Exquisite Bouquets, The fashion show!

  Not only did we create for The Exquisite Launch Party, we were invited to participate in their fashion show we said, “YES!”

The lovely ladies walked around the Launch Party wearing some gorgeous wedding gowns and carried our custom bridal bouquets. Each one in a different style to show variety and cater to every type of bride.

Ombre is must! We went from the pale tones to hot pink all while keeping it romantic with a touch of silver dollar eucalyptus.

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Not all brides gravitate towards the blush tones, so for this next bouquet we used dark purple and burgundy tones accented with ti leaves. Using purple hydrangea, black calla lilies, roses, dianthus and dahlias. OoOH lala!

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I’ve noticed a lot of brides are leaning towards an earthy more organic approach to weddings. And this bouquet screams all that! Made of natural green foliage, curly willow, parrot tulips, cotton, succulents and garden roses. Simply stunning!

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And last, but not least, our peach dream team. A gorgeous flower crown accompanied by a matching sherbert colored bouquet. Using Juliette garden roses, dahlia, parrot tulips, roses and freesia. Perfection!!

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As always, it was a pleasure to design and create these unique bouquets, I hope you find something that inspires you to think outside of the box and go big with your own bouquet!

 

 

Thank you Next To Me Studios & TRUE Photography, for the Fabulous images!

And to our amazingly talented hair and make up team; My Girls On Film & Hair by Lindsey Neavitt , you girls rule!

Kayla and Ronnie

One of my favorite weddings of 2013 was at The Villa in San Juan Capistrano for Kayla and Ronnie. They are the sweetest couple and just SO darn cute! Everything about their wedding was romantic, bright, warm and inviting! Tyler Branch, of Tyler Branch Photo, did an amazing job capturing every detail, so enjoy! 😉

The Villa  is such a unique venue with so many areas to place flowers to make your guest feel more at home. Here are a few of the lovely arrangements we had throughout some of the seating areas.

Kayla wanted a soft color pallet keeping in mind the sunset colors of Fall. So we used a lot of pastel colors with pops of orange and yellow. Some of the flowers used were; Stock, Larkspur, Kale, Anemones, Dahlias, Roses, Succulents and Lisianthus.

 Silver dollar eucalyptus, bay leaf, and pepper tree were some of the greens we used that were in full bloom during this season. Flowers were added to these on site urns in the courtyard area. Simply stunning!

Kale has been pretty popular these days, and was a “must have” for this wedding. Yes, it is the “giant green vegetable looking thing” in this centerpiece. 😉

Kayla has such a bright and bubbly personality! So we thought having her bouquet full of all color would help to make her shine brighter!

Mission accomplished! It was a perfect match!

With her bouquet being full of color, her bridesmaids bouquets were all white and really popped against their coral dresses.

 An added feature to their wedding, was a moss-covered “K” and “R” to welcome the guest’s! Love the grey suits for the guys!

The boutonnieres were cute and simple! Loved all the different ways we wrapped them!

Their arch. OMGOSH!!! It was so full and lush and I could go on talking forever and ever about it. By far, one of my favorites, of all times! And that says a lot, considering I’ve been doing flowers for over 10 years now!

Cheers to the happy couple!!

Their centerpieces consisted of hydrangea, kale, succulents, dahlias, roses, lisianthus, orchids and pepper tree.

The cake table was adorned with a couple of centerpieces and, of course, the toss bouquet. Simply jaw dropping! All of it!

Thank you to everyone who helped make this wedding a huge success! All the best to this lovely couple!

Emma & David

Seven Stems was  honored to coordinate & create a close family friends wedding this past Summer.

Emma and David planned a beach themed wedding:  a romantic and elegant feel to it. We are proud to share their special day with you!

With a blush and lavender color pallet we incorporated spring flowers, herbs, and babies breath. These cute little boutonnieres and corsage’s added that special touch to the bridal party!

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Looks like the guys really enjoyed them too! 😉

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This luscious bridal bouquet was FULL of garden roses, fresh lavender, dahlias, and hyacinth.

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For a day wedding, in early summer, candles at cocktail hour wasn’t going to work.  Here is a classic alternative!

I LOVE these garden roses!

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We mixed up cocktail hour by using small arrangements for the lower tables. They turned out adorable!!

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Hydrangea, lavender, dusty miller and babies breath; you can’t go wrong!

This bouquet, was PERFECT!!

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All table centerpieces were overflowing with kale, hydrangea, babies breath and lisianthus . Pops of orchids were added to top off the already gorgeous pieces!

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It was a beautiful wedding with one of our favorite families; we were thrilled to be part of their special day!!

Congratulations Emma and David!!

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Photography provided by

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Exquisite Weddings Launch Party

Let the “flowers do the talking ” is the goal when Michelle and I participate in any event. When the Exquisite Weddings Magazine email came for their Fall launch party, we were excited for the opportunity to show who we are. With the theme being”Glamour through the Ages”.

Our vision was to have a family room, mantel, couch, coffee table the whole shebang! When it comes to having our ideas come to life, it typically involves me with a hammer and nails. I’ve become quite the carpenter and tackling a living room set up was on the top of the to-do list. Thankfully the men in my life, my husband and dad know its coming and lend me a helping hand. Not so much willing but that’s another story. 🙂

As party favors for the brides to be, Michelle hand crafted these glitzy boutonnieres.

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These cuties also came with a %15 OFF Coupon!! Did you get one??

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After a couple of bumps in the road, or should I say thick carpet, we finally got the mantel level and flower frame up! A huge shout out to our new friends: Half Full Photography for saving our life, thank you for the shims!

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The fabulous furniture was provided by, Concepts Event Design. They were so helpful and every piece was gorgeous. We cant wait to collaborate soon.

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Garden roses, hydrangea, kale, hanging amaranthus and gold curly willow made up our table centerpiece. Accented with an over flowing amount of pearls, this beauty grabbed your attention!

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Another fun feature was a bridal bouquet. Brides were able to hold and pose for pictures with it….and yes….they are heavy!

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The frame is filled with china mums, roses, dahlias, lisianthus, kale and gold Curly willow:

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Thank you Exquisite Weddings for a great time and to everyone who helped us put this collection together!

The Latest Shoot!

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!!

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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?!

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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!

Small With A Big Impact!

I’ve posted on here before about boutonnieres, and have shared my mixed feelings when it comes to making them. Needless to say, I still have a love/hate relationship with them, but they end up looking so gooood that I  definitely feel they’re needed to add the final touch to any special occasion! I’ve also added some corsage’s that dressed up all the lovely ladies in the wedding party! Lately a lot of the little guys I’ve been making have had a very earthy, picked out of the garden, or barn vibe to them. (You’ll see what I mean,ENJOY! ) I love sharing creations to help inspire and direct someone planning an event, it helps you to see what you like…and dont like!

I was fortunate enough to be part of an industrial photo shoot and this one was funky with tools! A washer was added to fabric leaves, ranunulus buds and filler. COOL!

This boutonniere had a very ‘picked out of the garden’ vibe! It had the herbs to give it a fresh aroma and the burlap ribbon to add a country edge to it!

To stay in the country, here is one that was made out of wheat, rosemary, and some wax flower. It definitely screamed barn wedding!

This one might be my favorite! It just looks so happy and makes me smile! Yellow Ranunculus, billy balls and chamomile with filler!

Making a 2nd appearance on the blog scene, is a boutonniere that I made for our 2nd photo shoot! I love using lavender. Rosemary makes for a great green filler too. I used Scabiosa buds to garnish!

Yellow and white are just so adorable together! Especially with the burlap, I feel like I’m in the country! Lisianthus and billy balls with filler make for a sweet boutonniere (or can multi-task for a mothers corsage! Just had a bow and ta da!

Speaking of corsage’s, I think its time to introduce our first one to the post! This is a wrist corsage consisting of a garden rose, dahlia and seeded eucalyptus with a burlap bow. It was pretty massive, but I still love the way it looked! (And grandmothers typically like a bigger corsage, so splurge!)

Another type of corsage is a pin on. This one has everything in it and looooks gooood! Wheat, succulent, lavender you name it! It’s got it! Lace ribbon to finish it off.

Here we decided to keep it simple with just ranunulus and greens. Lace to finish!

Kids also get to dress up for special occasions and if your little guy is in the wedding he gets something too! This looks big, but it’s just a mini succulent for the ring bearer!

I hope this helps you get a better idea of how creative you can get with your boutonnieres and corsages!

Happy Creating!

Boutonnieres are a funny thing!

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, because there is normally like 100 to make for every wedding I do, haha, but I always love the outcome and how they look when we finally pin them on the groomsmen! There are so many different ways you can make them! You can get really funky and creative and add things like feathers or buttons to make them really stand out, or you can keep it simple and be the final touch to the wedding. Here are some boutonnieres I’ve done throughout the years!

 

Feathers are so fun!! And there is SOO many cool colors and a variety to pick (hehe) from! This boutonniere doesn’t even have any flowers in it, talk about hardy and long-lasting!

Succulents are one of my favorite kind of boutonnieres! They are so fun and literally from the garden! There are so many different kinds to choose from and they mix well with other flowers!

 The curled bottom on these two boutonnieres are very traditional, my own personal opinion about them is that this style is out dated. But if you like it, we’ll do it!