Wednesday, August 5, 2015

We've Moved Our Blog!

I am happy to announce that the Floral Occasions blog has moved over to and is now The Floral Post!! For inspiration and weekly blog posts, head on over!

Thank you everyone for the support. I am really excited to share this fun change with you!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Choosing bouquets for your wedding series. White bridal bouquets

Welcome to our weeklong blog series on choosing the right bouquets for your wedding.  We're starting off with white wedding bouquets.  In the days to come we'll discuss color bouquets,  and bridesmaid bouquets.
Photo by Josh Elliot
Your bouquet is one of the most noticed accessories that you will choose for your wedding day.  Think of all the photos of weddings you've seen....the bouquet is just as noticed as your dress.  You can't even quite see your jewelry, shoes or veil.  It requires some thought, financial investment and trust in your florist.
When we meet for the consultation please bring a photo of your dress.  I feel it is important because there are some dresses that scream for a certain design or careful thought.
Photo by Lane Dittoe
Do you want an all white bouquet?  Many brides grow up dreaming of their wedding day and their flowers.  Did you picture a white dress and white flowers?  Before Pinterest you probably did.  I would say this is the most common request, but then you see the photos of all of the other bouquets and you are confused.  Here are some of our white bouquets.  Looking through all of our photos, I realize that about 50% of our brides wanted white bouquets.

You'll notice that white or neutral bouquets are harder to see because they blend with your dress.  Most of our bouquets incorporate some sort of greenery or texture to break up the look so the flowers are more noticeable in the photos.
I'll start with the ones with less greenery, leading to ones with more.
Is a white bouquet the right one for you?  Take a look and maybe these images will help you to decide.

Photo by Logan Cole

Photo by Logan Cole

Sweet Tea Photography

Sweet Tea Photography
Photo by Lane Dittoe

Orange Owl Photography
I love the pop of ribbon on this one.
The bridesmaids dresses were black.

Orange Owl Photography
Photo by Brett Hickman
This bride provided us ribbons
from her mothers dress that we
added to her bouquet.

Photo by Tyler Branch
Focus Photography
Adrian Jon Photography

Photo by Eric McVey

Photo by Eric McVey
Frenzel Photography
Photo by Josh Elliot
Photo by Troy Grover

Braeden Photography
Vitaly M Photography
Matthew Morgan Photography

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Classic and timeless for this Villa San Juan Capistrano wedding shot by Troy Grover Photographers

THIS is one of my favorite weddings, it just turned out so pretty.  Hannah was such a sweet and easygoing bride, it was a pure joy working with her.  I love her custom made gown and her classic style.  Isn't that arch over the doorway to die for??

Thank you to an amazing team of vendors!
Photos by:  Troy Grover Photographers
Venue:  The Villa in San Juan Capistrano
Catering:  Iva Lee's Catering
Coordination:  Michelle Tkach for the Villa
DJ Divel
Cake & Desserts:  Sweet and Saucy 

Yay for Hannah and Gene!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Rustic Villa Wedding

Kelsey and Chris had such a beautiful wedding in November at The Villa in San Juan Capistrano.  The gorgeous photos below are by Adrian Jon Photography.  
They wanted a rustic look so we incorporated the use of our lantern collection filled with flowers, wood boxes and vintage brown bottles.  As luck would have it, Peonies are available in November-January, thank you to Chile.  Check out the stunning burgundy ones we used along side those incredible velvety Black Beauty roses and a few different types of eucalyptus.  Burgundy and blush has to be our favorite color combo lately.  
We loved the herb clusters we made tied with tiny lace on each guest napkin.