(Images courtesy of Richelle Brown Weddings)
Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
The picture is Gabby of Cake Coquette and myself, showing her my clay flower samples I was giving to her to try out with her cakes! Gabby makes beautiful cakes and I'm hoping one day I can do a taste test and her shop. She does amazing work. She even worked for the CAKE DIVAS in Hollywood (if you've seen the reality TV show on WeTV, it's pretty interesting and entertaining). Gabby is excited about promoting this to her clients as an alternative to sugar and gumpaste flowers.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
As many of you know, I'm doing a giveaway on Melissa Smitten's website. So I decided as a "thank you" gift to her, I would create a design using the colors she liked most and send it to her. I liked it so much I had to take a picture and send it to her. She's so excited to get one of my designs and see my work firsthand! Who knows, I might just have to recreate this to sell on my Etsy site when I have more free time!
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
The funny thing is that Alyssa and Daniel live minutes from where I live. They are such a fun and delightful couple. I'm very fortunate that I get to coordinated their wedding for my best friend Cheryl of Orchid Isle Weddings & Events because she's due around their wedding date and can't physically make it. Cheryl and I have worked on a few occasions as I was her assistant wedding planner when she did weddings on Oahu. This will one of the first times that I get to see all my work on the day of the wedding! So exciting... I'm really excited about being an on-location wedding blogger for a Mau'i destination wedding! It's hard to believe there's less than 45 days until their big day.
Here are the details of the items we're giving away to 3 lucky winners! Below is the write up that is posted on Melissa's blog:
Diane of DK Designs is having an exciting giveaway of her amazing clay flowers on Melissa's Smitten Blog! Simply email email@example.com with your name, email and snail-mail address and wedding date to enter! Contest ends on November 7, 2008. One entry per person per day. Be sure to email all your friends to let them know about this fun giveaway!
Gardenia Hair Flower - $20 value: Gardenias are a very popular flower to wear in your hair on your wedding day. Why not try a handcrafted gardenia hair flower! This way it will last you through the ceremony, reception and beyond! The gardenias are slightly off-white, but not ivory. They are 3.5 inches in diameter and are VERY lightweight. The flowers are attached to a U-shape hairpin to fit securely in your up-do or low-do hairstyle.
Passionate about Peonies - $100 value: This arrangement is called, Passionate about Peonies. It measures 6 inches high by 7 inches across the top. It's filled with light pink and fuchsia pinkish-red peonies, both in full bloom and in bud form! The full bloom peonies have over 30 petals, all handcrafted one petal at a time. The flowers are arranged in a 3 inch square white ceramic cube vase. If you love peonies, you will absolutely love this floral arrangement.
Gardenias in Something Blue - $75 value: This beautiful light blue latte cup is brimming with gardenia blossoms! 2 buds, 2 half open and 3 full gardenias mixed with some light blue floral fillers finish this piece off. It measures approximately 6 inches in diameter and 4.5 inches high. It's clean, stylish and sophisticated. This would make a great gift for a bride or even a centerpiece for a bridal shower!
The flowers are all handcrafted by the artist featured on the Martha Stewart Show, utilizing Claycraft by DECO soft clay, which enables the artist to create lifelike flowers one petal at a time. Diane’s work has been featured in For the Bride Magazine, In Style Weddings Magazine (via http://www.estiloweddings.com/) and Pacific Rim Weddings Magazine. The bulk of the Diane's work is in custom bridal bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres and other floral decor.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
So this afternoon I started doing my daily blog reading and I wanted to see if Miss (or should I say Mrs.) Pineapple posted anything new on her blog! They took a little honeymoon getaway after the wedding. She had some photos of her wedding day and I found the link to her photographer's site/slideshow of their wedding day. It gave me goosebumps. It was so beautiful and I almost felt like I was a guest at their wedding. It looks like such a wonderful wedding and fun reception. I love her candy bar.. so festive and fun! (Image to the left is courtesy of Mary Mervis Photography)
Anyway, click here or on the image to see the photography done by Mary Mervis Photography! I can't wait to share more as Mrs. Pineapple provides more images! I absolutely loved the Pittsburgh skyline and city as the backdrop to their wedding photos. Modern and so beautiful. Emily was definitely a DIY bride and everything she did and worked on were AMAZING!
Congratulations again Mr. & Mrs. Pineapple! It was such an honor to work with you both on creating everlasting bridal bouquets and flowers for your special day! October 18th is truly the SWEETEST DAY!
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
At any rate, this is what I came up with for her destination wedding. I didn't think the yellows and Tiffany Blue would go together, but they somehow do. It's funny, I think not being from an art background I'm often pleasantly surprised at what colors work. I guess I should spend more time with the color wheel! LOL.
I still have her guest book to finish, but I wanted to share the photos that I took today of her order.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
I'm always so appreciative and touched that others in the wedding industry find my work worthy of sharing with brides who are planning their wedding. Thank you Kate! I hope to have Kate in the near future as a guest blogger to share her thoughts on having a "green" or "eco-chic" wedding.
Stay tuned for more exciting news coming this week! :)