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Event Showcase   |   7-1-15

Wonderful Waterfall

Last week we talked about our favorite hand tied, or round bouquets. This week, it's all about the cascade bridal bouquet. By definition a cascade is "a heavy, uncontrolled outpouring; something thought to resemble a waterfall." These bouquets do just that - they waterfall out from the hand as you hold them. Cascade bridal bouquets were popular in the 80's and 90's and were characterized by very long shapes, often filled with greenery and ivy. Some may think of these styles and consider cascade bouquets to be "dated," but they are truly classic and timeless. Modern style cascade bouquets are beautiful, often smaller, more teardrop in shape and can compliment any gown.  
Below are some of our favorites cascade bouquets we've created for our brides. We love using orchids to get that dripping, waterfall effect and let these stems be the standout bloom of our bouquets.
A true modern take on a classic cascade, we love this all white orchid stunner. We used phaleonopsis orchids in a slight teardrop which creates a great simple statement.
Similarly, this all pink bouquet keeps things simple and classic with a bright pop from the phaleonpsis and vanda orchids. Both bouquets are a true, cascade with no frills!
Sometimes, the classic shape of the cascade calls for a little punch, as with this two toned bouquet which mixes both the pink vandas and the white phaleonopsis orchids.
For this cascade we used the classic white phaleonopsis orchids with just a touch of tropical greens for dimension and pop. This was a great compliment to the tropical style of the wedding without being over the top.
To create more of a garden style cascade bouquet we love mixing orchid blooms with lush peonies and full garden roses. This particular bouquet was perfect for a southern photoshoot amongst the horses, complimenting soft pinks with the stark whites.
Similarly, this small teardrop cascade fits in beautifully with the garden style bridesmaids bouquets and features just a touch of tropical pop in the looped thai leaves and personalized lace bow.
Offering the best of both worlds, we mixed bright pink garden roses and ruscus foliage with the the tropical phaleonopsis orchids for this beautiful beach wedding bridal bouquet.
Last but not least we love this truly modern take of the cascade bouquet. We created this pageant/cascade style bouquet with bright purple vanda orchids, purple phaleonopsis orchids, thai leaves, tropical greens and ruscus. It created a fun and vibrant collection that paired perfectly with the customized fascinator the bride wore with her veil!
No matter your bridal style, a cascade bouquet could be for you! They are classic and feminine and really showcase the blooms in a graceful manner.
Event Showcase   |   6-24-15

To Have and to Hold

A bride carries it around with for a whole day; it's photographed from every angle; sometimes it can be preserved for years to come. It is arguably the most important detail of the entire wedding day. What are we talking about? The bridal bouquet of course! Bridal bouquets are one of the most personal elements of a brides' big day and come in a wide range of shapes and sizes. They can help set the tone of the entire wedding decor and are often sentimental in nature, wrapped in family heirlooms or holding meaningful blooms. At Parrish Designs they are our favorite pieces to create so we're honoring the blooms and gathering up some of the most memorable hand tied bouquets we've created!
Nothing beats a classic, all white bridal bouquet. No matter the shade of your dress: ivory, cream, diamond white; this stunner screams bridal beauty and perfectly compliments any look. We love this simple bouquet of lush white peonies, a go to wedding flower. We contrasted these big headed flowers with bright green stems and smaller peony buds for texture.
If our brides want a natural, textural bouquet we just love including feathers. This simple green and white hydrangea and ranunculus bouquet is complimented with tan guinea feathers. The natural speckling adds interest and a soft element to the neutral palette.
When brides have a unique decor scheme we carry the look all the way through the ceremony. This hand tied bouquet has a slight pear shape cascade feature constructed with fuchsia Gloriosa lilies. Gloriosa lilies are a rarely used bloom but one of our favorites and we just love how they add a unique look to this floral combination. For movement and flow in the bouquet we built a base of xerographica air plants and small green succulents.
Sometimes bigger isn't better and nothing beats a sweet nosegay. This stunner is a hand tied cluster of lily of the valley, a very fragrant and very delicate blooms. This is one of our all time favorite bouquets and is just so elegant and simple.
No matter the style or look we can create a one of a kind bouquet to match our clients' dreams. Let the bouquet be your show stopper and steal the decor!
Event Showcase   |   6-5-15

