Friday, October 16, 2009

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Palm Springs Glam

Palm Springs is the place to be!! Under clear sunny skies, 80 degree weather, beautiful gardens and chirping birds, we were reminded this Saturday why people travel from distant places to celebrate their most important day in our wedding paradise.

I could not wait to show you our most recent wedding at The Parker. With a Palm Springs Glam design in mind and after much anticipation, the day finally came. I hope you enjoy it...

Congratulations Kim and Scott!! You two are deffinately one of the coolest couples I've had the priviledge to meet.

A great way to add life and style to a space is with paper lanterns. This design will take you a long way without having to spend tons on decor. They're extremely easy to install and come in a vast variety of color, textures and shapes. Simple personalized accents like these make your ceremony, yours. Kim brought even more character to her wedding by using umbrellas for herself and her bridesmaids. Each umbrella was distinct and selected to match the personality, style and color palette of the wedding. Nothing was cookie cutter, everything was hand selected and tweaked to make uniquely hers.

The escort card table was designed with images of movie stars and famous playboy's that are associated or often visited Palm Springs. As an added touch, a collection of bright bow ties were scattered on the table. This added a masculine flare and definitely something unique to Kim and Scott's wedding.

The reception was designed with bright colored dahlias on a cushion of fuchsia-purple carnation. The apothecary urns consisted of a chandeliered crystal suspended inside.

The Parker's pastry chef working away adding final touches to the cake. We designed it inside the walk-in to maintain it fresh the entire time, as well as us. Hello Chef!
Kim and Scott's wedding was a preview to what's to come in October. We've got a packed full month of weddings!! Each one uniquely customized and designed from our heart to yours.
Luna Salomon

Friday, September 25, 2009

Orange and green design

Saturday, September 19th 2009.. a beautiful day for a wedding at the gorgeous Rose Garden at Renaissance Esmeralda Resort in Indian Wells.

With a bright color pallet of sherbet and bright oranges, lime and sage greens, Christine and Steven celebrated their wedding day surrounded by their friends and loves ones, gorgeous flowers and fun patterns. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Parente!!! 

I've posted a few pictures I took myself, but will soon post professional shot's by Shannon Wilsey photography.. can't wait!

The bridal bouquet was a beautiful mixture of white feathered dahlias, orange parrot tulips, orange dahlias and green cymbidium orchids. A gorgeous selection of flowers with vibrant and fun fun colors.

The arch was lightly draped with ivory chiffon and accented with two floral arrangements. The arrangements were created to be slightly different from the other in size to give a more natural and free flowing design. Something natural and elegant.

Down the aisle, we alternated green and orange pomander balls. They were made of orange gerbera daises, dahlias, green spider mums and green roses. We strung them to the chairs with orange ribbon and sprinkled petals down the aisle.

I Love the fun colors and different patterns. Its a trend that allows you to add personality to your decor. Try it and see how much you'll enjoy detailing you wedding. 

Xoxo, Luna 

Monday, August 24, 2009

La Quinta Polo Club

After an amazing Polo match, Cocktails and dinner at the beautiful La Quinta Polo Club

Jennie from Hidden Creek Polo Club in Oregon had a great concept for their executives retreat in La Quinta. When she came to me, we were planning on a night that was sure to be beautiful. Our end result was a design that was unforgettable. With the assistance of some GORGEOUS flowers and plenty of candle light, the carnival lit tent came to life.
On a stesed rustic wood tables, we created a runner of flowers and candles. We used a rich mixture of dark Milba Roses, burgundy Dahlias, blue Hydrangea, burgundy lilies, black magic roses and as if that wasn't enough, accents of burgundy cascading Amaranths!! The blue tones on the runner complimented the hydrangea perfectly and the deep burgundies and corals agaist the white backdrop created a night to remember.

Thanks Jennie, it was a pleasure being a part of such a splendid affair!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Warm summer days

The simplest and most unexpected moments are pictures that are captured and stored inside your heart. These images are treasured and will remain present all the days of your lives.
Dont turn down the oportunity to step away from your busy day and take a look at what's going on around you!! There are moments in life you will never live again.

Thank you Sky, for giving us so much joy at the most unexpected moments!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Fashion in flowers

What's hot now is using bright and bold fashion inspired colors in your floral decor. Splashes of color are a great way to make a statement. Your flowers will be gazed at the entire day and night, why not make it bold!

As expected, we've been receiving many request for neon colored flowers, not as accents but as heavy volumes of color after color. Where fashion goes, floral trends are soon to follow. I always try to keep a close eye on fashion and what color becomes the "new black". We all know every season we see a new set of colors and styles down the runway that are to be seen everywhere and be sure that you will also see those same trends reflected on your floral decor and tablescape.
The centerpiece above was created by combining contrasting yet appealing styles, glam clear crystal candelabra accompanied by a collection of glass pieces and a non traditional arrangement of cascading hot pink phalaenopsis orchids, spiky yellow pin cushion proteas and yellow spider mums. More color was added with bright blue toned water.

Its so hard to pick and choose the colors you want, why not select three or four that work well together and run with it!! With the right elements and a lean towards style, we can create a bright and beautiful wedding that will leave your guests completely amazed.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Keeping up with the Salomon's

It is with great pleasure that I now present all our faithful followers and new comers to AFPDblog. We will keep you up-to-date on floral and design trends, our personal, prized and hand crafter weddings and inovative floral designs.

We hope you enjoy your visit as you follow the story of the Salomon Family as we are blessed with the fortune of making dreams come true through floral design and decor.

Luna Salomon, Salomon family and the entire AFPD Team