Friday, May 24, 2013

Friday Flowers – Red Rose Wedding

Red Rose BouquetHappy Friday all!  Last weekend we designed a classic rose wedding held at the Kimball Jenkins Estate in Concord, NH.  It was a laid back affair with a red and white color theme. 

When you say red rose, I immediately think of Rio’s Sexy Red Rose, my favorite, by far.  Look at those beauties!  The Maids carried small bouquets of white roses (you can see them here, peeking out from behind the bridal bouquet.)

We received these kind words from the Bride (in record time, I might add!):

"Kristin was so great to work with she listened to everything I had to say and made the table settings and my bouquets amazing! Thank you so much for decorating for my wedding!"


Have a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Friday Flowers


So much to do these days!  Not a particular thrilling Friday Flowers post, but here’s a silly shot from yesterday’s design day.  Rio’s Sexy Red roses.  I’m not the biggest fan of the classic red rose, but these beauties win me over every time.


Have a great weekend!

Friday, May 10, 2013

On the cusp of wedding season…

purple anemones | Ideas in Bloom

Our first wedding of the season is tomorrow!  Every year I get the same “wedding high,” as I call it.  The giddy anticipation of another year of joy and beauty.  Usually it hits just as I’m pulling away from the Boston Flower Exchange with that first load of fresh flowers, still buzzing from the extra strong latte I brewed before the sun came up.  This Wednesday was no exception.  I’m sure it’s partially due to the caffeine and the quiet magic of the city in it’s pre-dawn state.  But there is no denying the excitement of the start of a season packed with the celebrations of some amazing couples.

Since we’re in the studio designing away today, there’s won’t be a Friday Flowers post, but hop on over to our Facebook page where there are sure to be a few sneak peeks throughout the day -

Friday, May 3, 2013

Friday Flowers – Boston Bridal Shower

 vintage inspired chalkboard sign from Ideas in Bloom

Last weekend I had the absolute pleasure of co-hosting a beautiful bridal shower for a dear friend.  The wedding will be in upstate New York where the couple hails from. This shower was for all of the Bride’s Boston-based friends and family.  It was appropriately “Boston” themed and all were encouraged to bring gifts with local flair; tickets to a show, gift certificates to local eateries, or products from a uniquely Boston shop.  Especially fitting given recent events, don’t you think?  Big thanks to Nubar in the Sheraton Commander in Harvard Square for being so very accommodating!

spring centerpiece | Ideas in Bloom

Floral inspiration came in the form of springtime blooms, not unlike those you’d see in the Public Garden.  Tulips, Roses, Hydrangea, and Hyacinth, mixed with Ranunculus, Scabiosa, Freesia, Bells of Ireland, and Sword Fern.

Boston Bridal Shower | Ideas in Bloomspring centerpiece | Ideas in BloomBoston Bridal Shower | Ideas in Bloom

These specialty tulips get me every time! I can never walk out of the market without a bunch this time of year. The multiple bloom, the fringed edges…who could resist?

Novelty Orange Tulips | Ideas in Bloom

The stunning beauty of a single Ranunculus bloom…

Spring Bridal Shower | Ideas in Bloom

Budding Quince branches set in a cylinder lined with Sword Fern adorned the dessert table.

Bridal Shower Dessert Table | Ideas in BloomBridal Shower Cookies | Butternut Bakery | Ideas in Bloom 

One of our new chalkboards (available for rent this season – variety of shapes and sizes!) displayed the mouthwatering variety of tea cookies from Butternut Bakery. Rave reviews for these desserts, as always!

Chalkboard Rental | Ideas in BloomBridal Shower Cookies | Butternut Bakery | Ideas in Bloom

Ridiculously delicious!!! 

Butternut Bakery

Butternut Bakery also crafted the favors, set at each place.  Individually wrapped, Boston themed sugar cookies.  Do you see the level of detail in this Swan Boat cookie?  There is a white cloud in the blue icing of the sky!  Too pretty to eat…well, almost.

  Boston Swan Boat Cookie | Butternut Bakery

Newbury Street cookies.  Fitting since the wedding gown was purchased at a salon on this famous street.

Newbury Street Cookie | Butternut Bakery

The Bride-to-be’s first Boston home was near Fenway, so of course we had a CITGO sign. 

Boston Citgo Sign Cookie | Butternut Bakery 

Love it, or hate it, the “T” gets you around Boston!

Boston "T" Cookie | Butternut Bakery     

A beautiful celebration!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Congratulations to our winners!

Congratulations to Kristen & Phil, winners of our 2013 contest!  They’ll receive a free arrangement for their November wedding at Church Landing in Meredith, NH.


Thanks to all who participated in our first-ever contest!

See Pam in New Hampshire Magazine!


Have you picked up the May issue of New Hampshire Magazine?  See Pam and the table that we created with My Feathered Nest for the Palace Theatre’s “Table Talk” fundraiser inside this month’s copy!