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My New Year’s Eve Wedding

Last year I married my boyfriend 🙂 We had an intimate ceremony at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Radnor with family and friends. My brother Colin from Merryweather Films did the videography, and he is also featured here doing his very manly duties of fixing my train as my Man of Honor. This photo is thanks to our photographer Marie Labbancz who did a wonderful job. (hair and make up by the one and only Beke Beau)


In honor of my Opa, I chose orchids for my bouquet which were his very favorite. Underneath them were garden roses, and Italian ruscus for my Italian husband.


My darling daughter and niece were two of my flower girls, carrying a little posy and each with a flower crown. Here they are sitting in front of a flower wall my mother and I made of roses and hydrangea. (dresses are from the Wedding Shoppe in Wayne, as was my dress)


Our centerpieces were tulips, in honor of my dutch roots, and long trailing orchids again in memory of my Opa. Mirrored tables, clear chiavari chairs, tall crystal candle sticks, and lots of cool table top design added a lot of sparkle and reflection. Our event designer, Christopher Carlson, was able to create a floorpan full of gorgeous details,  that elevated the experience of the ballroom at St. Davids Golf Club to something completely new, fresh and one of a kind. It was intimate party of 160 guests, where everyone had a personal and inviting place to eat, mingle and sit on couches surrounding our custom striped dance floor and enjoy the sounds of our swing band, the Blue Vipers.


Nothing to do with my flowers, but very necessary to mention was this amazing creation by our friend Joseph Amrani at Delice et Chocolat of Ardmore, our beloved croquembouche. Nothing quite says its party time like this beautiful tower from heaven!!







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Winter Wedding at the Union League

Megan and Kevin’s Wedding was a Wedding to remember. It was sophisticated, classic, and uniquely beautiful. Thanks to Mike from Morby Photography, who captured the day perfectly, we have these amazing photos to share with you. The beautiful bride. Megan 43 The Bride carried a bouquet of roses, ranunculus, ornithogalum, phalaenopsis orchid, and privet berries. The Bridesmaids carried roses and privet berries. 142 Mother of the Bride carried a beautiful little posy for the ceremony at Old St. Mary’s. 162 191 231 One of our personal favorite venues, The Union League of Philadelphia. 28 29 36 Cheers to the Happy Couple!! Wishing you peace and love as you embark on a bright future as Mr. and Mrs.! 🙂

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Britt and Tommy’s Fabulous Wedding at Philadelphia Country Club

From the personal flowers, to the chandeliers, the personalized runner, the amazing centerpieces, the pew arrangements, place card table and everything in between, this wedding was a beauty. Personal in all the right ways, and certainly one I will never forget. A huge thank you to Campli Photography for these photos that helped capture the perfect day.









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Wow! What a Wedding at Waynesborough.

I don’t know about you, but there is something completely fabulous about peonies at their peak. Although its nearing the end of the peony season, we were able to get our hands on some outstanding, bright, beautiful peonies and could not keep our eyes off of them!

Coral Peony

Am I right? Or am I right?

The Bridal Bouquet was a knock out, not only were the peonies perfect, so were all of the other flowers… Soft pink peonies, roses, hanging amaranth, and (my personal favorite greenery for a bouquet) angel vine.

Bridal bouquet

The Bridesmaids carried single stems of hydrangea, which we used throughout the wedding ceremony, and reception. And the boutonnieres were orchids with a piece of the same hydrangea, and a special little green from our garden.


Once the personals were delivered to the Beautiful Bride, her family and friends, it was time then to set up the Reception at Waynesborough Country Club. I don’t even know how it is possible, but each Wedding seems to be more beautiful than the last. As guests entered the Club they were greeted by this lovely romantic arrangement.

Place card table

And then as the guest dined their tables were topped with these glorious centerpieces.


The cake topper.

Cake topper

We were overjoyed with how everything came together. And just had to share these images with you.

