July 11, 2010
I honestly don’t know what is more exiting after picking up the recent issue of Central Florida Bride magazine? I guess it is a combination of having three featured weddings, three great couples, being featured with some of my favorite and definitely Central Florida’s best wedding professionals and now getting to share this excitement with you.
The first wedding is another wedding designed with Blush by Brandee Gaar
and captured by the talents of Studio 222 Photographer
What I loved about this wedding was that the bride allowed us to create about six different styled centerpieces for about 12 guest tables. Rather than spread the designs amongst our talented team, Janice Prewitt
took my vision for each style and created one of my all time favorite pink and white weddings even using baby’s breath here and there. All the little elements infused in this wedding created a sophisticated and chic southern wedding with elegance and style.
What is special about this wedding is that Donna Cooke from the Wyndham Orlando Resort
could have garnered the talents of anyone in Orlando, but her and daughter Marisa chose to work with me and Greenery Productions. It was such an honor to work this intimately with an industry professional.
Thanks to David Basher from A Magic Moment
for capturing such great images. Creating unique and eye catching designs with deep burgundy floral was left to us. In the article, the bride listed Greenery Productions as the most important vendor. “I met with my florist twice and went over species of flowers, colors, and vases, but left
the design to the professionals. I was ecstatic when I saw how beautiful and perfectly coordinated they were.” Thank you Marisa, we had a great time designing your wedding.
Lastly is the wedding of Janelle & Leon. Modest was Janelle, that I was the only one permitted to call her Dr. Haynes. I enjoyed every moment of planning with Janelle and her coordinator (of my favorites of course) Kerline of Joie De Vie Weddings & Events
. Janelle was such a delight a constant reminder why we do what we do. She allowed me and the Greenery Productions team to design a wedding that was modern, edgy, unique yet captured her and Leon’s personality. From the linens, to the chairs, cake, centerpieces and ceremony, she allowed me to bring all the elements together and truly valued our thoughts
and opinions. Other images can be seen in a post last year.
Perhaps some of my favorite planning discussions surrounded the cake with the floral, glass and acrylic riser designed by none other than the talents of Party Flavors
. Thank you so much Carrie Wildes Photography
for capturing such wonderfully detailed images and sharing them with all the vendors and that ultimately led to this wonderful article.
July 11, 2010
So how excited are we to be featured in The Knot Florida Fall/Winter 2010 Issue. The wedding took place in October 2009 at Cypress Grove Park. We had such a great time creating and designing the individual bouquets, gazebo and individual centerpieces. Thanks to Blush By Brandee Gaar for the opportunity to work on such a fun Fall inspired wedding. Be sure to visit The Knot to see our ad, other featured Greenery Production weddings and much for. The #1 source when planning your wedding. The images in this article were captured by one of my favorite photographic team Studio 222 Photography. In fact and I don’t know if it is driven by Brandee Garr but the last three weddings at Cypress Grove Park included this wonderful photographer duo. Be sure and click their link above to see more up close images.
August 2, 2009
Over the last 3 to 6 months I have been working with the Rosen Plaza to enhance their wedding packages and create a fresh image for weddings at the Rosen Plaza. It is a wonderful hotel and the staff including those I work with in particular Robin and Juan are very dedicated to each client’s needs and desires. The hotel has received Best of The Knot (as we have) year after year. Juan had approached me for assistance in creating centerpieces for the hotels wedding package. Not only are we now the exclusive wedding floral provider, but a friendship has ensued. Ironically through conversations, Juan and I have unknowingly crossed paths nearly 2o years ago. Below are some images of a recent wedding and several luncheons hosted by the Rosen Plaza
Kerline of Joie de Vie Weddings
asked to help create a vision for Showers of Happiness for an ABC
Luncheon. I worked with the in house rigging to hang parasols and to encase the guest in a cloud of fabric. The uplighting and cloud gobos brought the space alive. I also worked with Rashida of BBJ Linens
to find just the right linen for the tables. We used a reversible cloth called Spring Kyoto
which can be seen by clicking the link. Under the umbrellas placed atop the table was wheat grass waiting for just a hint of rain to keep it fresh and green. Thanks to Ed Medici
for providing these wonderful images.
