All things MOM – Mother’s Day, 2012



In case you can’t find the popular pink rose, garden roses are also beautiful and they look very similar to peonies.

Mother’s Day is almost upon us! Most of us know that Flowers are a very popular way to show we love Mom, but what is the most popular type of flower? Here are the top five from last year:

1. Carnations – specifically White Carnations

2. Roses – all sizes and colors are popular

3. Mixed bouquets – get your florist to design one with their freshest flowers!

4. Tulips – who doesn’t love tulips!

5. Iris’s – a favorite spring flower


If I know what love is, it is because of you…

Valentines week at Center Club – Lobby Flowers

Aliso Viejo Country Club and Aliso Viejo Conference Center Bridal Open House; January 10, 2010

I had the pleasure of designing the centerpieces for the Aliso Viejo Conference Center’s photo shoot as well as flowers for their Bridal Open House on January 10, 2010.  It was a beautiful day for the newly-engaged couples to visit the beautiful, new venue.  Here are a few pictures that I took myself, but I will update them as soon as I receive the professional photos.

Aliso Viejo Conference Center

Coto de Caza’s Bridal Open House

January 16, 2010

I was honored to be invited by Coto de Caza to provide  floral centerpieces for their Bridal Open House as well as speak on a panel of their Preferred Vendors.  I met lots of brides & their families & they enjoyed tray passed hors’ d’oeuvres and champagne, while tasting cakes, sampling treats from the caramel fountain and meeting photographers, DJ’s and taking pictures in the photo booth. Here are a few of my photos.  I’ll add the professional photos soon.

2010 Bride’s Choice Awards Press Release

2010 Bride’s Choice Awards

January 20, 2010 by Tricia Barr

Aliso Viejo, CA – January 19, 2010 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, just announced that Designs by Tricia has been selected to receive the WeddingWire 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards™ for Wedding Floral Design!

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.

Designs by Tricia 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 Designs by Tricia is among the very best Wedding Floral Designers 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.

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