Wednesday, December 8, 2010

New Custom Orders

This season i've been blessed with a few custom orders, which have been keeping me busy! Here are some photos of ones I did recently for Christmas gifts for her family.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Easy Christmas Decoration Ideas

The outdoor urns have been transformed with bronze branches, poinsettias and pussy willows. The wreath is made from glass bronze ornaments, birds and butterflies.
I created this Christmas tablescape using reds, greens and silver tones to coordinate the centerpiece. Add a large ribbon for an extra hit of colour.
I replaced a few framed pictures with a simple wreath and added a Christmas arrangement.
I created another arrangement for the coffee table. A mirrored picture frame adds sparkle power to candles. Inexpensive Christmas balls are another simple and easy way to decorate.
A simple garland is made from olive branches, which are symbolic in Christ's life (and represent peace as well) are wrapped around the banister with a wired ivory ribbon. A handmade wreath is hung from the banister rails, proving that wreaths can be hung anywhere and not just on doors!
This is also a great Christmas card idea. I drew a tree and filled it in with words that came to mind when I thought about Christmas and what it meant to me. You can do the same with any shape.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Roses n Lollipops Holiday Floral Designs

With the holidays coming up, I thought i'd post some inspiration for holiday table designs. These pictures are from the talented celebrity floral designers, Roses n Lollipops, who have designed tablescapes for the likes of Lance Bass, Kathy Griffin and Shaquille O' Neal.
TIP: Don't forget that if you're filling your table with candles, florals or Christmas ornaments, you'll need to set up a buffet elsewhere or serve each guest individually.

I love the use of these rustic reindeer and candle holders with blue accents.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Mid- Night Out

I'm taking a break from all the wedding look postings to focus on some party outfits for all the upcoming holiday parties. These could definitely also be bridesmaid outfits too.
Dress: Anthropologie mesh midnight blue dress has an elasticized waist for all those holiday dinner parties ;) $128
Headband: Gold woven headband by Anthropologie $32
Shoes: Valentino Couture Lace Platform Pump $885
Bracelet: Expandable jewelled bracelet from Forever 21 $17.80

New Arrangements

I just wanted to share some of my latest creations. I've been working on a few arrangements that i'll be posting up in my shop soon. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did making them! (PS Yes they are all faux flowers).
Pretty in pink! Large roses and peonies fill this garden pot.
A beautiful combination of pink peonies, garden roses, hydrangeas, and large white phalaenopsis orchids.

A simple yet stunning arrangement of pink garden roses. The pot is tied with a perfect coordinating grosgrain ribbon.
From my Christmas colection: red velvety roses, pine sprays, feathers and a bronze Christmas ball tops it off.

A whimsical arrangement of artichoke, red roses, pear, and a red oversized Christmas ball.

Lovely large arrangement featuring artichoke, a red peony, poinesttias, berries and loquats.

Bronze branches, red poinsettias, red feathers and green loquats set in a bronze urn.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Pink Princess

This look was inspired by my pink Charming bouquet. Fairy tales do come true!
Dress: Oscar de la Renta's pink-lined ruched dress looks almost good enough to eat. Photo from
Bouquet: Fairy tale faux flower bouquet made from pink peonies, garden pink roses, rose buds and feathers, wrapped with lace by Celebrate Beautifully . It doesn't get any dreamier than this!
Earrings: Assael Peach Pearl Earrings from Neiman Marcus $2000
Clutch: Judith Leiber Pink Fluted Beaded Clutch from Neiman Marcus $2995

Shoes: Valentino's Couture Half d'Orsay Pump in Gold from Bergdorf Goodman $695

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A Christmas Wedding

Red and green themed Christmas weddings dont needn't be tacky; they can be classy and beautiful like this storyboard inspired by my red and green bouquet available from the Celebrate Beautifully shop.
Dress: Lace gown with a lace caplet by Monique Lhuillier
Bouquet: Faux bouquet with a green hydrangea, and red roses by Celebrate Beautifully
Bracelet: Bow hinge cuff from Forever 21 $11.80
Shoes: We haven't had this much fun with red shoes since Dorothy's ruby red shoes! Sergio Rossi's Cannes Peacock Feather Sandal from Neiman Marcus $1495

