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. http://www.dukeimages.com

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. http://www.davidsbridal.com

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 http://brilliant-wedding-jewerly.com

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 http://fineremodel.com


Walk way under the shades.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Westlake Village Inn Wedding

Flowers by Master Designer: Gerry Toh, AIFD and a team of award winning designers from Century City Flower Market. http://centurycityflowermarket.com
For more info: 310 277 6737 or 800 576 7372
Absolutely beautiful Bouquet of Peonies, Catleya orchids, Cymbidium orchids, and Sweet peas. Click on to view larger!

Westlake Village Inn: Dome Gazebo

Beautiful Dome Gazebo: Westlake Village Inn
Check out Leigh's pictures in her website & blog. Beautiful!!! http://www.leighmillerphotography.com