Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Well, hello again!

Ideas in Bloom flower pomandersI knew it would be a challenge to find the time to post this month, but yikes!  Has it really been since the 2nd?  Profuse apologies for the lack of commentary and photos.  As expected, July has flown by in a flash.  Between weddings, consultations for next year, and a little shindig we hosted this past weekend, it’s no wonder my keyboard is a little dusty. 

It’s been an incredible season thus far and we’ve designed for some truly beautiful events.  Early this month we had the unique challenge of transforming the blank and very industrial-looking canvas of the Cyclorama in the South End of Boston into a secret garden for Rebecca & Justin’s wedding.  This installation took the cake.  We commissioned custom-built pieces, assembled a slew of our vintage props and had our favorite plant grower deliver a huge truck full of trees, shrubs and plants.  Check out some of the previews for yourself!

Just this past weekend we poured our hearts into making a family wedding extra special for two people who are so deserving of a beautiful wedding day – my little brother John and his new wife Lisa.  They decided that it was only fitting to get hitched in the barn/workshop John helped build on my parent’s property.  A laidback couple, they wanted a “no fuss” wedding…backyard BBQ with good food, good music, and a few flowers.  And it “no fuss”, or at least as “no fuss” as you can get when you have a family of wedding professionals!  There was a tent, custom lawn games, a bar constructed of refinished beams (built by the groom), wall sconces made from metal sap buckets (wired by the father of the groom), a local blue grass band, a gorgeous cake by THE Cake Lady (aka our grandmother), and “some” flowers.  Oh, and did I mention that my father made his famous ribs on the specially built grilling pit lovingly dubbed “Grillzilla”?  The massive grill and a trusty crew of Hawaiian shirt clad friends turned out ribs and grilled chicken for all and the tasty sides came from friends and family alike.  But more on that later…once I have time to edit the photos.

That’s the update for now.  I have what seems like a million photos and video clips to edit and pull together for some great posts to be featured soon, but for now, we’re off to focus on the two weddings we’re designing for this weekend.  Have a great week!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Sneak Peek

It’s a busy week!  Between the holiday and preparing for one of our largest installations ever this coming weekend(!), I won’t have much free time to post.  To hold you over, here’s a sneak peek at yesterday’s bridal bouquet…Yellow Orchid Bouquet

Hand-tied teardrop bouquet with blush Garden Roses, pale yellow Phalaenopsis Orchids, blush Spray Roses, yellow Roses, yellow Freesia, blush Sweet Pea, and pale yellow Stock.


Have a wonderful week!