Yes, spring is officially here and along with it, comes all the pollen in the air and the abundance of 'yellow or green' dust coverings on everything exposed to the outdoor elements. Cars, sidewalks, decks, etc. are covered with pollen given off by the beautiful little buds of the Pine Tree shown above. Out of all the pollens, this is one of the strongest, mainly because you can see it....everywhere.
It's all a part of nature folks! The dormant winter leaves slowly and brings with it the awakening and new birth of life that can be seen through nature around us.
Bradford Pear Trees are one of next to bloom especially in the south. The beautifully shaped trees are adorned by delicate white flowers that gives everyone the hint that spring has really arrived.
Across the northeast, we'll soon to seeing streets lined with the gorgeous cherry blossoms, a favorite photo opportunity for all that visit our nation's capital in the springtime. Cherry blossoms are probably one of our favorites as they are used widely in weddings and christenings in the spring.
And who could resist the gorgeous and colorful forsythia blooms? So short lived and such vibrant colors.
I know some of us must face the allergy season with signs of runny and stuffed noses, itchy eyes and tickling throats. All the blooms will soon be gone and replaced by lush green leaves and we'll soon be sweltering in blazing hot temperatures. So let's try to let Claritin or Zyrtec do it's job so we can enjoy this bountiful color while we can. It's Mother Natures gift to us and it only comes once a year.
Happy Spring Everyone!
What a lovely surprise it was to find this featured Keepsakes Events wedding online last week by Borrowed & Blue Blog.
On June 16, 2012 we had the opportunity to work with the wonderful gals at Red Letter Events on Meg & Ike's Lagare Waring House Wedding.
The photographer, Riverland Studios captured some special highlights of the day as seen in the blog. Check out the rest of the BLOG and enjoy.
So much fun, vibrant colors and a great team to wor
According to "How Stuff Works" TLC's online reference column, the latest and hottest 10 wedding floral trends this year ranges from feathers and furs to fruity arrangements and bejeweled accents.
We love TLC for 'getting it right' because everything in this article is 'spot on'.
Check out their link for the TOP 10 Wedding Floral Trends of the year.
Citrus is hot for summer weddings!
Enjoy the interplay of flowers and fruits in an eye-catching centerpiece.
One of our favorite bloggers is Carol Caggiano .
Keepsakes florist only orders the finest materials and products for our events and deliveries. Oasis is one of the world's biggest suppliers of floral supplies. Just a tiny sample are the items below. We particularly love the latest trends in colored wire and flat wires. Combined with color coordinated mesh, beading and foliage and you've got a winner each and every time.
Loving these bouquet delivery boxes. Available in a variety of colors.
Outdoor weddings are some of the most beautiful of all. However, as a planner, there is a lot more work than traditional indoor weddings. Things to think about and which are covered in our courses are:
* Weather elements before, during setup and the event itself
* Rain backup
* Precautions and Emergencies
Making your wedding a reflection of your personal and individual tastes is important.
Things have changed quite a bit from the traditional weddings of years ago. Nowadays, it is customary and perfectly acceptable to incorporate something more than the 'something old, something new' into your wedding day. Brides are choosing to use Grandma's doilies, candelabras, photo frames, pillows and much more.
When you are planning your wedding, think about the things you love. Asking family members to be involved by donating items dear to them for your wedding day is also another way of bringing smiles to the faces of those who love you the most.
So don't be shy and use your imagination. You'll be happy you did with the forever memories you'll create to look back on.