Monday, May 28, 2012

Floral Compote Design

The Chapel Designers never stop inspiring me.  While in NYC a large group took a compote floral design class at the Flower School New York with Ariella Chezar.  After a few days of being home twitter was a buz with information and questions on finding the perfect compote, black, white, silver, brass, you name it we all wanted to get our hands on more compotes.  So about a week ago we were all so excited to see that Martha shared our love with the compote as well, and raved about how they lift up the flowers to the perfect height and created a lush shape for a round table.

Isha Foss of Isha Foss Events threw out the idea that we should all create a compote design and all post our design on the same day.  That day is today!   The flowers in my design are from my garden and are designed in a pewter sugar bowl that I found at a yard sale years ago.  It's small in scale and fits perfect on my living room coffee table.  I almost didn't attempt this design since I had just returned from vacation and was worried I didn't have flowers to use but with the encouragement of all the other Chapel Designers posting their amazing designs I felt inspired to go out in my yard and find beauty in what I had to work with.  

For more compote designs and to see how many different and beautiful ways you can design in a compote check out the follow Chapel Designers blogs (hover over name for link to blogs)  
Flirty Fleurs Chuck Graham
Petals and Hedges
Courtenay Lambert Florals
Sweet Pea Floral Design
Petals and Promises

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Simple and Sweet

Two days after leaving NYC I had this small intimate courthouse wedding in DC.  This bride wanted to keep things simple and beautiful and I think she achieved it beautifully. She wore a short navy blue lace dress to the courthouse and then changed into an elegant evening silver dress for her reception at Charlie Palmers.  Her colors were yellow and white with accents of gray and she loved craspedia which you will see used throughout all the designs.  

Congratuatlions Stephanie and Justin, I hope you have many happy years together. 
Bridal Bouquet

Maid of Honor Bouquet

Cocktail table and escort table