January 1, 2023
WEDDING & EVENT RECAP FEATURING THE BEST OF 2022 | LORETA DAKA FLORAL BOUTIQUE
Happy New Year flower friends! I can't believe the year has finally come to an end and 2023 is upon us. Last year was a wild one, that's for sure. It certainly had it's moments. The year was filled with growth, learning experiences, and new opportunities for Loreta Daka Floral Boutique. I took on the most weddings I ever have and needless to say it was amazing! Wedding season started in March with an intimate elopement at Waveny Park and ended with an 11th Hour wedding on the 26th of December. June was my busiest month and like The Ashley's on the hit 90's television show Recess, I had The Laura's. Laura B. X2, Laura M., and Laura N. Each with their own signature color; except they were a whole lot nicer. I fell in love with them!
In 2022, I took on a couple of maternity sessions and a sixtieth birthday party of a lifetime! I flowered my nephew's nuptials, schooled a few workshops, and collaborated with some awesome photographers. I mainly do weddings but flowering smaller events have always been my favorite past time. I'm grateful for the couples and clients who continue to support my growing business. There's a lot of new and exciting things coming in 2023 for Loreta Daka Floral Boutique! Until then, here's a recap of 2022 with some of my favorite flowers and memories!
specialty flowers and fillers that were utilized in these wedding arrangements were anemone, astrantia, asparagus, astilbe, astrhanium, anthurium, amazing vienna, bunny tails, blue thistle, boronia blush, blue cornflower, blushing bride protea, begonia rex, black berries, carnations, crocosmia pods, candlelight, cool water, clematis amazing havana, cherry blossom, curly willow, clematis, chamomile, craspedia, celosia fruit punch, country, crabapple, calandiva kalanchoe, delphinium, daisies, dahlia, dried edelweiss, dusty miller, eucalyptus pods, emely, echinacea, fucii tillandsia, fuzzy snowball air plant, freesia, frill tulips, flowering dill, flowering mint, forget-me-nots, gypsophila million star, hyacinth, huckleberry, hydrangea, hypericum berry, honia ranunculus, inocencia, italian ruscus, juliet, jasmine vine, lavender french, lavandula, lisianthus, lily of the valley, lathryus winter sunshine, lambs ear, luneria, majolica, milky scoop scabiosa, mock orange branches, mini echeveria, moab roses, mustard greens, monstera, massima, magnolia, nigella, orlaya, orchids, olive branches, pampass grass, palm daises, plumosa fern, peonies, pittosporum, princess miyuki, polo, purple sage, poppies, purity, persimmon, privet berry, pine, pinecones, quicksand, queen anne’s lace, ranunculus, rose tinted latte, rose cappuccino, scabiosa pods, scabiosa, sahara, snowflake, sweet eskimo, sweet peas, statice, stock, sonia dendrobium orchids, snap dragons, sabrina, succulents, spirea, shimmer, sunset coral peonies, smilax sweet unique, snowberries, stachys silver filch phalaenopsis orchids, spiral, seeded, and silver dollar eucalyptus, tibet, toffee, thyme, tulips, tweedia, tulip double marriage, trachelium, true blue, umbrella fern, veronica smart splash, vendula, white o’hara, white cloud, wax flower, wandering jew plant, willow, wheat, weeping podocarpus, winter evergreens, and zinnias
Kristine & Kristian's Elopement | Waveny Park in New Cannan, CT | Photographer: Jessica Kelly Photography
Angela & Andrew's Wedding | Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, NY | Photographer: Lisa Nicolosi Photography
Spring Floral Decorating Workshop | G.C.C. in Greenwich, CT | Photographer: Shaina Lee Photography
Amy & Brad's Wedding | Le Chateau in South Salem, NY | Photogtapher: Tony Spinelli Photography
Laura & Jesus' Wedding | The Waterview in Monroe, CT | Photographer: Kel C Photography
Margot & Harry's Wedding | G.C.C. in Greenwich, CT | Photographer: Melani Lust Photography
Courtney & Andrew's Wedding | The Coveleigh Club in Rye, NY | Photographer: Brian Sager Photography
Laura & Robert's Anniversary Celebration | G.C.C. in Greenwich, CT | Photographer: Meg Miller Photography
Jessie Anne & Brian's Wedding | Le Chateau in South Salem, NY | Photographer: Eryc Perez de Tagle
Jennifer & Anthony's Wedding | Keeler Tavern Museum in Ridgefield, CT | Photographer: Luxury Captured
Laura & Maurice's Wedding | The Waterview in Monroe, CT | Photographer: Critical Entertainment Photography
Laura & Jack's Wedding | Madison Beach Hotel in Madison, CT | Photographer: Rob Zajac Photography
Maternity Session | Cardiff-by-the-Sea in Encinitas, CA | Photographer: Tristan Quigley Photography
Claudia & Andrew's Wedding | Il Palio Ristorante in Shelton, CT | Photographer: Amanda Creates Photography
Maria & Christian's Elopement | Hartford City Hall in Hartford, CT | Photographer: Dea Goci Photography
Emma & Nik's Wedding | Le Chateau in South Salem, NY | Photographer: Christina Lilly Photography
Julia & Jerome's Wedding | Le Chateau in South Salem, NY | Photographer: Viki + Erik Photography
Lindsay & Kyle's Wedding | Shore and Country Club in Norwalk, CT | Photographer: Shaina Lee Photography
60th Birthday Par-Tea | Sherwood Island in Westport, CT | Photographer: Asher Gardner Photography
Elizabeth & Chris' Wedding | The Lace Factory in Deep River, CT | Photographer: Sebastian Photography
Cher & Robert's Wedding | Eolia Mansion in Waterford, CT | Photographer: Rachel Marie Photography
Joelle & Mike's Wedding | The Lounsbury House in Ridgefield, CT | Photographer: Rodeo & Co. Photo
Sailboat Elopement Editorial | Stamford Yacht Club | Photographer: Rebecca Walker Photography
Caroline & Alex's Wedding | G.C.C. in Greenwich, CT | Photographer: Jamie Collins Photography
Claire & Eliot's Wedding | The Stanwich Club INC. in Greenwich, CT | Photographer: Kait Peña Photo
Dancing in the Mountains Photo Shoot | Brseč, Primorsko-Goranska, Croatia | Photographer: Impala Studio
Geena & Kyle's Wedding | Le Chateau in South Salem, NY | Photographer: Nicole DeTone Photography
Melisa & Erik's Wedding | Le Chateau in South Salem, NY | Photographer: Beet & Blossom Photo Co.
Ashley & Shane's Wedding | Bill Miller's Castle in Branford, CT | Photographer: Kel C Photography
I hope you enjoyed this recap of all my favorite weddings and events from 2022! If you like what you see, show some love, by giving this post a 'Heart' in the section below!
ABOUT THE FLORAL DESIGNER
Loreta Daka Carrero is a premier wedding and event floral designer serving Connecticut, New York, and Coastal New England! She specializes in timeless and spiritually curated fine art floral designs for beautiful couples and extraordinary clients.
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