Delaware Wedding Florist: Samantha & Matthew at Hotel Du PontBy: Mary Coombs

Today’s wedding loveliness is brought to us by the sweetly talented Tami Melissa Photography.

Samantha and Matthew’s March 2013 wedding was held at Our Lady Queen of Peace in Pitman NJ and then the party continued at Hotel DuPont in downtown Wilmington DE. A belated happy 1 year anniversary to the special couple! To see more details about this wedding, check out this feature on MyWedding.com.

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Samantha’s bouquet included all of our spring favorites, pale pink peonies, sweet peas, Clooney ranunculus, gardenia, anemone and saxicola. Delaware Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Hotel Du Pont

Delaware Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Hotel Du PontBlush pink and ivory is definitely the main trend for 2014, pale pink looks nice on everyone!

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I’m a big fan of a simple bout, something light and airy that won’t droop. Delaware Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Hotel Du Pont

Existing church pedestals had asymmetrical coordinating arrangements in our silver compotes. Delaware Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Hotel Du Pont Delaware Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Hotel Du Pont Delaware Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Hotel Du Pont

The escort card table outside the DuBerry room at Hotel Dupot had a coordinating tall arrangement in our tall silver vase. Loving those pink hybrid delphiniums! Delaware Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Hotel Du Pont Delaware Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Hotel Du Pont

Classic lush centerpieces in our silver compotes set an elegant scene in the DuBerry Room. Delaware Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Hotel Du Pont  Delaware Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Hotel Du Pont Delaware Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Hotel Du Pont

Happy One Year Samantha & Matthew! Delaware Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Hotel Du Pont

Thanks again to Tami Melissa Photography for sharing these images with us. For more blog posts about Hotel Du Pont weddings, click here! Delaware Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Hotel Du Pont

Hope everyone is having a great day! We are off to do a walk through with a client at the Four Seasons in Philadelphia, never a dull moment here!

Philadelphia Wedding Florist: Tanya & Drew at The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & AnthropologyBy: Mary Coombs

There is something about this one that is different.

I can’t quite put my finger on it, but I can tell you that I like it, whatever it is.

Maybe the red/black/gold color scheme? The classic and timeless style of sweet Tanya? The stunning photos by STORYTELLERS & CO?

Tanya’s bridal bouquet was a fulland lush composition of all things classic:

gardenia, red roses, burgundy dahlias, astrantia, snowberry, waxflower, pepper berry, eucalyptus.

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Maid dressed in gold a black lace held burgundy bouquets of roses, dahlias, ranunculus and mixed greens. Philadelphia Wedding Florist - A Garden Party Philadelphia Wedding Florist - A Garden Party

The ceremony took place outside the University of Penn Museum, what a stately backdrop! Philadelphia Wedding Florist - A Garden Party Philadelphia Wedding Florist - A Garden Party

The couple was wed under our black iron canopy, which we accented with ivory fabric and our vintage gold chandelier.

See more of our rental items available at our Rental Items Pinterest Board. Philadelphia Wedding Florist - A Garden Party Philadelphia Wedding Florist - A Garden Party

The tall centerpieces of red and gold were reused outside for extra decor. Philadelphia Wedding Florist - A Garden Party Philadelphia Wedding Florist - A Garden Party Philadelphia Wedding Florist - A Garden Party Philadelphia Wedding Florist - A Garden Party

Love these photos by Storytellers & Co! Philadelphia Wedding Florist - A Garden Party

This place card table display got some ohhs & ahhs as we were setting it up!Philadelphia Wedding Florist - A Garden Party

A coordinating gift table display. Philadelphia Wedding Florist - A Garden Party

These mirrored cubes dress up any design! Put them on a gold sequin linen, sheesh, that was easy. Philadelphia Wedding Florist - A Garden Party

Simple, classic, dramatic, elegant. Philadelphia Wedding Florist - A Garden Party

Low centerpiece designs in our gold compote with all red roses, celosia, orchids, ranunculus, agonis and pepper berry surrounded with gold mercury votives. Philadelphia Wedding Florist - A Garden Party

