Hope everyone enjoyed a nice relaxing holiday and is having a great start to 2015! We started our year off with an awesome bridal show at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club in Stevensville, MD! It was an honor to be asked to design the breezway with Lauren Niles from Lauren Niles Events, and the fabulous girls from 2Hands Studio. We were given the task of tying together everything from the china and linens, to the boat bar and sailboats, with one of this years hottest colors; dark raspberry.
Our overall theme was romantic costal which is perfect for the Beach Club. Driftwood was a key feature, which lucky for me, I was able to combine two obessions, driftwood and peonies! We wanted it to look freshly washed up from the ocean, but instead of seaweed and other not so beautiful things that wash up, we swapped florals in their place. The beautiful “Sara Red” peony was our inspiration and it was a beauty. We accented those with Ecuadorean roses, star of Bethlemhem, raspberry astible from Holland, Dutch tulips and tons of hydrangeas! The stunning garland was handmade in our shop by one of our talented designers and it was made of four different types of eucalyptus. It has an incredibly soft scent that filled the room!
Today’s couple was sent to us from our favorite planner, Angie Hilz, from AJK Events! The groom is a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Annapolis and we sure had lots to talk about other than the wedding. Their consultation came one day before the Polar Vortex, and 12 inches of snowfall! Speaking of their consultation, they were just the sweetest, and held hands through the entire thing!
Every now and then we get a groom with bigger opinions than his bride, and this was one of those cases. He just kept telling me that he wanted lots of fragrance, that the smell of flowers in a room just made him happy and he wanted to be able to smell them before he saw them. And when the time came for him to see them, he wanted to SEE them! He was wanting a big impact so we agreed to mix the pastels that the bride wanted with the bright orange and fuchsia that the groom wanted! The results were a stunner!
The setting for their wedding was in the beautiful rolling hills of Montgomery County, MD. Their church, Cedar Ridge Community Church, has this gorgeous lawn and a wonderful barn that housed the reception and dancing.
We used lots of stock, carnations and sweet smelling baby’s breath for their big day! By mixing all those scents it created an intense floral smell that was still soft and sweet to match them!
I adored the simplicity of their ceremony that was accented with bundles of baby’s breath galore! And the weatherman couldn’t have asked for a better day! It was cool, with a soft breeze just strong enough to get the ribbon blowing. It was really beautiful!
We were so lucky to be a part of this incredible cultural wedding, and to work with a bride as amazing as Anneke! She really gave us the professional freedom to select the color palette we thought would complement her attire (more about that in a second) and the feeling of the day best.
Anneke wore a bridal sari, and my goodness it was breathtaking! Her dress was made for her wedding day in India which presented quiet the challenge to find the perfect mix of flowers to complement it. With a deep berry fuchsia stock, purple dendrobium orchids, and Picasso calla lilys, we were able to bring out the amazing color and texture of her Sari.
Here is a little blurb about the background behind the bridal sari- The attire that a bride wears on her wedding day is deeply connected with the customs and traditions of the family and the community to which she belongs. It is important to understand the local culture to appreciate the finer aspects of the bridal dress. Accessories or jewelry a bride wears has a meaning and significance to it. It is lovely to see the bride decked up in bridal finery. Lot of work goes behind the grandeur of the wedding sari. Most Indian bridal wedding saris are luxurious and are made from silk inter-fused with gorgeous gold thread work.
The couple also exchanged wedding flower garlands. When Indian couples marry in a traditional wedding, they give one another long floral necklaces in a ceremony called Jaimala, also known as the exchange of the garlands. The Jaimala symbolizes the couple’s respect for each other and their promise to accept one another. Wedding garlands are made of vibrantly colored blooms strung tightly together for maximum visual impact and are a colorful, sweet-smelling part of the Indian wedding.
It was for sure one of the most vibrant and bold weddings we have had the pleasure of doing! Take a look at these stunning photos below by the ever wonderful Emily Chastain.
If you want your wedding overflowing with personalized touches and sweet moments, take a few tips from Zara and Tyler. Their amazing Annapolis Marriott Waterfront wedding was completely tailor-made for them and it was such a blessing to be able to be a part of it! The mix of orange, white and green florals were the perfect pop against the traditional white and navy backdrop. And the mason jars, adorable. I know that I can’t even do this wedding justice with words, so take a look at the gorgeous photos sent over from Kirsten Marie Photography!
