We have a busy week ahead of us with the potential launch of our new blog, the 86th running of the VA. Gold Cup and one very special bride.  We will be designing, designing, designing. I wanted to quickly show you some of last weeks creations. First up, the rehearsal dinner flowers for one of our events. They were so lovely!!

This event had a really unique and wonderful theme, but I am keeping it a secret until it's big release!

I made this lovely bouquet as an extra bridal bouquet for our Friday bride. I simply could not resist these tree peonies growing in my garden. Once I had finished the design we feared that the huge pollen area of the tree peony could potentially mess up my brides Monique Lhuillier gown. Being always diligent we decided to literally seal in the pollen. We used a paper funnel and spray on acrylic and the pollen could not budge. I loved this bouquet so much I just had to create it. Casey and Miriam got to do the doctor work of adhering the spray.

Our first wedding of the weekend was at the Sunset Room at the National Harbour.

Our bride and groom married on this pier. Photographer Abby Jiu was there to capture the day and I will share the real images from this event very soon. I loved this bride and her mom, we had so much fun designing their wedding. It was also a pleasure to work with Design Cuisine, Chris Laich, and Frost Lighting.

The Place card design.

We designed with 3 different types of centerpieces our first design was a square glass cube. All of the centerpieces featured viburnum from my garden, purple carnations, stock, baroness cabbage roses, tulips, and spay roses. Orchids were added to our taller designs.

Half of the elevated designs were in pilsner vases and half of the designs featured manzanita branches with hanging votives. This was a beautiful wedding.

Saturday's wedding was at Strong Mansion in Dickerson MD. This is such a beautiful wedding location, possibly one of the prettiest views and reflecting pools I have seen.

The ceremony is in front of the reflecting pool. The bride can walk out of the woods or come down the aisle.

I was able to capture this image of the bride and groom right after their "first look."

The bridal bouquet was created with deep red peony, purple hyacinthus, purple phlox, astrantia, blue privet berry, aggies, lavender lilac, purple anemones, and deep purple vandas.  A vintage brooch was pinned onto the bouquet.

A pink peony bud with black privet berry was used for the grooms bout.

Maids carried bouquets that consisted of all the flowers of the day.

Each table featured either our crystal stands, glass votive holders, mercury glass, or vintage glass containers.

Our place card table was to die for…

and the cake was simply stunning.

We may be blogging a little less this week but we will be here working, working, working!!


  • Cathy Says: (05.05.2011 | 05:24)


    Thank you to you and your team for everything last weekend! It was such a gorgeous day and the room, altar, candle table, all the bouquets, bouts, cake — everything looked amazing! Thank you so so much! Yay team HC!

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