Saturday, August 6, 2011

Baltimore Sun - Hairspray

I absolutely LOVE when we see our work published!  Tonight I stumbled upon images of the May Day basket we created for the Annapolis Summer Garden Theater featured in the Baltimore Sun.  Not sure how I missed this.

We designed the basket around their production of Hairspray (On Stage now through September 4th - Call 410-268-0809 for tickets) and included a few fun items like pink foam curlers a wig with a fun "poof" and of course a bottle of Hairspray!

(Visit BALTIMORE SUN to view more images)

May Day in Annapolis is a great way for us to have some fun and play with flowers.  We would love to create AWARD WINNING May Day baskets for more local businesses.  E-mail for details on Holiday Decorating, May Day Baskets or weekly floral instalations.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Annapolitan Bride

We will be launching our new blog in the coming weeks.  Annapolitan Bride will give our readers a more detailed look into the wedding work of both Intrigue and Historic Events.  As we work primarily in the Annapolis/Kent Island area our work gives you a true view into Annapolitan Wedding style.  Check back for more details. 

Eeeekkk!  This is very exciting!!!

(Image courtesy of Evan Bishop Photography taken at The Chesapeake Bay Foundation ( CBF ) in Annapolis)

Friday, July 22, 2011

Christmas In Annapolis

Everyone knows that Intrigue is the best of the best in wedding flowers and decorating. However, do you know we do Christmas and Corporate work too?  Imagine what we can do for your home or office during the holidays.

Photo Credit:  Elizabeth Ryan Photogrpahy

When it comes to holiday decor in Annapolis Intrigue floral design has the style and creativity you are looking for.  From traditional to cutting edge we can create the custom design you are looking for.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

POSITION - Shop Assistant

Position - Shop Assistant
Part-time - Hours vary
Compensation - $7.00 per hour
Experience - Not required

Description - Looking for someone with a positive and outgoing personality to become a valuable part of our team.  Assistant will be responsible for processing flowers, sweeping floors, organizing, basic clean-up and basic designer assistance. 

E-mail your resume or work history to

Interviews will take place the first week of August.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Why Hamilton Photography

Quite often clients ask our opinion on photographers and I find myself chatting about the Hamilton's regularly. In fact it seems I talk about them so much clients have wondered if I worked for them.  No, Intrigue does not work for Hamilton Photography.  However, Hamilton Photography is among the best in our industry and we love working with them.  Today I am going to take a moment to tell all of our fans and readers why the Hamilton's are among our favorites.

1.)  They make you smile - Both Mark and Christina have the kind of positive energetic personalities that make you instantly comfortable

2.) They are both artistic and organized - As many of you may have found this is a rare combination and something that is vital. 

3.) They are experienced - They have shot at virtually every venue in our area and even a number of Destination Weddings.

4.) They love what they do - This is obvious within moments of sitting in their office.

Visit the Hamilton Photography Website to see for yourself or call 410-267-6090 to schedule a meeting in thier Annapolis office.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Haruki & Jamie

 On Saturday Haruki and Jamie exchanged vows at Lighthouse Sound in Ocean City.  We were delighted to have been selected to design and style the flowers for this wonderful couple.  Melissa spent hours on Jamie's bouquet and it really paid off.  The bouquet is stunning in this sneak peak provided by Shawn Hubbard Photography .  We can't wait to see more.

Photo Credit:

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Stop By Sunday - July 10, 2011

Winning Design - ISES "Most Innovative

A few weeks ago Silvia from Rentals To Remember came to us asking for help in designing a tabletop for the ISES competition in Washington, DC. Our Theme was Earth Day and we worked together to pull off an award winning table. Thanks to the paper designer Jill Davolio from the Paper Trousseau for helping with the winning design.

WINNER - 2011 ISES Tabletop Competition "Most Innovative"

Paper - Jill Davolio of

Floral Design can be a challenge when trying to be "green" or "eco friendly". However, we rose to the challenge and created a fabulous centerpiece with detailed accents completely out of living, recycled and repurposed items. Look closely to see how we used packing material and branches weaved into an "earth" inspired sphere resting on top of plate glass towers nestled in a bed of earth. This would be a great look for a charity event or corporate party looking to promote sustainability.

