For this weekend’s featured wedding, this lovely bridal bouquet contains deep red roses and ranunculus, white spray roses, white stock, and both spiral and seeded, eucalyptus.
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
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.
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.
Two entirely different looks, but both beautiful!
Right now in Pennsylvania the peaches are in season. This wedding palette of peach colored blooms is a stunning choice for late July.
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.
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.
Our bride last weekend wanted a bouquet that was lush, organic and very romantic. This exquisite bouquet captured the feeling exactly!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
When we entered FTD’s facebook contest for a chance to win a trip to Berlin for the 2015 Interflora World Cup floral design competition, we had no thought of winning. Imagine our surprise when Linda received a call from FTD headquarters, informing her that her entry was chosen as the winner!
Jim and Linda flew to Berlin on June 7 for a week spent discovering the sights of Berlin, and experiencing the creativity of the top floral designers in the world. Here are photos of a sampling of the fabulous designs. Enjoy!
A hand-tied bouquet. One of the design tasks was to create a hand-tied bouquet.
Another hand-tied bouquet with cactus (ouch!)
Phaleonopsis orchids and baby’s breath!
Natural garden look