Friday, May 24, 2013

Flower Crush Friday

In the wedding industry flower shops would not be able to do their thing with out a venue, photographers with out the wedding party. It is an interwoven world of many different people working together to make one person have a beautiful spectacular day. Here at Urban Poppy we love meeting new people and working with others. This past weekend we had the pleasant opportunity to work with Sweet Home Studio Photography for Stephanie and Kevin's wedding. They were a delight and took some wonderful photos of the big day. Take a peak.

Photographer: Sweet Home Studio 
Venue: Bryson Hall
Flowers: Urban Poppy 

A Word From the Mother of the Bride - Diane

Here at Urban Poppy we love our brides, and making them feel special and honored on their big day is something we strive for. Receiving feedback about how we influenced their big day is why we do what we do. So when we received this e-mail we were honored. Thank you Diane for your kind words.


Suzanne and Patrick's Wedding was absolutely stunning! The bridal and bridesmaid bouquets received a lot of compliments since you used flora and succulents and other items/plants indigenous to the area !!!! I thought they were BEAUTIFUL!!!

You did an absolutely stellar job with the reception!!!! The tables, the centerpieces and the candy bar were screaming "beachy elegance" and was everything Suzanne and I had hoped for!!! You are AWESOME!!!

Once we have photos I will have Suzanne forward them!!!

Blessings to you and may you continue to make MEMORIES for other couples on their special day 

( Mother of the MOST BEAUTIFUL BRIDE on May 17, 2013)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A Sugar Rush - Suzanne & Patrick

Breaking a wedding routine is always a nice treat at the shop during the southern wedding prime, making Suzanne and Patrick's beautiful wedding a great experience for us. It began as a journey away from Savannah into Hilton Head Island to the alluring  Westin Hilton Head Island Spa and Resort. We were greeted with an energy that fueled the unique experience to the peak setter, a candy bar. Going with something different, the bride and groom replaced the traditional groom's cake with a make your own candy bag station. This new trend was a hit among the guests, and left us wanting more of the unique experience. 

Photographer: Paige Winn 
Floral Design: Urban Poppy 

Friday, March 8, 2013

Railroad Museum Revisited: Courtney + Harry


LOVED creating for this bride and groom! And what a great team to work with: 

Photography: Rachel Browne
Ceremony + Reception: Roundhouse Railroad Museum
Planner: Simply Savannah Events
Vintage Photobooth: Obscura Photoworks
Catering: Creative Catering
Cakes: Rum Runners

Monday, February 18, 2013

Today's Styled Wedding Shoot


I love collaborating with other wonderful, creative wedding designers & professionals. This centerpiece got to come back to the studio with me and looks right at home on my desk. Although camelias and azaleas don't hold up very well, I had to snag a few from my backyard for their gorgeous colors and crepe paper textures.

Experimenting with different color palettes like blackish-eggplant mini callas and the darkest hypericum I've come across thus far, with delicate blush-white roses makes for unique and interesting arrangements. I'm still a champion for carnations and these peach mambos lent themselves well to the overall design.  

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A Beautiful Rainy Day Wedding in Savannah


Today was a beautiful day for a wedding here in Savannah at the lovely Savannah College of Art & Design's Magnolia Hall. A rainy wedding makes for a sunny marriage. And much congratulations to Nicola + Robert. 

I loved the little bay window alcove area that looked onto the courtyard. It was the perfect setting for an organic arrangement that fit perfectly atop my little hallway table.  Queen Anne's Lace, quicksand roses, coin eucalyptus, champagne spray roses, astrantia, white hypericum and some blushy white astilbe, white patience david austin roses, and dusty miller, were a few of the flowers that went into the arrangements.  

Friday, February 8, 2013

Flower Crush: Saipua


So, back in the old days when I worked as the lifestyle editor for a humble-sized newspaper in Ohio, I had the joy of creating daily columns based on several interests that appealed to many of the township's readers. As part of my New Year's Resolutions, writing in my blog needs to appeal to me as much as it does to you, my dear reader. 

All this to say, I'd love to have each day (let's say four days) of the week be dedicated to something new and interesting in the world of flora and design.  One of these days, I believe, will be dedicated to my flower crushes- my fellow floral designers that keep me ooohing and aaaaahhing over the beautiful world of flowers I'm SO blessed to work in each day.

