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!

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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!

Delaware Florist: Pink Tulips for National Infertility Awareness Week

This week is National Infertility Awareness Week.  In honor of this week, I created bouquets with a variety of pink tulips and greens for Reproductive Associates of Delaware (RAD) to distribute to local OB/GYN offices with information on infertility.

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Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

This is something that is near and dear to my heart.  My husband, Scott, and I have been dealing with infertility issues for over three years. Throughout the treatment process, I have had numerous tests, three surgeries, a weight loss of over 40 pounds, and even had a cancer scare. I have held my head high and pushed through. I was not going to give up. Just recently, we received the news that we are cleared to begin the IVF process.  We are so grateful for everyone at RAD for their care and support!  We appreciate it.

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Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

I loved being a part of spreading the awareness about infertility through the beauty of flowers!

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Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

Delaware Wedding Florist: Kristin at Family Home

Kristin had the brilliant idea to have a photo shoot on the day that she had her trial run for hair and make-up. Why hasn’t anyone thought to do this before?!  It’s another excuse to get all dolled up and rock your bridal gown on a day other than your wedding day.  Sweet!

She included her mother and maid of honor.  They all dressed up in their gorgeous dresses to pose for a few pictures at the mother of the bride’s home.  They told me that they took their prom pictures in the same place!

Kristin was stunning in her bridal gown from Irini’s Originals.  Nicole Ferrara of Ferrara Photography is the talented person who captured this special moment.  The hand-tied bouquets consisted of roses, tulips, carnations, dusty miller, and evergreens.  I love these rustic winter bouquets!

Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this fun photo shoot.  I wanted to congratulate Kristin on her wedding.  She was a beautiful bride!

VENDOR LOVE | Venue:  Private Home | Photographer:  Ferrara Photography | Flowers:  Floral Designs by Jessi | Hair:  Castaldi’s Salon | Make-up:  Julie | Wedding Dress: Irini’s Originals | Bridesmaid Dresses:  Nordstrom

Delaware Wedding Florist: Veil Trends Trunk Show at Jennifer’s Bridal

I wanted to share my pictures from moments before the Veil Trends Couture Trunk Show began at Jennifer’s Bridal.  They are scheduling appointments through Sunday, March 15th.  Contact Jennifer’s Bridal today to come in and see of the gorgeousness going on!

I even tried one of the hair accessories by Veil Trends Couture on.  The veils are AMAZING!  I especially loved the one with the black lace trim on a cathedral length veil.

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With all of this cold, wet weather that we have had recently, I decided that I wanted to bring a little sunshine into Jennifer’s Bridal.  I cannot wait for Springtime to be here!  I repurposed a birdcage and birdbath and filled them with vibrant colors.  The floral arrangements were in a garden inspired style with lilies, tulips, daisies, garden roses, pompom mums, daffodils, irises, and hyacinths.  Can you imagine your wedding with these flowers?  Do you like the style?

The next trunk show at Jennifer’s Bridal is March 27th through March 29th.  They will be showcasing the incredible bridal gowns from Hayley Paige.  These gowns are breathtaking!  Contact Jennifer’s Bridal to schedule your appointment.  For a full list of upcoming trunk shows, please check out their events page.

Each trunk show at Jennifer’s Bridal allows me to showcase a different style and color palette.  I love being able to be creative!  I can’t wait to share what I come up with for the next one!

If you’re looking for a unique, designer wedding gown, then Jennifer’s Bridal is the best place to go!  They are a great boutique bridal shop in Hockessin, Delaware.  And as always, I would love to schedule a floral design consultation for your wedding or special event.  Have a nice weekend everyone!