Thursday, October 8, 2009

Cascading Bouquets are coming back into style

I just love this bouquet. Bride's request in general way, Middle(wo)man: Me, I oversee the design as it should look. Executioner: Carlos Camara, a recent winner of Floral Design Competition in California.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Hot Lady Orbs on Crystal Candelabras

These pomanders were used here and moved to reception as centerpieces into 9" cylinders. See the sketch example from an earlier blog.

These hot pink / fuchsia color roses are called "Hot Lady." They are truly beautiful and the fragrance... is amazing.

The sketch below were aisle pomanders transported here as centerpieces but they weren't finished yet so I don't have pictures of them.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Elvis: Tribute to my Loving Cat

She was a loving companion for 18.5 years and she went to Cat Heaven on Monday September 28, 2009 at the ripe age of 19 years & 1 month, exact birth date unknown.

She came into my life because her 1st owner had too many DUI's & went to jail. I thought I would take care of her until she served her time in 6 months but Elvis won my heart in 2 weeks. In the beginning she was not a lap cat & kept her distance but soon we were inseparable. In her later years she slept on my chest.

How could I not love her! All these are recent digital camera pictures. I need to go find her baby pictures somewhere...

In the winter she grew heavier & thicker coat, signs of wild mix but she was gentle, loving, & playful.

She did not like my room mate's cat on her bed but she tolerated it... what a good kitty!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Aisle Pomanders to become Centerpieces

A quick sketch of aisle pomanders going to be reused as a part of component centerpieces next weekend.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Too Lazy

I am overwhelmed. I have tons of pictures I need to edit before I can blog and I have been too too lazy to do them....... but soon......... very soon........ but then again I am going to Alaska for 2 weeks next week. I am not sure if I can do it in Alaska?

Friday, June 12, 2009

Kim's Centerpiece Photos

A beautiful combination of colors & flowers. The stocks are so fragrant, too.

White & Purple Tulip Centerpiece

This centerpiece will have more flowers on top with stocks, dendrobiums, and lisianthus. We will be doing dendrobium strands for this wedding. Hopefully they won't strangle the bride on the Pacific bluff.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Starlet Bride: Kim

Kim, a Beautiful Bride!
Husband & Wife! Handsome couple.

Kim and her bride's maids.

Starlet Bride: Kim, photos sent by Kim

Kim is naturally so beautiful. She doesn't even need any make-up. Purple & Ivory is a great color combination.

The arch flowers match the drawing pretty closely... usually they go through so much changes that they look nothing like the preliminary drawings... but here just a bit.

Adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just wanna run to them & hug them like little teddy bears!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Starlet Bride: Jennifer. Photos sent by Jenn

Wow! Jenn is just so gorgeous! And her dress too, by Lazaro.

She is just so cute!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Strands are making a comeback

Black Magic Roses & Glass Bead strands from the tent type arch. Photo by Duke Photography Inc. of Los Angeles Ca.

Pinned & wired roses. Photo by Duke Photography, Inc.
Decorations & Flowers by Century City Flower Market.

Green Chrysanthemum strands from the arch.

Sahara rose strands,

Sahara rose strands, different view. Flowers by Century City Flower Market.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

To Tiara or Not to Tiara

I wanted sparklies and gems in my hair without wearing a princessy tiaras. So I purchased a strand of freshwater pearls and asked the hair dresser to pin them in the back of my bee hive. They matched well with my other inexpensive purchases. Photo by Jabez Photography.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Finally! Back on On-Line Again!

I felt like I was in the Medieval Ages without internet connection. But, now I am back & twice the fast, supposedly.

Twinkling Lilacs

They were so gorgeous out in the field, I couldn't resist. I went out there in the middle of the night with my shear and clip, clip, & clip... (see below, where they ended up)
Not bad for an old Canon G3 which is only 4 mp.

In my dorm room! Shame on me. Taking flowers that don't belong to me but I have never seen them in real growing trees in California! So while I was away in midwest... 

I hope no one recognizes the location?!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Cattleya Orchid

I bought this cattleya orchid when it was a 2 stick plant for $12. After 5 years of watering, feeding, caring, and talking to it, surprise! it blossomed this single beautiful fragrant pink flower. After the blossom died off, so did the plant. Where did I go wrong?!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

J S's Wedding at Greystone Mansion, Beverly Hills CA

Shimmering metallic grey ribbon tied handle accented with faux pearls. I love the shot... clear focus in the center and soft edges.

Unique bouquet by Gerry Toh, AIFD: Roses, Lisianthus, Calla Lilies, and  Hydrangeas 

One of the most beautiful brides... Jennifer, all smiles...

Strands of glass beads & large blossom Black Magic Roses glamorize the fountain at Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills, CA.

Great photos by Duke Photography Inc.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Large Peonies

After a heavy rain these peonies were bashful. The large peony blossoms were too heavy to stand straight. All the heads were hanging low. Still soooo beautiful!

Cindellela Slippers

My Cindellela slippers from David's Bridal. They were affordable and comfortable for the night. I no longer can wear them... my teething puppy chewed up the straps to the point where I can't even drag them around.

Photograph by John Ung at Jabez Photography

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Swarovski Crystals

Sparkling Crystals make beautiful addition to your bouquets, hair, arch, Chuppah, centerpieces, or at entrance for wow factor. Check these out on

Friday, April 10, 2009

Autumn Centerpiece

Close your eyes and visualize... in deep burgundy, brown faux Greek ceramic filled with warm autumn colors with droopy eucalyptus leaves. Romantic! 

Monday, April 6, 2009

Crystal Strands or Studs

Highlight your wedding bouquet with sparkling gems.

Make your wedding sparkle with a few strands or a lot, with inexpensive crystals!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Pink Peonies

Want Peonies for your wedding but cannot afford them? Consider just for your bouquet.  You can have your favorite flower in your wedding but it doesn't have to break your bank account.


So much confusion between Arbor & Pergola. I had a general idea but I was more confused every time I surf the web. With lots of reading, researching, talking to AIFD personnels, & this simple video from Fine Remodel helped so much! 

Video: Arbor vs. Pergola


Walk way under the shades.