Monday, December 20, 2010

Emily and Joe ---November 2010

November 2010

Flowers By Angela at Floral Design

Thank you so much for the amazing job you did on our wedding flowers. All the flowers and arrangements were absolutely stunning! We received so many compliments. I love how you were able to take my vision and make it a reality. Everything was perfect and more than I had hoped for. I really appreciate your hard work and willingness to work with our budget. Thank you so much!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Totally Teal

I found this board when searching for ideas for a upcoming bridal show. I think Teal can be a very elegant color choice for weddings.  A couple of floral colors come to mind  that work really well with the teal tones. Peach/ soft orange colors are soft and compliment lighter teal tones.  In bold  brighter shades orange and teal  make a statement.  Purple is rich and regal and works with the currently popular peacock color combo. Burgundy and teal make a surprising but beautiful color combination.
In this case teal stands alone and sparkles.  This board makes me think of a beautiful winter wedding, although I also see teal working well for a beach wedding theme.
  Any 2011 takers?  :)

Inspiration Board found here

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Honeysuckle: The hot color for 2011

 Pantone just released its hot color list for 2011 and the top color they chose is called Honeysuckle, a vibrant pink with orange undertones. This is what I found when checking out what people had to say about this choice of color:

"Last year's Pantone color of the year was turquoise because of its calming effect (much-needed after a tumultuous 2009). This year, they're forecasting a way more vibrant color: Honeysuckle! According to Pantone Color Institute Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman, “In times of stress, we need something to lift our spirits. Honeysuckle is a captivating, stimulating color that gets the adrenaline going – perfect to ward off the blues." by Ariel Kaiser, The Thread Stylist

The 2011 choice for Pantone color of the year was intended to be “warmer” choice than the 2010 Pantone color of the year: turquoise. The reddish-pink 2011 Pantone color of the year is honeysuckle, which is named after the flower. There are about 180 different species of honeysuckle, and the most popular attract hummingbirds. The flower comes in a wide variety of colors, though the reddish-pink color is the most vibrant. The 2011 Pantone color of the year is just one color that is a part of Pantone’s palate for 2011. Complimentary colors to honeysuckle include russet — an orange coral rose — a blue regatta, a light green peapod and other red, orange and blue hues.

Checking out up and coming colors can give you ideas for your wedding as well as fashion and interior color decisions.

Honeysuckle: The color for 2011

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sweet Paradise

Soft greens and yellows with chocolate accents, such a yummy combination. There are endless possibilities with flowers in this color scheme.

Mini chocolate bars with the bride and grooms name and wedding date on it is a nice personal touch. There are many sites where you can have this done. Locally there are two chocolate companies that we highly recommend and they both personalize. If you are interested we have samples in the shop.

Sweet Paradise

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Lavender and Lace

I found this board at style circle and thought I would share. Shades of purple are still a popular color choice and I have a few brides using it this year.

Lavender and Lace

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Winter Wonderland

A board inspired by the first North Idaho snow of the year. I love winter weddings, they are romantic and beautiful. There are so many wonderful options for colors and florals! I am excited for my December weddings.......

Winter Wonderland

Friday, November 19, 2010

Flower Fun

Just a little something fun and pretty. I love pinks and oranges, a fun, vibrant choice for wedding florals.

Flower Fun

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Bride style 2011

I thought I would mix it up and do a board focused on a couple new wedding dresses for 2011. I really like the styles I have seen so far.
I also had to include the photos of the birdcage veil, I am in love with these! It is a classic veil style made trendy in resent years. This style of veil is timeless and alluring making this a popular choice for brides. The birdcage veil was worn by vintage Hollywood actresses and brides in the 1940s.
Could this be an option for your wedding day?

Bride Style 2011

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Country Charm

I love all the country weddings I have been seeing lately. I put together this board with some pictures I found from a country photo shoot that inspired me. I was thinking for a rehearsal dinner or shower this type of setup would be fantastic.  Using antiques and treasures that could be found in grandmas attic or the local thrift store add a sweet, fresh feel to the event as well as being budget friendly.

