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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

baby boom.

nothing sweeter than flowers to greet a new addition.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

peach & brown.

peach isn't just for spring!
add these roses with antique hydrangeas,
brown stems and pussy willow, and
this combination made it's perfectly subtle statement
of vintage charm.

paired with antique lace and butterscotch brown,
could it be any more winsome?

Thursday, November 19, 2009


it's so fun to take something seemingly ordinary, and turn it into
anything but...

we added spiky poms and pussy willow, and brought out the best in these well-known
lovely blooms.

we bet when these were delivered, someone's sweetie just made the day.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

last horrah.

although still available for order, there's just something about the perfect bloom from your own garden. this hydrangea celebrated the end of it's blooming season with a bold burgundy hue mixed with the softest antique green. seriously, isn't nature amazing?

Friday, November 6, 2009

80 years.

celebrating 80 years is an amazing accomplishment.
we were so honored to be part of this beautiful event.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

birthday box.

what a sweet way to celebrate 13.

Friday, October 30, 2009

rain, rain, go away.

despite the current dreariness, we've found a bright spot in the midst of it. isn't this color combo the perfect mix of all autumnal bliss? if only it were this delightful outside.

anyway, we love this blend: bright yellow solidago, burgundy poms, tulips, and a big boost of texture and background contrast- kale.

what a day for a daydream...

Thursday, October 22, 2009

not your ordinary filler.

we love to use seeded eucalyptus in arrangements, bouquets, and often all by itself. there's just such a vintage and subtly eclectic feel about the way the leaves and berries mix together. in a fall or early winter event- we'd certainly suggest adding this perfect silvery-green compliment to your occasion.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

cloth diapers.

we are certainly pro-cloth diapering here at bloom, but thought this use was perhaps even as adorable as a tiny tot in a bum genius! these floral displays were featured at a recent shower for a client, and we think they're as sweet as they come!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

the beloved white pumpkin.

we can't really take credit for this- but it was too beautiful not to post. fall just brings out the best in everyone, doesn't it? perfect for many occasions- not to mention the extra benefit of the possibility of roasted pumpkin seeds! find a yummy kid-friendly recipe here.

what a simple, easy arrangement- yet so full of autumnal bliss. we're working on our own this weekend, but this just couldn't wait.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

autumn's burgundy.

what a beautiful, elegant event. a perfect accompaniment to fall's colors- this wedding was full of deep, bold color. there was so much texture in the bouquets- they were seemingly velvet.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

pretty purple.

just a perfectly romantic afternoon wedding. the dresses were a deep purple, the bouquets were full of texture and sentiment. the bride's arrangement featured purple hydrangeas, lisianthus, mini callas, and lavender- reminding her of the fresh sprigs her father always brings on his arrival from the wine country. the bridesmaids were a bit more eclectic with the same mix but adding purple carnations, purple sage and a few pops of green orchids for contrast.

the entire palette could be mirrored wonderfully by a sweet bushel of concord grapes. certainly, nature provides enough colorful inspiration for any event.

pretty purple- part II

the backdrop of this event was a soothing blend of white on white with just subtle splashes of color. we used purple hydrangeas mixed with sweet & spiky green bells of ireland for centerpieces while the most glorious deep shade of purple gladiolas lined the head table.

Friday, September 25, 2009

cloudy friday.

it's overcast here, and has been most of the week. but this button-jar bouquet added some cheer and nostalgia- pretty much changing today into wonderful.

fiery orange.

perfect for fall but really, anytime at all.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

the carnation.

a simple flower, yet so full of character. i've often been surprised by these blooms- as they seem to endure long days and add beautiful volume and texture to a bouquet. they also make the most dense, pillowy wreaths which have been featured at many of our past (and hopefully future) events. the carnation color wheel is vast-- one of my favorites is the purplest of purple. but that post is coming soon.

summer's end.

one of my favorite weddings was all about color. the dresses were a boastful teal and were complimented perfectly with a summer mix of pink peonies, mango mini callas, peach sorbet & yellow roses.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

tribute to hydrangeas.


as a little girl, wandering the fields of my grandparent's farm, i fell in love with flowers. some would grow wild, some were maintained- but all were beautiful. i carried in many lively bouquets to my grandma's kitchen- and loved the way it felt to light up a house that way.

now, years later, my own little girls love to play in those same fields and come in with their very own creations. i love watching life- each stage, as it's in bloom.