Monday, May 30, 2011

Relaxed Summer Wedding

Blueberry, parrot tulips, fringed tulips, mint, oregano, dusty miller, scented geranium, rosemary, bunny tail grass, lambs ear, calla lilies, duchess peonies, coral charm peonies, snapdragon, mini gladiolas, poppy pods, scabiosa, garden roses, larkspur, monkshood, astilbe, allium, amaranths, lilac, hydrangea, black beauty rose, majolica rose in vintage tins found by the bride and groom in Amsterdam. At Frankies in Brooklyn NY. 

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Sunshiny Day

Hello Shine sun. How about some yellow for you today. Whatcha' doing for the long weekend? I'll be playing with flowers then laying under a big tree. Enjoy!
Again didn't get a shot of the least I can share the bouquets!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

True Blue

We were awash in blues and purples on Saturday. Things were moving really fast and I was unfortunately unable to get a shot of the green leafy and white crab apple chuppah. I only had time to shoot some flowers in the studio before we left.
The palest yellow peonies you've ever seen picked up the yellow in the irises. The day went from sunny and warm to cool and cloudy. I know the weather was stressful at times but nonetheless there was this moment when I looked around the grounds of the Botanical Gardens and quite frankly I was dumbstruck by how peaceful and beautiful it was.  A gray sky and so much lush green made any bit of color just pop. 
So I want to tell you something. I've embarked on something completely new and different. Every Monday evening I sit in silence with a small group of strangers. We talk about learning to respond rather than react to life. I zone out, I twitch, I watch as my thoughts bounce around my mind uncontrollably, I come back to my breath, I zone out again. I realize just how much my back aches. It's hopeful to mediate and it's frustrating. I'm kinda excited. 
The hydrangea in the Bridal bouquet was crazy beautiful. Can you believe Mother Nature??

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Remember Fall

I've been meaning to post these photos for the longest time. Even though we are knee deep in the late spring fancies (peonies, muscari, viburnium, irises and much more...), I thought a blast from the fall would be a treat to show you all. AHHH dahlias. I remember this wedding fondly. Held and Cat Rock in Garrison NY - one of my most favorite venues of all times. All photos by the ridiculously talented Gulnara Studios. Dan and Nicole still enjoying newlywed bliss...congrats!

Monday, May 16, 2011

I wanted bold. Client wanted to make a statement- fashion forward, bright and to use my new favorite word EXUBERANT. So what do you give a bunch of French fashionistas who are dining privately at THE best restaurant in New York? Yes, that James Beard award winning restaurant. You give them gorgeous peonies and then when you are done you give them more. Good thing their brand is pink. 
My pet peeve. Don't tell me you can't get me blown out deep pink azalea. Don't tell me it's done. Because the Greek guys across the avenue have a ton of it. Why the confusion? Everyone has a different story.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Natural and Relaxed

What is inspiring you right now? What colors? What materials? I just ordered Undecorate for some relaxed interior design goodness. I would love to design a party inspired by the cover. I think I just might.

maybe using these...
Solbrad glasses at Ikea

Maybe add a little tarnished metallic...

 from Domino Magazine found online

Moon Mats by Ochre

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Another one

Good morning folks. How are you today? I have been running around like a chicken without a head. Working on some upcoming events as well as finishing up some very fulfilling projects...that I can't wait to share. Soon. I know it must seem as though all I am doing is making pink and coral arrangements but well I guess... yes, I've been making pink and coral arrangements. Here another.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Balancing Act

I hope you all had a lovely Mother's Day. To the moms out there keep up the good work! I know just how stressful it can be trying to do it all. So I say, don't try and do it all. Do what you can. 

My Mother's Day Morning


And here is a sweet wedding from last year at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens published on WellWed.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Last week we did wedding flowers at a lovely private club by a lake. I witnessed swallows sweeping and chipmunks scampering. It was a glorious spring day. Hope you are well.