From the Blog
A recipe for the perfect Thanksgiving by Janet Lee Harrold
1 fresh turkey… check
1 pecan pie…check
stuffing…hold the stuffing, looks like you may have forgotten the most important ingredient of all…FLOWERS!!
At Cedar Grove Gardens we are thankful for you, our loyal customers, we never forget that you are the reason that we are here to serve. So we have compiled a few last minute Thanksgiving Day tips to ensure that your holiday table is dressed in style with more than just the Thanksgiving turkey.
1.Look to nature for easy, elegant ways to embellish your Thanksgiving table. Nuts, gourds, fall leaves, and sticks gathered from outside are a simple way to add texture to your table while bringing the bountiful outdoor abundance indoors.
2. Don’t forget the flowers…A simple way to give your holiday decorations a professionally decorated look is to stick to just two or three colors. Deciding on a palette before you shop makes the selection process quick and easy. You may want to take advantage of the season and add fresh fruits to your floral centerpiece. If you are thinking you would rather keep it simple just add a single rose or mokara orchid tucked into the napkin at each place setting to welcome your guest to the table. A few floating or votive candles will be just the right touch for a reflective element . My personal favorite is to align 3 simple vases of monochromatic flowers in the center of your table and when it is time to replace the flowers with the delicious turkey, simply disburse them in different rooms throughout the house or send them home with your guests.
3. Don’t forget to add a wreath to your door or entry way, nothing says welcome friends like a beautiful wreath that can last through the entire holiday season. We know that our customers enjoy our luscious custom made wreaths and bows. You have been asking for a couple of weeks and we are now set up and ready to greet you with a new selection and extensive line of ribbons! Enjoy your Thanksgiving and thank you for making Cedar Grove Gardens a welcome addition to your holiday traditions.
We had the honor of providing flowers for Ashley and Joey’s wedding…I just love the softness of her bouquet, pale pink, white and peach roses collared with a soft collar of dusty miller captures the essence of her gown perfectly. The expressions on the bridesmaids faces say it all! If it’s an indicator of the remainder of the day i’m sure this wedding was lots of fun.
I just love how the photographer got creative in this shot. kudo’s to Brad Smith photography for showing the beauty of her gown as the natural light shown through it accentuating the beautiful lace as it trailed behind her.