Monday, December 14, 2009

Special Christmas Wreaths

Rest easy, sleep well my Brother.
Know the line was held, your job is done.
Rest easy, sleep well.
Others have taken up where you fell,
the line was held.
Peace, peace and farewell.
Readers may be interested to know that these wreaths - some 5000 - are donated by the Worcester Wreath Co. of Harrington, Maine. The owner, Merrill Worcester, not only provides the wreaths but covers the trucking expense as well. He has done this since 1992. A wonderful guy. Also, for most years, groups of Maine school kids combine an educational trip to D.C. with this event to help out. Making this more remarkable is the fact that Harrington is one of the poorest areas in the state.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Wellington House Wedding

We loved this Bridal bouquet! The color combination was dramatic...note the interesting texture from the sunflower in the center. What sunflower you ask? Look closer and you will see that the outer petals were removed to reveal the unique center core.

The handsome couple were beautifully captured by Genevieve Fridley.

Genevieve did a extra nice job of capturing an image of a wrist corsage. Not an easy thing to do. We love it when the photographers catch the details!

Congratulations to Justine and Almin.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Monday, October 12, 2009

Fall in Central New York

We haven't had much sunshine this fall but Emmanuel Vaucher captured a moment of golden warmth.

Thanks Eman

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Thorden Park Wedding

A September 7th wedding in Thorden Park.

The roses were in their second flush of bloom


Thursday, October 1, 2009

Fall Wedding

It has been a pink and green summer. But the Fall shades are now taking the spotlight. Rick Mossoti stopped by today to drop off some images from a recent wedding. Thanks Rick!

Love the smile Maria!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

White Wedding

Ivory and white have been exceptionally popular this summer. www.emanphoto has shared some lovely moments from earlier this summer.

I love the simplicity of this centerpiece.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

More Pink at The Bellevue

A recipe for success.
Perfectly pretty pink roses. Attractive Bride and Groom. A great location on a sunny day.

Kudos to Emmanuel for his ability to tell a story with images.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Three Brides - Three Looks

Kim is a good listener. She hears and processes every little thing a Bride says. Her goal is to help the Bride make choices that will coordinate with the invitations, favors, dresses etc and create a sense of continuity with the flowers. (And all within a budget)

That is what a florist should's part of our job. I happen to think Kim is especially good at it.

The new issue of Wellwed in New York is on magazine racks. It is jam packed with lots of great ideas and lots of our floral desgns. If you are booking a wedding with us we have a free copy for you.

At the Greystone Castle, this dramatic centerpiece of hydrangea and roses was simple yet showy. The remodeled church retained it's soaring ceilings so a tall table decoration is ideal.
Image by Ed Guarante

This church arrangement represents a popular silhouette. The design is low, mounded and densely packed with flowers but softened with a sweeping fall of lily grass and calla lilies.

The sun was shining for this outdoor ceremony and reception which is something Central New York residents really cherish!

The Bride prefered a traditional color but updated it with tropical flowers. Curly willow, coonte palm and variegated flax provide structure for the arch which is accented with all white dendrobiun orchids, anthirium and Casa Blanca lilies.
Images by Picture Infinity

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Hot pink and green for July Bride

This Bride chose very traditional design styles using hot pink and lime green flowers. The bouquets were full 3/4 nosegays (as opposed to hand tied) which look lavish and opulent from every angle.

The flower list included green cymbidiums and dendrobium orchids, hot pink Attache roses, pale pink spray roses, kermit pompons, lily grass, italian ruscus and curly willow.

I wish Syracuse could have provided a sunnier day. It has been a difficult year for outside photos.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Freedom isn't free

July 4th holds special memories for me. Friends, sunny skies, picnics, parades and so much more. My Country, my Town celebrating it's freedom. Bought by sacrifices I've never experienced. However, I am extremely grateful.

"You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom. You can only be free if I am free." Clarence Darrow

Monday, June 29, 2009

More Bellevue

As promised, here are some reception displays. Green and pink have been strong color pairings for several years. Encouraged by the recent abundance of new varieties in lime green, Brides really have some exciting choices. Personally, I never get tired of pink and green flowers.

Photos are from Jeff at

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

June Bride at The Bellevue

The Bride's bouquet is so exquisite...perfection beatifully captured by Jeff at Visions Studio. White peonies, tulips, sweet peas and Eskimo roses with a touch of sword fern. And the Maids are carrying the same flowers only in shades of pink.

The Flower Girl reminds me of Shirley Temple with that smile and curly locks.

I'll post the reception arrangements a bit later.