Jen & David were married at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, Michigan this past Fall. Two things to note. 1. Yes, we do travel! and 2. Rochester is the most adorable little town! I wish I had more time to explore the cute city.
We did Jen’s sister Kate’s wedding in one of our first full wedding seasons and I was thrilled when Jen contacted me about her own wedding! Kate’s bridal bouquet was one of my all time favorite’s and Jen’s was yet another. Both of these sister’s have great taste in floral 🙂
Jen came to us with a fabulous vision for a Rifle Paper Company Inspired wedding. We started with a color palette of peach, orange, ivory & greenery. We used lots of textures in the centerpieces including orange amaryllis, peach garden roses, feathery white astilbe, orange ilex berries, ivory & orange dahlias, orange ranunculus, peach stock and lots of greenery! Half of the centerpieces consisted of shimmering gold mercury glass compotes with that gorgeous floral mix, while the other half of the tables hosted rustic brown lanterns surrounded with wreaths of greenery. Orange amaryllis, persimmons and spray roses accented the wreaths. The head table featured a long & … Read More »
Tieg and Nick (high school sweethearts) were married this past September at Kemper Lakes golf club, and we had the privilege of doing the flowers for both their reception and ceremony. The two lucked out with the most perfect weather, as they held their ceremony outside along the lake.
With the weeping willows acting as a backdrop to this beautiful setting, and the stunning floral palette of jewel tones, berries, and greenery, it all made for a picture-perfect ceremony. A vintage wine barrel flanked by a collection of lanterns acted as the ceremony focal, while the aisle was lined with shepherds hooks, each which held a mason jar full of beautiful, multi-textural fall blooms. Simply stunning.
The couple wanted to carry the rustic wine-inspired theme throughout their entire day so in addition to the ceremony barrels, we used wine bottles as a part of some of the centerpieces. Tieg, being a project manager had a pretty clear and firm idea of what she wanted in terms of flowers so we worked together to create this beauty seen below. She wanted bright jewel toned fall colors and absolutely loved amaryllis. We combined various shades of roses, peach amaryllis, along with berries and other … Read More »
Flower Friday: Amaryllis
We are starting a new type of post, Flower Friday, where we will introduce one flower of the season a week! I tend to take my horticulture background for granted sometimes and think that everyone knows the scientific and common names of flowers just like I do. My friends can attest to this, I confuse them all the time. I also hope to introduce some new flowers to you all through these posts.
Since the holidays are here what better flower to start off with than the Amaryllis! Amaryllis come in a variety of colors; white, peach, coral, red, pink, and even some striped or bicolor. They have 3-5 blooms on their long stalk and are the perfect addition to a holiday table or winter wedding bouquet.
Amaryllis are not only a good cut flower for floral design and weddings, but they make a lovely gift as a plant as well! You can buy them pregrown and ready to flower or you can buy a DIY kit like the one I posted about a few weeks ago in my DIY Amaryllis blog. An update on that, my poor little Amaryllis is not growing. I have discovered my apartment … Read More »
From now until Christmas I am going to try to blog once a week and share a DIY Decor tip to Brighten up your Holidays 🙂 First up, the Amaryllis Bulb!
We are about six weeks away from Christmas. I don’t know if any of you have been out shopping lately but the Christmas displays and goodies are coming out. While I was at home this past weekend I bought an Amaryllis bulb from Menards. It is a very easy plant to grow, especially with the little kit provided. Not only does it have a gorgeous winter bloom, but if you do it right, you can grow them year after year!
Here’s is my Amaryllis bulb below and what it hopefully will look like when it blooms!
The kit I purchased came with soil, a pot, and a bulb for $4.99. You have to wait 6-8 weeks for it to bloom, but I’d say it’s well worth it!
After you plant your bulb, make sure to place it in a warm, bright location. Direct sunlight is necessary for development of the stem. You should water the bulb well at the time of planting then not again until the stem appears, unless the pot completely dries … Read More »