. Image via Bouquets of Austin

Image via Oak and the Owl

Image via Elizabeth Anne Designs

Image via Francois Weeks

Image via Merriment Design

Image via Francoise Weeks

Image via Santa Barbara Chic

Paper flower garland up tree. Image via The Knot

A glamorous option for a bride in love with bling. Image via  The Wedding Superstore

Image via Once Wed

Monday, April 8, 2013

Goodbye, Meadow and Hello, English Garden!!

Over the past few years, we have seen an abundance of DIY details and simple floral in weddings. However, the times are changing! Gone is the trend of bud vases clustered on tables, weedy flowers in bouquets and centerpieces, and the "just picked" look of small bloom flowers and "wildflowers".

With the 1920's emerging into pop culture, we find couples going back to a more elegant and streamlined romance look for their big day. The "just picked" look of bouquets is becoming more elegant with the use of peonies, garden roses, and ranunculus. Instead of appearing to be picked out of a field or meadow, we are going back to our grandma's garden or a grand estate where everything is soft and romantic, but can still be bursting with color and texture. Farewell, to the clusters of old bottles with a singular bloom, the "vintage" containers holding baby's breath and thistle, and a HUGE farewell to mason jars with raffia and burlap. This look is being replaced with containers made of silver or gold holding clusters of opulent blooms such as garden roses and peonies.

Do not feel overwhelmed by this design and floral change, this look is one that feels opulent but is still natural. Enjoy a few of our favorite inspirations!

Image via Brown Paper Design

Image via Glendalough Manor

Image via Bella Fiori