A Garden Party

Philadelphia Wedding Florist : Joanna & Alex at the Morris Arboretum

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Joanna and Alex's wedding at The Morris Arboretum seemed almost secretive.  The pure whites and pretty blush tones of Joanna's floral selections stood out beautifully against the dramatic forest-green backdrop that surrounded the couples ceremony and reception spaces.  The Morris Arboretum is filled with amazing photo opportunities around every corner, with lush, wild landscaping and historic stone walls - Love Me Do Photography took full advantage and used their skills to beautifully capture the couples romantic setting. 

Keep scrolling to see more from this gorgeous fall wedding!

Gahhhhh, obsessed with this!  Can't think of any other way to describe this bouquet but 'elegantly wild.'  Eucalyptus, dusty miller, dahlias, honeysuckle and roses were tied together with long cascading ribbons for this look.

Joanna's bridesmaids carried smaller versions of her own bouquet, and were each tied off with long ribbon tails.  We love the gown selections, those hues are gorgeous!

Alex and his groomsmen wore bouts of spray roses and seeded eucalyptus, with a fun velvet ribbon wrap leaving the stems exposed for a more natural look.

We kept the ceremony decor to a minimum - not too much needed with a backdrop like that!  Huge garlands of eucalyptus were strung along shepherds hooks for a more dressed up aisle.  We also added garland to her Welcome Sign and the railings at the altar.

A cozy tented space off of the main building was made even more intimate with hundreds of candles scattered throughout garlands.  We placed rose heads throughout the garlands to dress them up a bit, and Joanna's provided table numbers brough the whole look together.

We loved this cake - and cake topper!  Placed on our wood stump cake stand, we surrounded the table with votive candles and placed some dahlia and waxflower on the different tiers.

Congratulations, Joanna and Alex!  Thank you so much for having us be a part of your big day!

Wildwood Wedding Florist : Elizabeth & Asad at Icona Diamond Beach

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Elizabeth and Asad's wedding at the brand new Icona Diamond Beach in Wildwood, NJ was a special treat for us.  We were so excited when we heard this venue was opening over the summer, and even more thrilled to book a few weddings there!  We love working down the shore - the easy parking, the easy-going brides, the smell of the salty air...and of course, the incredible photo opportunities these shore locations provide. 

We got a little giddy when we saw Michelle Lange would be the photographer for this wedding.  Her talent is always so apparent in her work.  She turns our hard labor and art into art of her own, and we are so grateful for her attention to all of the details of the decor.  You can see from these images that her clients must obviously feel so relaxed, elegant and natural in front of her lens - or at least she does a great job at making them look that way!

Enjoy this gorgeous collection of photographs, below!

We get a lot of requests for blush floral arrangements, so we always try to add in new twists and different blooms to keep them interesting and unique.  Elizabeth's desire for touches of lavender helped turn this arrangement into something beautifully wild.

Elizabeth's bridesmaids wore serenity blue gowns, perfect for this less-formal beach wedding.  The girls carried smaller bouquets with a more rounded look.  We added specialty beaded ribbon wrap for a extra touch.

The men wore simple bouts of white spray roses and waxflower - we loved their fun bow ties!

Our willow twig arch made an appearance at the couple's ceremony.  We intertwined vines and layers of smilax before clustering groups of roses, spray roses and dahlias for a gorgeous display that the couple would pronounce their vows in.

This pretty white tent with wood beams is a permanent structure attached to Icona's building. This is a huge deal for a venue like this, since it provides not only gorgeous, shaded reception seating for guests, but a gorgeous rain plan as well!  The risk with event venues that have such great use of the outdoors is their exposure to the elements - thankfully, Icona is the best of both worlds! 

Scattered mercury gold bud vases were filled with dahlias, astilbe, roses, ferns and greenery.  Added pieces of driftwood, lanterns and gold mercury candles made for a sweet and whimsical centerpiece arrangement.

Crisp white linens with white-washed chairs and floors made for a clean, beachy look.

We added vines of smilix around the sweetheart table and accent tables for some pops of color and to continue Elizabeth's vision for a softer look.

Yummy!  We dressed up this naked cake with a cascading group of roses, dahlias and hydrangea. 

Congratulations, Elizabeth and Asad!  Wishing you many more summers of walks on the beach! 

Cape May Wedding Florist : Brittany & Greg at the Southern Mansion

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Brittany and Greg's wedding at The Southern Mansion was something out of a magazine.  Brittany had an incredible eye for detail, and had thought of a special accent for every corner of every room - no, really!  Her impeccable taste had us gushing during this delivery, and Ashley Errington's photography skills expertly translates the elegance of the arrangements and decor.

The personality found in these wedding images, particularly the dynamic between this sweet, newly united family, are tear-jerking. It's events (and clients!) like these that make us love our jobs. 

Enjoy!

Brittany's bouquet was a lush, loose arrangement of dahlias, seeded euc, white roses, astilbe, protea and spray roses.  Full of color and texture, this bouquet was dramatic and gorgeous!

Brittany's bridesmaids carried similiar bouquets on a smaller scale - this was perfect for the neutral tones in the gowns they wore.  Brittany's door frame served as a backdrop for photos, and we were happy to supply hanging arrangements of berries, dahlias, roses and stock to dress them up a bit. 

Loved these flower girl crowns of roses, waxflower, greenery and long flowing ribbons.  The gorgeous dresses the girls' wore weren't too shabby either!

Dapper bouts of spray roses, waxflower and seeded euc were the perfect accessories for the fashionable men of the bridal party.

The Southern Mansion is a beautifully manicured property in its own right, but we helped amped up the entrance for guests with our vintage bike rental.  A moss basket with smilax and draping florals made for a grand welcoming, along with our hand-painted wooden sign

We're big fans of the growing trend in program signage.  Instead of handing out pamphlets, Brittany requested having the list of the parents and bridal party on our rented chalkboard sign outside of the ceremony space.

