Send flowers to Andy Warhol for his birthday…

Linda LudwigPittsburgh Florist

Today would have been Pittsburgh native Andy Warhol’s 85th birthday.

To mark the occasion, the Andy Warhol Museum and EarthCam launched a collaborative project titled Figment, a live feed of Warhol’s grave site. This live feed, is viewable 24 hours a day, seven days a week, worldwide.

Andy Warhol grave siteClick here to view the live feed

Visitors to EarthCam’s website have the opportunity send Andy a gift of flowers or a soup can (from the Blumengarten, of course!) delivered to his grave site.  A portion of the proceeds from the orders will be donated to The Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank.

Aside from the normal camera view on EarthCam’s website, there’s a “pop” view that displays the grave in Warhol-esque colors and another camera set up at St. John Chrysostom Byzantine Catholic Church, where Andy was baptized. The cameras allow users to make screen captures and post images to Twitter and Facebook.

Andy Warhol died in 1987 when he was just 58.

August wedding flowers…

Linda LudwigBanquet flowers, Centerpieces, Event florist, Event flowers, Pittsburgh weddings, Wedding bouquets, Wedding centerpieces, Wedding flowers

The first weekend in August was a busy one for weddings at the Blumengarten!

One of our brides this weekend carried a simple, yet sophisticated, bouquet of white calla lilies:

BW-133 Call lily bouquet

Another featured bride chose exquisite Picasso mini calla lilies with ivory roses and purple alstromeria for her bouquet:

BW-132 Bride's bouquetYet another bride picked centerpieces featuring gerberas, spray roses, Asiatic lilies, bells of Ireland, hypericum, alstromeria and waxflower.

Wedding CenterpieceThe wedding cake was decorated with clusters of pink spray roses.

Wedding cake with flowersThe reception venue was the Power Center Ballroom at Duquesne University.

Centerpiece

Flowers for a Pittsburgh summer wedding…

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Flowers for a July wedding day…

BW-130 Bride's Bouquet

Our featured bride last weekend chose blush roses and spray roses, locally grown white dahlias, freesia, succulents and variegated pittosporum for her bouquet.

Carnegie Music Hall Foyer weddingFor the reception, the Carnegie Music Hall foyer was adorned with tall and low centerpieces of hydrangea, roses, snapdragon and lisianthus.

Summer wedding flowers

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BW-126 Bride's bouquetThis week’s featured bride is carrying a beautiful bouquet of tinted hydrangea, Esperance roses, Creme de la creme roses, snapdragon, ivory spray roses and Queen Anne’s lace.

Wedding CenterpieceAnother bride chose this vibrant reception centerpiece, containing orange Asiatic lilies, hot pink roses, white spray roses, green hypericum, purple statice and variegated pittosporum.

June wedding flowers…

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Here’s a preview of three beautiful bouquets for our weekend weddings…

Bride's bouquetA bride’s bouquet of white hydrangea, white peonies, Asiatic lilies, ivory roses and white freesia.

Bridesmaid bouquetBridesmaid bouquet of white hydrangea with yellow roses and yellow freesia.

Bride's bouquetCascade bride’s bouquet of hot pink roses, Asiatic lilies, white dendrobium orchids and montecasino.

Flowers from a Carnegie Museum wedding…

Linda LudwigBanquet flowers, Centerpieces, Event florist, Event flowers, Pittsburgh weddings, Wedding bouquets, Wedding centerpieces

A glimpse of flowers from the Blumengarten, provided for a recent wedding at the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh:

Bridesmaid bouquetsBridesmaids bouquets of hydrangea, spray roses and kermit pomps.

Img_2539.jpg reducedHuppah with dogwood, spider mums and snapdragon, set up in the Hall of Sculpture

Img_2542.jpg reducedChair decorations of silk rose pomander balls

Img_2532 reducedTall centerpieces of oriental lilies, larkspur, hydrangea, and lisianthus

Img_2534 reducedLow centerpieces of white and green hydrangea and beargrass

Img_2536.jpg reducedCarnegie Music Hall foyer

Two beautiful color palettes for wedding flowers…

Linda LudwigPittsburgh weddings, Wedding bouquets, Wedding flower trends, Wedding flowers

Here are bouquets from recent weddings that highlight two beautiful color combinations: Bridesmaid bouquet

This elegant and contemporary pairing uses green flowers to highlight the traditional bridal white.  Our bridesmaid bouquet features two shades of green with mini hydrangea and kermit pomps, combined with white hydrangea and ivory spray roses.

BW-122 Wedding BouquetThis vibrant and contemporary color combination combines bold orange gerbera daisies, hot pink roses and lime green hypericum with variegated pittosporum.  A knockout!

Wedding flowers for the Memorial Day weekend…

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Our featured bride this weekend chose all white flowers to contrast with a teal color scheme.

Bride's bouquet of hydrangea, ranunculus and lisianthus

Bride’s bouquet of hydrangea, ranunculus, freesia and lisianthus

The reception flowers were loosely arranged, with clouds of baby’s breath and bupleurum surrounding white hydrangea.  Teal organza ribbon accented the vases.

Place card table vase of hydrangea, bupleurum and baby's breath

Place card table vase of hydrangea, bupleurum and baby’s breath

Entrance hall vase of lilies, hydrangea, delphinium, lisianthus, bupleurum and baby's breath

Entrance hall vase of lilies, hydrangea, delphinum, lisianthus, bupleurum and baby’s breath

Centerpiece of hydrangea, bupleurum and baby's breath

Loosely arranged floral centerpiece of hydrangea, bupleurum and baby’s breath

The reception was held in The Columbian Room, Wexford, PA.

The Columbian Room, Wexford, PA

The Columbian Room, Wexford, PA

May wedding flowers

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 Here are some photos from our wedding this past weekend:Bride's bouquetBride’s bouquet of peonies, lisianthus, roses, succulents, stock, seeded eucalyptus and assorted brooches.

Bridesmaid BouquetBridesmaid bouquet of hydrangea, freesia, roses, seeded eucalyptus and variegated pittosporum, tied with burlap ribbon.

Wedding centerpieceWedding centerpiece of hydrangea, roses, snapdragon, succulents and hypericum, at Pittsburgh’s Grand Hall at the Priory

Wedding pew cones with hydrangeaPaper pew cones with hydrangea