Friday, November 29, 2013

Dress Color vs Bouquet Color

When picking the colors for your bridesmaids' bouquets, it's important to consider how the flower color will play against the dress color.  For example, look at how sunflowers pop against the blue dresses, but blend with the yellow dresses.

Some combinations will be totally lost against the dress...especially if the dress has a lot of pattern.

While other combinations coordinate beautifully without being lost. 

And still other compliment the dress color, making both shine.

More examples of how dresses and flowers mix can be found on my Bridesmaids + Bouquets Pinterest board.

Images via Pinterest.  Please follow links for full credits.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Featured on Flirty Fleurs!

Rose of Sharon was featured on Flirty Fleurs blog yesterday!  Some of my favorite and most inspirational florists have been featured here, and I'm honored to be included.

Check it out....

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Style Me Pretty's Little Black Book x 2

Yesterday, two of our weddings were featured on the Style Me Pretty Little Black Book blog!  Yep, I'm pretty excited about this. :)

Photos from both were courtesy of Photo Love--can I just say how MUCH I like working with Photo Love?!?
Kristen + Justin

Rachel + Shawn

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Holiday Centerpiece Design Class

Learn to create a Holiday Centerpiece. Participants will create a beautiful holiday (Thanksgiving) floral arrangement to take home.
(No previous experience needed.)

WHERE: Northwest Technical Institute

WHEN: Tuesday, November 12th, 6-7:30pm

COST: $50

INSTRUCTOR: Althea Wiles, Rose of Sharon Floral Designs

Call 479-751-8824 to sign up. Class size is limited

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

True Love Tuesday: Brittany & Doug

 Woodland whimsy.  The photos pretty much say it all!

Inspired Grace Weddings: Planning, coordinating & making the magic happen
Photo Love: Photography
The Event Group: Catering
(There were more incredible vendors, but these were the ones I worked with directly.)

Friday, November 1, 2013

Flowers just die.

I hear this a lot, "Flowers just die."

Well, yes, they do.  That's one of the best things about them.  They aren't static; they aren't permanent. Every time you look at a flower, it's different.  They move, they grow, they change and then they're gone.  And it's time to move on to the next one.

Ever had something that 'the new wore off'?  Something that you just absolutely loved...for a while.  Then you got used to it. It quit being unusual or exciting.  It became common.  This won't happen with flowers.  It can't because you know whenever you look at a bloom that it's only there for a short time.  You have to enjoy it while it's here, because it won't be for very long.  It doesn't have time to become boring or common.

Another good thing about flowers: you never have to dust them.