Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Wedding Friends Lunch and The Fig Magazine

Jill Fanning and Lindsey Dukeman of the Hamilton Ballroom, Rene of Bellamanse, (me), Leslie Gilbert, Kris McElligott and Leslie's son Braden, Rosie of Rosie's Creative Cakes, and Jonnaysa of Planned Perfection; all in my dining room- notice the ugly wallpaper is gone!!
Leslie set up her camera to get this shot. Both she and Kris arrived with their cameras around their necks. I think they love what they do, don't you???

It is so nice to work with the best wedding vendors in our area, and we enjoyed spending time together today to 'talk shop' and plan a group trip to the Big Apple to attend the Wedding Salon
bridal show. Collin Cowie, Sylvia Weinstock, David Tutera are just a few big names that will be there with all their wonderful displays to inspire us! That's what we 'wedding people' do during the dreary winter months.....find fabulous wedding shows, expos and workshops to stay on top of all the new and inspiring things. Not a bad way to get thru the cold, boring winter months to prepare for the new wedding season... and best of all; we will all board the train and go together!

And............. here is the ad for the Best of Weddings bridal show that was just published in the FIG magazine. Kris McElligot of KMPhotography is the brilliant photographer that created the show's signature look with the hot pink and black feather bird-cage veil as the inspiration for these images. I had the privilege of designing a bouquet for it. Love, love, LOVE this shot!

Did you get your tickets yet?????

Sunday, February 15, 2009

A Winter Wedding at Reading Country Club

Reading Country Club looks like a castle, and is even a little Medieval in interior design. This week's wedding and reception was held there for Aviva and Dustin. That dear bride was calmly applying all the make-up for all eight of her bridesmaids when I arrived! She still wasn't dressed herself when we were finished almost 3 hrs. later, so I didn't get a to see her in her gorgeous dress, so I can't wait to see her pictures when they are posted on her photographer's website and blog. http://www.bjfphotography/. com

The bride's bouquet was made of red Intuition roses, Swartzwalder Mini-Callas and burgundy Mini Carnations. Little crystal drops were added to the Callas and Salal leaves.

8 Bridesmaids wore a deep burgundy color and carried bouquets of White Hydrangeas, white Majolika Roses, Cream Stock, and were accented with clusters of crystals.

Guest table centerpieces were the ever -versatile Pilsner vase with crushed ice and a Swartzwalder mini-Calla. We added white branches to the outside of the vases for a wintery look.

For the large, long Head bridal table for 18, we used our glass bead garland, White Birch Branches in pilsner vases and lots of votive candles with crushed ice, white submersible lights and our silver chargers. All 9 bouquets were placed in between the garland after the ceremony. We were finished before the staff arrived to set the tables, so I'm sure once it was fully dressed, it was beautiful. The White Birch branches are a popular dramatic stand-by for the wintery weddings.
So we're busy working on all the little (little?!?) projects for Jessie and Doug's upcoming June
wedding; as well as finishing up the last of the winter weddings, meeting with couples for their spring, summer and fall '09 weddings.... Plus we are planning our part of the exciting
'BEST OF WEDDINGS' Show in April , at the brand new, soon to open Lancaster Convention Center. Get your advance tickets now for a bag-ful of wonderful wedding surprises!
So much fun......good thing we LOVE what we do!!
Next wedding is in two weeks with the reception at the Lancaster Country Club-just across the street....how convenient!
Is it Spring yet????

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Wedding Wire Award

2009 Bride's Choice Awards presented by WeddingWire  Wedding Cakes, Wedding Venues, Wedding Photographers & More

WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, just announced that All Things Beautiful has won the 2009 Bride’s Choice Awards™!

In its inaugural year, the Bride’s Choice Awards recognizes and honors vendors from the WeddingWire Network that demonstrate excellent quality of service, responsiveness, professionalism, value of cost and flexibility. This year’s recipients represent the top three percent of WeddingWire’s vendor community, which includes over 100,000 wedding vendors from across the US. That means All Things Beautiful is one of the very best in wedding floral design.

Unlike other awards in which winners are selected by the company, the Bride’s Choice Awards are determined exclusively by recent newlyweds through surveys and reviews.

“We are excited to launch this annual award program to honor high-performing vendors based solely on the experiences of our WeddingWire community,” according to Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “This year’s recipients have set the bar high, exhibiting excellent service and expertise in the wedding industry.”

Kelly Steadman of All Things Beautiful would like to thank our past clients for speaking on our behalf and helping us win the 2009 Bride’s Choice Award!