Action figure centerpiece

action figure centerpieces

I think it definitely takes a certain kind of person to get this, but hey, if we can spray paint toy animals as placecards, why not action figures as centerpieces??

[images from ArtNau]

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Guest post: Bouquet inspiration from The Bride’s Cafe

bride holding pink peony bouquet

If you dont know Janie from The Bride’s Cafe, you’re really missing out!  She’s truly one of the sweetest ladies I know in the blogger world!

Hi, it’s Janie from The Bride’s Cafe and JMFlora Design…and I’m so excited to stop by Brooklyn Bride today and share a little floral inspiration with you guys…thanks so much Vané !!  So, guys, what’s your “Bouquet Style”…….I know you all love flowers, so don’t be shy!  Are you more of a “Monochromatic Bouquet” bride or are you loving the “Mixed Floral Bouquets”….personally, I’m loving them both…I can’t help it!

To help you decide, I’m sharing a few of my favorite bouquets in both styles….having a monochromatic bouquet is a great way to bring a “pop” of color into your wedding and it’s also brings simplicity…if you’re thinking of going this way, try using blooms such as peonies, tulips, and ranunculus…these beautiful blooms come in a variety of gorgeous bold colors and they are sure to make a statement on your wedding day!

pink and yellow monochromatic bouquets

left: Pink peonies   right: Salmon color ranunculus + lambs ear!

orange and yellow monochromatic bouquets

left: Orange bouquet of ranunculus and tulips!   right: Yellow bouquet of ranunculus + lambs ear!

If you are more of the “Mixed Floral Bouquet” kind of bride, then choose some of your favorite flowers in your favorite color palette and go for it….it’s your wedding day and what ever you choose….make it your own…xoxo

above: Dahlias, dusty miller, seeded eucalyptus and astible!

fall bouquets

left: Dahlias, viburnum (blueberry), helleborus and iron cross clover! right: Cafe au leit dahlias, burgundy dahlias,dusty miller, white astilbe, orange ranunculus, hot pink ranunculus, anemones!

spring inspired bouquet

left: Ranunculus, sweet peas, tulips, scabiosa, queen anne’s lace, maiden hair fern, seeded eucalyptus and jasmine vine! right: Peonies mixed with tulips…ranunculus…dusty miller…maiden hair fern!

Capturing all the prettiness is my friend and AMAZING photographer, Amelia Johnson!

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Top 10: Colorful bouquets

 1. Sugar Magnolias via Amelia Johnson via  The Brides Cafe | 2. Jose Villa via OnceWed | 3. Hothouse design Studio via Jamie Clayton via Ruffled | 4. The Bloom Room via Red White & Green Photography via Ruffled | 5. Flourish Floral Design Studio via Julie Roberts Photo via EAD | 6. Butterfly bouquet via MSW | 7. Poppies & Posies via Jen Huang | 8. Sharla Flock via Docuvitae via OnceWed | 9. Lauryl Lane via Sara Hasstedt via Grey Likes Weddings | 10. Jodi Miller via Merriment Events

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The New Modern: Spring Green

Happy Spring Brooklyn Bride! I can’t believe we are on our 12th tablescape.  This table really sums up all we’ve tried to accomplish with this series. Which is to present a fresh modern perspective on floral design that is approachable and easy to create. When discussing the series with Adrienne and Tory, we kept returning to the word “happy’ as in our desire to create classic designs that make you smile. And there is certainly no happier a flower than the daffodil. They just embody cheerfulness to me. A ceramic blue and white planter from Pearl River (or any home goods store) holds a mass of fringed and double white tulips, green parrot tulips and hellebore. I made some little yellow daffodil “topiaries” using a bit floral foam covered with moss and place them in small Chinese bowls. A grass green runner and cute checked salad plates finish it off. Adrienne worked closely with designer Hermias Wishes who designed the perfect accompanying paper goods. I love the table’s crisp breezy feel -perfect for April. I hope you enjoy it.

I know I can speak for Adrienne and Tory when I say THANK YOU Brooklyn Bride for this amazing experience. The chance to be able to share with you my ideas has been a real treat.  – Denise


Concept and Floral Design: Denise Fasanello Floral Design
Coordination and Planning: Bespoke Affairs
Photography: Tory Williams
Paper Goods: Hermias Wishes

Denise Fasanello & Tory Williams are members of Brooklyn Brides preferred vendor listings

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