Real Wedding: St. Mary’s Hope, St. Inigoes, Maryland

This past June I had the pleasure of providing personal flowers for a lovely wedding at the beautiful St. Mary’s Hope in southern Maryland.  I first met Melanie last August at a bridal show in Solomon’s Island, Maryland.  She was very excited about her wedding flowers and wanted to know how I could use various shades of purple incorporating different textures and flowers.  Several months passed and I ran into Melanie again at the Historic St. Mary’s City bridal show and she still had not decided on a florist for her personal flowers. We spoke again about the various shades of purple flowers that would be in season in early June and Melanie was eager to book the date.   Melanie ended up winning my give-away of a free bridesmaid bouquet at this bridal show and that sealed the deal!  Sandy Foraci is the incredibly talented photographer that captured these beautiful images from Melanie and Tyler’s wedding.

St. Mary’s Hope sits on the banks of Church Cove off St. Inigoes Creek in St. Mary’s County, Maryland. It is a beautiful setting for an outdoor wedding.
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Melanie knew she wanted a mix of white and purple flowers for her bouquet including dark purple callas and peonies which were in season. I also included some white ranunculus for a variation in size and texture.  To balance the dark purple color from the callas I lightened things up a bit with purple agapanthus and limonium and then hints of grey with dusty miller.

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The bridesmaids carried small hand-tied bouquets made with a mix of ocean song roses, dark and light purple stock, limonium, purple lisianthus, agapanthus and dusty miller.

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Melanie’s mother wanted a small nosegay of flowers to compliment her stunning lavender gown. I just love this photo of the bride and her mother!

View More: and Tyler hired Classy Chassis Limousine to drive them in style on their wedding day.  If you are looking for a beautifully restored classic car and a top notch driver then you need to call Dan Simpson in Lexington Park, Maryland. This car is gorgeous!
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Thank you Melanie and Tyler! We loved providing the personal flowers for your wedding.  Best wishes to you both!


Pretty Pumpkins 2.0 (Halloween Theme)

I know it’s hard to start thinking about fall and pumpkins when it feels like 100 degrees outside.  ‘Excuse me Mother Nature, summer takes place in June, July and August… you had your chance, now move along until next year.’  It’s time for pumpkin spiced this and that, college football and cool autumn weather!

Last fall we had such a great time at the Pretty Pumpkins event that I have decided to host Pretty Pumpkins 2.0 (Halloween Theme). I am moving it up a month this year in hopes to have slightly warmer weather and put a Halloween spin on the design.  I have also decided to include the kids in this event and will have a child appropriate design for them to make and take home.  This year’s event is being held in my hometown of Roanoke, Virginia at the clubhouse at The Village at Tinker Creek. This is the same location of my Spring Flower Fling back in April.  If you missed the spring event and would like to try your hand at Pretty Pumpkins I would love to have you!  Here is the link to last year’s event at Mount Republican in Maryland.

Pretty Pumpkins, halloween florals, All fresh flowers, pumpkins and materials will be provided and the arrangements are yours to take home at the end of the event.  There will also be some light refreshments provided. Space will be limited so be sure to sign up soon!  There is a link to Paypal in the upper left-hand side of the blog under my profile picture.

Hope to see you there!