Friday, August 2, 2013

What Happens At A Wedding Where Rustic Meets Elegance?

For most floral designers weddings bring opportunities for creative expression. A wedding designed at Floral Elegance for a June 8 ceremony was both a challenge and a joy for my artistic soul. You see the Bride was multi dimensional and loved to hike in the woods with her man but also loved a little bling and elegance in her life. She came in for a consultation bearing a box of deer sheds or antlers that she and the Groom had collected during many nature walks.... So here the vision began.
The centerpieces were sheltered by the sheds which created a natural arch to frame the flowers.
Who could resist having a bit of fun.
The selection of flowers in the guest table centerpieces incorporated, White Hydrangea, Pink "Hot Lady Roses", Green Cymbidium Orchids, Gold "Combo Roses", delicious textural Succulents, Pink Coxcomb Celosia, Sweet William, Gladiolus Blooms, Safari Sunset Leuchedendron and Astilbe.
The Bride's Bouquet was a blushing beauty of "Pink Bridal Akito" Roses and Stephanotis. Accented with just the right amount of bling.

The Bridesmaid's Bouquets were a handtied collection of texture and color. The pink, green and gray color harmony was infused with a sophistocation by the gold "Combo" Roses.
The guys boutonnieres were composed of foliage, succulent offshoots, berries and bits. 
Boutonnieres for men who love the outdoors!
Need a great idea for the escort cards.........We take Wheat Grass and expose some of the wonderful root system, trim them with coordinating ribbon and they make a great fresh support for the guest seating cards. The trick is keeping them away from the shop cat Riff until they go out.
He really does love to help.

Sweetheart tables pose a challenge as they are the smallest but most important tables in the room. My solution is to go a bit oversize with the flowers. I hope the guests got the symbolism of the intertwined deer antlers with the two become one and the joining of two lives etc.
Ok, so here is my creatively favorite part of this design experience. Harrington Farm in Princeton MA has the most fabulous floor to ceiling stone and wood fireplace. Jessica (the Bride) was trusting and open to letting me create as I may this beautiful mantle scape.
Rustic earthiness, glass, water and up lights. Candlelight, bling and of course the delicate freshness of flowers. 


I will be looking down a lot more now when I hike in the woods. 
Incorporating personal items that have meaning to you can give your wedding that original signature that makes the day even more about the two of you.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Flowers & Feature!

Many of you may not have heard of "Flowers &" magazine....but we can assure you that it's monthly subscriptions can be found floating around almost every flower shop across the nation. It is one of the industries leading look-books, boasting glossy pages full of ideas, trends, new products and featured flower shops. It just so happens that our shop was chosen to be featured in the May issue!! The magazine is really great, because it is made for florists, and features florists...a constant sharing of ideas. The interview and photo session was so long ago that it was an exciting surprise when the magazines were delivered to the store yesterday!! The well written article captured our feelings about the never-ending balancing act between artistic-creativity mixed with the day to day tasks of actually maintaining a successful business; as well as how the industry is changing and growing as online marketing and social networking become more prominent. We hope to always stay on top of the industries latest trends and teachings, so we can 
always offer fresh ideas to our customers. 

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Boston Flower and Garden Show 2012 - The Hats!

The Seaport World Trade Center was alive and bustling as the Boston Flower and Garden Show kicked spring off early! There were about twenty full garden displays, hundreds of vendors, floral design competitions, as well as lectures and demonstrations from the industries top professionals. The theme of this years show was "First Impressions - adding the wow factor to outdoor spaces". Many of the displays did "wow" us. There was everything from flowing waterfalls to sculpted stones, and even live birds! This year we decided to participate in the Florists Invitational. We were given a Styrofoam head, some guidelines, and the rest was left to create a hat to wow the audience. We pictured a garden party in Jamaica when creating our hat, and wanted it to stand out among the crowd! We had so much fun creating the hat, and built it "ready to wear", as you never know when a runway show may appear! 

Twelve professional florists participated in the hat show! We all
started with the same base, and it was fascinating 
to see the different end results! Lots of creativity going on with 
this group!!

Spring has Sprung!

Swing into the shop to cure your spring fever!
Pick up some tulips or a sweet little duck
to adorn your spring setting. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Holiday Charm

A glimpse of some of our fresh designs for the holiday season!
Call ahead to order one of our featured designs or for a custom order!

"Winter Solstice" starting @ 64.95
Blooms in icy blues and silvers push through the frosty tundra 
for you to enjoy. Succulents sprinkled with glistening snow can 
be planted and enjoyed well after the season. 

"Snowy Meadow"
Starting at $64.95

Reminiscent of a walk through the forest after a fallen
snow. Shades of green bring energy and life to any table.
The eco-friendly bamboo container can be re-purposed
well after the season. 

"Birds of a Feather"
Starting at $79.95
Carnations only $54.95

Caroling Cardinals flock together on this royal arrangement
of deep burgundies and reds. The eco-friendly bamboo container
can be re-purposed well after the cardinals have flown. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Christmas Couture'

"Make it work!" and "You're Out!" were common 
sayings during the creation of our window display this year!
 We had a bit of our own Project Runway right here in the shop! 
We used classic Christmas colors and took them 
up a notch, and when used in the window together,
BAM! They really popped.....sure to wow the judges.

For our Christmas couture
window, we chose crimson, not just because of it's association 
with the holidays, but because of it's attention grasping 
bold qualities. After all, red is more passionate then peridot.
We layered texture upon texture to really draw
the eye further into our monochromatic composition. 

The Bodice flowed into the skirt with a brocade of faux
 poinsettia petals leading into a full skirt of mokara orchids.

Have a Merry...


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Glimpse of Fall and Winter at the Shop!

With the fall season in full swing, and winter upon us, we have
 been slowly saying goodbye to summer, and filling the store 
with seasonal merchandise and handmade goods.
We are busy expanding our selection of fresh flowers 
and permanent home accessories! 
We are also carrying a new line of soaps and lotions,
 made locally in the United States. We decided to give 
you a very small sneak peak of what we have in 
the shop, so you'll have to stop in to see the rest!