It's hard to be too disappointed in the weather when this is your rain plan.  The gorgeous ceremony room at the Southern Mansion has no shortage of charm, with ornate gold mirrors and embellished mantles. 

We completely covered the mantles with assorted milkglass bud vases, votive candles and layers of smilax vines. 

Different accent tables throughout the reception space were decorated with adorable vintage props, like the suitcase, mailbox and signage pictured above.  We continued adding smilax, gold mercury bud vases and arrangements with berries, roses, eucalyptus and dahlias thorughout the space.

The dining room at the Southern Mansion always looks so clean and sophisticated, with floor-to-ceiling windows and polished hardwood floors. Our centerpieces coordinated with Brittany's collection of vintage items, with silver trays holding small arrangements of flowers in pewter mugs and vases.

We especially loved Brittany and Greg's sweetheart table set up!  Brittany rented this small wooden table, and let us go all out with staging our settee, crystal cups to hold floating candles, a gorgeous coordinating arrangement to pop into the drawer and gold chandeliers to hang above with cascading florals. 

This is just one example of many priceless moments captured by Ashley Errington Photography's talented eye. 

Congratulations to this sweet, gracious family!  We are so happy for you and grateful to have been able to be a part of your special day! 

Philadelphia Wedding Florist : Tracy & Michael at the Olde Bar

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Tracy and Michael's wedding was an intimate occasion, with a sense of old romance in a classic theme.  The Olde Bar was the perfect fit as a venue for this couple, and we loved seeing the backdrops in the red booths of the bar and stained glass entrance.  Love Me Do photography expertly captured the love and sweetness in these timeless images, and did a great job of picking out different parts of the Philadelphia area for the couple's portraits.

Enjoy! 

Tracy's bouquet was a lush, romantic mix of garden roses, dahlias, dusty miller in a rounded form.

Tracy's bridesmaids carried small bouquets of roses, dusty miller and dahlias, all coordinating in a blush theme to go with their flowing, ethereal gowns. 

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What a good looking bridal party!  We love how Love Me Do took advantage of the impressive architecture in the area around the Olde Bar.  Philadelphia is such a beautiful city, and we love when clients embrace its culture. 

We have been dying to use these impressive standing vases, and were thrilled to see this image come up from Tracy and Michael's ceremony.  These beauties are 5 feet tall, and when topped with full arrangements of hydrangeas, roses, dahlias and hints of greenery, make for a dramatic ceremony backdrop. 

Tracy and Michael had an intimate guest list, and wanted to feature them in a special way.  We loved this display of hanging ribbon and string lights as a placecard table - it stayed looking gorgeous long after the cards were taken down! 

Tracy added these adorable signs to her and Michael's chairs.  We elaborated on the look with garland of ruscus and shimmering ribbon.

Scattered gold mercury bud vases and votives served as centerpieces for the guest tables. 

More wooden signs decorated the couples cakes (how thoughtful is that anniversary cake!), and we topped them with clusters of roses and dahlias. Gold mercury votives polished off this cute scene.

These look like movie scenes!!!

Congratulations, Tracy and Michael!  Wishing you all the best, and a life of continued romance! 

DIY Wedding Flowers : Lindsay & John at a Private Residence

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Lindsay and John were two of our favorite clients in 2016.  Their easy-going nature and wildflower style made them easy and enjoyable to work with.  Lindsay was one of our DIY Brides, so of course these photos are a special treat for us to see since she and her family/friends were the actual designers for this wedding! 

Katie Schmitt was the photographer for this wedding, and we are absolutely drooling over the dramatic, romantic mood that these images provide.  She did an amazing job in eccentuating the details that Lindsay so carefully constructed for her wedding day. 

Enjoy!

Lindsay was a wildflower-lover, so we reciped a mix of solidago, kale, stock, lisianthus, Queen Anne's Lace and veronica for her to arrange for her bridal bouquet. 

These delicate floral crowns are just as popular as the bigger statement pieces, and we loved how they went with the intimate backyard farm theme.  

John and his groomsmen wore tan suits, so the touch of color in their bouts were subtle but noticeable.

A moment together before the groom saw his bride down the aisle! 

We love the altar arrangements Lindsay and her team designed.  Huge leaves of kale, hydrangea, ruscus and larkspur were pretty and wild.

We provided garlands of ruscus that the couple installed themselves to the ceiling of their tented wedding.  Paired with cafe string lights, this was a gorgeous, enchanted look.

Lindsay and John's centerpieces were split into two styles.  One style had scattered glass bud vases with simple stems of lisianthus and wildflowers.  The other was a garland of ruscus that was lined with elevateved votive candles for a romantic feel. 

How cute is this sweetheart table set up??  A small table and bench provided a rustic look for the newlyweds to dine at, complete with candlelight, a lace runner and plenty of greenery. 

Congratulations, Lindsay and John! We are so impressed with your DIY skills!

Lindsay's Bride Diaries

What was your most dreamlike moment?

My most dreamlike moment was realzing at the end of the night how perfect everything turned out and I remember just soaking up the moment and being so happy. 

What was your favorite decor detail from your wedding day?

The centerpieces and the greenery hanging from the ceiling of the tent gave the wedding an "enchanted" feel which was exactly what I was going for.  Everyone at the wedding was telling me, "THis was not what we expected when you said farm wedding, this looks like it came out of a magazine!"

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

You made all my dreams come true, being able to rent antique items to go along with our theme made this decor very possible.  I could not have done this without you and I am so thankful I found you!

Who were your vendors?

Catering-

DIY Wedding Floral Workshop : A Milkhouse Party

Bakery- Country Sweets

Dress- The Bridal Manor

Entertainment- SCE Events (AMAZING)

 

Wilmington Elopement Florist : Krystal & Warren at The Hotel DuPont

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Krystal and Warren's elopement at The Hotel DuPont was as intimately romantic as a movie scene.  Deep reds, pure whites and candlelight brought their day together in a whirlwind of gorgeous flowers and details.  Rachel Pearlman Photography of course did an amazing job in displaying the love between the couple, and details of the day.  

