Winter wedding flowers

It’s been a whirlwind wedding season here at the Blumengarten! Frankly, what with attending to multiple weddings each weekend, there never seems to be enough time to take photos and write blog posts.

In November the wedding season quiets down a bit. The cooler weather brings out looks for our brides that are quite different from the lush garden flowers of summer.

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This bridal bouquet is a fabulous choice for the winter months. It features white hydrangea, roses, limmonium and star of Bethlehem.  Frosty, glittery accents are added with the addition of silver seeded eucalyptus and frosted pine cones. Beautiful!

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A grand wedding at the Grand Concourse

The ceremony and reception for one of last weekend’s weddings was at the Grand Concourse at Station Square in Pittsburgh. Flowers transformed an already elegant venue into a bride’s dream. Take a look.

Wedding ceremony location, Grand Concourse

Wedding ceremony location, Grand Concourse

Banister arrangement, Grand Concourse

Banister arrangement, Grand Concourse

Wedding ceremony arrangement

Wedding ceremony arrangement

Lamp post arrangement, Grand Concourse

Lamp post arrangement, Grand Concourse

Table centerpiece

Table centerpiece

Carnation ball table centerpiece

Carnation ball table centerpiece

Cake table with garland, candles and mini hydrangea arrangements

Cake table with garland, candles and mini hydrangea arrangements

And if you ever wondered what our truck looks like on the way to a wedding, here’s a peek from another wedding from the weekend!

Wedding flower delivery

Wedding flower delivery

 

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The spring wedding season has begun!

We hit the ground running as our 2015 wedding season kicked off this weekend with four weddings on our schedule. Below are highlights of some of the flowers:

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There are only a couple of weeks in the year where a bride can choose daffodils for her wedding. Crissy and Kevin’s wedding was a vision of spring with yellow daffodils everywhere. Yellow oncidium orchids and white freesia complement the daffodils in the bride’s bouquet.

Tall CenterpiecesThe Renaissance Hotel was the venue for Michelle and Brian’s wedding reception. The pedestal centerpieces include hydrangea, pink and lavender roses, spray roses and sweet pea.

Huppah with flowersAt the Edgewood Club, our huppah was decked out with flowers to create a romantic wedding canopy for the marriage of Suzanne and Bart.

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People want to know…

Christina Montemurro from Christina Montemurro Photography recently interviewed Tim and Jim for her blog, which features some of Pittsburgh’s best wedding vendors. The questions and answers give a “behind-the-scenes” peek at the wedding floral business. Check it out here.

Christina also featured beautiful photographs of our flowers!

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Dahlias, dahlias, dahlias!

We love that we have a local Pittsburgh area grower for dahlias! Alpha Dahlias is located in Sewickley and is our weekly source for these beautiful cut flowers. We recommend these exquisite blooms to our summer brides for their bouquets and centerpieces.

We snapped some photos at Alpha Dahlia’s open house this past weekend. This is only a small sampling of the dozens of fabulous varieties growing on their property. Enjoy!

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Dahlia

Dahlia Dahlias

Dahlias

Dahlias

Dahlias

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Heinz History Center Wedding

How do you transform a public venue into a location suitable for a wedding ceremony? With flowers, of course! Here’s how we softened the industrial architectural forms of the Heinz History Center Library to create a romantic wedding chapel:

Heinz History Center column flowersWhite hydrangea, lilies, roses and alstromeria were woven with assorted greens and curly twigs to transform steel beams and create a focal point for the exchange of vows.

Heinz history center library

 

 

 

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Bridal bouquet for a Phipps Conservatory wedding…

The wedding of one of our couples from this past weekend took place in the Broderie Room of Phipps Conservatory.  Befitting the location, the bride’s bouquet featured both flowers and succulent plant material.

BW-149 Bride's bouquetIncluded in this hand-tied bouquet are blue hydrangea, pink dahlias, lavender freesia, succulents, seeded eucalyptus and variegated pittosporum.

 

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It was a beautiful wedding weekend in Pittsburgh..

Here’s a peek at the flowers from two of last weekend’s weddings…

The bridesmaids bouquets from our first featured wedding were designed in a soft, romantic pink and lavender palette, featuring peonies, roses, spray roses, lisiathus and stock. The flowers looked like they were fresh-picked from a garden!

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The reception at the Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe, had alternating tall and low centerpieces made of hydrangea, peonies, roses, and stock.

Tall wedding centerpiece

Tall and low reception centerpieces

Wedding cake with flowers

Our other featured wedding had bridesmaids carrying bright yellow bouquets of Asiatic lilies, roses and gerbera daisies with variegated pittosporum.  This was a dramatic effect against royal blue bridesmaid dresses, as reflected in the royal blue ribbon stem wrap.

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Renaissance Hotel Wedding Reception

Our featured wedding reception this weekend took place in the elegant Renaissance Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh.  The bride chose alternating high and low centerpieces of white hydrangea, ivory roses, white daisy pomps and spray roses, accented with variegated pittosporum and seeded eucalyptus.

Tall centerpieceBubble Bowl Centerpiece Renaissance Hotel wedding reception flowersCarnation pomander balls of hot pink and burgundy were bursts of color in the otherwise all-white color palette.  They were featured on the head table and on the cocktail tables.

Carnation pomander ball

Renaissance Hotel wedding reception hall

Congratulations, Megan and Sam!

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