Wednesday, December 31, 2008

our design show room for the brides January 18, 2009.

photo by Maya Myers at our December showroom

Our December show case was a huge success. We want to thank all the brides for visiting us. Also I would like to thank coordinator Wenda Evans from More than just weddings by Wenda for being one of our featured guests. She was very accommodating to our brides and was able to answer questions. Our other featured guest was photographer Maya Myers. Her display of work was the talk of the evening. She is amazing and I look forward to working more with her in 09.

Our next show case will be Sunday Jan 18, 2009, in our LAX location. We have changed the hours to 11am-4pm. You do not need to schedule a appointment, but you do need to email us at to let us know you will be joining us. There is FREE parking behind our building on ninety eighth street. I am extending this invite to all brides and women who plan to be engaged soon. This will be one hour well spent.

Our featured guests this month is, once again the lovely Wenda Evans, coordinator and owner of Moore than Just Weddings,.. by Wenda. Also photographer Janice Trowbridge. She will be there showing her work and will be ready to book.

Please join us.
Sunday, January 18, 09
11am- 4pm
location: 6033 w. century blvd.
fourth floor
los angeles, ca. 90045
winter wonderland theme

Friday, October 17, 2008

wedding lighting

How important is lighting. I say, very important. I have worked with many brides and every bride that has used lighting, was more different reasons. One bride did not like the decor of her reception venue. Unfortunately it was well in her budget to use it for her wedding. This is what we suggested. We killed the lights completely! We used blue color wash lighting for the walls, to create a winter feel. We focused directly on the centerpieces which were very simple. Tall glass cylinders which we rented to her, added white dendro orchids emerged in water with floating candles. We focused more on the cake table and head table and added some white pin spots. We rented a white gloss dance floor with there names projected on the dance floor with a gobo light. The dance floor, again well lit. The room was very romantic and very elegant. You would never know that the room had mauve wall paper and green carpet.

There are so many things you can do with lighting. Lighting looks just as good outside than it does inside. It can create a romantic, elegant, fun atmosphere for guests.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Meet Crystal Barraza

Crystal is one of our newest team leaders. She is amazing and very organized. She will be on location in charge of our staff and making sure everything is running smoothly, on schedule and looking good.
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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Fall 2008

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Fall is my favorite time of year. The weather looks and feels perfect. I am really excited because summer is over!! SO, I'm collecting my favorite bouquets along with gowns that will inspire me to come up with great decor ideas. What are your fall favorites?

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


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Every time I do a pink wedding, I always say, This is my favorite!!!! There is something about the color pink. It just takes you into this fairytale world where everything is just beautiful and you become this flawless beauty, surrounded by this amazing color, and you are this princess even if its just one day. I need to wear more pink often,;)
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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Breakfast at Flowers on Mars

Here are a few photos I put together. I just love this color. You know Tiffany blue is a color that goes great with many colors. Just to give you suggestions. I like to incorporate silvers, oranges, black, deep reds, chocolate, sand, and champagne. Oh almost forgot, I love this color with magenta!! BEAUTIFUL!!!
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Friday, September 5, 2008

Having a great time to music they love on their wedding day.

This is a wedding Mars DJd last Sunday. This was towards the end of the night. Greg was having a moment with his friends and enjoying music they love. This was such a great wedding reception. It was tons of fun. Even the vendors were enjoying the music selection of the evening.

Sorry the video is too dark. I took it with my little pocket camera. :)

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Black and white weddings OOH LA LA!!

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Here is a little collage I put together. This is my personal style for fall and winter. A touch of blush on black cream or white is quiet elegante!!!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Wedding Dance

This is by far one of the best wedding dances I have come across on You Tube. I think I like it because they chose a great song that was very appropriate, and everyone was joining in on the fun and having a great time watching this nice treat given by the bride and groom. Now would I ever do a dance like this? I doubt it, now the only reason is because my husband would not be able to lift me off the ground like that, and seriously now, you know everyone will be expecting that grand finally. :)

Thursday, August 28, 2008



These orchid floral pieces are just beautiful!!! If you are not a "floral person" which many brides are not. This is a beautiful idea to use as a centerpiece. Its clean, simple, modern and still has plenty of elegance. Plus you have these amazing floating candles to add a beautiful detail. There is not much more to say about this, just loving it!!
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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

My favorite photo of the summer

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Brad and Grace May 24Th, 08 Santa Barbara, Ca.

I just love it when photogrpahers capture such a memorable moment. Its a real shot of true love and the excitement of becoming one. Great job Devon. Graces bridal bouquet by FOM. :)

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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Testimonials/ What our brides had to say about FOM

Nancy & Mars

Thank you so much for everything you've done to make our day run smoothly and for making it fun and beautiful. I'm so happy you pulled out name!

Thank you!

Megan & Jon June 7, 08 Malibou Lake Ca.
(contest winners, from bridal show)


Thank you again for making everything beautiful!!!!!!

