Hotel Radisson Centerpieces

September 12, 2008

Every week we deliver fresh flower arrangements to the Radisson hotel on Post rd. in Warwick.  This weeks were especially interesting, utilizing one-off hand blown glass vases, bamboo, and tropical plants.

We retrieved these unique vases from the hotel if you would like them in one with an arrangement

The first of a trio of arrangements

The first of a trio of arrangements

One-of-a-kind glass vase

One-of-a-kind glass vase

James Story Orchids

James Story Orchids

James Story Orchid

James Story Orchid

James Story Orchid

James Story Orchid

Another hand made vase

Birds of Paradise

Birds of Paradise

My favorite vase of the run

My favorite vase of the run

The bamboo structure

The bamboo "structure"

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Gerbera and Chocolate Wedding

September 12, 2008

Gerbera daisies, chocolate center, stock, and hypericum.  That’s what it takes to make the most delicious and innovative (not to mention tastefully simple and clean) wedding of the season.

This wedding was just recently (a few days ago) hosted at the Waterman Grill in Providence, RI.  The chocolate brown with white was something wanted by the bride, (we jokingly showed her the brown ribbon with a leopard print ribbon underneath…  which actually didn’t look that bad).  Upon first sitting down with us she had said that none of the other florists she had visited could figure out what she wanted… as you can see we did:

The brown tablecloth looked amazing

The brown tablecloth looked amazing

As you can see, the colors of the wedding were complimented by the colors of the room

As you can see, the colors of the wedding were complimented by the colors of the room

Take that Martha Stewart!

Take that Martha Stewart!

The cake, post-decoration

The cake, post-decoration

mmm... delicious

mmm... delicious

Garden in a Peapod

September 6, 2008

Hello folks, sorry for the lack of updates… school is starting up again and professors usually frown upon my furiously typing in class…

Anyways, this arrangement is for a real gardener and plant lover.  We used a ceramic pea pod container and filled it with a large variety of plants, such as Stars of Bethlehem, Tritoma, Lavender Roses, Tuber Roses, Cabbage, Gerbera, Adriatic Lilies, Rose Hips, Pink Spray Roses, and Rosemary.

A garden in a peapod

A garden in a peapod

Cabbages and Butterflies

Cabbages and Butterflies

A little spanish moss really brings out the colors of the roses... its a good thing

A little spanish moss really brings out the colors of the roses... its a good thing

Notice how the butterfly pulls the oranges and whites down into the core of the arrangement

Notice how the butterfly pulls the oranges and whites down into the core of the arrangement

I love the macro function on this camera!

I love the macro function on this camera!

Glamour shot

Glamour shot

Sunflowers and Hydrangeas

August 29, 2008

Back with the crowd favourite, Hydrangeas!  this time paired with sunflowers, iris, stock, and a berry garland.

The arrangement stands about 3ft tall

The arrangement stands about 3ft tall

The hydrangeas were picked directly from our gardens

The hydrangeas were picked directly from our gardens

Yellow and Purple are an incredible color choice, especially when you include Iris

Yellow and Purple are an incredible color choice, especially when you include Iris

Tropical Wedding Shower

August 23, 2008

The second arrangement

Tropical Centerpiece

For this series of arrangements, a particularly artistic client wanted colourful and summery (but not too crazy) table arrangements. We opted to go with oranges and purples to give the shower a tropical and exotic feeling.  There were going to be eight tables at the shower and we needed to keep the arrangements short enough so that guests could see each other over them.  We used roses, tritoma, pin cushion, protea, birds of paradise, orchids, assorted eucalyptus, and other tropical plants such that each arrangement looked different.  For the pictures below I picked out two of my favorite arrangements out of the eight.

As you can see, we used a 5x5x5 clear glass cube vase

As you can see, we used a 5x5x5" clear glass cube vase

The birds of paradise incorporate all the colours we used throughout the arrangement

The birds of paradise incorporate all the colours we used throughout the arrangement

The oranges and purples compliment each other immensley

The oranges and purples compliment each other immensely

Close up

Close up

Home Grown Wedding

July 21, 2008

Recently we had a couple come in requesting that we do a wedding for them using flowers from their garden as well as thai orchids. It was decided that the arrangements be clean and contemporary, not over the top. We created bows with Springerii for the chairs along the isle, two vases full of the couples Hydrangeas, and two centerpieces to hang over the couple.

springerii with bow

springerii with bowSpringerii with bow

Arrangement using the couples own Hydrangeas

Arrangement using the couples own Hydrangeas

Centerpieces and finished product

Centerpieces and finished product

We then created centerpieces to sit around candles on the tables.

Table Centerpiece

Table Centerpiece

Along with the wedding decorations, we also created the Brides and bridesmaids bouquets
A quick work-in-progress picture

A quick work-in-progress picture

This wedding took place in the Newport Marriot on Saturday, June 19th