Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The New Site is Launched!!!

After months of selecting and editing photos - and many late nights to get it just right - today we launch our fab new website!!! 
We're sure you'll be inspired by the gorgeous photos - lots of recent work and many that we just couldn't omit from our old site. Some of the terrific photographers whose images you'll see include Snap! Photography, Kristin Spencer, The Bristol Workshops, Meghan Sepe and M Benedicte Verley

And our hat's off to Lindsay Logan of WOMA graphic Design who did an amazing job bringing our vision to gorgeous visual reality. We love you Lindsay!!!

Visit us often, as our front page will change monthy with exciting new stuff to check out - and of course our Blog will keep you posted on everything happening. We'd love to have your comments!

We've also included pix from some of our many International Events. While we call Newport home, you may not know that we are old hands on the road. Stoneblossom is glad to create our magic wherever you may be!

To our friends old and new - we thank you for visiting our site and hope to hear from you soon!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Featured Wedding on Chattybrides!!!

Check out the December 22nd post on! It highlights one of our summer weddings at Mt. Hope Farm. It's also a featured wedding in the just-released Southern NE Weddings 2009 issue! Beautiful photos from Armor & Martel!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

"These are a few of our favorite things"!

Looking back at the many, many extraordinary events of 2008, we wanted to share some of our favorite images - with many thanks and kudos to the talented photographers who took them!!!

kristin spencer photography:

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas in Newport

The Breakers - the largest and grandest of Newport's Gilded Age summer "cottages" was dressed to the nines this past weekend for the Preservation Society of Newport County's Holiday Dinner Dance. Built for Cornelius Vanderbilt II, the ornate designs of its 70 rooms were all crafted and assembled in Europe and shipped and re-assembled here. It's named for the crashing Atlantic Ocean waves on the rocks of this 13 acre estate.
Stoneblossom was honored to participate in this lavish affair - a seated dinner in the Great Hall for 250 guests. Our (75 lb!) tall iron stands provided perfect scale for this over the top space - although delivering them in a blizzard was an unexpected challenge!

Warm and Happy Holidays to you and yours from all of us at Stoneblossom!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Onward to Spring!!!

The shortest day of the year is passed!

We've been shoveling out here in the Northeast!
One of our annual Holiday bashes took place on Saturday - and not only did we get our White Christmas - we watched the best numbers from the movie after much holiday cheer! The blue-feathered "Sisters" pictured above with Rosemary Clooney and Vera Allen is particularly campy. And it doesn't get much better than Bing Crosby crooning away, snow flying, with those who worked so hard together all season all around you. 

It's no surprise that a creative gang that makes fabulous visual statements are also great cooks. One in our midst took his famed meatloaf to a competition on The View - which we all got to sample!  Perhaps we can coax him to share the recipe.... The desserts were to die for!

There's so little time during the crazy season to stop and appreciate the wonderful people that make the magic all happen. We've got the best team ever and are so grateful for all that they do to make every special Stoneblosssom client's day something they'll never forget! It was so great to all be together and chill.

So onward to Spring!!!  We've had crocus bloom as early as February 1st which is a mere 6 weeks away!!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The WOW Factor...

Check out this fab Castle Hill wedding from this past season! The couple wanted the lounge tent to have real POP - and we delivered! The black and white undercloths fitted with cerise "caps" gave a tailored look to the cocktail tables. We reversed the combination for this square place card table. Black vases with strong lines, sculptural florals, and trays of black sand for the place cards all made for a stunning look!

We're big fans of lighting if it fits in your budget! It's the finishing touch - adding drama and atmosphere. Notice how effective it is on the place card table after dark. And not to mention how terrific and inviting it makes our lounge look!

Check out more of this great wedding in the Venues section under Castle Hill!
Lighting Provided by Ormonde Productions. Click on the link to see lots of lighting in many of Newports venues - and beyond!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Huge Full Moon and thoughts of Exotic Locales!

The next few weeks are always pretty quiet here. Everyone's in the holiday mode and hopefully
Getting Enganged!
We look forward to hearing from you in January and making your dreams come true.
As we hunker down with our crock pots and fireplaces, under the biggest full moon of the season - it's fun to remember warm and sultry places!
Who could forget when a rogue typhoon hit during our set up in Puerto Rico! It passed as quickly as it came, but a great memory over a bowl of robust winter chili!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Southern New England Weddings Hits the Shelves!

The much anticipated lauch of the 2009 Southern New England Weddings issue took place Monday night at the Providence Biltmore. The whole Stoneblossom staff was there for this annual event - with great food and wine - and the best part - hanging out - rather than stressing out - with friends and other vendors that we work with throughout the crazy season!

Stoneblossom has six - yes SIX !!!! featured weddings in this year's issue. Many thanks to Lisa Schryver and Tracey Becker for their continued support!

Also great news is that SNEW has joined forces with! - a new interactive website that includes a blog, vendor resources, photo galleries and a new featured wedding every week. Check it out!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Stoneblossom in Sylvia Weinstock's New Book!

We are honored to have one of our weddings featured in the "Queen of Cakes" new book - Sylvia Weinstock's Sensational Cakes!

This was a stunning Newport wedding! We loved working with Maggie and Scott and we still keep in touch. Their eye for detail was impeccable. Even the cake was based on the ornate beading of her Reem Acra gown.

It was also featured in the Grace Ormonde Wedding Style New England 2008 issue

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Corporate Holiday Dinner at the New York Yacht Club

                                      photos: Perrettaphoto

The final night for this corporate event was held at The New York Yacht Club, a glorious Beaux Arts masterpiece on 44th street. The nautical-themed facade is amazing!
Cocktails were served downstairs in the bar - built as if inside the hull of a boat!
An enormous fireplace and decorated tree held court in the "Model Room" where dinner and lots of dancing took place into the wee hours...
And speaking of wee hours - we got back to our RI studio at 5:00 am - but heck - tis the season!!!

What's better than NY for the holidays???

                                                    photos: perrettaphoto

Despite the travel, traffic, parking tickets and ornery load-ins that are a given when working in the city, there's still nothing like being there in December. It's just crazy wonderful - so many lights - and those over-the top windows!!!
We did festive parties for a corporate client in two fancy venues.
Guests were welcomed in fine style at The New York Palace.
Cocktails and a buffet before the theatre had a vintage look. We custom made linens from silvery flocked taffeta and used loads of fun candles in the ornate spaces.

Monday, December 1, 2008

New BLOG!!!

We've launched our new blog!!!
We'll keep you updated on all of our latest events, floral creations and favorite things as they happen.You can always visit to see our ever changing portfolio and monthly updates.
Thanks for visiting the BLOG!!!!!
Yakity yak...!!!!

The cozy "Moroccan"corner of our Showroom