Thursday’s Toast: When Pretty Meets Fabulous!

We decided to lighten up today.

With color of course!  It was time to get in touch with our softer side, and toast the wedding of Megan & Anthony. Pretty-meets-pink-meets-contemporary was the subtle, and elegant, theme to our design. With the fortunate luck of a the stylish Belle Mer as the venue, and the fantastic shutterbugs from Snap!, this wedding was a delicious delight of soft hues, and delicate textures!

Not only did we fall in love with this gorgeous couple, we floated about as we strategically placed in all the feminine, soft accents, and breathtaking details. I mean really?!  From the varying sterling dresses, to the couple, to the pink door…chic, chic, chic.

Hello Chic!

It was the delicate appeal of the flowers that captured our hearts. The couple had such an extraordinary style that was displayed so effortlessly in the design. The sterling accents gave the tablescapes the added appeal of elegance mixed with today’s modern feel. Notice the juxtaposing textures of this floral combination?  Leaves us a bit giddy.

Who Says Modern Can't Be Feminine?

It’s very easy to draw in the look of classic with a bold breath of fresh air! I keep spotting details that our design team added that make me think of a present twist on Gatsby/Deco…subtle, subtle, soft.

Varying Heights Of Delight!

We didn’t want to overshadow all of our lovely bride’s attention to detail. Look at those laser-cut table cards! So, we complimented it instead. The delicate appeal of the overall design shouted for simplicity. Now, you know us…when we state “simple” we mean clean. The layered heights, the clear glass, silver wire wrapped stems, all tiny, perfect details that do not outshine are ultra feminine flowers.

Is This Seat Taken?

Really?!  We may repeat it a bit too often…but we LOVE our job! So on this bright and sunny day, we toast the softer side of pretty. Many happy (and hearty) congratulations to Megan & Anthony! We had a blast.

A Pom Pom Of Pink!

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Tuesday’s Toast: A Luxe Garden Escape At Rosecliff

A Magnificent Couple

The perfect couple got married this past Memorial Day weekend at Rosecliff, in Newport. Paula & Evan envisioned a new twist on summer luxury.

With the delightful collaboration of Elissa Held, NY event planner extraordinaire, we gleefully transformed Rosecliff Mansion into a turn of the century french garden theme.

The opportunity to work with varying elements from vintage bird cages to charming cherub sculptures, left us in the most joyful of moods as we juxtaposed textures, and weaved in ivy & lush garden flowers.

How divine are these tiny details of sparrows hovering over the flourish of the script above?!

Or this magnificent attention to detail with our french inspired moss overlay holding ‘court’ underneath these whimsical escort cards…s-p-l-e-n-d-i-d.

A Very Creative Idea

The real treat was in all the tiny details, as we always love to weave into our designs. Notice the textures of the linens balanced so gracefully with the abundance of the roses, peonies, and ivy (plus oh-so many more spring blooms). And the vintage & french elements that tied the whole theme together so perfectly.

The Romance Of A Garden Indoors

No detail was overlooked! The gold rimmed wine glasses complimented Rosecliff’s ballroom, as varying centerpieces were adorned all over to create a stately appeal. Do you spy the stunning, monogrammed chair covers and glass beaded charger plates?

Adorning A Statue

The height of our centerpieces allowed us to play with the flowers! And oh boy, did we play! We were excited (ecstatic) to add complimenting, big, fresh blooms to a variety of eye-catching areas all around these french inspired statues. Our design team relished the creative production of weaving ivy all about the vintage trellis’ and showing it off, as it trickled elegantly down the sculptures, past the fragrant & colorful blooms.

The Graceful Appeal Of Height

And what a glorious day it was! We were so happy for Paula & Evan (look at the runner below…spectacular). The sun was shining, and all the glorious purple/lilac elements stood out brilliantly against the backdrop of a vivid blue ocean view.

A Breathtaking View

So, Hat’s off to Paula & Evan! We wish you many wonderful years to come, and many wonderful “thank you’s” for allowing us to take place in such a glorious event. Cheers!

Tuesday’s Toast: Tantilizing Textures

Well, Hello Tuesday!

We just love this day because it allows us to toast a deliciously divine wedding from the weekend. 

Blooming Bouquet

So, guess where we were? No, seriously guess! Here’s a hint: it’s exotic, abundantly green, and a designer’s dream:

….the ever green, ever glorious, ever graceful RWP Botanical Center in Providence!

THE BOTANICAL CENTER

Kirsten & Hans (this weekend’s toast) created a great day full of whimsy, abundance, and texture.

These two were a delight!

And the vision of eclectic spring colors swathed in texture made them a favorite on our design floor.

