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

Winter Weddings

I am working on the mood boards for a winter wedding. I love winter weddings they are such a welcome change from the traditional spring, summer & fall weddings.

I adore this family, I just met them but something just clicked!

Happy New Year everyone! I wish you all the very best for 2020.

C

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

Refined rustic master bedroom

Refined rustic, is the newest off shoot of the rustic design movement. Here is the concept, use rustic elements, like wood, metal and linen in transitional design.

I am working on a master bedroom for clients, the husband loves rustic and the wife does not. As any designer will tell you, this is common place, designers have to blend styles on a daily basis. Below, you can see the boards I have put together for a master bedroom with a refined rustic-coastal vibe.

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Most of these furniture pieces can be mixed and matched differently. I like my clients to pick out items that really speak to them, so the first set of boards help me hone in on their style.

What do you like and dislike about these options? Are you a fan of the current rustic design craze? Or are you ready to see something new?

Thank you for stopping by, please let me know your thoughts!

Happy Birthday America!

Best,

Celia

The Making of a Maine Wedding

This weekend, I had the pleasure of putting together a fantastic Maine wedding. It was at The Dockside Grill at Handy Boat Marina, in Falmouth. We built the tent on the dock of the boat yard…it was so cool!

I had the arbor below, built for the ceremony. I used vintage Indian security gates, and then stained and aged the spruce frame to finish the look. Then, I added plants, vines and roses to complete my vision!

Thank you, to my BFF Anne Sowles, who took these fabulous pictures of the set-up. When the professional pictures are done, I will post them too!

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The tent was spectacular no poles, clear sides and glorious views! We filled it with fragrant flowers, candles and rustic touches.

The head table, made up of two wood harvest tables, had a table runner of greens and flowers and floating candles.

My assistant Lindsey seen below helped pull the entire concept together for me!

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The photos below show the process, cylinder vases, greens, then flowers, bear grass, water and floating candles.

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The other tables had white linens, burlap runners and European vases filled with huge pale yellow, white and blush roses, green hydrangeas, and white peony’s.

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I am so proud of the way this wedding turned out. The flowers were so stunning, they practically arranged themselves. I hope you have enjoyed this sneak peak at my weekend!

Thank you for stopping by. Let me know your thoughts on my wedding flowers and decor.

Best,

Celia

Coastal Trends

As many of you know most of my work is on the coast of Maine. I am always looking for new ideas and trends.

Here are some of the things I am currently obsessed with.

  1. Downsview Cabinets. Are these so pretty? I love them! downsviewcabinetry.com

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2. Ironware lights. Made in France finished in the USA. Tres Chic Ironwareinternational.com

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3. X-Surfaces – fireplaces So pretty, simple yet classic. x-surface.com

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4. Sutherland Furniture – Hampton Collection. Who wouldn’t want to hang out on the patio in this wing chair? sutherlandfurniture.com

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5. Pindler Fabrics outdoor fabric line by Richard Frinier. They are so sophisticated and timeless. pindler.com

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6. Brizo plumbing fixtures. I love the twisted tub filler and the shower is so cool!!! brizo.com

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7. This swivel is functional and pretty! gabbyhome.com

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8. True-residential matte black refrigerator with copper hardware. YES PLEASE trueresidential.com 

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9. Global Views- Artistic and natural!!! globalviews.com

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10. Christopher Peacock Hardware. There is something so appealing about this hardware.  peacockhome.com

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11. New Ravenna Tile…Ahhh I adore this. newravenna.com

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12. Hotel experiences  are coming home. Pinterest is full of these simple beautiful bedrooms.

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I also find this Highland House bed to be very unique and pretty. highlandhousefurniture.com

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I love where the industry is going these days. The look is rustic sophistication…it is lovely.

Thanks for stopping by.

Best,

 

Celia

Fall day at Snug Harbor Farm

Snug Harbor Farm in Kennebunk, ME is worth the trip. I adore this place. If you love flowers, plants and design you too will love Snug Harbor.

Here are a few shots from my day trip!

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They have wonderful green houses full of lovely trained and manicured plants. I have so much fun meandering through the green houses and breathing in the warm fragrant air.

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The Store is fantastic too, loads of little treasures. I wanted to take pictures of the Christmas set up but I forgot! It is so pretty right now. (photo from website)

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Pintrest is full of photos from Sug Harbor Farm…guess I am not the only one who obsessed with this place. Found on http://www.pinterest.com

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Snug harbor is not only a wonderful place to shop for plants and gifts they have fantastic workshops. I went to the wreath making workshop on Saturday and loved every moment!

Check out http://www.snugharborfarm.com for plant inspiration or better yet go and see them and their many lovely green houses at 87 Western Avenue Kennebunk, ME 04043 (207.967.2414). It is well worth the trip.

I hope you liked seeing a little of what Snug Harbor Farm has to offer, let me know by liking or commenting on this post.

Enjoy the last days of November, Christmas is right around the corner.

Best, Celia