Contemporary Fall Wedding at Herrington on the Bay

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Contemporary Fall Wedding at Herrington on the Bay

This was one of my favorite weddings of 2012 as my lovely Bride, Alexis, wanted a contemporary fall wedding theme and not the traditional rustic fall colors.  While fall is my all-time favorite season, and the one I chose to get married in, I liked the challenge Alexis gave me to merge fall with modern […]

Purple Spring Wedding at Woodlawn Manor

Posted by on Jul 7, 2012 in Uncategorized | 3,643 Comments
Purple Spring Wedding at Woodlawn Manor

This was my first time designing a wedding at Woodlawn Manor and I have to say that I love the mix of historical elements in the architecture of the buildings and the tranquil gardens that surround them.  The theme of purple also created a very welcoming and calming ambiance.  This was an April Sunday wedding at 11 am and […]

2012 Brides on the Bus at Brookside Gardens

Posted by on May 28, 2012 in Uncategorized | 2,651 Comments
2012 Brides on the Bus at Brookside Gardens

I was fortunate enough to be invited to be one of the floral designers at the 2012 Brides on the Bus for the Montgomery County Parks.  If you didn’t have the opportunity to sign up for Brides on the Bus I definitely encourage you to next year.  It is an affordable and fun way to see […]

My Homage to the National Cherry Blossom Festival

Posted by on Apr 25, 2012 in Uncategorized | 2,114 Comments
My Homage to the National Cherry Blossom Festival

While this is over a month behind, I still wanted to share the bouquet I made the week the cherry blossoms were in full bloom in the Washington, DC area. After playing outside under the tree with my 2-year-old son, the last week in March, I felt inspired to make a hand-tied bouquet using the daffodils from my garden and […]

Floral round-up for Week of April 16, 2012

Posted by on Apr 23, 2012 in Uncategorized | 2,156 Comments

It was a crazy busy week for Petals by the Shore!  I had my weekly salon arrangements, bridal consulations, prep for weddings and then a last minute memorial service at Brookside Gardens.  It had been almost 8 years since I had designed for a funeral.  I enjoyed designing for this memorial service because the client […]

Green & White Wedding at Meadowlark Atrium

Posted by on Apr 17, 2012 in Uncategorized | 2,242 Comments
Green & White Wedding at Meadowlark Atrium

Having a wedding close to St. Patrick’s Day can be tricky.  Either the bride’s go all-out Irish green & white or they try to go as far on the other spectrum as possible.  This bride, however, chose to go middle of the road but with non-traditional flowers, yet simple & classic with a tropical flare and […]

Easter Christening Flowers

Posted by on Apr 11, 2012 in Uncategorized | 3,993 Comments
Easter Christening Flowers

It’s not every day that you get to create flower arrangements for the most angelic of children.  The 1 year old daughter of one of my dearest friends was Christened over the Easter holiday.  Knowing how much my friend, and her daughter, loves flowers I couldn’t let this special day pass without creating beautiful floral […]

Vintage Romance Sweetheart Table

Posted by on Mar 18, 2012 in Uncategorized | 2,471 Comments

I was honored to be invited to create a display for the February 2012 Open House at Absolutely Perfect Catering and lucky enough to have Eric Stocklin capture the beauty of all the flowers with his amazing photography.  I was asked to design a sweetheart table centerpiece with a vintage romance theme.  I was so […]

Thanksgiving Tablescape Demo on WUSA 9 News

Posted by on Nov 26, 2011 in Uncategorized | 2,065 Comments

It’s not every day that you get to check something off your own personal bucket list!  Last Friday I checked off a long held dream from that list, I was on T.V. showcasing what I love to do best, design beautiful floral tablescapes!  What an experience it was - exhilarating, terrifying and all-around amazing.   The only […]

An Intimate Fall Wedding Affair in Plum

Posted by on Oct 8, 2011 in Uncategorized | 3,856 Comments

I think sometimes we get so caught up in the details of any special event that we forget that, in their truest form, they are a celebration with those we love and care about the most.  Sometimes we do not need all the pomp and circumstance to unite two people in love or celebrate a milestone.  Sometimes […]