En Masse Blog
The feeling of winter is pervasive as the nights stay frigid, ice coats sidewalks and gloves are a necessity. And then another day dawns and it suddenly is 60 degrees and that coat you’re wearing is too hot – nevermind the layering underneath and the added vest. Yikes. Is it winter or is it spring?
I gather paperwhites, tete tete daffodils, lilacs, allium, lycopodium, sea star fern, maidenhair, air plants, galex and flexi grass and head off to a corner of the studio to find my muse. And somewhere, there she is – underneath the required mechanics and fiddly details needed to make a coherent bouquet come together.
Yes, there is a touch of color in this bouquet but still it is mostly monochromatic. And mostly winter. And also spring.
>Coming up this July, Megan in a field of sunflowers. Green bouquets. This is a prototype. Green fuji mums, green hydrangea, yoko ono poms, jade trachellium, ginger leaf vase line.
Now I know I’ve said a million times that it would be so nice if we were just allowed to do what we do and it would be great if we could just take the budget and make the decisions about the flowers since we truly do know so much about what works and doesn’t work.
>Judy’s dress was a deep pewter and she wore fab heels to match. Both the ceremony and reception took place in the incredible ballroom at the George Washington Hotel, Winchester, VA.
She asked us for deep, warm-tone flowers with no pastels. We decided on a wonderful palette of florals including black magic roses, black beauty roses, el toro roses, red mikado spray roses, junglestar amaryllis, burgundy cymbidium, seeded eucalyptus, artemesia, agonis foliage, barker bush and cryptomeria japonica cristata. All centerpieces were presented in footed Reed & Barton crystal compotes set on mirrors with candles underneath.
>Her dress was unbelievable and we really worked together to make the bouquet worthy! Photography by Joelle Watt.
Also, I LOVE the dress in the second shot. TLC Bridal is the place to go in Frederick for a wedding gown.
>Andrea, another “Party Bride” at En Masse, brought her friends and family on Friday morning for a design session to make their own wedding flowers. Great job everyone and congratulations to the bride and groom!
>Under the tent overlooking the Inner Harbor at Baltimore. Tonight we’re thinking of Megan & Dan – Congratulations – we just know it’s a spectacular evening! You guys lucked out. Next stop Australia…
The bridal and attendant bouquets.
Centerpieces with red undertones in their slinky little vases in red sleeves. Had to get out the trusty sewing machine for the sleeves. Wow – I can still sew but keep it simple please.