With colder weather (supposedly) approaching, we are embracing these colder hues.  Enjoy! 

Red anemones, white ranunculus, astilbe, eucalyptus, roses and berries were gathered in this loosely styled arrangement for a romantic wintry look.  Lace and ribbon tails were the perfect accents to balance the cascade of the bouquet.

Krystal had requested a completely different look than her upcoming reception style where they would celebrate with friends and family.  She totally rocked the move star glam - Your Day Your Way did such an amazing job in making her bold make-up look so comfortable.  Krystal looks as if she wears that red lip every day!

Warren's bout was a deep red spray rose with touches of berries to complement Krystal's bouquet.  

We love these lovebirds!

We placed burguny pillar candles in our wooden lanterns, and topped them with small arrangements of burgundy ranunculus, carnations, hanging amaranthus, ferns and spray roses.  

We loved the look of just a few arrangements for the altar with lots of scattered candles for a truly intimate feel. 

Congratulations, Krystal and Warren!  You've made us swoon looking at these!

Philadelphia Wedding Florist : Elliot & Jason at the Cira Centre

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Elliot and Jason's wedding at the Cira Centre was a delightful mix of urban and rustic.  We loved their inclusion of natural elements, and vintage touches in such a modern venue made for some fun contrast.  

Alimario Photography was the perfect selection to capture the details of the couple's wedding.  His distinct style showed the energetic personalities that makes Elliot and Jason so easy to love.  

Enjoy this "Polished Rustic" wedding, below! 

Both Elliot and Jason wanted masculine, polished looks for their decor and personal flowers.  We went with succulents, thistle, scabiosa and small white ranunculus for a textured bout.

The bridal party coordinated with Tiffany Blue ties and dresses.  We supplemented bouquets to complement the theme, with white roses, succulents and green trachelium.

Love this shot! 

We love how much fun this bridal party had together! 

We dabbled botanical elements in every corner.  Succulents and ferns dressed up the ceremony table at the altar. 

Our seating sign and vintage chair welcomed guests to the ceremony area, with succulent accents to keep up with the theme. 

How cool is this ceremony area?  We created an altar space with our birch canopy, draped with white fabric and a garland of ferns.  Lanterns with moss and candles lined the aisle, and a beautiful cityscape set the backdrop.

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Elliot and Jason were very hands on with their wedding decor.  The couple provided multiple elements, including this door with place cards, signage, and card box.  

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The Cira Centre maximizes their square footage with a lot of unique elements to keep the space intimate and interesting.  The wooden framing separating the cocktail area from the reception space warms up the decor, and is the perfect spot for us to hang candles and small lanterns!

The couple's centerpieces were an eclectic mix of pewter pieces, lanterns, cheese boxes and vintage books, filled with roses, succulents, ferns, and greenery.  They provided these adorable door knob table numbers - we loved them so much, we took them for our own rental inventory! 

We loved this sweet sweetheart table set up.  Is there a better way to dine than between ferns and fairy lights?

Elliot and Jason's cake exemplified their style perfectly.  From the nod to the city with the "Love" cake topper to the woodland elements in their terrarium cake stand, their dessert represented them inside and out.

Laura D. Zajac of LDZ Design created the gorgeous live-event painting.  This is truly a one-of-a-kind wedding present, and such a uniqe way to capture a memory! 

Congratulations, Elliot and Jason!  Wishing you lots of love and happiness! 

South Jersey Wedding Florist : Sarah & Brett at their Private Residence

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It's not every day that a bride owns a property that matches the presentation and romance that a professional venue offers.  But Sarah's childhood address in South Jersey had even more than that - it had the character and personality that only a well-loved, fully lived in home can offer.  Hello Gorgeous Photography sent us these images that cover the myriad of different decor aspects on Sarah and Brett's wedding day - there was not a corner of this gorgeous property that wasn't thoughtfully planned out, and no detail forgotten. 

Sarah's knack for wedding planning as come in especially handy for us, as she is now a member of the A Garden Party team!  We are so happy to share her beautiful wedding day, and can definitely appreciate the lengths she went to put on one gorgeous party.

Enjoy!

We loved this textured bouqouet, with burgundy ranunculus, cream spray roses, thistle, seeded eucalyptus and purple amaranthus. 

Brett and his groomsmen wore seasonal bouts, with spray roses, berries and gomphrena.

Every detail throughout the space perfectly matched the couple's rustic theme.  

Sarah and Brett's ceremony space was so charming and comfortable!  Hay bales were covered with linenes for seating, and tree stumps lined the aisle with wooden lanterns and burgundy pillar candles.  Brett was in charge of draping the trees with fabric and string lights to set the altar.

Our log vases were the perfect fit for this woodland ceremony, and we packed them full with hydrangea, dahlias, roses, fall grasses and Queen Anne's Lace.

We LOVE these alternative for bouquets!  Sarah's bridesmaids carried delicate wreaths, made with vines, roses, scabiosa, dahlias, and eucalyptus.  We actually were inspired by this and used same concept for a recent photoshoot, it's so pretty and unique.  

Sarah and Brett's son, Liam, was the star of the show!

The couple displayed a sentimental tribute to their ancestors.  This was such a touching way to represent their family "tree."

Various seating areas ensured that guests would be comfortable, no matter where they wandered.  The hanging candleholder with bittersweet vines was an especially admired touch.

For the cocktail hour, Sarah had a mix of high and low top tables, each brought to life with a colorful centerpiece. 

This wooden spool drink station was probably our favorite part of the day.  Our adorable coke bottles were turned into vases to match the rustic theme, and bright pops of color in the dahlias, roses and greenery kept it fun and pretty.

