Wedding Wednesday :: Compote Centerpieces

Wedding Wednesday :: Pink Flowers + Compotes

Wedding Wednesday :: Mellow Yellow

Amaryllis Eye-Candy

Keeping with our holiday spirit on Flirty Fleurs we are showcasing enchanting floral designs with Amaryllis.

red amaryllis and ilex berry centerpiece

Floral Designer Unknown

green amaryllis bridal bouquet

Floral Designer Unknown – Karen Wise Photography

contemporary white amaryllis centerpiece

Floral Designer Unknown

You may have noticed that we have a few designs shown and the designer is unknown, if you recognize any of these pieces please let us know who created them. Thanks!

Fleur Friday

burgundy flower centerpiece

Oh, the colors of this floral design, those peonies, that begonia leaf … LOVE!
Oak & The Owl – Southern California

A few interesting things I’ve come across while surfing the net this week:

Have you ever wondered how many flowers you need to cover a foam sphere or ball? Flowers & Geometry by Mayesh

30 Brilliant Networking Conversation Starters by The Daily Muse

Eye Candy by Oak & The Owl, Part Two

Yes, I’m back with even more event styling + floral inspiration from Nancy Teasley of Oak & The Owl. Dang, this girl knows how to design an event!
Nancy conceptualized this “Art Deco” Shoot for the Contax 645 Camera Group, and handmade many of the styling details. The richness and the warmth of the black and gold palette is quite inviting and timeless.

blush yellow and burgundy bridal bouquet

yellow burgundy and blush bridal bouquet

gold star mirror

burgundy boutonniere

burgundy boutonniere

flowery boutonnieres

modern black wedding reception

yellow and black flower centerpiece

chocolate and yellow centerpiece

bridal bouquet with bromeliad

dark and light flower centerpiece

edgy escort card display

glamour gold mirrors

glamour and gold wedding

modern wedding

Photographer: Josh Gruetzmacher & the Contax 645 Camera Group.

Eye Candy by Oak & The Owl

Ohhh, do I have lovely images to share with you today from Nancy of Oak & The Owl, a Southern California Floral & Event designer. Nancy designed this Art Nouveau event at a gorgeous private estate in Palo Alto, California. She selected to design with bright whites, creamy spring yellows and bright greens for a fresh and romantic springtime feel. I particularly enjoyed the flowers she designed with – dogwood and cherry blossom branches, daffodils, tulips, narcissus, cyclamen, fritillaria, gardenias, geranium foliages, Easter lilies, muscari and Queen Anne’s Lace.

Looking at these photographs gives me goosebumps, I hope you feel the same way!

white lily garland ceremony backdrop

yellow and white bridal bouquet

yellow and white bridal bouquet

cream flowers

white flower boutonniere

yellow and white arrangement with fritallaria

white and yellow spring flowers

flowers on chairs

all white wedding decorations

white flowers in a fountain

white flowers in a fountain

wedding sweetheart table

white sweetheart wedding reception

hanging flowers in a glass vase

white flowers hanging in a glass vase

white and green boutonnieres

white and yellow flower centerpiece

white and yellow flower centerpiece

white and green in a silver vase

green wedding reception

hanging lily garlands

flowers on a lighting fixture

white lily garland

white cherry blossoms

white flowering branches

Flower Focus :: Fritillaria

I have a flower crush and it’s on the Fritillaria. Such fascinating flowers, one that I never had the opportunity to see as a cut flower while living in Denver. Now that I’m back in Northern California I see this cool flower quite often!
What I want to know is if I can grow this flower in Zone 9 – so far I have not found a plant to place in the garden. The hunt continues…

As a cut flower it is quite fascinating, below the show & tell of Fritillaria varieties you’ll be treated to a selection of beautiful arrangements utilizing this beauty!

Check out these lovely Fritillarias:

Checkered Lily

Fritillaria Meleagris, aka Checkered Lily

Fritillaria Meleagris

Fritillaria Meleagris, aka Checkered Lily

Checkered Lily

Fritillaria Meleagris, aka Checkered Lily

two tone fritillaria

Fritillaria Michailovskyi

Checkered Lily

Fritillaria Meleagris

Orange Fritillaria

Fritillaria Imperialis Rubra Maxima

green fritillaria

Fritillaria Raddaeana

Persian Fritillaria

Fritillaria Persica

Orange Fritillaria

Fritillaria Imperialis Rubra Maxima

Orange Fritillaria

Fritillaria Imperialis Rubra Maxima

And now for the Eye Candy – check out how designers create arrangements with Fritillaria:

yellow and white flower arrangement

Designed by Oak & The Owl

purple fritillaria

Designed by Clare Day Flowers

peach and orange flower arrangement

Designed by Bows and Arrows

bouquet of purples and whites

Designed by Botanique

Passionflower and fritillaria

OHHH.. the Passionflowers in this design, fantastic! Designed by Art With Nature


From the Swedish Magazine Hus & Hem (House & Homes)

What do you think about Fritillaria?
Do you use it in your designs?