Thursday’s Toast: Hats Off To A June Bride

Sometimes life just gets a tad bit sweeter, as was the case on a special day back in June. Our bride, Faith Dugan, happens be a fabulous local wedding Photographer. So, when we had the opportunity to design her wedding flowers we jumped for joy! …Literally hopped. Jefferson & Faith tied the knot at The Glen Manor, and this  stately venue was the perfect backdrop for a pink color palette, accented by subtle hints of green and plum.

What An Entrance!

Faith’s vendors made it a party in itself! The savvy Stephanie Frazier Grimm, of Couture Parties, set the stage with playful, and chic, details that made us fall even more in love with this great couple.  I mean really, look at this adorable message box for Faith & Jefferson? We were so tempted to leave a little love post simply saying, “XOXO”.

How Cute Is This?

Look below at the great delight of color. Shades of Pinks, with hints of greens, is such a popular color palette because they play so nicely off of various moods, designs, and textures. Never underestimate these colors. Yes, they can represent the timeless classic appeal, but it can also set a mood of modern, lush, vibrant romance by the sly choice of linens, tableware…or in this case, a great cocktail chair! Why must we always leave these great parties?

 The cocktail hour was a sophisticated, playful design set in sterling grays, pinks, and subtle plums. As the ballroom, and interior, staged a more elegant aesthetic. The tall glass cylinders allowed our bold hues to really stand out next to the strong linens below. This is a smart design element that allows guests to revel all the marvelous details abound. ….Now, notice a soft hue below? Ormonde productions smartly added up lighting to set the romantic mood of all these shades of pink.The Glen is such a regal spot, of open space, that there was a need for some strong focal points to draw the eye in. And of course, our design team just gets giddy over big blooms! How lucky were we?  These lustrous pieces were full of fresh blossoms, spilling over, as their stood guard over the preciously pink cake by Scrumptions.  Eye spy a Fleur-de-lis…

What a marvelous pink wedding! …Sigh, no matter how many times we design door wreaths, I still take sheer delight in seeing the end result! Don’t they just make such a statement?!

Cheers to Faith & Jefferson, may you have many more vivid and memorable celebrations to follow!


Thursday’s Toast: An Orange Crush

A Sweet Twist On By-The-Sea Theme

There’s something so playful about the vibrant colors orange & yellow.

The real treat is when a savvy couple (like Lindsay & Scott) set the tone of the party ,with these bold colors, for guests to enjoy all evening long. Today’s toast was a fabulously fun wedding at Blithewold. Playful and lively outside during the cocktail hours,  elegant & gardenesque inside during dinner and dancing.

It was such a treat to incorporate white blooming branches cascading over copper lanterns inside the tent. The feel was very elegant, and outdoorsy. Our team added the element of height through the fun, surprising texture of ferns. Twilight-in-the-garden!

Soft browns allowed the bold yellow and orange hues to stand out nicely. Exquisite Events (as always) did a fantastic job incorporating in copper lanterns and twinkled sheers to create the perfect outdoor-in oasis. I adore this long table below, I feel it sums up the whole feel of this wedding…welcoming, tasteful, and gracious.

A Dinner Party-Esque Setting

Do you spot the POPs of orange color? With such a string color as orange and yellow, its subtlety was a necessity. To draw in the natural/earthy aesthetic of this wedding a variety of greens, whites, and various textures kept our lead colors soft…but not dull. Now, the cocktail hour shouted “Let’s Play!” with its yellow full blooms and festive orange linens.

Hello Sunshine

Didn’t I tell you it screams “Garden meets Party”? …And we’re talking a stylish, loving, exquisite party. So cheers! To a stupendous party, savvy tent design, and one breathtaking view!

Stay Awhile.

Thursday’s Toast: Bring On Summer!

Hello Sun, nice to feel you.

So, here’s the skinny…we love writing to you! We also love our bustling season, so to share the love equally we switched over to good old Thursday. This way, we share last weekend’s parties with this week’s readers. Hooray! Today we are mad over summer! Do you feel the sun’s warmth? It’s hot already, and luckily for us we are saddled right up against the cool blue Atlantic.

We’re digging details, enjoying nature’s vivid colors, and taking notes on all our cute couples’ style. We just couldn’t resist a post on the pretty things about summer.

We (Heart) Beach

What is it about this season that makes you want to sip the most divine cocktail, while dressed to the nines in color, with an ocean view in front of you?…Add a boat and we are in heaven! From the adorable groomsmen styles to the refreshing twist on water, we say “Bring on the season!”.

Photo Credit: FranklinandGower

Do you note the darling, colorful trim up the side of these seersucker pants? …Love This!  We marvel at the attention to detail summer commands; how color comes alive and “pops” off the page.

Provided By Ice Cream Social

It’s such a playful season, full of fun ideas and great party choices. Seasonal delights leave everyone clamoring for more!…Summer oysters anyone?

Pop in some blossoming blooms, and we couldn’t be more content!  Summer’s vibrant background shouts for nature’s #1 art flowers. You choose the color (we love the whole darn palette), and we will set the mood.

Hello Beautiful, My You're Just Blooming Today!

An ode to summer! The season of long days, and exquisite nights. We love you, and every bit of inspiration you bring!

Cheers… this drink (tub) is on us!

Water Never Looked So Good

The Cluster Of Things

So, we have a secret to share… we love clutter. Well, really more like clusters of lovely blooms scattered daintily about a tabletop.

Clutter, clusters, clumps of tiny details, divine textures all placed around candlelight, wine glasses, large designs…anywhere! We just L-O-V-E colorful, sweet clusters of flower arrangements.

These pint size vases needed a day in the spotlight. They may be petite, but they pack a powerful punch!  They add a striking appeal down near the wine glasses, and candlelight. What a treat for guests! Look at how these delicate blooms are set aglow next to the mercury glass votives. Ahhhh….

A Feast For The Eyes

From cut crystal to modern glass cylinders, they add another element of detail that always make a design go from pretty to spectacular. It is wonderful to show off the finer details for guests, all the while filling the table with color. Below we got ourselves into a “twist” over these stems.

A Big Punch For A Small Accent

The magic of our lovely little friends is they set a mood day or night. Now you know why we love our clusters! The romance and femininity of the lunch table below is so inviting, I am left pondering why we never stay for the party?

A Bloom Of Romance

These tiny vases….la petit amis…you derserved a day in the spotlight, a moment to shine! Cheers to all the little nuances that make a celebration oh-so-special.

The Shade Of Pink Never Looked So Lovely

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!


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!


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.


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!


 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!



To our mothers, your mothers, and everyone’s mothers… HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND!

Thank you for teaching us strength and gusto.

Thank you for making us blush with pride & joy.

Thank you showing us elegance and grace.

Most importantly, thank you for teaching us that beauty blooms from the inside out.

 Happy Mother’s Day!

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.