Trendy Monday: Rose Petals

Petals down the isle is a very popular trend for weddings. Iv’e seen it over and over in many bridal magazines and get requests for it all the time (almost every wedding). I offer it in 3 different ways- scattered petals down the isle, two lines of petals (like the outside lines of an isle runner) down the isle, or petals in some sort of pattern.




This gorgeous ceremony was created by fellow blogger and florist Kristin Brancaleone of The Treasured Petal Blog. I read her blog and love to see what fantastic things she’s up to.

Warm regards,


Floral Friday: Gerber Daisy

The gerber daisy is one of my favorite whimsical flowers, it’s ideal for a more casual look.


They come in so many different colors- white, cream, light yellow to bright yellow, peach to bright orange, bright red to dark burgundy and light pink to bright pink. When ordering them you can also specify whether you would like the center to be black or light.


This is a common way they are shipped. Usually by the time I get a hold of them they are somewhat dehydrated and their necks are very weak. At this point I pull them from the box, dip them in an acid solution and then place them in water with floral conditioner (food) in it. I have to be very careful when they are weak not to let them hang over the side of a bucket because once they start drinking water and firming up, their necks are permanently stuck in whatever position they have been placed in. One way to deal with this is to pull chicken wire over the top of the bucket, then drop your daisies into the water and let the chicken wire hold up their heads. In an arrangement they either need to be wired or gerber sleeves need to be placed on them because their heads are so heavy they can droop quickly.


Cute idea for a glass container.


This was a centerpiece I did for a wedding last fall at Circle Bar Ranch with the ever-so talented wedding planner Cicely of Life Design Events. It’s featured in the current issue of Arizona Bride, check out the full article.

Warm regards,


White Poppy has a New Blog!

Visit White Poppy at the Bridal Fashion Debut

White Poppy will have a booth at the January 2009 Bridal Fashion Debut in Phoenix, Arizona (AZ). White Poppy owner, Jeanne Birmingham, will be at the booth for the show, so please stop by #2002 to ask questions, book a consultation, or just say hello.

White Poppy will have a small display of fresh flowers as well as designers to discuss your wedding needs. We will be taking free consultation bookings at the show.

The Bridal Fashion Debut will be at the Phoenix Convention Center January 10th and 11th from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

We look forward to meeting you!

White Poppy wedding featured in Arizona Bride Magazine

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White Poppy is featured in Arizona Bride Magazine‘s Spring/Summer 2009 issue in the article Tip Top Tables. White Poppy is proud to be featured once again in Arizona Bride. This wedding was especially well managed thanks to the help of Cicely Rocha-Miller of Life Design Event Planning. Arizona Bride Magazine is available at all major newsstands around the valley, or by contacting them directly at 1-800-637-0334.

Phoenix Bride and Groom chooses White Poppy Table Designs for Magazine

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Phoenix Bride and Groom chose White Poppy to design and decorate full table settings for its Winter 2006/Spring 2007 magazine. In the article Every Blooming Thing, an elegant white and gold design is featured. In the article Making a Scene, a festive “70’s” era table is set, higlighting large sunflowers and miniature lava lamps. In the latter article, the white and gold table again is highlighted, focusing on linens and the stargazer lilies chosen for the centerpiece. The Spring 2007 magazine is on newsstands in select areas around the valley.

White Poppy appears in article Buds of May in Arizona Bride Magazine

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The Phoenix, AZ wedding florist, White Poppy, has two bouquets featured in the Buds of May article for the Spring/Summer edition of Arizona Bride. The bouquets include a tussy mussy comprised of nothing but stephanotis, and a vibrant bouquet made with yellow oncidium and hot-pink makara orchids. Copies of the Spring/Summer 2006 Arizona Bride Magazine are available on newsstands at local Borders Books & Music, AJ’s Fine Foods, and Safeway.

Arizona Bride Magazine features White Poppy

White Poppy has been featured in the article Fall In Love in the July/August edition of a the bridal publication, Arizona Bride. Fall designs by our Head Designer, Jeanne Birmingham, was featured in the article. Later in the same magazine, the article Arizona Dreaming features a wedding at the Wrigley Mansion using flowers designed by White Poppy. Copies of the July/August 2005 Arizona Bride Magazine are available on newsstands at local Borders Books & Music, AJ’s Fine Foods, and Safeway.