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?

When should we book Rose Petals and Lace

Newly engaged brides often ask when they should visit their florist. Is it too soon for 2011? NO! Is it too late for 2010-well that depends. Good florists may book popular dates well in advance. Steps we encourage: Book your reception hall and ceremony location. Next select your dress and choose bridesmaids dresses or have a color scheme in mind. Then you have most of the details that can help with flower choices, bouquet types, ceremony decor and centerpieces. Clip and save pictures of floral decor & bouquets that you like. Have a budget in mind. Flowers can be 5 - 10% of your total wedding budget, more if you would like linens and other decor.

(Picture from a tented wedding in NJ with florals by RPL. )
We always look forward to meeting new brides and discussing flowers & decor with you! Contact us to schedule a consultation for your wedding.