Spring and Summer Wedding Inspiration 

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved, loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves”Walt Whitman

For the love of Love, Spring and pretty pictures

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“Keep your face always towards the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you” – Walt Whitman
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“You are so much sunshine in every square inch” – Walt Whitman
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“To me every hour of the day is an unspeakably  perfect miracle” – Walt Whitman
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“We were together, I forget the rest” – Walt Whitman
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“Happiness, not in another place, but this place…not for another hour, but for this hour” – Walt Whitman
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“I can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of light” – Plato
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“What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the print I have read in my life” – Walt Whitman
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If nothing saves us from death, may love at least save us from life – Pablo Neruda

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“Little you know the subtle electric fire that for your sake is playing within me” – Walt Whitman
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“I swear to you, there are divine things more beautiful than words can tell”  – Walt Whitman
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“I know nothing else but miracles”  – Walt Whitman
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“The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved, loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves”  – Walt Whitman
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“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage” –  Lao Tzu

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“If you remember me, then I don’t care if everyone else forgets” – Haruki Murakami
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“How do you spell ‘love’? – Piglet  “You don’t spell it, you feel it” – Pooh
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“Will you come travel with me?  Shall we stick by each other as long as we live? – Walt Whitman
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In one kiss, you’ll know, all I haven’t said – Pablo Neruda

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But I love your feet only because they walked upon the earth and upon the wind and upon the waters, until they found me  – Pablo Neruda

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We’re stronger in the places where that we’ve been broken – Ernest Hemingway

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“Simplicity is the glory of expression” – Walt Whitman
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We would be together and have our books and at night be warm in bed together, with the windows open and the stars bright”  – Ernest Hemingway

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“Love is composed by a single soul inhabited by two bodies” Aristotle
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Thank you for visiting, I hope you enjoyed it! xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

FALL AND WINTER WEDDING INSPIRATION

I LOVE THIS. IS MY FAVORITE RIGHT NOW!
I’M IN LOVE

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ELIE SAAB RUNWAY PARIS
ELIE SAAB RUNWAY PARIS
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Armani Prive
Armani Prive
Zuhair Murad
Zuhair Murad
Friday, July 06, 2007 Paris, France. Eva Longoria and Tony Parker's wedding story. Wedding Day. Preparation. Ceremony. All photos copyright George Burns / la Storia foto 312.259.6646 george@lastoriafoto.net www.lastoriafoto.net www.lastoriafoto.info
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JEFF LEATHAM
JEFF LEATHAM
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Lazaro Bridal
Lazaro Bridal
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J. L.
Valentino
Valentino
COLIN COWIE
COLIN COWIE
Zuhair Murad
Zuhair Murad
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COLIN COWIE
ZAC PROSEN
ZAC POSEN
ALEXANDER MACQUEEN
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN
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Zuhair Murad
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DOLCE AND GABBANA 2015
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ZAC POSEN
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VINTAGE INSPIRED BOUQUET
VINTAGE INSPIRED BOUQUET
COLIN COWIE
COLIN COWIE
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ELIE SAAB
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COLIN COWIE, THE PLAZA HOTEL
COLIN COWIE
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ELIE SAAB FALL 2015
ELIE SAAB FALL 2015
JEFF L.
JEFF L.
CHANEL
CHANEL
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Alexander McQueen
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JUST CAVALLI
JUST CAVALLI
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JEFF LEATHAM

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I get my inspiration from everywhere, either a dress, a painting or a sunset…. I hope any images here help you find yours, it only takes a little bit of imagination and always looking at things with the eyes of the soul instead of our physical, limited ones, limits that come from our minds and that are only  imposed to ourselves by us … Imagination is limitless.

Red Velvet Weddings, the Age of Love.

As I share the last centerpieces and bouquets I made, I want to wish a Happy Independence day to my beloved country Peru and to all Peruvians wherever in the world this day might find us. I’m so glad the flowers are mostly red, one of the two colors of our red and white flag.

In honor of our independence day I had included a few pictures of one of the most iconic and beautiful buildings in my hometown, Trujillo, the Palacio de Iturregui, now and for as long as I can remember the home of the traditional Club Central, the finest example of Neo-Classical architecture we have in Trujillo and a place I hold very dear to my heart.