How amazing is this set up?  Hay bales and pallets came together for lounge areas and seating.  Adorable bud vases and candles added more color, along with  Sarah's collection of vintage linens. 

Farm tables and mismatched chairs provided more traditional seating thorughout the space.

It's not a real party without a little bling!  This sequined backdrop gave some flare behind the head table. 

Pie for dessert!  Pies delivered from The Amish Market made this backyard wedding especially homey.

The personal touches lasted right up until the end of the night, with jars of apple butter homemade by Brett's grandmother serving as favors for guests to take home. 

Congratulations, Sarah & Brett (& Liam!)  We have loved getting to know your family this past year, and wish you nothing but absolute happiness!

South Jersey Wedding Florist : Elisabeth & Nancy at the Valleybrook Country Club

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When we receive images from photographers featuring events we've done, we typically scan through to see our favorite floral details.  We head right to the reception photos and see how well our centerpieces photographed, or the ceremony altars, or a particular bridal bouquet.  However, when Michael Chadwick Photography sent these images from Nancy and Elisabeth's wedding at the Valleybrook Country Club, we couldn't get past the portraits without taking a moment to pause and enjoy.

Nancy and Elisabeth had a love that we can only hope our own relationships blossom into.  The way they looked at each other, their coordinating outfits, their love of color and all things bright - there wasn't a photo that had the two of them together that we couldn't help but smile at. We proudly invite you to enjoy their wedding day, and we hope it has the same effect on you! 

Nancy's bridal bouquet had lots of pretty pink hues.  Sweet pea, ranunculus, astible, garden roses, and touches of dusty miller were gathered in a beautiful wrap of hanging ribbons and pearls for a lovely feminine look.  

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Look at these ladies in blue!  Elisabeth's bouquet had a cascading shape, made with eucalyptus, ferns, astilbe, rose and blue boronia. 

The couple was welcomed to their ceremony space with aisle petals and full, lush arrangements of astilbe, roses, larkspur, stock and ferns in grey urns.

A eucalyptus garland dressed up the couple's arbor, with pops of pinks and blues to match their theme. 

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We loved these silver acrylic compotes for the ladies' centerpieces.  Pink carnations, roses, astilbe, ranunculus and ferns made them very full and colorful, and the reflection from the mirrored plate was a perfect finishing touch! 

We reused the ceremony garland on the sweetheart table for an added statement piece.

Pink roses added some color to this beautiful wedding cake, and helped it blend in with their color scheme. 

Congratulations, Elisabeth & Nancy!  Wishing you many years of happiness! 

Sea Isle City Wedding Florist : Styled Shoot at The Breakwaters

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Whoever said fall was coming didn't know what they were talking about, because here in South Jersey it still feels like mid-summer!  With the bright sun, warm temperatures and off-season beach days, we're getting all the perks of summer and riding the wave for as long as we can.  It seems only fitting today's blog post will be our true beach theme styled shoot at the brand new venue, The Breakwaters, in Sea Isle City. 

This shoot was spear-headed by event planner extraordinaire, Renee of Events by Renee.  This woman is so talented at party planning, she could turn your local diner into Cinderella's ball.  Renee gathered a vendor dream team, and we were so privelidged to be included on the list.

Of course it's no surprise Tami & Ryan Photography made the cut as the photographers for this shoot - check out another example of their eye for detail in the images below.  Also, Be Films was the cinematographer for this event - be sure to watch their amazing promo film at the end of this post!  

We love meeting vendors in photoshoot settings.  It always gives us a more personal side to their talents, since they get full creative freedom.  Here is the amazing artwork and stationary put together by Jill of Shindig Bespoke

We went wild with our shore-inspired bouquet.  Peonies, smokebush, roses, big textured leaves and honeysuckle came together for the preppy natural look so popular "down the shore."  

How cute is our model!  We loved the hair and makeup styled by La'lli Hair Lounge for this soft, flirty beach style.  Gorgeous gowns were provided by Nicole Miller Philadelphia.

A simple spray rose bout wrapped in twine was the perfect accent for our groom's navy suit. 

We staged a ceremony space against the exterior wall of The Breakwaters.  This blank slate lets couples get creative with how they'd like to dress up the space - here we used our pipe and drape, tall altar arrangements, and bright signage from the venue.  

Cocktails anyone?  We used bold navy and white striped linens for the cocktail hour, the true colors of a nautical beach wedding!  Our blue rope jars held bunches of white lark for a casually gathered look. 

The clean, neutral lines of Breakwaters' interior means it will be perfect for any color scheme.  We chose mushroom linens for the guest tables, and altered arrangements for a textured scene.  We love how the cake table can sit in the middle of this open and airy room, instead of forgotten in a corner.  

Our driftwood wall held placecards for our imagined guests.  Love how that bright green looks!

We are always drawn to the idea of having a few different styles of centerpieces.  For our tall version, we used our tall gold stand with an arrangement of ferns, hydrangeas, roses and astilbe.  We drew the eye back to the base with scattered gold mercury votives and pieces of driftwood. 

How amazing are these name cards?!  We love the script AND the perfect piece of wood that each name was written on.  Hats off to Shindig Bespoke for providing such uniqe stationary and signage. 

Here is a closer look at our blue rope vase with bunches of white lark.  The driftwood and votives tied all of our looks together and completed this beach themed shoot.

Our third and final centerpiece option was bunches of pink hydrangea, lisianthus and roses in our wooden boxes for a simpler design.

The Breakwaters supplied a variety of food and drinks to show what they would offer to future couples.  Love the coordinating signage by Shindig Bespoke!  We coordinated with our own arrangement of hydrangeas, foxglove and eucalyptus in our seahorse champagne bucket.