Tall centerpieces added to the drama of the museum – seriously, your party is IN the displays!Philadelphia Wedding Florist - A Garden Party Philadelphia Wedding Florist - A Garden Party An art deco cake to finish off the night.  Philadelphia Wedding Florist - A Garden Party

Thank you Tanya (and her lovely mother!) for inviting us to join the wedding day fun at the Penn Museum! We really enjoyed working with you and showcasing your classic wedding day style. We wish you all the best! Philadelphia Wedding Florist - A Garden Party

Upcoming events -

Meet us at The Grand Hotel of Cape May this Friday 4/4/14 for their wedding tasting, we will be there displaying centerpiece ideas.

Design your Easter centerpiece with us at Running Deer Golf Club on Saturday 4/19/14 at noon. Here are the details!

Bride Diaries: Ashley & Dan at The Golden InnBy: Mary Coombs

For the past two weekends, we have been down to Avalon celebrating our Jersey shore roots visiting our friends at The Golden Inn. So that leads me to the perfect blog post sharing Ashley & Dan’s Golden Inn wedding with images from New Jersey’s stellar (and I mean, STELLAR) Hello Gorgeous Photography.

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Behind the scenes at A Garden Party, we had a lot of debate about the cheetah print ribbon on this bridal bouquet. I finally said “Let’s just embrace the wild!”Jersey Shore Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - The Golden Inn Jersey Shore Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - The Golden Inn I’m a color gal so this is making me happy! Lime green, purple and blue flowers – we can make that happen!Jersey Shore Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - The Golden Inn Jersey Shore Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - The Golden Inn Jersey Shore Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - The Golden Inn
The animal print ribbon matched her shoes!! Jersey Shore Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - The Golden Inn

We dressed up our bamboo canopy with bright green sheer fabric, it never looked so good!Jersey Shore Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - The Golden Inn

Our coordinating aisle poles were dressed with whimsical ribbons and starfish. Jersey Shore Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - The Golden Inn

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Eeeek we all know what really excites me about this photo is the SPRINGER’S ICE CREAM CART! The flowers are great and all, but this ice cream is THE BEST. Jersey Shore Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - The Golden Inn

Well, let’s also not forget to mention my Laura’s fudge and Johnson’s popcorn addiction.  Jersey Shore Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - The Golden Inn Jersey Shore Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - The Golden Inn

Please enjoy Ashley’s Bride Diaries…..

1. What was your all time favorite moment of your special day?

 Seeing my husband before the wedding. We choose to do a first look before the ceremony and it honestly was the best choice. It allowed us to have a moment before all the craziness began. We both cried and the pictures my photographer (Hello Gorgeous) took speak for themselves. It was such a memorable moment when he turned around and saw me. I’ll never forget it.

2. We know things don’t always go as planned…Were there any entertaining wedding bloopers?

 Little things, nothing to major though! Things not being where they need to be, running behind schedule, the usual. Looking back, I let those things bother me and I wish I hadn’t! 

3. Any wedding toasts that made you laugh, cry, or gasp?

The best man’s speech was perfect. He made me cry, he just captured Dan(my husband) so perfectly and really spoke so eloquently of him and I. He did not even read from his notes, he spoke from the heart and probably memory. My maid of honor was so nervous! But her speech was so beautiful. She has been my best friend for over 10 years and I loved how she told Dan how to take care of me and gave examples of how too.

4. It’s okay to admit it – did you have any Bridezilla moments?

The morning of while we were getting ready. I had 7 bridesmaids (whose ages ranged from 16 to 26), my mom, my mother-in-law, and myself to get ready a.k.a hair, make up, and getting dressed. I had so many people in my parent’s condo (that is where we got ready) and it got really overwhelming very quickly. Thank god for my hair stylists, they kept giving me mimosas and told me to relax! 

5. Did you have a wedding planner? If so, did it make your day run smoother? Was it worth it?

 No, I wish I did though! Wedding planning is tough work! Plus it is nice to have someone control the day so you can relax and enjoy it!