The best part about our industry is that we get to enjoy the fruits of our labor with others we work with daily. From right to left is Juan and Robbin, both of the Rosen Plaza
, Jen from Rosen Shingle Creek
, Tamuel from Remembering When
, myself, Donna from the Wyndham I-Drive
, Rev Glynn Ferguson of Sensational Ceremonies
and the in house rigger.
The above images provided by Brewer Photography & Videography
are what you can expect from the Rosen Plaza
. A selection of fabric sytles, linens, centerpieces and uplighting. To further enhance your wedding vision let the team at Greenery Productions help inspire you.
Industry professionals (too many to name) were given a VIP luncheon to launch the new Rosen Plaza
There are so many wonderful industry professionals like those shown above that I have the honor of working with for corporate and social events. Amongst those are Tracy Marini with Eventfully Yours
and Brandee Gaar with Blush by Brandee Gaar
And the dynamic team that makes it happen for the Rosen Plaza
from left to right is Michael Cruz from BBJ Linen
, Robin and Juan from the Rosen Plaza
, Julie Brewer from Brewer Photography & Videography
An October 2008 wedding at the Rosen Plaza
. Discarding the ever present notion that a bride should carry an all white bouquet, this bride carried my favorite flower, the Schwarzwalder Mini Calla Lily while the girls carried a white mini calla lily bouquet. I like mono bouquets verses an overly mixed bouquet.
The fabric upgrade & chuppah is an option provided by the Rosen Plaza
. The upgrades as shown are the stage covering, white stairs, floral swags, aisle markers and aisle runner.
The ceiling treatment is also an option provided by the Rosen Plaza
This bride chose a combination of short and tall centerpieces. The short being hydrangea, roses and open cut mini calla lilies. The tall centerpieces standing over 3 feet included open cut calla lilies, curly willow branches, white dendrobium orchid sprays and natural greenery.
The cake was enhanced with a fresh floral topper of white mini calla lilies and white hydrangea.
Thanks to Tracy Marini of Eventfully Yours
for letting me help make this brides day extra special with floral and decor. And to Rootography
for the awesome images reflected above.
May 12, 2009
I had the pleasure of working with the Keogh’s for their May 01, 2009 wedding at Paradise Cove. The mother and daughter work at Disney and had already been to the design team at Disney. After several meetings with me and comparing our creative proposal with Disney’s I am pleased to tell you as evident below we were chosen to provide the floral. We put our spin on what their vision was to create the beautiful floral and decor as seen below. Soon I will replace these images with professional ones provided by Garrett Nudd who is an absolutely amazing photographer. As I hoped and recommended, the family hired Blush by Brandee Gaar. It is always great to work with Stephanie, she is so sweet.
The first centerpiece was also a 12″ square x 4″ tall vase is lined with turquoise and cobalt blue crushed glass. The base of this design was blue thistle surrounding hollow tubes that would have fresh cut phalaenopsis
orchids cascading over. Orange gerbera
daisies surrounded the tubes. Thanks to our designer Val for making sure every centerpiece was mechanically sound and each flower placed just so.
The second was a 12″ square x 4″ tall vase is lined with turquoise and cobalt blue crushed glass. Layers of floral included hydrangea and thistle are the spring board for orange gerbera
The bride carried a bouquet of orange dahlias, blue thistle, cobalt hydrangea and Asclepia Tuberosa
.. The leaves where to be hosta
, but the hydrangea leaves had such great texture and deep lines it was a shame not to use them.
The female attendants carried a bouquet of light blue hydrangea, orange mokara
orchids, blue thistle, Asclepia Tuberosa
Orange Silk Weed and coxcomb.
