Earlier this year, we got the pleasure of working with a wonderful bride who envisioned a beach themed wedding. Her colors were ivory, tan, accents of teal and we incorporated sand and shells. This wedding turned out gorgeous! Her bridal bouquet was made up … Continue reading
Recently I had the honor to do the flowers for an old friend of mine. His lovely new bride had some fabulous taste mixed in with a DIY vision that created a warm and bright wedding! With her bridal bouquet full of peonies, dahlias, tulips and roses it was an explosion of color that took my breath away!
The jasmine vine and wildflower greens were my favorite accent to these beautiful flowers!
Her bridesmaids wore a bright coral color dress so we decided to tone down their bouquets and stick to neutral colors. Ivory dahlias, stock, roses and some bright tulips made these bouquets fabulous!
Looking at their bouquets up close and personal really helps you to see the fabulous colors and textures in these little beauties!
For their ceremony, an arch provided by the venue was decorated in natural vines, curly willow and these amazing flowers!
I loved the way this arch turned out! So pretty right!? Loving the hanging amaranthus!!
The DIY can be clearly seen by these adorable mason jars the bride provided for her centerpieces!
Their wedding cake was so cute with the burlap boarder and “K” topper. Only a couple of blooms were needed to tie it all together!
Once again, Congratulations to the happy couple! So thankful that I was able to be part of your special day!!
Did you attend Seven Stem’s Bridal Tea Party, in March? Well, in case you missed our lovely event, check out the pictures that the sweet and talented Megan Young, of Megan Young Graphic Designs & Photography, took of our special event at Salt Creek Grille in Dana Point.
Aside from the large arch to welcome our beautiful brides, were these cute little flower balls on wood pillars built by one of our good friends. Thanks Max!
Sweet and Saucy Shop attended our Tea Party and brought tons of their lovely work to display and treats to munch on! YUM!!
An overflowing arrangement was placed in the corner of the room to jazz it up! The orange blossom smelled out of this world!
One of my favorite pieces I made was this floral spray for the fireplace mantle. It’s so pretty and overflowing!
Looking for something to add that vintage touch to your wedding or event? Wine barrels? Trunks? Kristin from ReUp Designs & Events has just want you need! She brought some of her awesome finds to our little event that just set the tone!
Tea cups make for a lovely and simple centerpiece, wouldn’t you agree?? And who doesn’t just LOVE garden roses? These pink ones were incredible!!
TREATS!! Thank you Cassy, from Celebratory Treats! Gluten free never tasted so good.
A different way to show off your flowers, we thought this cake stand was so adorable and had to incorporate it somewhere. The treat table was a perfect fit!
The boys from Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler really hit it from head to toe! They looked so cute in their vests too!
These gorgeous girls from Morgan Scott Boutique really added that special touch to our tea party with their handmade headpieces. We had the pleasure of wearing a couple of their beautiful work during the event!
I Love the way this little mason jar transformed the cocktail area! Those colors just really popped!!
We served two different blends of tea, decaf and regular, which were a big hit! As I was constantly having to run back to the kitchen and make more. It was definitely yummy! I highly recommend TEAVANA in the Mission Viejo mall.
If you attended, then you got one of our adorable party favors! Which also has a coupon that you can use for on your next event or wedding!
We would like to sincerely thank everyone who was involved and helped make this Bridal Tea Party a ginormous success!! We could not have done it with out you all!!
Michelle and Marisa
Here are the pictures from our latest photo shoot in case you missed the posts on our Facebook! Marisa and I had that “creative itch”, and what better way to do that, then re-create a whole wedding…. for fun! So we went to work brainstorming and getting crafty with wood pallets and, voila’! ENJOY!! ( We certainly did!)
The arch Marisa built and stained turned out better than I could have ever have imagined it! She is SO crafty and I am SO thankful to have her has my partner…in crime ;)!
Thanks to the lovely and TALENTED Megan Young of Megan Young Graphic Design & Photography, we were able to have her work with us and be a major part of our photo shoot! She is so great to work with and I can’t wait until our next project!
We wanted to keep this project very organic and chose flowers that were very earthy. Using flowers such as Kale, air plants, acacia, hydrangea with roses and Spanish moss, I think we accomplished it beautifully!
