Sunday, August 16, 2015

Locally Grown bouquets and centerpieces for Suzy and Joe's Misty Farms Ann Arbor wedding



Suzy and joe's wedding was the perfect opportunity to design with locally grown flowers from Detroit farms like Fresh Cut flower farm and Ann arbors Seeley farms.  These have got to be some of my all time favorite centerpieces and bouquets with lush textured foliages including home grown jasmine vine, wild blueberry, variegated pittospurmum, rosemary, explosion grass camellia, ferns, and olive branches,  The giant poppy pods gave each piece its focal point and the wild scabiosa and ranunculus prettied it all up.  sweet pea floral design ann arbor detroit black stone urn compote garden centerpiece jammable garden vase.
Suzy and joe's wedding was the perfect opportunity to design with locally grown flowers from Detroit farms like Fresh Cut flower farm and Ann arbors Seeley farms.  These have got to be some of my all time favorite centerpieces and bouquets with lush textured foliages including home grown jasmine vine, wild blueberry, variegated pittospurmum, rosemary, explosion grass camellia, ferns, and olive branches,  The giant poppy pods gave each piece its focal point and the wild scabiosa and ranunculus prettied it all up.
Suzy and joe's wedding was the perfect opportunity to design with locally grown flowers from Detroit farms like Fresh Cut flower farm and Ann arbors Seeley farms.  These have got to be some of my all time favorite centerpieces and bouquets with lush textured foliages including home grown jasmine vine, wild blueberry, variegated pittospurmum, rosemary, explosion grass camellia, ferns, and olive branches,  The giant poppy pods gave each piece its focal point and the wild scabiosa and ranunculus prettied it all up.  sweet pea floral design ann arbor detroit black stone urn compote garden centerpiece jammable garden vase.
Designed in black stone urn vases a contrast to the ivory blooms


Suzy and joe's wedding was the perfect opportunity to design with locally grown flowers from Detroit farms like Fresh Cut flower farm and Ann arbors Seeley farms.  These have got to be some of my all time favorite centerpieces and bouquets with lush textured foliages including home grown jasmine vine, wild blueberry, variegated pittospurmum, rosemary, explosion grass camellia, ferns, and olive branches,  The giant poppy pods gave each piece its focal point and the wild scabiosa and ranunculus prettied it all up.  sweet pea floral design ann arbor detroit black stone urn compote garden centerpiece jammable garden vase.Suzy and joe's wedding was the perfect opportunity to design with locally grown flowers from Detroit farms like Fresh Cut flower farm and Ann arbors Seeley farms.  These have got to be some of my all time favorite centerpieces and bouquets with lush textured foliages including home grown jasmine vine, wild blueberry, variegated pittospurmum, rosemary, explosion grass camellia, ferns, and olive branches,  The giant poppy pods gave each piece its focal point and the wild scabiosa and ranunculus prettied it all up.  sweet pea floral design ann arbor detroit black stone urn compote garden centerpiece jammable garden vase.

The Brides bouquet was an asymetrical wild organically textured wandering hand tied collection of ranunculus, jasmine, seeded eucalyptus, cotton, camellia, anemone, and alabaster garden roses. sweet pea floral design ann arbor detroit holly rutt misty farms fruitig farms

The Brides bouquet was an asymetrical wild organically textured wandering hand tied collection of ranunculus, jasmine, seeded eucalyptus, cotton, camellia, anemone, and alabaster garden roses.

Bridesmaids bouquets were woodsy wild collections of fern curls, clematis, poppy bods, sword fern, explosion grass, wild blueberries, ranunculus, dracaena, and geranium foliage.sweet pea floral design ann arbor detroit wedding flowers misty farms fruit farms rustic woodsy barn wedding

Bridesmaids bouquets were woodsy wild collections of fern curls, clematis, poppy bods, sword fern, explosion grass, wild blueberries, ranunculus, dracaena, and geranium foliage.


sweet pea floral design ann arbor detroit misty farms wedding fruit farms Cocktail tables featured gardenia floating in vintage crystal ice cream goblets.
Cocktail tables featured gardenia floating in vintage crystal ice cream goblets.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Fun Floral Alphabet Etsy Product Photo Shoot



Sometimes owning two businesses feels like having a split personality when someone asks "hows the business doing?" I don't know which they are asking about or which to report on.  Occasionally though the businesses intersect like this week when we designed these succulents and american grown floral letters for our newest etsy product photo shoot.

You know how when you are doing something you really enjoy time just flies by?  Thats me making these letter, taking and editing the photos I just LOVE this part of my job (the creative part) and sourcing all of the flowers from my mom's garden makes me feel extra folksy.

