Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Elizabeth and Scott

Erika McCauley Photographers just sent over these beautiful photos of Elizabeth and Scott's wedding taken on July 17th, 2010. I love how the soft shell pinks mixed with strong vibrant pinks brought color to the ceremony and reception without it feeling like too much, over the top, pink. It was a beautiful day!

The bride's bouquet contained peony, English roses, dahlia and ranunculus

Each of the 19 guest tables had different arrangements.

The maid bouquets contained peony, English roses, tea roses and spray roses

We loved the flower girl's green dress, pink sash, and pink shoes (yep, they were pink too) with coordinating pink spray rose pomander. She carried it around like a football most of the morning. That is why I love dark spray roses--durable. :)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Warehouse Winery

I had the pleasure of designing some arrangements and a sample wedding bouquet for an Open House for wedding vendors at Warehouse Winery in Minneapolis. This would be a really cool location for a rehearsal dinner, wedding reception, anniversary party or any large gathering where you want to celebrate with friends in a really eclectic and comfortable setting. Give Billy a call. He is really fun to talk to and it was so fascinating to hear about his passion and process of wine making.

Rosey Protea and red viburnum berries with sedum and grasses from my garden.

Thank you to Studio Laguna for the beautiful images.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Adina and Nate

Adina and Nate were married yesterday in a church, on a beautiful summer day, followed by a reception on a boat in Hudson, WI.

This couple wanted something a little different and natural for their wedding flowers. The airy bouquets and arrangements were inspired by Adina's all over lace dress and her sweet style and personality. She was simply marvelous to work with; a real inspiration.

Purple limonium bunches tied with lace and purple ribbon welcomed guests into the church.

For the bride's bouquet I used ivory sweetheart roses, scaviosa seed pods (the round balls), purple limonium, scaviosa blooms, oregano and light purple allium from my garden. The maids bouquets had sweet smelling dark purple stock added, to stand out against the green dresses.

The mother of the bride used her own personal collection of blue mason jars for the guest tables on the boat. We used white hydrangea and purple limonium to fill the jars. Unfussy and pretty.

Thank you to Studio Laguna for the wonderful images! Beautiful!
Congratulations Adina and Nate!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Emily and Sam

Emily and Sam were married on July 31st in Red Wing, MN. Emily and Sam are captivating people. They will knock your socks off with their good looks, glowing smiles and bright wit. So I was honored when they chose me to design their flowers and to top it off, I got invited to the wedding! I have been friends with Sam's sister, Elisa, since college. They had a very intimate wedding with less than 170 people on the guest list. My husband I had a great time. We were honored to be a part of this day. I loved creating these clean lined, crisp wedding flowers. The ceremony was at the Indigo Room, and reception at the St. James Hotel, both located in downtown Red Wing. The group shots were taken at Sam's parent's historic home located just a short walk from the ceremony.

The bride carried white tulips and the maids carried all white Asiatic lilies.

The flower girls carried baskets of white rose petals and fresh mint sprigs from my garden and sprinkled them down the aisle.

I grew the wheat grass in white ceramic containers for the cocktail hour. I'm loving the dew from the watering the day before.

Thank you Studio Laguna, the "photographer du jour" for Emily and Sam, for the beautiful photos. To see more images from the wedding go to their blog link: