Florals for My Irish Table book release party!

Our friends at Restaurant Eve achieved another milestone this week with the release of their debut cookbook, My Irish Table – written by owner and head Chef Cathal Armstrong. Much more than just a collection of recipes, this beautiful memoir contains colorful tales of Armstrong’s journey from his Irish upbringing and love of food early on – to his rise to become a leading chef in the sustainable food movement and owner of 7 food and drink establishments in the Washington DC Area. You can read more about the book and where to purchase here. We especially loved this review in the Examiner too!

We were thrilled to provide florals in Eve’s signature rich orange and verdant green for their New York book editors luncheon, hosted by Chef Armstrong in the tasting room at Restaurant Eve. Congrats to Chef and the entire Eat Good Food Group!

 

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Mod florals for Mad Men

Who doesn’t love a theme night? Especially one as swanky and sexy as a Mad Men cocktail party. We can’t think of anything more glam than an evening of fizzy cocktails in delicate stemmed glassware and petite treats served up on an elegant mirrored trays. So when one of our favorite clients brought us in to complete the scene, we dove right into the retro theme and designed florals in sophisticated whites, cremes, and greys displayed in textured vases of varying metallic tones. We like to think Don Draper would have felt right at home – and we know Betty would have looked fab in that green gown!

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Valentine’s Day Inspirations

Valentine’s Day is here! We’ve prepared a collection of some of our favorite looks to send to your love or pick up in the shop. Of course you aren’t limited to these ideas – we’d love to hear more about your sweetheart and suggest something to fit their personal style!

18 Roses $225

Tall & lush, this is our favorite look for red roses. Available in a variety of containers, starting at 12 Roses.

As shown with 18 roses…$235

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Gorgeous greens for the goddess in your life…$150

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Pinks & Reds make the perfect pair…$185

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For a glam girl…$225

Simple & Sweet $95

Sweet and Simple…$75

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Our most popular design for red roses, low and lush in a variety of vessels, clear and ceramic.

As shown with 24 roses…$285

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Feminity flourishes in shades of pink…$275

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Parrot tulips can’t be beat for something small and sweet…$95

*Available in a variety of colors

Romantic Pink $225

Wildly Romantic…$250

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Petite rose arrangement – ideal for a desk.

As shown with 7 “heart” garden roses…$85

Pink Orchid $150

Fuchsia Phaleonopsis Orchid in a silver pebble vessel…$125

*Also available in white, yellow, and smaller sizes.

 

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Zen with texture…because not everyone’s a red rose lover…$165

Jewel Tones $200

Jewel-toned florals sparkle as much as she does…$250

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Pretty in Pastels

We’ve mention Beth and Rob’s wedding on our blog before – but haven’t had the chance to share the gorgeous photos by Abby Jiu. So for a fun “throwback thursday”, check out some of our favorites from this lovely springtime affair!

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A new Bone Box!

While I understand this may seem an odd subject for a flower shop blog – our “Bone Box” is a staple of the Old Town community and has for years been THE go-to stop for furry friends eager to gobble down their daily treats.  It is as much a part of our identity as flowers at this point – keeping the box full of treats is almost as important as stocking our cooler with flowers!

When the current model needed to be replaced this summer, Natalie’s Dad (a master craftsman) happily stepped up to the plate.  The new construction features many exciting and creative updates – high-gloss bamboo flooring, a hinged ipe roof, copper nails and downspouts, and most dramatic – a solar panel on the back to provide ambient light for the late-night dog walkers.  We are all set for many more seasons of spoiling our canine customers!

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Sunflower Wedding at Eve

The Sunflower Room at Restaurant Eve in Old Town is THE place to hold a special event – like this “oh so appropriately” themed Sunflower Wedding. The Bride is a food and flower lover, who made sure that her special night had an abundance of both. While it was a challenge to construct the 20′ long centerpiece, the kind folks at Eve had the even greater task of where to place several courses of wine and delicious eats. True to form, they worked their magic and the Bride emailed us during the event to say how thrilled she was. A big thanks to our friends at Eve for collaborating to complete the Bride’s vision!

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Chevron & Citrus

Minimizing a color palette is a great way to make a statement on a table, especially when its a punch of yellow in an otherwise dark space. For this Bride’s rehearsal dinner, we incorporated yellow ranunculus, lemons, succulents, hydrangea, orchids, spray roses, and billy balls into lush arrangements in rented milk glass compotes from UltraPom – an awesome event rental company who also provided the chevron table runners.  Too fun!

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A Wedding of Our Own

Bringing a bride’s vision to life is always a welcome challenge – and when that bride is one of us, the pressure is really on!

For Natalie’s wedding at The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, her vision was to combine organic, textural, coastal elements with petal-rich florals in saturated tones of coral, tangerine, pink, and green.  For the Bridal bouquet, luscious Coral Charm peonies and ranunculus were the main focus, accompanied by sweet smelling gardenias (from her Mother’s bridal bouquet), ruffled gloriosa lilies, and striped phalaenopsis orchid blooms.  Thistle (a nod to the Groom’s Scottish heritage), maidenhair fern, and succulents provided a textured juxtaposition to the soft florals and complemented the aqua and verdigris elements of the wedding.  Delicate ribbons in lace and silk flowed from the bouquets, adding a dose of drama and femininity as they blew in the breeze. For the ceremony and reception, the coastal materials/spring florals fusion continued with the addition of manzanita branches, oyster shells, and giant fern fronds.

As we celebrated that evening, our exhaustion gave way to exuberance – the challenge was over and we had another happy “Enchanted” bride!

**Photos by the amazingly talented Melissa Barrick Photography

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Is Hydrangea synonymous with Summer?

Summer is the time of year when Old Town residents love to throw open their garden gates and host sweet little soirees.  Often we are asked to bring some of the abundance of the season to their indoor living spaces too – and what better floral to exemplify the bounty of summer than local hydrangea? Displayed in a variety of vessels that our customers own and provide for us to use, these blooms make us nostalgic for the natural shorelines of our childhood beaches and bring back fond memories of lazy afternoons in our Grandmother’s garden.

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Organic Evening at Eve

Here at the Enchanted Florist, we love all things green. So when we were asked to create a lush tablescape of organic and “green” elements for a client hosting a group of leaders in the field of renewable energy, biotechnology, and sustainable development, we were on it!! Even sweeter – the event took place in Restaurant Eve‘s intimate “Sunflower Room”, the perfect setting for this nature-inspired soiree. Using succulents, moss balls, ferns, river rocks, birch bark, dogwood branches, and more — we were able to create a setting that carried the gorgeous garden of Restaurant Eve indoors, and brought the client’s vision to life.

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Update: Received this lovely email from the client, which always makes what we do that much more fun!

Oh my, it was absolutely perfect!  Enchanting is apropos.  Only wish had taken a picture — got there later than planned, and whirlwind once stepped through threshold into room full of delights. 
Thanks, look forward to next event!
Best,
Corinne
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