I have been passionate for design my entire life. Growing up in a family of artists from crafters to musicians to graphic designers to interior designers to mural artists to sculptors- it was obvious to me that there was no way to escape becoming a designer in some way. After majoring in Art in college and dabbling in interior design as my first career I stumbled into playing with flowers and fell in love.
My favorite part about designing for my brides is the overall pulled together feel that floral arrangements provide as the flowers top off the look of the entire wedding. I push myself on every wedding to go above and beyond the last not only because I want to "wow" my brides but because I love what I do.
When you embark on marriage, the most important thing about your wedding day is that the entire event represents you. There are so many details to think about and it can be overwhelming. My goal is to take your vision and make it a reality. I am committed to working with our brides in every aspect to ensure your big day is something to remember.
Having been a bride myself, I know that this can be overwhelming. I am committed to taking your special day on and making it the wedding of your dreams.
Rene' Manatt - Master Trainer
I have been a personal trainer for over eleven years and I am excited for every day because I get to teach people how to make healthy lifestyle changes and exercise properly. Exercise and fitness have been a passion of mine for my entire life. My goal is to motivate and inspire others to learn to love exercise and incorporate it into their daily lives.
We have a fabulous selection of vintage inspired bunting cake toppers for your wedding cake, pie or cupcakes. We can create any custom lettering color, Twine color, word, phrase and/or fabric color. Check out our cake topper section to see what’s in stock right now! For all custom orders please allow for 1-2 week processing time. If your event is coming up soon then let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.
We offer free brainstorming meetings for all brides in the San Diego Area. Are you feeling a little overwhelmed and not quite sure where to start? Let us help you get your feet on the ground. We can assist with color scheme selection, vendor recommendations, floral selections and any other advice or tips.
Give us a call or send us an e-mail to schedule your consult. Look forward to meeting with you soon!
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Succulents – A Test for Your Eyes
We came across this awesome baker, Seton Hurson Rossini of ‘Pixel Whisk’ today and could not resist sharing. Read her full DIY article on how to create irresistibly real-looking succulent cupcakes made to look like potted succulents. Such a fun idea!
We thought we would throw in our own trivia just for fun. Scroll below and try to choose which succulents are real and which are made of frosting goodness… (see answers below). Comment below and share if you answered correctly! Which do you prefer on your wedding cake? Real or Frosting?
We have a new cake topper in store for all of you blushing brides to gush over! This sweet cake topper can be customized to your initials and color scheme. Each topper is handmade with natural materials.
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DIY: Don’t Kill The Poinsettia
Why hello there December. You came so suddenly. What happened to the rest of 2012?
Don’t worry, time may fly but the holiday season is just beginning. It’s that time of year to buy your beautiful Poinsettia plants to decorate your home or office for the holiday season.
If you want your poinsettia plant to last until next season then listen up!
How to keep your poinsettia plant alive all year.
Find a sunny spot. These plants prefer anywhere except north-facing windows (unless of course that is all you have to choose from).
Direct light is ideal.
Avoid cold drafts. Poinsettias like temps from 65 – 75 degrees (during the day).
If your plant is touching a cold window or exposed to cold air (less than 60 degrees) then it may start to have bruised leaves.
Don’t let it sit in water.
Be sure to water only when the dirt feels dry.
Humidity is key. If the weather is too dry then your plant may wilt. If you have direct light as well as dryness then you may end up watering your plant daily. Keep a close eye on this plant in dry weather.
Around April you will want to slowly decrease the amount of water.
Let it get a little dry before you water.
After about a week or so move the plant to a space that is about 60 degrees (such as a garage or basement).
Around May (about 1 month later) go ahead and cut back the stems around 4 inches. You will then re-pot the plant in a larger container.
Don’t forget the new soil.
Give it a decent amount of water. Then place it back in it’s original home in the sun with temps at 65 – 75 degrees.
Fertilize! Once you see any new growth start to fertilize every two weeks.
Around June, move the plant outside.
Keep in partial shade and keep watering/fertilizing.
Around July, cut back each stem about 1 inch.
Sometime in the middle of August the stems will have grown with leaves. Progress right? But no, cut them! Leave about 3 or 4 leaves on each shoot.
Bring it back indoors to its original sunny home.
Of course keep watering and fertilizing.
Darkness! In order for this plant to re-bloom it needs a strict schedule. It needs about 10 weeks with 12 hours or less of sunlight per day. So you will need to help it out a little.
Starting on Oct 1st, put the plan in TOTAL DARKNESS (so light holes can show through) from 5pm til 8am. When I say total darkness, I really mean total darkness.
It would be best to create a box to put it in that has NO light holes showing through. Use black tape around the edges if needed.
During the daytime move it to a sunny window and keep watering/fertilizing.
Wait until the last week in November to stop the crazy back and forth treatment.
Then leave the plant in it’s favorite sunny spot.
Pat yourself on the back now…you should be seeing flower buds. If you don’t then it will not be very long.
Around Dec 15th stop fertilizing and enjoy until the process starts over again in April!