I remember when I first met with Lauren’s mother I instantly knew how much I would enjoy working with this wonderful couple. Last year I had the pleasure of working on wedding florals for Natalie , Tim’s sister I was so happy to be included in this wedding and design yet again for such kind and friendly people! I was truly in love with this bouquet created with mostly babies breath, white garden roses and oh so many rare little elements found through out the nursery including a white thistle I grew in the garden this year but not to forget the blush pink ballon flower tucked in to this chic mix of loveliness! Lauren had lost her father recently and wanted to remember him on this special day so we wrapped her stems in some material from his shirt and lace from her mothers bridal gown. This wedding will never leave my memory and I am so glad that Abby Grace captured this wedding amazingly please visit her blog to see more. http://www.abbygraceblog.com/2013/07/18/tim-lauren-wedding-trump-national/
No garden is complete without virginia natives, which have arrived at the nursery. Upon popular demand, we have ordered in a large selection of native perennials. These duel purpose perennials will add long lasting color and attract beautiful butterflies to your garden. We can help you select the appropriate natives for the conditions of your garden or assist in designing a new bed on your property so you can enjoy the benefits of these wonderful Virginia native plants. The nursery is looking fantastic and we have been blessed with wonderful weather this season. See you soon!
Yasmeen and Jason shared a beautiful wedding celebration in the backyard of their family home in McLean, Virginia. With incredible details carefully planned by Vicki Grafton of My Simple Details, this wedding was one to be truly admired. I loved the choice of colors in this wedding! We used vibrant tropical colors and flower selections along with local in-season flowers like zinnia and dahlia. We incorporated succulents grown in our greenhouse which made the designs oh-so-yummy! I hope you enjoy this highlight film by East West Productions, they did an amazing job capturing this beautiful couple on their wedding day! Enjoy the beauty and have an amazing day!
Vicki Grafton ~ My simple Details
Peace~Petals and Planting
Thank you for this wonderful feature today and thank you too everyone who made it possible!
Photographer | Kate Triano, Location | Oatlands Plantation, Gown | Claire Pettibone, Hair & Makeup | Le Mariee, Florals | Morgan Walker of Petals and Hedges, Set Designer/stylist | Kim Wensel of Waverly Road, Invitations | Nadia of SayHello
By now in late January I typically have the winter blues. Although winter is at times a wonderland of snow, it is often muddy, windy and you do more inside then out. To remind yourself about how wonderful the soil feels under your fingers, I would suggest gardening indoors. It definitely helps with the winter funk. Bring in fresh flowers from your local florists as much as possible to brighten things up in your home. Here are a few ideas that are fun and are sure to bring a smile to your face as well as your guests.
If you have a table and you don’t mind getting it dirty then by all means, put that thing in front of a sunny window. If you don’t go to your local antique store and pick one up! Grab some funky cool containers too!
Okay….. I love this photo and yes it is possible to get a trailing plant to grow like that on your wall as long as you have good light and you take good care of your house plants. Plant suggestions for indoors that will do this; Algerian ivy, (pictured above) passion vine, jasmine vine or pothos. Add fishing line or string to help it along!
I really love this idea, so different and original! Will it last? Not long with those bulbs!! I would choose things like succulents, african violets or topiaries. You will have to make sure you have a liner in the drawers, aluminum or plastic. Such a cute idea!
A little modern and a little rustic!! The topiaries are great indoor treasures but require more care. Be sure to not over water, a very common mistake when caring for indoor plants. Let them dry to the touch before watering and make sure your water is not getting trapped in the container and rotting from the bottom up.
Terrariums are great because you can pretty much make them with any glass container you have, vases, bowls, pitchers, lanterns candy dishes, light bulbs, wine bottles … the list goes on! They make a great craft project for your kids! I would use plants like, babies tears, fern, african violet, kennel worth ivy or rainbow moss. This picture makes me think this would be a great way to start tree seedlings, especially avocado!
Of course we all want this, but if you are not blessed with your own solarium, work with what ya got… its worth it!
If you don’t have shelf space then hang it!
Bathrooms with the right light can be the absolute best place for indoors! Look how fresh it looks!
I hope this inspires you to start gardening … spring is around the corner, in the mean time do it inside!
Peace ~ Petals & Planting
Thank You Loudoun Magazine for letting us create the bouquet for your cover and for the wonderful feature about Petals and Hedges!
Model ~ Katie Barchas
Photography ~ Genevieve Leiper
Venue ~ Whitehall Manor
Greetings Gardeners and Flower Friends~
We are very busy booking for our 2013 wedding and event season and it is starting out extremely well. We are very excited to be designing so many gorgeous floral designs for many upcoming Loudoun County weddings. We have received images from many of the weddings we helped make beautiful in 2012 and I wanted to share with you a flashback into the beauty of last year’s weddings. We hope you enjoy looking as much as we enjoyed creating~
Natalie and Chris married at Bluemont Vineyard. Their wedding was photographed by Julie Renee. I love the colors and details of this wedding. Super cute and truly stunning!! Petals & Hedges also provided event design and props for this “chic meets country” wedding!
Venn Workshop photo shoot, amazing photography Jodi Miller Photography. Petals and Hedges created the florals with the theme Urban Romance, photo shoot details were planned and brought together by Karson Butler Events.