The bridal bouquet is a combination of all the lovely flowers we used. Adding in succulents to keep with the organic theme. Using lace to wrap, I think this might be one of my favorites, I’ve ever made! It was just so sweet and smelled amazzzzzzing!!
Every groom needs to match his bride, so I decided to give our imaginary groom plenty of options to choose from. I just love how these came out! How awesome is the mint in there!?
Its come to my attention that flower crowns are becoming an up and trendy thing for some brides, so with this opportunity to do whatever I wanted, I decided to make one and model it for you personally… HAHA!
And no wedding is complete without a centerpiece to place at all your tables for your lovely guests, to finish it off we created a beautiful arrangement in an awesome tin container. Did I mention how lovely everything smelled?!
Finally, if you happen to be in the area, Dana Point CA, March 23rd from 3-6pm we will be hosting a Bridal Tea Party to show off more of our lovely work as well as other local vendors. If you are looking for something fun and unique to add to your special day come check out what these wedding professionals have to offer!!
We’d love to meet and inspire you!
Purple. Purple. PURPLE!!!
It seems that 2012 was all about the color purple and weddings all over were blowing it up!
Here are a few of our favorites from last year.
This bride loved purple and let us incorporate shades of maroon and fuchsia to really add a great contrast with the purple Orchids and lavender roses. I absolutely LOVE all the purple orchids in this wedding!! A beautiful bouquet for a GORGEOUS bride!!
Have I told you I love orchids? These purple mokara orchids were incredible! I want to scream with joy when I look at these boutonnieres!!
An elegant and eye-catching arrangement for the check in table. The purple hydrangea was insane! Love the dusty miller and curly willow.
For another purple wedding of ours, we got to incorporate the blue tones. Adding peacock feathers to the mix for that cherry on top effect!
The purple, which look like a bright blue, anemone’s are one of my favorites and really popped in these bouquets!
We incorporated maroon in this wedding. To help save on cost, because we all have a budget, (and I probably shouldn’t be telling you, oops) we substituted maroon carnations (Yeah, I said it. Carnations.) for a few dahlia’s and BOOM you still have a beautiful centerpiece and nobody knows, except you. So hush! Haha
There are so many different ways you can set up your reception with table sizes and layouts available. Once you pick your table size and layout you are then ready to dress them up! In this blog post I am specifically going to show you some rectangle table’s to help give you some ideas on how get creative with your layout.
This wedding was small and intimate at a restaurant. With a river rock runner surrounded by clusters of floating candles and flower centerpieces, this made a big impact with little effort!
This next wedding reception had the same type of feel to it. Even with a small guest number the variety in vase size, centerpieces and candles it really blended well with the color scheme.
The only rectangle table at this next wedding was the head table, which was incredibly long! We used three wooden boxes, maybe 3 1/2 feet long with two smaller manzanita branch centerpieces in between. It was a great way to break up the flowers and add some height.
When you have long rectangle tables, most commonly your going to have a lot of little arrangements to spread out like this next wedding did. This was a bigger sized wedding with two incredibly long picnic style tables. A lace table runner was laid down with clusters of various containers and flowers. I just loved how sweet this wedding turned out!
And finally, this last wedding incorporated longer low arrangements with bud vases and floating candles. I love how simple and elegant the table turned out! Peonies and Gardenia’s, LOVE!!!
I’ve been SO busy these past few weeks, who knew flowers could take up so much of ones time!? Well, I’m forcing myself to sit down and take the time to share some pretty things that have been running through my head lately. One of the most important parts of a wedding, besides the bridal bouquet (in my opinion anyways) is the ceremony! There are a million different ways of setting up your ceremony; whether you’re getting married in a church or have a beautiful venue with an awesome layout, there is something for everyone! I hope these pictures and ideas will help you figure out which one suits you best (if you’re in the middle of planning your special day, otherwise I hope you enjoy the read!). I’ve gathered a few weddings for examples that are worth mentioning, because I really liked that particular wedding or it was a good and simple idea. Enjoy!