From the vendors to the couple, their wasn’t a detail that they hadn’t thought out perfectly. We were so  happy to be apart of it all.

Oh, and the use of colors. Nowyou know how we love our color, and when you let us play that with all sorts of natural textures…We -Are -In-Heaven!

A SPRING PACKAGE WRAPPED PERFECTLY IN MOSS

We played with succulents, fastened in orange orchids & tulips, molded bright spring moss, and gleefully topped off the look in abundant spring blooms of purples, yellows, and greens everywhere we could.

*SMILE*

What a treat for spring blooms (and for us).

The words ‘Playful’ and ‘Sophisticated’ were the perfect marriage for such color and detail.

Notice the rosemary placed ever so sweetly on every guest’s napkin? Intoxicating Scents Galore!

EARTHLY ELEGANCE

 We just can’t get enough of the bold play of color and the natural details that soften the look. But Kirsten & Hans’ lovely signs were our perfect pick of the evening.

Seriously, how cute are these signs?

Much love and memories you two! …Hip Hip Hooray!

ABUNDANTLY PERFECT


Tuesday’s Toast: Wonderful Weddings One Week At A Time!

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Snap! Photography

Spring has sprung here at Stoneblossom. It took awhile for those pesky April showers to disappear, but now the sun is shining and it’s glorious!

What better way to celebrate our season than with a toast...every Tuesday! A Hats off (of sorts) to our most adorable, most wonderful, and most divine weddings of the season.

What did we love about the April celebration of Aleksandra & Scott at Castle Hill Inn? Everything! This lovely bride didn’t mind a few spring showers on her day. Nope, she just savored the moment, and we fell in love with the whole darn wedding.  

Soft purple tones added the perfect splash of color to our spring design, as lightly patterned orchids gave it that perfect POP.

Snap! Photography

Oh, the delight of color! Those purple and violetsthere is no doubt purple can be romantic, and a fun modern take on soft colors.

…Add some blues to the tables and you have Spring!

Aleksandra & Scott’s day seemed perfect for the mood they wanted to set.  To be under a tent of white with hints of Spring everywhere… we wish we could have stayed to dance!   “Hello Spring, meet intimate and inviting.”

Snap! Photography

 We love this shot (below) taken by our favorite Snap! happy girls (thank you talented gals). We’re simply giddy over the steel gray against the various shades of purple.

Snap! Photography


No toast is complete without honoring the bride & groom. So, cheers Aleksandra & Scott!

We loved every moment of designing those romantic flowers, and may we say you are a beautiful couple. 

Snap! Photography

See you next Tuesday!

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.

G-L-E-A-M

What a great night! Here we are pondering…

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

Hmm…..

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.

*~Divine Design~*

One of my absolute favorite things about floral design is how a single flower can be used in so many unique ways. I love how one arrangement can look so different from the next, even when the same flowers are used.

While I adore gorgeous and lush arrangements, I’m a big fan of non-traditional arrangements too. I like to think of flower arrangements as a blank canvas, just waiting to blossom with color. There are so many fun ways to use flowers to create a stunning focal point at any event. Over this past season alone, our designers have created some fabulous designs with orchids, spider mums, roses, and so many other great blossoms. I can’t wait to see what phenomenal creations they come up with during this upcoming season. Take a look at some of my favorite that we’ve designed in the past!

Via (M. Benedicte Vereley Photography and Kristin Spencer Photography)

Via (Stoneblossom)

Via (Stoneblossom)

Via (Stoneblossom)

Shamrocks and Leprechauns

A little Leprechaun stopped by the Stoneblossom studio this week. He brought with him a beautiful bouquet of shamrocks and a whole plate of Zeppoles!! He sure did spread a great amount of cheer as he hopped around our space. His little visit inspired us because of the vast amount of green that surrounded him.

He got me thinking about how truly great the color green is. It makes the perfect addition to any party or event. Green looks stunning as a focal color or even as an accent color. It also looks great combined with many other hues like blue, yellow, or purple.

We’ve designed multiple weddings and parties with beautiful green blossoms. We just adore bright green cymbidium orchids and plump spider mums. Oh, and how can I forget about gorgeous succulents potted in a sweet vessel, surrounded by fresh moss?

Ready to be inspired just like the little Leprechaun inspired us? Take a look at some of these special blossoms and bouquets…

Green is the perfect color for any bride or even for your groom:

Via (Stoneblossom, Snap!, Stoneblossom)

Green also looks great on your tables!

Via (Stoneblossom)

And last, but certainly not least, here are a few photos of some stunning cymbidium orchids and spider mums that we just love so much..

Via (Stoneblossom)

We hope that you all had a fabulous St. Patrick’s and St. Joseph’s Day!