Monday, June 27, 2011

Flowers Of The Week! DIY Newport Sunflowers

This bouquet of six sunflowers,vintage Black and White ribbon Is on the back drop of Eric Dever's beautiful painting
called Atlantic.

To see more of his stunning work visit:

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Oh Happy Day...Same-Sex Weddings was legalized in the U.S. state of New York

Same-sex marriage was legalized in the U.S. state of New York on June 24, 2011 by the New York State Legislature and Governor Andrew Cuomo.
In 2006, the New York Court of Appeals ruled that there is no constitutional right to same-sex marriage in New York.[1] Following the 2006 Court decision, the New York State Assembly passed same-sex marriage legislation in 2007, 2009, and 2011. However, the New York Senate rejected same-sex marriage legislation in a 38-24 vote on December 2, 2009.[2] After negotiations between Republican members of the Senate and Governor Andrew Cuomo, regarding protections against discrimination lawsuits for religious groups and non-profit organizations, a same-sex marriage bill known as the Marriage Equality Act passed the State Senate by a vote of 33-29 on June 24, 2011.[3] Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the measure the same night, allowing the law to go into effect on July 24, 2011.[3]

Inspiration...Newport R.I.Sunflower Weddings

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Newport Experience In NYC...The Otto Kahn-Burden Mansion

I did so many weddings at this landmark venue, as a florist in training.

The Mansions were closed to the public for about 5 years.

Now available for Weddings, Charity Events and film shoots once again.

One of my favorite locations in NYC!

The Otto Kahn- Burden Mansion 1 East 91st Street:
Reach Out to Dana (212) 722-4745 ext. 112

Thursday, June 16, 2011

One More Vote For Gay Weddings In New York

New York is on the verge of becoming the sixth state to allow gay marriage. Gov Cuomo introduced the bill in both chambers on Tuesday. In an effort to pacify Republicans, the bill has several stipulations that exempt religious institution from having to oblige or provide facilities for gay weddings.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has pushed for gay marriage, garnishing widespread support from Democrats in the State Assembly. However, Republicans, who control the State Senate, have been an obstacle in his goal. But, Republicans are coming around to the idea. Tuesday, two Republican state senators gave their support to Gov. Cuomo’s gay marriage bill. Thirty-one Republicans support the bill.

New Yorkers Edd and Paul Got Married in California But celebrated in NYC!
Day Of By Nancy Swiezy Events

Newport Flowers Of The Week!

Many thanks to Lavender Skies for the bundles lavender.

Provence Comes To New York Water Club

Unfortunately not all family gatherings are as joyful as a wedding .
Many thanks to the friends and family involving me on this momentous day.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Preston Bailey's Baby Elephant

The theme of the Wildlife Conservation Society's dinner was "Elephants and Ivory," focusing on saving the remaining elephant population in the world from developers and poachers.

Go Preston on this wonderful donation.