'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!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Unforgettable Bride

There are just some brides you never forget and Liza was one of them. She loved flowers and wanted each of her tables to have a different flower theme. My favorite was the design I created on top of this 'slice' of log she had burned their initials in.

But then there was her bouquet. I loved working with Liza because she was open to all sorts of ideas. I could not wait to present her with the gorgeous waterfall style bouquet that was a fountain of colors that popped with Peacock feather accents!

I would love to share all of the pictures that she sent to me but this Blog would turn into a short story novel. OK, maybe just one more . . .

Her cake was topped with California grown Eufloria Spray Roses and you guessed it . . more feathers. Thanks Liza for allowing me to let my creative juices flow!!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Red Bridge Events

I love Outdoor events so you can only imagine my excitement when I recently read about a local Lehigh Valley Couple who was opening their 18 acre property to the public by launching their new venture Red Bridge Events. Another reason I am telling you about this new venue is the fact that a portion of their property is powered by Solar Panels -- you know me -- always thinking 'Green'!!!

So if you are looking for an outdoor venue with the charm and appeal of a Country Estate . . check out Red Bridge Events at www.redbridgeevents.com

Capturing a Couple's Vision

This past weekend I had the pleasure of creating designs for Laura and Christian's Wedding. They presented me with their color palette of buttery yellow and kelly green in order to match their attendant dresses which by the way were fashioned out of lovely sheer organza fabric and just screamed 'Summer'!!!
Laura wanted to use decorative Mason Canning Jars but asked me to 'dress them up' so they would be fit for their wedding!
I came up with this design which brought such smiles to their faces this past Friday and made me feel that indeed I had captured their vision. As I told Christian who was present when I was setting up their venue . . I wanted to give them a garden, so my idea was to use the 'Green Trick' Dianthus as a base over the jar to create the illusion of a lush carpet of grass from which the yellow 'Enjoy' Gerberas grown by Rosa Flora in Canada sprung forth surrounded by the 'dancing' Bupleurum and to add the magic of 'Faerie Dust' I spun Oasis Copper Deco wire in the jar and sprinkled a 'kiss' of Oasis Copper Angel Hair Wire on the Dianthus . . This is what I like to bring to my designs in order to make them so personal and unique. Their venue came alive in the glow of these centerpieces that matched perfectly with the napkins!!! Thanks Laura and Christian for allowing me to have the privilege to create something special for your Wedding Day!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

2011 Fall Color Trends

OK like it or not . . . August is here and the Fall Season is knocking at our door!!! So for all you out there who are planning your Fall Events . . I thought I would share some color tips that I have discovered and studied over the past few months. No I am not a fashion designer but let's face it fashion and flowers go hand in hand and if you want to know how to create floral designs . . . well then you need to keep in touch with fashion!!!
Michelle Mospens has a wonderful Blog
http://www.mypersonalartist.com/blog/ and she really is the color expert.

After reading Michelle's Blog, I was happy to see that there is still a 'Vintage' trend and that Mocha has returned to a top favorite along with Orange & some shades of Green!!! Let's face it 'Mother Nature' and Kermit the Frog love Green!!!!

I know I have my personal favorites . . . like Tyrian Purple and Sangria/Brick Red . . oh my mind is racing with ideas!!!! So check out Michelle's Blog and let me know what YOUR favorites are!!!