wedding flowers

Coming and Going

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This is an exciting time of the year as we get to watch new blooms opening every day! It's so fun to see the gardens come to life and each variety of flower take it's turn, there is never a dull moment. 1234348_10152194746444466_444557596_n

Trisha's Flowers is experiencing another kind of change this season as we say goodbye to one of our favorite team members, Lindy Paurus. Lindy has been helping with everything from blogging to arranging since 2012 and has been such a blessing to our business. She has brought so much enthusiasm to every project and is always such a delight to be around. We will miss her creativity and ideas for the business but we'll miss her friendship the most!

Lindy and her family are making a big move to Minnesota, where her husband's family is from. Lindy is so appreciative of everything she got to learn while working with Trisha and the team and hopes to do some weddings of her own when they get established in Minnesota. The experience has been invaluable to her and has brought her so much life and joy.

We are so confident that she will do well with whatever she puts her hands to and we wish her the very best! Keep your eye out for Lindy Paurus in the flower business world!

You can follow along with Lindy at http://lindybeam.blogspot.com/

 

The Paurus clan loading up for their big move

You may be wondering who is writing this post if it's not Lindy, so I am going to take the chance to introduce myself. My name is Rachel Nowakowski, I am good friends with Lindy, and Trisha's Flowers did the flowers for my wedding in September 2014. I grew up with a big backyard where some of my favorite memories took place,  including taking "flower walks" around the yard with my mom and dad, searching every corner to find what was blooming. Beauty in nature is a passion of mine and flowers are my favorite part. I am SO excited to be part of Trisha's Flowers and can't wait to learn everything I can!

 

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Glamorous Bridal Bouquet Class

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Trish and Lindy recently took a class at Longwood Gardens called "Glamorous Bridal Bouquets." It was a lot of fun, and definitely expanded their wedding bouquet horizons. They learned how to make a 'bridal purse' and various kinds of cascading bouquets. It was challenging and very inspiring.

There were so many different flowers and greens to choose from! Not only that, but all around the room were all sorts of supplies. Ribbons, wires, beads, moss, pins. You name it, they had it!

By the end of the day the room was one colorful and fragrant mess. The best kind of mess!

And of course, you must spend some time walking through the beautiful conservatory. The flowers were breathtaking, and the warm temperature made it feel like summer!

Colorful Fall Wedding

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Steve and Rachel's September wedding was a very fun one for the Trisha's Flowers team! Rachel wanted the flowers to be the most colorful part of her wedding, and I think it was a success! We used quite the variety to pull this all together which is always exciting for us. The textures and colors made this wedding really stand out. All photos by the talented Megan Wark of Blackstone Photography

Billy buttons, hypericum, protea, straw flower, dahlias, delphinium, bells of ireland, beauty berry, celosia, gomphrena, eryngium, wax flower, and the list goes on and on!

We had the pleasure of making a floral crown for the bride. A crown is such a beautiful statement piece!

The groom's boutonniere was orange wax flower, billy buttons, eryngium (blue thistle), and pussy willow.

Each bouquet had one protea in it. This beautiful flower is actually South Africa's national flower, and brought some unique color and texture to the arrangement.

Peach and White Wedding

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We love receiving the pictures from the actual wedding day. It's just not the same when we take pictures of a bouquet while we're wearing a t-shirt and jeans and our work bench is in the background. These bouquets had wonderful texture and color. Roses, babies breath, hypericum, hydrangea, and unique scabiosa pods. Take a look!

Hydrangea Wedding

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Now that summer has come to a close, we look forward to seeing all the beautiful photos from all our brides we had the pleasure of working with. Here are a few snapshots from one summer wedding with beautiful coral zinnias, green hypericum, baby's breath, and green mums. The flower that really stole the show was the hydrangea. Don't those lovely full bunches look gorgeous?! Check out the photos below. Note: All of the reception flower arrangements were DIY. Photos taken by Kelsey Renee Photography

What's Happening in the Barn

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This was another 3 wedding weekend here at Trisha's Flowers (I believe the third one we've had so far this year!) That many weddings means a full cooler, glue covered fingers, double and triple checking lists, and loads of beautiful flowers. Here's a few pictures of the team at work in the barn this week.

