2thousand16 Summer Weddings

Photo Credit: Mark Bugnaski Photography

For my first wedding of the season, Kelly & Casey were all about the white, subtle blush tones, and a touch of mint for an accent color. Spring season is when some of the best flowers are in bloom and with so many options we can create any look a bride desires. Ranunculus (an all time favorite) and of course peonies! The bride wanted all white tones for her bridesmaids, which really popped with their navy blue dresses. Blush, white, and green tones were incorporated in the brides bouquet and the anemone to give the navy tone in the center. I love when all colors and tones tie in with everything about the wedding. I also wanted a creative way to display the bouts for the guys. Drift wood did the trick for this wedding; after all it was a nautical theme! The name tags were created by Oak & Ash // Homemade Goods.   Hand-written calligraphy tags were also made for bridesmaid’s bouquets, and mother’s corsages. All these details and personal touches make the wedding flowers that much more special!

Photo Credit: Kathy Blanchard Photography

The Oaks Wedding.

When you have an Eastern Shore Wedding like Joanne & Bob, it’s hard for most not to have a nautical theme or incorporated something nautical. Monkey knots and the famous navy and white stripped ribbon are perfect for this.  Pinks, greens, and some blush tones were the bride’s floral colors. The Mojito hydrangea stood out so much with the touch of pink. The bride’s bouquet had the best of the best: peonies, white O’Hara garden roses, and orchids!

                                                                                                Photo Credit: Bella Lucia Photography

Shades of purple! If you know me, you all know my signature color is purple. So I was very pleased to flower Caroline and Drew’s wedding. The bride’s bouquet was different shades of purple, lavender, dark tones and a touch of white. Dahlia, lisianthus, roses, and even an earl gray rose or two…Yes they exist!  The Phillip’s wedding was one of the biggest weddings I had this season, 25 table arrangements, 7 bouquets, corsages and bouts for everyone. Hey, the more the merrier!

I also had the pleasure to flowering Caroline and Drew’s rehearsal dinner. I still stuck with the purple tones, but with a little more of a whimsical & wild flower touch. The purple kale are my favorite in this arrangements (so organic!) Blue toned masons help set off the purple tones even more!

 

                                          Photo credit: Brooke Michelle Photography

I was really excited to flower Caitlin and Jake’s wedding. Juliet roses, garden English roses, and blushing bride are just a few of my favorite things! I just love the elegant flowing look of ribbons cascading down from a bouquet. Caitlin didn’t ask for this but I suggested and she went with it and loved it! I did a similar look for the mother’s corsages.  Since they were to be pinned on, I wanted to make them a bit more feminine. The bridesmaid’s bouquets were wrapped in twine giving it a very natural look. Loved that too!! I like to give an extra special touch when displaying bouts and corsages. It has been a bit of a challenge to do something different with every wedding but I enjoy coming up with the ideas. One of my side kicks is a very talented calligrapher and she creates tags for all the wedding parties. Check Veronica out on Instagram and Facebook under Oak & Ash // Handmade Goods!

The last wedding of summer season

Kim and I worked together for over a year for her and her husband, Garrett’s wedding. She was one of the first weddings I booked for 2016. To say the least I was very excited. She collected Ivory pitchers for over a year to use for her centerpieces. They were all different sizes and shapes.  It was one of the best ideas! Kim chose mint, navy, and blush tones as her wedding colors, what more could you ask for? The bride’s bouquet was wrapped with a dress that I made into a ribbon, the pearls on the bridesmaids bouquets and some of the bouts meant something more to this entire family then anyone could imagine. The smallest details of this wedding meant the most, and like I said before, I’m all about the details!

 

Fall weddings up next….more then I could have ever imagined, stay tuned!!!!

Ready for Spring and new adventures! 

   I think it’s safe to say winter is over and spring is only 10 days away and that means wedding season right around the corner! So I think It’s time for to give a little attention to my blog! When I began my new adventure into the floral world I didn’t know what to expect, I knew what I wanted to come out of it…but major “what ifs” were present. But I took a leap and just went for it. I had 3 weddings during the 2015 wedding season, and my first styled shoot. This year I have EIGHT! My mind is blown! 💨 I just hope I can continue to grow in many ways, not just the number of weddings I have but creatively as well, while also learning from the community around me. I’ve been seeing the hashtag lately of “communityovercompetition” which is a great hastag to live by these days. I’m hoping to grow with my community and learn from them as well. Instagram has been an amazing inspiration for me, and I have many “florist crushes”.My next step shall be meeting new people in the wedding community that surrounds me. My website is coming along and I’m joining My Eastern Shore Weddings as a vendor. So many adventures to come. I don’t know where I’ll be next year or how far this floral dream will take me but I’m here for the ride as long as I can! Stay tuned!

P.s. Shout out to my amazing husband, family and friends! You all are my biggest supporters and motivators yet! 😘#takesavillage

Hello World!

Hi all….My name is Ashley Sherwood and while I may have gotten my start in the floral business many years ago while working for another local shop (Petals), I have recently set out to become a florist on my own.I am very very new to the game and I’m still very getting my feet wet, but I am loving it! The name for my floral business didn’t come easily, although after hearing the name you would have thought it did. A dear friend (Andrea) that I have to give much credit too suggested “Sherwood Florist” and it worked out perfect!

I like to say I’m a pretty creative person, and a Pinterest addict. Social media allows me to see whats new in the floral world and the new creations others have come up with. Also, allowing me to see exactly what a bride wants and her vision for her wedding flowers! My husband is also a carpenter, so he can build me anything my heart desires 🙂

I currently run my business out of my home and the home of my in-laws where I have lots of space to work. My wonderful mother-in-law helps provide the (cheap) labor .I wanted to start a blog to let the Bay Hundred area know that I’m here, to also let people see the flower world from a different perspective and to also see what I can offer. I am no writer by any means but thought I would give blogging a shot.

Right now, I have mainly been doing events, weddings and holidays. My first wedding was in this past June and I have future weddings coming up this September and October.  I also, just booked my first wedding for 2016! I will share separate post about the weddings and my experience later and anything flower related very soon, so stay tuned! logotrans