Monday, January 30, 2012

Styling Fun: The Tybee Wedding Chapel


Although the temperature was unusually cold, we had a wonderful time at SOUTH Magazine's, "The Celebrations Issue" photo shoot for, "Perfecting the Party Dress." Courtney, manager of Bleubelle Bridal was a gorgeous model in a stunning Oscar de la Renta, braving the bitter 22 degrees; Christine Hall was our fabulous photographer and Urban Poppy had the pleasure of styling the shoot and the blooms at The Tybee Wedding Chapel.

{ photos: Anissa Manzo }

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Springtime Wish: Yellows + Robin's Egg Blue


It looks like another cold front is coming in, but we enjoyed some beautiful balmy weather here in Savannah yesterday. Now mind you, as a native New Yorker and a gal who spent quite a few bitter winters in college in Ohio, I am not complaining. January in Georgia this year (so far) has been quite mild. But we all still have spring on the brain.

Lemony, buttery yellows with the still pale blue evoke sunny blue, warm skies; early spring fades into summer. Last night the gals from Posh Petals and Pearls and I, enjoyed the festivities and set up a vignette at Brockington Hall for the bridal show: Bustles and Badges.

It's raining today but we're excited for our photo shoot tomorrow at Bonaventure with Scott and Melissa of Scott Hopkins Photography. We'll keep you posted.

Update: It was windy, but Scott and Melissa, with cameras ready, shot away.  Starting at Bonaventure we moved to catch the light towards Tybee along the bike trail. They did an amazing job!

Friday, January 6, 2012 Winter Weddings: UP feature


Not the prettiest screen shot, but I was thrilled to be invited by to create a winter bouquet for their Winter Weddings feature.

Below are some other fun arrangements I put together. I'm so thrilled to have a little window of time to "play". I know with wedding season looming around the corner, I might disappear from writing now and again.

Bride 2012: Red is the Color


Maybe because it's cold and red is the color that graces the noses, ears and fingertips of many of us; perhaps it's knowing that Cupid is on the way? Whatever the reason, red, the color of love and vibrant passion is making quite the scene this 2012 wedding season.

Above is a bouquet (look for it and Urban Poppy's style shoot in the Feb./Mar. 2012 issue of SOUTH Magazine) made of red amaryllis, lipstick tulips, pin cushion protea, fiery red carnations, burgundy spray roses and dark berries. As an accent to the red and rather than going with the typical whites and creams, wheat and beige offset the brightness with sponge mushrooms, dried wheat and millet, and my ever favorite rose: Quicksand.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

A New Year's Eve Wedding in Savannah


Congratulations to Brittanie and Colin on their beautiful New Year's Eve Wedding. This wedding is "especially special" to me as Brittanie was my last bride of 2011, but also my first in Urban Poppy's new studio. It was wonderful to create some beautiful arrangements and have the space to spread out in.


Brittanie wanted a soft winter wedding feel without the cliche red and green color scheme. She opted for soft nudes, whites and evergreens that perfectly complemented her dress.

Initially she had discussed wearing a stole in lieu of a bouquet but opted for flowers. What is so wonderful to me is that the wheat tufts in her bouquet almost look like fur.


The white hypericum berries were a fun addition and really tied together perfectly with the beautiful handmade ceramic boutonnieres she found on Etsy.

The Star of Bethlehem paid homage to the holidays as did the winter greens of cypress and douglas fir. White tulips and carnations were fresh as snow. My favorite continues to be the Quicksand rose. The color was primarily nude with a hint of blush.


Many times having certain types of flowers are dictated by the seasons. Brittanie loved the look of the scabiosa pods, both for their texture and the perfect camel/taupe color she had in mind for her wedding palette. Not wanting to disappoint, I was thrilled when Brittanie noticed the sweet gum balls I had found outside of our house and collected for the corsages. I was so impressed!


The color matched perfectly with the cinnamon stick votives that she and her maid of honor, Kori, worked so hard to create.


{ flowers in above arrangements: quicksand roses, chablis spray roses, white carnations, white tulips, white sola wood flowers, seeded eucalyptus, cypress, douglas fir, camellia buds, holly, sponge mushrooms, wheat, sweet gum balls, white hypericum, star of bethlehem, yoko ono, or kermit mums }
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