Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A holiday arrangement

A simple red rose and seeded eucalyptus arrangement accented with large red poinsettias in a classic metal urn.  Delightful!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

La Valencia Wedding

I just received these shots from Dennis Mock Photography and couldn't wait to share this divine white bouquet I made for Kelly back in July.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Calla Lily Bouquets

They are such a simple yet very elegant bouquet, here are a few that I recently did...

Pictures by the fabulous:  Melissa McClure Photography
Coordination by Helena Parker of Divine Events by Helena

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Teri & Bryan vineyard wedding...

I had so much fun creating these beautiful flowers with these stunning roses for Teri who was the sweetest out of town bride, ever!  I didn't get a chance to see her on her wedding day, which was kind of a bummer, but it turned out to be so exciting once I got to see all the pictures.  She looked amazing and her wedding turned out perfect!

The beautiful setting is Orfila Vineyards in Escondido.  Here are some snap shots of Teri and Bryans day...

These flowers were a combination of circus roses, mango calla lilies, red hypericum berries, orange freesia with accents of bear grass and lemon leaves.

Thank you Bella Pictures for the wonderful photos!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

M's Bouquet

I had the pleasure of creating beautiful flowers for a wedding at Candelas last August and thought I would share the beautiful bouquet.  It was a combination of terracotta roses, sahara roses and leonidas roses with green cymbidium orchids which created a very unique and interesting color palatte that turned out stunning. 

To see more from the wedding and to check out Courtney Tibbet's wonderful work as usual, check it out here.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Have a Happy Weekend!

This was my favorite wedding I saw today when checking out all the wedding blogs.  Of course it was on Style Me Pretty and of course it was shot by the wonderful Jasmine Star and Stephanie Fay!  Check out the entire post here and here.

Have a fabulous weekend!!!  I will be enjoying this weekend sans weddings.  I can hardly believe it myself :).

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

DIY centerpiece: Grouping of Vases

I haven't featured a DIY centerpiece in a while and just could resist posting this one...

***just to let you know, I did not do these centerpieces, everything was provided by the bride and her coordinator.  Carmele, the bride put everything together, and Courtney of After the Engagement added the final touches.***

What you will need:
  • sets of 3 clear glass cylinder vases of different heights (i.e. 6" tall, 9" tall and 10"tall)
  • sand and/or rocks and or glass stones
  • cymbidium orchid stems
  • floating candles (1 for each vase)
  • petals or dendrobium orchids for the tabletop
  • votive candles
What you need to do:
  • fill each vase with the materials you desire (i.e. sand, candle and orchid or cymbidium orchid stem with rocks, glass stones, etc.)
  • set out at reception
  • fill vases with water, leave about 3" left at the top
  • pop in the floating candle
  • add votives to the table tops along with petals or dendrobium orchids
  • light candles and you're done!
You will end up with amazing centerpieces that look like this...

These centerpieces are so beautiful and can be done on a budget while still looking amazing.  Good job Carmele and Courtney!

Photography by:  Nathaniel Kam

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Carmele and Matt

Back in September I was thrilled to make an all white orchid bouquet and popping orange boutonnieres for the groom and groomsman.  Check out these pics that Nathaniel Kam sent over this morning...

As always I have to thank Courtney Tibbets or After the Engagement for the wonderful referral!!!  I love working with you Courtney!!!

Photography by Nathaniel Kam
Planner / Coordinator: Courtney Tibbets of After the Engagement
DJ/MC by Bill Calhoun of Mobile Music
Cupcakes by BatterUp Cupcakes
Ceremony: South Ponto Beach
Reception Venue: Seapointe Resort, Carlsbad

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Q & A session with Divine Events

The wonderful Helena Parker of Divine Events featured a Q&A with me on her blog earlier this week.

Here is a tid bit of the post but to see the entire thing you'll have to visit her here...
"Sally is the owner and lead designer at Exqusite Blooms. Here is a little Q&A I did with her.

What attracted you to the floral business?  Since I was a little girl, I have just always loved flowers.  I can remember my mom buying me a little book of flower meanings and thinking that “when I grow up, I am going to make people bouquets of flowers that have these hidden messages through the flowers”.  Flowers have always been a part of me and made me happy so in a way, I feel like being a florist was what I was always meant to be.

What is your favorite part of doing wedding flowers?  Good question and so many answers come to mind but I think that my very favorite part of doing wedding flowers is the moment I hand a bride her bouquet.  I try to make it a point, if possible, to personally deliver the bridal bouquet to all my brides.  I love that moment when I hand it to her and she is standing there looking beautiful on her wedding day in her gorgeous dress, the bouquet just adds that final “bridal” touch and it such a special moment to be a part of.  Sometimes I get teary eyed and have to turn around for fear of looking like a big dork."
I had such a fun time answering these questions and I hope to continue to work with Helena for a long time!

Photo by: Melissa McClure Photography

Kim and Mike...

Acres of Hope Photography captured these wonderful pictures of Kim and Mike on their beautiful October wedding day...

To see more click here.

Venue:  Scripps Seaside Forum
Photography: Acres of Hope Photography
Coordinator:  Courtney Tibbets of After the Engagement
Cake:  Flour Power