Paige & Derek – Sea Isle Yacht Club

Paige had a beautiful garden vision for her day at the beach. We used hydrangea, roses, tea roses and lots of draping eucalyptus! The centerpieces were so fun to make, we had a variety of vases, footed bowls and tall fluted vases. The mixed designs really created a fun garden mix, accented with rustic wood slices. We love this design style that is simple, beautiful and timeless.

Photo credit – Brook Bakken Photography

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Meet Our Favorite Local Farmers

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Muth Farms

                We pride ourselves in buying as locally as we can, and having the freshest flowers possible for our customers.  Muth Farm is located in Williamstown, NJ and owned by two sisters Mary Ellen and Margaret.  They had a passion for flowers since a young age.  Their flowers are carefully tended, and organically grown using sustainable methods, without chemical fertilizers or pesticides.  They love growing rare variety of flowers, along with the classics.  They grow many flowers such as: Lisianthus, Dahlias, Sunflowers, Zinnias, and many more unique wild flowers.  Their love and care for their blooms, show on each and every flower they grow.  They also grow and sell fresh produce, which is available at their farm stand May  to October.

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Formisano Farms

  Most flowers come from all over the world. Israel, Thailand, Holland, and South America to name a few.  But what people don’t know is some are grown here, locally in New Jersey.  We pride ourselves in the fact we buy local when we can, especially from New Jersey farmers.  Formisano Farms is located in Buena, NJ, the heart of Atlantic County.  Farmisano Farms has been in the Farmisano family for four generations, since 1908.  They grow seasonal flowers like dahlias, and sunflowers, as well as unusual pods and foliages  that add that unique touch to our arrangements. They also grow and sell produce as well.  We see this farm staying around for more generations to come. Read more about the benefits of supporting local farms here!

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A Steampunk Wedding

A new trend for the quirky Bride, on the wedding scene, is Steampunk. Steampunk incorporates aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century style with industrial steam-power. It is more than just Industrial pipes and grandma’s lace doilies. The ideas of classic, Victorian style with dark silhouettes, long sleeves, lace, high collars and hats, but with a twist. Mixture of Science, fantasy, and vintage style can make for one gorgeous and fun event. The amazing thing about steam punk is you can take it as far as your imagination

Steampunk reinvents these elegant stylings and gives them a somewhat futuristic design by envisioning the technology of the time using steam power or mechanics. If you’re a fan of Tim Burton movies, Sherlock Holmes, or Alice in Wonderland, this theme may be for you. You can go as bright or as gothic as you like, further down the rabbit hole. Steampunk colors consist of antique gold, brass, coppers, black and white, with pops or red or dusty mauve..the choice is yours.

Steampunk style centerpieces can be made of many things you find at an antique store, such as clocks, lamps, globes and quirky pieces, such as hourglasses, keys, gears, medicine bottles and magnifying glasses. It might not be a soft and subtle look for a wedding, but it will definitely add a certain edge and get guest’s heads turning.

 

The use of your imagination, rock, gothic, Victorian, vintage and a mix of futuristic that is steam punk. If you believe this style maybe for you, start going to antique shops and yard sales and collecting odds and ends that inspire your vintage steam punk style!

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Dahlias, one of nature’s truly unique flowers.

Nicked named “Tubers”, they are the national flower to Mexico. These fabulous blooms originated in South America and Mexico, in their mountain regions. One of the more hardy flowers to grow, as long as they are protected from wind, making the mountain range perfect protection. Now, mostly grown in North America in the Pacific North West, by farmers, these beauties make one hardy crop. They grow in between mid-summer to first frost, and take about 8 weeks to grow once planted. They need full sunlight, at least 6-8 hours.

The Dahlias bloom in a variation of sizes, from a 10”-12” dinner plate to a small 2” Lolli pop size. Their wide range of colors include red, pink, white, orange, yellow, purple, and many more. Some of the species may have bi-colored stripes, while others may have a variation of color just on the tips of the petals. Contrary to popular belief, there are no black dahlias, they are actually a deep burgundy color.

