Saturday, December 12, 2009

A Troon North wedding to remember!

Here is a gorgeous wedding we completed last week at Troon North Golf Club in Cave Creek, AZ. The bride chose black, ivory, and deep red as her color palette and then accented with silver. We used black magic roses, deep red carnations, burgundy ranunculus, and black Schwarz calla lilies for the wedding party bouquets & boutonnieres. Due to the Christmas holiday approaching, the bride also wanted to incorporate some holiday decor without it screaming... Merry Christmas!
We utilized some small clear & silver toned tree ornaments and lots of glittery silver sticks & sprays. The bride & her mother also decorated around the venue with extraordinary large silver packages wrapped in black & burgundy bows. We strung white lights & tulle netting on the large window panes for added ambiance, and lined the aisle with the largest deep red poinsettias available. It was spectacular! The perfect night was ended with a spectacular firework display in the sky! Congratulations Jamie & Jerrod.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Christmas Blooms


Many times brides who are wanting a wedding around the holidays are lucky to be able to utilize these blooming plants. Poinsettias are a seasonal flowering plant that come in a variety of colors, including pink & ivory. Same with Amaryllis, which come in pinks, reds, whites and variegated varieties. The Narcissus plant, otherwise known as paper whites, are also a beautiful flower to use for holiday time weddings. They however, only bloom in white. All of these flowers make a great accent on the aisle, the table pieces, and even serve a dual purpose as decor for the ceremony or reception and then become the favors for the guest to take home at the end of the night. Many of these plants come in 4" to 8" sizes, so there is a variety in not only color, but size & presentation.

{Narcissus/Paper whites}


Saturday, November 21, 2009

Hot pink & lime time!

Kelli & Jacob's wedding at the Ocotillo Golf Club in Gilbert, AZ was a bright and fun event. Kelli chose black & white as the background for dresses & linens. Ever After Florals accented with lime green flowers such as hydrangeas, roses, coffee bean, bells of Ireland and astro poms with a splash of hot pink mini gerbera daisies, matsumoto asters, roses, and gladioulus. We also threw a few fresh limes into the centerpieces for a fresh festive addition.
The colors matched the fun personality of the bride & groom. The groom & groomsman also had fun by incorporating hot pink & lime green shoelaces into their super comfy Nike wedding shoes. Special thanks to Laura Segall Photography for getting us these great photos in less than a week. We wish Kelli & Jacob a happily....Ever After!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Filler UP!

For this wedding, we used tons of fillers vs. expensive flowers to make up the bridesmaid bouquets. Heather, wax, misty, hypericum, and snowberry made excellent accents to all the flower arrangments. Full of texture & color, but not full on price. The Bride was very happy with the outcome and and we wish her a happily....Ever After!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Wedding at The Firesky Resort

Congratulations Wendi & Keith. Your wedding at The Firesky Resort in Scottsdale was amazing. I loved the colors you chose and the simple designs that made everything look so elegant. We wish you both a lifetime of happily....EVER AFTER!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Luck of the Irish

Ever After Florals was excited to be able to create a floral headpiece and matching bouquet for an Irish wedding at the Irish Cultural Center. It was our first headpiece designed with fresh flowers and we loved the outcome just as much as the bride. Bouquet and headpiece consisted of all green cymbidium orchids, purple seafoam statice, bells of Ireland, and bear grass.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Busy?? Hire a coordinator.

Are you busy with work, school and life and now have to start planning your wedding too?? Don't stress out, there are thousands of girls just like YOU! But only a few smart enough to hire a professional wedding coordinator. Seriously girls, try to work one of them into your budget. They can actually help save you time and money and practically pay for themselves if you have them help you with obtaining other vendors & your venue. You see, they are here to help. They are going to make YOU their #1 priority too, which is great at the time you most need it, your wedding day.

Valerie Bolitho of Blueprint Affairs can help you with a blueprint of your day and a blueprint of how you want your event to play out. She is available for brides who need help from the beginning of the planning process through the end of the day. OR for a bride who just needs help the day of the wedding.

Please think about your day and how much prettier you will look if you are not stressed out or worried about small details that you know need to get done. Valerie and her team at Blueprint Affairs will take care of everything. Their motto: "At Blueprint Affairs our mission is to create a memorable event that you will cherish forever. With attention to detail and never settling for anything short of your vision, Blueprint Affairs strives for excellence."

Did you know that one of the biggest regrets brides have were not hiring a coordinator? Don't let that be your regret too. Call Valerie Bolitho today at 623-215-8657 or find her at

Good luck ladies!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Feather Wedding Flowers

This bride wanted something a bit more unique.... Feathers! She loves the ostrich feathers and wanted to incorporate them into her bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages. What a beautiful way to add softness and movement to everything. The white calla lilies look splendid with the white ostrich feather accents. The black ostrich feathers made the magic roses & Swartz dark burgandy calla lilies look absoultely stunning! Throw in a couple of bouquet jewels and you've got something to talk about.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Bridal Pampering ALERT!

Most brides I know would LOVE to do a little pre-wedding pampering and preparation for the big wedding day. Why not take a day and spend it at M.B. York's Lip & Lash Lounge located in Fleur'T at Gainey Ranch Shops. They offer facials, microdermabrasions, wax & brow shapings, as well as eyelash extensions and celebrity make up applications. Since you are the star of the day, why not be treated like the celebrities are. M.B. York's experience as a make-up artist include the Golden Globes, Oscars, Emmy's MTV Awards, commercials, films, and magazine covers. Her claim to fame is her go-anywhere "survival of the prettiest" Beauty Ammo Kit for eyes, packaged in a Hollywood GLAM hat box, and eyes are de-aged in three simple steps: the COLLAGEN EYE MASK, LINE PUTTY, and CAMOUFLAGE EYE DISGUISE CONCEALER. The Beauty Ammo Kit makes you look up to 10 years younger instantly, and is being used on the sets of Desperate Housewives, Dancing with the Stars, American Idol, One Tree Hill, The Daily 10!, E! Live from the Red Carpet, the Oscars, and more.
I had the great pleasure to talk to Mary Beth York and she shared with me that many celebrities are also giving her prodcuts to their bridemaids as gifts for being in their weddings. Who wouldn't wanna be a bridesmaid if this was the case. Check out their website for some great beauty products and some great photos too! M.B. York's motto is "Survival of the Prettiest".