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I almost always say no to the bride that wants a hydrangea bridal, but in this case, with only a few pics after the ceremony and only 20 minutes in the ceremony I agreed.   
The disagreement with hydrangea in bouquets is that outside of water the flower tends to wilt quickly.  No bride wants a limp bouquet, and certainly no florist wants to be the one at fault.  
So, here's a little something different.  Blue, lavender and green hydrangea with accents of green dendrobium orchids.  It came out lovely.



New Baby??

One of our recent deliveries for a new baby, including our new and irresistible Deglingos.  Child safe and perfect for the new little one.  It's also a inexpensive add-on for only $15 a piece.



Cherry Republic

If you don't already know, I'm a Michigander and damn proud of it.  To bring a little of my history and personality into the store I have always carried Cherry Republic products.  Cherries are one of the many things Michigan is well know for, and for good reason.  The Republic home base is located in Glen Harbor just down the street from where my father summers.  I was recently up there for a short vacation and I couldn't help myself than stop by the store and look at what's new.  Good news for Peppertree clients... I now have two new Cherry Republic products.  Come by and see what's new.  Don't forget to ask for a sample!!  You'll fall in love, just like I did.


On a Budget?

These last couple years my clients have shown an increased need to stick to a strict budget.  Budgets have always been an important part of wedding planning, but recently they have become less flexible.  If you are working with a florist and can't figure out how much to spend, keep in mind that the national average is 7-10% of your total wedding budget.  This can be lower or higher depending on your priorities.  One way to make the most of your budget is to pick a few accents that you spend a higher percentage of your budget on.  One way to do this is to spend more on your bridal bouquet and less on your bridesmaids (like the pictures above).  This bridal is extravagant with fresh local dahlias, California roses and green cymbidium orchids, whereas the bridesmaids hold a budget-friendly bold bouquet of gerbera daisies. Adding one large statement piece in the reception can go a long way, or doing half the tables in a lush full centerpiece and the other half more simplified.

Hope this helps as you 2011 brides budgetize.  Until later-

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Not intuitively my style, but the bride wanted baby's breath and feathers and I said, "hey, no prob".
What do you think??

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AWESOME pics Jenny

What amazing pics from Jenny Grise of a wedding I did a couple months ago.  Check out the whole lot of them on her blog



Just peachy-

Shades of peach, apricot and salmon.  Love to play with tone on tone. Bridesmaids in the forefront, bridal in the back with touches of Cherry Brandy roses and green hypericum berry to set it apart.



Bridal by Katie- purple perfection!




Vanda orchids with local goodies...  

Local zinnia, scabiosa pods and godetia



Featured on Style Me Pretty

If you don't already follow Style Me Pretty, you should add it to your list.  A stream of constant inspiration and ideas that keeps me on the edge of trends day by day.  I'm thrilled to say that one of my weddings was featured yesterday!  Have a peek at the link to see what the excitement is all about.

What you don't see in the pictures is that the centerpieces were designed in antique green glass wine glasses - such a cool touch.

Photo by Our Labor of Love by Heidi 

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