6. Cake or cupcakes? What was the flavor?

 Cupcakes..which was the best decision ever. We had all different flavors to satisfy every taste bud. We also had a Springer’s ice cream bar which went really well with the cupcakes!

7. We always try to bring your floral dreams to life…did we succeed? In what ways? Is there any room for improvement?

The flowers and decor exceeded our expectations. I can’t even put into words how amazing everything turned out. The colors just came to life and really made the wedding stand out!!

8. What song really got the party started?

 the cupid shuffle, as always!

9. Who were your other vendors?

Catering: The Golden Inn, Avalon, NJ

Bakery: The Sweet Life

Dress: Nicole Miller

Hair and Makeup: Rena Flacco for hair and Simone Milton for makeup

Entertainment: For the ceremony/cocktail hour – KOKA - I wanted something different for my ceremony so we got steel drums and it was awesome! Sounded amazing and my guests loved it! For our reception we used a DJ, Malcolm Poindexter III and he was awesome! He really got the party started and people were sad when the music ended!

Boardwalk Photo Booth Rentals was awesome as well. My guests loved the props and pictures they got! I also loved book they gave to me which everyone signed!

10. I’m sure your day was amazing, but if you could change one thing about your wedding what would it be? Or would you not change anything at all?

I wish I would not have let the little things get to me! I feel like I was stressed the whole wedding planning process that I did not get to enjoy it. It is such a fun time in a couple’s life and they should enjoy taking the time to plan everything.
Thank you for sharing these words of wisdom with us Ashley! Looking forward to our busy season at the Jersey shore coming up.
Upcoming Events: Please see our website for more details about our Easter Centerpiece workshop at Running Deer! Call Running Deer to make reservations!

 

South Jersey Wedding Florist: Christina & Anthony at Eastlyn Golf CourseBy: Mary Coombs

 

This wedding really captures a true passion of mine: supporting local agriculture by buying direct from local growers. These farm fresh flowers were grown with love from an array of local farms (and our own gardens!) and we were so happy to present them to Christina & Buster (Anthony) on their wedding day at Eastlyn Golf Course & The Greenview Inn in Vineland NJ. Another one of my favorite things about this wedding: the bride herself! Christina and I connected instantly when she said “Any flowers you want, in any color, as long as they are locally grown.” WELL OK THEN MY DEAR! I was happy as a clam! The slow flowers movement is dear to our hearts!

For more details and highlights, see Wedding Sparrow’s post about this wedding day!

Amy Rae Photography captured these GORGEOUS photos, I just love her work. (I think she loves flowers because she always gets so many floral images!)South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Eastlyn Golf Course

I think I cried tears of joy making this bouquet for Christina. My garden loves going to a garden party!South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Eastlyn Golf Course

How CUTE is she??!! Love her little lace dress!South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Eastlyn Golf Course South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Eastlyn Golf Course

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Her maids wore neutral apricot gowns that complimented the bright florals. South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Eastlyn Golf Course

Each bouquet was a little different, just how I like it! South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Eastlyn Golf Course

ALL LOCALLY GROWN FLOWERS! South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Eastlyn Golf Course South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Eastlyn Golf Course South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Eastlyn Golf Course

A little something for Buster…South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Eastlyn Golf Course The ceremony aisle was decorated with our vintage tables, and of course, more bright blooms.  South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Eastlyn Golf Course

This tiered table held programs as well.  South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Eastlyn Golf Course South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Eastlyn Golf Course  South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Eastlyn Golf Course

I may of may not of clipped this sweet autumn clematis off of a fence on the side of the road. Can’t drive by without cutting it!

(I also got a nice case of poison ivy from doing that, but I doubt I learned my lesson.)South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Eastlyn Golf Course

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Centerpieces in the Eastlyn Ballroom featured lanterns with floral rings, set on our burlap runners with peach lace accents. South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Eastlyn Golf Course

The other table centerpieces were lanterns with mixed gold mercury bud vases and vintage brass candlesticks with flowers.

