Sunday, March 28, 2010

Vintage on the Runway

I love going to Semple Mansion in Minneapolis. It doesn't matter if I am a guest attending an event or there as a vendor, I just love this venue! The rich colors, dark woodwork and incredible architecture spanning the 3 or 4 floors, are incredible. So when I was asked to create the bouquets for Andrea's Vintage Bridal fashion show taking place at Semple, I thought "Vintage inspired flowers + Semple = Lucky Me"

The dresses were incredible and in perfect condition. The food must be talked about. If Chowgirls Killer Catering is wrong, then I don't wanna be right. I love these two and their food so much I seek out events where they will be so I can eat their food. Seriously.

Studio Laguna captured all of the alluring details.
click here on their blog to see a small photo sampling of the day.

More pictures soon to follow!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Wedding on the Farm

I was looking at my past weddings of 2009 and this is one of my Top 3. Why? Here's a list in no particular order and in brainstorm-words off the top of my head-sort of fashion: bright, rich colors, apple trees everywhere, the groom's family farm, children playing, guests at ease and a sense of joy all around. These are some of the pictures that didn't make it on the first blog of this wedding back in August 2009.

Ain't she sweet?!
Her earrings match the bouquet!

Orange Vanda orchids and Irish Bells with curly willow center

I loved the bride's rich linen color choices.

Jade Dendrobium orchids (above)

Purple Lysianthus and lime green hosta leaves

Orange Mokara orchids

Green Hydrangea from Holland

Thanks again Sarah and Jeff!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Susan and Andy married on January 9, 2010

(anyone else notice this picture of Susan, above, is in the same position as my profile pic?!)
cute coincidence.

Thank you, Susan and Andy, for inviting me to be a part of your romantic wedding day!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Vintage Bridal Fashion Show

If you like vintage then you do not want to miss this fun event at Semple Mansion on Saturday, March 27, 10:30am. There will be chances to win vintage jewelry, fresh flowers and when you purchase a ticket you receive 10% off of a dress at Andrea's Vintage Bridal. This will be a very cool runway show of many one of a kind vintage dresses, accessories and wedding bouquets (by yours truly).

Dresses are from Andrea's Vintage Bridal located in the Lynn Lake area of Minneapolis. You can visit her site to learn more about the show, just click on her link above.

Here's how to get a ticket:
Tickets are first come, first serve. Tickets are $20.00 each. To purchase, send a check to Andrea's Vintage (mailing address) at 4601 Excelsior Boulevard, Suite 333, St. Louis Park, MN 55416. Please include the names of all attenders as well a phone number where we can reach you. You may also purchase tickets in the store. Email at or call Andrea at 612-716-8006 for additional information.

Hope to see you there!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Vintage Wedding Bouquets

Playing dress up never gets old for me. I love playing it with my daughter and I love doing it for my job. My job! What a great job I have.

I collaborated on a photo shoot recently with Katrina from Studio Laguna capturing images, Andrea's Vintage Bridal gowns, Kathie's Finds as a backdrop and two models (along with 3 Great Danes who lived on site!)

The photos Katrina captured show my vintage inspired bouquets and other arrangements. One, a very opulent number and the other more natural with a keyhole stem handle and matching key boutonniere. I am so proud of the images that were captured!

Enjoy a sneak peak of the photo shoot at Studio Laguna's site. click on the blog.

More photos to come soon on this blog and on my site.