Dia de los Muertos Soiree

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Our annual Halloween party this year was inspired by Day of the Dead! Instead of a spooky and haunted themed party, we hosted a Dia de los Muertos Soiree! While our Soiree was all in good fun, we were inspired … Continue reading

ForeverLesFleurs Now Open: Floral Crowns & Designs

Our Etsy Shop: ForeverLesFleurs is stocked with new Floral Crowns for any occassion. Whether you are looking for that accessory to tie your bridal look together, or looking for a whimsical touch for your maternity photos, we have just the floral crown for you! Continue reading

Illustrated Portraits by AlliRooDesigns

Happy Holidays from The Olivers! This incredibly adorable Illustrated Portrait was created by my sweet friend Allison Johnson, owner of AlliRooDesigns. Her Custom Family Portraits are designed with you in mind, even your furry friends! AlliRooDesigns captured my husband and I when I was around 15 weeks pregnant (hence the baby bump in the illustration hehe), and even our beloved Newfoundland Saylor and Gizmo, our Holland Lop Bunny!
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Perfect for personalized Greeting Cards, Announcements, Weddings, Showers, and gifts! Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and you could surprise your sweetie with an original artwork instead of a card to hang in your home year round.

How it Works:

After purchase of listing (on Etsy.com), send AlliRooDesigns your favorite family photos via email and she will create a unique, fun piece of art that will surely brighten up your home!

Your illustration will be delivered a JPEG printable file directly to your e-mail address within 3 days of purchase. The file can then be printed and framed, given as a gift, or displayed in your home.

The print will be sent formatted to fit in most standard size frames, but can be resized as needed to fit the frame of your choosing!

That’s it! This simple process is a priceless memory that you and yours will cherish for years to come. Contact AlliRooDesigns for your Illustrated Family Portrait today!
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Floral Designs to Die For

When it comes to budgeting floral arrangements for your wedding, you will be shocked.  Sticker shock that is. In my experience past, when you mention the word “wedding”, vendors double, even triple the cost of what any other event may cost. While floral arrangements are labor intensive, I could not believe what some vendors wanted to charge for flowers! Depending on where you live, the total cost of Weddings are averaging around $25-40+K, if not more.

Yes, this is a down payment on a house or the price of a new car, but this day will be one of the most memorable days of your and new spouse’s life. This is where emotions fly, especially if you and your fiance are footing the bill. The most important factor: Stay Calm. I cannot emphasize this enough. Even when things are not going your way, or a vendor falls through…stay calm. I cannot emphasize the importance of your sanity through this stressful, yet joyous time in your life. At the end of it all, your wedding day may have some oops and downs, but once you say “I do”, nothing else matters.

At Darcy Oliver Design, we work with budgets of all sizes, and we encourage stress-free creativity. Floral Arrangements are supposed to support your style and overall look of what you imagine. From simplistic to extravagant, there is no right or wrong way.  It’s all up to you. If you have no idea what you would prefer, we can help you make it work.  For you. For your Special Day.

Here are some unique and gorgeous Floral Designs that we at Darcy Oliver Design can help you achieve! Helping you think outside the box, and letting your true style shine is our prerogative.

Taken at Puakea Ranch by Photographer Brandon Chesbro, my friend Natalie Katzenbach Edwards wed her beau with whimsical flair. Her Floral Headpiece by Wild Halo in Nashville, TN. looked stunning, and her bouquet of King Protea complimented her breathtaking look.
protea, floral head piece-Darcy Oliver DesignWhile Peonies are hard to come by in August, their heavenly smell and grand blossom make for a beautiful and graceful bouquet. Luckily, I was able to find some of the last Peonies at the floral market to create this Ivory Peony, Pink Spray Rose, and Cymbidium Orchid Bouquet. Since Ostrich Feathers were the icing on the cake for this Marie Antoinette inspired wedding, I added just a few plumes so they would not over power the gorgeous blooms.
bouquet, peony, rose-Darcy Oliver DesignAs I mentioned before, thinking outside the box is what I enjoy most about Wedding Planning. Helping brides see their dreams come to life is what we strive for. While you may see all of your bridesmaids carrying a bouquet, have you considered another angle? This dreamy Bridesmaid Wreath via Ruffled Blog is carried by their side as they stroll on down the aisle. Perfect for an outdoor or woodsy wedding, this is a unique twist on the old bouquet.
wreath bouquet, bridesmaid-Darcy Oliver DesignA mixture of blooms may be what you are after, and a monochromatic look with a touch of soft greenery with the same color saturation will do the trick! This gorgeous bride and friend of mine, Meredith Thornton Hauber carried an assortment of Pink Hydrangeas, Pink Roses, Cymbidium Orchids, and Dusty Miller. Not only did this gorgeous couple make everyone cry during their ceremony, I could not have been happier to help them make their Wedding Day special! More on the happy couple’s wedding to be featured soon!
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Dripping With Decadence

From Park to Palace, there was a significant difference in wedding themes displayed at the Hyatt Rengency La Jolla Bridal Show this past weekend.  For the more glamorous bride, there were options that were dripping with diamonds or dripping with enchantment.

They brought on the glitz and glam with sequin tablecloths and hanging crystals in this wedding vignette.  A touch of vintage class was represented through the French inspired furniture and elegant place settings.  I love how all the floral arrangements went from White & Modern to soft and feminine throughout.
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For the soft romantic, these gorgeous pastel hues glow in the candlelight. This just-picked look from my English garden look goes hand in hand with an elegant place setting and extreme mood lighting.
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If you’d like to make your guests feel like they have entered an enchanted forest, this beautiful table arrangement with orchids to boot would make you a believer!
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This romantic and whimsical combination is the best of both worlds, will someone please pass the anise poke crudités?

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