Lindy working on boutonnieres

Trish arranging one of the many beautiful bouquets

Buckets and buckets of babies breath

Stacks of boutonnieres

Delicate babies breath wreaths

Lots and lots of bouquets

 

Hydrangeas

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Today we're here to tell you a little bit about hydrangeas. Though our own hydrangea bushes only began to flower this season, we have had many weddings bedecked with these lavish beauties over the years. You can find these rich blooms growing on shrubs, and ranging in color from white, to pink, to purple or even blue, all depending on how acidic the soil is. Here are a few tips on working with hydrangea for floral arrangements:

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  • Before cutting your hydrangea stems, you want to be sure that the plant was well watered a day ahead of time. The word 'Hydrangea' comes from the root word 'hydra' meaning water. In other words, this plant loves water!
  • It's best to cut hydrangea in the morning or evening when the temperatures are not as intense. If you cut your blooms in the middle of the day, the bush may be stressed from the heat and your flowers won't last as long.
  • After cutting, place stems directly into warm water and then straight into a cooler or refrigerator. Be careful though, the ethylene emitted from produce can damage your flowers! If you do not have access to refrigeration, simply place stems in cool water treated with flower food.
  • If your blooms begin to wilt prematurely, do not fret! There may still be hope! We have found that giving the stems a fresh cut, and then placing them in warm water has revived hydrangea in the past.
  • With freshly cut hydrangeas in water, you can usually enjoy their blooms for about a week. This flower however, does not do well in floral foam (oasis) and will only last about 12-36 hours in foam.

We hope you enjoy these bountiful beauties!

 

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The Open House in Pictures

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This weekend we had the privilege of being a vendor at the much anticipated Harvest View bridal open house. We enjoyed seeing the other vendors, tasting the delicious foods, and chatting with potential brides. We learned a lot since this was our first time attending something like this. We created a variety of floral arrangements to show what our team is capable of and here is a little glimpse:

This garland was over 9 feet long and heavy! We had so much fun making it, and loved to see people's reactions as they saw it while coming up the stairs.

Bridal Open House

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Just a reminder that the Harvest View Barn is having their Bridal Open House this Sunday June 8th! It's from 1-4 pm and you'll have the opportunity to win prizes, sample desserts, and check out the beautiful venue! Trisha's Flowers will have a stand there and we look forward to meeting some future couples! Here are some pictures from a photo shoot done at the Harvest View Barn. We were able to supply the flowers for this photo shoot and we think the pictures turned out excellent.

 

Meet Our Team

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Just wanted to give you all a heads up that our 'About' page has been updated! We wanted you to be able to meet our team here at Trisha's Flowers and hear a little bit of the 'why' behind the 'what'. We hope it's helpful to connect some faces and names behind the flowers you receive.

 

All photos taken by the talented Mark Van Scyoc. We had way too much fun doing this shoot. Although, Donna was a bit horrified that we were tearing apart all those pretty roses.

Harvest View Barn Wedding Venue

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We are proud to announce that Trisha's Flowers was chosen as one of the preferred floral companies for Harvest View Barn at Hershey Farms located in Elizabethtown, PA. Whether you want to be a summer or winter bride, Harvest View's climate-controlled barn offers a spacious indoor and outdoor venue to accommodate up to 295 people for your special day. From a balcony overlooking the peaceful pond to a grand fireplace and original stonewalls, Harvest View Barn provides the perfect blend of country elegance and convenience.
Please mark your calendars and join us at Harvest View Barn's Bridal Open House on Sunday, June 8, 2014 from 1 pm - 4 pm. 
This elegant, countryside event will be fun-filled day featuring music, complimentary food and drink, dessert tastings, opportunities to win door prizes and much more! So bring your fiancé, as well as your friends and family, and discover for yourself what Harvest View Barn and Trisha's Flowers can offer you for your big day! The first 25 people to reserve a spot will receive a special gift.  Please RSVP by May 25 to Shirley at info@harvestview.net or 717-665-7284 to provide the number of guests you will be bringing to the event. We look forward to meeting you!

Fall Wedding

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Who would have thought a barnyard could look this beautiful!? The perfect fall colors mixed with the rustic scenery and decorations created a stunning visual display. We loved how the flowers turned out for Ryan and Laurell's wedding.

 

 

((( All jar arrangements were DIY )))

We like how the mothers of the bride and groom had small clusters to carry

We can't take credit for the potted mums, but aren't they a gorgeous touch?

It was a pleasure to work for you Laurell & Ryan! We wish you all the best in your marriage!

(All photos by Tommy Rutt Photography)

Alexis + Broke [Monochromatic Wedding]

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Alexis and Broke had an early November outdoor wedding. The weather turned out to be amazingly warmer than usual and everything worked out beautifully. This wedding was so much fun to do, and we loved playing with the colors she chose. With each of the groomsmen and bridesmaids wearing different, but corresponding colors, the flowers were very eye-catching. Check out some of these pictures from her big day

To see more beautiful pictures of their wedding, check out the photographer, Janae Rose Photography's website.

Book Your Wedding Consultation!

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Wedding season is coming to a close. We've had a lot of fun this year with a variety of themes, colors, flowers and textures. If you're engaged and planning your celebration for next year, contact Trish for your free consultation and estimate! We would love to help make your special day beautiful, colorful, and everything you imagined!  

 

 

Sunflower Wedding

Who knew that blue dresses and yellow flowers could look so fantastic together?! Here are a few glimpses at the flowers that added a splash of color to Brad + Krista's wedding.

We arranged these floral sprays for the posts of their canopy

We created the floral balls but the centerpieces were DIY

 

All Photos by Kelsey Renee Photography