Tuesday, July 31, 2012


I am so excited to have picked my first bouquet of zinnias from the garden the other day! My mother-in-law has generously let me use some space in her raised beds to try growing some flowers. I planted poppies, cosmos, dahlias and zinnias. 

I was hoping to see more pinks than oranges but am still happy with the varieties so far. If one had the space, these would be a fun flower to grow for a colorful August wedding.

Want to try growing your own flowers? This website has some great info. 

Friday, July 20, 2012

Summer Bouquet - Tea spray roses

 I have had brides request no roses. I think quite often brides associate roses with tradition and formality and some brides just don't want that. These roses have a nice casual, informal feeling to them because of the uneven nature of the bouquet. Perfect for a garden wedding. This sweet little tea rose bouquet is actually mixed with another lovely flower called godetia.

Lady's mantle, camellia and hydrangea leaves are a few of the greens used to add texture.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Family-Friendly Flowers

I was so nervous for this but having my kids with me made it so much easier!! Not to mention the host of the show Adam Sawatsky knows how to do his job and helped put me at ease. In the end I was having lots of fun!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Summer bouquet - Hydrangea and scabiosa

This sweet summer bouquet has blue hydrangea, a mixture of succulents and purple scabiosa through out. It's been finished with some burlap and a lace ribbon detail.

  The boutonniere is a small succulent and dusty miller leaf finished with burlap.