Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Purple Romance

Purple is such a romantic, sophisticated color and I was thrilled to work with it as the color of the day for Stacy and Mike's recent November wedding. These amazing shots are courtesy of Gene Pease of Geneoh Photography who captured all great moments of their beautiful fall day. Stacy wanted flowers in all shades of purple and her stunning bouquet was made up of five different varieties of calla lilies. Her bridesmaids wore plum dresses and carried anemones, callas and stock bouquets.

Gene is a relatively new photographer with a very talented eye for shots and color - check out his blog for more of Stacy and Mike's day.

Love this shot from the reception - I utilized richly colored purple carnations for a ball a top a tall glass vase.
Close up of the callas - you can see all the texture and color variation in these amazing flowers.

Monday, November 30, 2009

The Knot

I just got a call from The Knot magazine letting me know that a past client's wedding will be featured in the magazine's Spring/Summer 2010 issue. Here are some of the pictures from that wedding that I hope are in the magazine. Thanks again to Sarah from Agape for these shots!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Classic White

Recently, I had a great time working with Sarah Trotter from Lasting Impressions Weddings and her client getting married at the Basilica of St. Mary followed by a reception at the Millennium hotel in Minneapolis. The bride loved the look of the white carnation ball centerpieces and Sarah complimented the look with chair sashes. The sun filled ballroom dazzled in white and royal blue - how dramatic!

Special thanks to Ruth at Happily Ever After for these great shots!!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Falling for Pink

So pink typically isn't a fall color, but pared with chocolate brown it was a lovely color scheme for the October wedding of Rebecca and Kyle. Jennifer Cress was the fabulous photographer for the couple and shared these shots...love them! Rebecca's bouquet was classic in white with dahlias, hydrangea and a few gerbera daisies. Her maids carried all pink flowers. Just the color mix to brighten a misty day. Thanks to Jennifer Cress for sharing the photos and best wishes to Rebecca and Kyle.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Megan and Ramsey

I love all the weddings that I have the privilege to be a part of and feel blessed to design flowers for a living. I get so excited to see the process go from vision to reality. One wedding that I was particularly excited to see come together was Megan and Ramsey this past July. Vintage was the theme and all the details were perfect: bow ties for the guys, lace dresses for the girls, St. Paul Hotel...oh so lovely!

For the flowers, our initial inspiration was the lace detail of Megan's dress and the black lace of the bridesmaids' dresses. Megan wanted the flowers to reflect the lacy look and when I suggested hydrangea - she swooned and I knew this was going to be a gorgeous wedding!!

Megan's bouquet was a mix of hydrangea, ranunculus and tuberose...all vintage blooms done in a modern design. Her maids carried three different varieties of hydrangea in green and white.

These photos are courtesy of Erica at Studio 188 Photography . I am so inspired by these shots - Erica captured all the love and romance of the day. Thank you, Erica!

The ballroom at the St. Paul Hotel was adorned with romantic centerpieces in gold vases with hydrangea, roses and seeded eucalyptus. I was once again thrilled to work with MBellish rental company on this wedding with their hurricane pieces simply accented with pink orchids.

A another fun vintage idea, one large orchid with ribbon - just like they did in 1960! The twist is pinning it to a purse which is nice alternative to a pin-on corsage.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

heather + brian

I can never get enough of photography by Kelly Brown Weddings. The detail, the color, the romance... all captured so well in her shots - she is a true artist. These photos took my breath away from Heather and Brain's wedding at Carlson Towers on Labor Day weekend.
Heather was a dream to work with and her style was simple - stunning flowers in rich color. I designed her bouquet with calla lilies and orchids in fall hues. The bridesmaids had similar flowers and with their black cocktail dresses - the colors was even more vivid.
The boutonnieres were a simple, yet unique combination of two types of orchid buds.
I wish this adorable couple all the best!!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

amanda + nick

Oh, how I love red roses! They are simple and dramatic all at the same time. My very chic bride, Amanda, picked all red roses for her wedding to Nick. Katie Raivala of Katie Raivala Photography graciously shared these amazing photos of Amanda and Nick's day. Katie has a great eye and beautifully captured the dimension created between the light and dark shades in the variety of roses I used. Love that! Best wishes to Amanda and Nick- I know you have an amazing life ahead of you!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

stephanie + dale part II

Newlywed Stephanie just emailed me the professional shots from her wedding to Dale....Steve Brooks from Canada captured these great moments of their day. Enjoy!

Oh the best part - a happy couple starting life together!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

meghan + david

Meghan was the cutest bride ever - so happy and joyful when I saw her on her wedding day. She loved the dark purple mini calla lilies and they were a focal point of the bouquets and boutonnieres. Paired with lime green, they screamed updated elegance! Love it!

Photos by Imagen International and cake by D'Amico - great job to both!