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!
The previous model
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!
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!
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
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.
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.
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!
We love a Spring wedding at Belle Haven Country Club – especially one that involves the local star of the season, cherry blossom! This pretty-in-pink fete also featured peonies, ranunculus, garden roses, and hydrangea. The ladies of Kelley Cannon Events created so many other beautiful touches, we had to include a few of their fun ideas too! Enjoy!
A lovely keepsake – framed map of the Honeymoon destination for the guests to sign.
A congratulatory letter from the President and First Lady! Not everyone has one of these:)
From the pretty-in-pink plum trees to sunshiney daffodils and rose-colored hellebores, it seems that spring is starting to bloom again! Pretty soon wedding season will be in full effect, and what better way to ring it in than with a trip down memory lane to one of our favorites from last season. These peachy-perfect bouquets were created with extra love, as the Bride is a college friend of Natalie’s and she had the honor of being both Bridesmaid and florist! The David Austin “Juliet” garden rose made for a gorgeous focal point, and was accompanied by maidenhair fern, scabiosa pods, peach stock, white hydrangea, and peach hypericum. A lace flower from her mom’s wedding dress was a lovely finishing touch on her silk ribbon wrap.
Photo credit: Sandi Foraci Photography
Bridal Gown: Hitched Bridal Salon
Location: Omni Bedford Springs
Just a quick post to give you some visuals of what you could send to spice up your Valentine’s Day!