July wedding weekend

Here are a few glimpses from two of our weddings this past weekend:

BW-181 Bride's bouquet

This bride’s bouquet is in a cascade style, and is designed with white oriental lilies, Esperance roses, La Perla roses, white dahlias, majolica spray roses, green amaranthus and Israeli ruscus.

The next photos are from a reception at the Fox Chapel Country Club.

Tall and short centerpieces

Tall centerpiece

The tall and short centerpieces contained white hydrangea, roses, stock and seeded eucalyptus.

Here’s a view of Jim adding the finishing touches to the massive fountain flowers:

Creating fountain flowers

Here’s a view of the wedding cake, with the fountain below.

Wedding cake and fountain flowers

The place card table was filled with rose petals graded in color from white to dark pink.

Rose petals on place card table

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Mark and Dana’s wedding reception at the Aviary

It was a Ludwig family wedding reception at the National Aviary on June 30! Dana and Mark chose flowers in a subtle color pallete of blush, white and ivory. The flowers were offset with containers, votive candles and chargers finished in metallic silver and rose gold.
White hydrangea, white roses and white majolika spray roses filled out the centerpieces for the round tables.

The long tables featured oblong centerpieces with the same flowers.

The long tables also had table runners of greens and baby’s breath.

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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.

BW-167 Bridal bouquet

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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Winter wedding flowers

Although the wedding season slows down considerably by mid November, the winter months are still a romantic time for couples to tie the knot. The winter season gives us the opportunity to experiment with different materials and interesting textures in our floral designs. The bride’s bouquet for one of this weekend’s weddings featured pine cones and artificial navy berries in the mix, with ivory roses and spray roses, silver brunia, pine, and seeded eucalyptus sprayed metallic silver and gold.

BW-157 Bridal bouquet of ivory roses and spray roses, silver brunia, pine cones, artificial navy berries, pine and seeded eucalyptus sprayed metallic gold and silver.

The bride in our second wedding chose white hydrangea, lavender roses, cream spray roses and Mayfair alstroemeria for her bouquet. The bouquet had a nostalgic connection for the bride. We incorporated fabric pieces from the veil the bride’s mother wore on her wedding day. Used as a stem wrap, the material with pearl accents became an exquisite finishing touch to the bouquet.

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Flowers for a Grand Concourse wedding reception

The reception for one of our weddings this past weekend was held at the elegant Grand Concourse Restaurant in Station Square. The color theme was pale pink and white.

BW-154 Bride and bridesmaids bouquetsThe bride’s bouquet featured light pink oriental lilies, ivory roses, white spray roses, white freesia, white mini calla lilies and white dendrobium orchids. The bridesmaids bouquets complimented the bride’s with light pink roses and spray roses and white mini calla lilies.

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The head table featured a centerpiece of light pink roses and spray roses, light pink lilies and white dendrobium orchids.

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Both tall and low centerpieces of white hydrangea, light pink oriental lilies, roses, snapdragon and calla lilies graced the tables at the restaurant.

Grand Concourse wedding centerpiecesThe cake was decorated with pink roses.

Wedding cake with flowers

 

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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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Wedding reception centerpieces…

Three of our brides this week chose low centerpieces of roses and hydrangeas for their reception tables. Yet even using similar flowers, each wedding is a unique vision. When it comes to flower arrangements, a change in color can mean a major change in the final result!

Wedding reception centerpiece

Our first centerpiece features a stunning color palette of purple hydrangea, ivory roses and green hypericum in a 6″ bubble bowl. In order to keep the price within budget, these hydrangea are actually blue hydrangea tinted with purple floral dye. Blue hydrangea are less expensive than the natural purple ones, and we think the paint actually gives the flowers a richer depth of color.

Wedding reception centerpiece

This centerpiece also uses tinted flowers. Here green tinted hydrangea are combined with natural white hydrangea. Spray roses and babies’ breath complete the arrangement, all in a 5″ glass cube.

Wedding reception centerpiece

Our third centerpiece also uses hydrangea and roses. Pure white hydrangea are paired with vibrant Cherry Brandy roses and Stargazer lilies. All are arranged in a 6″ bubble bowl.

Beautiful!

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