Monday, September 28, 2009

{ Wedding Sneak Preview }

This weekend De La Rose designed the wedding flowers for my friends Brandon & Nicole's Southern California wedding. The color palette was a delicious champagne and chocolate brown. I love the way they turned out! Here's a little sneak preview of the bouquet and boutonniere. More pics to come...

Saturday, September 19, 2009

:: Casa Romantica . Laguna Beach ::

Spent the morning whipping up something beautiful for a local client here in Laguna with lots of fresh roses, hydrangea, dahlias, cymbidium orchids, and alstromeria.


I'm sure it will look simply sensational against the backdrop of her gorgeous ocean front home. How could it not? Just look at that view! Have a wonderful weekend everyone!


Friday, September 18, 2009

:: Window Shopping ::

If you're gonna be in the Laguna area this weekend, be sure to shop the window at the corner flower shop here on Glenneyre Street. It's a fall feast for the eyes!


Thursday, September 17, 2009

"Earth Laughs In Flowers."

~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Just another lovely day in the corner flower shop. Stop in and see our fall preview. Can you believe it's Septemeber already?

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

:: A Rose Is A Rose ::

“The fragrance always remains in the hand that gives the rose.”


I guess you could say...He who gives, receives.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

{ A Citrus Wedding - Part 1 }

There's just something about summer that makes me think of citrus colored flowers. Check out the amazing blooms from Lisa & Rodney's wedding at the Newport Beach Temple. I think they look absolutely fabulous! The lovely Rachel Thurston is to be thanked for the amazing photographs you are about to enjoy.

To view more photos from their afternoon at the temple, visit Rachel's blog HERE and prepare to be amazed.

{ A Citrus Wedding - Part II }

After Rodney & Lisa's temple wedding, friends and family joined the newlyweds for a ring ceremony and a backyard reception in San Clemente. Event Planner & Painter Shauna Lewis turned their gazebo into a whimsical wonderland. I think the floral arrangements provided the perfect punches of citrus against the cream palette. So much flavor and fun! Again, thank the amazingly talented Rachel Thurston for the photographs...

To see the rest of the incredible photos from Lisa & Rodney's beautiful backyard reception, visit Rachel's blog HERE.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

:: Say It With Flowers ::


A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of putting together a beautiful bouquet of flowers for a guy to give to his girlfriend as he asked for her hand in marriage. He asked specifically for pink tulips because he said they were her favorite. Some guys are just so thoughtful. Congratulations on your engagement!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

:: A Succulent Bouquet ::

Remember THIS post? Well, here they are! The promised pics of the beautiful succulent bouquet created for Lacey back in July. Many thanks to friend and photographer Mike of The Digital Orange for his incredible photographs!

Monday, August 24, 2009

{ Citrus Fruits & Flowers }

We're cooling things off this summer with these tangy fruit and flower arrangements at De La Rose! Stop in and take a look, or better yet, take one home to enjoy. Your senses will thank you!


Saturday, August 8, 2009

:: Exquisite Engagement Dinner ::

A beautiful bride-to-be and her charming fiance celebrated their engagement Friday evening at the swanky French 75 restaurant in Laguna Beach. Vibrant orange roses, paired with modern cymbidiums, and trendy succulents, blended to create their dynamic centerpieces. The combination was magnificent.


Thursday, August 6, 2009

:: Stop and Smell the Roses ::

"The world is a rose; smell it and pass it to your friends."
- Persian Proverb

Monday, August 3, 2009

:: August Sunflower Soirée ::

Sunflowers and black and white patterns – two of my favorites combine to make one striking party! The inspiration for this party came from Carolyne Roehm’s book, A Passion for Parties. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s an absolute must-read! Fabulous ideas and tons of eye candy.

Sunflowers are abundant during the summer months – so take advantage of these “happy” flowers and use them for your next birthday or dinner party. Mixed with the bold stripes, the sunflowers create a graphic, modern look.







Thursday, July 30, 2009

:: Seven4One Wedding ::

On Saturday, July 25th, the Pacific Ocean created the perfect backdrop for this gorgeous cosatal wedding at the boutique hotel Seven4One in the famous Laguna Beach. De La Rose was pleased to create all of the floral arrangement for this special event. The results were stunning!





We designed 2 dramatic alter pieces for the sunset ceremony, several lavish bouquets to dress up the chain link screens at the cocktail party, and the elegant centerpieces for the dinner reception.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

{ A Succulent Wedding }

A few months back my dear friends Brad & Lacey called me up and asked if I would do the bridal bouquet and boutonniere for their upcoming July wedding. Well, yesterday at the San Diego LDS Temple these two tied the eternal knot sporting these gorgeous succulent creations!

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At the request of the bride the bouquet was designed with a grouping of succulents, green cymbidium orchids, and fuchsia gloriosa for a punch of color. For Brad's boutonniere she wanted a simpler approach with a small cluster of green succulents. I'm pretty sure she loved them! Stay tuned for even more amazing photographs from their talented photographer Mike Cunningham of The Digital Orange.

Friday, July 17, 2009

{ A Delectable Defeat }

"To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat." ~Beverly Nichols

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