We are so thrilled and honored to announce that we have once again been awarded The WeddingWire Couple’s Choice Award®!
The esteemed annual awards program recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. Our selection as a Couples’ Choice Award 2014 winner was selected based on the positive experiences expressed by past clients on WeddingWire, the world’s largest wedding review site with over one million reviews. While many industry awards are given by the host organization, the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards® winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with us!
We already know we work with the worlds most awesome couples, but it’s so rewarding for them to take the time to tell us how pleased they are with our work! Makes all the stressful, long, exhausting days worth every second! We love sharing our passion with you and hope to see you again soon!
I’ve got to admit, I am happily welcoming the chill in the air here in Maryland. After yet another sweltering summer its time for the natural beauty of fall to take over, and provide the perfect backdrop to some amazing fall weddings!
Now onto the goodies! Jaclyn, the bride, is a professional make up artist and was a DREAM to work with! She has a great sense of style and knew just the romantic feel she wanted to create from the very beginning. This wedding was just so soft, and sweet, just made you wanna smile!
They held their waterfront wedding at Harbourtowne Golf Resort in historic St. Michaels, MD. The entire wedding, from bouquets and centerpieces to her stunning gown, was sprinkled with sparkles, pearls and rhinestones! The blush and white color palette had that classic elegance that little girls dream of!
Tristen and Tim were wed at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club in Stevensville, MD this past weekend during what can only be described as the most dreary weekend of weather in recent memory. The rainfall total was over 6 inches in a three day period! Tristen was still hopeful they could pull off an outdoor ceremony during the moments the rain held off, but just as her father began to walk her down the aisle, the skies opened up again! They made the best of it and the pictures are so cute! So I hear it’s good luck anyway right?
They decked out the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club in orange and purple which really stood out against the white walls and the gray skies.
Orchids from Thailand in orange and purple were the reception showpiece, while the bride and bridesmaids carried mini calla lilies in mango, peach and purple. Roses from Ecuador in two shades of orange accented with dark purples also adorned this lovely wedding.
Wedding Gown: Bridals by Elena, Photography: Formica Studios, Wedding Planner: Angie Hilz from AJK Events. Angie had her work cut out for her with the weather for sure, one really good reason to have a planner!
Navy and emerald. Such a classic wedding combination here in Annapolis, MD. It’s sophisticated, stylish, timeless and playful all at the same time. This wedding was no exception.
Kelly and Nathan’s outdoor wedding took place at the Historic London Town and Gardens in Edgewater, Maryland. It was a steamy summer day, but that didn’t detract from the gorgeous bride and the stunning surroundings! The Gardens were in full bloom which made it the perfect backdrop for this picture perfect wedding.
The flowers were very sweet and simple with a mix of hydrangea, garden roses and hypericum berries.
What a whirlwind this summer has been! We have been blessed more than we ever could have dreamed and we are loving every exhausting minute! Here is a little snippet of our July, more to come when we finally catch our breath.
We absolutely, positively adore Herrington on the Bay in Rose Haven, Maryland! It’s the perfect spot for a waterfront wedding and they pride themselves on their Eco-friendly efforts which we love.
Now, on to the flowers! Our bride Kristina went with a pallet of persimmon and clover which blended perfectly with the grounds of the Herrington. Her bouquet was made up of bright mango calla lily, orange unique roses and accented with the timeless stephanotis pinned with rhinestones for a little bling.
Wedding season is in full swing here at Little House of Flowers and even though we are achy and exhausted we are loving every single second of it! Today we are featuring a wedding that took place at (yet again) one of our most favorite venues to work at, the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club! It is obvious why brides chose this place to tie the knot!
This wedding surely didn’t disappoint in the style department! Melissa, the bride, carried the ever wonderful Sara Bernhardt peonies. Anytime this flower makes an appearance at a wedding, it automatically steals my heart! This particular bouquet was special though. Wrapped around the stems, were mementos from family that was with her in spirit. It is always so touching to help bring those very personal pieces into a brides big day.
Her bridesmaids carried the white Festivus Maximus variety (side bar: every time I order those, or chat with a bride, or reference them on this blog, I can’t help but think of Seinfeld)
Melissa was no one trick pony though, she featured Pink Nora Mokara orchids in varying sizes of glass cylinders as her centerpieces which tied together her feminine yet classic theme.