Delaware Wedding Florist: Masquerade Inspired Editorial Shoot

The idea of a masquerade inspired editorial photo shoot has been in my head for some time now.  One day while I was having lunch with Kylene Cleaver of Leave It to Me Photography, I told her about my vision.  She became giddy with joy and told me that she would love to capture my idea in film.  From there, everything just fell in place for this editorial shoot.

Photo: Leave It to Me Photography

Photo: Leave It to Me Photography

Let me start with how this crazy (or as Kylene calls it “genius”) idea came to be in my head.  First, I must admit to my guilty pleasure of reading historical romance novels.  Yup, I love them!  In the majority of the novels, there always seems to be a masquerade ball where everyone gets dressed up and wears a mask.  It adds a sense of mystery, intrigue, and romance!  This was where my inspiration began.  I wanted to find a way to keep those feelings while using flowers and greens to create a bridal masquerade look.

Photo: Leave It to Me Photography

Photo: Leave It to Me Photography

To go along with my vision, we selected the “Vivian” gown by Matthew Christopher from Jennifer’s Bridal.  Can I just tell you how stunning this dress was?!  All of the seams had tiny little pearls!  It had the simplest yet regal style that I wanted for this shoot.  Adding an extra touch of glam, we also borrowed these gorgeous earrings and bracelet by Haute Bride from Jennifer’s Bridal.

Photo: Leave It to Me Photography

Photo: Leave It to Me Photography

When deciding on a color palette, I decided that I wanted to use marsala, which is the Pantone color of the year, and some pinks and blushes with a touch of gold.  Pantone describes marsala as a “naturally robust and earthy wine red.”  I consider it a burgundy or dark red/fuschia.  This kept with the richness and depth that I wanted to portray in the photos.  I added burgundy feathers and rose gold wire for different textures and to add some whimsy.

Photo: Leave It to Me Photography

Photo: Leave It to Me Photography

Photo: Leave It to Me Photography

Photo: Leave It to Me Photography

Personally, I love a cascading bouquet…. so that is the style that I went with for this shoot.  It definitely added drama, and it was perfect with this incredible bridal gown!  To top everything off, the mask enhanced the mystery of the look.

Photo: Leave It to Me Photography

Photo: Leave It to Me Photography

Jen Terrell of Jen’s Hair Creations did a breathtaking job on Kathleen’s hair and makeup!  We also could not have asked for a more ideal location than the Buena Vista Mansion!  The mansion and grounds are fabulous!

I hope that you enjoyed all of the gorgeousness captured by Kylene Cleaver of Leave It to Me Photography!  It was amazing to see something in my head come to life!  I hope that these pictures inspire you for your wedding.  Contact me today to schedule your floral consultation.

Photo: Leave It to Me Photography

Photo: Leave It to Me Photography

VENDOR LOVE | Venue:  Buena Vista Mansion | Photography:  Leave It to Me Photography | Flowers:  Floral Designs by Jessi | Hair & Makeup:  Jen’s Hair Creations | Dress Designer:  Matthew Christopher | Jewelry Designer:  Haute Bride | Dress & Jewelry:  Jennifer’s Bridal | Model: Kathleen Corcoran

Delaware Wedding Florist: Blush by Hayley Paige Trunk Show at Jennifer’s Bridal

One of my favorite designers that Jennifer’s Bridal carries is Hayley Paige.  Her dresses are timeless with a unique flair.  About a week ago, Jennifer’s Bridal had a trunk show for the Spring 2015 line of Blush by Hayley Paige.  The dresses did not disappoint!

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Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

The inspiration for the floral arrangements came from the photo shoot for Hayley Paige‘s new line.  It took place on a tropical island.  So, what’s better than gorgeous orchids, king protea, pink ginger, gloriosa, and lush greenery.  I loved manipulating the ferns by braiding and weaving them to add different textures to the design.

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Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

The next trunk show at Jennifer’s Bridal is this weekend.  They will have the entire Fall 2015 line for Tara Keely.  This will be your first chance to see the new line!  They haven’t even put pictures of the dresses on their website yet!  Call Jennifer’s Bridal today to schedule your appointment.  For a full list of upcoming trunk shows, please check out their events page.

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

Contact me today to schedule a floral design consultation for your wedding or special event.  Call me today at (302) 691-5525.  I look forward to hearing from you!

Delaware Floral Designer: Winterthur Point-to-Point

The first Sunday of every May brings the feel of Springtime and the steeplechase races at Winterthur Point-to-Point.  My husband and I have been able to attend this event numerous times, and we always have a great time.  Can you ask for a more gorgeous day to spend outside?!

After the Kentucky Derby yesterday, it is nice to see everyone dressed up today for the races in Delaware.  Who doesn’t love the over-the-top fashion?!

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

My new obsession has been designing and creating these derby inspired hats.  I made this floral fascinator for Christina to wear to Point-to-Point.  Doesn’t she look beautiful?!

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

I loved making this out of monestra leaves, aspidistra, Dendrobium orchids, and freesia.  This hat will definitely stand out in the crowd!!!

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

I am now taking orders for floral hats and jewelry designed and created out of fresh flowers and greens with your personal vision in mind.  All eyes will be on you in one of these creations!!!

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

Contact me today to place your order.  Call me at (302) 691-5525 or email me at FloralDesignsbyJessi@yahoo.com.  For more information, check out my Horse Races & Events page.  I look forward to working with you.

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

Delaware Florist: Pink Tulips for National Infertility Awareness Week

This week is National Infertility Awareness Week.  In honor of this week, I created bouquets with a variety of pink tulips and greens for Reproductive Associates of Delaware (RAD) to distribute to local OB/GYN offices with information on infertility.

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Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

This is something that is near and dear to my heart.  My husband, Scott, and I have been dealing with infertility issues for over three years. Throughout the treatment process, I have had numerous tests, three surgeries, a weight loss of over 40 pounds, and even had a cancer scare. I have held my head high and pushed through. I was not going to give up. Just recently, we received the news that we are cleared to begin the IVF process.  We are so grateful for everyone at RAD for their care and support!  We appreciate it.

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Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

I loved being a part of spreading the awareness about infertility through the beauty of flowers!

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Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

Bucks County Wedding Florist: Floral Stylized Photo Shoot with Melissa & Katie

Spring is FINALLY here!  With that said, I was inspired by the Kentucky Derby for this floral stylized photo shoot.  I wanted to design and create floral hats and jewelry that could be worn at a horse race or race party.

Tradition says that wearing hats brings good luck to the races.  Why not wear a FABULOUS hat!  Shouldn’t it bring even more luck?!

I had so much fun making these floral fascinators and jewelry!  Melissa and Katie were great models and able to capture the essence of the theme!  The pictures were taken at the beautiful gardens at Byers’ Choice Ltd. and downtown Doylestown.

If you’re not attending one of the Triple Crown races, there are a bunch of local horse races including Winterthur Point-to-Point and the Devon Horse Show & Country Fair.

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

These floral fascinators are reminiscent of the styles of hats worn in England.  Floral jewelry is a great option to accessorize your favorite dress.

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

I am now taking orders for hats and jewelry designed and created out of fresh flowers and greens with your personal vision in mind.  Wearing one of these will make you stand out among the crowd!!!

Contact me today to place your order.  Call me at (302) 691-5525 or email me at FloralDesignsbyJessi@yahoo.com.  For more information, check out my Horse Races & Events page.  I look forward to working with you.