Just a quick post to wish you and yours a Happy New Year! We hope you had a great holiday season with those you loved. And may this year bring you good health, and a happy home filled with friends, family and of course flowers!
It’s time for another “Inspiration Bouquet.”
At a Fantasy in Flowers, we call this one, “The Nest.”
Floral Designer Amy Dwarika created this bouquet using soft pink spray roses, peaches and cream Asiatic Lilies, green tea hypericum, eggshell white Hydrangeas and peacock feathers, white washed curly willow and ivory silver dollar springs.
While the peacock feathers add a nice touch of color and whimsy they are also believed to symbolize the “all seeing” church in Christianity, along with the holiness and sanctity associated with it.
Amy was inspired to create the bouquet by the thought of home and unconditional love–thus the nest of flowers!
Light pink roses typically imply sweetness and elegance. This also contributes to the thought of sweet little birds or love birds.
Amy loved how birds each contribute a piece of themselves to the nest or home.This is symbolic of what a marriage is. Each person joins a piece of themselves to make a family unit.
This would be an ideal bouquet for a Spring or garden wedding.
Thank you to those who contributed to this shoot!
Models:Maria Idio, Alina Castillo, and Jayda Lynne
Hair: Alina Castillo
Makeup: Paulina Perez
Dress: Black Tie Formal on Beach Blvd.
Photographer: Christy Whitehead, www.christywhiteheadphotography.com
Jewelry: Local artist, Laura Staley, www.laurastaley.etsy.com
I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted, but I want to make it up to you with a new series we plan to do here at A Fantasy in Flowers–inspiration bouquets! I’m hoping that by creating bouquets that we love and think look beautiful you too will think outside the box and let us make bouquets that speak to your theme, colors and style for your big day.
Our floral artist Amy Dwarika created this stunning blue bouquet and calls it “A Day at the Beach.” She was inspired to create it after spending a day painting on Anastasia Island. She wanted to replicate the cascading waves of the ocean and the rich blues she saw.
And of course, no ocean inspired bouquet would be complete without seashells.
The blue Delphinium got its meaning from the Greek word meaning Dolphin. Delphinium symbolizes the essence and feeling of heavenly qualities. Considering this was inspired by the beach, it makes a perfect accent for weddings with a beachy theme.
If you notice, there are leafy looking cabbages in the bouquet, these are Kale. They come in both green or purple and is a fun accent to many bouquets.
While some brides prefer the simple standing posy bouquet with it’s simple round shape filled with flowers, the cascading bouquet style featured is ideal for brides who prefer something a little more dramatic or really want to show off their wedding day flowers.
Living in Florida, we provide flowers for weddings set on the beach as well as beach themed weddings. I’ve seen many wedding cakes that have chocolate seashells or little beach chairs, but the flowers are often forgotten as a way to also carry on that theme. Our floral artists can take that theme and your wedding flower choices and help you create your own custom bouquet.
If you’re in the area this month, pick up a copy of the San Marco Magazine, this bouquet is featured in our newest ad on page 20.
Here’s a couple of more photos featuring this bouquet. We’d like to thank several other wedding vendors for their help with this shoot. If you are getting married please contact them!:
Photography, Christy Whitehead Photography
Dress by, Park Avenue Bridal, in Mandarin
Makeup: Paulina Perez