Thursday, May 28, 2009

Why we LOVE what we do!


They say a picture says a thousand words and in this case I think it says everything!  So often as designers, we don't get the opportunity to see the faces of the ones we touch.  When Karen finished this bouquet, I knew it was only fitting that she be the one to present this unbelievable beauty to our bride Nina.  Of course, Erin, my assistant, and I were there to capture the moment..are you kidding me we wouldn't have missed it!!!!!

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Nina stared at the bouquet for a good minute before asking if Karen would help her with holding the bouquet - which was too cute!
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After our initial consultation and seeing pictures of Nina's dress it was obvious that no standard bouquet would do!  The waterfall bouquet was designed to work perfectly with the ornate details of her dress.  It is very important when selecting a bridal bouquet that it compliments the prettiest part of the dress.  Also adding embellishments like pearls, crystals and other non-floral elements can really accentuate the dress bringing the entire look together.   

This dramatic bouquet was a combination of Black Magic and Charlotte roses along with James Story orchids, red hanging Amaranthus,  Italian Ruskus and finished with stunning crystals and an amazing brooch.  The bouquet was designed in large bouquet holder.   The unused cut rose stems were used to wrap around the plastic handle giving the bouquet that European Hand-tied look.  This technique also makes the bouquet easier to carry because lord knows this beauty weighed a cool ton!  :)  I'm sure the maid of honor is still cursing us!  



5 comments:

Janet said...

That bouquet is absolutely gorgeous Karen!

Petals by Design said...

Me too!! I absolutely love that moment. That's the biggest payoff of all for me - the bride's reaction to her bouquet! Thanks for sharing.

nina22022 said...

OOOOHHHH my goodness! This was a moment! I absolutely ADORED my bridal bouquet! A huge thanks to Modern Day Floral, especially Jen, Karen, and Erin, for making my wedding a fantasy come true! You took my breath away! I love you girls! I will send you pictures as soon as I get them! Right now, I'm in Mexico on my honeymoon, but will be in touch! Thank you for everything!!!!! xo
Nina Schwarz (now Menardie)

Erin Marie said...

Nina!!! Loved working with you!!! I hope you and Nick are enjoying your honeymoon :) Your wedding was so beautiful... we all had perma-smiles on our faces!!! Stay in touch :)

Jennifer Ederer said...

Nina~you so deserved your dream wedding and we feel honored to have been a part of it. This special day was a long time in the making but so worth the wait. Thank you so much for entrusting us with such an important time in your life. Congratulations again and we look forward to the play by play when you get home. Have a fabulous honeymoon!

All my love,

Jenn