Reception at Waynesborough

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June 17, 2014 · 9:02 pm

PUMA Event Centerpiece

PUMA stands for Pennsylvania United Medical Association. They are doing absolutely amazing things throughout the world. PUMA sends Doctors and Nurses to very remote locations to give their time and service to help those who would for various reasons not have access to patient care. Pennsylvania has some of the greatest Doctors in the world, so the blessing of their visit is outstanding, and life changing. In our support of this great organization we donated these centerpieces.


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http://www.rebeccabarger.com/blog/?p=5575 The amazing photographer Rebecca Barger blogged about an awesome wedding we collaborated on, which was held at the Horticultural Center in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park. The photos are fabulous, thanks to Rebecca 🙂 take a look for yourselves!

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May 17, 2013 · 9:30 pm

Our Fourth Year with the Hope Pregnancy Fundraiser

Second Year with the Hope Pregnancy Fundraiser

The view of the ballroom all set with flowers we donated with love for the annual Hope Pregnancy Fundraiser. We love being able to help out in the best way we know how, and that is with flowers!

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May 17, 2013 · 6:20 pm

Nothing Says Summer Like Sunflowers!

This Bride Loves Sunflowers. And I have to agree, there is something wonderful about the big, bright, and beautiful heads of Sunflowers that just makes me smile.

For her bouquet she picked the more traditional white flower bouquet of roses and gardenias. And a gardenia was used for the Groom so they would match 🙂

How fun and fresh is this Bridesmaids bouquet? Yellow centered sunflowers are so special, and with some billy balls and greens thrown in you have a bouquet that no one will forget!

For the Groomsmen and the Bridesmaids to look just perfect together we made these funky little boutonnieres.

For the ceremony you want all of the guests to have their breath taken away, this moment sets the stage for the rest of the day. For the perfect sunflower wedding, we chose to tie these gorgeous sunflowers to the pews with bark wire, for a very rustic look.

The place card table was stunning with these yellow place cards, and grey silver pin tuck tablecloth.

For the cocktail table we decided on these arrangements, of small sunflowers, billy balls, galax leaves, and pieces of solidago in a glass lined with aspidistra.

One thing about the Phoenixville Foundry that we love, is that the space is huge, the ceilings are tall and provide ample space for the biggest arrangements you could possible dream up, or drag through the doorway. So we brought in the tallest curly willow we could find for the place card table, and for the buffet table. Pairing the tall curly willow with gorgeous sunflowers and hanging votives gave a very impressive look.

I hope you like the centerpieces as much as we do! Love the silver tablecloths and chiavari chairs, they are like a blank canvas for our lively and bright sunflower arrangements!!!

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IFD is a Hope Pregnancy Supporter

We are proud supporters of the Hope Pregnancy Center, and gladly donated some pretty flowers for the tables at their fundraiser last month. The colors were pink and orange and with beautiful stock available, we had to go for them!

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Bright and Beautiful Summer Wedding

Emily and Adam were married in July. Its a great time of year to bring out the color of the season! Flowers are in abundance this time of year, so why not have a bright melange!

There ceremony was at the lovely Washington Memorial Chapel. Located in Valley Forge National Park.

We love this stylized photo of the couple. Reminds me of the Grant Wood painting, American Gothic.

Photos are courtesy of Sophia Negron. We love her photographs, and always enjoy working with her.

One of our favorites, is the flower pomander ball for the really young flower girls, its easy and fun, and looks fabulous!

We love to add a little special something into our boutonnieres, here we used some trimmings from our garden 🙂

Love the colors of the arrangements. A fabulous way to brighten up a party!

For the cocktail tables, we used pops of pink and green, with a gerbera daisy and some wheat grass. Looked fabulous on the tiffany blue linens.

The pomander ball for the flower girl gets repeated in this place card table arrangement.

Their reception was help at the Phoenixville Foundry. It’s an awesome modernized vintage building, formerly a mill, its been updated to have first class appeal.

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