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Archive for February, 2009

Luxe or Less

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Our fantastic member florist Renny & Reed in New York City, (rennyandreed.com) created a couple of garden inspired bouquets that were recently featured in the February/March edition of Modern Bride.

As quoted from the article, “Some wedding dreams are worth indulging; other times you have to curb the urge to splurge. Here, both options.”


Muscari in Wisconson

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

21.jpgOur new member Muscari, in Milwaukee, WI, was featured in The Bride and Bloom Spring 2009 edition.  For this wedding, the couple chose a color combination of coral pink and light beige.   Muscari’s bridal bouquet incorporates these colors as well as accents of white and brown.  The flowers used are hydrangea, stephanotis, roses, spray roses, chocolate cosmos and monkey’s tail, collared with seeded eucalyptus.  To compliment, the boutonniere is designed with spray roses, hanging amaranthus and monkey’s tail.

For the main table, a tall crackle finish vase acts as the support for an arrangement crafted from white hydrangea, monkey’s tail, willow and hanging amaranthus cascading down the sides.  Three small arrangements of spray roses balance the base with the top.  Placed on the smaller tables are arrangements in glass rectangle vases embellished with a French satin wrap and filled with hydrangea, willow, hanging amaranthus, monkey’s tail and roses.  As a delicate touch, neatly folded napkins are placed on each plate with roses, monkey’s tail and stephanotis sitting atop.

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5.jpgTo see more of Muscari’s work, visit their website at www.mymuscari.com

Paul Robertson featured in Brides magazine Feb/Mar 2009

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

The happy couple were two high school sweethearts reunited after years apart.  The setting was the Old Federal Reserve Bank in San Francisco, California.

Designer and member florist, Paul Robertson, www.prfloraldesign.com, set the tone for this romantic and emotional pairing with jumbo rice-paper-wrapped lanterns and a red rose petal lined aisle for the procession.

Robertson’s simple and elegant gold candelabra centerpieces, bedecked with loose spheres of red roses and delicate tendrils of ivy trailing from below, were adorned at the base with gorgeous red rose petals.

The bride’s bouquet was a generous offering of gathered red peonies, while the bridesmaids carried complimenting bouquets of red tulips, with Black Beauty and Baccara roses of a traditional design.


Belle Fleur featured in Brides Magazine – December 2008

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

Belle Fleur wedding bouquetA bridal bouquet can be fluffy and flowing, or chic and sharp, as done by our member Belle Fleur in New York, NY.

The winter issue of Brides Magazine features Belle Fleur bouquets that demonstrate their clean yet extravagant sensibility. A simple gathering of calla lilies and hosta leaves may compliment weddings with a tailored, neutral look.

Saharas and other buttery roses suit a palette of golds and champagnes, and a lush mass of creamy dahlias and peonies appeals to a feminine, whimsical aesthetic.

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For a uniquely textural impact, Lady’s slipper orchids, sweet peas and fiddle head ferns are combined in a luxurious display.
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Belle Fleur continues to design some of the most luscious and abundant bouquets that New York has to offer. Whatever your taste or vision for your special day may be, Belle Fleur will create something that is striking, defined, and uniquely you. www.bellefleurny.com

Katrina Parris’ work is featured in the Winter 2007 issue of New York Weddings

Friday, February 6th, 2009

Katrina Parris’ work is featured in the Winter 2007 issue of New York Weddings.  Their gorgeous and elegant all white bridal bouquet on the front cover uses roses and dendrobium orchids.  The bridal bouquet on the inside cover uses several different varieties of roses in shades of white, including Sweetheart and California varieties .   They were also asked to design an unusual fantasy winter wedding centerpiece; this one incorporates white Hawaiian dendrobium orchids with Schwartzwalder black calla-lily accent in a glass vase.  It is the arrangement in the back of the bottom right photo.
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Katrina Parris flowers 2Katrina Parris was also featured in the New York Weddings  Fall 2005 issue.  This article described various personalities of engaged couples and offered ideas of appropriate gifts according to  their personal tastes.  Katrina Parris recommended a  stunning, dramatic  arrangement for the Bon Vivants,  aka the cultured and refined couple.  In this arrangement, Katrina Parris enveloped  King Protea & tall berried Viburnum foliages with fanciful tropical elephant-ear leaves.

See more of Katrina Parris’ work on their website   www.kpfny.com

A Love of Collecting…

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Proprietor Judy Sieber from our member florist Emily Joubert in Woodside, CA, was featured in California Home & Design magazine- Design Sourcebook 2009.  Judy talks about how her shop is a tribute to her grandmother Emily Joubert and how she found beauty in simple things.   Judy has always loved to collect and sell from an early age.

In her 20’s after attending design school, Judy travelled the country selling shoes to department stores for Esprit de Corps and Ralph Lauren.  Thereafter she moved to Southern Hungary with her husband, where she collected antiques and returned home with a 40-foot container full of goods.

Now based in Woodside CA, Judy owns her own home and garden shop named after her grandmother.   Among her many goods she has to offer are her gorgeous flower arrangements.  The large one featured below is a low & lush arrangement with lime green hydrangea, cymbidium orchids and artichokes.  The smaller one contains white hydrangea, orange and jade roses.

Learn more about Emily Joubert at www.emilyjoubert.com.

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