Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Details, Details!!!

We love this detailing by Sherry Scott above! It'a a cost effective way to jazz up your wedding centerpieces!!!

Check out all these fab creations by our one and only Margot Winger! She's travelled around the world with us for many years and she's just terrffic at everything she does.

She went to town dolling up these cubes - every one unique!!!

You go girl!!!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

June in Newport and Peonies!!!

Finally the flower marker shelves are full of their spring bounty - including a sumptuous array of peonies! These few weeks a year they are at last abundant in all their voluptuous glory!
The Maid's bouquet above was from from the stunning wedding of Amy and Anthony at Rosecliff a few weekends ago. Love those yellow tree peonies!!!!

The enormous place card table above was a lnockout!
Salmon peonies on the terrace for cocktails....

And the Tuscan Station had not only the salmon ones but a cool variety called Cheddar Pom Pom!

Dinner tables were detailed at the base of each tall candelabra with 5 silver vases each monobotanically designed.

Architectural lighting from Ormonde Productions adds wonderful ambience in addition to all of our candlelight.
Outside, the fountain shimmers with votives.....

A dramatic view of the evening terrace.

We enhanced Rosecliff's seawall with Bronze lanterns. You can see the Chinese Tea House at Marble house illuminated in the background!

An illuminated farewell - 200 luminaria guided guests out to Bellevue Avenue after an unforgettable Newport night!

Florals, Lanterns, Custom Linens: Stoneblossom Floral and Event Design
Event Production and Planning: David Reinhard Events, NY
Catering: Fine Catering by Russell Morin

Saturday, June 6, 2009

L'Hotel Ritz and the Chocolate Factory!

It's French Open Finals Weekend at Roland Garros - and it brings back fond memories of Paris and Stoneblossom adventures in the bowels of the infamous Paris Ritz!

A corporate client flew us in for their VIP program where guests enjoyed the tennis by day and 5 star dining by night. Unfortunately no images exist as it was pre-digital, but needless to say those world renown restaurants never looked so glam!

We needed a workspace to do our thing and the only cubby they could spare was the chocolate factory - three floors under Le Place Vendome. Steeped in history, chocolates were made here for kings queens and princes - but for us we were happy to have water and a fridge!

Rungis - the amazing Paris wholesale market - is just out of this world - especially on this Spring weekend!! Farms from all over France bring in bucketloads of peonies, garden roses, fabulous bundles of herbs and spring foraging delights. We were grateful that we payed attention in high school French as at least we knew our numbers and Non et Oui -  although a form of charades seems always inevitable when shopping in foreign markets!

These corporate jaunts are certainly a thing of the past but it sure was grand creating flowers en Paris with Bruce Springsteen in the suite to our left and a Saudi Sheik in the suite to our right. A word to the wise when staying at L'Hotel Ritz - beware! Those delectable room service Pommes Frites (French Fries) are $50.00 a plate!

Stoneblossom would love to provide the the GLAM wherever your very special event may be!!!