Saturday, April 30, 2011


The boys of brought their photo booth to our opening party.  It was a lot of fun seeing people be silly behind the camera.  This booth is a great addition to a party.  I love this photo of the ladies of Behind The Veil holding the flowers we sent home with guests. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Vintage 1920's Styled Shoot

Check out our flowers and styling featured on Elizabeth Anne Designs Blog.  Please scroll through the images and post your comments under images.

Thank you to the below people and companies for helping bring this shoot to life.

Vintage Gown -  
Brooch Bouquet and Flowers - Us of course ;-)
Concept & Paper -  

Antique accents - Caroline County Historical Society
Location - Ridgely Railroad Park - Ridgely, MD
Hair & Make-up -

It was a lot of fun to step out of the Annapolis area for this vintage inspired wedding shoot in Historic Ridgely, MD. The bride on the vintage sofa was an absolutely stunning display in front of the train caboose.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Internship & Part-time Position Available - 2011 Wedding Season

Do you want to work with the only full scale wedding and event design company in the Annapolis area?  Do you want to work under the direction of our award winning floral designer?  Do you love weddings, social events and parties?  Do you want to work in an up-beat and fun environment that lets you be creative?  Then you may just be the perfect addition to our team this season.


Position Details: As wedding season begins to pick-up we have decided to open our doors to 2 Interns for the 2011 season. No experience necessary, however, passion for parties and events is required.  This is an ideal internship for someone interested in building a long-term career as an event designer, floral designer or even a wedding planner.  Candidate will be working under the direction of an Award Winning Designer with years of experience and a passion for teaching. 

Hours:  Tuesday through Sunday.  Hours are flexible and can be adjusted to the interns individual needs.  Weekends are required. 

Compensation: Non-compensated

Interviews for this position will begin this week.  Call 410-353-4473 to schedule a meeting or e-mail  

- SHOP ASSISTANT (Part-time) -

Position Details: In Order to keep the shop running smoothly we need a great set of hands helping our designer's pull our events together.  The shop assistant is responsible for keeping the workspace clean and orderly, running shop errands, processing flowers, personal assistant duties, assisting with office duties and backing up the design team.  Assistant will also work with designers on the set-up and delivery of weddings, parties and shows. The ideal candidate works well be organized and able to multitask with style and grace.  This is not a pretty position, but, it can be very rewarding.  This is a great position for someone who loves flowers and wants to learn the basics while making a little extra money.  Although it is not a design position our candidate will be exposed to basic design training.  Candidate will be working under the direction of our Award Winning Designer with years of experience and a passion for teaching.

Hours: 10:00am to 2:00pm Tuesday through Sunday. Hours are flexible and can be adjusted to the candidate's individual needs. Weekend availability is required.

Compensation: $7.00 per hour

Interviews for this position will begin this week. Call 410-353-4473 to schedule a meeting or e-mail

Monday, March 21, 2011

Grand Opening Party

Join us for food, drink and entertainment as we officially open the doors of our new design studio.

When:  Wednesday April 27, 2011 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
Where: Our studio of course!  2116 Renard Court Annapolis, MD 21401

If you love parties this is the event to attend.  You will have the oppertunity to mix and mingle with the area's hottest event professionals as well as seeing a few over the top floral designs. 

We would like to thank our partners for this event.

Philadelphia Flower Show

Intrigue was honored to be the only designer from the state of Maryland selected to design a space in the Floral Showcase.  The creativity and flair that our lead designer brings to the table is impeccable. 

Enjoy these images courtesy of Bill Kraft Photography.

