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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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Renaissance Hotel wedding reception hall

Congratulations, Megan and Sam!

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Weddings, conventions and graduations…

The weekend after Mother’s Day proved even busier for us than the weekend before! May is the start of the wedding season in Pittsburgh, and this week we designed wedding flowers for three different bridal parties. We also provided green and blooming plants for various graduations, and for the International Quilt Market, which was held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

David L. Lawrence Convention Center PlantsDid you know that we rent plants for conventions, graduations, weddings and other special events in Pittsburgh?

Bouquets from two of our featured weddings are showcased below:

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This bride’s bouquet is done in a tear-drop style, and features Sahara roses, blue dyed dendrobium orchids, and ivory spray roses. The accompanying bridesmaids bouquets also include the Sahara roses, but with added fabric ribbon roses.

Bridesmaids bouquets with Sahara rosesOur other featured bride chose green roses as the predominate flowers in her round bouquet. Also included are green hypericum, white mini carnations and white pom pom mums.

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Can you spot the silk flowers in these wedding bouquets?

Lots of weddings this past weekend!  Our three featured brides chose very different looks for their bouquets.  Two of the bouquets had a few silk flowers added to the fresh.  This is a great way to add the look of flowers that may be out of season, or beyond the bride’s budget.

Our first bouquet features orange alstromeria, ivory roses, tinted lavender ranunculus, blue eryngium, white stephanotis and white wax flower:

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Our next bouquet is in a teardrop style, and contains pink and white alstromeria, pink lisianthus, white freesia, ivory spray roses and seeded eucalyptus:

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Our third bride chose beautiful cherry brandy roses, orange mini calla lilies, magenta cockscomb, orange Asiatic lilies and purple peonies for her bouquet.

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Did you spot the silk flowers?  The white stephanotis in the first bouquet, and the purple peonies in the third bouquet are silk.

Moving to one of the ceremony sites, the pews at St. Maurice Church were decorated with hydrangea and simple bows made of wired double-satin ribbon.

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St. Maurice Church

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Flowers for an October wedding in Pittsburgh

Our featured wedding this week was a spectacular vision of white with gold and crystalline accents.   The bridesmaids carried white hydrangea studded with cream and blush roses, crystals and pearl strands, with gold and rhinestone ribbon wrapping the stems.

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The flower girls carried silk pomander balls, finished with fresh pink mini spray roses, rhinestones and gold ribbon.

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The reception centerpieces at the elegant Saint Nick’s Cathedral Room were designed with white hydrangea, cream and blush roses, carnations, baby’s breath, feathers and metallic gold greens.  Crystals hung from the tall centerpieces, which alternated with low centerpieces.

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Wedding reception flowers

Wedding centerpiecesSt. Nick’s Cathedral Room was a vision of elegance!

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