Sunday, September 28, 2014

Quick backyard bouquet

Cafe au Lait Dahlias, Black Dragon Sedum flowers, Caramel coral bell leaves, burgandy coleus leaves, little limelight hydrangea flowers and some peppermint geranium leaves....all from the garden..

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


I love this succulent piece - I accidentally broke a little orchid plant and the stem looked just right with the purple succulent in the turquoise vase.  A little dusty miller completes the arrangement.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Today's wedding

Chris and Ed got married tonight at 2941 Restaurant in Virginia.  Such a beautiful place. the restaurant is on the ground floor of a very modern office building set in a park.  There is a large lake and a waterfall and beautiful grounds.  We used a metallic color scheme for the containers and rust, gold and cream flowers. 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Oriana's wedding

Today Oriana married Arzan.  I worked with Oriana's mother Claudia and Arzan for the most part but communicated through emails with Oriana.  We came up with a silver and white color story.  Claudia bought mirrored vases and very interesting votive holders in 3 different styles.    I used lots of great textures within the color range - brunia berries, callas, roses, lisianthus, eucalyptus, dusty miller leaves, freesia, astrancia, anemones, pierus, succulents and more.   It was wild and loose looking and I thought it worked out very well.  I have been working on this style of bouquet for a little while now and like it very much.  The first picture shows the bouquet.

Thursday, September 4, 2014


Yesterday I took these flowers down to Sidwell Friends School.  I am going to be doing a weekly for them this year and wanted to start out with a bang. I used delphinium, pincushion proteas, yellow yarrow, yellow Billy Balls and Creme de la Creme roses.  I love the urn - I am looking for interesting opaque containers these days in good colors.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Joyce and Joel's wedding

Joyce and Joel got married yesterday at Woodend in Chevy Chase.  We made lots of fun things for them, used some wonderful weathered shutters for the place cards and made some blackboard bird shaped signs for the games area.  The color palette was mint green, yellow and coral and it was a beautiful day.