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  • October23rd

    I seem to remember the weather being equally rainy and gloomy on this day in 2004. But we weren’t about to let the day be anything less than amazing just because of a little (okay a lot) of rain. Besides, it’s good luck, right?!

    5 years ago today I married my best friend. A man who loves me and supports me better than anyone in the world ever could… even when I’m tough to love.

    Seems like everything around us has grown so much in the last 5 years… our family, our careers, our dreams, our worries, our goals, our patience, our tolerance, but mostly our respect and love for one another.

    What a crazy ride, Ray… wouldn’t dream of it being any different. Thanks for loving me, picking me up when I fall, pushing me to dream bigger and teaching me what it means to be a partner.


    photos by Steve Lyons

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  • September29th

    so… been really behind on blogging, I know! This summer has been an absolute riot and we had so much fun with all our couples. The photos are starting to roll in and I have lots to share. Here’s a look at a few of our June couples (July and August are coming next!):

    Sarah & Jim 6.20.09
    Now here’s a girl who knew what she wanted! Sarah wanted a black and white wedding with pops of big personality. She got that and then some! Peacock feathers accented everything from her dress, the boutonnieres, ceremony decor and centerpieces.
    Sarah wanted… no HAD to have white anemones with black centers. Like I feared it would’ve ruined her day if she couldn’t have them. So seeing as how I’m always out to ensure that I do my part to make a happy bride I went on a mission.
    Anemones aren’t just ‘kind-of’ out of season in June… they’re impossible. I tried every hemisphere on the globe to no avail. So with her options of other white and black flowers not measuring up on the sass-factor, we decided to go with silks to keep her original vision in mind. I had nightmares of cheap plastic flowers and went to the ends of the interwebz to find a high quality, life-like silk at a price point that wouldn’t break the bank. I think the final product turned out just as pretty as that infamous bouquet off Martha Stewart. Take a look…
    Photography: Daphne Photo Studio, see more of this wedding {here}
    Whitney & Nick 6.26.09

    Whitney was one of my first clients. We met what seems like an eternity prior to her actual wedding. Love her, love her mother, love how much Nick just loves her and her crazy ideas.

    The theme was red carpet-vintage hollywood using red, white and gold. Whitney pulled it off and then some. Her venue, her dress (props to Mr. Tony King for pushing the elbow length gloves to go with the dress… really completed the look!!), every detail reflected this theme and it all came together beautifully.

    Whitney’s bouquet was an all white mix of peonies, irises, gardenias and cymbidium orchids accented with ostrich feathers. Her bridesmaids carried more dramatic bouquets of burgundy peonies, Black Bacarra roses, burgundy dahlias, cymbidium orchids and black ostrich feathers. The boutonnieres incorporated complimenting cymbdium orchids and peacock feathers.

    Vendors Included:

    Photography: TM Photography


    KC & Antwan 6.26.09

    This black, red and glam wedding was chock full of fabulous! Black Magic red roses were the flower for the day showing up in the bouquets, centerpieces and petals everywhere we could stuff them. Accents included Black Bacarra roses, Shwarzwalder calla lilies, burgundy dahlias, red James Storei orchids, red dogwood branches and uhule fern curls.

    Vendors included:

    Photography: Kortnee Kate Photography, see more from this wedding {here}
    Venue: Ault Park (Ceremony) and The Phoenix (Reception)
    Coordinator: Viva Bella Events
    Lighting: Goodwin Lighting
    Baker: Incredible Endings
    Make-Up: Chenese Bean
    Videographer: 28:20 Films

  • August25th

    I love purple. It’s my very favorite color, has been since I was little. Purple can be tricky when it comes to flowers. There are many choices in the light purple, lavender family and a few choices in the deep plum, eggplant family. But for true, bold purple… you have a much smaller range of choices.

    So when Cristy said she wanted bright purples using unique textures and more uncommon varieties of orchids… I smiled and happily accepted the challenge.

    The bridal bouquet is a mix of ‘Vanda’, ‘Cattleya’ and ‘Mokara’ orchids accented with rhinestones. The bridesmaids carried a mix of purple carnations (yes… the c-word!), lisianthus, burgundy scabiosa and ‘Mokara’ orchids.

    Photography Credit: Michael Bambino
    Make-up: Chenese Bean
  • August23rd

    Beautiful bride. Beautiful details. Beautiful weather…. not so much. Kristen and Justin were married back in July on one of those Saturdays where the weather decided to be completely uncooperative. Because of an impending storm photos had to begin several hours earlier than scheduled and so there aren’t many photos of the flowers, but what we do have shows how wonderful this color palette of aqua, taupe and pink really was!

    Kristen’s bouquet was a mix of peonies, roses, freesia and hypericum berries handtied with silk dupioni fabric. The bridesmaids wore these amazing aqua and taupe dupioni silk dresses and carried complimenting bouquets of mixed pink roses and hypericum berries.

    L-O-V-E their aqua cake!!