Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Rebecca and Paul at Ballyowen

Rebecca and Paul celebrated with a rustic wedding at Ballyowen. Rebecca's bouquet was green hydrangea with lush white peonies.
Thanks to Angie of Entwined photo studio
for this great shot!

Rebecca's gorgeous hair by the one and only Michelle LoConte!

The ceremony overlooking the beautiful hills, was performed at an arch of curly willow with ruscus- so natural and light.

Low centerpieces in silver pedestal glass were chuck full of peonies, hydrangeas and hanging amarythus with wisps of bear grass.

Check out more of this fun wedding on our facebook page.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Yasmin and Salem - Wedding at Hyatt Jersey City

Congratulations to Yasmin and Salem! Their wedding took place last weekend at the Hyatt, Jersey City. With it's breathtaking views the reception took chic to another level. Thank you to Black Dog Photography for this great shot. Glad you got to take some shots outside after the rain!
See more of this event on the Rose Petals and Lace facebook page.
After an elegant ceremony indoors due to the weather, guests were greeted with a breathtaking place card table of submerged cymbidium orchids with floating candles, pink rose bouquets and a blow you away centerpiece of white dendrobium orchids on top of the elegant Anna vase.

The ballroom all dressed in white featured white dendrobium orchid centerpieces with cubes of white roses around- Gorgeous!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Carrie Underwood's Wedding

Carrie Underwood’s wedding was nothing short of very elegant yet girlie with pink roses, hanging ribbons and crystals from the ceiling, flower balls and sparkles. So many of the elements reminded us of RPL weddings we have done.

Carrie's ceremony was held under a birch tree arbor with a beautiful rose ball. Rose ball pomander's hung from Sheppards hooks lining the aisle.
Here is a birch tree (hand made by Jill of RPL) adorned with Anna roses for a ceremony by Rose Petals and Lace at the Palace in Somerset.
(Thank you Jenifer Rutherford for the pictures)

Containers of white hydrangeas were used as the base with an aisle runner of rose petals starting with white and changing to all pink.

Hanging pomander balls lined the aisle at Carrie's wedding as RPL did here using free standing sheppard's hook at a wedding at Park Savoy.

In the ballroom, Carrie had crystals and flowers with ribbons hanging from the ceiling.

Hanging satin ribbons with roses hung from the chandelier at this RPL wedding at the Liberty House.

Along the sides of the ceiling, RPL hung panels of pink crystals.
Carrie’s centerpieces were Manzanita branches with hanging crystals and flowers at the base.
RPL has done Manzanita with many looks including this one at the Bridgewater Manor with hanging flower balls and hanging crystals.

RPL would have suggested a few other bouquets – here are just a few recent bouquets for our brides!
Roses in vendella and Anna accented with gardenias.

Or this beauty, pink peonies, white peonies with pink cymbidium orchids and white dendrobium orchid chains- just gorgeous. (our bride Jessica at Season's).

You don't have to be Carrie Underwood to have an unforgettable wedding, you just have to have the right floral designer! Rose Petals and Lace is THE premier floral designer in the tri-state area. We look forward to meeting you!
Congratulations to Carrie & Mike!
This week-what will Chelsea do in the quaint town of Rhinebeck?

Friday, July 16, 2010

Meeting David Tutera

We were so thrilled to be featured in New Jersey Bride Magazine newest issue for a Hot Wedding at The Liberty House last August. We were super thrilled that Molly Tully, editor for NJ Bride, interviewed David Tutera and has his picture on the front cover (fab idea!) Imagine how blown away we were when we met David in New York and he was gracious enough to sign our copy!

This summer has been fab for us! Besides meeting David for the first time, we had the opportunity to visit our friend Preston Bailey and run into Carlie Rooney again, and meet Marcy Blum, "Eventista"!

New Jersey Bride article

Liberty House Wedding Photos

Preston photos

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Style Me Pretty - New Jersey Wedding with Lovely Style

Better late than never---we just received word that we were once again honored to be on one of the most beautiful wedding blogs - Style Me Pretty!

