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Guest Post – Bohemian Inspiration

Posted on: June 23rd, 2014 by admin No Comments

Here’s a Style Me Pretty guest post by Dawn Strong featuring floral design by Studio Flora Diva.

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See all of the images at Style Me Pretty

Whenever a boho inspiration shoot comes my way, I completely change plans for my own wedding. I thought I wanted a Jane Austen garden style soiree, but maybe, just maybe, I need to boho it up a bit.  I’m thinking gorgeous farm tables, perfectly imperfect florals and “edgy” stylings that basically need no description.  In other words?  I need this wedding.  See every last ounce of inspiration captured by Michelle Lyerly right here.

From Michelle Lyerly… We wanted to have a romantic, yet edgy balance. The colors were cream, greens, lavender and blush with brown medicine bottles and touches of gold. We incorporated geodes and a guitar to give the shoot that authentic bohemian vibe. There was a beautiful horse on the property that the model immediately took to and we got some beautiful shots of them right before the shoot ended. Hair and makeup was kept soft and easy with floral crowns and wisps tied in. The main model wore Sarah Seven Amour gown with cap sleeves. The blonde is wearing a Sarah Seven Gwen gown. The blush is a combination of a Watters Ahsan skirt and Carina corset. The invitation suite has leather hand lined envelopes.

Photography: Michelle Lyerly | Floral Design: Studio Flora Diva | Cake: Tiffany’s Baking Co. | Invitations: A Fine Line Studio | Hair: Liz Tipsward Of Lola Salon And Gallery | Bridal Gowns: Sarah Seven | Crystals And Mineral Specimens:Enter The Earth | Dresses And Accessories: Wildflower Bridal | Fine Jewelry: Wick And Greene Jewelers | Makeup: Daisy Chavers Of Lola Salon And Gallery | Ranch: Pisgah View Ranch | Rentals: East West Vintage Rentals

A GATSBY AFFAIR AT STUDIOWED ASHEVILLE

Posted on: February 20th, 2014 by Beth No Comments

Gatsby inspired floral design
StudioWed Asheville and Weddings Unveiled hosted a Gatsby style soiree at the Doubletree by Hilton Asheville Biltmore this past August. Studio Flora Diva designed the flowers and decor for the party. See all of the images here!

Kristy and Tim and a Lavender Surprise

Posted on: October 2nd, 2013 by Beth No Comments

Here’s a little romantic story about Kristy and Tim’s recent wedding at Bear Lake. Kristy loves lavender and Tim has said that no matter where he is, when he smells the scent of lavender he immediately thinks of her. So Kristy decided to surprise Tim, and have fresh Lavender featured in the arbor and decor at the ceremony, with the request that the fragrance of lavender perfume the air. All of this was kept secret, as a surprise for Tim until he arrived at the ceremony site on their wedding day.

Kristy and Tim also love coffee, so fresh coffee beans were featured in the centerpieces.  The cocktail table arrangements were created in small French Press pots, with fresh beans scattered on the table.

For more photos please visit Kristy and Tim’s page on the Cunningham Photo Artists web site.

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Martha Stewart Weddings feature Studio Flora Diva

Posted on: May 1st, 2013 by Beth No Comments

I was delighted to take part Kendra and Jeff’s wedding which is now being featured by Martha Stewart Weddings. The couple wed in Highlands, NC and the bouquet Kendra is holding in the image below was created with mix of mixed roses, ranunculus, and peonies accented with ferns and vines. See more on the Martha Stewart Weddings site.

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Are You a Trend Follower or Trend Setter?

Posted on: March 22nd, 2013 by admin No Comments

So, you’re looking for ideas for wedding flowers, and have been browsing all the popular pinning, blog, and wedding photo sites. The vintage look is what you see, specifically canning jars. Painted jars, clear jars, blue jars, jars with twine, pearls, lace, candles and wildflowers. What if, just what if, you’d like to take a step in a different direction, and dare to be a trend SETTER, rather than a trend FOLLOWER? Take heart! This article came my way, and I thought perhaps it might inspire you!

Happy Spring!

Beth

Vintage Is Out, A Golden Touch Is In For 2013 Wedding Trends
Expert wedding planner Mark Kingsdorf has released his wedding trends for 2013, and no mason jars appear on his list. In fact, he specifically points out that vintage-themed weddings, in general, are falling out of favor with current brides-to-be. No worries whether Mark’s forecasting can be trusted, either. Mark is one of only 65 Master Bridal Consultants in the world–a rare certification bestowed by the Association of Bridal Consultants. Plus, his credentials prove his expertise. So what does Mark forecast as the top trends for this year? Here’s a summary of his top ten predictions:

A Return to Elegance. This year will bring back plated dinners, soft, romantic décor in white, cream, taupe and blush and an overall elegant, sophisticated ambiance.

Gold is HOT! Expect gold enhancements on gowns, accessories and décor: linens, chargers, floral risers and bouquets.

Take a Seat. Lounge furniture for cocktail receptions is on the rise. High-top cocktail tables are disappearing, and comfy ottomans, love seats with pillows and occasional tables are taking their place.

Patterns. Anticipate big, bold patterns. Chevrons, circles and Focal Points 22 stripes are all the rage.

Lace. Lace has never gone out of style. But soft touches of lace are now being seen in linen overlays, as details on cakes and in bouquets.

Simplicity. Simple, elegant décor is making a comeback, and “styled” accents are fading. We’re seeing fewer vintage suitcases, typewriters and card catalogues.

Have a Mint. Mint green, pale turquoise, sea foam green and pale tones of emerald in bridesmaid’s dresses, linens, accents and cakes will be widely seen.

A Little Birdie Told Me. Love birds seem to be popping up all over on invitations and cake toppers and in arrangements.

The ’20s Are Roaring. A combination of the trends mentioned—a return to elegance, soft romantic colors, art-deco patterns and gold—all combine to create a 1920’s feel. Pair them with classic cocktails, canapés and an elegant seated dinner paired with wine and a big band sound, and the theme truly comes to life.

Go Local. More couples are choosing venues that offer menus with fresh local, seasonal ingredients, locally brewed beers and spirits, and are using local, seasonal plants and flowers and local vendors to fulfill their needs.

Originally posted on www.flowerchat.com

Angie and Tim

Posted on: January 2nd, 2013 by admin No Comments

An extraordinary video from Heart Stone Films 

featuring some of our recent work. Congratulations Angie and Tim.

 

A Love Note from StudioWed

Posted on: July 10th, 2012 by admin No Comments

From Nicole at StudioWed:

“For many brides flowers are one of the most important aspects of their wedding, besides their groom-to-be of course! Beth Hohensee of Studio Flora Diva truly creates magic with flowers for weddings and events all over the country.”

Read the entire post on StudioWed’s Blog!

From our Friends at Realities Photography

Posted on: June 15th, 2012 by admin No Comments

We were recently fortunate enough to work alongside Realities Photography and Verge Events at the beautiful Graylyn Inn in Winston Salem, NC. View more photos on the Realities Photography Blog. Thanks Jill and Nicole, it’s always a pleasure.

The Beauty of Flowers

Posted on: May 9th, 2012 by admin No Comments

I just wanted to share this amazing time lapse video. I love all of the unfurling, the splendid release. This is why flowers are my life’s passion.

From the Jet Fete Blog

Posted on: May 9th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Bridal Bar’s Jet Fete Blog tells the story of a wedding that took place at the Biltmore Estate with makeup by E. Scott Thompson, photography by Two Ring Studios, and floral design by yours truly. Read the entire post on the Jet Fete Blog…

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