Saturday, November 29, 2008

Pre-Show special

I will be a vendor at the AZ Bridal Fashion Debut at the Phoenix Convention Center on Saturday & Sunday, January 10th & 11th, 2009. At the show I will have some package deals as well as a pre-book special for all my brides. I will offer this special to anyone who attends the show. However, I will be offering a pre "Show Special" early to all who read this.

Book your wedding with me by December 13th and you will receive the following:
Free throw bouquet
Free groom boutonniere
$50 off delivery & set up fee
15% discount off grand total

Hurry and call me today before your wedding date is no longer available. 480-234-3935
This PREBOOK special expires Dec. 13th, 2008

Friday, November 28, 2008


Turkey Cobb Sandwich
Put your Thanksgiving leftovers to good use with this delicious recipe for a turkey Cobb sandwich from the November 2008 issue of Martha Stewart Living.

Makes 1.
3 slices applewood-smoked bacon
1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) unsalted butter, softened, plus more for roll or bun
1 brioche roll or hamburger bun, split
1/4 ripe avocado
1 teaspoon crumbled blue cheese, such as Roquefort
2 thin slices tomato
1 medium egg
4 thin slices cooked turkey

Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain, and wipe skillet clean.
Butter cut sides of roll or bun. Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Place roll or bun, buttered side down, in skillet, and cook until golden brown, 1 to 3 minutes.
Mash avocado and blue cheese in a small bowl. Spread mixture on bottom half of roll or bun. Top with tomato and bacon.
Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add egg, and cook, until white is set, about 1 1/2 minutes. Gently flip egg, and cook until yolk is runny in center but slightly set around edge, about 30 seconds. Remove from pan. Add turkey to pan, and heat through.
Place turkey and egg on top of tomato. Top with remaining half of roll or bun, and serve immediately. Yum!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Truly Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving! Today I will not be in charge of the turkey, the green bean casserole, or the pies. Today I am in charge of the table centerpiece. I am inspired by the above photo of a swag style piece. It includes green orchids, orange gerbera daisies, a variety of berries and an even wider variety of greens. The candleholders are cored out apples with a tea light placed in the center, as well as some mixed nuts sprinkled around like petals. What a glorious centerpiece that will be beautiful on the table or your buffet line. Today I am thankful for the beauty that will be on our table and sitting around it too.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Super CALA fragile LILY expialidocious

I LOVE this bouquet. Simple, elegant, timeless, happy, romantic, affordable, lovely, gorgeous, classic, white and my favorite flowers to work with. I love to make this size for the bridesmaids, a slightly larger one for the bride, and of course make the boutonnieres all calla lilies with a single loop of lily grass to accent and match the bouquets. If you like this too, call me and I'll make one for ya!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Downtown Wedding

Thinking of a place to have your wedding that is urban, upscale, and modern? Try going downtown. Here are some ideas for your downtown affair.

This beautiful ceremony was held at the Japanese Friendship Gardens, located at 1125 N. 3rd Ave. in downtown Phoenix, AZ. The aisles were tied off by copper organza sheers, and we added bunches of curly willow with a single Casablanca lily bloom every other row. The ceremony was surrounded by sereen and tranquil gardens, Koi ponds, and Japanese statues. The beauty in the park was more than we could have added ourselves, so we kept things very simple here.

The reception was held at Stoudemires Restaurant, located in downtown Phoenix, at 3 South 2nd St. The tops of these gorgeous centerpieces contain all white hydrangeas, roses, stocks, and alstomerias. Copper ribbon accent was adorned to lip of vases to add a touch of color. The base of the 24" tall cylinder vases, encased horsetail stems, curly lucky bamboo rods, and crystal clear glass cubes nestled at the bottom. We transformed this local sportsbar into a wedding venue with modern upscale class, making it feel more like a swanky New York loft.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

FALLing in love...

Fall is here girls, and bouquets like the ones above are perfect to bring in the fall colors. With flowers such as calla lilies, circus multicolored orange roses, classy red roses, safari sunsets, Gerbera daisies, and a hint of lily grass for some foliage; your wedding flowers are sure to look great and last throughout the day. The bride was very happy with the outcome and I was thrilled with how brightly these particular flowers photographed. These were all handtied bouquets with the stems wrapped in the same midnight blue color ribbon as the BM dresses. The center bouquet is the maid of honor's, which I made slightly larger and then added a few crystals to it. Click photo for larger image