From the Bride: Hi Linda,
Just want to say thank you for the amazing flowers. Everyone was raving about them and I absolutely adored the bouquets. I’ve already convinced my husband to buy my anniversary flowers every year from you...so remember the formula so I can replicas each year!
Go to SMP to see the beautiful spread and full story: Style Me Pretty

Friday, April 30, 2010

RPL Wedding at Crystal Springs

We were so thrilled to have worked with the sweetest bride ever-Niki. Niki and Chet wanted a weekend get away for all their guests and found the perfect getaway spot- Crystal Springs Resort. Looking for elegant yet rustic and natural decor, we used lots of curly willow on the arbor for the outdoor ceremony. And inside? well manzanita with fig dahlias and yellow cymbidium orchids of course...
We have added this gorgeous wedding to our featured events on the RPL website. Please check out this wedding and some of other featured events.

Special thanks to Andrew Reilly for the pictures.
This wedding was also featured on WeddingChicks.com

Thursday, April 29, 2010


Our fantastic bride Lindsey sent us the news that her wedding (and Rose Petals and Lace wedding decor!) ended up on TMZ's blog for the TMZ Coolest Catered Party Contest and we were 36th out of 100! So Cool!! Her friend and maid of honor sent in the pics from the wedding at The Liberty House. Thanks Lindsey for sharing the news! TMZ blog link

Thanks to Jenny of Pampered Bride Weddings and Danielle from The Liberty House for making this wedding a blast!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Valentine Romance - The Palace at Somerset

Alyse wanted a romantic but not overly Valentine’s day wedding.

For her bouquet we used dramatic black baccara roses with black calla lilies with aspidistra leave wrapped with black ribbon. We kept the bridal partys’ bouquets in passionate deep reds, using black baccarat roses wrapped with black ribbon.

The ceremony area was set with 4 centerpieces on top of columns draped with chiffon. Red rose petals with cylinders with floating candles lined the aisle.

The placecard table had black baccara roses submerged in cylinders with floating candles.

To see more of this beautiful wedding take a look at our Featured Events on the RPL website

This wedding was also on weddingchicks.com Real weddings

Special thanks to Bleu Studio www.TheBleuStudio.com
p – 201.796.1414 for the great pics!

Liberty House Brochure

Rose Petals and Lace and the Liberty House Brochure

It took awhile but it's here. RPL made our tv debut on the CW Network on the wedding reality show: Hitched or Ditched-our flowers and decor blew away everyone and we were thrilled to join the Liberty House as a preferred vendor--alas the show ran thru the 6 taped shows and was nixed-

Congrats to our friends who also are listed: CLB Photography and Pampered Bride Weddings.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Say I DO Bridal Show at The Westin Jersey City

Join us for a great time at the Westin Jersey City!
I Do Bridal Show
Sunday April 18, 2010 12- 4 pm!
You and a guest are invited to join Rose Petals and Lace at the newest Westin, located in Newport Center in Jersey City. The Westin is an experience in sight, sound, taste and service. Enjoy delicious hors d'ouvres, sip sparkling wine, and socialize with top notch award winning vendors. On top of it all, you'll learn the hottest wedding tips and trends from our friend and celebrity wedding planner Samantha Goldberg!
RSVP by calling 201-626-2917. The Westin Experience will take place in the Newport Ballroom on Sunday, April 18 from 1-4pm. The Westin Jersey City Newport is located on 479 Washington Boulevard, in Jersey City.

Stop in and visit Rose Petals and Lace
Demetrios at Macy's is going to share their newest and exclusive couture gowns at our event! Josh Lynn will also have a photobooth from NJphotobooths there for any guests to try out

Other vendors joining Rose Petals and Lace are:

CTO Manhattan, Coppacabana, Stix Productions, Enzo Video Productions, Samantha Goldberg and Co, Bella Bridesmaid, Dave Nace from NJ Finest DJ's, Hudson Cakery, Carlos Bakery, Cocoluxe, Bridal Guide, Get Married Mag, NJ bride, NJ Wedding,com,Ron Hotlz, Allan Reider, Dream Team One of America's non for profit orgs that help brides and grooms with various major hardships across the US have the wedding of their dreams and MANY more vendors on their way! Space is limited and It truly will be an urban chic event for the metro bride who wants a one of a kind experience!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Spring has sprung--Yes!

What says spring more than a bouquet of luscious peonies and dogwood branches for centerpieces! Have a glorious weekend!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A weekend in New York with Bailey and Blum

RPL had the pleasure of a "working weekend" in New York, seeing our friend Preston Bailey in his design studio. Here is Preston explaining a design element with Jill looking on.

We also ran into Carly Rooney from the Knot, RPL did a vendor appreciation party for the Knot New Jersey in 2007.

