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The Beauty of Color: Wedding Flowers with Vividly Brilliant Hues

On June 15th, I had the privilege of creating flower arrangements, bouquets, boutonnieres, and corsages for our dear friends Sarah and Jordan’s wedding day!  Below are a sample of the flowers (pictures courtesy of Cariad Photography, David Siglin, and Melissa McKinnon).

Bridal Bouquet: pink peonies, orange ranunculus, white and yellow mini-roses, Bells of Ireland, green mini-hydrangeas, seeded eucalyptus, peach and pink snapdragons, peach hypericum berries, green lisianthus, and dried lotus pods. Wrapped in burlap and lace ribbon with pearl pins and a lock.

Another angle of the bridal bouquet…

Each of the bridesmaids’ bouquets had white hydrangeas and one or two elements from the bridal bouquet. The groom’s boutonniere had a key to match the bride’s lock on her bouquet.

Up close of the groom’s bout with yellow mini-rose, green lisianthus, and key to match the lock on the bride’s bouquet (picture courtesy of David Siglin).

Here’s the bride’s lock attached with peach pearl pins on the burlap and lace ribbon (taken on my iPhone).

Corsages with mini green hydrangeas, mini white roses, peach and green hypericum berries, and some fresh lavender from my flowerbed (picture taken on my iPhone).

Altar arrangement in honor of grandparents who could not be at the wedding–irises for one grandmother, spring flowers for another, and fresh fruit (blueberry branches, lemons, and limes) for a grandfather. Used extra burlap to tie in to the rest of the wedding theme. Same flowers as the bouquets, with purple delphiniums and orange calla lilies as well (picture taken on my iPhone).

Bouts with green pom-pom mums, green hypericum berries, and thin white ribbon (picture taken on my iPhone).

Bout up close (picture courtesy of David Siglin).

Instead of corsages, the mothers carried nosegays. The mother of the bride’s is on the left and matches the bride’s bouquet; the mother of the groom’s is on the right and matches the groom’s boutonniere (picture taken on my iPhone).

Last but not least…the tossing bouquet… (picture courtesy of David Siglin).

This wedding was so much fun–maybe my most fun wedding yet–because of ALL of the brilliant, vivid colors! The bright pinks and corals were so pretty! And even though the pink peonies are expensive, they were worth every penny! And I had fun having my sister help me with the bouquets the night before the wedding.

Summer Bounty Meal Plan for the Last Full Week of July!

This Week’s Basket from Milk and Honey Organics Included Bio-Way Farms’ Cherry Tomatoes, Bio-Way Farms’ Zucchini, Hurricane Creek Bok Choy, Local Blueberries, Local Bi-Color Corn, Bananas, Local Peaches, Red Leaf Lettuce, Red Potatoes, Local Celery, Lemons, and Jumbo Red Onions.

This Week’s Meal Plan (via PepperPlate.com):

Recipes from This Week’s Meal Plan:

We were out of town last weekend for my husband’s grandmother’s funeral, so my sister graciously created last week’s meal plan. If you missed it, check it out here.

Meal Plan for the Week of July 4th!

This Week’s Basket from Milk and Honey Organics Contained South Carolina White Peaches, North Carolina Blueberries, Cantaloupe, Haden Mangos, Jumbo Yellow Onions, Parisi Farms Jalapeno Peppers, Hurricane Creek Lettuce Medley, Hurricane Creek Pak Choi (aka Bok Choy), Carrots, Chef’s Greenhouse Tomatoes, Parisi Farms Sweet Potatoes, and Bioway Farms Bicolor Zephyr Squash (see Zucchini recipes in meal plan below).

This Week’s Meal Plan (via PepperPlate.com):

(Check out the fabulous Red, White & Blue Dishes on July 4th!)

This Week’s Recipe List (plus see the Recipes Archive page):

Pancake Buffet (thinly sliced fruit, chocolate chips, jams, syrups, butter)

Weekly Basket and Meal Plan for June 9-15

This Week’s Basket from Milk and Honey Organics Included Red Chard, Green Grapes, Nectarines, Blueberries, Artichoke, Hurricane Creek Tomatoes, Parisi Potato Mix, Vidalia Onions, Parisi Squash and Zucchini, Mangos (we got extra grapes instead) and Lettuce (type varies by basket, based on availability), plus a copy of the latest edible Upcountry magazine! (By the way, the magazine has some fun recipes to try too!)

 This Week’s Meal Plan via PepperPlate.com:

Recipes for This Week’s Meal Plan:

Memorial Day Weekend Basket and Weekly Meal Plan!

