Thursday, October 25, 2012

Tonight's dinner party

Tonight I did a few arrangements for a little dinner party.  The house has a lovely soft palette of cream, apricot and sage and I followed that palette for the flowers.  I did however, inject a few drops of acid green in the centerpieces as I was working today just to see.  I loved that color story but decided to deliver a softer look.  I used Cumbria roses, white hydrangea, yellow celosia,  dark orange mums,  lambs ears foliage, eucalyptus berries and varigated pitt.  I left out the acid green spider mums!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Landon Reunion

A large buffet arrangement for Landon's reunion weekend. I had some pieces of birch bark and alternated them with a bark ribbon to create a tree trunk inside the glass riser.  I used ilex berry branches on the top and surrounded them with a wreath of white hydrangea, roses, kangaroo paws, mums and magnolia leaves.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Granger dinner

Some photos from the dinner at Granger House last week.  I used gold Combo and pink Suez roses with hypericum berries, grevillia foliage, green pittosporum, red photinia tips, gold kangaroo paws and red maple leaves.  I am using my vintage silver more and more - it is really what people seem to want these days.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Maya and Jon's wedding

Maya and Jon got married on 9/22.  This wedding was one of the most creative I have had the pleasure to working on.  I have been collecting vintage silver plate and sterling pieces for years but have had little use for them.  Maya and her mother came over and selected many pieces from the collection as well as other metal containers for the reception flowers. We collected 14 different pairs of candelabras as well.  Maya chose farm tables with no linens in different sizes.  On the small square tables we put a pair of candleholders and 2 bunches of herbs - lavender, rosemary and sage tied with a grey ribbon.  On the longer tables I made 2 arrangements in different silver containers.   I used blue veronica, Quicksand and Amnesia roses, lavender, pink and white astrancia and dusty miller foliage.
I spray painted goblets with blackboard paint and wrote the table numbers in chalk on them.  Mercury glass votives filled the tables as well.  We hung glass votive holders from the trees around the tent and laid oriental rugs to create a runner for the bride to walk on.  Lots of lovely details for this wedding.

Leah and Carson's wedding

Yesterday Lean and Carson got married at Woodend in Chevy Chase, MD.   They lucked out, the weather was threatening but the rain held off and they were able to have their ceremony outside.

The color palette was cream and a range of peach colors for the personal and ceremony flowers and peach, brown and green for the reception flowers.  It was all seasonal and pretty. 

We used Cinnamon Bliss, Vendela and Pink Finesse roses alone with peach sprays for the personals, and Flame callas, Leonides and Coffee Break roses, peach roses, green hydrangea, eucalyptus sprigs, chocolate Weigela foliage and peach hypericum for the reception flowers.

Stephanie's wedding

Last week was Stephanie and Peter's wedding at Woodend.  The color scheme was was autumn reds with one white rose to symbolize the full moon.  I used flame callas, red roses, red ranuculus, red hypericum berries and chocolate weigela foliage.    Wheat sheaves tied with gold cording stood on the buffet tables and a tall candle stood in a bed of cranberries and nuts.