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Tips & Tricks   |   9-23-15

Fall Favorites

Fall is officially upon us and with that a new floral season blooms. Though we may not have as many beautiful "fall" flowers in South Florida as you can get in the rest of the country, there are still a handful of ways to highlight fall styling in your decor and bring in a change of seasons of sorts. Many flowers available year round are available in fall colors such as roses, varieties of mums and orchids.
We love to use varied foliage and blooms to create texture in our lush arrangements and fall is the perfect season to bring in some of those unique blooms. Flowers like celosia, dahlias, calla lilies and cymbidium orchids can be found in a range of reds, mangos, and plums traditional to deep seasonal hues. Including interesting foliage like viburnum berries, solidago, fiddle head ferns, succulents and even small artichokes not only create dimension but add an unexpected pop to arrangements. Another option is to weave small branches throughout your arrangements with willow or trailing ivy. We even love the look of driftwood with dark fall colors.
When it comes to fall styling consider unique and unexpected containers. Copper and rose gold are a stunning look hitting the wedding world right now. Earthy touches like bark or traditional ceramic urns are another beautiful option.
Without a doubt one of our favorite fall looks is the combination of deep colors in a modern form. Think deep reds and vibrant plums or bright oranges paired with purples and greens. These looks evoke a feeling of warmth without screaming "fall" and allow you to take your decor in a number of directions.
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   |   3-20-14

Garden Beauty

When you have a tropical garden overlooking the Biscayne Bay in Miami as your wedding venue, you know the event will be beautiful. Saturday we had a cool breeze and clear blue skies for this stunning South Florida wedding at the Kampong Gardens in Coconut Grove. Watch the reception space transform from start to finish with beautiful spring flowers from the Parrish Designs team including vibernum, panda anemones, parrot tulips and garden roses. There couldn't have been a better combination. 
Our team brought in rustic farm house tables and oak cross back chairs, courtesy of Elements and Accents, to set the tone for the casual elegant dinner space. The tables perfectly complimented the raw space overlooking the lush gardens while the open air windows allowed for a cool sea breeze all evening.
We started with a base of vintage silver candelabras and mercury glass urns which combined for an eclectic dinner scape.
So many beautiful flowers! Buckets and boxes of blooms just waiting to be put into place on our tables...
The combination of crystal urns, mercury glass candlesticks and silver candelabras with lush, overflowing garden arrangements created a casual elegance.
You may have noticed a little something adorning the ceiling. The Parrish team accented the garden style centerpieces with cascading chandeliers of greenery, jasmine vine and xergraphica air plants.
The guests' view from below was equally beautiful, especially when contrasted against the red wooden ceiling treatment.
Of course what's a wedding without a beautiful ceremony. Our iron arch fit right in with the garden theme along the water, accented with more beautiful greenery and roses.
We completed the vintage elegance in the ceremony space with reclaimed church pews and teak benches from Unearthed Vintage and carved wooden lanterns running down the aisle.
All in all, it was another fabulous event from the Parrish Designs crew!
Around the Shop   |   3-6-14

Spring in Bloom

It's almost our favorite time of the year again... SPRING! Some of our favorite flowers are blooming in the shop this week as we prepare for a couple of weekend weddings. Beautiful blush Panda anemones just arrived from New York!
And we're loving the vibrant coral color palette of the season ... Those garden roses and orchids are fantastic!
The best is still yet to come! Blooming cherry blossom branches will be arriving any day now!