Thursday, December 31, 2009

Feathers & Flowers

For the bride who is a girlie girl, feathers are the ultimate, add in a some crystals and rhinestones and a princess is born.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Ceremony Aisle Flowers

One of my favorite ways to decorate a wedding ceremony is to put flowers down the aisle. The flowers add a lovely detail and color as you make the most important walk of your life. There are countless ways to add flowers, the following are some ideas from weddings we have done in the past.

For a fall wedding we used mini pumpkins with flowers on top.

A simple hydrangea.

Flowers in glass

For this traditional Indian wedding we lined the aisle with Hindu goddesses.

Flowers placed on the aisle floor are another way to change up the look.

Twigs in glass with crystals and orchids line the aisle.

For a vintage bride we hung flowers in mason jars.

We created containers using tea leaves for this happy sunflower clusters.

Crystals are strung from pole to pole for this elegant aisle.

For this aisle at Bella Piazza in Plymouth California I used candle stands and put flower clusters, we then moved them around the outside dance floor to add candle light after dark.

Roses were used to make these aisle balls.

Green flower balls made withe kermit mums were placed on hooks for this vineyard wedding.

I am always looking for ways to creat florals that are one of a kind and out of the box, for this wedding at Le Rivage, I strung flower heads on beads from bali.
What new and inventive aisle will Blooms by Martha Andrews create for you?
I will close with one of the most beautiful weddings I have seen, it was featured on the Style Me Pretty blog and filmed by Elysium

Puerto Rico wedding by Elysium
Notice the amazing florals on the ground down the aisle, Blooms didn't do this wedding, thought I would love to do something like this!, click the link to watch the video and see all the wonderful vendors.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Your engaged, now what?

Congratulations on your holiday engagment, 42% of couples get engaged during the holidays, if you are one of the lucky ones you are probably eager to start your wedding planning. It's never to early to book your vendors as the best ones usually fill their calenders quickly.
Planning your budget is the first place you should start, there are quite a few wedding budget planners online,
Martha Stewart budget breakdown., budget planning.
These are great tools as you go into finding your venue and making appointments with vendors.
Once the "finance part" of your planning is done, the fun begins! I encourage my brides to start with an inspiration board, tear out pictures you love from magazines, soon a pattern will emerge, styles and colors that you are drawn to will become apparent. Once again, there are countless websites to help you a great starting place is Style me Pretty, they have put together inspiration boards to get your creative juices flowing.
Each bride will have different priorities, for one the cake will be the centerpiece of her wedding, another bride loves wine so perhaps a greater portion of her budget will go to special vintages and for some brides, those dear to my heart, bridal flowers will be a priority so perhaps more of their budget will go there. Once you are on this path I like to come up with a phrase to describe your wedding; Modern winter, vintage country, clsasic city etc... this will help your vendors get a feel for the direction you would like to go.
For a more detailed explination of where your flower money goes, you can go to my pricing link, Flower pricing
The bouquet above is Blooms signature bouquet

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Merry Christmas from the Blooms family

From our family to yours, Merry Christmas!!! We are looking forward to the 2010 wedding season, but for now we are going to enjoy the season and refresh ourselves to be ready to create fabulous floral designs for you!
Kate, with her chicken, Sam, Anne, Emily, Rob, Martha, Rachel, Rebekah, with Prisilla, & Gabe with his chicken.

Moving to blogger

For the New Year I am making the switch to blogger. If you would like to see my older posts, click this link. Past Blooms Blogs.