The sweetheart table deserves extra attention since it serves such an intimate purpose for clients.  We brought the pretty with this petaled linen, and scattered pewter arrangements of succulents, peonies, scabiosa and ferns along the front with a simple green garland.  We framed the couple with a wreath backdrop to complete the setting.

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How. Amazing. Is. This. Cake.  Darren of the OC Cake Studio knocked this baby straight out of the park, with GORGEOUS watercolor tiers and touches of SUGAR CORAL (that's right, they are made of sugar!) We can't.  He is just too good.  The best part?  They always taste as good as they look.

As promised, here is the video from our talented cinematographers at Be Films!  Be sure to check out the awesome band from East Coast Entertainment.  Enjoy! 

Cape May Wedding Florist : Julie & Derrick at the Ocean Club Hotel

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As we wave goodbye to Labor Day and summer, we are so proud and honored to have worked with another round of beautiful summer brides and beach weddings.  Julie and Derrick's ceremony on the sand at the Ocean Club Hotel is no exception, with gorgeous hues of blush and ivory and the perfect weather that all outdoor brides wish for.

Michael Chadwick Photography shared these lovely images of Julie and Derrick's wedding day, which was expertly orchestrated by the professional and detail-oriented wedding planner, Kristen of Bel Momento Weddings.

We are excited to share Julie and Derrick's warm summer wedding before we get ready to embrace fall!  

Julie's bouquet was an elegant mix of peonies, roses and lisianthus, arranged in a clean, rounded style.

Derrick and his groomsmen wore white spray rose bouts, with blush ties and pocket squares matching the color scheme.  

Our bamboo canopy is perfect for any beach wedding!  We dressed it up with white panels of fabric, and tied bunches of dendro orchids with to the front poles to flank the couple. 

Our shephards hooks were used as aisle arrangements, holding gorgeous pomanders of peonies, roses, lisianthus and small touches of greenery.

Julie's classic beach theme continued throughout her decor, with elegant script on her window panes and arrangements of cherry blossoms, roses, dusty miller and peonies placed through the reception space.

Congratulations, Julie and Derrick!   Thank you for bringing us some summer memories to hold onto! 

Lambertville Wedding Florist : Fiona & Eric at Brookmill Farm

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Today's wedding is filled with all the princess vibes.  Fiona (see, even a princess name!) was a woman after blush, tulle, sequins and rose gold tones. Set in the fairytale woodland of Brookmill Farm, Fiona and Eric's whimsical wedding was the stuff of dreams.

Thank you to Jac & Jules Photography for sending us these lovely images of Fiona and Eric on their magical day!

Fiona's bouquet was a beautiful cluster of white ranunculus, white garden roses, blush peonies and dusty miller.

Brookmill Farm is a property with a ton of character.  Clients have a few options in how they want their event layout to be - Fiona chose to have her ceremony across a charming bridge, with view of the stream.  Every corner of this venue is touched by gorgeous green landscaping and forestry - highly recommended for nature lovers!

An aisle full of rose petals welcomed the bride on her walk to her groom.  Doesn't get much more romantic than that!

Fiona's reception decor matched the same sentiment as her bouquet - full, elegant, and classicly romantic.  This welcome table with refreshments and our carol vase with an arrangement of hydrangea, roses and baby's breath helped bring that look to life.

We always fall in love with the look of tall centerpieces.  Here, the couple's unique spin on an elevated arrangement included light pink hydrangea with sprouts of larkspur for a dramatic look.

The sweetheart table is the most intimate part of a wedding - we love when couples dress up this space for them to enjoy for themselves in the few moments they have to sit back and observe the night.  This rose gold champagne linen gave it the glamour treatment Fiona and Eric deserved!  

A cake fit for a palace!  This gorgeous 4-tier wedding cake was so fabulous.  2 tiers had a hint of blush to match the color scheme, and was brought out even more by the sequin linen.  Looks delicious! 

Congratulations, Fiona & Eric!  Wishing you the happily ever after you both deserve! 

DIY Wedding Flowers : Tori & Mike at Jericho Mountain Orchards

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DIY Weddings are becoming increasingly popular, and we are thrilled to offer this service via our sister business, A Milkhouse Party.  Tori came and met with an A Garden Party designer, and after going over her color scheme, flower preferences, and wedding day vision, we compiled "recipes" for her arrangements.  A couple days before the wedding, Tori brought her girlfriends and centerpiece containers, we brought the flowers, someone brought champagne and a lot of fun was had!  An A Garden Party designer served as a demonstrator and offered guidance and the girls mixed and matched their different floral selections. DIY wedding parties are just that...parties.  They're so much fun and a great way to bond and start your wedding weekend, while exercising your creativity and adding some sentiment to the decor.

We snapped these few photos of Tori and her crew making some floral magic, but they honestly don't do their arrangements the justice they deserve.  Thank goodness for the talented eye of Lauren Fair Photography who sent us these images of the DIY wedding come to life.  We always get to see behind-the-scenes and watch them walk out the door, so to see Tori's wedding day and her decor all come together was a real treat.  We love the comparison of the girls making flowers on Thursday and then all dressed up on Saturday - it shows what a fun weekend it really was for them!

Check out the gorgeous scenery from Jericho Mountain Orchards, and Tori & Mike's beautiful wedding day!

Tori's bouquet (yes, 100% handmade by herself with flowers provided by us at A Milkhouse Party) was made of white peonies, ranunculus, spray roses, garden rose, ferns and ruscus.  We love the added touch of spray roses and wax flowers that she used for her hair.

Tori's bridesmaids carried smaller versions of her own bouquet.  It was fun to see them come up with slight variations as they discovered their knack for working with flowers.  

Even the bouts were DIY!  Usually someone with crafty hands is appointed to do the bouts and corsages.  We think that white ranunculus on Mike looks perfect! 

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This natural ceremony space is so serene, and has all the elements of a fairy tale wedding.