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Simple red roses bouquet.
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Gatsby
Palacio de Iturregui, Club Central, Trujillo Peru.
Palacio de Iturregui, Club Central, Trujillo Peru. Simply magnificent.
Drew Barrymore, timeless
Drew Barrymore, timeless in Channel
Feathers and pearls
Feathers and pearls
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Anita Ekberg, 1950's glamour
Anita Ekberg, 1950’s glamour
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Gorgeous!
Gorgeous!
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Red roses and black feathers with silver accents
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Exquisite!
Exquisite!
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The genius of Alexander McQueen
See the similarities with the Alexander McQueen dress!
See the similarities with Alexander McQueen’s dress!
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Bridesmaids Bouquet
Bridesmaids Bouquet
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Gucci
Old Hollywood Glamour
Old Hollywood Glamour with an unforgettable Oscar de la Renta!
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Dany Tabet 2015
Dany Tabet 2015
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Alexander McQueen
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White, gold and crystals by Karen Tran
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Alexander McQueen
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Alexander McQueen, the only place I really enjoy his hunted genius without getting emotional,  the window displays at Bergdorf Goodman.
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Art Deco
Art Deco
Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore
So delicate and elegant! I believe this one might be Karen Tran as well
So delicate and elegant! I believe this one might be Karen Tran as well
Amazing photo!
Amazing photo!
First patio at the entrance of Palacio de Iturregui, Club Central. Trujillo, Peru.
First patio at the entrance of Palacio de Iturregui, Club Central. Trujillo, Peru.
roses and pearls
roses and pearls
The Enchanted Garden, Flowers and Design
Bouquet: The Enchanted Garden, Flowers and Design
Gold and diamonds wedding shoes!
Gold and diamonds wedding shoes!
Manolo Blanik
Manolo Blanik
Fabulous!
Fabulous!
One small colorful bouquet for the bridesmaids
One small colourful bouquet for the bridesmaids

Friday Favorites, inspiration for weddings and events

I believe images are powerful and inspiring, if we stop limiting our perceptions to the obvious, a world of possibilities and wonder lays ahead of us.  Happy dreaming or happy traveling of the mind and a great weekend everyone. Thank you for stopping by!

Emmanuelle Beart, French Actress. So beautiful, I would get married in that dress in a heart beat!
Emmanuelle Beart. So beautiful!   That would make an amazing wedding dress, wouldn’t it?
Gorgeous!
Gorgeous!
Jewel tones are exquisite..
Jewel tones are exquisite..
Baccarat... a million crystals of inspiration!
Baccarat… a million crystals of inspiration!
Hotel de Crillon
Hotel de Crillon
Hotel Crillon, Paris.
Hotel Crillon, Paris.
Hotel de Crillon
Hotel de Crillon
Colin C. Beyond...
Colin Cowie.  Beyond talented!
Colin Cowie, one of the best!
.. He is definetly one of the best!
Cate Blanchett in Giorgio Armani, magnificent!
Cate Blanchett in Giorgio Armani, magnificent!
All the right combinations..
All the right combinations..
Rosie Huntington
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Colin Cowie, The Bridal Circle
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Summer dream..
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Everything pretty is the rule!
Everything pretty is the rule!
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Hotel de Crillon
Hotel de Crillon.
Spectacular shoes!
Spectacular shoes!
Little Flower girl
Have you ever seen something more adorable?
Vintage feel with all frames
Vintage feel with old frames
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Camilla Belle, Jezebel magazine
Paris in boom. Cherry blossoms!
Paris in bloom. Cherry blossoms!
Like Ice candy!
Like Ice candy!
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When words are absolutely unnecessary and redundant.
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Infinite posibilities
Infinite possibilities
Libanese designer Elie Saab presents his Spring/Summer 2011 Haute Couture collection at theTheatre de Chaillot during the Paris Fashion Week, in Paris, France, 26 January 2011. Photo by Nicolas Gouhier/ABACAPRESS.COM
Lebanese designer Elie Saab presents his Spring/Summer 2011 Haute Couture collection at theTheatre de Chaillot during the Paris Fashion Week, in Paris, France, 26 January 2011. Photo by Nicolas Gouhier/ABACAPRESS.COM
Eugenia Silva for Armani, founded at ru_glamour.livejournal.com
Eugenia Silva for Armani, found at ru_glamour.livejournal.com
Cimbrone Gardens, Ravello, Italy...
Cimbrone Gardens, Ravello, Italy…
Villa Cimbrone
Villa Cimbrone
Gold and Black, perfect.
Gold and Black, perfect.
Black and Gold
Black and Gold
Just what I needed!
Just what I needed!
Carolina Herrera. Such a class act, such a talent..
Carolina Herrera. Such a class act, such a talent..
Powder Pink..
Pink Powder…
Elie Saab, timeless..
Elie Saab, timeless..
Beautiful bride
Beautiful bride
Colin Cowie weddings
Colin Cowie weddings
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Valentina Zelyaeva, Ralph Lauren.
Ralph ... always and forever...
Ralph … always and forever…
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La vie en Rose ..
Crystal inspiration from Baccarat
Crystal inspiration from Baccarat, it’s a symphony for the senses!
Colin Cowie
Colin Cowie
Little Flower girl
Little Flower girl
Colin Cowie, he is amazing
Colin Cowie, he is amazing
By Studio B Floral, Burnsville. Founded in mnbride.com
By Studio B Floral, Burnsville. Founded in mnbride.com
Alberta Ferretti, Pre Fall 2015
Alberta Ferretti, Pre Fall 2015. What is this doing here?  I love the anticipations for things to come… in every single way!
How beautiful is that?!...
How beautiful is that?!…
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George V Hotel, Paris.
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Ralph...
Ralph…
Ralph Laurent. Now you can pick your color palette and get inspired with the elements and colors of one single dress!
Ralph Lauren. Now you can pick your color palette and get inspired with the elements and colors of one single dress!

