Flower Guide // Summer Edition

Everyone should experience a NYC summer. The energy in this city during the summer is absolutely contagious! Not to mention - the summer blooms are nothing short of incredible! Here are some of our favorites!

Noisettes

Season: Summer
Color: Range from white to crimson

Not to be confused with peonies, noisettes fall into the garden rose category. These versatile flowers look beautiful as tighter bulbs as well as in full bloom!

Images via Pinterest

Images via Pinterest

Clemantis

Season: Spring/Summer
Color: White, pink, purple

This unique flower can give any bouquet a soft romantic look. You won't be able to take your eyes off of them! 

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Images via Pinterest

Delphinium

Season: Summer
Color: White, yellow, red, blue, lavender

These beautiful large blooms will stand out in any arrangement! You can use their height to have them stand tall or to make a elegant downward cascading look!

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Images via Pinterest

Astilbe

Season: Spring/Summer
Color: White, pink, red, lavender 

If you didn't know its name, I'm sure you recognized it as this is an NYC favorite. Incorporate one of your favorite High Line flowers into your special day!

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Images via Pinterest

Amaranthus

Season: Summer/Fall
Color: Green, pink, and crimson

I'm sure you're used to seeing amaranthus in its jungle like green color, but have you ever seen it in this sweeter pink color?! This gorgeous bloom makes a great accent flower.

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Images via Pinterest

Bougainvillea

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Color: White, different shades of pink/red, and purple

We all love the way a blooming bougainvillea looks as it covers an otherwise boring building. You can admire this flower up close if you use it in an arrangement!

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Images via Pinterest

Peony

Season: Spring/Summer
Color: White and different shades of pink and coral

Oh peonies! I saved the best for last. Their soft, romantic petals make them a showstopper in any bouquet or arrangement. You can never have too many peonies!

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Images via Pinterest

Happy Hump Day!

 

xx Firefly

Moodboard Monday // Cold Tangerines

Today's moodboard is inspired by our current adventures in Morocco. We are making our way from the Atlas Mountains to Tangier (by way of Marrakesh, Oulidia, and Rabat) for a destination wedding that we are so excited about! It is only our third day here in Morocco and the rich colors of this country are already inspiring us.

Top picture by : Jessie Webster, Earrings by: Janet Alix, Other images via Pinterest 

Top picture by : Jessie Webster, Earrings by: Janet Alix, Other images via Pinterest 

“I want a life that sizzles and pops and makes me laugh out loud. And I don't want to get to the end, or to tomorrow, even, and realize that my life is a collection of meetings and pop cans and errands and receipts and dirty dishes. I want to eat cold tangerines and sing out loud in the car with the windows open and wear pink shoes and stay up all night laughing and paint my walls the exact color of the sky right now. I want to sleep hard on clean white sheets and throw parties and eat ripe tomatoes and read books so good they make me jump up and down, and I want my everyday to make God's belly laugh, glad that he gave life to someone who loves the gift.”

-Shauna Niequist, Cold Tangerines: Celebrating the Extraordinary Nature of Everyday Life 

 

Happy Monday!

xx Firefly

Travel Journal // Morocco Bound

This summer is chalk-full of fun and exciting adventures, but one that we're most excited about is a destination wedding in Morocco! Juliet Totten will be with us to insure that the flowers are stunning and Nick Radford will be snapping all the pretty pics, which we'll share with you ASAP.

Morocco

In preparation for the wedding we'll be taking a week to travel from Marrakesh up the coast to Tangier, sourcing beautiful and unique decor items along the way.  Max Lawrence, owner of Lawrence of Morocco, has prepared an amazing itinerary for us that begins this Friday! Here are the fantastic places we'll be staying along the way.


MAROC LODGE

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Our travels begin in the Atlas Mountains at this luxurious mountain retreat adjacent to the small town of Amizmiz. Maroc Lodge is located 35 miles south of Marrakesh and will be the perfect place to unwind and get our creative juices flowing.


VILLA DES ORANGERS

Villa des Oranger

We'll be doing most of our sourcing for the wedding in Marrakesh and what better way to end our busy days than hanging out by the pool at Villa des Oranger. It's also slated to be 104 degrees while we're there (ah!) so the pool is key!


LA SULTANA

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After the heat and hustle and bustle of Marrakesh we head to the beautiful coastal town of Oulidia where we'll stay at the stunning La Sultana.


RIAD KALAA

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Our journey continues in Rabat, the capital of Morocco, at the beautiful Riad Kalaa.


EL MINZAH HOTEL

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We'll spend the wedding week at El Minzah Hotel in Tangier which is just minutes from the villa where the wedding will take place.

We are beyond excited for our trip and can't wait to share pictures and stories from our travels!

xx Firefly

Gorgeous Gowns // Claire Pettibone's Romantique Collection

We got a first hand look at Claire Pettibone's Romantique Collection and we have got to say we are in LOVE! This gorgeous collection features romantic bohemian-style gowns, beautiful lace details, and the most stunning backs! Did we mention that all of these are priced at less than $3000?! Check out our favorites below:

xx Firefly

 

"Gardenia": This stunning gown is our absolute favorite! Look at that jaw-dropping back!

"Casablanca": This flowy gown is delicate, romantic, and its all about the details. We love the sheer overlay.

"Clementine": This gown's back has us swooning over the delicate off the shoulder sleeves!

"Patchouli": This timeless gown has a beautiful neckline, and a just as beautiful v-shaped back.

"Phaedra": We love the beautiful lace underlay on this baby doll style dress.

"Ceylon": This flowy gown is simple, understated, yet absolutely beautiful!

"Estelle": This classic looking lace dress is nothing short of timeless!

"Topanga": The sheer overlay on the soft lacey dress looks incredible. This would be perfect for an engagement party or shoot.

"Kasbah": This short lacey dress has a fun bohemian look and would also look stunning for an engagement party or shoot!