Tori chose two variations of centerpiece styles to break up the monogamy of the long wooden tables.  We love how clean and fresh it looks in this reception space!

The first centerpiece option was the very-trendy garland, with pops of rose heads and peonies to add some color.  We were more than happy to provide these elements for Tori to assemble, and think it was a great choice for a low maintenance DIY project. 

The second centerpiece option was a little more involved.  Tori brought these cute wooden boxes to fill, and made a selection of foxglove, ferns, spray roses, stock and peonies. 

This rustic shelving served as an intricate dessert display for guests to enjoy.  The bucket of flowers was included in the bride's order, and contained plenty of stems to add to the glass bottles and adorn the cakes.

This turned out great! Love the added candles and potted ferns! 

You can see here that no detail was forgotten, no corner left untouched!

Congratulations, Tori & Mike!  We are so happy for you, and hope you come back to work with us again! 

If you are interested in DIY wedding flowers, but need some guidance and floral expertise, contact us!  We love to help clients tap into this creative side, and would be honored to help you get knee-deep in your wedding decor. 

South Jersey Wedding Florist : Bohemian Chic with Love Story Studios

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We've reached the final part of our Love Story Studios photoshoot series, with a bright bohemian inspired look.  Your Day Your Way went for a long fishbraid and bold lashes and we matched our decor with a fun, laid back and beautiful vibe.  

The couple for this photoshoot is actually me, Cristina and my husband, Kevin!  You may remember that Tami & Ryan were the photographers for our wedding, so we were more than happy to help them out and try our hand at modeling.  I don't think we'll be getting paid for it anytime soon, but who could say no to getting dressed up by Jess Spina and A Garden Party? 

It was so much fun to be able to see what it would be like to try a different style and theme than what I went for at my own wedding.  Mackenzie of Love Story Studios was an ANGEL to work with - seriously, patient and great with directions.  We are probably the least photogenic people I know, and she worked some magic angles to produce some gorgeous art.  I am happy to share these fun summer images with you and hope you enjoy them, too!

Sunflowers, amaranthus, delphinium, cosmos, orange asclepias, lavender and greenery came together for a huge, wilde, cascading bouquet of glorious color and texture.  

I love that this floral crown matched so perfectly with the bouquet.  The size was great - too big to be considered delicate, but not overwhelming at all.  It was like the Goldilocks of floral accessories, with a focal sunflower, astilbe and craspedia.

We kept it bright with Kevin's bout, focusing on that cute yellow stem of craspedia and some green. 

The gorgeous property where we staged this shoot was actually the home of one of our newest employees, Sarah!  She used her parents house for her own wedding, and offered it, knowing the potential that it has.  

Our sweetheart set up was on an old wooden table, complete with scattered rose petals, brass candlesticks and tapers, and a bull skull adorned with flowers.  The mix of natural muted tones with the pops of colors is what makes bohemian so fun - there are no real rules, and usually the more wild the better.

If you've come to our studio here in Elmer, you'll notice the iron cage hanging above the front entrance.  We change it's contents seasonally, and think it would be a great statement piece for any wedding or ceremony backdrop.  For this shoot, we hung it from the tree above the sweetheart table for a dramatic effect that continued to tie together our floral theme.  

We actually had a very intricate ceremony set-up, macrame curtains with woven flowers that would have finished off our bohemian theme.  But when the storm came through before we had a chance to hang it, we knew we'd have to improvise with a different kind of shot.  Mackenzie had no problem marching out into the rain to get these great images - I love how clearly you can see each drop!  Every outdoor bride knows that there is a risk with the weather - but by remaining calm and open, and listening to your vendors, you'll realize that it comes with opportunity as well. 

Thank you so much for joining us for this photoshoot series, and keep an eye out for Love Story Studios.  We can't see what their future holds! 

South Jersey Wedding Florist : Country Rock with Love Story Studios

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We're back with Part Three of our Love Story Studios photo shoot!  When we scout for models for these styled shoots, it's typically a begging status on Facebook with the hopes that a sympathetic friend would help us out.  The husband is often drug in against his will and promised food.  However, for this photo shoot it could not have worked out better than with Jill and Stephen's awesome edgy looks, obvious chemistry and comfort in front of the camera.  These two are naturals, and it's no wonder they've been married for over a decade! 

We always talk about how impressed we are with the work of Jess Spina, owner of Your Day Your Way, but Jill's soft make-up and hair really knocked this look out of the park.  The whole theme of this shoot was to mix rough and delicate features, and our models fit the look to perfection.  

Love Story Studios photographer, Erin, scouted out a few different locations to pose our models in and we love the contrast in settings.  Instead of explaning how well it turned out, we'll let you see for yourself - enjoy!

We knew we wanted to go unconvential with Jill's flowers, and chose a casual, loosely wrapped bunch of peonies with some gathered wheat.  Stephen matched with a peony bud and stem of wheat. 

We set our vintage settee out for more formal portraits, loving the wildness of the field with the ornate engravings of the furniture.  (You may recognize this background from our real wedding with Sara and Jason from last summer!) 

We moved inside for a staged ceremony, switching out Jill's bouquet for an even more unconvential route with a delicate handheld wreath and matching hair comb.  We really lucked out with Jill's hair cut - it makes that floral comb pop! For the ceremony backdrop, we crafted floral "wings."  The bright peonies, carnations, roses and greens made for a great statement piece against the aged stone wall.  This look would be so incredible to dress up any wall backdrop, and we can't wait to pitch this to future brides!

The most romantic sweetheart table set up we've had yet.  Our iron stand was completely wrapped in layers and layers of roses, hydrangeas, stock, and ruscus.  The mix of whites, greens, pinks and fuschia made this that much more fun to create, and hanging votives completed this gorgeous frame.  

With the staging taking place in an old stone and wood barn, we chose to use delicate place settings to dress up the rough textures of the venue.  Aren't those gold utensils gorgeous?  

