Wedding floral trends

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As a wedding trend for 2018, we are seeing a number of brides choosing bouquets which primarily feature a lush assortment of foliage. This was the case in one of our weddings last weekend, with the bride’s attendants carrying bouquets consisting of mixed varieties of eucalyptus with an accent of baby’s breath. The bride’s bouquet harmonized with the organic attendant bouquets, but included white and ivory flowers. Here roses, spray roses, ranunculus, lisianthus and baby’s breath are added to the greens. The foliage in the bouquet includes two varieties of eucalyptus.

Bride's bouquet


As a contrast, another bride this weekend chose a classically sleek and elegant bouquet with little foliage. The flowers featured are roses and mini calla lilies.

Bride's bouquet



A Pittsburgh Botanic Garden Wedding

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Bethany and Ken were wed in a beautiful ceremony at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. Here are some photos of the lush greenery that made up the venue decor:

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

The aisle at the ceremony site was lined with fern plants, accented with stalks of white larkspur.



The easel with the seating assignments featured a garland made of eucalyptus, fern, springeri and limmonium, with white accent flowers.


Table runner of eucalyptus, ferns and salal

The head table held a runner made of eucalyptus, salal and fern.


Table runner of ferns and eucalyptus

A guest table is adorned with a runner made of eucalyptus, fern and white accent flowers.


Wedding cake with roses and larkspur

The wedding cake is surrounded by eucalpytus and fern, and topped with roses and larkspur.

Wedding reception photos

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Below are two photos from recent wedding receptions. The first reception at the George Washington Hotel in Washington, PA featured tall centerpieces of hydrangea, stargazer lilies, roses and pom pom mums.

Tall centerpiece with Stargazer lilies and hydrangea


This sweetheart table features an arrangement of blue hydrangea, yellow roses and white spray roses.

Sweetheart table arrangement



Here’s to another Ludwig wedding!

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Dan and Sarah were recently wed in St. Paul’s Cathedral and enjoyed a fabulous reception at the Duquesne Club. Of course, if it was a Ludwig wedding, the flowers had to be exquisite!

St Pauls Cathedral flowers

White flowers adorned the sanctuary of St. Paul’s Cathedral, with white hydrangea marking the front pews.

BW-189 Bride bouquet

Here’s a close up of the flowers carried by the bride. Sarah’s bouquet featured White O’hara garden roses, white ranunculus, White Majolica spray roses and silver dollar eucalyptus. The flower stems were wrapped with tulle from Sarah’s Mom’s wedding veil.

Tall centerpieces, Duquesne Club

Half of the table centerpieces were tall, and contained white hydrangea, White Chocolate roses, spray roses and silver dollar eucalyptus. Eucalyptus lined the table.

Low wedding centerpiece

Low table centerpieces were clear glass cylinders filled with white hydrangea, White O’hara garden roses, spray roses and seeded and silver dollar eucalyptus.

Pastel perfection!

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The bridal bouquet for Ruth and Michael’s recent wedding featured shades of pale purple and lavender roses, lisianthus, and limmonium, accented with white roses, white hydrangea and grey dusty miller.

BW-187 Bride's bouquet

BW-187 Bridal bouquet of lavender and white roses, white hydrangea, lavender lisianthus, limonium, dusty miller and variegated pittosporum.

Welcome wedding season, 2018!

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The 2018 wedding season has begun, and each weekend gets a bit busier with weddings as we move further into Spring. We are thrilled to feature photos from Gina and Alex’s recent wedding. Photo credits to Michael Will Photographers.

Wedding, Carnegie Museum Hall of SculptureThe wedding ceremony was held in the Carnegie Museum Hall of Sculpture in Oakland.

Bridal BouquetThe bride’s bouquet featured white and blush roses, white carnations, blush spray roses, white lisianthus and silver dollar eucalyptus.

Tall centerpieces at the Carnegie Music Hall Foyer were comprised of white hydrangea, blush roses, white carnations, blush spray roses and silver dollar eucalyptus.Centerpiece, Carnegie Music Hall Foyer

Valentine’s Day flower delivery in Pittsburgh

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Valentine's Day flower delivery

In case you missed it, on February 14 the Pittsburgh Post Gazette published an article describing the challenging logistics of delivering flowers to downtown office buildings for Valentine’s Day. Students from Point Park University helped us to “spread the love” by delivering our Valentine’s Day floral arrangements and gifts to recipients in downtown Pittsburgh.

It was all part of a fundraiser that benefited student programs, and helped the Blumengarten and other local Pittsburgh florists get their Valentine flowers delivered.

Check out the story and photos:  Point Park students spread the love with Valentine’s Day deliveries

Two October weddings

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Our wedding season is winding down! This weekend we have only two weddings on our calendar, with two entirely different looks.

Our Friday wedding features a bride’s bouquet that is lush and organic. It contains red and ivory roses, blush spray roses, blush astilbe, pink ranunculus, burgundy hypericum and seeded eucalyptus.

BW-184 Bride's Bouquet

Saturday’s wedding features a bride’s bouquet that is sophisticated and elegant. It contains ivory roses and white hydrangea, and is accented with metallic silver and gold foliage and curly ting.
BW-183 Bride's bouquet
Two entirely different looks, but both beautiful!