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Archive for September, 2009

Krislyn Design – Innovation in Dried Materials

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

krislyn.jpgLos Angeles based member florist Krislyn Design’s, www.krislyndesign.com innovative, long-lasting alternative to fresh product was featured in the May/June 2009 issue of California Home & Design.  A five-foot-high sculptural piece made from reclaimed forest clearings and dried magnolia leaves, that will stay green thanks to natural vegetable dyes, can be admired and enjoyed for years to come!

LMD Floral Events Interiors

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

So, your client is planning her wedding flowers, and she’s asking for something way out of her budget.  You want her to be pleased with her bouquet, but you can’t do the impossible.  What’s a florist to do?  Take a tip from bbrooks’ member LMD Floral Events Interiors in New York, www.lmdfloral.com.  They were featured in the July/August issue of Brides magazine.  Take a look at these 2 wedding bouquets.  At first glance they may look very similar, but look a little closer and you’ll see that they’re totally different.

LMD 2 bridal bouquetsThis stunning $275 bouquet is about half the price, but has the same look as the “designer” one.  South American hothouse grown roses are less expensive than the garden variety, and  ranunculus and tulips give great bang for the buck.

This gorgeous $550 creation contains rare orchids that must be wired, which takes time, and costs money.  Garden variety roses have a lovely fragrance, but they also increase the  bouquet’s cost.  The bow is a French silk ombre picot ribbon, and you guessed it, it’s expensive.

All in all, a great florist can stay within the bride’s budget AND give her the flowers of her dreams.  Stay tuned to the bbrooks fine flowers blog spot for more great “happy bride” tips!

Wrist Bands

Friday, September 4th, 2009

13.jpgLewis Miller of LMD Floral Events Interiors, www.lmdfloral.com was featured in the “new ideas” section of the Spring 2009 Elegant Brides Magazine.

Miller began designing beautiful wrist corsages tied with long, dangling ribbons for important ladies not in the bridal party. They’ve become so popular that he now makes them for brides and bridesmaids, too, as an alternative to the traditional bouquet. He usually recommends flowers that hold up well, like orchids or firm peonies, ranunculus or gardenias.