Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Carnations have long been a wedding no no. It just came up in conversation last night in a meeting with some clients. We were laughing at the idea of using carnations for flowers for a wedding. My exact words were "Tammy doesn't do carnations!" - while visions of 80's style blue carnation bouquets ran through my head. Well, upon reading the new issue of InStyle Weddings today, there was a section devoted to Carnations! I have to admit, my mind has changed a little. Although I really don't want to see them in bouquets or boutonnieres ANY TIME soon, they do have a modern look when done properly. Of course, there are a few rules to go by as to not have an 80's flashback, so check out the tips and pictures below.

Are you wanting to use a large amount of flowers for impact? Carnations cost only $1 on average, so they make a great alternative when you are designing on a larger scale. Plus they are incredibly hearty and can last a long time without wilting.

This gives a very modern look with a lot of impact! Carnations also have great texture and come in more than 10,000 shades! And if done properly, your guests won't even guess that they are carnations!

Group them together eclectically - it gives great impact and is visually stunning! They also work well designed into shapes like these square vases toppers, or even round spheres.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Year End Promotion!

Book our Day-of Coordination package between October 15th and December 31st of this year, and get one hour of free wedding consulting! ($150 value) Once you book the day-of package, we can schedule a time to sit down over a coffee (my treat!) and you can ask me questions about your wedding. Anything from vendor referrals, decor design, floral suggestions, timeline planning and budget developement, and any other planning questions you might have. It's a great way to get started on your planning or to help you through some tough spots! Some 2009 dates still available!

Regal Wedding with a Feather Twist!

What a busy busy weekend in Camrose! Meighan and Jolke's wedding turned out amazing! We started planning this wedding in June - yes, only four months to plan! But we pulled it off! The reception was held at the Camrose Golf Course with a very pink theme! Satin pink linens, with tall pink ostrich feather centerpieces. The room looked very regal! Madison Drive rocked the reception, and kept everyone on the dance floor! We were very busy, but my assistant managed to snap a few photos.

Derks Street Fashion Show

I was very lucky to have been invited to the Derks Fashion Show and VIP Party last Friday night. Derks not only rents tuxedos, they also offer amazing men's fashions! The fashion show was held right on the street just off of Whyte Ave. Lexus was a sponsor and had some of their amazing cars on display. The VIP Party was sponsored by Belvedere Vodka and h'ours dourves were sponsored by Packrat Louie's. Delicious! It was so fun to get out to an event I didn't have to work at! Here's some pictures from the fashion show.