South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Eastlyn Golf Course Mixed gold mercury vases and vintage brass candlesticks with garden blooms accented the other tables.  South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Eastlyn Golf Course

Dawn created these chair backs for the couple, I love how they turned out! South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Eastlyn Golf Course

Sweet details on the mint colored cake. South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Eastlyn Golf Course

XOXO to this special couple – thank you for supporting local agriculture, it means so much to all of us here at A Garden Party.

For more information about the Slow Flowers movement, please visit this website. South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Eastlyn Golf Course

Wilmington Wedding Florist: Amanda & David at DuPont Country ClubBy: Mary Coombs

I swear to you spring is coming, so today I present one of my favorite spring weddings from last year. Amanda is a dear friend of mine from Woodstown High School; we shared a lot of laughter in my 1984 Chrysler LeBaron haha! I was so happy to have this occasion to reconnect with her and to celebrate the love between her and Dave. Thank you for your friendship Amanda!

We all know I am a huge fan of any of the Delaware’s DuPont estates, especially Wilmington’s DuPont Country Club, the staff is incredible and the ballroom and view is classically beautiful. Tom Harmon Photography really did capture the beauty of this breezy spring day!

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Her spring wedding bouquet featured her favorite flowers: tulips, gerber daisies, feverfew, stock and spray roses.

It is so bright and cheerful, just like Amanda. Delaware Wedding Florist - A Garden Party Florist - DuPont Country Club Delaware Wedding Florist - A Garden Party Florist - DuPont Country Club

Her maids wore bright kelly green gowns and carried simple tulip bouquets. This photo is SO beautiful in front of those cherry trees! Shout out to my friend Laura here too! Delaware Wedding Florist - A Garden Party Florist - DuPont Country Club

Studs. Delaware Wedding Florist - A Garden Party Florist - DuPont Country Club Picture perfect sky.  Delaware Wedding Florist - A Garden Party Florist - DuPont Country Club

I loved these bright green bottles hung with yellow dotted tulle to bring color to the aisle. Delaware Wedding Florist - A Garden Party Florist - DuPont Country Club

See, sometimes I do like tulle! Delaware Wedding Florist - A Garden Party Florist - DuPont Country Club

I had the privilege of actually staying to see Amanda and Dave exchange vows, what an honor. Delaware Wedding Florist - A Garden Party Florist - DuPont Country Club

To form an alter, we created a garden of forsythia and tulips, I love the way it brought color to the perfect lawn. Delaware Wedding Florist - A Garden Party Florist - DuPont Country Club

Perfection. Delaware Wedding Florist - A Garden Party Florist - DuPont Country Club

LOVE that soft tulle skirt Amanda! Delaware Wedding Florist - A Garden Party Florist - DuPont Country Club

The centerpieces were a nod to their “love birds theme” with birdcages, candles, birds, nests and florals to brighten DuPont Country Club’s Crystal Ballroom. Delaware Wedding Florist - A Garden Party Florist - DuPont Country Club

The toss bouquet is usually something not so memorable. In Amanda’s case, she wanted us to add in WaWa gift cards to amp up the moment. It worked! I heard it was a mad scramble when that bouquet went in the air! Brilliant! Delaware Wedding Florist - A Garden Party Florist - DuPont Country Club

XOXO to Amanda & Dave as their anniversary is approaching on April 20th <3Delaware Wedding Florist - A Garden Party Florist - DuPont Country Club Delaware Wedding Florist - A Garden Party Florist - DuPont Country Club

We are happy to announce that we have become a referred vendor for Wilmington’s Hotel DuPont, we look forward to many beautiful events there at this classic DuPont estate. We love working there and bringing some floral life to the space! Call 609-364-2529 if you are interested in booking A Garden Party for your floral needs at the Hotel DuPont or DuPont Country Club.

