Lehigh Valley Wedding Florist: Valentine’s Day Wedding

I hope that everyone had a great Valentine’s Day. What comes to mind when you think about Valentine’s Day? Love? Hearts? Red Roses? Have you ever thought about incorporating these ideas into your own wedding? How about a twist on the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland? If so, this styled shoot is just for you.

Valentine's Day Wedding Bouquet

Photo: Jessica Watson Photography

 

“When I used to read about fairy tales, I never thought I would end up in the middle of one.” ~ Alice in Wonderland

Classic, timeless beauty. I love the rich boldness of the color red. It is definitely a statement color. Red roses are symbolic of deep love and affection. What is more romantic than that?! Jessica Watson Photography captured the essence of this.

Red Rose Wedding Invitation

Photo: Jessica Watson Photography

Valentine's Day Wedding Red Centerpiece

Photo: Jessica Watson Photography

This enchanting styled shoot captures a soft, romantic, vintage feel. The dreamy blush lace wedding gown designed by Modern Trousseau is perfection. Blush is still very on trend this season. Wearing a gorgeous blush gown like this one is a fun way to incorporate the color in your wedding while still being able to have bright beautiful flowers.

Red Jessica Simpson Heels

Photo: Jessica Watson Photography

Valentine's Day Bridal Bouquet

Photo: Jessica Watson Photography

Every bride wants to stand out on her wedding day. What better way to do that than with a statement floral necklace. What would be your signature floral accessory?

Floral Necklace - Valentine's Day

Photo: Jessica Watson Photography

Tradition says that you have to have a wedding cake, but the new trend is to have alternative desserts such as these delicious mini cakes and tarts by Loves Bites by Erika.

Are you drooling yet? Valentine’s Day. Queen of Hearts. Love. Romance. These are all great inspirations for your wedding day. Where do you find your inspiration from?

I am so excited to announce that this styled shoot was featured on The Perfect Palette.

Contact Floral Designs by Jessi today to schedule your wedding floral consultation.

VENDOR LOVE | Venue:  Fox and Finch Rental Studio | Photography:  Jessica Watson Photography | Flowers:  Floral Designs by Jessi | Makeup:  Kathryn Peyton | Dress Designer:  Modern Trousseau | Dress Store:  Jennifer’s Bridal | Desserts:  Love Bites by Erika | Stationary:  Darling and Pearl | Rentals:  Fox and Finch Vintage Rentals | Model: Emily Wolcott

 

Do you have a favorite flower? Do you know if it will be available when you wed? I will be able to help answer these questions and more.

Rose

Color(s) – White, Pink, Red, Blue, and Purple

Season(s) – Late Winter to Early Spring

Flower Meaning – Anticipation

Symbolism – Forsaken Love

Anemones are grown in Europe, North America, and Japan. The word Anemone comes from the Greek, and roughly translate to wind flower. They are also called “daughter of the wind.”

According to Greek mythology, Aphrodite’s lover, Adonis, was killed by the gods out of jealousy. Anemones grew out of the tears that Aphrodite cried at Adonis’s grave.

According to the Victorian language of flowers, the anemone signifies fragility.

Legend has it that when an anemone closes its petals, rain is coming.

Don’t ingest an anemone, they are very poisonous.

Anemones are thought to bring good luck and to ward off evil.

The most popular color of anemones to be used in weddings is white with a black center. For wedding inspiration featuring anemones, please check out our Pinterest board.

Resources:

Flower Friday: Anemone

“Can we speak in flowers?

It will be easier for me to understand.”

Anemone

Photo: FreeImages.com/FleurSuijten

I love flowers. Shocker, right?! Starting today, I am going to highlight a different flower every Friday. I am calling this series “Flower Friday.” I will share fun facts about the featured flower including symbolism, flower meaning, season availability, and colors.

Do you have a favorite flower? Do you know if it will be available when you wed? I will be able to help answer these questions and more.

Anemone

Color(s) – White, Pink, Red, Blue, and Purple

Season(s) – Late Winter to Early Spring

Flower Meaning – Anticipation

Symbolism – Forsaken Love

Anemones are grown in Europe, North America, and Japan. The word Anemone comes from the Greek, and roughly translate to wind flower. They are also called “daughter of the wind.”

According to Greek mythology, Aphrodite’s lover, Adonis, was killed by the gods out of jealousy. Anemones grew out of the tears that Aphrodite cried at Adonis’s grave.

According to the Victorian language of flowers, the anemone signifies fragility.

