Saturday, April 30, 2011

whitney deal

sierra here.
it's saturday morning at 9:30am and i've already
5 bouquets composed of the most amazing peonies & sweet pea florets
11 boutonnieres
2 cups of coffee
delivery to red hook in a brand new lexus hybrid zipcar that can really zip
10 emails
2 proposal revisions

i figured with all of that under my belt i might as well share a bit about an amazing friend of ours for you to enjoy this lovely weekend.
whitney deal. know her? if not, get to know her! she's an amazing lady that has many talents. from photographer to blogger to designer she wears many hats and wears them well!
above are sketches for her portfolio finals. greys and pinks, yes please! best part, i have a dress in the works with her right now. can't wait to show it off!
click here to see more.

signing off to have some much needed weekend down time.

Friday, April 29, 2011

New Aussie Assistant Lands at Poppies & Posies

Thursday April 28th, 2011
Poppies & Posies have signed on a new assistant, me! Fresh from Down Under and now living happily in Carroll Gardens, I'm becoming accustomed to being mistaken for being British, have happily waited over an hour for a double Shake Shack burger, and have sung my lungs out at Second on Second on a seedy Tuesday night. I'm looking forward to many new adventures in my new hometown and to exploring many strange but wonderful things to blog about to my friends & family back home in Melbourne...

Welcome to my first post for Poppies & Posies! I am so honored to be a part of Sierra & Juliet's wonderful, creative team. Today: my first big assignment: assisting Sierra this afternoon at the Timberland Fall 2011 Collection Preview -

Our setting, the Bell Book & Candle: 141 W 10th St, New York (btwn 6th & 7th Ave), which served a delicious assortment of Mexican-inspired tapas and has a unique, environmentally-friendly roof-top garden that sprouts lettuces, herbs and other produce which they proudly serve up on their menu.

The lovely team at Timberland were so excited about our "Potting Station" - a setup of potting mix, small pebbles for natural drainage in the pot, gorgeous little tin pots, and an assortment of seedlings: cream and violet pansies, and herbs - such as mint, sage, thyme and oregano (American-emphasis: OH-REG-GA-NO. My Aussie-emphasis: OH-RE-GAH-NO.)

Adorned in Timberland aprons and gloves, the guests were eager to get down and dirty, potting their own individual pots and carting them home to flourish.
Demonstrating my adept and skillful botanical skills, I encouraged each eager potter to "gently massage the roots" - of each new plant, to ensure each plant's root system was encouraged to adapt to their new environment.

Looking forward to my next adventurous assignment for P & P,

Signing off,
Shell V.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

our digs.

to say the past two years have been a whirlwind would be an understatement. this past september, which feels like a lifetime ago, we moved into a cute studio in williamsburg that we now call home 90% of our waking hours. whether were cutting paper, arranging flowers, meeting new clients, or designing new proposals we're always busy tackling something new and exciting.
we both draw inspiration from vintage and antique finds we've acquired through the past few years and love that we have reclaimed wood shelves to display it all on now.
hope you enjoy some of our favorite photos snapped by jen huang of our digs.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

comment & win

what are you and your honey doing this weekend? if you're planning a wedding or thinking of planning one in the East End (the hamptons & north fork) you won't want to miss this event! best part is we have two couples tickets to giveaway! comment here for a chance to win.

Color Me... Seafoam

Charbonnel et Walker, Essie, Etsy, Fishs Eddy

Monday, April 25, 2011

Wedding Inspiration: Primary Colors

elizabeth dye, judith miller, meg smith, hello lucky

Thursday, April 21, 2011

i came across this amazing post about a coffee filter garland that was shared almost 2 years ago, but i thought it was just so pretty it deserved a resurrection. how lovely would this be for ceremony decor or a photo booth back drop?!
image & project found here

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


a few of our favorite images via beulah

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

bedell cellars

the past weekend was a whirlwind with a very sweet wedding at public in soho and a lovely jaunt out to long island on sunday to meet with two clients. the highlight of the trip was the north fork where we spent the afternoon at bedell cellars. bedell is a place out of a story book. it's a 30-year old sustainably farmed and family owned estate vineyard and winery where you can get married in the apple orchard! from the apple orchard your guests make there way to cocktails beside the sprawling vineyards. yes, please!
sunday afternoon may have changed our 5 year plan to include a farm on the north fork where we can each live in an old farm house. a girl can dream, right?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

jen huang + south africa

we feel so lucky to have some great friends in this industry, but you always feel extra special when you are sent photos such as these! i think perhaps i should just start a blog dedicated to all jen huang photography because everything she shoots makes me melt. here are a few of my favorite picks from her recent trip to south africa.

laugh til you cry...

we both have a pretty good sense of humor over here, so were going to go ahead and share this in hopes it will make you laugh as hard as it made us!
juliet and i are becoming well known for our awkward group photos. every time we get dressed up, brush our hair, slap some make up on and attempt at a nice pic it turns out all wrong. this sort of amazing and extremely hilarious photograph was snapped during our most recent attempt with our bestie jen huang at the foundry. enjoy!

Monday, April 11, 2011

i heart this from here!

spring is upon us!

wow what a weekend! saturday was the best spring day we've had so far in 2011 making our wedding that much more special. it was the perfect sunny, breezy day for a celebration at frankie's in carroll gardens, which just happens to be one of our favorite restaurants in all of nyc. we were even able to sneak in a little nosh in their garden after set up.
a big congrats to kirsty & tyler!

to kick off this week we wanted to share the latest wellwed hamptons issue and a peek at a few of our flowers. it makes us happy to be along side claudia hanlin of the wedding library and our good friend denise fasanello!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

gus & ruby

a lovely window display at gus & ruby!

Friday, April 8, 2011

happy friday!

we were swooning over all of the flowers and branches in the market this morning. it really takes all the self restraint in the world not to buy everything down there. luckily our design concept for tomorrows wedding at Frankie's incorporates some of our favorite things. oregano, peonies, thistle, rosemary, astilbe and so much more will be making an appearance!
happy friday!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

before & after

for a recent dinner party we designed at the foundry there were lots of tasty treats by michael stuart ny. since the evening was focused around food, we wanted to come up with a cute and new way of serving desserts to our guests. so, we went on a hunt for a bamboo rolling cart mimicking the old school style of choosing desserts from a cart that is pushed around by a waiter. it quickly became apparent that this was meant to be when we came across the perfect cart within 5 minutes of our hunt. that never happens!
check out the before and after pics below and let us know what you think!

photography by jen huang photography
calligraphy signs by paperfinger

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

We heart....

This amazing lace pottery by Maggie Weldon!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011