South Jersey Wedding Florist: Katie & Chris at Running Deer Golf ClubBy: Mary Coombs

 Oh this weather….it seems like the cold and snow just will not let up!  We are so ready for spring and can not wait to see what our newly updated cutting garden provides us with this year.  I have the perfect wedding today, to showcase how a little bad weather should never be enough to derail your vision of a gorgeous wedding.  Katie and Chris got married last October at Running Deer Golf Club, on what turned out to be a very rainy day. We had an eye on the forecast ahead of time and came up with a plan of action a few days ahead of her wedding….always best to be prepared!  Tami Melissa Photography, one of our very favorite photographers to work with, came through with these beautiful shots of their big day.

 Katie carried a bouquet of white hydrangea, spray roses, ranunculus, mini callas, garden roses, seeded euc, and touches of dusty miller.  To wrap the bouquet we used the sleeve from her mom’s wedding dress, even got it to button up on there!  We love little touches like this…really made her bouquet special for her and her mom.

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The bridesmaids wore pewter gowns and carried bouquets of white hydrangea, ranunculus, and spray roses, accented with dusty miller.  These girls were all stunning, in part to Jess from Your Day Your Way. If you are looking for hair and makeup, you need to look her up, her work is amazing!South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Running Deer Golf Club Weddings South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Running Deer Golf Club Weddings

Loved their pop of yellow!South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Running Deer Golf Club Weddings

Inside we utilized Running Deer’s gorgeous wall of windows as the backdrop for our lace canopy.  Hanging pomanders of white hydrangea hung along the back and 2 large pieces flanked each side.

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Down the aisle swirls of rose petals turned the dance floor into a stunning aisle.  More hydrangea pomanders were hung from the chairs.South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Running Deer Golf Club Weddings

We used the centerpieces along the back row of chairs.  Doesn’t this ceremony look beautiful!South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Running Deer Golf Club Weddings South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Running Deer Golf Club Weddings South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Running Deer Golf Club Weddings South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Running Deer Golf Club Weddings South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Running Deer Golf Club Weddings South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Running Deer Golf Club Weddings South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Running Deer Golf Club Weddings

The rain cleared enough for a few outdoor shots!South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Running Deer Golf Club Weddings

Gorgeous couple!South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Running Deer Golf Club Weddings

Loved this girl so much, she made our job so fun and easy!

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The place card table featured a design on top of our arden vase.  We used hydrangea, lisianthus, stock and garden roses to create this romantic look.South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Running Deer Golf Club Weddings

Half of the tables utilized Running Deer’s supplied centerpieces.  We just added submerged flowers and a floating candle.South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Running Deer Golf Club Weddings

The tall centerpieces were a soft design done on top of our chic vase with a long stem garden rose inside the vase.  This soft color palate of whites, ivories, and yellows was so pretty. South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Running Deer Golf Club Weddings South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Running Deer Golf Club Weddings

The pomanders from down the aisle were placed in silver bowls and used to accent the sweetheart table and cake table after the ceremony.South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Running Deer Golf Club Weddings South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Running Deer Golf Club Weddings

Here they are, making lemonade out of lemons with this gorgeous shot of a kiss in the rain.  Gotta love a couple that turns rain on their wedding day into a stunning photo op!South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Running Deer Golf Club Weddings

South Jersey Wedding Florist: Nicole & Robert at Running Deer Golf ClubBy: Mary Coombs

Running Deer Golf Club is hosting a Bridal Show this Sunday, so I thought it only appropriate to share this fun wedding from last July that took place at Running Deer Golf Club.  We will be displaying at the bridal show and plan to unveil our new floral backdrop as well as a super cute vintage table display.  You can find out info about attending the show HERE and if you can’t attend make sure to check us out on Facebook on Sunday (I know we will post some sneak peeks!).  Now on to the fun part….perusing this stunning pics from one of our fav’s, Tami Melissa Photography.

