WHAT MAGICAL WEDDING

I am so pleased with the way this wedding turned out! It was a beautiful day on the coast of Maine. I am so fortunate to have worked with an incredible Bride & Groom and their families! I had a fabulous team too.

Thank you Griffin & Griffin Lighting, Peak Events, The Libbys Photo & Films, The Roaming Speakeasy Co., Big Tree Catering, and my Celia Bedilia Team!

I hope you enjoyed seeing this event as much as I enjoyed doing it!

Thank you for stopping by let me know your thoughts by commenting or liking this post.

XOXO, C

What do weddings look like during a pandemic?

What do weddings look like during a pandemic? They look different and yet they look the same. We are celebrating love which is always beautiful! This was the first wedding I did during the pandemic. We had custom masks, practiced social distancing, and created a magical night completely outdoors!

Making social distancing intimate is more challenging than one might think. Creating spaces that invite people to sit and enjoy each others company while least six feet apart takes some planning. Fortunately we had a pool as part of the landscape which allowed us to space guests without making it look planned.

Thankfully certain things remain the same…Dad’s still walk their daughters down the aisle. With proper planning it is easy seat families or pods together, if you have been isolating together you can be seated together! Do not mix groups that is a thing of the past for now.

The most important part of the wedding is the couple, keeping them safe and happy is my biggest goal! This couple was great they kept their guest list to under the CDC guidelines and all of the vendors followed the rules. We had a safe and wonderful event!

I learned with the proper team, and preparation a COVID-19 wedding is not only possible but can be fabulous! Thank you Whitney Fox for these amazing images.

Thank you to everyone involved. The family was wonderful, Churchill Catering (Portland ME), Griffin & Griffin Lighting (Scarborough ME), Whitney Fox Photography (Portland ME), & My Celia Bedilia team all made the event seamless.

Thank you for stopping by! If you like my post let me know by liking it or commenting.

C

Bloom Filled Bouquets

There is something so appealing about this bouquet. I love the touch of blue to bring the tradition of “something borrowed, something blue” into the day, the heirloom roses are also so lovely. I used more color on the tables but the same feel throughout the wedding! Thank you Whitney Fox for the photos.

One of the best parts of my job is creating events that truly reflect the couple. This bride and groom were such fun, and so was their wedding. We had crisp blue Ikat table runners made for the event, used romantic mercury glass votive candles, and classic blooms finished the look!

As I look back on my weddings from 2018 & 2019 I filled with a mix of pride and sadness. Weddings in 2020 have not been what they were meant to be. I am looking forward to the future of my business and all the memories and bouquets yet to come!!!

Thank you for stopping by! I wish you all a beautiful day.

Woodland Arrangement

Here is my project for a rainy day in Maine, no flowers but lots of dried items! My inspiration was my beautiful foraged branch.

Thanks for stopping by. What are you doing on a rainy quarantined day? Let me know by commenting.

XO

C

Designing a Beautiful Life

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I feel so lucky to have a wonderful career. My job is all about enjoying the beauty that surrounds us or creating beautiful spaces or events for my clients.

When we are free to travel again I look forward to bringing my clients to Europe. Travel opens your mind, lifts your spirits, and feeds your soul.

Photo: Italy fall 2019 tour
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Most of my weddings have been postponed or canceled altogether for 2020, but I am still dreaming about bouquets and tablescapes.

One of CB Design weddings in 2018
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We will move our classes online so we can still learn and love flowers, gardening & interior ideas.

Floral & Design Classes
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Anything is possible when you believe in yourself and you enjoy your work.

I am using this downtime to take classes, watch YouTube videos on gardening, and read as many articles, books, and blogs about design as I can.

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I know some of you are taking Master Classes, learning languages, gardening, cooking, binge-watching Netflix, and working out.

How are you using your quarantine time???

Let me know by commenting or liking my post!

Thank you for stopping by and please stay safe and healthy!

Xo 😘 Celia

Garden Renovation

I am taking this COVID-19 down time as an opportunity to rehab my backyard. My front garden is beautiful…now it is time to focus on the back! I can not wait to get started. The vision board above has some of my ideas. I already have a wonderful pergola. I am going to add raised beds, stone paths, a gate to the woods, shade garden, cutting garden, fire pit, and a fence made of old pallets!

Do you have any ideas for me? what do you think is a must in a garden? I have been binge watching Garden Rescue, Roots & Refuge Farm and P. Allen Smith on YouTube. I am ready to give this the old college try.

