A Colorful Summer Wedding

colorful, summer bridal bouquet by evansville indiana florist emerald design

August is one of the prime months for flowers. EVERYTHING is blooming in a riot of color. When Megan said she wanted colorful flowers for her early August wedding to contrast against light blue dresses, I was ready. We picked up the light blue of the bridesmaid dresses with the periwinkle delphinium and added just […]

Wedding Inspiration Featuring Our Local German Heritage

floral design by emerald design, photo by shillawna ruffner photography

Our German heritage is a large part of our Southwestern Indiana culture. Our festivals, restaurant offerings, and town and street names are examples of that ancestry. The Bauerhaus in Darmstadt is an example of German style. (Also, the name of the venue and the town name is another give away!) Some of the talented area […]

A New Way to Wear Flowers

Let’s rethink the corsage and boutonniere.  They have been around for decades… centuries, maybe? But that doesn’t mean we need to continue making them the same way. I have shared many times that I now make wrist corsages on bracelet cuffs.  They are more versatile, easier to make (in my opinion), and most importantly–much more […]

When an English Major Marries a Science Teacher

Personal touches make a wedding so special.  This wedding was full of details unique to the bride and groom, bright colors, and it was so much fun! I usually start blog posts with the personal flowers (bouquets, boutonnieres, etc.).  The personal flowers were wonderful but the reception was the most unique part of this wedding. […]