Sunday, March 25, 2012

Shades of Coral

Wedding season is in full swing in Iowa and for As You Wish Floral.  Looking at the calendar last night I saw there  was just a short time before the wild ride of April, May and June takes off.  April holds weddings and proms.  May maintains that pace with weddings and graduations.  I have a graduation and open house of my own to plan for this may.  Our youngest son Brendon is graduating.  Such an exciting time for him.  And a time of many changes for us as we have had children at home for 32 years now.  But there are new things to try and more challenges to come.  I am ready for this new era.  Now back on track with June which is jam packed with weddings.  Amazing colors like hot pink, yellow and grey, blue, purple, green, the colors in peacock feathers are just a few of the hues we are working with this season.  And there is one color coming on strong, the color coral.

                         Some pictures of coral from the As You Wish photo archives



Saturday, March 24, 2012

Theres a New Babies Breath in Town

This morning I meet with a bride for her final consultation along with her mother and her mother-in-law.  We were going over the details and we were discussing the bridesmaids bouquets.  Each of the bouquets is made of Babies Breath.  Since this was the future mother-in-laws first time to hear the details she was some what surprised at the use of Babies Breath.  I fully understood.  I have a secret to share with you.  I never liked babies breath....ever, until recently.  Todays babies breath is not what she and I grew up with.  Not at all.  There are several new types of babies breath that are amazing.   A couple of my new favorites are Overtime and Millionstar.   The new varieties are full to overflowing with bright puffs of white. 

                                              Would you use babies breath in your wedding?


                                    Bouquets of Babies Breath have a Lacy and Delicate Look

                                                    Wonderful for Tall Centerpieces


Wreaths for Doors or Aisle Decor
                                                          Used in mass as a Single Flower
                                                            Submerged and Iluminated

Photo 1: Real Simple,  Photo 2: Pacific Weddings,  Photo 3: The Wedding Chicks  Photo 4: Wedding Chicks  Photo 5: Pico Soriano Designs  Photo 6: Wedding Bee