Thursday, April 26, 2012

Carrie & Christian's Canfield Casino Wedding

Last month I had the pleasure to design for Carrie and Christian's wedding at The Canfield Casino in Saratoga Springs. The flowers used throughout were soft and classic.

Wedding Bouquet - Pink and White - Canfield Casino - Splendid Stems

She carried a fluffy bouquet of antique hydrangeas, peonies, and garden roses.  


Pink and White Wedding Bouquet  - Canfield Casino - Splendid Stems

It smelled incredible, is it strange to confess I wanted to eat it? Peonies can illicit craziness - in a good way.


Flower Girl Wand Bouquet - Splendid Stems Floral Designs

A magic "wand" for the flower girl. I think it is a nice alternative to the traditional petal basket

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Rose corsage - Splendid Stems Floral Designs Rose corsage - Splendid Stems Floral Designs

Corsages, corsages, corsages!



Maid of Honor Bouquet - Splendid Stems Floral Designs

Bridemaid's Bouquets - Splendid Stems Floral Designs

The bridesmaids bouquets were full of garden roses and freesia.


Matron of Honor - Splendid Stems Floral Designs


Stephanotis boutonniere - groom, best man, usher - Splendid Stems Floral Designs

Stephanotis boutonniere - groom, best man, usher - Splendid Stems Floral Designs
Stephanotis -  a classic choice for a boutinere.


Pew Cone, Pew Bucket - Splendid Stems Floral Designs

Ceremony chair detail.



Carrie supplied the lanterns used throughout the wedding. I was in love with the local cherry blossoms this year- very local, thanks to my generous neighbor. I love to prune, just saying.......

Seating table Card Arrangement - Splendid Stems Floral Designs

It is a little hard to see, but they had their engagement photos made into a guest book. I loved this idea.





Centerpieces of antique hydrangea and English David Austin garden roses - the groom is from England so I tried to be as authentic as I could, not sure if anyone but me would know though.



Hydrangea Cake Flowers - Splendid Stems Floral Designs

The cake tiers were separated to make room for the lush antique hydrangea.


Canfield Casino Wedding Flowers - Splendid Stems Floral Designs

The Canfield Casino is somewhat unassuming on the outside.



Just a little picture of the van packed and ready to go. A lot of thought and care (dare I say stress????) goes into  transport and delivery - a process that is customized for every event.
Congratulations Carrie and Christian! We wish you every happiness in the world. Cheerio!



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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Niskayuna Co-Op Nursery School Auction

Tonight is the Niskayuna Co-Op Nursery School Silent Auction at the Edison Club in Rexford, NY. Proceeds from this evening will benefit our amazing non-profit, play-based and parent participatory nursery school! Partial proceeds will be donated to the Schoharie Free Library which suffered severe damage from Hurricane Irene and is working to re-open.

Niskayuna Co-Op Nursery School Silent Auction Flower Arrangement

Originally I donated my time preparing the flower arrangements for the tables - and they came out great - but couldn't help myself so I ordered some extra flowers and made this beautiful arrangement to be auctioned off.

Niskayuna Co-Op Nursery School Silent Auction Flower Arrangement

John and I are looking forward to a well deserved night out and seeing friends and meeting new people at the event tonight!

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Heather & Jason's Franklin Plaza Ballroom Wedding

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure to design some lovely flowers for Heather and Jason's wedding at the Franklin Plaza Ballroom in Troy, New York

Franklin Plaza Ballroom Wedding Bouquet - Splendid Stems Floral Designs

Heather loves tulips, the color purple, and peacock feathers! Her bouquet consisted of Picasso callas, anemones, muscari, hydrangea, purple tulips, and her favorite parrot tulips.

Lace Ribbon Wrapped Wedding Bouquet - Splendid Stems Floral Designs

I love doing pretty little details on bouquet handles.


Ostrich Feather Wedding Bouquet - Splendid Stems Floral DesignsPurple & White Calla Lily Wedding Bouquet - Splendid Stems Floral Designs

The muscari (also called grape hyacinth) smelled amazing! I happened to see it at the market and all though it was unplanned, I couldn't resist. It felt good to give into my flower lust, yes I can be wild sometimes.  : )


 

Groom's Boutonniere


Purple Anemone, Calla, Tulips Wedding Bouquet - Splendid Stems Floral Designs

                         The callas,anemone,and tulip stems added to the beauty of the bridesmaid bouquets.




Corsages of tulips, peacock feathers, and sweet peas.


Ostrich Feather and Tulip Table Centerpeice - Splendid Stems Floral Designs

Heather was meticulous with all of the details. Peacock feathers were used throughout her decor - on favor boxes, stationary, and even a fun photo booth back drop provided by her photographer, Vincent Nicholas. Here is a link to an amazing shot he took of her bouquet that he posted on Facebook. I am looking forward to seeing more of his beautiful pictures!

Heather found Splendid Stems because she is a regular follower of Kristi Gustafson Barlette's On The Edge blog on the Times Union's website. Kristi and I became friends while designing her own wedding last June sooooo I called Kristi to see if she could help me deliver the flowers to one of her favorite OTEr's. Kristi wrote a blog entry and posted some pictures from this special delivery on that day. Thanks Kristi for helping me, very fun!!!

Thank you Heather and Jason for inviting me to design your wedding flowers! Congratulations!!! Heather, you looked stunning!


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