Cake Stand Bakery strikes again with this 3-tiered wedding cake, set up on our glass table topper and surrounded by a ring of lush pink peonies.  Rustic elements like the wine barrel, wooden ladder and vintage farm tools kept the scene true to the country exterior.  

Love this couple, love these flowers, love this background, love this shot.  Love Story Studios = perfect 10, all around!

South Jersey Wedding Florist - Jersey Fresh with Love Story Studios

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After a few chaotic weeks, we are back to blogging with Part 2 of our Love Story Studios photo shoot!  Today's featured shoot was staged at A Milkhouse Party, where we of course had to display a Farm to Table theme wedding.  The vibrant colors, mixed produce and rustic elements completely embodied what A Milkhouse Party was all about - a bit of mismatch, a bit of soul, and a lot of fun! We are so excited to present this work from Love Story Studios as a way to show what a rehearsal dinner or group dinner party would look like.  Enjoy! 

The floral arrangements for this series of the photo shoot let us fly freely with creativity.  Mixed fruits and vegetables were added in with the flowers and greenery to completely emcompass the "farm-to-table" theme. Sometimes it's hard to find flower selections that match the colors that we imagine, but the fruit gave us great range.  Can you spot any in the bouquet?  

Getting the crown on without messing up the gorgeous hair and make up details by Your Day Your Way

Intricate floral crowns are not only wildly popular, they are also showstopping accessories.  Just look at the textures and colors this model is wearing!  Bridal bouquets take such thought and personality, but can't realistically be carried around all day.  Floral crowns are a great way to continue to "wear" your flowers throughout your wedding day (or any other special event!) for when your bouquet takes a break.

Even the bout got a bit of fruit!  Berry touches and twine showed that the smallest elements deserve attention and detail to fit a theme. 

The wedding may be staged, but the love is real!  Danielle & Jeff are a real married couple, former clients of Tami & Ryan Photography, the founders of Love Story Studios.  They were great sports for our styled shoot and we loved meeting them and being able to play!

We loved the idea of an authentic Milkhouse Party, using vintage galvanized watering cans and pulley's that we found when we first cleared out the building.  It's so much fun getting a bit resourceful with decor, and these wildflower arrangements were the perfect fit. 

Our beloved Milkhouse, all dressed up and ready to party.  This idea for a Jersey Fresh dinner party glows with the potential.  If you like this look, book here!

A garland runner made of greenery, blueberries, strawberries, plums and the brightest cherries we've ever seen was sent down the length of the table, with bright pink peony arrangements and lanterns giving some dimension to the setting.  Mason jars, milk bottles, mismatched china settings, vintage cloth napkins and yes, PEPPER name cards completed this sweet and rustic table.

We were ranting, raving, and drooling over this adorably scrumptious looking cakes from the Cake Stand Bakery.  Their petite size allowed us to set them on bronze candle holders for a gorgeous display.  

Thank you so much to our models, and to Love Story Studios photographer, Jackie!  Your work shines, and we can't wait for our next collaboration!

South Jersey Wedding Florist : Styled Shoot with Love Story Studios

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Today we are honored (and oh so proud!) to present the newest business venture by our friends at Tami & Ryan Photography.  Tami and Ryan approached us to help them stage 4 different photo shoots to help build the portfolios for their new brand of associate photographers, Love Story Studios.  Tami and Ryan have proven that they have a great eye, not only for details as event photographers, but in choosing their staff as well!  We are so impressed with the quality, personality and style that each of these talented vendors have shown in their work. It doesn't hurt that they are being guided by skills and wisdom of our favorite vendor couple! 

Of course, none of this would have been possible without Jess Spina of Your Day Your Way.  Her magic hands helped create wedding looks for 4 different couples, making our models glow as if they were about to walk down the aisle all over again.  She has always floored us with the way she can make any woman runway ready, and her skill set is a treasure we will always appreciate! 

So without further ado, we present the first of a 4-part series in our collaboration with the brand spankin' new, Love Story Studios!

Brett and Jill were former wedding clients of A Garden Party, and we jumped at the chance to include them in our shoot.  Jill was a DIY bride who had such a knack for flowers, we've invited her back several times to help with weddings and events.  This fun-loving couple are always laughing and looking in love, so we knew they would be great modes for the Love Story theme portion of this shoot.

We went for a vintage romantic look for Jill's bouquet, with gorgeous white peonies, ferns, amaranthus, feverfew and Queen Anne's Lace.  We love the lush look of this arrangement, kept in a classic bridal color scheme. 

We used our black iron canopy to stage a ceremony stage for the lovebirds, draping dozens of vines around for an intimate look.  We've seen a lot of "vintage theme" requests from brides lately, and think this canopy is the perfect fit for a classic soul.  Our black chandelier was just the right statement piece to hang above the couple, filled with hydrangeas, feverfew and greenery.

For our staged accent table, we took an old desk and added our vintage book collection with pewter mugs and vases to use for flower arrangements and succulents.  Vintage book = love STORY (get it?! We were pretty proud!) 

The Cake Stand Bakery provided gorgeous dessert displays we could use (okay, and sample) to show off their talents in making delectable treats for events.  The owners are so amazing to work with, and helped come up with options to fit each of the different themes we were going for.  Not to mention how good everything tastes!!

The details of the set-up, the moment of laughter between a couple, and the romantic pose...yes, we'd say that Kathleen of Love Story Studios knocked this shoot out of the park.  

Aren't they the cutest?  Thanks again, Brett & Jill for coming to play dress-up with us!  

South Jersey Wedding Florist : LeeAnn & Matt at a Pilesgrove Residence

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When a wedding takes place on a family property, a whole new level of sentiment is added to an already personal milestone.  This was no different for LeeAnn and Matt's wedding on her parents' property in Pilesgrove, NJ.  LeeAnn's parent went to great lengths to have their barn ready for the big day, and Kyle Michelle Weddings knocked the planning and details out of the park as it was completely transformed into the vision the couple had for the wedding of their dreams.  

