Oh, What A Smashing Good Week!

What a lovely week here at Stoneblossom…with Kate & William’s wedding on our mind, we have been (splendidly) up to our eyeballs in Orchids. A flower as majestic and magical as they come!

Sultry Splendor

We are blushing (and now gushing) over such a delightful week of royal treatment!

On Monday, Dennis made his show stopping appearance on FOX Providence’s Rhode Show, delighting us all with his expertise on designing a royal tablescape fit for a king. Bravo Dennis! Now, just don’t leave us for your own t.v. series.

Dennis on the Rhode Show for the Royal Wedding Week

By Wednesday we were knees deep in white, sultry orchids, dark plum callas, and feathers galore (sense a theme?) for the big reveal at FOX Providence’s City Bride Event last night at the Biltmore Hotel.

Ooh…the dresses were divine and the city lights were delightful!

The night’s big reveal of one special couple winning a great wedding called for sultry & sleek designs. Our take on modern majesticdelicate orchids and an abundance of candlelight (of course).

Shimmer, sheen, and sophistication!

A Regal Table Fit For A King

Ahh…the allure of candlelight & delicate textures.


What a great night! Here we are pondering…

Do you think we have what it takes to be part of the royal wedding party?


No worries! The City Bride event was just the perfect slice of glamour for the evening.

Thank you City Bride & The Rhode Show! We’ll come back anytime.


Pure Bliss: Celebrations!

We love weddings and parties, absolutely everything about them! That would certainly include the new magazine called Bliss Celebrations. This is a new publication that highlights everything fantastic about the wonderful world of entertaining. It focuses on color themed events, paying close attention to details, and so much more. The pages are filled with fabulous inspiration for whatever event that you are planning.

As a matter of fact, a couple of weddings that we’ve designed this past season were featured in the guide. This past July 4th weekend we were in Woods Hole, Massachusetts designing a stunning nautical themed wedding. Not one detail was overlooked at this magnificent affair. Take a look at what the magazine had to say:

Via (Bliss Celebrations)

Via (Bliss Celebrations)

The bride and groom of the next featured wedding did not let the rain spoil their special day. The storm clouds of Hurricane Earl rolled in just as this happy couple was about to say their vows. However, they took advantage of the storm clouds and used them as the perfect addition to their photos. All the details of this event held at OceanCliff in Newport, RI were planned by the wonderful Alexis from Unique Weddings by Alexis. See the three-page spread for yourself!

Via (Bliss Celebrations)

Via (Bliss Celebrations)

While the last feature was not a wedding, it was nothing short of extravagant. Club Zilla was created for the very special guest being honored at her Bat Mitzvah. Rhode Island Country Club was the setting for this spectacular celebration planned by the incredible Wendy Joblon.

Via (Bliss Celebrations)

Via (Bliss Celebrations)

Via (Bliss Celebrations)

So whether you are planning a wedding, a party, or any other event, we really think you should consult the new publication Bliss Celebrations! You won’t be disappointed!

Escort Cards

“What should I do for my escort card table?” This is a reoccurring question that many brides ask. The thing is, this table is an open canvas where you can do whatever you would like. It’s a place where you can setup a traditional row of cards, or do something more unique, like nestle your cards in a bed of grass adorned with pretty ribbons. We have seen some really creative ideas.

This stunning Manzanita branch was surrounded by clouds of puffy white hydrangea and lit with abundant candlelight. A beautiful tailored linen with with crystals scattered on the tabletop. Truly one of my favorites.

Via (Metzger Studios)

Martini Anyone? This next idea is so clever. Over-sized martini glasses with rainbow floral foam and a green spider mum was the main concept for the table. The escort cards looked like a lime slice, wedged right on the rim of the glass. An extremely creative approach, guaranteed to to be a topic of conversation among your guests!

Via (Stoneblossom)

How cute is this? Wheat grass banded with pretty ribbons and decorated Gerber daisies and miniature animated bumblebees. It is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face who takes a stroll to find their name.

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You could always line your cards in a row, and place a stunning floral arrangement on the table. It’s a traditional approach, but still gorgeous. Here are some of my personal favorites.

Via (Stoneblossom)

Via (Stoneblossom)

Via (Stoneblossom)


Hot Off the Press

While recently standing in line at the store, I perused the pages of the Fall 2010 issue of  Inside Weddings, and it was quite a thrill to find a 10-page spread of a gorgeous wedding that we designed for one of our favorite couples, Jill and Jeff Wilhelm.           Jill and Jeff exchanged their vows in October of 2009 during an elegant outdoor ceremony at the Glen Manor House in Portsmouth, RI. The creamy white blossoms of the ceremony contrasted perfectly against rich deep fall palette of green, chocolate, cranberry, and antique peach for their indoor reception. It truly created an ideal setting for the happy couple.

Not a single detail was overlooked by Jill and Jeff on their wedding day. The creamy white bed of rose petals running down the aisle, the eye-catching kiwi branch place card arrangement, stunning tablescapes, and so many other details created the most magical day. Take a look for yourself!

(Via Stoneblossom)

Double Dose Of Features

We are just over the moon about our bouquets being featured on Wedding Chicks today! Don’t they look so happy?

The ladies at Snap! Photography always know how to get the “it” shot. Our lovely bouquets were part of  an inspiration board that was put together on the always fabulous  My Kate Paker Wedding . That site is such a great source for brides and is just full of beyond muse worthy images and inspiration.

And just when we thought our little hearts had enough excitement for one day… Raina Dawn, only one of our favorite event planners in Newport, featured a wedding we did last summer shot by the breathtakingly talented Christian Oth on her blog! You simply must take a look.

Thanks for sharing the love!