Archive for the ‘Floral’ Category

HWB Inspiration Board: Blue Glass and Bright Blooms

Friday, September 9th, 2011

The beauty of blue glass. Vintage blue “Ball” mason jars, frosted blue glass votive holders, aqua blue glass vases, palest blue glass bowls, classic vintage -style blue and white dishes–we love them all. Fill them with loosely arranged, long-stemmed dahlias, ranunculus or frilly peonies. Keep the flower colors bright (red, orange, yellow, deep pink), the arrangements unfussy, and don’t be afraid to mix and match a variety of vessels when planning your table setting. Set against a backdrop of crisp, bright white. Did you ever think the blues could make you so darn happy?

Photos: Blue glass with hanging crystals, The Treasured Petal~White and blue table ware, Martha Stewart Collection by Macy’s ~Blue jars red floral, MattLauraJones~Hand-tied blue glass, Sweet Pea Floral~Dark blue glass, Wedding Bee~Blue stemmed peonies, Heather Ham~Blue pink dahlias, Shannon Nicole Smith~Blue mixed floral, Partee Hee Hee

HWB Inspiration Board: Pink, Black, Green & Chic

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Think pink and you’re likely to think demure femininity, youthful girlishness. Think pink and green, and you imagine madras plaids and preppy propriety. But add a chic slash of black and a bit of grown-up edge–a vintage choker, a sexy heel, an ombre range from palest blush to deep rose–and you have one seriously sophisticated wedding palette.

Pink Black Green Wedding Inspiration Board ~ Houston Wedding Blog

Photos:  Lanvin for H&M dress, Bisou Online~Choker, Aranwen~Boutonniere, Amie Otto Photography~Cupcakes, Dotty About Cake~Cocktail, Cointreau~Handbag, SueJack~Peep-toe, Vera Wang~Wedding Dress, Vera Wang~Peonies, Fos Decor.

Wow-Worthy White Wedding Bouquets

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

What could be more perfect than a dreamy, dewy, snow-white wedding bouquet? It’s the perfect accompaniment to a white bridal gown, and white is never going to look dated or misguided when you’re mooning over wedding photos with your kids (and theirs) decades down the line.

But those tight, white bundles of perfectly uniform blooms all perfectly tied are so perfectly…perfect. Maybe too perfect. How about introducing a little contrast to kick up the white a notch? How about adding a feathery touch or a flutter of wings? How about checking out these examples of gorgeous white (but not quite) bridal bouquets we’ve picked just for you?

White Wedding Bouquets

Black-centered anemones, fragrant eucalyptus and pops of palest pink and yellow give this loosely arranged bouquet a beautifully organic feel.

White Wedding Bouquets

How can you not love this whimsical white bouquet—those green-striped orchids and graceful fern fronds, those joyful butterflies and spotted brown feathers? Thanks to the always-delightful Austin Wedding Blog for sharing this one!

White Wedding Bouquets

And speaking of feathers, here’s a completely different way to use them in your white bouquet. Very glamorous, but somehow sweet and demure at the same time.

White Wedding Bouquets

Another take on the white-offset-by-black theme. Imagine this sophisticated bouquet paired with a black ribbon belt, or black bridesmaids’ dresses. So chic!

White Wedding Bouquets

Of course, sometimes less is more. Especially in the case of simply tied, naturally sculptural white calla lilies (like these from Chicago’s Fleur), and nuthin’ else. Fifty years from now, the image of these will resonate as elegantly as the real thing does today.

UPDATE: A Day to Remember 10th Anniversary Party @ Villa Rinata-Correct RSVP Address

Monday, September 6th, 2010

We don’t mean to interrupt your well-deserved Labor Day lounging around, but you may want to take a sec to mark your calendar. This Thursday, Sept. 9, wedding-planning firm extraordinaire A Day To Remember –you know them for their glorious cakes, gorgeous flowers and impeccable event planning–celebrates its 10th anniversary in high style…and you’re invited!

Festivities start at 6 p.m. at the truly spectacular Villa Rinata, and last until the last guest leaves (now that’s OUR kinda party!). Houston brides and their entourages fortunate enough to attend will find themselves surrounded by fine food and drink, awesome entertainment, great door prizes and swag, swag, swag.

As you can imagine, space is limited. So if you’re a bride-to-be who’s looking for amazing wedding ideas, while simultaneously taking a break from the hard work of wedding planning, make sure to RSVP, PDQ!

Heirloom Jewelry Wedding Bouquets by Noaki: Like Flowers, But Forever!

Monday, August 30th, 2010

We recently buzzed about vintage jewelry, which we love for its one-of-a-kind glamour—so perfectly suited to the once-in-a-lifetime wedding. Well, here’s another great way to incorporate vintage jewels into your wedding: your bouquet. Yeah, it’s a little unconventional. But that’s the beauty of it. That, and the fact that unlike cut flowers, a custom bouquet made out of heirloom jewelry will last forever, and can become an heirloom in its own right, passing along from generation to generation, bride to bride, for years to come.

Vintage-jewelry genius Noaki combs antique shops, estate sales, flea markets and other sources to find unique and exquisite heirloom jewelry, than hand-selects pieces and hand-wraps them into unbelievably gorgeous bridal bouquets. She can also incorporate your own family heirlooms and wedding colors, or create a special arrangement to match the theme of your wedding.

Check out more of her stunning wedding work here and here. Wow!

Photos by Lindsey Joy and Claire D.