Legend has it that when an anemone closes its petals, rain is coming.

Don’t ingest an anemone, they are very poisonous.

Anemones are thought to bring good luck and to ward off evil.

The most popular color of anemones to be used in weddings is white with a black center. For wedding inspiration featuring anemones, please check out our Pinterest board.

Resources:

http://www.theflowerexpert.com

Fun Flower Facts: Anemone

http://www.designsponge.com/2014/03/flower-glossary-anemone.html

http://www.buzzle.com/articles/anemone-flower-meaning-and-other-facts.html

 

Philadelphia Wedding Florist: Floral Milk Bath

What comes to mind when you hear “milk bath?” When Kylene of Leave It To Me Photography asks if I want to participate in one of her crazy ideas, I jump at the chance. As most of you know, I just had my first child a few months ago. When Kylene said that she wanted to do a milk bath photo shoot, my first thought went to “I have lots of breastmilk, but why would she want it.” You see, I give my son milk baths. I guess that I have been in a bubble lately. Haha.

Once I talked to her, I realized that she wanted to put a model in a milk bath with flowers. No breastmilk needed. 🙂

I had such a great time stylizing this photo shoot with vintage inspired lavender and white flowers such as garden roses and delphinium. Isn’t this romantic?!

Floral Milk Bath

Photo Credit: Leave It To Me Photography

I absolutely love the vintage feel of this shoot. The lovely lace dress looked so elegant with the soft roses, delphinium and kiwi vines floating in milky water. Kait’s beauty was accentuated by the gorgeous makeup applied by Ruthie’s Eyes.

Floral Milk Bath

Photo Credit: Leave It To Me Photography

Makes me want to take a milk bath too! How about you?

It is always an adventure with Kylene. Can’t wait for our next one!

VENDOR LOVE:  Photography:  Leave It To Me Photography | Floral Design:  Floral Designs by Jessi | Makeup:  Ruthie’s Eyes | Model:  Kait Blair

 

 

Philadelphia Wedding Florist: Halloween Masquerade

Happy Halloween! Last year, I participated in an Intrigued Experience Tour workshop at Fresh Designs Flora & Events. I enjoy expanding my knowledge and learning new techniques when it comes to floral design. During this workshop, we created hand-tied spiral bouquets and boutonnieres and how to style a table. Have you ever considered a Halloween masquerade themed wedding?

Halloween Masquerade Wedding Tablescape

Photo: Carly Fuller Photography

This workshop was full of great vendors! Shannon Wellington Weddings and Events designed and styled this gorgeous tablescape. The decadent desserts were created by the talented Clara’s Groovy Deliciousness. Carly Fuller Photography captured all of the stunning photos! I especially love the behind the scenes pictures. Custom stationary including invitations, menus, and place cards created by Paper Rock Scissors. Sue of Fresh Designs Flora & Events provided her fun studio space for the workshop. I loved working with these ladies!

Intrigued Experience - Halloween Masquerade

Photo: Carly Fuller Photography

So, the theme of this styled shoot was a Halloween masquerade wedding. Doesn’t that sound like fun?! I adore all of the small details that Shannon incorporated to bring the table to life from the clocks to the masquerade masks. The smores cupcakes that Samirah made were to die for! I know because I ate too many of them. Everything came together to create the perfect mood for an elegant Halloween event.

Halloween Masquerade Wedding Tablescape Philadelphia

Photo: Carly Fuller Photography

I had so much fun creating this hand-tied spiral bridal bouquet and boutonniere. One of my favorite touches in the wedding bouquet was the white mini pumpkins.

Halloween Masquerade Wedding Bouquet Philadelphia

Photo: Carly Fuller Photography

I loved adding to this styled shoot with a beautiful wedding gown by Blush by Hayley Paige and jewelry by Haute Bride from Jennifer’s Bridal. Now, this is the way to have a holiday themed wedding the right way. What are your thoughts?

Contact Floral Designs by Jessi today to schedule your wedding floral consultation.

VENDOR LOVE | Photography:  Carly Fuller Photography | Floral Design:  Floral Designs by Jessi | Venue:  Fresh Designs Flora & Events | Workshop:  Intrigued Experience Tour | Desserts:  Clara’s Groovy Deliciousness | Tablescape:  Shannon Wellington Weddings & Events | Stationary:  Paper Rock Scissors | Dress:  Blush by Hayley Paige from Jennifer’s Bridal | Jewelry:  Haute Bride | Model:  Sarah Fields