Yasmeen and Jason’s wedding was full of Moroccan gorgeousness and vibrance! We used loads of zinnia and succulents to create bold, bright and beautiful displays of color and texture. Vicki Grafton of My Simple details at it again designing show stopping events! Of course we loved this wedding!!
Rita’s bouquet was designed with orchids, succulents, cockscomb and dahlia, to name a few. Her wedding at 2941 Restaurant was fun and modern. Rita, (the sister of another Petals and Hedges bride) was fun to work with and we enjoyed every detail. Hope to have more pics to share soon!
Mia oh my!! Mia’s wedding was our most colorful wedding of the year. It was held at The DAR building in the heart of Washington DC. We worked with garden roses, passion vine, fever few, matasomoto aster, pincushion and solidago to create a fresh, bold look. This wedding, designed by Vicki Grafton was a blast! Complete with a doughnut truck and purple up lighting! Photographed By Lisa Bogs.
Cathleen and Ross as featured on Style me Pretty!! What a joy to have designed for this wedding! Just breathtaking!
Photos By Vicki Grafton Photography!
Emily and Jake where married at Murray Hill in Leesburg, Virginia. They were great to work with, and they even grew the herbs that are seen in her bouquets and centerpieces. I loved the exquisite details of this wedding! Fever few, juniper, white button mums, allium, dill, rosemary and sage! I love these combinations, fresh out of a herb bed into a bouquet! These wonderful images where provided by Jessie Mary Photography.
Oh, Oh, Oh, Megan and Dan! Another fantastic Bluemont Vineyard wedding! This autumn wedding was photographed by Joyeuse Photography and is soon to be featured on Want That Wedding UK! Stay tuned!! Need i say anything else, it was simply amazing!
Althea’s wedding was super special to me because we went to high school together! It was held at Merriweather Manor in Leesburg, Virginia. The succulents combined with the yellow and silver just made it as stunning and sharp as it could be! Congratulations Althea!!
We enjoyed every one of these weddings, each one had individual style and beauty! I will share part two of our 2012 retrospective with you in a few days — please come back soon!
Peace ~ Petals & Planting
Greetings flower friends ~
I am so fortunate to be able to create such pretty things every day!! I recently was looking back at images of weddings of which we were a part of and I wanted to share with you a peek at our “Mossy-Woodsy” wedding styled by My Simple Details. These wonderful images you see below were shot by Julie Renee Photography.
I loved the bouquets because they are full of truly unique texture. By using succulents, moss, seeded euc, viburnum berry, uhlea fern, scented geranium leaves and freesia we created textured yet elegant bouquets for this lovely wedding at Airlie Center. The table arrangement design utilized barn wood boxes and we added moss for even more of a woodsy touch. I really love the rich blue hues in these arrangements.
The ceremony pieces were designed with manzanita branches, moss and crystals on a white wooden pedestal. This is just a sneak peak at this wedding and there are so many more details I can’t wait to share with you! Stay tuned for additional images from this and other recent celebrations very soon.
Peace, Petals and Planting~
Greetings flower friends ~
The arrangement pictured has to be one of my favorite things to design, a compote. Its basic design starts with a low footed container known as a compote. The addition of floral and plant material creates a low, flowing, elegant piece. Our compote design featured below includes florals chosen from my own garden and nursery. I picked colors and textured foliage that speak to the cooler nights of early summer, soft, elegant with a bold stroke. This design is a perfect addition to your summer buffet.
This past February I joined the Chapel Designers, ( led by Holly Chapple ) on a trip to New York City, we shared stories, attended conferences with amazing designers and took classes at the Flower School of New York. I am honored to be a part of this group of designers. One of the techniques we studied was the compote design a class led by Ariella Chezar. This class made a major impression on me. I love the Compote!! One of the designers from our group Isha Foss of Isha Foss Events decided weeks ago we should all make a compote and share it on our individual blogs. Posting our designs on the very same day. I hope you enjoy the post “The Compote”
The blog links below feature amazing compote designs from each designer.
Isha Foss Events http://www.ishafoss.com/2012/05/floral-compotes.html
Alluring Blooms http://alluringblooms.com/ode-compote/.html
Floral Verde LLC http://floralverde.com/blog/?p=800
Flirty Fleurs http://www.flirtyfleurs.com/?p=9609
Celebration Florals http://bit.ly/K4Dkcz
Holly Heider Chapple Flowers LTD http://thefullbouquetblog.com/?p=20905
Exquisite Designs http://www.exqdesigns.com/blog/?p=1900
Loda Floral Design http://lodadesigns.blogspot.com/2012/05/floral-compote-design.html
True Florette Floral Design http://trueflorette.com/succulents/the-compote
Courtenay Lambert Florals http://tinyurl.com/d4vugg8
Modern Day Floral http://moderndayfloral.com/blog/?p=4036
Grapevine Floral http://grapevineinbloom.com/?p=228
Petals and Promises http://www.facebook.com/pages/Petals-and-Promises-llc/108746239185151
Sweet Pea Floral Design http://sweetpeafloraldesign.blogspot.com/2012/05/amazing-compote-gandy-dancer-rehearsal.html
Posh Floral Designs http://www.poshfloral.com/blog/compote-design/
Martha Stewart Post – http://thebridesguide.marthastewartweddings.com/2012/05/crazy-for-compotes.html
Peace, Petals and Planting ~