I Want More Than I Can Afford!

When I go shopping it seems that I frequently want more than I can afford. That’s  just human nature. I don’t fight it, I embrace it.

There are always ways to stay on budget and create a fabulous look. It requires  some flexibility on your part, and some creative thought on mine.

And when it all comes together at your wedding, it’s a beautiful thing.

Planning a wedding in 2014?  Give me a call.  (719 633-5318) Let’s talk flowers. Liz Ash floral designer/owner Ambience Florals

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What’s Most Important? The Photographer or the Florist?

Thank you Hayley and Dan for selecting me as the florist for your wedding. And a very special thank you to Sean of Cayton Photography for all these great photographs to remind me of just how beautiful this wedding  really was.

Haley chose the Broadmoor’s main ballroom for her wedding reception. She requested I design an elegant romantic theme for her wedding flowers with an emphasis on candle light, gold and simplicity. One way to create elegance is to limit the flower selection to just a few and then cluster them in masses. Haley chose ivory spider mums, white hydrangea, and ivory roses.

 Above is a great example of an amateur photographer (me) and a great photographer Sean Cayton. I thought this pictured looked pretty good until I compared it to Sean’s work. My pictures document, Sean’s pictures capture the ambience that is truly in the air. It’s a remarkable difference.

This picture was featured in the Huffington Post. Great work Sean!

The hardest part of creating a floral business, is the photography. It’s so frustrating. I can create the stunning floral displays but it takes a great photographer to capture it.

Planning a wedding? Give me a call. (719 200-5182) Let’s talk flowers.  Liz Ash   floral designer/owner Ambience Florals

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Purple Wedding Flowers

Are you are looking for a color to pair with purple and don’t want to go monochromatic? I suggest you consider green in shades of lime or sage green.

I think green goes wonderfully with purple and lavender. It always looks fresh, clean and crisp. This color combination is vibrant without being loud.

Below are several more examples.

Below you can see what happens when you use a more sage green. ( a green that has more blue in it than yellow)

Still beautiful, just a little less contemporary in feel.

Planning a wedding? Give me a call. I would love to help you develop a plan. Let’s talk flowers. Liz Ash, Floral designer / owner Ambience Florals

 

 

 

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Yellow Callas with Yellow Cymbidium Orchids

It’s no surprise your brain loves primary colors.  Red, blue and yellow. Bam! It’s clear what you have in mind. I get it and I love it.

  These bridesmaids’ bouquets in yellow callas and cymbidium orchids really popped in front of their cobalt blue dresses.

The bride carried this simple bouquet of luscious yellow callas.

The reception was held at The Cheyenne Mountain Conference Center Crystal Room.

Centerpieces were designed in cobalt blue vases, using blue hydrangea, blue delphinium, green trick, Latina rose, lemon leaf and aspidistra leaf.

 

The wedding cake was quite clever in design. By creating a corner as the center it took on a fresh original look. I kept the use of flowers minimal and let the design of the cake take center stage. It was a dramatic and beautiful display.

Planning a wedding? Give me a call. I would be happy to meet with you to discuss your ideas and help you develop a cohesive plan.  Liz Ash   floral designer and owner Ambience Florals

 

 

 

 

 

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Marauding Florist of Colorado Springs

I’m the marauding florist. I’m always on the prowl for new trends and ideas.

New trends are just old ideas with a fresh twist that go viral. BAM!  Everyone is is love with Mason jars and burlap. It worked at the time.

Wedding trends usually follow fashion and interior design trends.  Grey is the new neutral showing up in all the high end design and fashion magazines and I expect to see it in floral design.

Grey will translate into  white flowers with silver grey foliage .  I’m getting many requests for Dusty Miller. It is the silver gray foliage seen in the picture below with grey Berzillia berry, Juliet garden roses,  ivory garden roses, and cream dahlia.

The mason jar and burlap country style is developing into a more vintage romantic look. It is still rustic in charm but a little more refined in the overall impression.

I ’ve had several requests for milk glass vessels,  barn-wood boxes, wildflowers, and antique lace napkins. The “matchy matchy” centerpiece is clearly out.

Many of my brides come to their consultations with Pinterest fueled ideas which is great for me. Pinterest pictures are always helpful in communicating your general likes and dislikes. 

Planning a wedding? Give me a call. Let’s talk flowers. Liz Ash floral designer and owner Ambience Florals

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