'Flowers are love's truest language' . . . Park Benjamin

I began this Blog to share beautiful photos, inspirational thoughts and maybe a tidbit or two that you will want to pass onto to someone else. No one does 'pretty' better than Mother Nature .... Welcome and I hope you stop in often!

A Day in the Life of A Dreamer

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I have always been a 'dreamer' and I think that is the most important quality a person can have in order to be creative. It allows me to view things from all sorts of angles. Whenever I would design for a wedding/special event I made myself 'think like a photographer' and in my mind's eye I wanted to be able to showcase various colors, elements & textures. At the end of 2012 I closed the doors to my Floral Studio and began pursuing new horizons. Flowers and plants have been a part of my life since I was a child and helped my Dad in the garden. Seeds have always fascinated me and one day I will share my 'Lesson Of the Bean' story with you! My other passion is creating beautiful food to share with family and friends -- I have always said that food and flowers go together. For now, I would like this Blog to be a collection of Pretty things that this Dreamer would like to share with all of you!

Monday, April 11, 2011

What's Old is New Again

A table setting that would please Alice in Wonderland! 

 Country Living Magazine featured this photo some time ago and it made me think about what I am hearing from today's brides -- they are looking for simpler venues, environmentally friendly products, going from the round tables to long tables reminiscent of family gatherings that warm their hearts and create a sense of nostalgic romance for their special day.

The do-it-yourself favors and special items hand made by family members of the happy couple are treasures that they pass out to their guests with pride and joy as they share a part of their family's heritage.
The theme is all about a celebration and fun . . it has to be pretty but simple.  Even the photographs are taking on a new look .. not the staged formal portraits but casual, playful and always romantic.

Simple menus but with quality foods along with the continued trend of the tall Wedding Cakes combined with the touch of shabby rustic chic.   Imagination is everything in trends and using what you have on hand suddenly becomes a trend setter.  Take for instance the cake stand I made from 4 square copper lanterns topped with a simple round of clear glass which allowed the candlelight to dance up through the glass and create this great reflection under the the cake.

Fondant is being replaced by yummy buttercreams and cakes are being decorated with natural elements like fruit, herbs and organically grown flowers rather than the traditional cake toppers and copious amounts of roses between each layer of cake

Today's brides want to share with their guests a piece of themselves by creating an event that will not only be enjoyable for one day but will be remembered and talked about long after the last dance is danced!

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