Nicole’s bouquet was so much fun to design. She wanted a tropical design featuring hints of cornflower blue and bright tropical colors.  We used protea, oncidium orchids, dendrobium orchids, mokara orchids, cornflower, alstromeria, and tropical leaves. The stems were wrapped with a tropical leaf and accented with a piece of jewelry from the bride’s mom.

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Tami Melissa Photography caught all the colors so beautifully.  I love how vivid all the colors look!South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Running Deer Golf ClubSouth Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Running Deer Golf Club

The bridesmaids wore cornflower blue and carried coordinating bouquets.  South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Running Deer Golf Club

South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Running Deer Golf Club

The groom’s bout featured a blue orchid accented with a spray of grass and wrapped with twine.South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Running Deer Golf Club South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Running Deer Golf Club

The aisle was lined with large monstera leaves and starfish / raffia hangers that Nicole made herself.South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Running Deer Golf Club South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Running Deer Golf Club South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Running Deer Golf Club South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Running Deer Golf Club

We set up this little vignette at Running Deer as a place for guests to leave their gifts and cards.  Some fish netting, tropical flowers in bud vases, and this card box looked so cute all set up together!South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Running Deer Golf Club South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Running Deer Golf Club

On the tables we filled our chic vases with water and Nicole added little swimming fish!  Fresh tropical palms sprayed out the top and the tables were named after tropical locations and hung from the palms.South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Running Deer Golf Club South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Running Deer Golf Club South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Running Deer Golf Club South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Running Deer Golf Club

I was so in awe of this cake created by The Sweet Life Bakery.  The sugar flowers were gorgeous!South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Running Deer Golf Club South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - Running Deer Golf Club

Hope you loved seeing this fun, summery wedding on this cold, wintry day :)

We have so many gorgeous things going on in the flower shop, getting ready for Valentine’s Day!  Be sure to spread the word, we are now taking orders.  Order ONLINE HERE!

Philadelphia Wedding Florist: Emily & Ian at The Franklin InstituteBy: Mary Coombs

I just have to get something off my chest, I can’t take it any more.

Are you ready for it?

Here it is…..a rainbow wedding that is CHIC not CIRCUS!

The incredibly talented Lauren Fair Photography shared these photos with us, and boy, are we happy little florists looking back on Emily & Ian’s special day. I really enjoyed working with Emily, her sweet mum and DFW Planning to bring it all together for a home run at Philly’s own The Franklin Institute. Believe me, I saw the dance floor packed like a Gaga concert up till the last moment, this wedding was IT.

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Her aunt made her this lovely vintage brooch bouquet, it was the perfect fit for her colorful spirit. Philadelphia Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - The Franklin Institute

Philadelphia Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - The Franklin Institute

Confession: I was nervous with the rainbow palette. I am a total COLOR LOVER but it can be challenging to make it all mesh. The simple black dresses and colorful blooms set off their bright jewelry and pumps. Philadelphia Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - The Franklin Institute

What color would you want to be? I kinda crushed on Miss Red. But loved them all!Philadelphia Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - The Franklin Institute

After we got done setting up the ceremony space in the Franklin Institute foyer, I was pretty proud of these trees. We reused her centerpiece vases staggered on the stairs for even more impact. Philadelphia Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - The Franklin Institute

I guess it is a good sign when Emily entered the room and was overcome with tears. Oh yeah, that felt good. Philadelphia Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - The Franklin Institute

The metal trees were decked in colorful orchids, roses, hydrangea, sunflowers to bring in all the colors. Philadelphia Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - The Franklin Institute Philadelphia Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - The Franklin Institute

Their ceremony was magical, lots of laughter and tears. Philadelphia Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - The Franklin Institute

Cocktails on a Philadelphia rooftop, yes please? Philadelphia Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - The Franklin Institute

Again, sorry I’m not sorry about all the images from Lauren Fair Photography. Philadelphia Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - The Franklin Institute

She just totally rocked. Philadelphia Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - The Franklin Institute

Ian, the dapper groom. Philadelphia Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - The Franklin Institute

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Philadelphia Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - The Franklin Institute

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Philadelphia Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - The Franklin Institute

