Monday, March 28, 2011

Random Photo Post #5

Today's photo is of the entry piece we designed for Marcy's 60th birthday party at Tangerine last October. As much as we enjoy grand affairs, sometimes it is just plain fun for us to design a few striking pieces for a more intimate evening. Thanks to Michael Persico for the always excellent photography.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Random Photo Post #4

Jonny and Melissa gave us complete control when creating the flowers for their wedding, and one of my favorite things to do is custom design unique bridal bouquets. I was so pleased with the way these bouquets worked with the beautiful A-Line dresses and the over-the-wrist style is something new for today's contemporary brides.

Random Photo Post #3

Today we are revisiting Jonny and Melissa's wedding at Ridley Creek State Park. I'm still in love with this arrangement that we made to fill the large fireplace opening in the reception hall.

Insights From The 2011 Philadelphia International Flower Show

This is an excerpt of a post from

"The arch, minimalist designs by Moda Botanica, so cherished by showgoers during the past three years, left me a bit cold. I confess that I do not like minimalism or archness, so perhaps I should “recuse” myself from reviewing this year’s strange exhibit. I think I understood the erotic, lozenge-shaped glass “spectacles” as well as voyeurism suggested. It felt a little like I was looking at a “cage” of the sort they used in early 20th century Paris bordellos. (Brassaiphotographed them.) But why “gild the rose”, so to speak? White roses mainly. “I got it, I got it”, I said to myself. But its edginess was spooky and disconcerting like the last scenes of the astronaut in ‘2011 A Space Odyssey’—all white and sterile. Perhaps that was the point—to deconstruct beauty. It was very compelling, but incomplete and unresolved. The designers designed a design, so to speak. To their credit, this is an element of French philosophy and aesthetics. And this one was certainly ambitious. I can’t wait to see what Moda Botanica does to Hawaii, next year’s extremely challenging show theme."

When it comes to our Flower Show displays we always want to have people think differently about flowers and design. This year was no exception. "Thought provoking" is aways a bigger compliment to us than "pretty."

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Random Photo Post #2

Another favorite photo, also from last May. This one is from Christina and Kevin's reception at the Keenan Mercedes dealership in Doylestown. Its hard to believe that there were brand new luxury vehicles filling this space just days before. Thanks to Michael Persico for the images

Random Photo Post #1

I love the simplicity of this image from Andrea and Francis' wedding from last May. Thanks to Jenny Ebert Photography for capturing the day.