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  • February25th

    Becca & Jon were married on January 31, in the midst of the snow/ice storm. The weather created some really tricky logistical issues but despite the headaches, their flowers – especially the bouquets – turned out to be one of my favorites to date. Those who know me well know that I’m a sucker for purple… always been my favorite color, even before it became trendy. So when Becca said she wanted bold purple flowers and gave me creative license I was thrilled!

    Becca’s bridal bouquet was a mix of classic white and ivory mixed with rich purple and modern chartreuse greens. She wanted texture and visual interest, which means lots of different types of flowers. Included in her bouquet were ‘Limona’ roses, hypericum berries, freesia, ‘Picasso’ calla lilies, cymbidium orchids, spray roses, hydrangea, stock, blackberries and loops of lily grass.

    For the bridesmaid bouquets, we went with a modern mix of the purples and greens using ‘Schwarzwalder’ and ‘Twilight’ calla lilies, dark purple tulips, ‘Limona’ roses, cymbidium orchids, hypericum berries and lily grass.

    For her cake, Becca chose to have her cake topper be her toss bouquet. I love this simple way of “repurposing” flowers. The calla lilies and freesia were loosely gathered and tied with satin ribbon that draped down the side of the cake.

    Special shout out to Bob with White Photography – thanks for sharing these beautiful photos. Check out his blog (here) to see more of Becca and Jon’s wedding.

  • February24th

    Thanks to Pottinger Photography, I have a few photos to share of the table I worked on with Jen Pritchard, of Your Wedding by Jen, for the Dress to Remember event held at the Contemporary Arts Center. We went for a distinctly edgy look for the table taking into account our own personal style, the venue (CAC) and the theme of “Urban Chic”. Love it or leave it, there was no doubt our table had a personality all it’s own!

    Jen picked out the super cool gunmetal-gray fringed pin tuck linens which brought on this tattoo/rock ‘n roll theme that we kind of just jumped on. She then added hammered metal and glossy black accents with the chargers, plates, goblets, votive holders, etc. The super cute menu cards (courtesy of AMO-ink) really helped to tie in a lot of the details. I used clusters of burgundy red flowers to mimic the red heart on the menu cards. The tall branchy center vase echoes the rays extending from the heart on the menus with pearls and satin strewn about adding an air of something sassy. The medium height vases were corset wrapped in black satin and the high and low vases were tied with galvanized wire (kind of like broken guitar strings!). The flowers were then brought low to the table by placing individual blooms in mixed height black taper candle holders placed in between clusters of candles (albeit fake ones since the CAC doesn’t allow for real ones, but Jen had her clever hat on and covered the plastic LED candles with black clay so they didn’t look so awful!)

  • February18th

    Carrie and Ryan chose an aptly themed winter wedding, especially given that the weather got to a frigid -8 degrees in Cincinnati that weekend! (…posing some very challenging logistic problems given that flowers and ice don’t mix well. Thanks, Anne & Jodi, for all your help and keeping me sane!)

    Special thanks to April with Bluebird Photography for these stunning photos. Carrie has an amazing smile and witty sense of humor. Ryan is charming and playful. I just love how April was able to bring their personalities to life in their photos! Check out the slideshow on April’s blog to see what I mean. I especially love how dreamy the photos are that were taken at the Cincinnati Hilton Netherland Plaza hotel and the Contemporary Art Museum downtown.

    Carrie chose a richly textured all white bouquet including hydrangea, peonies, roses, ranunculus, tulips and touches of silver dusty miller. The bridesmaids carried pale blue hydrangea with roses, ranunculus and tulips.

    Carrie’s team of vendors include:
    Photographer: Bluebird Photography
    Makeup: Nancy with Brideface (insert my shameless plug for Nancy and her amazing talent with the makeup brushes)
    Day of Coordination: Kristen Kloth with Tres Chic