Philadelphia Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - The Franklin Institute

Philadelphia Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - The Franklin Institute

Submerged centerpieces with floating candles to add lots of sparkle to the ballroom. Philadelphia Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - The Franklin Institute

Kings table for the bridal party with floral runner. Philadelphia Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - The Franklin Institute

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We reused the trees to surround the cake, ta da!  Philadelphia Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - The Franklin Institute

Philadelphia Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - The Franklin Institute

A huge thank you to Emily & Ian for letting us do our thing! It was an absolute pleasure. We wish you many lifetimes of love. Philadelphia Wedding Florist - A Garden Party - The Franklin Institute

{Obligatory plea to place Valentine’s Day orders early, order online here!}

Galloway Wedding Florist – Courtney & Gregory at the Stockton SeaviewBy: Mary Coombs

This is always the time of year that Mary and I have time to look back on the past year’s weddings and reflect on the year.  Looking back this year, creating our 2013 photo album, and updating our website galleries has been so much fun.  We did so many weddings last year, and they were all so different, unique and gorgeous.  We are excited about 2014 and have been brainstorming lots of new ideas.  This wedding features our birch canopy, one of the new additions to our rentals in 2013.  Courtney and Greg were married last August at the always beautiful Stockton Seaview in Galloway.

All photos courtesy of  Jonathon Peter Photography – as always beautiful photos!

Courtney’s bouquet featured white polo roses, white lisanthus, white astilbe, spray roses, sweetpea, and queen anne’s lace.

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Her dress was stunning!  Such a gorgeous bride.

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Beautiful smile!

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Here is the birch canopy all set up in the garden.  We accented with draped lace and a floral corner piece. Stockton Seaview Wedding Florist - A Garden Party Stockton Seaview Wedding Florist - A Garden Party Stockton Seaview Wedding Florist - A Garden Party

Down the aisle we used our vintage garden stakes with locally grown dahlias, zinnias, and hydrangea.  Accents of lace were tied to each stake.

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Centerpieces featured our silver mercury glassware.

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These were the sweetest little favors / escort cards.  Each guest was able to take home a small succulent planted into a silver mercury cup.  I would LOVE this if I was a guest at a wedding.

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Check us out on facebook for the most up to date pics on what we have going on in the flower shop!

Also – just a reminder that we will be CLOSED from January 25th – February 3rd.  A warm sandy beach is calling my name!

South Jersey Wedding Florist: Courtney & Andrew at Luciens ManorBy: Mary Coombs

Snow day!  This winter has been so crazy so far.  Being forced to work from home means website updates and blogging…no excuses!  Sometimes, a little down time is perfect for getting caught up on all the stuff we let slide during wedding season.  This wedding took place last April at Lucien’s and was photographed by the awesome Tami Melissa Photography .  Tami is one of our favorite photogs, we always know we are in for some gorg photos when she is on the team.  Check out our updated Pros Page for our vendor recommendations.

Courtney carried this show stopping bouquet of blue hydrangea, dendrobium orchids, muscari, and touches of fern. The color was stunning.South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party

Check out how beautifully it photographed against her gown.

South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party

Blue can be a hard color to work with as a florist, as not many flowers are actually blue.  I think we found a way to make it work though!

South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party

The bridesmaids carried similar bouquets, with more shades of purple to pop against their gowns.

South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party

South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party

The centerpieces featured blue and purple hydrangea, purple stock, and blue dendrobium orchids on top of a tall cylinder vase with a crystal chandelier.  The table number hung inside of the vase from a crystal strand.

South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party

South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party

Cocktail tables were accented with votives, scattered blue crystals, and orchid blossoms.

South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party

Awwwww <3

South Jersey Wedding Florist - A Garden Party

Enjoy the snow day all!  Hopefully this mess clears out quickly….we have weddings to get done and out the door this weekend!

FYI – we will be closed 1/25 through 2/3.  Time to take advantage of the off season and squeeze in some family time!  Thank you for understanding!!!