Wish me luck and please help me with any advice, tips, questions. Please use the comment section to speak to me!

Thank you for stopping, Celia

STAY AT HOME: CREATE, COOK, PLAY

This Spring, you may not be entertaining family for Passover or Easter, but you can do this project. Although we are sheltering in place, it does not mean we are not celebrating. Bring life into your home with this centerpiece. I am going to my local nursery (Skillins.com); they are doing curbside pick-ups now. So I will be getting the supplies I need to create some urns for my front door and a centerpiece for my kitchen island. As always, my puppy Georgia is my shadow, cleaning, planting, planning for the upcoming wedding season.

Thank you all for stopping by. I hope you are well. Please send me photos of your creations. Let me know if you like the post by commenting or liking it!

Stay healthy, safe, creative and most importantly stay home!

Celia

Yippee it is Wedding Planning Season

It is the best part of the year for me! Wedding planning season, my creative juices are flowing, I wake up at 2am in a dreamy state thinking about my wonderful brides & grooms. This is one of my vision boards, I can totally visualize this couple’s big day!

It makes me so happy to be working on next season’s weddings! I hope you like the feel of these boards, I am inspired by my brides & grooms.

Thank you for stopping by.

XO, Celia

Relaxing Sunday Flower Arranging

I love an excuse to chill out in my studio. It is Sunday, and I finished my gardening just before the sky went black and the rain came. Now, I have an excuse to play in my studio!

Hope you are enjoying your Sunday! How do you like to unwind?

Let me know if you like this post by liking it or commenting!

Best,

Celia

Sell your inspiration to a client through photography

We all know at a restaurant we eat with our eyes first. How many times have you looked at what other diners have ordered and commented on it? “That looks good” or “let’s ask the waitstaff about that”. Well, wedding design is the same; we need to sell our concept with images that excite our clients and explain our vision. Below is my concept for a wedding I am designing in July.

I can’t wait to get started! I think the colors are so pretty and they will pop against the navy patterned tablecloths, shown below!

Hope you like the vision, thankfully my clients did!

Enjoy Summer!!!

Xo

Celia

Playing with greens from the garden

Hello All,I have been fanatically practicing the skills I gained at the London Flower School! As I think I have mentioned, there is a big movement in Europe to go foam free in floral design. They choose to use chicken wire for the mechanics of their arrangements, rather than foam. I am hoping to go foam free when possible for my weddings. I am a big believer in the concept that if you put in the time you can master any skill. This summer I am going to master floral design using chicken wire!I am hoping to get one of our guest instructors from London to come do a floral retreat in Maine in 2019! I think a weekend of flowers, good healthy food, yoga and bonding would do a lot for ones soul!Here is today’s practice!Step one: Make chicken wire mechanics.Step two: Forage for greens and strip them of any leaves that would fall below your water line a promote bacteria and cloudy water.Step three: Go for it! In this case, I am making something for my kitchen island, so it will be viewed from all sides. I did not want to buy anything for this arrangement as it is just for me, so I only added a few blooms to it. As always, if you like this post let me know by liking it or commenting on it! Thanks for stopping by have a beautiful weekend!Best,Celia

Celebrate friends and family don’t sweat the small stuff

Hi guys,

Thanks for dropping by! This weekend I am being entertained and entertaining VIPS from DC and The Bay Area (SFO) in what we referred to as “The City”, but most of you think of as NYC. Unfortunately, my favorite June 2017 couple are in Maine, so I will not see them! This is a floral arrangement from their wedding!

Anyway, having/making time for VIP events no matter what VIP means to you, is important. We need to realize who our VIPS are and cherish the fact that they want to be with us, celebrate us, and cherish our relationships.

We all get caught up in how we are perceived, but it is more important that we spend less time impressing and more time enjoying. I met with one of my favorite families today, they get this concept, they are so lovely and understand that my goal is to make the bride’s dreams come true!

So to all my Brides & Grooms major in the majors, everyone is coming to celebrate your wedding and love, do not stress about things you cannot control! Love you all!

Practice for my August 18th wedding!

By the way the highlight of my day was at the gym this am, working out next to one of my favorite people Susie, and meeting Flip!

Flip I am stopping by to see your garden!

I am so thankful my husband brought me to Maine 18 years ago this April, what a long, strange, wonderful trip it has been!

Thanks for stopping by!

Best,

Celia