Thursday, December 31, 2009

Our Most Colorful Featured Wedding in Southern New England Weddings!

Hot pink, peacock blue, purple, orange - absolutely luscious!!!!
The peacock theme was so fun to work with and loved all the amazing fabrics the Bride wore!

Click on the image to get a closer look or check out the new issue of
Southern NE Weddings here.
Our bouquet's on the cover!!!

Florals, Decor, Linen and Draping by Stoneblossom

Monday, December 28, 2009

Perfection in Detail! Jill and Jeff at Glen Manor

Jill and Jeff inspired us from the very first - so full of clear incredible vision!!!

Their attention to detail was like nothing we've encountered - short of the aid of a wedding planner extraordinaire!
Click on any photo to get an intimate look!

The look was natural, organic, lush, casually elegant and FUN!
Our tendrilly Birch Canopy was the perfect fit - laden with white Fall blooms.
Love this Black and white shot by the ever-outstanding Kristin Spencer...

Lush wreaths welcomed guests on the front doors of the Glen Manor House - a jewel of a venue in Portsmouth RI - styled after a French chateaux.

Quell the fall chill with a soft pashmina - each with a personal sentiment.
Gorgeous letterpress detailing everywhere. The talented couple made them, and many of the other personal touches themselves! You go guys!

Our lounge designs were made in small ruddy stumps! Love the chocolate cosmos and fiddlehead fern...

Mantles with rambling displays of hydrangea, roses and leveled candlelight.

There was a creative surprise at every turn - always the key to making an event memorable.
Vintage snapshots on twine with the Sakonnet River beyond - a great touch.
They thought through each and every detail....

Escort Cards were set around our French Wyre Urn filled with kiwi vine and hanging candlelight.

Notice the really unique wooden escort cards. Very special indeed.

Step inside, pick a postcard off the vintage rack and "mail" it in the antique brass mailbox!
Their printed materials labeled every last detail with flair and style!

Ahhh time for a feast and the dining room is dressed to the nines.
Against a sumptuous mossy green backdrop of pintuck irridescent taffeta - our custom gilded stands were laden with the bounty of fall in New England.

Low designs were set atop a bed of moss with chocolate ribbon detail.
Wooden table numbers!!!

Time for sweets - each one carefully selected to match the chocolate, green and ivory palette of course!!!

Love is Sweet....

How about this pair for the cake top????

They thought of everything!

A photo booth complete with costume accessories made for some really fun shots - such a great memento of this special night.

The Manor House aglow - with the party in full swing just inside.

Actually Jill and Jeff - Thank YOU! We loved working together and helping to bring your dreams to magical reality! You're the best!

Flowers by Stoneblossom

Photography by Kristin Spencer

Paper/Wood Products - Passing Notes

Calligraphy by Laura Hooper

Photo Booth - RI Photobooths

Cake by Mark Soliday - Confectionery Designs

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

We Make the Cover and our Fab New Ad is Released!!!!

Ever since our summer photoshoot with pal - international photographer/videographer
Rob Fortunato - we've been chomping at the bit to show you the amazing images!
This is the first to be released as our ad in Southern New England Weddings.
Not too shabby - but we'd expect nothing less from Rob. He's producing a video for us which we can't wait to see and show you. He spent last weekend filming Barack Obama for 60 Minutes no less and we're so lucky  to have crossed paths with him and his wife Jill. We did their wedding last spring.

So lots more to see as we release more images and shots from the photo shoot at Fort Adams in Newport!
See his amazing website HERE

Stoneblossom bouquet was chosen to grace the front cover of the just released Southern New England Weddings issue! They had their annual bash to celebrate the release last night and a great time was had by all!
In addition to the cover, we have three featured weddings and loads of images throughout the issue.
Visit SNE Weddings HERE to check out all the goods and order up your copy!!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Featured Wedding in grace ormonde Wedding Style

Check out our featured wedding in this season's issue of Grace's always over the top magazine.
We got the 911 that her new hardcover coffee table book is scheduled for release in February!!!
We are sure it will be nothing less than jaw-dropping!!!
The bride in this featured wedding was absolutely ethereal!

Monday, December 7, 2009

More Great Work from "Beginning to Bloom"

Another group of budding florists joined us here at Stoneblossom for another round of "Beginning to Bloom" through RI School of Design Continuing Ed - and a creative and talented bunch they were!
Check out the detail above from the arrangement below. Beets with their tops trimmed provided not only the element of surprise - but unique color and a "wow - what's that?".

The homework challenge was to go foraging - and then select a container to fit the pickins OR pick a container that inspires and then off to the backyard, vacant lot or woods! Fruit vegetables or other natural ingredients could be added but purchasing flowers was off limits!

Difficult to see in the photo of this antique basket below, but wonderful bottles and other containers created a collage within.

Fall display in chocolate, black and ecru...

This fun large display was created on a platter atop a table frame. Sumac and pomegranates added the important pop of focal color.

We all loved this winner above in the most creative category. Just fabulous! Click on it to better appreciate the ingredients.

Check out the unique hand-painted fish by the designer in this one. It was arranged in a driftwood-lined glass container with sand at the base. A mini seaside painting with tiny slatted beach fence detail finished this unique piece.

A study in succulents with kale...

This elegant winner was voted most saleable. Again - enlarge to take in all of the wonderful components beautifully used.

This was the overall fave! The huge (and heavy) hollow stump was found at a screeching halt along a roadside - then rolled down the hill! It's just chock full of luscious ingredients, not the least of which was the skate fish egg casing draping in the foreground.

Porcelina berries pick up the blue/green here in a magical way.

John Orton and Dennis Delsignore are the class instructors. Here's part of the creative gang during the critique by John.

Here are our winners for the homework challenge.
Great job!
Beginning to Bloom is the introductory course in the Floral Artistry Institute. It's taught by Stoneblossom staff through RISD CE. It's a series of 6 classes ending with a certificate of completion.
Space is still available for another Beginning to Bloom that will be offered in January. There are still a few spots left for the Wonderful Wedding Florals class as well. View the offerings online by clicking here

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Sarah and Kyle at Belle Mer's Island House

What a day for this glam event! Picture perfect!

Not a cloud in the sky for their ceremony overlooking Newport Harbor and the bridge.

Sweet bouquet of Lilly of the Valley.

Cruise ship as backdrop!!!

Our low designs in creamy white, apricot, champagne and touches of pink and chocolate:

Everything was designed in milk glass. These are two sizes of tall, graceful vases. The filigreed lanterns and the drapey pepperberry looked great together.

The Island House is the smaller of Belle Mer's two reception areas. Great billowy drapes like South Beach's Delano catch the breeze.
Sunset - the magic hour... Check out that incredible glow!

What's better than fiddlehead fern and chocolate cosmos???

Candles lit and ready for a party!!!

Lighting - the magical finishing touch...