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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!


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…

Girl, what you lookin’ for?

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

I subscribe to a blog written specifically for those who make their living doing art. The author is quite passionate in his belief that those of us in creative businesses clearly define our client: for whom, (and how) do we do our art?

I thought I’d offer some thoughts on the reverse of that question which is: how do you find the right florist for you/your wedding? While there are no hard and fast rules, here are some things to consider: (more…)

Weddings Unveiled

Posted on: April 17th, 2012 by admin

We are thrilled to be a part of this month’s issue of Weddings Unveiled, featuring our recent work on Bald Head Island. Surf, sand, golf carts….

Yellow with Envy

Posted on: March 7th, 2012 by admin No Comments

From Love and Lavender, details of Jessica and Andy’s wedding. It was a pleasure to provide our services.

Have Flowers Will Travel

Posted on: December 29th, 2011 by Beth No Comments

Thank you MPA Productions for sharing this video of the the Hanlon Wedding in Charlotte, NC.

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