The flower girl carried a moss covered ball with blue thistle and Volkenfrieden
Delphinium. The male attendants wore a boutonniere with blue thistle and orange coxcomb.
May 10, 2009
Kristen McDonald from Blush by Brandee Gaar introduced me to Tracy Jenkins. One of my six weddings for the May 2nd weekend. Tracy had one goal for her wedding, to create a Southern wedding that was so individual and elegant that Southern Weddings Magazine would pick up her wedding for publishing. Good Luck Tracy, I hope our designs will assist you in making your dream wedding more dreamy. When I first sat down with Tracy I had no idea what was in store. I thought maybe you’ll have to drag me by a leash (as evident above). Just kidding, couldn’t pass up a pink collar and leash photo op. We often create one or two designs for a wedding. We often use client’s containers to create these designs in. Well a mix of her containers, her accessories, our containers and at least 20 individual designs made for a wedding that surely can’t be passed up by Southern Weddings Magazine. Janice (one of our fabulous designers at GP) and I worked together in creating the designs you see below. Thanks Janice for a remarkable interpretation of a southern wedding.
The bride carried a pink peony and champagne colored rose bouquet with rhinestone handle embellishments. There is nothing more southern than ivory hydrangea which is what the female attendants carried.
Tracy made her own runners, provided the votive holders, chargers and crystal chandelier atop the thick cut cylinder vase.
Our signature 28″ palace vase with antique green hydrangea, deep pink spray roses and white dendrobium
orchid sprays arranged atop a crystal chandelier.
The beautiful Cypress Grove Park was the ideal backdrop for the wedding reception.
I don’t often use carnations and baby’s breath, but when designed properly, the flowers take on a whole new light. Our aged gold candle sticks are complimented by a low centerpiece of roses and spray roses in multiple pink & ivory shades.
This is probably my favorite design with spray roses and baby’s breath designed atop our aged gold candles sticks. The table announcement was pictures of their black labs. The party favor was a suggestion to make a donation to your local Humane Society. The napkins were tied with gold tassels and accented with white ostrich plumes.
April 26, 2009
Lavender seems to be the popular color looking back on April. Although a slower month for weddings, we remain busy at Greenery Productions. A couple of weddings recently included lavender as the primary color. The first was at the Grand Bohemian with Tracy Marini of Eventfully Yours. The bride carried an all white bouquet of white mini calla lilies. The girls (sorry no image) carried a Picasso Mini Calla lily bouquet. They are white with purple throats, a very interesting flower. You can click on this link to see this wonderful flower.
The altar pieces are a little shorter than I like, however as a cost savings measure, we created them so they would be moved into the reception as centerpieces. Shown here on our signature 42″ palace vase with open cut calla lilies, lavender roses, hybrid white lilies, white dendrobium orchid sprays, curly willow and natural greenery. The still reached nearly six feet overall.
The short centerpiece designed in a hour glass style vase with white hydrangea, lavender roses, lavender tulips and large open cut calla lilies.
And a nice close up of the tall centerpieces.
The second wedding was at Leu Gardens with Brandee Gaar of Blush
. It was such a beautiful day, a little windy but that was nice to keep the temperature in check. Paige and her mom are such wonderful people, such a nice family. Paige carried an all eggplant colored mini calla lily bouquet, one of my favorite flowers.
The female attendants carried a bouquet of white hydrangea and wonderful bi-colored lavender rose called Stranger
. Click on the link for a close up. The flower girls carried a bouquet of lavender / powder blue hydrangea.
A combination of short and tall centerpieces dressed the purple bengaline covered tables. A short 8″ square leaf lined vase included an arrangement of white hydrangea, Stranger Roses, lavender dendrobium orchids and loops of lily grass. The tall centerpieces were a simple arrangement of 5 – 6′ curly willow branches with glass hanging votives hung from the branches with white dendrobium orchid blossoms arranged about the rim of the vase.