Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Florida State Florist Association
June 12-14, 2015
Caribe Royale Resort, Orlando

Last week we had the pleasure of attending the Florida State Florist Association's convention. We were only able to attend on Sunday due to our busy wedding commitments on Saturday. The roster was full of amazing design from 3 very talented designers. To tell the truth, it is shocking to me that for the price, we had the pleasure to see such talent! I would like to share some of the designs that we saw there.
 Here is a picture of Pim van den Acker with a piece I actually bought in the silent auction.  The structure is complete, we will only need to add flowers in tubes to use it repeatedly!

 Those were a few of the arrangements that Pim created on stage while sharing his strong philosophy of designing with ease, not to over think and always create with a smile!

These pieces were done by Joyce Mason Monheim AIFD.  Joyce taught the crowd how to create party work while explaining the principles and elements of design!

Francoise Weeks showed us how she is able to create a very organic, natural, earthy look from the use of greens, succulents, wood and flowers for statement arrangements and wearable art.

Over the course of the day we saw 3 distinctively different styles and philosophies and as always, we were able to come home inspired by aspects of each designer.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Ashley & Thomas's Romantic Beach Wedding

Ashley & Thomas 
Gasparilla Inn Beach Club on December 6th, 2014
Kehrin at JetSetWed
Set Free Photography 

With touches of lace and antique gold, Ashley and Thomas's beach wedding had an airy, romantic elegance. The floral color scheme of soft peach, cream, and blush contrasted beautifully against the bridal party's navy attire. We used fluffy, feminine flowers including garden roses, peonies, ranunculas and football mums. 

Who knew a golfcart could look so romantic!? We loved adding a floral touch to the newlywed's "Just Married" cart.

We added a few sweet fresh cut roses for the flower girl's hair.

On this rustic wooden beach deck, we drapped gauzy white curtains, tied back with a large spray of florals, for the perfect aisle entraince.

Down the aisle we placed floral topped lanters tied with velvet ribbon,which were later used at the reception for soft lighting. 

At the alter, we added simple glass vases with floating candles and  petals.

The reception's table arrangements featured hydrangias, garden roses and peonies bursting out of a golden vase. We loved how well they paired with the murcury glass votives. 

This was an especially cute drink station! Equipped with paper straws and rockcandy stirring sticks.