Wedding of Paige and Robby


Wedding of Paige and Robby

It was a beautiful day at South Coast Winery. Paige and Robby’s wedding overflowed with dripping crystals and pink flowers even down to Paige’s gorgeous heels.

Photographs courtesy of Kelsie Pinkerton. — at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa.

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Design tip of the month: Hydrating the Hydrangea

Whenever using hydrangea, make sure they get plenty of water. Note the word HYDRA (hydrate). Hydrangea flowers are produced from early spring to late autumn. Here are some tips to make them last longer:

  • Lightly spray the flowers with water to keep them hydrated.
  • If they start to wilt, dip the entire flower in the sink full of water for a few minutes, recut the stem & put in water with flower food.

These tips, if applied correctly will help perk up the flowers within a few hours or overnight.

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MARCH Birth Flower – Daffodil


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The March birth flower is the jonquil, also known as daffodil,  narcissus or paperwhites. The term paperwhites is generally used for tiny white flowers that grow in clusters and daffodil for single, trumpet-shaped flowers. The name Daffodils includes the white … Continue reading

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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