Tuesday, September 29, 2009

KB Kake Truffles

During a recent wedding delivery Kathy at KB Kakes offered us some of the famous Kake Truffles to try. What a great package, just the right size for 2 large truffles & a mini for Abbey to try.
Abbey couldn't wait to try hers. I told her we had to at least wait until she got in the car.
Yummy is all I can say. What a great treat and wonderful end of a busy day delivering wedding flowers. Thanks Kathy.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Jay's Bridal Expo

I decided to do go with the same pink & green color scheme, but in a different way. My main focus was our new rental arbor. The arbor was accented with corner floral pieces. I used most of my table for our display books.Celebrations Catering was once again very generous with lending us linens for our table. Here are the three bouquets Theresa created for the show.Here one of the brides poses for her mom with one of the bouquets.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Gainesville Wedding Expo

For this Sunday's Gainesville Wedding Expo presented by Jay's Bridal, we are once again using a pink & green theme. We will be showing off our arbor accented with a mix of flowers.
Theresa started working on some of the bouquets today.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Gainesville Wedding Expo

The REAL Gainesville Wedding Expo
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
Don’t miss a Gainesville TRADITION.
Plan your wedding in a day! Twice a year, the best local wedding related vendors gather in ONE PLACE to help you create the wedding of your dreams! Visit them all, and then take a break to see the NEWEST 2010 Wedding Fashions in a fun-filled RUNWAY fashion show by Jay’s Bridal.
Theater doors open at 1:30 pm. Fashion show at 2:00 pm. Prize drawings at 4:00 PM.
Sample catered delights, visualize yourself in a limousine, talk with professional wedding photographers and videographers, taste yummy wedding cakes, check us out, DJ’s, party and tent rentals, reception sites, wedding consultants and more!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Dozen Roses for $12.99

We offer a great walk in special for our cash & carry customers. A dozen roses wrapped with some greenery. The colors are always changing. Thought you might like to see some of the roses we had recently at The Plant Shoppe Florist.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Dawn McKinstry Photography

Little did I know that when I did the flowers for Dawn & Bill's wedding in November 2007, that we would meet again as vendors. Dawn is now a photographer, and photographed my friend Emily & Paul's wedding in Sarasota. I know I have posted their wedding before, but thought it would be nice to show the "official" photographs by Dawn.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

A Cedar Key Wedding

Dawn & Bill's ceremony was held in Cedar Key, Florida in November 2007. They chose the combination of white, blue & brown for their bridal colors. Hydrangea, delphinium & hypericum were the flowers of choice for the day. We used seeded eucalyptus for the greenery.
Photographer: Mary Beth Tyson Photography
Florist: The Plant Shoppe Florist
Cake: Publix

Friday, September 18, 2009

University of Florida Gators, Publix Style

Had to stop in at Publix on Main Street in Gainesville to pick up a few items, and found this fabulous Gator Artwork. What a fun idea!!! I of course wanted to tell them, that I wanted the case of Dr. Pepper in the middle.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Abbey at The Bridal Expo

Once again Abbey was asked to model. How cute is she? Graceful Strands did her hair. Playing, I mean helping me take the booth apart at the end of the day.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Gerbera Daisy Handout

In addition to providing flowers for weddings we also do invitations. When we saw this Pink Gerbera Daisy invitation, I thought it would be a great handout at this fall's wedding shows. Plus it is a color I love, so I themed the booth around it and green.
It is available from Carlson Craft. And can be used as an invitation or a save-the-date.
Here is the entire Dizzy Daisy Collection:

Here are the other versions available. Each can be personalized with you information, font type & color.

The Red Rose Collection:

The Vibrant Hydrangea Collection:

The Autumn Daisy Collection:

Monday, September 14, 2009

Bridal Expo

Here are some shots of our booth this weekend at the Bridal Expo. Many thanks to Celebrations Catering for the lovely pink linens used on our tables. Everyone loved our cheery showing of pinks & greens.
A close up of the flowers at the top of our double vases. We used roses, orchids, trachelium, equisitium, buplerium, mini green hydrangea & aspidistra leaves.
Leah from Celebrations Catering caught me making a few adjustments to the flowers.
Theresa made this bouquet which was later used during the fashion show. A nice combination of roses, buplerium & salal leaves.
Here is a close up of mini green hydrangea, with pink roses, a crowd favorite. Laying on the table close by is the gerbera daisy handout we made.
Thank you all for such a great show.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Before the Bridal Expo.

We are busy getting ready for the Bridal Expo on Sunday. Here is what the flowers look like when we receive them. I have all kinds of pink & green floral goodies to use for our booth. I can't wait to start putting everything together. I know they don't look like much now, but just wait and see what we create.
Later today I am going over to Celebrations Catering to pick out some linens. Celebrations is graciously allowing me to use some for the show. I am so excited to see what they have to offer.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

We will be there. Will you?

We have changed locations, and will be in the Main Hallway. Come check out our new photo albums of flowers we have done.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

SUSIE & DAVE back in the states.

Here are some of the highlights of the visit with my sister & her family. Flori & Ollie hanging out on Roscoe.
Susie & Flori lounging.
The "new" family Volvo wagon, with Flori hanging out the window & the dogs in the back. Their new home in Monterey, CA.