New Year's Wedding

Planning on saying "i do" when the clock strikes 12am or going to a new years party? Here's a little fun storyboard for a New Year's wedding, inspired by the famous ball drop.
Dress: Shift dress embellished with silver sequins from Anthropologie $188
Earrings: Pave diamond Heart and Arrow 18K gold from Barneys $1895
Flowers: Gorgeous and simple calla lillies by Chestnuts in the Tuileries
Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti Pave Iridescent Pump from Neiman Marcus  $1195

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Glamour Goddess

Dress: A masterfully constructed cream Zac Posen mermaid gown $3690
Earrings: H Stern art deco Starburst Earrings $4900 from Neiman Marcus
Bouquet: Traditional tied posies of lily of the valley and gardenia, tied with a chartreuse ribbon (from
Art Deco inspired crystal minaudiere by Judith Leiber from Neiman Marcus $1995

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Modern Tradtionalist

My new bouquet inspired me to create a look of a true tradtionalist at heart, mixed with modern elements. The bouquet itself is made of traditional blush pink peonies, roses, lily of the valley and a more modern green mini calla lily. $95
The dress is a Tracy Reese 50's inspired cream lace dress with a black tie from Anthropologie. $288
The elegant earrings are pear shaped diamond earrings by Zoe, available from Barneys . $4380
The shoes are an amazing patchwork platform sandal by Rodarte from Barneys. $1645 (yes, the shoes cost more than the dress :)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Quirky Wedding Invitations by Baumbirdy Designs

While on Etsy, I came across a great store called Baumbirdy Designs that creates wedding invitations and other items. I especially love how they engrave wood to make banners and invitations. Here are some of my favourite pieces.
Wooden Cake Banners
Wood Invitations

Quirky and original comic style invitations

Wedding programs that double as fans!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Not Your Mother's Dress...

Claire Pettibone's fall 2011 collection features dresses that were all about feminine flower power.
 I love this floral bolero!
 Loving the mandarin collar
 My mother definitely had a dress almost exactly like that!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Marchesa Fall 2011 Preview

I know I have yet to post more up on Spring 2010 but I couldnt wait to preview some of the Fall 2011 collections! Here are my favourites from the Marchesa 2011 collection (photos from

Friday, October 15, 2010

Celebrate Beautifully's Back on Etsy!

After a very long hiatus, i've decided to start up my Etsy shop again. Please go visit my shop here to see my new and exciting line of hand-tied bouquets made from the most unbelievably realistic and finest quality faux flowers! Here are a few of my latest creations (watch for many more to come!):
 Luscious bouquet of red roses and chocolate phalaenopsis orchids with gold feathers.
 Garden roses and peonies with white feathers.
Deep purple hydrangeas with phalaenopsis orchids.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Winter Weddings: Look 2 - Winter Romance

For the second look, I put together a more casual, romantic-vintage look.
Dress: JCrew. A pretty petticoat lace gown in cream with a faux fur wrap or silk bolero would look beautiful in the winter.
Bouquet: Bardin Palomo. A more casual arrangement of chocolata garden and lovely lydia roses, sweet peas, hypercium berries, tied with a pink velvet ribbon. (photo from
Cake: Ron Ben-Israel. A gorgeous icy turquoise cake goes perfectly with large burgundy and deep magenta sugar peonies. The cake is a dark chocolate with dulce de leche and raspberry buttercream. (photo from
Earrings: JCrew. Finish off the look by adding vintage looking jewelry like these pearl glass earrings.

Winter Weddings: Look I - Winter Glamour

I decided to have some fun with winter weddings and post two looks, featuring the work of talented floral designer from NYC, Bardin Palomo.
Dress: Monique Lhuillier. Duchess Satin gown with matching lace trimmed overcoat.
Bouquet: Bardin Palomo. Gorgeous winter white bouquet featuring peonies, French lilac and stephanotis, studded with crystals (photo from Marc Jacobs. Gilda fur & sequin bag. (photo from
Shoes: Christian Louboutin. "Maralena" mesh crystal peep-toe pumps with crystal covered stiletto heel. (photo from

Monique Lhuillier Spring 2011

I know it's been a long time since i've last blogged- thank you for your patience everyone! Here are a few of my favourite picks from Monique Lhuillier's Spring 2011 collection. I love the combination of her signature soft, feminine details with the more sleek and modern silhouettes. Enjoy!

Photos from Monique