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Kathy G’s Helpful Holiday Design Tips: Hypnotic Hypericums

Posted on Dec 23, 2013 in BLOG, EASY ENTERTAINING BLOG, Floral, FLORAL / DESIGNS BLOG, HOLIDAY CHEER BLOG, MUST CLICK FOR BLOG LANDING PAGE

Kathy G’s Helpful Holiday Design Tips: Hypnotic Hypericums

During this season of holiday cheer, touches of red and green are a classic and timeless way to decorate. Red berry hypericums are small in size, yet rich in color. Adding these berries to your holiday florals will make your decor merry and bright! Red roses make a fabulous flower choice for holiday centerpieces. By surrounding red roses with hypericums, you can transform a classic centerpiece into an interesting masterpiece! For a more edgy spin on a classic look, use levels and different shapes of vases for your arrangements. Another beautiful holiday flower choice is the combination of white roses and calla lillies. By adding red hypericum berries or other festive berries to pure, white florals, you will really get a splash of holiday color in your arrangements.   Red berry hypericum, roses and other berries and florals can be purchased at your local wholesale...

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Kathy G’s Helpful Holiday Design Tips: Branch Out and Let It Snow

Posted on Dec 17, 2013 in Assorted Floral & Design, BLOG, EASY ENTERTAINING BLOG, Floral, FLORAL / DESIGNS BLOG, HOLIDAY CHEER BLOG, MUST CLICK FOR BLOG LANDING PAGE

Kathy G’s Helpful Holiday Design Tips: Branch Out and Let It Snow

This holiday season, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! By using long bare branches cascading with white florals or crystals you can give your home a snowy, wintry feel and your guests a warm welcome. Start with a vase. We used a clear cylindrical vase but any number of colors or shapes will do. You can fill the bottom of the vase with river rocks, marbles, crystals or leave it bare. Fill the vase with water. Stick the branches out of the top of a vase. We love to use branches both long and short. Using a variety adds depth and dimension. Use fishing line to hang the stemless white flowers or crystals. Tie the fishing line to the branch, move down about 2-3 inches, and thread your flower or crystal with the fishing line, then tie a knot where you threaded it to hold it in place. Repeat until you have your desired look. Make this project fun – don’t stress about making it look perfect up-close. From afar, your stemless flowers and/or crystals will look like they are falling out of the sky! Another idea is to do the same look with ornaments for a more themed holiday feel. **All supplies can be found at your local craft store or floral...

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Kathy G’s Helpful Holiday Design Tips: Moss and Candles

Posted on Dec 6, 2013 in Assorted Floral & Design, BLOG, EASY ENTERTAINING BLOG, Floral, FLORAL / DESIGNS BLOG, HOLIDAY CHEER BLOG, MUST CLICK FOR BLOG LANDING PAGE

Kathy G’s Helpful Holiday Design Tips: Moss and Candles

The holiday season brings chilly weather, warm clothes and bare plants. The question is – how do you translate that to indoor decor? The answer – moss and candles. Not only is moss the perfect color to represent the holidays, its also a very natural color that is reflective of the wintery state of nature. Candles, on the other hand, are warm and inviting. They also add a glimmer of sparkle to a room and convey sense of calm. The smell of candles can also help you set the mood for parties or for welcoming houseguests. Pairing the moss and candles will give your home or event a dynamic rustic, yet intimate feel! Moss can be incorporated in several different ways. The first is to use moss balls, which come in several different sizes. Moss balls look fabulous sitting on top of candelabras, as vase fillers and as accent pieces sitting in clusters on a buffet or table. Another way is to use moss blocks. Stacking moss blocks gives depth and dimension to a design. They are great to stack treats or party favors on top of or to give dimension to photographs, collectables or holiday decorations. A third way to incorporate moss is to use loose moss. When moss is broken up and scattered around it conveys simplistic, natural beauty. It can be used at the base of a centerpiece or scattered on a table. For a plated, seated dinner, seating assignment cards sit beautifully atop a moss-scattered table. To give the rustic feel of the moss a more elegant touch, add candles. The glow of candles creates a warm, inviting atmosphere. It also adds a gleam of holiday spirit! You can incorporate candles through small votives, hanging lanterns or thick...

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Kathy G’s Helpful Holiday Design Tips: Feathers and Birch

Posted on Dec 2, 2013 in Assorted Floral & Design, BLOG, EASY ENTERTAINING BLOG, Floral, FLORAL / DESIGNS BLOG, HOLIDAY CHEER BLOG, MUST CLICK FOR BLOG LANDING PAGE

Kathy G’s Helpful Holiday Design Tips: Feathers and Birch

Floral design for the holidays can get tricky. With many florals in spring in summer tones, it is often a challenge to give floral arrangements a warm, wintery feel. This holiday season, try incorporating feathers and birch into your arrangements! These elements are both inexpensive and easy to work with. By working these elements into your holiday design, you will get sophisticated, elegant arrangements that will be sure to WOW holiday guests! When choosing a feather, go for dark shades such as deep teal, ox blood, chocolate brown or black. To mix it up for a less traditional feel, choose a variety of colors and sizes of feathers. In these arrangements, we went with faux pheasant feathers in shades of brown. Feathers of many sizes and colors can be found at your local craft store. To get the base of your arrangement to look like a birch tree truck, simply wrap your vase with a roll of birch bark. Rolls of birch bark can be found at a wholesale florist or a floral supply store. When using birch and feathers, you can incorporate these elements in so many ways – the sky is the limit. Use feathers on your holiday invitations or cards. For a sit down dinner, place a feather on top of each guest’s napkin and tie them together with a burlap ribbon. Cut the birch wood into squares and use them for coasters or stamp them to use as place...