You can buy this super natural Tea Tree soap on my etsy shop here Flowers used to make the floral letter include rose buds, anemone buds, black eyed susan eyes, sedum, juniper, and rhododendron.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Woodland bouquets and floral headpieces designed at the Francoise Weeks Workshop



Had the pleasure of taking a Woodland Floral Design class from long time friend and floral genius Francoise Weeks this past fall here are some photos of our woodland designs captured by First Comes Love Photography.  If  you are looking for daily floral inspiration I highly recommend following Francoise on Instagram   and while you are at it follow me too!!

cascading plum mint forest blush and sage textured bridal bouquet by sweet pea floral design ann arbor wedding florist featuring succulents dahlia lace hydrangea wild asymmetrical textured bridal bouquet vines
This bouquet was made using a european bouquet holder and glue techniques that francoise taught all of us in class. includes hanging red amaranths, succulents, lacey leaf hydrangea, burgundy ball dahlia buplerum, wild harvested foliage and sweet pea tendrils
Designing these woodland headpieces was soooooo much fun (just so different) this one included tropical leaves, succulents, and herbs: mint and sage I cut the tips of the leaves off of the tropical foliage and used them to create the feathery front then used the remaining core to make the fan in back.. I was going for a golden spiral/nautilus type movement. 

Sweet Pea Floral Design Ann Arbor Wedding Florist green woodland headpiece botanical hat with succulents herbs and tropicals from franciose weeks workshop


Seriously the techniques that Franciose has developed and shares in her classes make your mind go in a million fun directions.  I highly recommend taking a class if she is ever in your area.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Set of 3 Natural Lip Balms handmade in Detroit Michigan




all natural handmade lip balm gift idea for her stocking stuffer custom lip balm holiday gift christmas gift winter gift chapstick almond raspberry vanilla photographed on a cobalt blue pottery soap dish made in Detroit Michigan support local shop local

The perfect handmade gift or stocking stuffer natural lip balms lovingly handmade in small batches in our Detroit Michigan studio.  These are perfect for winter and make great gifts for men women and kids like them too! They are Selling like hot cakes .........  
(hmmm hot cake lip balm maybe we should add that to the collection :)

Visit the Etsy Shop!!


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Featured in Modern Wedding Flowers



Sweet pea Floral design peony bouquet featured in modern wedding flowers magazine bridal bouquets ranunculus garden roses substitutes and alternatives to peonies english roses, full blooms styling and decor for weddings
Our Bouquet (number 1 above) was featured in Modern Wedding Flowers an Australian floral magazine.  I never managed to get my hands on a copy although it is sold at Barnes and Nobel they were sold out. Oh well a friend emailed this to me :)  The funny thing is there are no peonies in that bouquet... so I guess they are using it as an example of how Garden Roses make a nice substitute for peonies? "year round alternatives" 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A favorite from Summer 2014 Jana And Chris at Earhart Manor Ann Arbor



Coral peach and blush organic brides bouquet by Sweet Pea Floral Design Ann Arbor featuring romantic antike garden roses, juliet garden roses, coral charm peonies, ranunculus, viburnum parrot tulips and astlilbe
This bouquet was a favorite one of the first asymmetrical designs of the year and so full of petals including romantic antike garden roses, Juliet garden roses, coral, peach and blush ranunculus, viburnum, sweet peas, astilbe and parrot tulips!! Sigh. Photo by Kat Foley Photography 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Fall Flowers for Grosse Pointe Yacht Club Wedding



Bouquet by Sweet Pea Floral Design Detroit Ann Arbor A Fall bridal bouquet featuring garden roses including coral romantic antike dark pink baroness and ivory white david austin patience garden roses.  Ranunculus including peach pink coral red and white accented with scabies, plum ball dahlia and camellia foliage for Grosse Pointe Yacht Club wedding

Loved designing this fall bridal bouquet for Charlotte featuring a contrasting mix of plum ball dahlia, and Ivory garden roses including pops of coral and red backed by camellia foliage.

Bouquet by Sweet Pea Floral Design Detroit Ann Arbor A Fall bridal bouquet featuring garden roses including coral romantic antike dark pink baroness and ivory white david austin patience garden roses.  Ranunculus including peach pink coral red and white accented with scabies, plum ball dahlia and camellia foliage for Grosse Pointe Yacht Club wedding

Elevated Centerpiece by Sweet Pea Floral Design Grosse Pointe Ann Arbor featuring extra long white Hawaiian dendrobium orchids and curly willow in a 24" clear vase at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club

These elevated orchid centerpieces were a perfect fit in the ballroom at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club.

Guest table centerpiece by Sweet Pea Floral Design Detroit Grosse Pointe featuring romantic antike garden rose baroness garden rose red ball dahlia white narcissus plum and red ranunculus in a gold compote for Grosse Pointe Yacht Club fall wedding

Half the tables featured gold compote centerpieces piled with garden roses in a contrasting red, plum ivory and coral pallet.  Those Romantic Antike garden roses and Baroness GRs were SO perfect!!