Melissa Huston (our lead designer) is an award winning floral designer and we are proud to have her talent onboard to help our brides create breathtaking weddings.  She is clearly Annapolis ' best floral designer / florist.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Autumn at Historic London Town and Gardens

London Town and Gardens is a unique space as it offers lush gardens, old growth forests, historic buildings and views of the water.  Enjoy these autumn themed images taken at this lovely venue by Alexander

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Love Point at Kent Island

Love Point at Kent Island has taken my breath away.  This new venue is like nothing I have seen on the Bay.  The unobstructed views of the water and the expansive lawn make this an ideal location for a wedding or social event.  Imagine your guests gasp as you make your way down the steps of this magnificent mansion and meet your groom for a sunset ceremony overlooking the Chesapeake Bay.

Not only is this venue in an ideal location.  It is also being run by Catering by Uptown. This caterer has been one of the best in the industry for many years and continues to wow brides.   

To schedule a tour of this venue call Catering By Uptown 301-572-7744

Monday, December 27, 2010

Join The Team

We are looking for an experienced designer to join our team.  The ideal floral designer will have a passion for flowers along with a fun personality to blend into our existing team.  Designer should have experience in all aspects of flower care and prep including processing.  Interviews will be held during the month of January.  Please e-mail your resume to along with a few samples of your work. Compensation will be based on skill level, flexibility and style. (No phone calls please)

Admin/Office Assistant
Our studio is in need of a talented administrative assistant that will manage daily accounting, various office duties and light shop assistance.  This assistant should be open to anything from processing invoices to picking up lunch or keeping the shop tidy.  This is not a design position, however, light floral assistant work may be required during peak weeks.  Hours are currently Wednesday through Friday from 10:00am to 3:00pm and Saturday and Sunday as needed. Knowledge of Quickbooks is helpful, but, not required. Interviews will be held during the month of January.  Please e-mail your resume to Compensation: $7-$9 per hour based on experience.  (No phone calls please)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

December 26th Appointments

As of this afternoon we have opened December 26th for appointments.  If you are a new bride that has been trying to get in to see our design team then this is your chance.  Appointments will fill quickly.  E-mail to schedule your appointment.

Meetings will be held in our Annapolis studio located at 2116 Renard Court  Annapolis, MD 21401 (by appointment only)

Annapolis Marriott Wedding

On this chilly winter day I find myself day dreaming about this wonderful spring wedding at the Annapolis Marriott Waterfront.  This event was photographed by one of our favorites Wendy Hickok Photography

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Waterfront Bridal Show

Stroll through the waterfront gardens of Historic London Town while meeting a few of the area's top wedding vendors.

Dozens of Door Prizea - Cake Tasting - Catering Samples - Champagne - Cigar Bar - Flowers - and more...

• Date: Sunday 24 Oct 2010 (12:00PM - 4:00PM)

• BridalShow: Historic London Town and Gardens.....A Bridal Affaire

• Price: FREE

• Event Details: 829 Londontown Rd. Edgewater, MD21037

Phone: 410-222-1919 203


Sunday, September 26, 2010

Allison and David at CBF

Evan Bishop captured these vibrant colors with style.  This was a fun wedding with a definate party feel. CBF is the only venue I know of in Annapolis that you can enjoy the beach like this couple did. This is the ideal beach wedding destination for the Annapolis area.    Check out more of Evan's work at

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Shop Assistant

We are looking for the right shop assistant to become part of our team. Ideally, we are seeking someone strong to help load the truck, process flowers, scrub buckets and do the "dirty work" around the shop while keeping a positive attitude, a smile on their face and having a bit of fun. Hours are 9am - 2pm Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and... weekend hours that tend to change depending on the weddings & events booked. 

This is a great job for someone with no floral experience that wants a foot in the door.  Although this is not a design position it does have potential to grown into a design position for the right person.

E-mail to set up an interview or call 410-353-4473

Monday, August 9, 2010

Amber's AMAZING Aisle

Yesterday at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club we designed an aisle that I have been dreaming about for months.  Thank you to Amber & Nick for selecting Intrigue to create your dream wedding.

This design required nearly 750 Roses and a lot of time.  It was all worth it!  I LOVE the way the starfish plays against the Eastern Shore background.

