Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Carnation Comeback

Don't call it a carnation comeback, but I've had quite a few requests in the last year or so for these "old fashion" flowers. 

I think the biggest reasons are the wide variety of colors (there are more options then even roses or gerber daisies), the fullness of the petals and they are inexpensive compared to other flowers which makes them super budget friendly. 

This full arrangement was made with light pink and white carnations with white hydrangea.

Pari's Bridal Bouquet had green hydrangea, orange dahlias, yellow sweetheart roses, purple phalenopsis, and orchid purple (which is closer in color to fuchsia) mini carnations.

If you are thinking about using carnations go for it! They aren't as "old fashion" as you may have remembered. When you are looking for large, full arrangements on a budget, or with a color flower that is hard to find, think about carnations.

Smashingly, Elegant Wedding in Peaches and Creams

This smashingly elegant wedding took place at the Museum of
Art in Balboa Park (http://www.sdmart.org/) in October and had all the Old Hollywood beauty and glamour you could ask for!

The bridal bouquet was a beautiful creations of grey dusty miller, white lisianthus, "Sahara" roses, peach sweetheart roses, ivory roses, and beautiful, sweet-smelling gardenias.

The bridesmaid's bouquets had gray dusty miller, white lisianthus, antique "Sahara" roses, and peach sweetheart roses.

The Chuppah, a traditional Jewish wedding structure, was decorated on all 64 feet with beautiful garlands of seeded eucalyptus, Italian ruscus, white hydrangea, and white roses. Chuppahs are very often used in non-denominational outdoor weddings too!

When you walk into the inside of the museum there is a large fountain in the rotunda which was surrounded by cocktail tables with candles or small arrangements on each. The large staircase leading to the galleries upstairs was covered in a garland of seeded eucalyptus and lemon leaf with clusters of white wax flowers, white hydrangea, white roses, and peach sweetheart roses.

The bride and groom wanted to have two different centerpiece options for their 20 reception tables. Many couples like to do this. In some cases it can be a great way to save some money, incorporate tall and short
arrangements, or in the case of this couple add more candle light and intrigue
to some of the centerpieces.

These elegant centerpieces had large white dahlias, white hydrangea, white wax flowers, ivory roses, Sahara roses, peach sweetheart
roses, and seeded eucalyptus in gold urn shaped containers. The candle
arrangements had three candles of various sizes in hurricane vases surrounded
by two smaller arrangements. Every table had multiple votive candles as well.

I simply LOVED arranging this wedding and a big thanks to Jenn and Monica at Eventity (http://www.eventityinc.com/) for being such amazing coordinators to work with!