This Week’s Basket from Milk and Honey Organics Included Chef’s Greenhouse Tomatoes, Parisi Farms’ Summer Squash (yellow squash and zucchini), Parisi Farms’ Cucumbers, Parisi Farms’ Baby Potatoes (red and white), Parisi Farms’ Cabbage, Watsonia Farms’ Peaches, Cameo Apples, Strawberries, Sunnyridge Florida Blueberries, Baby Spring Lettuce Mix, Italian Flat Leaf Parsley, and Yellow Jumbo Onions.

This Week’s Meal Plan via PepperPlate.com:

Recipes for This Week’s Meal Plan:

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Hope it’s a good holiday, remembering those who have served our country and sacrificed their lives for our freedom! Have fun sharing these gorgeous fruits and vegetables with your friends and family as you celebrate! I know I will!

Early Summer Basket and Another Weekly Meal Plan

This Week’s Basket from Milk and Honey Organics included the following: Cameo Apples, Valencia Oranges, Peaches, Blueberries, Green Scallions, Sweet Jumbo Vidalia Onions, Romaine Lettuce, Parisi Collards, Parisi Potatoes, Hurricane Creek Tomatoes, Parisi Beets, and Parisi Squash.

This Week’s Meal Plan via PepperPlate.com:

*Recipes from this week’s meal plan can be found on the M&H Blog’s Recipes Archive page, plus a few new ones here:

Rainy Day Basket and Weekly Meal Plan

Hope your gardens and flowerbeds are enjoying all this rain! It’s perfect weather for curling up with a cup of organic coffee and a good book, listening to the pitter patter of April showers. And I’m certainly looking forward to this week’s basket from Milk and Honey Organics as the April showers bring in the May flowers this coming week!

This Week’s Basket Included: Lemons, Yellow Jumbo Onions, Yukon Gold Potatoes, Cucumbers, Red Delicious Apples, Local Collards, Bananas, Silver Dollar Mushrooms, Blueberries, Grape Tomatoes, Bio-Way Farms’ Garlic Scapes (the Curly Green Onion looking bunch), and Bio-Way Farms’ Lettuce.

This Week’s Menu Plan (via PepperPlate.com):

Some New Recipes From This Week’s Menu:

Other Recipes can be found on the Recipes Archive page on the M&H blog.

Easter Basket and Weekly Meal Plan

This Week’s Basket from Milk and Honey Organics IncludedHurricane Creek Farms Tomatoes, Hurricane Creek Cucumbers, Hurricane Creek Lettuce, Extra Fancy Granny Smith Apples, Florida Valencia Oranges, Green Chard, Yellow Onions, Silver Dollar Mushrooms, Jumbo Carrots, Parsnips, Blueberries and Local Watsonia Farm Strawberries.

This Week’s Meal Plan (using PepperPlate.com):

This Week’s Recipes can be found on M&H’s Recipes Archive page, along with a few new ones for this Easter Holiday Week:

Happy Easter!

Weekly Basket and Meal Plan

This Week’s Basket from Milk and Honey Organics included: Kale and Sweet Onions (with Tops) from Parisi Farms, Limes, Yukon Gold Potatoes, Plum Tomatoes, Blueberries, Romaine Lettuce, Bananas, Hamlin Oranges, Cauliflower, Hass Avocados, and Arkansas Black Apples.

This Week’s Meal Plan (via PepperPlate.com):

 Recipes from this week’s meal plan:

Bon Appetit!

~Melissa

Weekly Meal Plan and Recipe Ideas

This Week’s Basket from Milk and Honey Organics Included: Green Beans, N.C. Covington Yams, Rainbow Chard, Brussels Sprouts, Fuji Apples, Hurricane Creek Tomatoes, Yellow Onions, Grapefruit, Green Leaf Lettuce, Garlic, Sunburst Tangerines, and Blueberries. What a colorful basket!

Some of you may be thinking, “Brussels Sprouts?! Really!? Who eats Brussels Sprouts?!” This poor vegetable has earned a bad rap, especially among kids. My personal opinion is that if you’re thinking that, you’ve never had Brussels Sprouts prepared properly. I don’t know about you, but as soon as I took the picture of this week’s basket’s, I put everything else away, and immediately cleaned the Brussels Sprouts and cut them in half, pan frying them with salt, pepper and garlic in a combination of butter and olive oil. Yum!

Now for this week’s meal plan, using Pepperplate.com:

Recipes from this week’s meal plan:

Other Recipe Options: