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Archive for June, 2009

Beautiful Floral Accents for the Bride’s Hair – Belle Fleur

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Busy member florist, Belle Fleur of NYC, created a variety of fresh floral accents for a feature on Hair Design, in the Feb/Mar issue of Modern Bride.

For one lucky bride a simple cluster of white garden roses, lisianthus blooms and snow berries, add a finishing touch to a soft low chignon.

Also featured is a chic presentation of gardenias pinned tightly around an upswept topknot.

Lastly, a lovely halo of tiny daisies and wild field flowers for loose, flowing hair style.



Old-World Luxury from LMD Floral Design

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Lewis Miller of LMD Floral continues to create some of the most unique and beautiful arrangements ever. Four stunning pieces were designed for a layout in Flower Magazine’s winter 2008 issue.

Flowers in shades of cool silver, white, and green are designed in earthy, rustic containers, giving them a slightly old world feel.
Whether it’s a mass of parrot tulips, nerine lilies and basil leaves, or a cluster of white hyacinth with a collar of begonia foliage, Lewis’s designs feel classic but new; elegant but untraditional. Stylish topiaries overflow ornate Chinese candlesticks. Clematis vine, narcissus and anemones grace this unusual vessel – and another lovely LMD creation is born!



A Very Formal Affair

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Meredith Waga-Perez of our New York member Belle Fleur was featured in the Modern Bride February 2009 issue.  The wedding reception was held in NYC’s revered National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts.  A dramatic black and white color scheme was selected; Waga-Perez says this powerful contrast suggests strength and clarity, and lends a level of formality.  For flowers, she mixed graceful gardenias and hydrangeas with fashion-forward anemones, whose feminine white petals with a jet black center make a chic statement.   Because they were working with only two hues, texture also played an important role in adding richness.

The centerpieces consist of a bed of anemones and sweet pea surrounding a black “Bourgie” lamp, while Belle Fleur’s own line of scented votives, adorn the tables and create atmosphere.  The escort-card table features a lush arrangement of white hydrangeas, surrounded by petite iron urns holding tea lights, all from Belle Fleur.  Three gardenias grouped together enhance and compliment the black and white calligraphy invitations, resting on a faux-crocodile-lined place mat.   The beautiful bride’s bouquet of anemones, sweet pea and lilies of the valley coordinates with her dress and overall event design.

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Beach Chic

Friday, June 5th, 2009

image001.jpgOur Los Angeles member, The Hidden Garden, was featured in the ‘Beach Chic’ wedding article in The Bride & Bloom Spring 2009 edition.  Their stunning table centerpiece consists of white phalaenopsis orchid stems en masse, with a ring of fuchsia roses surrounding the base of the vase.  Lavender roses compactly arranged  in silver julep cups are placed on the napkins of each place setting, beautifully set against a silk blue tablecloth with complementing silver and violet chairs.

The bridal bouquet is a mix of fuchsia and lavender roses with beige and maroon accents, and intertwining silver and pink silk ribbon around the stems.  Delicate white phalaenopsis orchid heads lend the finishing touch to a three tiered blue wedding cake.  Simply stunning!


Learn more about our member at www.hiddengardenflowers.com.