Friday, January 18, 2013

Winter flowers - red roses and alstroemeria

I've already got pink rhododendrons blooming in my garden and the snow drops are not far behind. So I thought I better do up one last "winter flower" post. These were done up for a Christmas party at the Old English Inn in December. White and green is always a classy color scheme for flowers, but with the addition of a touch of red, it adds the perfect touch of holiday flavor!

White alstroemeria, red roses, leucodendron, cedar, pine and feathered eucalyptus

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Man Men Party - New Years Eve

This past New Years Eve we thought it would be fun to throw a Mad Men party. It was tons of fun! Some key ingredients I think to throwing a successful Mad Men inspired party are as follows:

1) Big city background - this was a hit as it was super fun to take photos in front of! This was taped on the wall and it was made out of black paper and foil for the windows.

2)  An old typewriter and vintage ads all over the place were important decor pieces.

3) Don't forget the jello mold and other 50's and 60's inspired dishes and cocktails. Toothpicks, paper umbrellas, maraschino cherries, plastic swords, and vintage glassware are details that can not be forgotten!

4) And finally, fabulous friends who love to have a good time.

Wishing everyone all the best in 2013!!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Winter boutonniere - Leucodendron

This beautiful winter wedding boutonniere is a very hardy leucodendron flower. Although the flower is available other times of the year I think it's particularly lovely in the winter season. The boutonniere is finished with gold wire. A great way to tie in with gold elsewhere in the wedding.