WE LOVE: Red, Red, RED Bridal Bouquets {like this one}

March 6, 2015
Marsala? Or just fabulous, festive RED? Bridal Bouquet by Evantine Design; Photo by Cliff Mautner

Marsala? Or just fabulous, festive RED? Bridal Bouquet by Evantine Design; Photo by Cliff Mautner

Okay, to know us at all is to know we’re not super keen on naming, following or obsessing over “trends” in the wedding industry. Oh sure, we appreciate the idea of them as just like Pinterest, trends reflect popular taste and what’s causing a stir among the bridal set.

However, we like to encourage our clients to follow the beat of their own tune, trendy, classic, traditional, wack-a-doodle, or not. For instance, if you’re inspired to embrace this year’s “color of the season” according to the folks at Pantone, aka Marsala, or as we like to call it, RED, then by all means, go for it. Our floral design team would be delighted to whip up a gorgeous Marsala bridal bouquet for you in layers of red, plum, cherry, burgundy, cardinal, crimson, ruby, wine, garnet, blood, oxblood, candy, current, merlot, scarlet, or whatever other name you want to call it.

To us, it’s all about YOU. And baby, that’s all that matters when you’re planning your wedding. {Well, that and a few other thousand details, but you get the idea.}

{Bridal Bouquet by Evantine Design; Photo by Cliff Mautner}


REAL STORIES: A Local Jewish Synagogue Goes Modern Chic for David’s Metal & Red Bar Mitzvah

August 24, 2011

Other than working in tents, there’s nothing like finding a large empty room to serve as the blank canvas for a modern metal and red bar mitzvah.  In this case, the blank canvas was a traditional Jewish synagogue in the Main Line suburbs located just outside of Philadelphia.  [Photos: Michele Corbman]

We’re very lucky to produce bar and bat mitzvahs for families with more than one child.  Several years ago the same synagogue was awash in turquoise blue, aqua lighting and coral flowers for a “Cabo” inspired bat mitzvah for this young boy’s sister.  That soft, beachy theme was not going to fly for David!  Oh no, this kid wanted an edgy, urban, modern restaurant environment!  We layered clear chairs, stemware and chargers with metal-topped tables on light up lucite boxes placed against gray drapery.  In came the red flowers in the simple lush centerpieces and BANG! went the party drum!  Although we used roses {the come in such dazzling reds, how couldn’t we?} it was the orchids, anthurium, dahlias and mini calla lilies that gave us the vibrant color layers we needed to convery real RED.  Adding red candles, dramatic blue and red lighting effects, hazing smoke and cool contemporary logo’d signage throughout gave David the room he was waiting for!  Mazel Tov!


REAL STORIES: Historic Philadelphia? Meet Glamorous Holiday Wedding

December 10, 2010

It was love at first sight for Lauren and Matt.  But during a Will Farrell show at Radio City?  Bet stranger things have happened.  Celebrating their first anniversary this Sunday, Lauren and Matt chose two historic venues in Philadelphia for their sparkling holiday wedding.

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REAL STORIES: Crimson & Blue Graduation Dinner for Kara

May 26, 2010

The months of May and June are not only reserved for weddings.  Graduation parties, like this Crimson & Blue dinner for Kara, also bring families together in celebration.

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