Sylvia and Ala, July 27, 08 Pomona Ca.

Hi Nancy and Mars!

How are you? I have thought about you for months, because it has always been in the back of my mind to send you a thank you note. I will send you the link from our site, and you can pick the photos you would like to use. There are plenty of your beautiful work.
Say hello to Mars for me too. Thanks!

All best wishes

Andrea and Glen, Dec 31, 07 Los Angeles Ca. (Featured couple on hit TV show Platinum Weddings)airing in 08

Nancy, Mars and team

Thank you for the rose pedals you saved for me. That's very considerate of you. We are very happy for the good job you guys did at our wedding.

Thank you very much

Grace and Brad, May 24,08 Santa Barbara Ca.

Dearest Nancy and Mars,

I wanted to let you know that we are back from our honeymoon and that everything went great. We got so many rave reviews about the flowers, the music everything. We are both so grateful to you both for putting on a great event, and making our day so memorable.

We would love to see you guys and show you our pictures, video, etc. The church looked incredible, and everything was just perfect. Like I mentioned to you before, please let me know if there is anything we could do for you as far as testimonials, wedding shows—anything. I am definitely here for anything that you need.

Have a wonderful evening, and please keep in touch!

Love, Jeannette & Scott 4/26/08 Los Angeles, Ca.

Dear Nancy,

Thanks to Nancy, I had the most beautiful flowers at an affordable price. I had no idea what my the bouquets were going to look like going into the meeting, and the results were magnificient. The flowers were fresh and lasted the whole day and beyond. Nancy's creations were works of art which I wish I could have kept forever.

Cameron & Rochael Williams May 12, 07 Los Angeles, Ca.

Mars & Nancy

Thank you so much for helping me create my "dream" wedding. It turned out to be more beautiful than I imagined thanks to you. The flowers were exceptional and the entertainment made the night go by so fast. I love you guys!

Cindy & Matt Kingsland 2/17/08 Long Beach Ca.


I just wanted to say thank you sooooooooo much for everything. The flowers looked amazing! I loved my bouquet and the centerpieces were amazing. I can't thank you enough.

Santiago :) August 18, 08 Long Beach Ca.

Pin spot lighting


These pinspot lights are perfect for centerpieces. If you are going to use these, we recomend you turn the lights out. Add LED up lights around the walls to illuminate the walls for a nice color wash. Elegant lighting is eveything if you want to enhance the reception area.
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Friday, August 22, 2008

colors that compliment orange, Nancys picks

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Rule of thumb, always add at least a secondary color to your floral decor, unless of course you go with the classic all white or ivory look. Then that's totally OK. Even traditional all red bouquets should at least have two different shades of red (like the classy rose, black magic, black Bacarra, Charlene or Charlotte rose... to name a few)for a little contrast, especially for photo purposes. But for now, lets talk about the color orange. This is a very big and popular color this summer, and will last until the beginning of Winter. For summer, I like to see orange with fuscias, yellows, and greens. Fall weddings, I love to add more of a Merlot red type of flower, like burgundy Dahlias, black magic roses and burgundy mini calalilies. I also love to incorporate peach the and vandela, and/or pale pink roses. Another amazing rose that goes great with orange roses, is Leonida. One of my favorite roses to use with orange. Heck..incorporate them all together in your floral, to give it that warm and complete look, perfect for fall.( as shown in the picture below) Of course if you are set on only using orange flowers, try to use at least 3 different shades of orange roses or 3 different types of orange flowers. If you do this, you will see a difference in the centerpiece and appreciate the piece more, and not just see orange, trust me.  

When using orange flowers, I like to add a secondary color for the rest of the decor, to enhance the orange. Personally I'm not to crazy about orange on everything. I like to add really bright colors like, yellows, fuscias, lime greens, and Tiffany blue. For the fall, I like, chocolate, golds, champagne, peaches, deep reds, and sage greens.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Centerpiece of the summer

Everyone seems to love this classic, simple, clean centerpiece. Its a two piece which can be detached from the top (so that your guests may take the flowers home, without having to carry the vase.) The vase is rented out, and that is why this beautiful piece can be yours for only$65.00ea. The piece has white hydrangeas with two different color roses. Three of my brides this year went with the light, peaches, pinks and ivory roses. You may choose to have curly willow or white dendro orchids inside the water filled vase. If you are interested in ordering the centerpiece with the vase, The centerpiece is roughly around $110.00.
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I love Peonies!!

Peonies are awesome!! I just love them. Peonies can be a bit costly, especially if you plan to incorporate them all throughout your floral decor. If you are on a tight budget and cant afford to do so, think about only using them for your bridal bouquet and cake. Think about when you look back at your wedding pics. Those are the areas where you will get the close ups, and your peonies will stand out beautifully. For more ideas, log onto Its a great site I encourage my bride to browse through to get great ideas for floral. If you would like a quote on flowers, email me at
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