Florals

2016 Wisp Wedding Showcase

Photocredit: Shannon Gray

Photocredit: Shannon Gray

Fête recently had the honor of styling the McHenry Lodge for Wisp Resort's 2016 Wedding Showcase.  

At our vendor booth, we showed off one of our rentable arbor options, dripping with greenery and blooms.  We featured some of our clients' favorite products: the flask tie and flask scarf (big hits for bachelor and bachelorette gifts), the girly go- garter, and our preppy selection of bow ties and pocket squares.  Sitting in front, we featured our rentable chivari chairs in gold and white.

Photocredit: Shannon Gray

Photocredit: Shannon Gray

Photocredit: Shannon Gray

Photocredit: Shannon Gray

Photocredit: Shannon Gray

Photocredit: Shannon Gray

We always get excited for an opportunity to get creative with our floral design, and decided to focus on creating a range of options, each using some truly unique and beautiful blooms. Parrot tulips, ranunculus, anemones, pink astilbe and lush greenery were flown in from Italy and Holland.  We chose runners in subtle blush tones to set the mood for each chic look.  The variety of centerpiece options were brought together with our telescoping table number holders, and a selection of some of our favorite votives.

Photocredit: Shannon Gray                             One of our favorite centerpiece ideas: a selection of bottles                                                                            in varying heights featuring just a few dramatic blooms.

Photocredit: Shannon Gray                             One of our favorite centerpiece ideas: a selection of bottles                                                                            in varying heights featuring just a few dramatic blooms.

Photocredit: Shannon Gray       Trumpet vases are a perfect choice for couples looking a lush, opulent style. 

Photocredit: Shannon Gray       Trumpet vases are a perfect choice for couples looking a lush, opulent style. 

Photocredit: Shannon Gray                                           At Fête, even business card design is a chance to                                                                                                create something new and innovative.

Photocredit: Shannon Gray                                           At Fête, even business card design is a chance to                                                                                                create something new and innovative.

Photocredit: Shannon Gray                  White parrot tulips and anemones are both and exotic and simple.

Photocredit: Shannon Gray                  White parrot tulips and anemones are both and exotic and simple.

Photocredit: Shannon Gray            Garlands are a great option for couples looking for a soft, natural design.

Photocredit: Shannon Gray            Garlands are a great option for couples looking for a soft, natural design.

Photocredit: Shannon Gray         Our short pedestals make a big impact with these gorgeous stems.  The                                                        size is perfect for creating an opulent look without a centerpiece so                                                                        large it blocks conversation between guests.

Photocredit: Shannon Gray         Our short pedestals make a big impact with these gorgeous stems.  The                                                        size is perfect for creating an opulent look without a centerpiece so                                                                        large it blocks conversation between guests.

We'd like to thank Jessica and Katie at Wisp Resort for giving us the opportunity to style their event, and Shannon Gray for the fabulous photographs.  If you're interested in having Farmhouse Fête style your big day, please call 301-750-6790 or email info@farmhousefete.com.

Photocredit: Shannon Gray

Photocredit: Shannon Gray

Fête Noel

Each year during Thanksgiving weekend, Deep Creek hosts an event called The Festival of Trees.  Businesses and organizations sponsor decorated Christmas trees, local vendors set up booths, and there are always plenty of activities for children.  Proceeds for the event support The Dove Center, a local group providing safety, advocacy, and counseling for individuals suffering from domestic abuse. 

Here at Fête, we knew we wanted to be part of this worthwhile community event. Being designers, we were excited at the possibilities.  We quickly determined that a “typical” tree was not our style.  Our worlds revolve around weddings and events, and a key component is always a show-stopping gown.  Why not make the gown itself the tree?  We call her Fete Noel.

As with any floral design, the magic was created with a beautiful mix of greenery.  While pine was obviously the star of the show, using seeded eucalyptus and fern added depth and dimension to the piece.  Attention to detail, such as her necklace and the pins creating the back "buttons", is key to adding visual interest.

We are pleased to announce that Fête Noel received Best in Show.  We're already hard at work planning next year's submission.  

Visit our Facebook and Pinterest pages for more unique floral design.

For more information on the Dove Center, visit http://gcdovecenter.org.  For more information on The Festival of Trees, visit http://www.fotgc.org.

Amy's Floral Creations

We are working on bringing you a portfolio of Amy's unique and beautiful floral creations, so in the meantime, here are a few of our favorites.  Please note the photography credits below each image, and be sure to visit the pages of these talented local vendors:

www.sonlight-imaging.com

www.kirstensmithphotography.com

www.karlophoto.com

www.higherfocusstudios.com

Photography by Sonlight Imaging

Photography by Sonlight Imaging

A soft, romantic, and flowing natural mix of peonies, Queen Anne's lace, and dusty miller wrapped with burlap and lace.

Photography by Sonlight Imaging

Photography by Sonlight Imaging

We love how the soft feminine touches of this bouquet pair perfectly with the bride's gown.

Photography by Sonlight Imaging

Photography by Sonlight Imaging

Lovely blooms enhance the dessert table, giving a soft and dreamy feel to the tablescape.

Photography by Kirsten Smith Photography

Photography by Kirsten Smith Photography

A sculpted bouquet of hydrangea, garden roses, and seeded eucalyptus classically wrapped with ribbon and pins.  

Photography by Kirsten Smith Photography

Photography by Kirsten Smith Photography

The combination of this classic sculpted bouquet and the gorgeous vintage Ford truck makes us swoon!

Photography by Kirsten Smith Photography

Photography by Kirsten Smith Photography

Fun and playful bridesmaid bouquet featuring Gerbera daisies and  mini hydrangeas, with mixed greenery and colorful raffia ribbon.

Photography by Karlo Photography

Photography by Karlo Photography

A bold and vibrant mix with rich eggplant mini calla lilies, roses and dahlias.

Photography by Karlo Photography

Photography by Karlo Photography

The colorful pop of this rich bouquet elegantly complements the bride's gown.

Photography by Karlo Photography

Photography by Karlo Photography

Classic county charm abounds in this dessert display with mason jars of miniature sunflowers and other field fresh favorites to accent the delicious pies.

Photography by Higher Focus Studios

Photography by Higher Focus Studios

Simple and sweet bridesmaid blooms featuring daisies and baby's breath.

Photography by Farmhouse Fête

Photography by Farmhouse Fête

Interesting textures add visual appeal in this bouquet featuring terra cotta roses, hypericum berries, dahlia, and ivory garden roses.

Photography by Farmhouse Fête 

Photography by Farmhouse Fête 

We love the play of the burlap wrap against the soft feminine touches of the white hydrangea and purple hued florals.

We hope you've enjoyed these beautiful images.  For more information on having Amy create a beautiful floral design for your wedding or event, please give us a call at 301-750-6790 or email amy@farmhousefete.com.