March 29, 2013

Wedding Flowers - Tussie-Mussie

Wedding Flowers - Tussie-Mussie - Mother of the Bride

Various options for Mother of the Bride (and Groom)

When it comes to Mother of the Bride wedding flowers, they really have the most to choose from. Ranging from very inexpensive to moderately priced there are all sorts of things one could do as a nice gesture for the Mothers of the...
Pin-on corsages, wristlets, hand-tied bouquet and single stem flowers... sometimes even clutch purse corsages! Lets talk about tussle-mussies which have been around for centuries! There are a variety of ways to spell tussie-mussie (tussy mussy...etc.). Queen Victoria started the term tussie-mussie when these small floral bouquets became a fashion accessory. Prior to this, these small bouquets were commonly referred to as a nosegay (and still are in some circles!). 
Nosegay - Hand-tied bouquet - No holder
Pin-On Corsage
DIY Tussie Mussie holder with burlap and lace - Vintage - Rustic
Single Stem
Hand-tied nosegay

There are a multitude of flowers that can be used in a tussle-mussie. Typically, we use either spray roses, lilies often times filler flowers work really well.  Once we put the flowers in the holder they are cut off from water so its wise to use flowers that do well in corsages and boutonnieres. We always tie these in with the rest of the wedding flowers used.

Monogramed with couples initials and wedding date.
Tussie-Mussie being used for a second time.
This is an example of the ability to use a Tussie - Mussie more than once. This mother of the bride had another daughter get married in 2011, now in 2013 she gets to add another charm to her keepsake! 

 Tussie - mussies are very classy, victorian and often times something different from the traditional pin-on or wristlet. It's a gift in and of itself and looks great in a curio cabinet or breakfront with other keepsakes. For more information about pricing or flowers that work well in tussle-mussies please give us a call!


Lisa Foster and Team

March 26, 2013

Knoxville Winter Weddings - Lisa Foster Floral Design

In honor of having a snow covered Knoxville. Lisa Foster Floral Design is taking this opportunity to share some recent winter wedding pictures. As a Knoxville florist we don't see many snowy weddings but we love it, when it hits! Many winter weddings usually have all white florals with touches of evergreen or other greens mixed in. What a perfect way to show off crisp wintery whites! This winter season has brought us some really lovely winter bouquets. 
Knoxville Florist - Winter Wedding 
Knoxville Florist - Winter Wedding Bouquet 
Winter Bouquet 
Traditional wedding florals usually involve whites and ivory flowers. When it comes to WINTERY wedding flowers there are a few things that can be added to take it over the top.
Winter Bridal Bouquet - Evergreens 
 Using evergreens really makes bouquets for winter weddings to a different level! Evergreens are beautiful, long-lasting, and smell fantastic. We've even used greens from our brides yards or family trees... it helps to add a touch of sentiment to the weddings.
December Wedding - Winter Bridesmaid Bouquet
We love the use of navy blue, gray and pops of green in these bouquets. 
Baby's Breath Bouquets - Bridesmaids bouquets 
Something that has been very popular this year has been the use of all baby's breath in bouquets. This inexpensive filler flower when used in abundance really looks elegant, soft and whimsical. This December wedding had all baby's breath for the bridesmaids. With the fur shrugs the Lisa Foster Floral Design team thought this was totally glam! We just love it!
Gray Berries - Dusty Miller - Winter Wedding
One trend in bridal bouquets and weddings in general is the color gray. Brides have been using this color as their bridesmaids dresses, table linens and suites for the men. It's a great neutral color and the sky is the limit for color combinations based off of gray. (gray and yellows, gray and pink, gray and green and navy...etc.)
Winter Wedding - Knoxville Tn - Baby's Breath Bouquets
 With using all baby's breath for the bridesmaids this bride was able to splurge on her bouquet with adding anemones.
Blush Colored Bouquets - Winter Biltmore Wedding
We were fortunate enough to do a winter wedding at the Biltmore estate in December of 2012. It was a small intimate affair with close family and friends. What a magical place to get married! Knoxville winter weddings are wonderful. We love them and love our brides.

March 6, 2013

Two Bright Lights Editors' Choice Award!

Lisa Foster Floral Design Wins Two Bright Lights Editors' Choice Award

As a testament to my outstanding clients, and my commitment to producing the best-of-the-best photography, floral design, event planning, I am thrilled to announce that I have been selected as a winner of a 2013 Two Bright Lights Editors' Choice Award!

The award is given in recognition of the those whose number of published features in 2012 placed them among the top 5% of all Two Bright Lights members. Winners were published across many of the most respected lifestyle, wedding and other print and digital publications in the United States and worldwide.

I am honored to be part of this group of talented photographers and creative professionals. My features this past year have enabled me to increase exposure for my work, and I am thrilled to have been recognized for my endeavors.

In 2012, I had the privilege of being published in the following publications:

The Lovely Find
Oh Lovely Day
Becoming The Mrs.
Pretty Little Weddings

Sparkle & Hay
Rustic Wedding Chic
Amour Amour

Thanks to all of the other creative professionals who made these features possible!

To see more of my work, or to get in touch about my services, please visit

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