All Hallows Eve

On Halloween the thing you must do,
Is pretend that nothing can frighten you!
And if something scares you and you want to run,
Just remember it’s all in good fun!
Goblins and ghosts are always quite scary,
It’s vampires and witches that really make me wary!
The tricks will be innocent and the treats will be yummy
but don’t eat too much or it will upset your tummy!

Here are few Halloween inspired weddings I came across online. The floral designer for the first wedding was a family friend of the bride and groom. The second designer is unknown.  The third bouquet was designed by Debbie Pitt of Omaha, Nebraska.

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Alicia Jayne Florals is headed on vacation beginning tomorrow through November 10, 2013.  We will promptly respond to all floral inquiries upon our return.  We look forward to hearing from you!

-AJ

5th Wedding Anniversary

October 18, 2008 was a crisp fall day on the banks of the Choptank River in Cambridge, Maryland.  Grasses were gently blowing, fireplaces were burning and the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Resort & Spa was all decked out for fall.  We fell in love with this Eastern Shore resort a few years back on a weekend get-away. One of our favorite amenities about the resort was the fact that it was “pet friendly”.  We loved being able to take our pups with us for the weekend and go for walks on the trails and hang out at the outdoor fireplaces.
HyattAfter getting engaged in St. Thomas we toyed with the idea of a destination wedding in the Virgin Islands.  Realizing the cost to our guests and the challenges of planning a destination wedding we reconsidered and decided to bring the destination a little closer to home.  We are both transplants to Maryland from Southwest Virginia and New Jersery and we thought why not share a little bit of Maryland’s Eastern Shore with our family and friends.  We loved the setting at the Hyatt and the professional service we received from all of our vendors was top notch.

My favorite vendor from the day would have to be Amy from Monteray Farms who did a beautiful job designing our flowers for the wedding.  Amy took my fall color palette of cocoa, orange, yellow, pale green and made it work.  She also graciously worked with the crazy iron pumpkins I wanted for my centerpieces. Working in this industry I now know how challenging it can be to work with containers provided by the bride. You never quite know what you’re going to get!  Amy was a pleasure to work with and I loved visiting her farm studio in Trappe, MD and meeting her pet cow!

Here are a few photos from our wedding day courtesy of our amazing photographer, Jeff Greenough.

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Elephant Shoes

-AJ

Vendor List:
Photographer: Jeff Greenough, Charlottesville, VA
Flowers: Monteray Farms, Trappe, MD
Cake: Julie Bakes, Easton, MD

 

 

 

 

Pretty Pumpkins

I know it’s hard to think about Thanksgiving when it’s the beginning of October and it’s 90 degrees in the DC/MD/VA region. The planning and preparing of the big feast, family, shopping, etc…..  you’re stressed already aren’t you?  Well, why not relax and enjoy an afternoon of fun and refreshments while you create your very own Thanksgiving pumpkin floral arrangement!

The event will take place on the property of the historic Mount Republican Estate in Southern Maryland.  The home’s owner Bridgit O’Neill has graciously agreed to host myself and guests on the property to create centerpieces using local pumpkins and fresh flowers.  The sweeping views of this 400+ acre property and historic federalist style home are breathtaking.  I hope you will join us!

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To sign-up for the event please use the PayPal feature on the upper left-hand side of the blog home page.  The event will take place outside on the property so please dress appropriately. Outdoor space heaters will be provided along with warm cider! Registration will be limited to 20 guests.

-AJ

Featured: Wedding Chicks Blog

This was a very exciting week for Alicia Jayne Florals!  Our very first styled photo shoot was featured on the Weddings Chicks national blog!!!!

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Collaborating with Birds of a Feather Photography and Love Nora Adornments we created a really amazing and inspiring event. The weather cooperated for us and the sun setting at Flora Corner Farm made for some spectacular images. If you are a southern Maryland bride looking for a charming, country barn setting for your wedding please check out their venue. Diane is the owner and she will help create a memorable experience for you and your guests.   A special thank you to Amy and Lauren for agreeing to be our beautiful models and to Today’s Bride and Formal Wear in California, Maryland for providing the gorgeous gowns.  The owner Kristie Wood is a pleasure to work with and as eye for classic bridal fashion offering quality designer dresses for “Today’s Bride”.  Natural Looks by Victoria helped make our models shine with her flawless make-up application and Dina Thron worked her magic and styled both models hair for the shoot.  The delicious pies were donated by Charles Street Bakery in La Plata, Maryland.  Speaking from personal experience, everything that comes from their kitchen is amazing.  I’m partial to the almond and strawberry flavored cakes myself!

I am most proud of the suspend floral hoops I created for the ceremony site.  This was a new design concept for me and I was really pleased with how they turned out. Hanging them from the tree was rather tricky but we did it thanks to a very tall ladder and my brave husband!  This concept could be adapted in many ways to fit any ceremony space. Floral covered hoops of varying sizes could be hung in a random pattern to add color and decor to a blank wall.  They can lay flat and be suspended as a chandelier for a ceremony or over a dance floor. The ideas are endless!

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Please head over to the Wedding Chicks blog to see more of these beautiful images! Many thanks to everyone who participated in this styled shoot.  I look forward to collaborating with all you again!

Photography: Birds of a Feather Photography

Rentals and Design: Love Nora Adornments

Gowns: Today’s Bride and Formal Wear

Venue: Flora Corner Farm

Hair: Dina Thron of Hair It Is Salon and Spa

Makeup: Natural Looks by Victoria

Pies: Charles Street Bakery

-AJ