If your wedding is in a place that already has an arch with natural greens growing on it (on a budget or not) I suggest using it! Its simple, ready to be used, and if you wanted to touch it up you can! This particular wedding was at a private residence that had a great surrounding garden area, arch included! Their reception was already jam-packed with so many different props and flowers that leaving the ceremony simple was a great idea. We did nothing to the natural structure, but add fisherman hooks down the aisle with hanging bubble bowls that had a succulent and moss in them. I LOVED how adorable and simple these were!
Keeping with our simple theme, we move on to adding one item to the Arch. This next wedding was done at the Big Red Barn in Huntington Beach (if your theme is country I highly recommend checking out this location, its adorable!!) and the ceremony was kept very organic with a simple succulent spray. It was the only item added to the ceremony, aside from all the personals, and I thought it turned out very well!
Rather then placing flowers just at the top, you can place them on either side of the arch. This normally works better (I think anyway) on arches that are square verses round. The next few weddings are some examples. The first has the flowers placed lower than normal and this structure had some natural vines growing on it. Sheer curtains were added, it turned out lovely!
Instead of placing your flowers low, you can place them high on the corners like this next wedding. A Jewish Chuppah was built up on the lawn area at a Golf Course in San Diego and flowers were added, trails of ribbons: yellow ombre. I just loved the white orchids and curly willow spraying out! It Looked GORGEOUS!!
After two comes three, so this next wedding shows the combination of adding flowers on the center and the sides. I feel this is a more traditional approach to an arch. A classic beauty!
So enough of this counting business, we have seen and hopefully understand now what a floral spray looks like and how they can be placed to arches. But what if your venue or church doesn’t have an arch? And your thinking to yourself, that this all might be too much for you? Well, that leads me to another option you can have! Pillars! These are easier to transport and set up and still look amazing after adding vases or candles and of course flowers!
Here we have two beautiful tropical arrangements (that can easily be reused for the reception if you wanted to) on top of two white pillars. Still a lovely sight to stand in front of to say your I Do’s!
These pillar arrangements can get really big or small. It’s really all about what you want. ( if you would like to see more examples of bigger pillar arrangement’s check us out on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/sevenstems). In a Penthouse suite in downtown San Diego we added more than one size pillar to contribute to this weddings contemporary vibe.
OK, moving right a long, we venture back to arches. This time we’re going to get fully loaded with flowers!! Instead of doing simple sprays, you could get really “crazy” and do full coverage!! It will be more costly, but if you can do it, I WOULD!! It will just take your breath away! One of my favorites, is this beauty below. Just breathe it in!
If you love the full top coverage and think, I WANT MORE, you can add smaller side sprays like this next wedding did. Although there is a lot going on here, it is still “simple” because it’s all one type of flower; White Dendrobium Orchids!
This next couple wanted the works!! Not only did they do a FULL coverage arch, which you will see here. They also wanted the pillars with giant flower arrangements on top. Combined with an aisle fully lined with petals it was definitely a sight to see!
Notice that the beginning of this wedding had lots of color that popped all the way down to the white arch! (A minor detail that you might really like and want to incorporate.) I thought it turned out magnificent!
If your one of those girls who LOVE crystals and pearls,but still have that earthy romantic vibe, this next arch is one you will love!! It was fully covered in curly willow (to cover up the hideous iron arch that venue already had) and we added several floral sprays varying in size to make it absolutely beautiful!
And lastly, evening ceremonies! I haven’t mentioned much about night weddings, but boy can you have a lot of fun with those. This wedding in particular lit it UP, literally, with the amount of candles used. Lining the whole aisle from start to finish, with candles hanging from the manzanita tree branches to surrounding the platform. It was absolutely insane!!!
Hydrangea oh my!! I can’t even begin to count how many hydrangea tall centerpieces I’ve done throughout the years! It seems like every other wedding I do or have been a part of have these massive beasts are begging me … Continue reading
Boutonnieres are what men wear during a wedding to accent their attire and tie it all in with the wedding flowers. They are so little, yet make such a big impact, especially in pictures. Making them is always something I dread, … Continue reading
After gathering props and driving all around town, Marisa and I finally had everything we wanted to do our first photo shoot! We found some killer wine boxes in Orange, some wood pallets (Thanks Charlie!), and of course flowers! A … Continue reading