no ordinary bottle

June 12th, 2013 | Posted by Hello Love in Flower - (Comments Off)

A container, typically made of glass or plastic and with a narrow neck, used for storing liquids.
But what is not found in the dictionary: you can turn any bottle into a vessel for flowers, candles or anything you can dream up while matching your wedding color pallette perfectly! For an easy DIY tutorial, go here!





Sources: Pintrest

farewell spring

June 5th, 2013 | Posted by Hello Love in Flower - (1 Comments)

spring flowers

“In the spring time, the only pretty ring time,

When birds do sing, her ding a ding, ding;

Sweet lovers love the spring.”

-William Shakespeare

Spring Blooms

lilac halo

ryan ray photography

Spring arrangement

lilac clematic peony

bows and arrows flowers








Photography: Ryan Ray Photography

Floral Design: Bows and Arrows

Dress: Saja

Film Processing: Indie Film Lab

tree peony

May 29th, 2013 | Posted by Hello Love in Flower - (Comments Off)


Tis the season for peony, one of every bride’s faves! We have all seen the fluffy white and pink varieties with petals galore, so, I want to highlight the tree peony… A tree peony is actually not grown from a tree at all, but from a shrub! They bear stronger stems and often larger flowers than other varieties of peony and can look out of this world. Usually characterized by an amazingly fuzzy center and single petals surrounding….they are very intricate and can almost look like handmade/painted tissue flowers! Spot them below in some gorgeous arrangements and hand-tied bouquets!







family fiesta

May 22nd, 2013 | Posted by Hello Love in Flower - (Comments Off)


papel picado cake topper

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{  alicia rico – flower  } 

I’m definitely a believer that how you throw a party is a really great indicator of your style.  The party we threw for our three year old daughter’s birthday was fun, colorful, unique and relaxed. We like to incorporate a bit of culture and create an experience for everyone attending. This year, we decided to give a nod to our daughter’s mexican heritage (she was named after her 2 mexican great grandmothers- beatrice dorothy) by throwing a fiesta full of festive details. We decorated our backyard with papel picado garland flags and tissue paper flowers. We had a seven piece mariachi serenade the birthday girl and had a cake that looked like a pinata and was filled with candy. We served tecate, tamales, and pb+j tacos! Everyone had a blast celebrating the birthday girl and enjoyed an early cinco de mayo fiesta!


papel picado fiesta

dessert table


dia de los muertos party mask


soft blooms

March 27th, 2013 | Posted by Hello Love in Flower - (Comments Off)

I love the contrast of the soft romantic blooms in the rustic concrete vessel. And, I love the light colored petals in the dim lighting.

Photography by Adam Rico of Bows and Arrows.


geometry lesson

March 13th, 2013 | Posted by Hello Love in Flower - (Comments Off)

The following vases don’t just look cool but are geometrically sound! Shape, size, relative position of figures, and the properties of space are ideas that make them rad.





All images found via Pinterest


flower draft

March 6th, 2013 | Posted by Hello Love in Flower - (Comments Off)

In preparation of working on the Spring 2013 Martha Stewart Weddings Issue, we made a few mockups of our ideas, took some snapshots and sent them on over to Martha Stewart! Here is a peek at our preliminary ideas:

Concept + Flowers: bows and arrows

Favors: Southern Fried Paper