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My passion is creating things of beauty from nature. Serving the Greater Columbus, Ohio area and Central Ohio, I will work with you to make your wedding day fabulous and your flowers affordable. From centerpieces, to bouquets, to anything green or flowering... this is where gorgeous meets affordable.

July 26, 2011

Check out our new Website!

I am so grateful to the very creative Cathi, at 3200Creative for the awesome job she has done designing my new website.  Please check it out at madisonhousedesigns.com

We have also moved our blog to madisonhousedesigns.com/blog 
Thank you for your interest!  We look forward to hearing from you!

July 16, 2011

Cranberry Red and White, Creating a Classic Bouquet

Today I delivered this beatiful bouquet to Bexley, Ohio... composed of deep red gerbera daisies with white roses to create a very romantic, classic look.  I used an amazing large white rose called Rose 'Proud' which stood up nicely to the very large deep red gerbera daisies.  From my garden, I collected cone flowers and removed the petals from them to show off the spiky texture of the cones for accents.  Italian ruscus, one of my favorite foliages, was added for a touch of green. 

Up-close and personal... here's a good look at the flower selections used in the bride's bouquet.  I loved the added twist created by the coneflower heads.  Using these suddenly turned this bouquet into something unique and out-of-the-ordinary! 

A look at one of the mother's corsages... incorporating 1 gerbera and 2 roses.

July 10, 2011

Bold Blue and Silver Bouquets... these rocked!

Showing off Christy's deep marine-blue and silver wedding colors in her flowers was our priority when selecting the types of flowers to be used in this beautiful July wedding.  Bridesmaids wore marine-blue dresses, so we used white roses and white spray roses for a contrast, with pops of deep blue eryngium (aka sea holly) and dendobiums, as well as silver painted eryngium circling the base of each bouquet next to the silver satin ribbon.  The texture and color of the deep blue sea holly up against the white roses were amazing!   

Bride's bouquet of blue painted sea holly and dendrobium, ivory roses, and ivory spray roses.

Side view of the bride's bouquet showing the silver painted sea holly.

One of the mother's corsages, incorporating the same components as the bouquets.

June 23, 2011

I loved this unique color combination of Pink & Gold

When I started working with Barbara to come up with a plan for her wedding flowers, I immediately fell in love with her unique color combination of soft pink and gold.  We looked at several images together to help me understand her vision and her overall style, and this is what we came up with... hope you love it too!

This is one of the bridesmaid's bouquets composed of peonies, carnations, and roses.  The vintage brooch, provided by the bride was the perfect finishing touch.  She selected a unique brooch for each of her 5 bridesmaids, including a frog, a pineapple, a lizard, a starfish, and one other that eludes me at the moment. 

This is one of the grandmother's corsages.  I used gold wire spiraling the length of the stems over top of the gold ribbon wrap for added pizzaz.

The bride selected wrist corsages for the mothers, composed of pale pink roses and ranunculus.  I created the gold swirl accent ... and was very excited about the way it turned out!

More tissue paper!!  I have used tissue paper in one way or another for the last three weddings I have done.  These looked beautiful lining both sides of the aisle.

This bride choose an all ivory rose bouquet.  I was amazed by the transformation of it once this spectacular vintage brooch was added... went from understated to glam!

This is one of the table centerpieces for the reception... continuing the soft pink theme with roses, carnations, peonies, and ranunculus!

June 14, 2011

Hot Pink Dendrobiums... something you don't see everyday!

This past weekend, I designed flowers for this beautiful blushing bride who had an ivory and hot pink wedding theme.  Dendrobiums do not come in this color naturally, so I used a floral spray paint to alter the color, and was thrilled by the result!  Spray paint can totally wreck flowers if you're not careful.  These turned out perfectly!  Enjoy the pics....

Hot Pink Dendrobiums and Ivory Roses with long Bear Grass made this cascade bouquet quite the showpiece!

A simple artificial hot pink gerber was added to the back of each chair for a punch of pink!

The mantle piece with white hydrangea, pink gerbera daisies and salal.

This is one of her centerpieces.  We used a spray of bear grass in each to coordinate with the grass used in her bouquet.

Another affordable creation made of tissue paper!  Would've cost four times as much if we had used real flowers!

May 29, 2011

A New Creation from the Garden... love it!

This bouquet, created for a friend, was made entirely from perennial flowers grown in my garden in Marysville, OH!  The bright indigo blues of three different flowers combine to make a bold and splendid combo, and are accented by a single pink peony in the front.  I absolutely love this blue color.
Bouquet of False Indigo, Veronica 'Crater Lake Blue', Blue Siberian Irises, A single Pink Peony, and More!

My daughter, Madison enjoying this splendid - almost monochromatic bouquet

The pink spikes draping above the pink peony are one of my favorite perennials, Agastache.  I also added in hints of coral colored honeysuckle.

May 20, 2011

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May 10, 2011

Considering Artificial Flowers for your Wedding?

When a friend asked me about 10 years ago if I was going to have artificial flowers for my wedding, I turned my nose up to it, and said "NEVER!"  Since then, artificial/faux florals have made huge improvements in fooling the eye, especially if you're turning to a professional who knows the best sources for life-like, or the so-called "natural-touch" flowers.  You'll likely be disappointed if you're looking in big chain craft stores for your florals, but don't let that deter you from going with faux, if that is your wish.  As a floral design consultant, I have all of the resources to make your faux flowers look fabulous!

This is my latest faux creation, using fuschia gerber daisies, yellow callas, and orange zinnias.  So bright and cheery for spring or summer... this bouquet is sure to catch the eye, and would look fantastic as a bride's bouquet, or even for a bridesmaid. 

Not only do you have the advantage of keeping your bouquet as a special momento, by selecting artificial flowers, you'll also enjoy the perks of selecting from a multitude of colors which may not be available in fresh flowers, as well as the opportunity to have exactly the type of flower you want, even when out of season!

The lime green jem added the perfect finishing touch to dress up this long-stemmed faux bouquet!

May 02, 2011

Now Featured on Columbus Bridal Critic

We are now featured as a supplier of wedding flowers on the Columbus Bridal Critic's website!  You can find this site at columbusbridalcritic.com

April 03, 2011

Coral and Diamond Blue Wedding Theme

I attended a fun event at Alfred Angelo's Bridal Shop in Dublin, OH last week!  On display, I showcased a beautiful and modern bouquet in coral and diamond blue colors. 

The roses selected here, named "papaya" were surrounded by coordinating berries and spikes of liriope for a unique twist.

I love these hot pink ones!  This very tall vase was filled with 50 long stemmed roses.

March 19, 2011

A Timeless Tiffany Blue & Red Wedding in New York

Last weekend, we travelled to beautiful Chataqua County in New York state to attend and design the florals for a cool March wedding! 

The bride's deep red pomander, composed of roses, gerber daisies, and anemonies was accented with tiffany blue beads and satin ribbon.

Long spikes of blue delphinium, surrounded by white and red roses, white hypericum berries, and red anemonies were used in the bridal party bouquets, hand-tied and wrapped in a very special red-rose ribbon in combination with tiffany blue ribbon streamers.

The church was decorated with tissue paper pomanders running the entire length of the aisle, a perfect solution for this bride on a budget!  We made these by hand ahead of time and stored them carefully until the big day!

 Such fun table arrangements... extra tall vases filled with curly red branches, anchored with white sand.


February 25, 2011

A monochromatic bouquet -- pale pink flowers hand-tied with chocolate brown ribbon

This bride looked absolutely lovely holding her bouquet of pink roses, pink spray roses, and pink lisianthus!
I added accents of salal leaf for a touch of green!

Pretty in Pink!

Tissue Paper Pomanders afford an awesome look and are easy on the budget!

I can't wait to see the church all set up with these freshly made tissue paper pomanders!  ... to be hung on each pew at Cassidy's wedding in NY!

Custom colors available -- just contact me with quantities and colors needed, and I'll be happy to make in time for your special day!
Can ship anywhere in the U.S.

Celebrating a Summertime Wedding

The simple elegance of gerber daisies, hydrangea, and green hypericum make quite the impression in this summer affair.

Hand-tied bouquets of white gerber daisies for the bridesmaids

This bride knew exactly what she wanted when selecting flowers and colors for her wedding!  Hand-tied with green satin ribbon, Hilary's bouquets were classy, simple, and perfectly reflective of her personality and style!
Green Hypericum, a special request of the bride

How much fun can a girl have with a handful of gerber daisies?

Floral Design by:
Lynette Higginbotham
614 561-0135
providing unique, affordable wedding floral design
in the Columbus, OH area

February 15, 2011

Black Calla Lilies paired with White Dahlias and Roses make for a spectacular arrangement

Laura's bouquet was so much fun to create with its fanciful feathers and fern curls! 

Laura with ring bearer Fred

"I loved my bouquet!  My flowers turned out exactly how I wanted them, and the colors were perfect!"  ~ Laura, bride October 2010.

Bridesmaids bouquets included black magic roses, white roses, white dahlias, tiny chocolate cosmos, fern curls, and bear grass.

Designer: MadisonHouse Designs
Lynette Higginbotham
providing unique, affordable wedding flowers
in the Columbus, OH area