Floral Design


Flowers are obviously an important part of any wedding, but beyond the bouquets and centerpieces, there are tons of other ways to bring some natural life into your event. Inspired by This is back today to share some beautiful floral wedding inspiration, each featuring beautifully styled, creative uses of flowers & floral patterns! Keep scrolling to see […]

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A few months ago, we featured an incredibly gorgeous Frida Kahlo Inspired Party by Tania Fischer and Veronica Plasencia. One of the highlights of that celebration was the insanely cool paper flower backdrop that Tania made to serve as a focal point at the party. (See refresher image above.) Well…. she’s back today to share with […]

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Hey fall lovers! It’s almost time to take a new annual family photo to send with your holiday card isn’t it? Well, I’ve got an idea for you this season. It’s Jen, of Jen CYK Photography and creating stunning pictures of families, like yours, is my speciality. But this time, I was stumped. How was I going […]

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With an on-site garden at Park Avenue Restaurant it it was only natural that this Farm to Table Bridal Shower would have a rustic elegance and fresh style! Natalie of Swellegant Events arranged ripe produce centerpieces, tinted mason jars and sweet paper details for a stunning, organic occasion! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – Fresh vegetables in wire baskets, teal […]

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Photographer (and mommy of the birthday girl) Renee Bell teamed up with Sapphire Designs and arranged a super clever & creative birthday celebration for Liana! Instead of a traditional dessert buffet, this stunning Kids Floral Decorating Party featured a fresh flower buffet where the girls got to pick out flowers for their very own floral creations. […]

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Hi there! It’s Amber here from Amber Lay Events, and for this week’s wedding DIY, I’m so excited to share some of my favorite Budget Friendly Wedding Bouquet + Boutonnier ideas with you! I love it when couples push the envelope with the colors, materials, and/or textures that they pick for their weddings. These bouquet and boutonniere pairings […]

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Hi there! It’s Amber here again from Amber Lay Events. This week I have a gorgeous, yet very easy and budget friendly centerpiece idea to share using some of my favorite materials: tulips, curly willow, and rocks! The result? Fresh and earthy floral arrangements with a lot of impact but minimal product – which means money in your […]

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Hi there! It’s Amber here from Amber Lay Events. This week I’m excited to share a brand new DIY Tutorial featuring an artistic way to repurpose those empty wine bottles! WINE & LACE CENTERPIECE If you’ve seen my previous posts, it’s probably no surprise that I absolutely love to use recycled containers for centerpieces. What could be better […]

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Hi there – it’s Amber here again from Amber Lay Events! As I mentioned last week, some of you may know me from my days as Editorial & Styling Assistant at HWTM. Now that I’m doing event coordinating and floral design full time, I am so excited to be the newest regular contributor for Hostess with the Mostess! […]

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Hi there! It’s Amber here from Amber Lay Events! Some of you may know me from my days as Editorial & Styling Assistant at HWTM. Since then I have been doing my coordinating and floral design business full time, and I am so excited to be the newest contributor on board for Hostess with the […]

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I’m so excited to share this Modern Beach Inspired Wedding from Brian Worley and Jaime Geffen at YourBASH!… which also includes menu and place card designs by yours truly. :) Dubbed “Geometric POP” by Brian, this coral, aqua, and lime green wedding theme is just as gorgeous and stylish as it is vibrant and FUN! […]

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Sarah von Pollaro is the founder of Urban Petals Floral Design, a company that creates one of a kind floral design for events, donates them to nonprofit organizations the following day, and inspires people to enjoy arranging flowers! Having taught thousands of people the basics of floral design in a fun and simple way, Sarah created […]

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Not only is this DIY Herb Garden super easy & inexpensive – it utilizes “up-cycled” yogurt containers and makes for a thoughtful, homemade hostess gift – or individually as eco-friendly party favors! Just use your favorite fabric and ribbon to customize the containers to your own party, kitchen, or a loved one’s kitchen. Amber Lay […]

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WOW. I’m pretty much head-over-heels in LOVE with this vibrant & whimsical Garden Wedding that was both dreamed up and beautifully captured by talented photographers/friends Melanie Duerkopp and Stephanie Godfrey! The inspiration behind this eye candy buffet? A cool vintage birdcage and a fabulous BCBG dress (which you will see in Part 2 when we […]

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Floral design guru Kim Foren has such a clever, creative DIY tutorial to share today! This one is perfect for summer parties & outdoor entertaining! Read on for full DIY details on her “Swinging Table” idea (plus a ridiculously pretty picture of a fruit tart that’s making me very hungry right about now!)…

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Do you need another good excuse to drink that bottle of wine? Well good news, we’ve got just the thing! *wink*  Seriously, though… these lovely Wine Bottle Floral Frrangements from Amber Lay – starring emptied and embellished bottles of wine + the flowers of your choice – make such lovely decor for all sorts of […]

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I’m so excited to share this super-creative FLORAL DIY with you today because it’s from our newest HWTM team member – Amber Lay! Floral design is one of Amber’s specialities, and we love VISUALS here at HWTM, so we shot lots of step-by-step photos to walk you through the entire process. (There are 19 images […]

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On a crazy note… feel like I’ve gotta share that I’m working on this post from thousands of feet in the air! Gotta love technology + airplane WiFi! Anyways, I had planned to share this guest DIY project from floral expert Kim Foren with you a little earlier in the week because it would make […]

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We’re loving the look of this beautiful, succulent-adorned Living Wreath by floral expert Kim Foren. {It reminds me of something that might be spotted hanging in an Anthroplogie catalog shoot!} And if you’re itching for a creative weekend project or feeling your green thumb calling lately… good news: Kim explains all the DIY details below […]

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Kim Foren is back with some absolutely GORGEOUS Easter tablescape & floral design inspiration today! I seriously got SO excited when I first laid eyes on these pics… especially the large centerpiece arrangement with all the beautiful, colorful flowers sprouting from a variety of egg shells. Pure creative genius and just lovely in every way! […]

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