Brittney and Bryan

Brittney and Bryan were married on Saturday, June 30th in the lovely Caldwell-Boylston Gardens at the Historic South Carolina Lace House. I so enjoyed working with Brittney during the planning process. Such a sweet person and beautiful bride!

Her wedding color scheme was black, white and silver. She chose white hydrangeas and white roses for her bouquet. The five bridesmaids wore black dresses and carried white hydrangeas.  Her two flowers girls carried kissing balls with white carnations accented with black ribbon. White roses were used for the corsages and boutonnieres.

For the ceremony, we made vase arrangements of all white flowers and placed them on pedestals in the beautiful garden.  For the reception, catered by Hudson’s Smokehousewe used small cube vases and filled them with white hydrangeas.

Their talented photographer was Rachael Hughes and she took some amazing photos! I have included a few but to see more, click here.

Who pays for what?

Let me start by saying that every wedding is different and there are no set rules regarding wedding expenses. However,  some people do ask us to break down the expenses between the Bride and Groom when we give them the floral estimate.

So, in case you were wondering, here is the traditional cost breakdown for flowers  –

Bride and family

  • Groom’s boutonniere
  • Bridesmaids Bouquets
  • Ceremony and Reception decorations

Groom and family

  • Bride’s Bouquet
  • Boutonnieres
  • Mothers and Grandmothers Corsages



Kayla and James

Kayla and James were married on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at Spring Valley Presbyterian Church and the reception was held at Capital City Club. It was a beautiful day and we were so glad to be part of their special day.
Janie met with Kayla and her Mom and enjoyed working with them throughout the planning process. After the initial consultation, Janie realized that she knew the groom’s parents, which made being a part of this wedding even more special! We were happy to also make the centerpieces, food table arrangement and favor table arrangement (see photos) for the rehearsal dinner the night before at City Art.
The wedding color scheme was dark purple and silver. Kayla chose shades of  purple for her bouquet. It included purple stock, lavender roses, purple carnations and purple alstroemeria. The 7 bridesmaids wore “Eggplant” (dark purple) colored dresses and carried bouquets of white flowers accented with purple ribbon.  For the church, we designed altar arrangements in shades of purple for the beautiful sanctuary and attached bows with greenery to the family pews.  The church Wedding Director, Laura was so nice and helpful. She was great to work with!
For the reception we made a head table centerpiece and several guest table centerpieces in shades of purple as well as a large arrangement for the entrance. We also added purple flowers to the gorgeous cake by Vintage Bakery.
We have included some images taken by Clark Berry Photography. To see more photos – click here


I LOVE color! It’s my favorite design element! I love working with Brides and taking their wedding color scheme and using it throughout the floral decor.  The concentration of color really pops in the photos too! I feel that it is important to keep the color scheme in bouquets and arrangements to 3 colors or less.

Here are a few of my favorite color schemes from some of our recent weddings!

These bouquets were all made by me and photos taken by me with my cell phone camera, obviously! 🙂

1) Shades of Purple  – Roses, stock, lisisanthus and carnations

2) Shades of Pink – Garden roses, gerbera daisies and dahlias

3) Hot Pink and Orange , accented with lime green – Roses, lilies and hypericum berries

4) Red roses  – This is an example of a bouquet using one type of flower in one color.

5) Classic all White – Hydrangeas, Roses and Calla lilies