Monthly Archives: January 2009

Cakes: I’m LOVIN Sullivan

Kate Sullivan of Lovin Sullivan Cakes designs some of the BEST cakes in the industry. Her new cake below was featured on The Knot recently. I love this cake and would love to see a wedding color scheme built around it. I thought I’d include a few more of my favorite Sullivan Cakes as well. Enjoy! 


Photo below by Michael Grand


Photo Below by Kirsten Strecker


Photo Below by Kirsten Strecker


Photo Below by Kate and Georgina




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Color: The Knot’s New Guide

As a florist, it is really exciting to see new and fresh color combinations. I encourage brides to keep your mind open when approaching color and wait to make up your mind until you’ve talked to your florist or designer. Often times, designers love the opportunity to create a unique color scheme that defies status quo. is featuring a new guide to color on their site. These are some of my favorite ideas: 




Brown, as an accent color, is a little tired. I’ve seen it everywhere…and you know it is overused when venue coordinators keep up brown decor elements, just because that’s what every bride has been using. That being said, I’m not anti this warm chocolatey hue. I love it below in this tone-on-tone scheme that gives center stage to last year’s over-used accent piece. Brown with a side of brown is totally approved in my book. 


Notice below, the use of baby’s breath. It’s coming back! 


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Irony: The power of a container

Greyson and Arturo of Prudence Designs in New York, have a fabulous portfolio. Among their good-enough-to-eat-images, are these below. What I love MOST about them are the unexpected containers. They create a juxtaposition that keeps one interested in the counterpoint. Great containers make for a great statement. 




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Twist on Tradition: Savory Cakes!

Savory Cakes??? Jan Kish of La Petite Fleur offers a new twist on tradition that I’ve never seen, but totally love. So many brides these days claim they don’t love cake. In addition to that, cutting edge caterers prefer serving unique dessert treats on the wedding day. What better way to keep tradition, but work it into a different part of the wedding? Enter Jan Kish. Her idea here is absolutely fabulous. Bravo! 


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Splurge Worthy: Lighting

Most brides planning their wedding without a designer overlook lighting. They are either unaware of the impact or think it is not worth fitting into the budget. However, I think great lighting can do more for the feel of a wedding than perhaps even flowers. (And I rarely say this kind of thing because I am a florist and I’d hate for a floral budget to be smaller.) I’m telling you…take a look at some of these images. They blow me away! 

Ben Chrisman


Finishing Touch Weddings


MB Wedding Designs


Michelle Rago


Michelle Rago


Michelle Rago


White Lilac Inc


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Comeback: Baby’s Breath

Here’s another simple and REALLY affordable flower that is making a comeback. Traditionally used as a filler in arrangements, baby’s breath fell out of favor. However, when used as a feature, it can be really romantic and airy. Thoughts?

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Wreath Place

October wedding anyone? 



Rebecca Thuss

Love this bouquet! 


White Lilac Inc.

How beautiful are these arrangements overflowing with baby’s breath? Who knew that a weed could dress up so pretty?




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Real Wedding: Brooke and Trever

Brooke and Trever are THE cutest couple ever. Trever is an incredible photographer/designer and Brooke is pretty much the cutest thing ever. That being said, we knew their wedding would be super spectacular! More details to come…but can I just say I LOVE their color palette?


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Real Wedding: Brooke and Trever (part II)

More images from Brooke and Trever’s fabulous wedding at the Ponte Family Estate Winery







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Trend Alert: More vases, less work (part II)

Here are a few more follow up images. I hope you love these easy ideas as much as I do.

Martha Stewart


White Lilac Inc.


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Trend Alert: More vases, less work

I’m always looking for really great ideas that diy brides can translate into their own projects. This new trend is VERY easy for brides to replicate. Collect different sizes of vases, buy your flowers in bulk, and keep like with like–a vase of hydrangea, a vase of peonies and a vase of roses. Whether you do a monochromatic theme or a mix of color, this idea can be done quickly and a day ahead. If you are looking to stretch your budget on flowers, but don’t feel confident in your floral skills, this is the look for you.

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