Decorating weddings and special events over the years, I've often helped clients with other aspects of their events besides the decorating. I want to share that information and advice with you. I also want to highlight other event vendors whose work I like and different local venues. I invite you to ask questions as well.

Friday, November 23, 2012


Hope everyone had a lovely holiday and you are all recovering from your turkey comas!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Here's to fright-free weddings! No beastly bridesmaid dresses, gruesomely behaved guests or villainous venues! Just, as always, beautiful flowers!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Another Bride's Review!

This was recently posted on The Knot's Wedding Channel site.

"Shelby Fraser was very easy to work with. She was able to provide beautiful floral arrangements within our budget without compromising quality or style."

Thanks, Melanie!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Another 5 Star Review!

The following is a recent 5 Star Bride's Review found on our Wedding Wire page. And here's the bouquet from that wedding too.

"Shelby was a pleasure to work with. She was very easy to get in touch with and one of the only vendors I worked with that was proactive about getting in touch with me. She was familiar with my venue and was able to give me lots of good advice on things beyond flowers. And her work was beautiful."

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Designed a "Lace" Bouquet for the upcoming Spring/Summer 2013 issue of Philadelphia Wedding magazine today.

Sunday, September 30, 2012


I love the Fall! I love the slight chill in the air, pulling on the first pullover of the season and the homey scents of fireplaces, apples and fallen leaves. I also love decorating events using rich autumnal colors - fiery Reds, Deep Burgundies and Purples, vibrant Oranges and Yellows and even Naturals and Browns. Yes, you can still decorate your wedding in light pink if you wish. But if you're inclined, embracing some of the colors of the season is also very pleasing.

Classic flowers we utilize throughout the year - Roses, Calla Lilies, Hydrangeas - in autumnal tones can lend themselves to a more more refined or lush look, especially in combination with beautiful Damask linens and sumptuous candlelight. Or you can have a more homespun feel by incorporating flowers such as Dahlias, Sunflowers and Mums, perhaps in vintage pitchers or mossy Terra Cotta pots.

Also, not to get too kitschy, but it's sometimes fun to tastefully incorporate pumpkins or gourds into the decoration. Maybe not necessarily with each centerpiece – although we have done arrangements in actual pumpkins! But utilized as groupings with column candles on window sills, with votive candles on cocktail tables or around the base of a Place Card Table arrangement can work well.

For more interesting textures a nice touch is to include some pretty, little Seckle pears, Persimmons or Berries into arrangements or as accents. Naturally colored Oak leaves, various pods and Rose hips can also be unexpected and attractive additions to the mix. Although, I might not use all these elements at once. One or two in a few key places gives a nod to the season without being overwhelming. And I would definitely take pause with corn husks, bunches of Indian corn and bales of straw - unless your party's theme actually is a hoedown. Then by all means, dosey doe!


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Another Recent Bride's Review Posted on The Knot

Great Florist   posted 6/11/2012 (updated 6/13/2012)
Shelby went above and beyond to make sure my wedding flowers were exactly the way I had envisioned them. She was always available by email or phone to chat and was extremely responsive to my ideas and concerns. I choose to change my decor style only a few months before the wedding and she was more than happy to sit down with me again and tease out what I now wanted. She also helped me pick out linens that matched her floral arrangements perfectly. The final total for the day did exceed what I had originally planned on spending, however, after walking into the ballroom and seeing the lush centerpieces and rich linens, I thought the price was fairly reasonable for quality. I would definitely recommend this florist to other Philadelphia area brides.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Recent Bride Review posted on The Knot

Gorgeous arrangements!!   posted 5/15/2012 
Shelby is fabulous!! She was easy to work with. She was open to my ideas while still adding her artistic eye to the flower choices, colors, and arrangement set ups. She made the entire event perfect. The floral arrangements tied together our "night in the city" theme together perfectly!! I would strongly recommend her to others!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

VIP Industry Event at Dave and Buster's

Went to an industry event this evening, which was enjoyable. Highlights were the fun photo booth from Shutterbooth - and yummy cupcakes from Cupcakes Gourmet - Also, the band, Lost in Paris - book at - was pretty good too!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Wedding Wire Bride's Choice Award 2012

This means we are in the top 5% of Wedding Pros nationwide! The WeddingWire Bride's Choice Awards™ recognizes the top local wedding professionals from the WeddingWire Network that demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. Unlike other awards in which winners are selected by the organization, the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ are determined solely by the reviews from over 1.2 million newlyweds.

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