Many of you are familiar with Sarah over at Saipua in Brooklyn. Not only is she a brilliant designer, but she's a ridiculous (that's a compliment) photographer and Rembrandt would have been proud. Above are a few of her arrangements for you to ogle. Please be sure to wipe up the drool from your keyboard when you're through :) 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Featured on Style Me Pretty Georgia


We're thrilled to have been featured on Style Me Pretty Georgia the other day alongside some of my favorite and talented vendors who did an amazing job on Courtney and Ryan's wedding at the Tybee Wedding Chapel. First City Events as always did a great job delivering smooth and stress-free planning and of course Alicja, of TAKEN Photography captured everything beautifully- especially the bride! And I always love Ashley's, of Tier Luxury Cakes, fun creativity.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Today's Feature on The Wedding Channel


We are so thrilled to have been featured on The Knot's Wedding Channel this morning. Thanks to Paige Winn for her absolutely gorgeous photographs. She really captured the couple's personality and the beauty of the day. **update** Marie and Ryan's wedding were also featured in Smitten Magazine and LOVE this virtual mag's look and outstanding content.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Thoughts on Weddings in the Arizona Desert


Here on a visit, I'm sitting at the dining room table in my brother's house outside of Phoenix working on wedding proposals while my almost two year old niece entertains the both of us with building blocks and balloons.

I'm thinking of the great chat I had with a wedding photographer I met last night and have been quite taken with weddings in the desert.

Staring out the window I see mountains, a strikingly crisp blue sky, and tones of sand and gray greens of eucalyptus and olive trees. How different our two worlds are!  And how fun it would be to have a wedding out here with such amazing light, and the sunsets!

{photos courtesy of: Erin Hearts Court Photography & The Wedding Chicks}

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Style Me Pretty Georgia Feature


We are so thrilled to have been recently featured on Style Me Pretty Georgia for Samantha and Jacob's gorgeous, fun and fresh Sunbury wedding at Dunham Farms. The talented Andrea of Gray Harper Events did and amazing job pulling together a fantastic bridal soiree. Jade and Matthew of Jade + Matthew Take Pictures did there customary awesome job of taking beautiful pics. What a beautiful wedding this was!

Friday, January 11, 2013

WeddingWire 2013 Bride's Choice Awards

WeddingWire, the nation's leading online wedding marketplace, is thrilled to announce that Urban Poppy has been selected as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2013 for Wedding Floral Design in Savannah, GA!

The esteemed annual awards program recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. 
Urban Poppy’s selection as a Bride’s Choice Award 2013 winner was selected based on the positive experiences expressed by past clients on WeddingWire, the world’s largest wedding review site with over one million reviews. While many industry awards are given by the host organization, the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with Urban Poppy.

The WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2013 are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on professional achievements from the previous year. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients. As a Bride’s Choice Awards winner, 
Urban Poppy is highlighted within the WeddingWire Network, which is comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout the United States, Canada and abroad.

“Each year, WeddingWire looks forward to celebrating the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Network,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “Now in its fifth year, the Bride’s Choice Awards™ program continues to recognize the elite wedding professionals who exemplify a commitment to quality, service and professionalism. These businesses were chosen by our bridal community for their responsiveness and dedication to their clients over the past year. We are honored to recognize
 Urban Poppy for their impressive achievements within the wedding industry.”Urban Poppyis thrilled to be one of the top wedding florists in Savannah, Georgia in the WeddingWire Network of sites, which include leading wedding sites such as WeddingWire, Project Wedding,, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. We value all of our clients and truly appreciate the positive feedback that helped us earn the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ for 2013.

Thanks again to all of my amazing 2012 brides!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

flower crush

And here we are! 2013. It may be a cold, rainy day here in Savannah as I type this, but I'm giddy all over with the amazing floral designers that are popping up all over the world. I love it when we can inspire each other to do better, more beautiful work for our brides.


Browsing one of my favorite blogs:  100 Layer Cake, I came across this gorgeous arrangement by Toast that with an airy backdrop just made me sigh in contentment. Maybe because everything about this photo reminds me of fresh summertime and it's January? 
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