Sunday, August 30, 2009

Model Professionals or Professional Models? Both.

Many people have asked me lately, "Where did you get the resources to produce the beautiful images on your website page Photo Gallery?" I answer, "It was the hard work of many people volunteering their time and money to make it happen."

The great thing about this photo shoot was how hard we all worked to make this successful. Everyone was so dedicated to getting the best photos we could. It was amazing and wonderful to work with incredibly friendly, talented and fun people.

Thank yous to:
Grace Bridal Boutique for the wedding dresses and accessories
Dolce Photography Studios for all of the lovely images
Evny Salon Spa
Omorphia on Water Street in Excelsior, MN, for the gorgeous jewelry from Greece
Richard Anderson for the amazing art of styling and making every one's work cohesive
Carmelle Hennagir uber-talented dressmaker and seamstress at Grace Bridal Boutique
The Models from Vision Management Group in Minneapolis
The Loring Pasta Bar and Varsity Theater in Minneapolis

Each of the 12 "looks" that were created represent our version of a fairytale.

I also wanted to show some candid photos from those 2 days in May 2009 at the Varsity Theater and Loring Pasta Bar. I have to admit, with all of the beautiful clothes and jewelry laying around that day, I couldn't resist having a little fun dressing myself up.

above: Sam getting Emme ready for her photo shoot as Alice in Wonderland and the beautiful blond Michelle as Goldilocks, in the foreground.

Flowers ready and waiting for their close ups along with Snow White's apple and mirror.

One of the many hats I could not resist trying on that day. Unfortunately, it is not Cognac in the glass, it is diet coke. I really wanted it to look like a proper drink in the glass and Sprite didn't cut it.

The photos below show my inner desire to be a dancer, in this instance, a ballerina. I couldn't resist this tutu, tiara and lots of sparkly jewelry. My friend, Carrie, says I look like a Degas painting here. I really want to wear a tutu everyday. I am not joking.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Look Mom, I'm In A Magazine!

Thank you to Lake Minnetonka Metro Magazine for putting me in print. My very first magazine interview for my business! Click on the link below to see the beautiful photo and read the article.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

A Texture Treasure

One of my favorite things about Elise's bouquet was how the texture of the green and white Star of Bethlehem Allium, blue delphinium, orange butterfly bush and the cream dahlia mirrored the beautiful beading on her dress. The smooth fiddlehead fern and roses complimented the top of the dress. (My most favorite thing about Elise's bouquet was the look of happiness on her face when she saw it for the first time. It is always my favorite part.)
The beautiful photos are by La Vie Photography

Monday, August 17, 2009

Seeing Orange

Is it just me, or have my posts been rather orange? It's nice to see the color's versatility depending on the bride's style.

I did a happy dance

I received a phone call today from Lisa at MN Bride magazine. She said I have been chosen to create 2 bouquets for their January 2010 issue! It will have been two years exactly since I started my business. I am very excited.
Also, look for a photo of one of the bouquets I created for my July bride, Elise, and the interview I gave in Lake Minnetonka Metro Magazine's September 2009 issue. I loved Elise's soft blue and bit-o-orange, maid bouquet choice. Here is the photo I took of the bouquet. Metro Magazine photographed it with a burnt orange background. I can't wait to see their September issue!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Fresia Front and Center

When Marie said she wanted me to put some white flowers in her multi-colored bouquet, I knew I had to use the yummy smelling white fresia. I think I've found my "new" favorite white flower. (that is, until my next trip to the wholesaler's mega flower cooler in Mnpls where I am sure to find more goodies waiting for me...)

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Hot Day, "Hot" Shoes

Sarah and Jeff got married today. Sarah wore comfortable and oh-so-cute orange shoes to coordinate with the posh color scheme they chose: green/orange/brown and purple.
It certainly was steamy out, but everything looked beautiful at Jeff's parents' hobby farm.
The flowers girls were positively summer-like in their sundresses and headbands and the maids wore stunning, short, shimmery dresses that complimented all 7 of them! As I drove away down the drive I spotted all 16 members of the wedding party and the flower girls posing on the large John Deere tractor out front. Hot Day, Cool Family.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Sam and Emily get engaged

My friend Elisa wanted me to design a corsage and bout. for her brother Sam and the lovely Emily for their engagement party. And what a great party it was! The food, drinks and staff at Spill The Wine in Minneapolis on Washington were fantastic! Thanks again to Tom the waiter for digging in the recycling bin for the lost pins! fhew, he found them. good man.
The couple is attractive, stylish, smart and never boring and so were the calla bout. and jasmine corsage. Sweet smellin' too and all from my garden, except the calla.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

My new addition!

Welcome to my blog!  
They tell me this is the place where I can show pics of things I have done.
So here we go...
I recently went to the Minnesota Bride Best of 2009 party at the Varsity Theater.  I had my picture taken to remember this fun night.  I was not nominated for anything (this year... ;) ,but I still had a fabulous time.