Once again, enjoy your weekend and make it count! Intensity can be experienced in many unexpected ways!

I’ve Got Mail! Wedding Photos are here.

Wedding Pictures are here and I want to thank Jay Grubb Photography for sharing them with me. Thank you Jay, I love the pictures!

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Soft and romantic color palette…
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If you would like to contact Jay Grubb Photography, you can find him in his website: http://www.fotojax.com

If you would like to contact me, you can find me here in the blog.

If you would like to contact the Hair and Make-Up artist, you can find her here:   http://www.weddingwire.com/MariaTeresaHairandMakeUpArtist

Venue: Villa Blanca, The White Room.

Bride's Bouquet
Bride’s Bouquet. I included some pictures taken with my very old iPhone 4s, so you can see the colors without filters or any professional  techniques. Now that I finally upgraded to the iPhone 6 plus, I hope I’ll be able to take better quality pictures!
The gorgeous couple..
The gorgeous couple..
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Soft colors with a Great Gatsby flare...
Soft colors with a Great Gatsby flare…
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I don’t remember who took this picture, too bad some candles were not lit yet..

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What a beautiful couple, the way they stared at each other made me want to go back in time…

It’s Wedding Season, April Showers brought May Flowers

Little moments in life that take your breath away…

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The power of flowers…

There are some things in life that move me in a way that is hard to explain …Beauty in all it’s forms and expressions, like flowers and colors, textures and Nature, photography that captures moments of every day perfection, moments when art appears created by our souls…  Not just Piccasso or Bernini, Chopin or Renoir, Klimt or Chagal,  unattainable picks of perfection… but the simplest of things, like life itself …there is something to be said about when we strip down things and souls, we unleash so much beauty, power and truth… Like in a Symphony or an Opera, where there are moments of peace, calm, sweetness and reflection, and moments of intensity, picks of joy, sorrow, fear or elation…moments that take your breath away. Just like in life.

A symphony of colors
A symphony of colors

If we pay attention we can discover those moments of beauty that happen not only during the picks of our lives but during the valleys, when we go quiet and open our eyes to the beauty that surrounds us. Often we get distracted by stuff that interferes with the raw, honest, almost painfully beautiful reality of creation, the journey of so many geniuses has been one of desperately trying to capture and recreate it… Something we have in front and inside of us… we acclaim them, visit museums to witness their amazing work, their masterpieces, but we neglect to look around to experience it here, existing alongside us, inside of us,  in front of our very own eyes.