Country Charm

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Pretty in Pink

I found this beautiful inspiration board online while surfing awhile back and just love it. I wanted to share it because I think the color combination would work very well with any season.  Chocolate brown gives any color combination a rich feel. Using different pinks together adds depth and interest to the florals.

Pinks and Chocolate

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Renee and Joe--- October 9, 2010

I love wedding story boards. It has become my new favorite way to display my work. Each bride and groom has a different personality and style. My job is to bring that out in the floral arrangements. This bride brought in a specific bouquet she found online that she loved, we took those ideas and made a bouquet that was all her own full of white stargazer lilies and white dendrobium orchids. It was a pleasure to work with Renee.

My experience with Floral Design was amazing! Angela was so dedicated to my wedding and personalized so many details of my wedding. She worked so hard at designing exactly what I wanted and I was so incredibly happy with my wedding. The flowers made my wedding so beautiful and I could not have asked for a better florists. She delivered all of my flowers to me and the church seperatly while I was getting ready. She was on time and prompt and even let me come in the day before the wedding to look at all the arrangements. Thank you Angela!

Renee and Joe

Photos by: Tom at Prairie Photography
Flowers by: Angela Austin at Floral Design

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sunset Colors

Hallie and LeeRoy August 2010
Flowers by: Angela Austin at Floral Design
Photography by: Matt Shumate at
Wedding Location: Kroc Center Coeur D'Alene, Idaho

My fiance and I had attended a bridal fair in Post Falls, where we met Angela Austin. At that time we were getting pretty stressed because we were getting down to the wire and we still had no ideas for floral arrangements. I came across Angela's table and immediately loved her work! We set up an appointment that day and I walked into her shop a few days later. She made me feel extremely confident in choosing her as my florist as we glanced through different books together. Then, I found it! I knew exactly what I wanted! And Angela made it all possible and in my price range! It was a dream come true! Not only did she make my gorgeous bouquet and beautiful boutonnieres, corsages, and bridesmaids' bouquets, but she also made all of the amazing centerpieces and even helped make one of the silk floral arrangements that my fiance and I had put together, five times better! I thought my wedding was absolutely stunning as it was, but with Angela's artistic touch, she made everything explode with color! Thank you Angela!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Plum Crazy!

I love shades of purple for winter weddings.  The peacock feathers compliment  the purple tones  and I am always drawn to different, interesting textures.

Plum Crazy

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010 More fall inspiration

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Desert Bloom or Sedona Sunset
 Enchanted Dream Weddings and Events      SMP Style Circle
Another beautiful warm fall color palette.  I love the style of this board, the colors are rich and textures are great. 

Fall wedding inspirations

 The wedding inspiration boards found on Snippet and Ink are wonderful!
 I love fall in northern Idaho, it makes a beautiful backdrop for a wedding.  This particular board reflects that warm, inviting feeling of fall.
The idea of homemade jams in cute little jars as guest gifts is simple, yet thoughtful and the variety of pies and tarts on the dessert table gives a warm and welcoming feeling for guests. The floral arrangements reflect the warm pallet and add to the country charm.

Mood: crisp autumn, warm farmhouse
Palette: burnt umber, burnt sienna, warm cream, brown tweed

Top row from left: farmhouse with autumn leaves via We Heart It, centerpiece with orange flowers and white compote vase by Matthew Robbins for Martha Stewart Weddings, photo of jam jar favors by Suzy Clement
Row 2: hand-lettered letterpress invitation by Cynthia Warren, variety of pumpkins from Martha Stewart, homespun dessert table by Rebecca Thuss for Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 3: acorn and autumn leaf boutonniere from Martha Stewart Weddings, autumn entrance with pumpkins and leaves from Martha Stewart, photo of red haired bride by Shelly Kroeger, farmhouse linens via Katy Elliott