Sunday, January 24, 2010

Morgan and David's Wedding

Rehearsal Dinner pictures to come...I forgot my camera and didn't realize it until we got to the Piedmont Driving Club Golf Club. I did not make the same mistake when we decorated Northside United Methodist Church for their wedding on Saturday.

Casablanca Lilies with Camellia greenery on the Altar...Simple and Beautiful!

Close up of the Altar urns

Close up of the Pew markers...Hydrangeas, Lilies, Roses, and more!

Church entry

Close up of Entry flowers

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Simple, yet dramatic elegance

We were asked to do potted and cut arrangements for a rehearsal dinner at 103 West right before Christmas. We were going for 'simple, yet dramatic elegance with a hint of Christmas spirit.' And that it was!

We used a classic silver wine cooler as the container at the namecard table. This was the 'Ta-Da!' arrangement filled with orchids, red ilex berries, willow, boxwood clippings, and fir clippings.

Potted orchids with Mint Julep cups of cut flowers...roses, sweet peas, calla lillies, berries, and greenery. Stunning!

A close-up of the cut arrangement

Christmas 2009!

There is just nothing more beautiful and festive than seasonal greenery at Christmas time. Whether it is the sight of glossy Magnolia over a door, the distinct, fresh smell of Cedar garland draped over a mantle, or the classic Christmas scent of a fir tree adorned with ornaments that each have their own meaning. Ahhh.....why can't we have these sense-evoking, beautiful greens in our homes all year??? Oh yes, I remember now. Because they are such a mess and pain to take down?!? Yikes. I don't know what a holiday season would be without them though! They truly are FANTASTIC!

Lush, glossy Magnolia garland with a Noble Fir wreath

Lamp Post spruced up for Christmas with Cedar, Holly, and Pine Cones

Magnolia wreath hung on a mirror in a Dining Room

My favorite tree we did this year!! No ornaments...just red ilex berries, pine cones, and cotton stalks decorated this tree! It was finished off with a burlap bow on top and burlap fabric as the skirt.

Boxwood wreath on the mirrow with Cedar garland, berries, and pinecones on the mantle

Boxwood wreaths

Stately Boxwood Garland

A Family Affair

We are blessed with a wonderful family! CGOA was soooo excited to spruce up our Aunt Sharon and Uncle Strib's house for an engagement party for their youngest, Mary Kelly and her fiance, Ben. The party was at Christmas time, so we had a fantastic time re-doing their pots and putting up Christmas decorations to get ready for the party!

The front of their beautiful home--Magnolia garland around the door, a Magnolia wreath, new containers with boxwood topiaries, violas, and pansies. Quite the make-over!

Concrete urns provided by CGOA

Wonderful Magnolia!!

Cedar swag is outstanding adorning any staircase

Mantle with Cedar garland, red Ilex berries, Boxwood and Magnolia clippings...

Yellow to brighten Winter days...

Mar Mar loves yellow...especially on dreary Winter days. These pansies are sure to help her make it to Spring!

Mrs. Pat's portico needed a splash of green, especially since she already had these gorgeous cast iron urns! To add some interest, we put a yellowy Heuchera in the composition.

These Aspidistra, Autumn Ferns, Pansies, and Violas will be so beautiful spilling around the ornamental cabbage this winter!