Here are some pictures I love, that show the beauty of everyday little moments, I hope they inspire you and brighten your day like they did mine.

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Just gorgeous!  Casa de Perrin
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Naked cakes, I love them!
Naked cakes, I love them!
Emily Wilbourne and Rob Satzger's wedding at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church and the Daniel Island Club in Charleston, SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com
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It wouldn't be the same without the mismatched plates and the barn table!
It wouldn’t be the same without the mismatched plates and the barn table!
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Wedding Flowers in The Enchanted Garden !

I am officially in Weddingwire since yesterday ! For those who don’t know, WeddingWire is a Website dedicated to all things weddings, conveniently “wired” together for couples to find the best professionals  in all areas they could possibly need for their big day and everything around it.  They can also read reviews and leave their own
Make-up artists, Hair stylists, Floral Designers, Wedding Venues, Rehearsal dinner Venues, Photographers, Bridal boutiques, Hotels, Wedding planners, Catering, etc. You can find them all there and now you can find ME as well! Here is the link to my weddingwire account:  http://www.weddingwire.com/enchantedgardenfl

Ana and Robert’s Wedding

Venue: The White Room  St Augustine, Florida

Hair and Makeup: http://weddingwire.com/MariaTeresaHairandMakeUpArtist

Flowers: The Enchanted Garden http://www.weddingwire.com/enchantedgardenfl

Rob and AnaRob & Ana  Flowers: http://www.weddingwire.com/enchantedgardenfl  

On April 25, I had the pleasure of helping, a gorgeous couple from Florida, with their wedding flowers.  I flew to St. Augustine, the 21st and the flowers, arrived the 22nd in the morning.

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It really does look like an Enchanted Garden!    It felt like Christmas,  opening the boxes full of blooms desperate for water after traveling all the way from Colombia, Ecuador and California.

Ana and Robert were surrounded by 80 of their closest friends and family, including two grandmas and a Great-Grandma!  This was the most important for them, to celebrate with the people who love them and whom they love.  The only ones who didn’t make it to the wedding, where their beloved pets, Baron and Luna, a couple of adorable British Bulldogs.  It would have been too much for them!

This is Luna! Is she something?! Look at Baron at the bottom of the picture!
This is Luna! Isn’t she something?! Look at Baron at the bottom of the picture!

Ana is this young, tiny and delicate girl in appearance, with an inner strength and intelligence beyond her years. Robert, on the other hand, is the perfect counterpart for her, tall, dark and handsome,  gorgeous smile, and a great dancer!  They are beautiful together.  I wish them much joy and I hope they never stop dancing, the way I saw them on their wedding day, glancing into each other’s eyes and smiling with their hearts.

I have patiently waited for the photographer’s pictures to be ready… I can’t wait any longer! When I get them I will definitely shared them, but now, the ones taken with my iphone by a very tired me, will have to suffice.

Glorious
Glorious only after a few hours of hydration.
gorgeous roses!
Every Rose has its thorns says the song. These ones had many that had to be removed by yours truly… all by myself!
Baby's breath and greenery
Baby’s breath, one of the bride’s favorites, Eucalyptus, Italian Ruscus, Silver Dollar, and white hydrangeas.
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The Enchanted Garden? The Enchanted Garden Design and Flowers?…… Ayayay!  HELP. I really wanted to name it after this Blog. “Château des Rêves” that means “Castle of Dreams” in French, but  it is not that easy to remember…. I also really wanted to name it, simply: “Maria Teresa de Bracamonte Design and Flowers” or something of the sorts …. but again I’ve been advised against it, the reason being, because it would be hard to remember!   I wonder… People were able to remember the name “Barack Obama” right? What about Arnold Schwarzenegger and Oscar de la Renta?!  Is it that difficult to remember my maiden name María Teresa de Bracamonte?, it’s easy to me …

The bride and groom didn’t have a wedding party, nevertheless Ana wanted to give bouquets to a close group of family and friends

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Isn’t that pretty?
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Almost done.
Almost there
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Baron decorating this picture
This is Baron flying!
I love the bouquet!
Lovely, isn’t it?! (If I may say so myself!)
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