Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wendy & Keith, Aulander, NC

Some of you might look and see Aulander, NC and say, I thought you were in Gainesville, FL. Well we do travel, but we didn't physically travel for this event. I got this message from Wendy on Facebook:
I'm a new fan. :) I just wanted to say hello. I stumbled across your blog a few months ago, and visited it often. I really like your work, and it was through your blog I was able to decide on what I wanted for my wedding back in October! So, thank you! (I'm in KY, and got married in NC)
How cool is that? I asked her to share her specifics, and here is what she had to say:
The florist is Clay Rawls at Added Touch Florist in Ahoskie, NC. We are Wendy & Keith Fox, married October 3, 2009 at Connaritsa Baptist Church in Aulander, NC.
I asked her to share a few pictures and here they are. This first one was done for her bridal portraits. The bouquet was made of silk flowers, and was made before she decided what she wanted her flowers to look like.
Here are is Wendy & Keith on their wedding day.
Here is a closeup of her bouquet. I would say Clay did a great job, it does look like something I would have made for them.
Best wishes to Wendy & Keith as they start out a wonderful life together. Glad I was able to add a little inspiration to your wedding day.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Layla & Paul - Grand Prize Winners

The Plant Shoppe is excited about being part of Layla & Paul's Spring 2010 wedding.
They are one of the Grand Prize winners from the January 2009 Florida Bridal Expo. They won certificates from many of the fabulous wedding vendors in Gainesville. Here are some of the Vendors they are using:
Check out Solutions' Blog....The Bridal Closet to get to know Layla & Paul better.

There is a chance for you to be one the Grand Prize winners {a $5,000 wedding day package}, but you must purchase tickets to the 2010 Florida Bridal Expo. Tickets are selling out fast, and don't forget the Expo and fashion show is Sunday, January 31st at The University of Florida Hilton! {You must be present at the Expo to win.} The Bridal Expo is brought to you by Solutions Bridal Designer House.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Heather & Timothy

Heather & Timothy were wed this past weekend at The Baughman Center. Hot pink & ivory were the colors of the day. Heather Wanted to use calla lilies, but with a little twist. We airbrushed the calla lilies with a hot pink. Below are the bridesmaids & bridal bouquets. Heather carried a mix of hydrangea, gerbera daisy, roses & alstromeria.
Here are the handsome men in her bridal party. Notice the gray skies in the background. They do say, rainy wedding day leads to a prosperous marriage.
Here are the lovely place settings that awaited guests at The Rustic Manor for the reception.
This is the best that the stage at Rustic Manor has ever looked. What a great job decorating.
We accented the cake with a little ivory & hot pink.
Ceremony: The Baughman Center
Reception: Rustic Manor
Florist: The Plant Shoppe
Cake: Publix

Monday, January 18, 2010

Gainesville Wedding Expo Booth

Here is what we created for the Gainesville Wedding Expo. Thanks to Flowers Central, our main flower supplier for all the wonderful flowers they put together for us, and Celebrations Catering for the linens. Large oversized topiary made of gerbera daisy, hydrangea, calathea leaves, wax flower, carnations, alstromeria and roses. Bouquets hydrangea, rose, carnation & spray rose gerbera daisy & peonies.
Top of arbor, and large square vase full of green dendrobium orchids, curly willow and hanging crystals. In background, out sign from J.S. Photography. Arbor top made of peony, gerbera daisy, roses, carnations, heather, lily and assorted greenery.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Gainesville Wedding Expo, January 17, 2010

The first wedding show of 2010 will be at the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, January 17. The doors open 12:00 Noon. Bridal Fashion Show at 2:00 pm. FREE 7-Day Cruise & Vendor Prize drawings at 4:00 PM. 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. Here is a sneak peak of some of the flowers we will be using .Here are the fabulous linens from Celebrations Catering that I will be using.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Breaking Up Flowers

Could this be a new trend in the floral industry? We just had a gentleman come to buy breaking-up flowers (nice ones, not dead ones). To top it off, he picked out a congratulations card to put with the flowers. Now, we know he won't be a repeat customer, but hopefully he will be back when he gets a new love in his life.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Amber & Andrew

Amber & Andrew just stopped in to pick up their wedding invitations. They are getting married at Rustic Manor in Newberry. I think this invitation is a perfect match for them and the ceremony and reception they are planning.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Wedding Accessories for Bobby & Jane

Bobby & Jane are gettin' hitched on January 16th. Angela with Adore Events has been helping coordinate the events for them. We were able to help Bobby & Jane with their wedding accessories, rehearsal dinner & ceremony invitations. Here are some of the items they picked.

These items and many more are availble to you on our website:

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Carnations: January Flower of the Month

Carnations are a hardy multi petal single flower, supported by a long stem, they can have a delicate fragrance. They come in a wide range of colors: pink, white, red, yellow, orange, green & purple. Carnations can be found year round. Many times given a bad wrap for being "cheap", however they are very long lasting and can add a great texture to arrangements.

{Purple Carnations}