wedding and event florist

wedding and event florist

Thursday, May 10, 2012


This is something I keep meaning to post but somehow never get the time!  I have a wonderful, eclectic collection of vintage items that I offer as rentals for my events.  This collection is contantly being added to, since I am a bit of an antique and estate sale nut... something I have always loved to do!!

candelabras, white ceramic vintage pitchers and vessels, a wide collection of old rusty stuff too! (many more in the photos below too...)

One of my favorite uses for these is an entrance table, dessert table, or focal area.  Somewhere that your guests will get a chance to look over everything and add some interest, depth, and personality to these otherwise semi bare areas.

A large collection of vintage doilies, so fun to tuck in different areas!  Mirrors, crystal and silver dishes and dessert trays.  Now these are not just for desserts, it is fun to stack favors or candies on these too!  Incorporate your programs into a grouping of items for a vintage feel.

Trunks and suitcases!  So fun to stack any goodies on.  And my never ending collection of clear vintage glass bottles and jars, these are great in little grouping throughout your wedding.  On a bar, in bathrooms, entrance tables, dessert tables, and my favorite--- group 5-10 together in the center of each table, maybe on top of a burlap square, and have small bunches of flowers or a few stems to add height differences and interest to your guest tables.  Doing rectangular banquet tables?? Even better!  a few small grouping of 2-3 down the center of the table works great and wont take up the valuable space.  Put them on a few stacked old books, or slats of old barn panels.  Cost effective and Beautiful!

I've got stacks and stacks of fun colored old books, a constant find during my estate sale shopping trips.  Took me a long time to collect, but so happy I have them!  I like to search for interesting cover art, color schemes, and best of all- love inspired titles.  I know they say not to judge a book by it's cover... but that is exactly what I do!!

My Typewriters, ahhh, sigh,  I love these gems.  Both irriplacable to me.  Great for a guestbook area.  A really fun focal point for display!!!

Got Milk??!!  I have a collection of over 30 milk glass vases.  Fun to line down those long tables and have a few Crespedia (Billy Balls) for a fun bright pop of mustard yellow.  really anything goes for these!

I filled each one of these with one or two flowers, using Crespedia, Gerbera Daisy, and Dusty Miller at my most recent bridal expo, it was a great focal point, got a great response from the brides, and was very cost effective and fits great in this old coke box I have.  It also looked beautiful on my dining room table the week following! :)

So there are a few samples of my rentables.  My collection is always changing and being added to, and these photos are not all-- there is already a whole lot more!  If you have any questions or need some quotes feel free to ask!  I deliver and set-up, and would be happy to help you plan out a fun and interesting, eclectic display for your wedding or party! 


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Paper Wedding Bouquets! Check out my Etsy

So here is a new venture I am going on!  I have already told you all about the Etsy Shop, LoriBoeDesign, where I share and sell my new creations that are wedding related, and the newest addition is my paper, silk, and cotton flower bouquets.  Below is my all paper bouquet titled 'Mustard and Gray" and is composed of handmade (by me!) origami and rolled textured paper flowers.  I abolutely love this color combo and have been seeing alot of it lately.  The center of the Origami flowers are adorned with a button, for a little extra home made style.
The papers I am using are very high quality, heavy cardstock, and this particular bouquet uses several different shades of mustard yellow, which I think adds to the texture and interest quite a bit.  The stems have been wrapped in a chocolate brown, and have a twine knotting going all the up to the base of the bouquet.  Also, what a great keepsake these make from your wedding!! Plop it in a cool vintage vase and you now have a beautiful bouquet that will never wilt!

Let me know your feedback on these too, it is a new idea I had, I have seen them around and thought "I can make those! and they are so adorable!" Also the single flowers by themselves could be used for all kinds of wedding decor.  One at each placesetting, or maybe strands of them hanging from a ceiling or tree would be amazing!
 Above is another I made of a combination of printed papers in a mixture of antique blue, chocolate and mocha browns, taupe and cream colors.  I tied the stems with a vintage inspired ribbon for a fun added texture, and something fun to hang as you walk down the aisle.  The above right is the bouquet on display in a vintage milk jug that I have, love it on my mantle! 

All of these bouquets can be found at my etsy shop,
And of course if you are looking for items for your full bridal party, or items for other areas of your wedding, just ask!  I am always happy to create custom orders for my gals!

 So all of the above are made of paper, and below I will show you a mixture of the silks and handmade cotton and burlap!  These are just stunning, and can be made in any color scheme you can think of. 

At the top of the bouquet is a handmade cotton fringed layered flower with black rhinestones at  the center.  The larger flowers are silk peonies and ranunuculas, in creamy ivory and blush pinks.  These are all filled with fuzzy dusty miller leaves and hand rolled burlap rosettes.  I can get enough of it!!  Very elegant, but still rustic and chic, perfect for a barn or outdoor wedding.  Again, these can all be made to custom order, or quantity, simply check out the Etsy Shop!!

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my new creations, of course, my favorites will always be fresh flowers!  But these are some fun and unique options to think outside the box, I also plan on making a few samples of combining the two, this would be a great way to incorporate new textures and match specific wedding color schemes!  So keep checking in to see what I can think up next!

Much Love, Lori :)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Beautiful Downtown Church Wedding

Congratulations Hannah!  I loved working with this bride, she had a beautiful style, and I can't wait to see her professional photos from her photographer!  Simple, English garden, natural style using cream and eggplant purple, and accented by dusty miller, vintage lace, and burlap.  Ceremony was downtown San Luis at the First Presbyterian Church, which is a gorgeous stone church in the heart of San Luis.

The bride carried a rich and vintage feeling bouquet of eggplant calla lilies, purple and ivory lizianthus, accented by dusty miller and baby's breath.  The stems were wrapped with burlap, pinned with pearl pins, and tied with ivory lace to match her dress.  Loved it!  The bridesmaids had simple clutch bouquets of white garden roses and baby's breath, also wrapped with burlap and a simple knot of thinner lace to coordinate with the bride.  They looked amazing against their purple chiffon dresses!

Centerpieces were a simple 'just picked' style, using Avalanche garden roses, lizianthus, seeded eucalyptus, and hints of baby's breath.  The wooden riser was perfect to anchor the stone-filled vase in the center of the table.  I am all for any type of anchor for your centerpieces, be it fabric, wood, stone, tile, or petals.  Having this really draws in the eye of your guest and adds interest to any floral arrangement.  Great job Hannah!