Monday, January 17, 2011

Maccarone - Enzweiler Wedding

Beautiful shots of a beautiful wedding by the oh so talented Jacalyn Mains of JMM Photography. Jacalyn is an incredible photographer and a blast to work with!

Since I've started in this business, black magic red Roses have been my favorite! You haven't seen a gorgeous red rose until you've seen a black magic rose. They are large, full, and velvelty; and they open quickly and beautifully. Gina, the bride in this wedding, chose well! Check out the lovely pictures below.

More to come on this wedding, and I will list all the fabulous vendors involved as well.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Favorite Things – Brooch Bouquets by Fantasy Floral Design

We hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year! Going forward from time to time, we’re going to list some of our favorite finds. We’ve had some time off, and during that time I actually decided to peruse the many creative and ingenious wedding blogs and other wedding products and services that are available. During the busy wedding season, we don’t have a whole lot of time to peruse these sites. So, it’s kind of fun to scour these sites and discover all the fabulous finds that are out there. I found a number of things that I think are not only creative, but absolutely gorgeous. And I wanted to share it with you all. I’ll be blogging about it over the next couple of weeks.

One of the first vendors I came across was Fantasy Floral Designs out of San Juan Capistrano, south of Los Angeles. I perused her web site and blog, and absolutely fell in love. This past Fall, I actually took a stab (literally as I poked my fingers with brooch pins a zillion times) to create one of these beauties, and they are not the easiest things in the world to assemble. I will post a picture of it wasn't bad, but not as good as these. I’ve had several brides ask me if we would do brooch bouquets; and while I would not be opposed to it, I don’t have a ton of brooches sitting around where I could do this…I have enough to do just one! Pretty much, it takes a lot of time and planning to collect the right combination of brooches and they're not exactly inexpensive. The thing I learned is that unless you have a ton of time to search for the perfect brooches and a lot of patience to perfect your skill in creating these, it might be something you want to leave to the professionals. I’ve not seen brooch bouquets that surpass these in quality and creativity. So if you want an exquisite heirloom piece that is also a beautiful keepsake, definitely contact them - Fantasy Floral Designs.

Here are a few more of her beautiful creations below. Honestly, I'm not sure how she parts with them once she is done....they are stunning!