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Reconsidering Silk

I’ve always thought that the words “silk” and “flowers” should never go together, but when I came across these gorgeous dupioni silks, I immediately digressed. Once I got my hands on this mocha and antique aqua fabric, I paired them with Charlie Brown Cymbidium orchids. Their striking red throats gave a lovely subtle contrast to […]

Bouquet Monday: Peacock ring bearer box and flower girl basket

The trendiest wedding theme of 2010 was the peacock feather. Who can deny the charms of these intriguing plumes? Here is a moss covered ring bearer box adorned with eyed and sword peacock feathers. A flower girl basket filled with lilac, viburnum, and anemone is a reminder or spring. Theses floral pieces were from Dennis […]

Rustic Fall Bouquet

With pumpkin pie on the table and leaves changing color, it’s starting to feel a lot more like Fall. A combination of orange spray roses, flame calla lilies, vibrant tulips, pivot, and seeded eucalyptus make a richly colored bouquet that celebrates the changing seasons. Gold rhinestone trim accents and ivory French satin ribbon gives this […]

White Gladiolus Bouquet

Like carnations, gladiolus have gotten a bad reputation. But if you look at their stunning blooms, you’ll think otherwise. Here, I’ve hand wired white gladiolus blooms and combined them with calla lilies for a fresh and clean look. I finished this with Tiffany blue satin ribbon to make it a perfect compliment for that ultra […]

Rustic Autumn Bouquet

It’s starting to feel a little more like Fall with things like pumpkin spice chai lattes and butternut squash abound. When I came across these richly colored hydrangea, burgundy cymbidium orchids, and schwartzwalder calla lilies, I had to get my hands on them for an autumnal bouquet. Wrapped in an earthy satin ribbon, and you […]

Vogue Sposa Magazine: Italian wedding magazine features Karen Tran

As many of you all know,  I have a great love for Italy.  Throw the flowers in the mix and I am in heaven!  I am so delighted to see that the latest Vogue Sposa italian wedding magazine has wrote an article on me featuring our work here in Southern California and in Lake Como. […]

Karen Tran Master class at the beautiful L'auberge Del Mar June 24-26th

To all florists and event designers:  Are you passionate about weddings?  Do you want to take your business to the next level?  Do you desire to design more exquisite events?  Please consider joining me for an extensive master class at the L’auberge Del Mar on June 24-26th.   In this course you will learn more […]

Wedding in Italy: Exquisite Renaissance Wedding in a Tuscany Villa

I had an amazing trip back to my favorite country ITALY again this last month.  What a a great experience it was.  I look forward to sharing many more photos with you all soon.  We are saving all the gorgeous images from Joseph Matthew for an international bridal publication.  In the meantime, I would like […]

Engage!13 Montelucia: The Luxury Wedding Business Summit

I am so incredibly thrilled and honored to be speaking at Engage!13 in Montelucia on December 9-12.  If you are a wedding professional in a Luxury market, this is not to be missed.  I look forward to seeing new faces and reconnecting with old lovely friends.  Rebecca Grinnals and Katheryn Arce never disappoint! connellyremodeling online

Bouquet Monday: Crystal Handle Bouquet

I love experimenting with different bouquet handle treatments. They’re just as fun and exciting as the flowers themselves! In this case, I embellished the ends with crystals from our new collection to make a sleek and chic little number. ~Aileen

Shaun White’s ESPY Awards Party

To celebrate his nominations for the ESPY Awards, Olympic gold medalist, Shaun White threw a party that featured one of our candy stations. We went for an edgy, rock star look in yellow, black, and white for his swanky soiree. There’s no better way to celebrate a year’s worth of awards than with a stylish […]

Bouquet Monday: Purple Chartreuse Bouquet

Calla lilies have a way of stealing my heart. This time they’re combined with green cymbidium and Hawaiian phalaenopsis orchids in a chic an elegant bouquet. The chartreuse orchids make the eggplant calla lilies even more vibrant, while the white orchids give it balance. I can imagine this as a perfect compliment to a clean […]

Aileen’s Bouquet Monday: Succulent bouquet

Succulents are absolutely amazing. They have an earthy aesthetic and bloom in a variety of shapes. I especially like them because they’re almost impossible to kill, which makes me feel better about my black thumb. Here I chose a mix of petite succulents combined with white and pink roses to make a natural and intriguing […]

Aileen’s bouquet monday: Caribbean flavor

With all this cloudy winter weather (or at least as as wintery as San Diego can get), I was starting to crave some bright colors. These vibrant orange makara orchids and sherbet roses whisks me away to somewhere hot and tropical, like the Bahamas, where I’m told that its summer year round! Pairing this with […]

Nataeah and Chris Fairytale Wedding

The lovely Heather Vallentyne from {Vallentyne Photography} sent me some gorgeous images of  Nataeah and Chris’s wedding yesterday.  If I have to sum up this wedding in a few words:  it’s gotta to be ‘Fun, Chic and Bling!’….It was fun to piece together their inspirational colors (pink, black and white) into their wedding theme.  Congratulations […]