Maryland Wedding Florist: Zhuolun & Weibiao

An elegant barn wedding, who would have thought?!  Zhuolun and Weibiao were the sweetest couple.  The rustic Spring Hill Manor was the perfect backdrop for their Maryland wedding.  Dear Abigail Photography did a great job capturing the beauty of this shabby chic country wedding.

European Inspired Barn Wedding

Photo: Dear Abigail Photography

I love all of the DIY wedding projects that they did with help from their family and friends including a decadent dessert bar.  Don’t those macaroons look delicious?!

When I met with Zhuolun, she told me that she wanted a unique bridal bouquet that no other bride has carried before.  As a floral designer, this was music to my ears!  We decided on a square European inspired bouquet design with purple ombre flowers including tulips, orchids, ranunculus, hydrangea, and hyacinth. For a touch of whimsy, I added trailing greens and flowers from the bottom of the wedding bouquet.

European Inspired Ombré Bouquet

Photo: Dear Abigail Photography

European Inspired Ombré Bouquet

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

Most brides only wear one wedding dress, but Zhuolun wore three!  Her first gown for the ceremony was by Pronovias from Jennifer’s Bridal dress shop.  I loved that her reception dresses were shades of purple!

European Inspired Barn Wedding

Photo: Dear Abigail Photography

Congratulations Zhuolun and Weibiao!  I am so happy for the two of you!  I loved being able to create gorgeous and unique wedding flowers for your special day!  I wish you a lifetime of happiness together.

VENDOR LOVE:  Venue:  Spring Hill Manor | Photographer:  Dear Abigail Photography |  Flowers:  Floral Designs by Jessi | Ceremony Dress:  Pronovias from Jennifer’s Bridal

 

Pennsylvania Wedding Florist: Tara Keely Trunk Show at Jennifer’s Bridal

Can I tell you how much I love springtime?!  Flowers are finally in full bloom.  It just makes me so happy.  One of my favorite things is working with locally grown flowers and greens, especially from my own garden when I can.

Have you ever thought about using only locally grown flowers and greens for your wedding?  Buying local is a big trend right now, and one that I support.  The flowers and greens from these arrangements came from The Farm at Oxford which is a flower farm in Lincoln University, Pennsylvania.  I love working with Mara and all of the beauties that she grows!

Pennsylvania Wedding Florist - Tara Keely - Locally Grown Flowers (5)

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

Tulips, azaleas, daffodils, wisteria, and a mix of greens were used to create these light and airy centerpieces.  I even mixed in some hosta leaves, boxwood, and vinca greens from my own garden!

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

This past weekend was the Tara Keely Fall 2015 Trunk Show at Jennifer’s Bridal.  This was a first look at their new line of bridal dresses.  I hope that you had a chance to get a look at these gorgeous dresses.  Soft and romantic.

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

The next two weekends, Jennifer’s Bridal will be having Alvina Valenta Spring and Fall 2015 Trunk Shows.  Their designs use lots of lace and sparkles for a sexy but classic bridal look.  Call Jennifer’s Bridal today to schedule your appointment.

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

Contact me today to schedule a floral design consultation for your wedding or special event, especially if you are interested in locally grown flowers and greens.  Call me today at (302) 691-5525.  I look forward to hearing from you!

New Jersey Wedding Florist: Impromptu Photo Shoot with Laura in NYC

Recently, my husband and I visited his sister and her fiancé in New York City.  With all of the gorgeous flowers for sale on the sidewalks, I just had to buy some and make a bouquet.

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

We stopped at The Trailer Park Lounge for drinks and food.  What better place to create the bouquet?!  People probably thought that I was crazy.  I love the vibrant colors of the ranunculus, mums, and freesia.  I am so happy that Laura agreed to model for me.  We had a great time finding random places in NYC to take pictures.  Plus, Scott is a great assistant, especially when he demonstrates how to pose!  LOL  Unfortunately, he will not allow me to pot the pictures of him.

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

After spending at beautiful day in New York City, we went to a cherry blossom festival in New Jersey outside of Montclair.  So, this turned into a two-day shoot!  Hope you enjoyed these pictures as much as me!

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

I hope that these pictures inspire you for your wedding day.  Contact me today to schedule your own bridal consultation.

Dover Wedding Florist: Johnny & Diane at Delaware Agricultural Museum

I wanted to wish Johnny and Diane a very happy first wedding anniversary!  I can’t believe that it has been a year since their rustic country wedding at the Delaware Agricultural Museum in Dover, Delaware.

When I met Diane, she had a binder full of ideas and knew exactly what she wanted for her special day.  I still remember when she told me that her wedding colors were burgundy and real tree camo.  You don’t hear that everyday!  🙂

I adored the old-time village behind the museum.  There was a little white chapel and little wooden houses.  It was very picturesque!

Johnny and Diane were married in front of the chapel while the guests sat on hay bales.  The aisle was lined with shepard’s hooks with mason jars filled with light and fluffy baby’s breath.  The bouquets had baby’s breath with burgundy calla lilies tucked in and were wrapped in twine.  My favorite touch was the shotgun shell boutonnieres with baby’s breath.

I loved how all of their family and friends helped set up their ceremony and reception space.  I know that this day was filled with many cherished memories.  Especially their two adorable daughters as their flower girls!

Congratulations Johnny and Diane!  Thank you for allowing me to be part of your special day!

VENDOR LOVE | Venue:  Delaware Agricultural Museum | Photography:  Tori White | Flowers:  Floral Designs by Jessi

 

Delaware Wedding Florist: Floral Stylized Photo Shoot with Cate

I decided to share the pictures from my pin-up inspired floral stylized photo shoot with Cate from last Spring, because I am happy to announce that Cate just gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Parker Rose!!!

We had a little bit of drizzly rain during this shoot, but we were troopers.  I love the feel of this shoot, especially with the 1940 Ford Convertible!  If you don’t know me personally, then you may not know that my family is obsessed with hot rod cars.  This car is my uncle’s who let me borrow it for the day.  I am very fortunate!

I wanted to keep a retro All-American theme with red, white, and blue.  The bouquet is designed with lush white peonies, delicate blue delphinium, and bright red hypericum berries and accented with a red bandana.

What do you think about the style of this shoot?  What are you inspired by?  Do you have any suggestions for future floral stylized photo shoots?  I would love to hear from you!

I hope that these pictures inspire you for your wedding day.  Contact me to schedule your own bridal consultation.