Monday, March 31, 2014

Planning for Summer Arrangements

At Yellow Canary, we are preparing for some warm weather and "planting" opportunities for truly original arrangements this summer!  Herbs aren't just for bringing drama to dinner, they bring depth, texture and fragrance to floral decor as well!

So far, we have our eye on:                                         


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Inspiration by Color - Red

A rose by any other name is a rose. Red, however, is a different story: scarlet, crimson, vermillion, burgundy, rust, ruby, I could go on...

Monday, March 24, 2014

♬ Singing the Praises of Billy Buttons ♬

Craspedia is a genus of flowering plants in the daisy family commonly known as billy buttons and woollyheads. No matter what they are called, they  are a Yellow Canary favorite for their texture, substance and, of course, their dazzling color! They bring a "pop" to a subtle floral or pump up a vibrant arrangement.  Take a look at some of the many ways they can be used...

Monday, March 17, 2014

Throwback Style: Romeo and Juliet

The 1968 film "Romeo and Juliet" spawned a trend of Shakespearean inspired wedding dresses in the last 1960's and early 1970's.  The film, however tragic, kindled dreams of romance and lace.

Empire waist and poet sleeves were center stage for many bridal parties  of the era.  The long, trailing, veils are also a nod to this popular film and style.

Take a look at family members' wedding albums from that time and odds are increasingly good that you will be able to recognize the influence of the tragic "star-crossed lovers".

Thursday, March 13, 2014

♬ Singing the Praises of Lisianthus ♬

A versitile bloom, the Lisianthus symbolize an outgoing nature. Native to Texas and Mexico, and descended from a North American wildflower, in their single-form variety, lisianthus may resemble tulips or poppies. In their double form, they can take on the appearance of roses or peonies.

Monday, March 10, 2014

March Birth Flower: Daffodil

The daffodil stands for unequaled love, rebirth and rejuvenation.  Those of us in the Northern Hemisphere know the daffodil as the harbinger of spring!  The vibrant and sunny aura the daffodil exudes cheers any yard or room.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The Language of Flowers: The Dark Side

There are countless romantic and kind sentiments to be express through the language of flowers.  The Victorians let the flowers "do the talking" for them; the Oak leaf stood for bravery, the rose for love and so on... Here are some flowers that may express some less lofty or sweet feelings.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Hooray for Hollywood!

Just in time for the 86th AcademyAwards, Yellow Canary worked with Viva Bella Events on a Tinsel Town themed Bat Mitzvah for for Haley and voilĂ  Hooray for HALEYWOOD!
photo by Viva Bella

Texture Part Three: Materials

An event rich in texture and imagination will not soon be forgotten.  Gone are the days of matchy-matchy decor; people want depth and individuality!  The perfect blend of  "smooth" and "rough" is a great platform for texturizing  the decor plan.  The materials used are imperative!  Stout succulents and delicate orchids mix well with the richly textured hydrangia or the impossible whorls of the garden rose or ranunculus.