Florist use dahlias for almost every kind of celebration, while they are in season. The flower meaning of Dahlias is it that they are a symbol of an everlasting union, which make them great choices for engagements, weddings, and anniversary.

Visit our website HERE for fresh seasonal arrangements available for delivery.

Or view our wedding flower portfolio to see our weddings featuring dahlias.

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Lisianthus is one of nature’s most delicate flowers.

Originating in North America, Lisianthus grows in riverbeds, in the desert and prairie. It gets the nickname of “Texas Blue Bell” and “Prairie Gentian” from growing, in the warmer regions, of Texas, Nebraska, Nevada and Colorado. This soft bloom can be grown in a container inside or in a flower bed. Growers report that seed-grown plants may take 22 to 24 weeks to develop. It is suggested to plant lisianthus seeds in a container then transfer it into your flower bed after this risk of frost is over. Lisianthus needs about 4-6 hours of direct sunlight, and lots of water, but avoid watering when the plant is dormant. Cut flowers of the lisianthus plant last up to two weeks in water .

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Zinnias – The true sign of late summer on the East Coast

Scientific name: Zinnia elegans

History: First discovered as a wildflower by Dr. Johann Gottfried Zinn, a German botanist, who took it back to Europe and started crossbreeding it with other zinnias, making hybrid variations, of the flower.

Meaning: the zinnia flower has several meanings including thoughts of friends, endurance, daily remembrance, goodness and lasting affection. Attracts Butterflies

Origin: strong, drought tolerant sun loving flower that is originally from southwestern United States, Mexico and Central America.

Season: In warmer areas with long growing seasons.

Growing: Zinnia flowers are one of the easiest plants grow, and bloom heavily. Zinnias are annuals, so they grow for one season and make great cutting flowers. They grow well in window boxes, and containers. Zinnias are grown from seed; they grow very quickly in the right conditions. Zinnias do not like to be transplanted.

Colors: many shades of red, orange, yellow, white, pinks, lilac and even lime green.

Variations: the zinnia flower can be as small as one inch across or as large as seven inches across.

Stop in for a bouquet of locally grown Zinnias, available now through October.

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Who doesn’t want a lemonade stand??!!

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This was a perfect refreshment for a summer wedding at Indian springs golf club in Marlton.

We set up our lemonade stand using our farmhouse rental table with vintage crates, ball jars and seasonal flowers with vines and citrus. The Café Ole dahlias were stunning!

We loved being a part of this sweet couple’s day!  Shifted focus did a great Job capturing the details and flowers.

Sammie & Kevin’s summer garden party wedding!

From the first time we met Sammie and Kevin, We knew that they were a true love story.  Sammie loves flowers, and Kevin loves Sammie.  She really wanted to create a lush and romantic garden party wedding. We used a variety of garden roses, tea roses, and hydrangea. The DuPont Country Club was a wonderful setting for her whimsical and lush garden celebration! A special thanks to Heather Curley of Twelve Stones Photography for sharing their photos with us!

 

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Sarah & Josh – The Inn At Barley Sheaf Farm

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The Inn At Barley Sheaf Farm is a very cute and comfortable bed and breakfast  located in Holicong, PA.  As you drive down a long dirt road, nestled among over 100 acres of preserved farmland and forests, the Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm is a true historic and hidden gem of  Bucks County. Sarah and Josh are a very sweet couple and we wish them lots of love and joy on the road to happily ever after.

Photographer – Emily Wren Photography

Florist – leigh Florist

Venue – The Inn At Barley Sheaf Farm

Caroline & Tom at Brandywine Manor House

We are so happy to have been a part of such a wonderful wedding! Brandywine Manor House is such a fantastic venue and we couldn’t of asked for a happier couple!  Best wishes to Caroline and Tom for a wonderful life together!
Thank you to Aaren Lee Photography for sharing these beautiful photographs with us!
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