Sunshine and Citrus

Summertime means sunshine and citrus in South Florida. Bright yellows, cheery greens, lots of fresh citrus and summertime fruits. So many wonderful details of summer! Take all of these details and combine them together and you get the perfect recipe for a South Florida summertime wedding. This year we kicked off our summer with a fresh event in Key Largo, Florida at the Ocean Reef Club. Our bride Ashley wanted a laid back, relaxed and cheery vibe so we selected lemons to be the star of the decor!
We combined fresh lemons with bright greenery foliage and elegant florals of calla lilies and hydrangeas for a soft, garden like combination. Lush greenery and lemon garlands flanked the entrance into the reception as they wrapped around the columns.
Guests were welcomed to a place card table of carved wooden lanterns, crates of lemons and fresh topiaries.
To create a feature piece on the head table we ran a garland of lemon leaves and fresh lemons with clusters of hydrangea and calla lilies in rustic wooden crates. The entire garland was accented with lots of romantic candles on glass candlesticks. This look was complimented by fresh topiaries placed in the center of the guests tables. To add a cheery element to the all white room we incorporated yellow satin chair cushions on the chivari chairs and yellow and white striped napkins over rustic rattan chargers.
We continued the bright colors throughout the space and the cocktail hour with striped linens on the cocktail tables, cylinders of fruit on the bar, and foliage detail on the rustic chandeliers overhead.
Ashley chose to let the scenery speak for itself at her laid back ceremony but we included the bright yellows and dripping greens in her hand tied bouquet of white garden roses, peonies, ranunculus, dusty miller foliage and yellow calla lilies.
This was a great start to summer and such a fun and unique concept. All photos were taken by Hazel photography; linens were provided by Over the Top Linens and rentals were provided by Elements and Accents.
Event Showcase   |   6-5-15

Garden on the Beach

If we had to pick the epitome of a picture perfect beach backdrop, Pierre's in Islamorada Florida would be our choice! This stunning white sand beach is one of our favorite wedding venues and we had the privilege of working there for a spectacular event just a few weeks ago.  
Our beautiful bride Megan asked for that "just picked" garden style in bright spring tones to compliment the natural seascape of the Florida Keys. For the ceremony, we let the landscape do the talking, and used minimal florals along the aisle and at the alter. Delicate mason jars hung from the chairs and iron urns accented white peonies, green Queen Anne's Lace and luscious garden roses all in white and soft greens. As for the reception, we brought in the best that spring has to offer with hot pink and white peonies, vibrant orange dahlias, and soft lavender roses amidst lush ivy, Queen Anne's Lace, hydrangeas and blue thistle for a unique, colorful palette.  
The star of our garden show were four oversized iron candelabras adorned with foliage of italian ruscus, dripping hanging amaranthus, soft plumosa and dark ivy which we accented with cascading phaelanopsis orchids and votive candles hung from glass orbs. The clear topped tent from Keys Audio Visual allowed these to contrast against the bright blue beach sky for a great combination!
Another highlight of the decor was the combination of the rustic farmhouse tables and cross back chairs from Unearthed Vintage. We paired these with a soft natural linen table cloth and a damask print napkin. Each napkin was accented with a sprig of rosemary, tied in twine, to add the perfect garden touch.
Atop each table we placed a combination of wooden wine crates, terra cotta pots, decorative crystal cups and mercury glass urns to create an eclectic and diverse table scape throughout the reception. Everything was finished off with lots of candles to create a soft glow during dinner.  
We loved bringing the colors of a bright spring into sunny South Florida for this oceanside soiree! All photos courtesy of Maxime Photo Video in Miami Florida
Event Showcase   |   10-20-14

Oscar! Oh My

We were thrilled to get the opportunity to partner with Oscar De La Renta and Modern Luxury Bridal Miami last month for a signature gown showcase. Parrish Designs provided all of the beautiful florals for the event including bouquets for the bridal models in stunning Oscar gowns. Check out a vide of the entire event at the link below, courtesy of Modern Luxury Bridal.