Clay Flowers from DK Designs

January 9th, 2012 by Karen Pan | Comment

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Years! I’m so excited for this year. We have so many fun and unique weddings coming up, including a flash mob ceremony and backyard oasis reception. We are also planning our first destination wedding in Hawaii and I found this amazing company called DK Designs that I had to share! The owner Diane specializes in handcrafted clay flowers and can create anything from bouquets, centerpieces, and even favors. The flowers look incredibly beautiful and real. They also offer an eco-friendly and everlasting alternative to real flowers. You will fall in love with DK Designs just like I have!

Photos courtesy of DK Designs Handcrafted Clay Floral Design

Boutonnières: From Past to Present

September 12th, 2011 by Karen Pan | Comment

Boutonnières are common in weddings today but where did they come from? Well the term boutonnière is actually French for “buttonhole flower” when men use to place a single flower in the buttonhole of their suit jacket to ward off evil sprits. However, the tradition goes back to medieval time when a knight wore his lady’s colors (through flowers) as a statement of his love. These days, most boutonnieres are pinned directly to the man’s left lapel on special occasions. And boutonniere designs are not just limited to flowers but include many creative materials. Here are some of our favorites for each season:

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Ranunculus Heaven

June 4th, 2009 by Karen Pan | Comment

My husband and I have been traveling a lot this past month, especially down in the Southern California. My favorite place that we visited by far was The Flower Field in Carlsbad, California. You must go if you have never been there before! Imagine 50 acres of colorful flowers blanketing the hill like a hand-crafted quilt. It’s absolutely breathtaking!


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