Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Honor from Wedding Wire

2010 Bride's Choice Awards - Wedding Photographers, Wedding Cakes, Wedding Venues & More
Weddings, Wedding Planning, Wedding Websites, Wedding Checklists

I am honored to have been selected by WeddingWire as one of their premier florists. Thank you to WeddingWire and all of the brides who have nominated my company. Below is the press release that I received.

WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, just announced that Emily Carter Floral Designs has been selected to receive the 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards™ for Wedding Flowers!

The annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ recognizes and celebrates excellence in quality and service within the wedding industry, as determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 500,000 newlyweds.

Emily Carter Floral Designs is among the top five percent of all vendors in the WeddingWire community, which includes over 100,000 wedding professionals across the US and Canada. Awards were given to winners across 19 different service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers.

“We are excited to recognize and honor the success of the top wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Community” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “The annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ program has given us the unique opportunity to highlight the best wedding professionals in each region as reviewed by brides and grooms who have utilized their services in the past year.”

We are happy to announce that Emily Carter Floral Designs is among the very best florist within the WeddingWire Network, which includes WeddingWire and Martha Stewart Weddings. We would like to thank our past newlyweds for nominating us for the 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards™.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

re: Emily Carter Floral Designs published

Back in the fall a bouquet that I designed for a June wedding, (many congratulations to Feliz and Ben!), was picked to be the bouquet representing Maine in the Real Maine Weddings Magazine that was published early this month. It is a favorite of mine from season 2009 as you will notice seeing it already on my blog. Many thanks to Craig Dilger Photography for taking such a stunning image and as always to the bride and groom who chose me to be apart of their day. You can click on the below link if you are interested in viewing any part of the magazine.


re: Silver containers for centerpieces

There is something beautiful and vintage about a centerpiece designed with various shapes and sizes of containers. Aged silver containers bring the perfect look to the table, no pun intended, for this design. I personally do not tend to polish silver very often as I think that there is a very nice vintage quality about the scuff marks and tarnish that most silver pitchers, bowls and plates carry with them. My favorite tends to be when I find a piece that has an engraving on it. Typically brides who rent these containers from me with floral designs spilling out of them do not notice this very small hidden detail; however sometimes there are pieces that were a wedding present back in the sixties or were for a silver anniversary from a husband to his wife. It is nice to see these pieces turning over a new leaf, but carrying over a kind token of love and happiness.