Just peachy!

Right now in Pennsylvania the peaches are in season. This wedding palette of peach colored blooms is a stunning choice for late July.

BW-182 Bride's bouquet

The bride’s hand-tied bouquet included peach Juliet garden roses, peach dahlias, pink carnations, white ranunculus, peach hypericum, pink carnations and silver dollar eucalyptus. The bride wanted to incorporate white anemones into the bouquet, so we used silk flowers for the best show and value.

Wedding centerpiece

Centerpieces for the reception followed the same color theme with white and light peach hydrangea, peach spray roses, peach hypericum, pink carnations and silver dollar eucalyptus.

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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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A lush, organic wedding bouquet

Our bride last weekend wanted a bouquet that was lush, organic and very romantic. This exquisite bouquet captured the feeling exactly!

BW-180 Bride's bouquet

Included in the bouquet were red dahlias, red mini calla lilies, blue eryngium, peach hypericum, pink ranunculus, brilliant cherry brandy roses, green sunflowers, purple wax flowers and seeded eucalyptus, with a touch of curly willow.

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A Pittsburgh summer wedding

One of our recent weddings featured this bride’s bouquet with a very organic, “fresh picked from the garden” look. It is composed of medium pink roses, dark pink spray roses, light pink carnations, pink sweet pea, light blue delphinium, green hypericum and seeded eucalyptus.

BW-179 Bridal Bouquet

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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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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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