Inspiration for Winter Bouquets

Posted by Caitlin on Nov 12, 2012

Photos (clockwise from top left): Aaron Varga Photography, Holly Heider Chapple Flowers, Ltd., Ashleigh Taylor Photography and Holly Heider Chapple Flowers, Ltd. 

Become inspired by upcoming colder weather and the holiday season for your winter bouquet! Seasonal winter flowers include: orchids, roses, evergreens, holly berries, lilies and anemone. Most winter bouquets are full of red, green, black and white, but don’t feel restricted to these colors. By adding vibrant pops of color or subtle pastels, your bouquet will turn into a statement piece. For more inspiration, check out our wonderful winter bouquets photo gallery.

I’m really excited for today’s post (and the next almost 5 to follow it).

A few weeks ago, Crystal, our fabulous head graphic designer and company photographer, and I went out to Holly Heider Chapple’s home in Virgina to do a style shoot with Emersonmade products (we will be doing a giveaway from this style shoot – so stay tuned for details!). Holly has been a part of WeddingWire from the beginning and her flower company has flourished (no pun intended) in the DC Metro area and beyond. She’s also one of our WeddingAces. So we headed out to her workshop and set up 4-5 different scenes using antique furniture from OnAWhimAntiques, linens from PartyRentalLTD, delicious cupcakes from VSweets, adorable sign designs by ckudesign, beautiful bouquets and centerpieces from Holly’s workshop, and a bunch of great props she had in her “magical” barn (yes that is what I’m calling it!). A huge thank you to her team of experts, and family, who helped us pull together this amazing day, all of the vendors who provided us with beautiful materials, and Emersonmade for continuing to send us their unbelievable product to showcase!

Without further ado, here’s our first set-up:

{Vendors ~ Photography: ckudesign studios | Flowers: Holly Heider Chapple Flowers | Linens: PartyRentalLTD | Furniture: OnAWhimAntiques | Cupcakes: VSweets | Dessert Table Signs: ckudesign | Clutches, Linen Flower, and Ring Pillow: Emersonmade Design and Set-Up: Jeffra Trumpower and Holly Heider Chapple}

Planning/Design: DIYva Designs | Venue: Oxon Hill Manor | Photography: Ben Chrisman and Erin Reed | Florist: Holly Heider Chapple Flowers LTd. | Cake: Patisserie Poupon

Vase Included

Posted by hchapple on Jun 03, 2009

Something happened a few years ago and all of a sudden every family began to ask, “Do we get to keep the vases?”

Years ago no one would have ever guessed or assumed that the florist would come back to get her $5.00 vases.  Perhaps it happened when we started doing so many elevated designs, those rental props are almost always retrieved after the event. Nothing says budget, cheap wedding like guests pillaging through the centerpieces grabbing flowers at the end of the night, just so the florist can get back the vases.  I am all about saving money and helping families stay on budget, but it is much nicer for the guests to take home a completed arrangement.