Sunday, July 25, 2010


Intrigue is expanding and we are looking for a fun and motivated sales representative to focus on Weddings & Events in the Annapolis, Baltimore and DC area.  The ideal candidate for this position will have prior event and networking experience.

We are also in need of a part-time studio assistant.  No experience needed.

E-mail your resume with compensation requirements to

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Hurricane Globe 20 Ways

When given the task of designing flowers for the Perfect Wedding Guild luncheon at the Historic Gov. Calvert House in Annapolis we decided to have some fun.  This venue offers brides the use of their hurricane globes and we have always found this to be a challenge to work into our designs.  So on the 28th of April, 2010 on a beautiful spring day we designed 20 hurricane globes in 20 different ways. 

Check back soon for prices.

Thank you to Alexander for shooting thee great photos.

"Claire" $155+

Classic Hurricane set on top of a soft bed of Hydrangea, Roses, Hypericum Berries and Freesia accented by a climbing spray of Mini Roses appearing to grow out of the base

"Feng Shui" $155+

Artistic Armature of natural River Cane, Dendrobium Orchids and subtle Callas set in the Hurricane vase accented with Navy and white Grosgrain ribbon.

"Cabbage Patch" $35+
Unexpected cabbage leaves wired to the base of the Hurricane accented with a trio of matching cabbage wrapped votives.

"Callatastic" $115+

Giant Callas and Bear Grass in classic cylinder vase placed inside the Hurricane accented with Mini Callas artistically secured to the outside of the Hurricane.

"Moss Garden" $85+
Natural Moss base with Tulips appearing to grow out of the table encased by the Hurricane and surrounded by 4 moss wrapped votives accented with Navy and White Grosgrain ribbon.

"Tulipedo" $55+
Cluster of 4 Tulips nosegays set in Hurricane vase accented with a center of white orchids.  The entire display is set on top of a plain Hurricane.

"Grand" $225+
Grand display of Anemone, Hydrangea, Ranunculus, Freesia, Stock, Hydrangea, Roses, Hypericum Berries and Brazillia Berries finished with the Hurricane resting on top.

"Freedom" $115+
Whimsical display of Tulips, Callas, Lisianthis and Hydrangea set on top of the Hurricane.

"Tip Top" $215+
Traditional base of Hydrangea, Roses, Germini and Hypericum Berry topped with the Hurricane vase and capped by a small complimenting display.

"Nautica" $185+
Modern Square Glass wrapped in Navy and White Grosgrain ribbon filled with Hydrangea, Roses, Germini and Berries with our Hurricane placed neatly in the center.

"Calvert" $55+
Simple rounded display of White Hydrangea and Hypericum Berries with the hurricane placed on top surrounded by 4 votives acting as satellites with navy and white Grossgrain ribbon wrap.

"Orchid Obsession" $195+
Captivating display of Dendrobium Orchids caged in Bear Grass weaved around Hurricane.

"Mystery" $125+
Base of Natural Moss with the Hurricane secured with an a-symmetrical accent and Giant Callas paired with mini calla's on moss base.

"Architect" $145+
Two Giant Callas in Rectangular vase filtered through Hurricane resting on vases and topped with a double sided mini calla spray bound by navy Grossgrain ribbon.  Beneath sits a second Hurricane resting on glass cubes accented with white Roses.

 "Governess" $215+
Detailed design of Stock, Roses, Callas, Tulips and Berries meticulously design in the Hurricane and flanked by two bubble bowls with Roses, Stock and Berries.
"Peony" $65+
Asian inspired design of Single Peony accented with navy and white Grossgrain ribbon designed in two Hurricanes secured with a removable glue dot.

"Suspense" $165+
Modern Orb of Pom Daisy set on top of Hurricane with suspended orb of Button Mums hung from navy Grosgrain ribbon.

"Annapolitan" $215+
Hurricane caged in meticulously placed bear grass topped with Hydrangea, Roses, Lisianthus, Tulips and stock surrounded by satellites of Bear Grass and Tulips.