Monday, June 28, 2010

flower update


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oh! sugar moppet heads i have so much to show you!!
even though it's been so hot which i hate, i love summer flowers!
they are just too much i almost can't stand it! Look at this arrangement Amy made last week!

pretty pink summer

This last week of June has been a crazy one...we did 4 weddings again*...I did a little photo shoot with all the leftovers at the studio last night - i have a gorgeous peachy bouquet to tell you about but let me start with some of the hot colors we've been using the last two weeks...

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Friday we were at Frankies 457 for a little wedding...one of my favorite places to work...

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We were lucky this week to snag some of the last peonies of the season - these magenta ones are my favorite this year - I wish I knew the varietal name of them...do you?

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Astrantia finally looking really good - that's the little lacey white flower above...and one of my favorite trees: Nine Bark "Diablo" it has brownish red foliage with small pink flowers. We've been ordering a lot of material direct from California lately. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the Blushing Bride Protea's are really coming this week...you're going to love them.

*The four weddings in a weekend thing is over now. About 3 months ago we decided to only book one wedding per day. This wedding/events business has been a big wild learning experience for us. I have a hard time saying no to people. I also tend to enjoy inordinate amounts of stress and chaos. The four wedding day on June 12th was AMAZING. We pulled it off with such suave and attention to detail. I havn't mentioned much about it but it will go down as one of the best days in Saipua history. But one can only function at that level of intensity for so long before one starts noticing more and more grey hairs and strange numbing in the finger pads. So we're slowing it down a bit. Starting in August we're booked only one event per day. Which means that I might have a chance to photograph everything for once. Which is good news for you.


20 comments:

Urbanstems said...

Woooh 4 weddings in a day! Get you girls. WEll done. Lovely photos and the pinks are amazing..

Becca said...
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Letter Paper Flower said...

Some of the prettiest flowers (and photos!) I've seen. I love those magenta peonies too and we are so lucky to get them out here in CA at the flower market!!

mathyld / under the pyramids said...

I always always love your bouquets ...
And I blogged some of them :
http://underthepyramids.com/blog/2010/06/dream-catcher/

I think that the mercury glass vases enhances the colour of the floers perfectly.

Best from Paris,
x x x
___m___

Meg said...

WOW! I keep coming back to your blog, it makes me want to move to Brooklyn just for Saipua. You ladies do exquisite work!

Miz.November said...

Stunning. As always.
Good job on cutting back a bit. There is no better way to spoil the fun than to over-do it. Keep your sanity AND your love of flowers. If the people are smart they will just re-schedule their wedding!

Becca said...

I meant iron...I am a dope.

Fleur said...

Blushing bride protea is #3 on my top favorite flowers. The other two are mimosa and peonies. <3

Blue Silk Flower Arrangements said...

Well done. I love it and thanks for sharing it.

Hawkesbury flowers said...

It's a nice post. I had seen you other posts also. You have a great collection all the flowers are looking very pretty.
Thanks.........

Fleur said...

Oh, and aren't those peonies Big Ben?

Anonymous said...

One of those four weddings on June 12 was mine, and you did a phenomenal job. I just got some pictures- I'll email you. I have never, ever seen more beautiful flowers than what you did for my wedding. THANK YOU!! Elizabeth

Out of SPACE -- out of TIME said...

such vibrant a beautiful colors

small stump said...

woah. you guys must be exhausted! but everything looks amazing of course.

Fiore fresco said...

Beautiful as always (even in the midst of the storm), and cutting back DOES help! I've been doing just one a day this year and it's made it so that I actually enjoy my job again! Imagine that! Just saw your little delivery to Newell Turner in the newest House Beautiful yesterday--congrats!

Kelly Kaufman said...

They are called "felix supreme", they are my favorite too this year. They are so large and beautiful!!!

CRANK said...

stunning, love the colors and textures!

Treadgold said...

Oh my gosh just discovered your blog and absolutely love your floral arrangements. I have apssed the link on to a friend who is getting married here in Sydney next year..thanks so much

Silk Wedding Flowers Sydney said...

That was a lovely one.. Keep it up.

Wedding Flowers said...

Nice one.. Looking forward for more information.