Monday, February 27, 2012


Thought I'd share a few pictures from a very "summery" wedding we worked on this past year...

Bride's bouquet

Maid of Honor's bouquet

Cute bouts!
Lots of beautiful summer colors - shades of blue, salmon and hot pink, and centerpieces in my favorite antique blue mason jars.  A gorgeous summer day at Historic Waynesborough, and it looked like a fabulous, fun party!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Philadelphia Wedding

We were so thrilled to see one of our favorite weddings from this past year featured in Philadelphia Wedding magazine, the Spring/Summer issue.
Adie and Scott's wedding was so very lovely.  They put so much thought into the style and the feel of their event, and all the details came together beautifully!

Adie's bouquet is one of my most favorite designs I've ever worked on! Peonies, roses, ranunculus, delphinium, tweedia, thistle, scabiosa, sweet peas and grape ivy.  Delicious!

All the details were wonderfully documented in the beautiful photography of Julie Melton, of Sweetwater Portraits.  She did such an amazing job of capturing the look and feel of the day, all the fabulous personal touches, and the happiness of a beautiful couple.

Congratulations Adie and Scott!  We absolutely loved your wedding!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Bride's Choice 2012

We are very excited to have received Wedding Wire's Bride's Choice award for 2012, placing us in the top 5% of wedding professionals in their network.  To all our wonderful brides, thank you so much!!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A flower shop on Valentines Day

Last night as I was working late at the shop, preparing for Valentine's Day, my cutest, favorite little five year old neighbor stopped by, with his adorable six year old friend.  They took a little spin around the shop, and checked out the scene. Some snippets of the conversation...
"Oooh, this is so beautiful", "I love this water, this is wonderful water" (of the fountain in the front of the shop), "it smells sooo good in here!" (from inside the cooler), and "does he really say 'give me kisses'?" (of my cockatiel, Rex, and yes, he does!)

I love my little shop, and I'm so grateful for the opportunity to work with beautiful flowers every day.  I consider myself extremely fortunate to be able to make a career of doing something I love.  But, in the midst of a busy, crazy holiday, there is nothing like a child's perspective to make you appreciate everything even more.

 Hey, it does smell good in here!  And, yeah, that bubbling fountain is awesome (and if you stick your finger in it, the water will shoot clear across the room, as all small children seem to know!)  And my Rex Begonia, well he is just the coolest, smartest bird you will ever meet. 

So, thanks to the boys for reminding me of all of this.  They made my Valentine's Day.  Oh, and they sure do appreciate a good supply of chocolate... as one said to the other on the way out, "let me show you where she keeps the Hershey's kisses"...  

A few shots of one of my favorite Valentine's Day flower arrangements
Dusty pink lilies, light pink hyacinth, green hydrangea, "cool water" roses, dark purple anemone, astrantia,  frilly tulips, and queen anne's lace

Look at these dark purple/burgundy anemones!  Oh, that color!  I may love them more than chocolate... maybe... and I did not eat all of those kisses (okay, maybe just a few!)

Hope you had a happy day!

Sunday, February 12, 2012


As we head into Valentine's Day, my thoughts (like those of many floral designers) turn to roses.
I love them in all their many shades, but as beautiful as all the reds and bright pinks are, the blushy ones really get me every time...

"Sahara" and "Quicksand".  So soft and pretty.  Isn't it romantic?

Saturday, February 11, 2012


A little bouquet made up of beautiful fuschia/magenta peonies, hyacinth, sweet peas, lavender roses, lavender and white frilly tuilps, dusty miller, seeded eucalyptus and pennycress.

Loving all the spring flowers starting to trickle into the shop this month!

Thursday, February 9, 2012


One of our favorites, a mix of spring flowers in Valentine's shades,

Hot pinks, purples and bright green.  So happy!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


We're so excited to be voted one of The Knot's "Best of Weddings" florists for 2012!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Happy Monday!

Just a few cheerful photos I wanted to share...

Hope your week is off to a great start!

Thursday, February 2, 2012


A few little arrangements for a party... please try to ignore the workroom in the background...
in my favorite birch folders

and woven water hyacinth vases

with ruffly ranunculus
atop a moss covered vase

I fell in love with this color combination - bright green, purply/hot pink, caramel/peach and eggplant.  An expected favorite!