A beautiful bouquet of Vendela ivory Roses covered in white Gardenias. This bouquet had the most amazing scent! Can you imagine 17 gardenias? It was quite sweet. The bridesmaids wore dusty lavender dresses, all with Ivory flowers. What a beautiful wedding party! The beautiful Bride & Groom. Our bride Farida, is from the Dayton area but she is currently is Medical School in Chicago. She met her photographer Andrew, of John Andrews Photography and realized he was the wedding photographer for her. So he made the treck to Dayton, all 272 miles to shoot this amazing wedding! And wow, was it worth it! Check out more of his work at JohnAndrewsphotography.com
Wow, What a beautiful display of flowers and color. I get inspired when I look at picture collages like this. The depth of the color in the pictures as well as the textures! It just makes us all “Flower lovers” Happy! Picture from: Google.co.uk
The Black Magic Rose is considered the “burgundy” in the red rose family tree. The petals are dark with a red velvet feeling. The rose itself, has a large bloom size as well as a strong sturdy stem. The Black Magic Rose is the second darkest in the color family, only to be beaten by Black Bacarra, the darkest of the dark red roses.
We loved working with Ice Sculptures by Ramon for our grand opening event at Your Dream Day Cafe. We made a large topper arrangement to go on top of his beautiful “Crystal Vase” ice sculpture. The arrangement consisted of Esparance pink roses, green mini hydrangeas, light pink larkspurs, white stock, white lilies, pink snapdragons and some greens. If you are interested in getting an ice sculpture for your wedding or event, don’t forget to call Ramon. www.iceman4hire.com
All weddings aren’t created equal. Some weddings are known for their high class, elegance, glitz and glam. On the other side of the spectrum, brides are taking the “down home, country wedding” a notch above the norm. All bets are off! Brides are having their ceremonies in barns, crop fields and horse farms (just to name a few). They are also using so many refurbished ideas from the past; from mason jars to using antique broaches to adorn their wedding bouquet. This is a picture of Floral V Design’s Honey horse; behind the beautiful bridal bouquet sitting on a bale of hay! Next to the bouquet is a pair of the bride’s original cowboy boots, even with the spurs on! Brides – Remember, be true to who you are. If you do, all will end up perfect for your day and your pictures will prove it!
Floral V Designs and Your Dream Day Cafe had its ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday August 15. The Mayor of Oakwood, Ohio, William Duncan, Vice Mayor Steven Byington as well as 5 city council members as well as the Chamber Director all attended our ceremony. It was a wonderful start to our Grand Opening Weekend! Next, Friday August 17 from 6-9pm is our Open House! Everyone is invited! Come enjoy tasty treats and wonderful h’ourderves as well as some fun drinks 🙂 Thanks Sarah Babcock Studio for taking the pictures of our ribbon cutting event www.babcockstudio.com
SWEETNESS “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” We are starting a “Rose of the week post.” Each rose is grown from its individual grower/farm somewhere in the world. Roses are grown in California, Equador and many more countrys and states. Each has its own unique name, style and smell. This rose, for instance is called “Sweetness.” It is conisdered a white-ish rose with a hot pink edge. The edge isnt consistant from one rose to the next, but I think that is what makes it unique. It isnt a large head rose; it has around 25 petals per stem. That is a standard size rose in the floral industry. It has a very sweet (no pun intended) smell, but its not overwhelming. This color is perfect for the bride that wants just a hint of her color in her bouquet, using the hot pink as an accent, of course
This is the front reception lobby. To the left is two tables with mock reception style decor and of course, fresh flowers from Floral V Designs 🙂 Also, we have a beautiful Kenneth Pool gown from Bridal and Formal in Cincinnati. As well as a large TV always rolling with our most current wedding video. This is our second consultation room, set up for any vendor to use as a meeting point. Dressed with Prime Time Party Rental linens and another one of Bridal and Formal’s beautiful dresses. Consultation room one is more of a lounge style meeting space. With leather couches and chairs as well as a large screen TV available to watch our vendors most current DVD’s. Also, another one of Bridal and Formals beautiful gowns. This is our “Pinterest” board, for vendors to pin what inspires them. We love “pinning” but we also like to touch and feel, so we made this 🙂 This is our vendor resource area. This is where brides can get all of the top vendors information in the Dayton and Cincinnati area. This is Bridal and Formals display, the dresses will be rotating every other week. The front lobby area will have cake samples each day from our participating bakeries….ymmm! Anyways, that’s it in a nut shell. Come and visit Your Dream Day Cafe, and see my office 😆 2308 Far Hills Ave. Oakwood, Ohio 45419 Monday – Thursday 12-8 pm Friday and Saturday 12-4 All other hours by appointment only Thank you Sarah Babcock Studio for your beautiful pictures check her out at Babcockstudio.com Want to learn more about Your Dream Day Cafe? Visit the website www.yourdreamdaycafe.com