Category Archives: Floral

Confessions of a Wedding Planner: I Still Swoon over Garden Roses (part 2)

In case you missed it, I already confessed to the fact that I love garden roses and still get excited when I walk into a flower warehouse.  Fresh flowers are truly inspiring, and it’s a thrill to use Nature’s stunning … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Wedding Planner: I Still Swoon over Garden Roses

When I was recently invited to take part in the Mayesh National Open House,  I was honored.  Mayesh is a florist’s best friend, providing the highest quality, most unusual products sourced from around the world.  I must confess that going into … Continue reading

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Wayne Gurnick presents Grace Ormonde with American Institute of Floral Designers Merit Award

It was an honor to present my friend, Grace Ormonde of Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, with the 2012 AIFD Award of Merit – Non-industry, at AIFD Symposium in Miami on July 14. Congratulations, Grace and the team at Grace Ormonde Wedding Style! American … Continue reading

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A theme for your wedding?

This advice column was published in the DIY Weddings Magazine, Summer 2012 Generally, I stay away from themes – “wedding”, as the celebration of your love and commitment, is a big enough theme already, don’t you think? Once in a … Continue reading

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Find of the Moment : the perfect spring wedding flower – Viburnum

When you look like this, you really don’t need much of an introduction.  Viburnum is the joy of spring – a woody hedge that bursts with the most amazing round puffs of blooms almost overnight.  If you are into gardening, … Continue reading

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Find of the Moment : Alternative Bridal Bouquets – Don’t Say ACHOO instead of I DO.

“Do you take this man to be your husband?”  Ahhh-CHOOOO. Flowers are beautiful, smell great, and add wonderful decoration. But those who have allergies know how frustrating flowers can be.  So how can you prevent the sniffles while still having … Continue reading

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Confessions Of A Wedding Planner: Not All Flowers Are Created Equal!

Recently, a fellow floral designer and member of the  American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD), asked me why I promote the DIY floral projects and retailers such as Trader Joe’s and Costco that tend to undercut pricing at boutique floral … Continue reading

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Smart Budget Tips for Sparkling Holiday Parties

Incorporate holiday cards and favorite photos into the décor – create a tabletop collage on a table runner or a tablecloth using holiday cards and favorite photos by hot gluing them to a fabric runner or linen.  Trim the edges … Continue reading

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Ideas for Holiday Table Decor – Easy, Affordable and Fun!

The minute I saw this fabric, I was hooked!  So what if it’s a shower curtain?  Another great find from Target, for under $10.  The holiday wreath made the colorful circles on the fabric really pop.  You can assemble this … Continue reading

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Tips For Brides Who Want Elegance Without the Big Budget

Featured on HuffingtonPost.com The average cost of a wedding in 2010 was $26,984, a decrease of 5 percent from 2009, according to the The Knot. While the wedding industry analyzes trends to make sense of how the challenging economy is … Continue reading

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