Friday, September 17, 2010

Final Expo Pics

Okay, I am sure you are tired of pictures of Abbey, but there are so many great ones. These are from Footstone Photography, and I just had to share them. I love this action shot of Abbey Twirling.
Here are all the stunning models, before stepping onto the stage.
Here is one of our bouquets that the models carried while on the runway. This one is made of pink roses, with a mixed pink boa.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Our Little Star

Abbey stole the show, the fashion show that is:
Here is a a close up on Abbey's Hair done by Graceful Strands.
Who knew her hair could be so curly?

Monday, September 13, 2010

Solutions Bridal Expo

For the show we decided to continue the dress theme. Pink & green were the colors of the day.
Here is a close up of the dress.

Many people asked what the point of the dress is. Just something fun.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Playing Dress Up

What to do with two, 6 yr olds, when they come to the shoppe before a play date? Dress them up in wedding dresses of course. Abbey and Maddy got to try on the dresses one day over the summer. If I could catch all the giggles and market them, they were so silly.
The last pic is to cute, as the top fell off Abbey, and she now has a Hello Kitty Wedding dress.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Booth Inspiration

Many have asked.....where did I come up with such a great idea for our booth? It all started with a picture, and it just kind of went from there. I talked over the idea with my mom, a few good friends, Flowers Central (where I buy my flowers), Paul at Jay's Bridal, and Jeff at JS Photography. It truley was a group project.
Here is the inspiration picture. It is a design by Jerry Sibal , that was featured in Florist's Review Magazine.

I then asked Paul to lend me a hand, or should I say a dress. Here are the dresses as they looked when I first got them.

Denise at Chef Brothers Catering helped me style the dresses and helped the day of the show by taking names.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Monday, September 6, 2010

Gainesville Wedding Expo Fall 2010

We were once again a proud participate in the Gainesville Wedding Expo, on August 29th, put on by Jay's Bridal. For our booth this time I decided to do a little something different. A photo booth with dresses provided by Paul at Jay's Bridal, photos by JS Photography, and flowers by us, The Plant Shoppe Florist. I think fun was had by all who got their pictures taken. All together I believe over 350 pictures were taken. Here are the dresses, ready for participates to jump in the frame .
An up close view of the white dress. We used hydrangea, baby's breath, roses, carnations and fuji mums as the fresh flower component. Crystals, feathers, and dried grevilia foliage painted silver added to the bling.

The pink dress had roses, stargazer lily, carnations, pink mink protea, and hypericum. Feathers and crystals were used to add to the fantasy.

Sunday, September 5, 2010


We have had an incredible summer and somehow I have not kept up the blogging. Between the weddings, parties, and invitations we have created there has not been much time to blog. That and having Abbey at work with me for three straight weeks didn't help much. I will try to do better, so in no particular order I hope you enjoy the upcoming posts.
Abbey is holding a bouquet she made, while I was working on flowers for the Gainesville Wedding Expo. It was a hand tied bouquet of hydrangea, carnations & statice. She sprayed the hydrangea fuchsia.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Aster: September Flower of the Month

Asters are a versatile flower, in both the garden and for the florist. There are different colors and sizes available. These are called monticasino asters, which are used as a filler flower in vase arrangements.

These are larger asters considered Japanese asters, they are more of a focal flower.