We also met Marcy Blum, celebrity event planner, as she shared some of wonderful experiences planning weddings and events such as planning Billy Joel's wedding. New friends, old friends, it was an outstanding time!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Knot over the top - Beautiful Real Simple Wedding!

Weddings can be simple and be elegant- this wedding took place in a tent at a private residence in New Jersey.

Gorgeous peonies, purple hydrangeas, roses, sweet peas and lisianthus filled wooden containers, mason jars and baby pitchers. Simple yet elegant, the look was perfect for an outdoor wedding. Unfortunetely, it poured the whole day but under the tent, with the warm candlelight and soft white lights, no one seemed to notice.

This wedding was featured in the spring issue of Real Simple Weddings. Congratulations to Lanie and Chris!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

News, News & More News

This week has been an amazing week for Rose Petals and Lace for recognition from our brides and peers!

We received the Wedding Wire 2010 Brides Choice Award!

We were published in Real Simple Weddings - more to come on that!

And rumor has it that Lindsey and Steve's wedding at the Liberty House will be in New Jersey Bride magazine!

Just In - Pictures from Liz & Dan's Wedding at the Palace

Liz came to us more than a year and a half ago - a beautiful fashionista with passion for color-she wanted vibrant pinks, bold purples mixed with lavendars. Her ceremony and reception were held at the Palace in Somerset-truly Palatial bathed in royal purple lighting.

A special thank you to Heather at Abella Studios for the amazing pictures! You can see more pictures on the featured events of Rose Petals and Lace website.

The ceremony, held on a terrace at the Palace was stunning. A custom made aisle runner lined with white rose petals made a stunning setting for the ceremony. Purple hydrangea with ivy marked the ceremony chairs.

Congratulations to Liz & Dan!!

Friday, January 22, 2010

2010 Wedding Wire Bride's Choice Award

From Wedding Wire: "Rose Petals and Lace has been chosen to receive the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2010 from Wedding Wire. This award recognizes the top 5 percent of local wedding professionals from the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service and professionalism. The Bride’s Choice Awards™ are determined exclusively by recent newlyweds (brides and grooms) through extensive surveys and reviews, which means your past clients have spoken on our behalf and selected you to receive this honor. "

Thank you to all our brides and grooms for taking the time for your great reviews! We loved working with each and every one of you! All the best, Linda & Jill!!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

RPL Does it Again!!

We are thrilled to announce another RPL bride is blogged on another great wedding blog -WeddingChicks.com. A winter wedding RPL did in December at Season's Catering, Washington Township is featured on Weddingchicks.com/Realweddings!

Our bride Meredith carried a bouquet of white mini-calla lilies accented with stephanotis. Bridesmaids bouquets were all white roses wrapped with silver ribbon and criss crossed with frosty blue.
Congratulations to Meredith and Charles!
White birch branches with white flower balls created the simple but elegant ceremony area.

Beautiful Snowflake pattern on the cake and cake topper.

Gorgeous wintery centerpieces of white birch branches with white hydrangea, white calla lilies and dendrobium orchids with silvery dusty miller on trumpet vases filled the room. Silver chavari chairs add to frosty look.

Special thanks to Scott of Bill Mitchell Photography for the great pictures!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

New Year Inspiration

Inspiration blogs like RPL's favorite StyleMePretty.com and WeddingChicks.com feature inspiration boards:
pretty collages with beautiful color combos.

BUT what really inspires a bride? With Valentine's Day just 1 month away-the first thing that comes to mind is PASSION. Passion comes from within-not from a color chart.

Where do you find things that inspire you? Look around in everyday life; take cues from nature. A pristine snow fall with hanging icicles makes a magical winter wonderland for the winter bride. On cold days, a bouquet of bright tulips brightens the day telling us spring is around the corner. Other ideas -Visit museums, browse an art history book.

Nothing inspires like seeing all the beautiful art I studied up close and personal on a recent trip to Italy, there are no words to describe Florence, Capri, Roma - all are magnificent, romantic and captivating!

And then... we went to Venice. AAAHHHH Venice, just being there is the ultimate in romance. Weddings were at every turn, we saw 8 different brides as we walked through St. Mark's Square and down the canals.

Brides with bouquets, brides with their bridal party following close behind. All had such joyous, happy energy around them. What a treat!

So now I am truly inspired for the New Year! Where are those color charts?