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Simply Wed, A Bridal Studio, Opens Its Doors in Homewood

Posted on Sep 6, 2013 in BLOG, CATERING BLOG, Floral, FLORAL / DESIGNS BLOG, MUST CLICK FOR BLOG LANDING PAGE

Simply Wed, A Bridal Studio, Opens Its Doors in Homewood

Simply Wed, a bridal studio, opened its doors to brides with a grand opening party at its Homewood shop. Wedding industry pros Meghan Cease of M. Elizabeth Events, Alisha Crossley of Alisha Crossley Photography and Amberly Shelton of Amberly Shelton Paperie saw a need that they wanted to fill in the Birmingham wedding industry. This bridal boutique is a collaboration between its three founders to be an upscale wedding referral community with exclusive vendors. Each of the vendors was hand selected by Simply Wed to be a part of its new community. Kathy G & Company and KG Designs are pleased to be a part of this fabulous group of Birmingham wedding professionals! The Grand Opening party kicked off with a public event that included a number of treats. Steel City Pops provided a variety of its sweet and savory popsicles; Dreamcakes Bakery brought its famous cupcakes, along with mini brownies and mini oatmeal cream pies and Kathy G & Company brought grab and go bags of candied walnuts. Magic City Photo Booths provided fun photos and The Avenda Institute did express manicures. In the evening, Simply Wed hosted a private vendor party. Kathy G & Company and KG Designs were pleased to be guests at this special event, as well as have the opportunity to showcase what we do best! Kathy G & Company brought two types of hors d’oeuvres to share with guests: Marinated Gulf Shrimp Wrapped in Snow Peas and French Macaroons with Chocolate Buttercream Filling. KG Designs did two whimsical arrangements with bold oranges, pretty pinks and unique greenery. Feathers and Cat Tails cascaded out the arrangements adding height and dimension. Zig zag cut greenery and a wide variety of succulence added a fresh, organic feature that tied the arrangements together. Co-owner Amberly Shelton said, “These arrangements were AMAZING! They added so much texture and dimension to the studio. Thank you a million times for sharing your talent and beauty with Simply Wed!” The entire Kathy G & Company family is excited to be a part of this new adventure with Simply Wed! To learn more about Simply Wed, visit their facebook page here. Photographs by Enlove Photography & Alisha Crossley...

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Pretty in Pink Baby Naming Party for Baby Emory

Posted on Aug 27, 2013 in BLOG, CATERING BLOG, EASY ENTERTAINING BLOG, Featured Events, FLORAL / DESIGNS BLOG

Pretty in Pink Baby Naming Party for Baby Emory

After the birth of a Jewish baby girl, as a tradition, the parents host a baby naming party. The Goldberg’s threw a pretty, posh, pink party in honor of their newborn baby, Emory. Emory’s party was beautifully picturesque and perfect for a little girl. From the food to the decor, the party was daintily dressed in pretty pinks and delicate daisies. The party began with passed hors d’oeuvres as guests arrived. The dual hors d’oeuvres included Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwiches with Almond Encrusted Edges and Belgian Endive with Whipped Cheese and Raspberry. Guest were also greeted with a specialty cocktail: a pink sugar rimmed Pink Lemonade Martini. A delicious buffet held a wide selection of delectable items that included Beef Tenderloin Sliders, Pigs In A Blanket, Sushi Cocktail, West Indies Crab Salad, Mac N’ Cheese Bites, Watermelon and Tomato Salad; Mini Chicken Skewers, Portobello Pannini and Berries tossed in Grand Marnier. A baby lamb made of daisies was the centerpiece of the main buffet table. The little lamb wore a pink gingham bow around its neck. The sweet, white lamb centerpiece was the perfect representation to celebrate the birth of a newborn baby girl. Keeping with the baby pink theme, a splendid  table full of delicious treats was available for all types of taste buds. The table itself was eye candy with beautiful glass dishes filled with candy and pink mini desserts. Strawberry Mouse topped with a Fresh Strawberry, Cake Pops Iced in Pink White Chocolate; Marshmallows Half Dipped in Pink Chocolate, Encrusted with Crushed Pistachio and White Chocolate Flakes and Assorted Pink Candies wowed guests. This perfect, pink party was an incredible way to welcome Baby Emory!...

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