Forever Les Fleurs Custom Floral Crowns & Creations

If you have not had a chance to check out our Floral Crowns and Creations at ForeverLesFleurs, then you are in for a treat! Not only do we offer Ready-To-Ship Floral Crowns, we love to create Custom Floral Crowns fit for your special occasion. Continue reading

Hauber Wedding: Meredith + John

I had the pleasure of working on a beautiful wedding for a beautiful friend of mine. There was not a dry eye at the ceremony of Meredith + John, and this dreamy couple wed in the picturesque hills of Alpine, CA. Between the romantic floral arrangements and delicious Yours Truly Cupcakes, Meredith wore a Maggie Sottero gown reminiscent of a rose. I was so touched to witness two people so deeply in love cherishing every moment, and how the value of family was ever so present.

Meredith wished for a soft pink floral design for her bridal bouquet which consisted of Hydrangeas, Garden Roses, Cymbidium Orchids, and Dusty Miller. The Bridesmaids wore Navy to compliment John’s dress blues, and the subtle variation of the violet and navy hydrangeas in their bouquets brought out the color of their dresses. The romantic candelabra arrangements along with the white Manzanita Trees encrusted with Orchids & Crystals added an elegant touch. Guests were surrounded by candlelight, which set the mood after a gorgeous sunset in the hills.

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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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Ban.do for Brides & Gifts!

We were recently featured on Ban.do’s Blog as a Ban.do Bride!  The White Flurry Pouf was a perfect match to my Justin Alexander Gown, which had ostrich feathers sewn under the tufts of tulle.  The ostrich hair pouf was so magical and flowed with every move I made.

Ban.do has some of the most perfect accessories to help make your day magical as well!  Here are a few of my faves that make for perfect holiday gifts too.  They still offer an Ostrich pouf in this beautiful Blush as well as Mint, Hot Pink, and Charcoal.  Add this piece to your hair or go for something that sparkles like this Crystal Swirl Bobbi if you are going for a vintage look.  Whether your hair is in an up do or not, try a head wrap. The Double Trouble Head Wrap in Nude/Rose will definitely help you catch attention in this little number.

Holidays or not, these shoe clips would accent any solid colored shoe you wore for your wedding day or Christmas Party!  The hearts and bows are my favorite, and I love how they shimmer in Gold! This sequin Boom Boom Flower Comb comes in Gold, Rose Gold, Hot Pink, and Midnight. Whether you want a unique or fun holiday look, these shiny baubles from Ban.do will top off your look with perfection!

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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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