Josiah & Steph Photography supplied these beautiful images for us to share, and we are so happy to relive the laughter and elegance that was so prominently displayed.  Enjoy! 

LeeAnn's bouquet was a lovely garden variety, with lisianthus, succulents, brunia berries, dusty miller and garden roses.  

LeeAnn's bridesmaids carried similar bouquets to her own, with some more peach tones to coordinate with their pale pink gowns.  We are so in love with the braided hairstyle! 

Matt's bout was a simple stem of white ranunculus with silver brunia berries.  The bowtie was a great touch for this summer wedding.

We had some fun with the groomsmen bouts, with a bright pink ranunculus and touch of leafy green.  The suspenders are awesome!

We are blown away by this set up!  Brass chandeliers lined the ceiling, with dozens of string lights giving a warm, romantic glow. We hung huge pieces of white draping marked the barn entrance, with a garland trim that made us proud.  Pink linen napkins and chair cushions coordinated with the color scheme of the bridal party.  A perfect 10! 

The couple chose a seating chart with long tables, so we lined them with pink taper candles to fill the space, and wooden box arrangements filled to the brim with hydrangea, roses, stock and astilbe.  The pretty salads on the plates don't look too bad either, great work by Joshua's Catering!

The couple had a simple white, two-tiered cake, accented with rose heads and a "Love" topper.  We surrounded it with pink rose petals and glass votives for a final touch. 

Congratulations, Matt and LeeAnn!  We hope you are enjoying newlywed bliss and wish you all the best! 

Philadelphia Wedding Florist : Sarah & Chris at Power Plant Productions

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The only thing brighter than Sarah and Chris' flowers were their beaming smiles.  Gorgeous clusters of purple hues made this sunny day at Power Plant Productions in Philadelphia one to remember.  It also helps to have fabulous images from the talented and skillful Alison Dunn Photography

Take a virtual stroll with us through Old City, Philadelphia and check out Sarah and Chris on their wedding day! 

Is this baby gorgeous or what?!  Purple dahlias, lisianthus, orchids, roses, and celosia made up this watercolor-inspired bridal bouquet, and we are so in love with it.

Sarah's sweet sweet flowergirl wore a crown of pink roses, and looked like a dainty princess before her walk down the aisle! 

Sarah's bridesmaids carried similiar gowns to the bride, with pink garden roses, purple lisianthus, celosia and peonies.  

Chris and his groomsmen matched their ties with purple orchids and celosia bouts for a fun (yet still dapper!) look. 

Power Plant Productions was such a cool urban venue.  Exposed brick gave great character to the bright white walls and 25 foot ceilings.  Soft flowing panels of drapery helped soften the industrial-like room with strings of lights giving a touch of romance.  Here, the couple's bright mix of purples and blues really popped, and we loved the gold mercury accents that finished off this colorful theme.    

The couple's guests sat at round tables with these sweet compote designs and personalized menus and favors.  We have always loved when purple is the theme in weddings, since it gives such a range of color to use - blues, and pinks and lavender and plum all coordinate for a fun and beautiful representation of nature.  

This head table garland was a lush collection of greenery, with splashes of color spread throughout, using zinnias, roses, lisianthus and orchids. 

Congratulations, Sarah and Chris!   We hope you are enjoying life as newlyweds! 

Sea Isle Wedding Florist : Sara & Adam at the Yacht Club of Sea Isle City

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Sara and Adam's summer wedding was beachy, breezy and beautiful.  Hosted by the Yacht Club of Sea Isle City, the couple enjoyed the salty air during their dock ceremony, and brought in elegant nautical touches in their reception as a nod to their shore surroundings.  

This was our first event with Alex Schon of Schon Photography, and he blew us away with his professionalism as a vendor and with his eye for detail as a photographer.  From the subtle details of the decor to the bales of laughter, he got every shot!  We can't thank him enough for these lovely images from our day in Sea Isle. 

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Sara's bridal bouquet was a lovely collection of ranunculus, pure white roses, gorgeous peonies and dusty miller. 

Sara's bridesmaids carried similiar bouquets, but with more shades of pink than white.  Navy blue gowns were the perfect contrast to the soft pastels of their flowers. 

Adam and his groomsmen worse simple bouts of white ranunculus and touches of dusty miller.  Two thumbs up for those blue bow ties, guys! 

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We were OBSESSED with these little details for Sara and Adam's ceremony.  Small glass vases held roses, dusty miller, and white anemone - tied off with a navy ribbon which matched the anemone center perfectly!  The adorable flower girl purse had us drooling - doesn't it seem like she could have just skipped right off into a field of wildflowers?!  It's so cute! 

We are so happy Sara chose to upgrade her linens to the same blue as her bridesmaids' dresses - it makes the room really POP.  Matched with gold chivari chairs, her color scheme flowed so nicely throughout the entire day.  We don't hate the tall centerpieces either, with white hydrangea, pink and white roses and dusty miller sitting on top of our gold darlene stands.  

Lower centerpieces were made up in our gold compotes and Sara's gold speckled candle holders. The overall effect was a clean, chic look with just the right amount of fun! 

We stand behind the theory that it is all the little details that add up to create an overall effect - touches like these cute table "numbers" were so unique!  Each table had a different beach-related symbol, in a gold frame and cut out to look neat and elegant.

Sara and Adam's sweetheart table was made to be their own private escape, with a champagne sequin linen, gold initials, rose heads, eucalyptus branches, and Sara's candles. 

Sara and Adam's final event detail was this gorgeous 3-tiered wedding cake, which we helped dress up with our champagne sequin linen and gold votives.  We love that the couple included their precious pup in their celebration!  

Congratulations, Sara and Adam!  We wish you a long summer of love, sunsets and saltwater!