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Saturday, November 28, 2009

mark + mickelle

Mark and Mickelle were married in June and I received their photos this week. I'm excited to share them with you!
{As you may remember, I posted a few of my snapshots of the event this summer and you can see that post here}

Temple shot:
The bouquet:

Bride & Bridesmaids {heart these photos!}:
Groom & Groomsmen:

The entire bridal party:Sisters:
Bride & Groom- a fitting end to the post:Thanks for the photos!

Friday, November 27, 2009

just as i suspected

Thanks to everyone who voted in the "favorite bouquet" poll. The results are in, and they turned out just exactly as I suspected- good work! I'm looking forward to seeing these bouquets in print in the Bride Magazine that comes out in about a month.

Here are the poll results:

First Place: 19 votes (50%)
champagne indulgence
Second Place: 10 votes (26%)
fresh vibrance
Third Place: 9 votes (23%)
luscious fall Again, thanks for voting! Be sure to watch for a great wedding post very soon- I just received Mickelle's professional wedding photos and they look great! Check out this post from her wedding back in June to revisit my photos from the big day and to get a reminder & general idea of the post to come shortly!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

"my business is to create"

I'm out of town right now and will be for the remainder of the week, but I have a spare moment to post, so I thought I'd go right ahead and do it. :)

Last night I watched one of my all-time favorite movies- "P.S. I Love You." Oh how I love it! I've seen it so many times, but it never gets old. It's that good.During one of my favorite parts of the movie, Hilary Swank's character is describing her love for creativity and art and says, "My business is to create."

A woman after my own heart, I'd say! Not only is my business (literally) to create, but, like it has always said in the "about me" section of this blog, "I find so much joy in creativity, and being in the business of wedding & event floral artistry provides me with a great outlet for my passion to create."

Well, as you know, 'tis the season to be filled with gratitude, and this year I am filled to the brim. I am so grateful for the creative talents which I have been given and for my love of creativity in all its forms. I owe my gratitude to God for giving me this most wonderful gift- the desire to create!

I feel that in the spirit of being reflective & grateful, it is appropriate to share the following clip. It is always available for viewing on the sidebar of my personal blog, and it is something that I love and believe in with all my heart:

I hope that all of you have a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving. I am so grateful for you!

Have a fantastic holiday!

P.S. I Love You.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

vote, s'il vous plait

The 2010 Advertising year is quickly approaching, and I recently completed my ad design for Utah Valley Bride Magazine. I'm excited for the four upcoming 2010 issues, the first of which will debut in six weeks or so. Be sure to check them out when the time comes!

{I'm not going to reveal my actual ad yet...but look forward to it soon!}

I thought I'd at least share the magazine's photos of a few of my bouquets which will be featured in the "flowers" section of the magazine; I am having three bouquets showcased in addition to my full-page ad. Just for fun, I'm curious to see which of the three photos elicits the best response. What better way to do that than with a poll like we had last year?

Please vote for the photo you like best in the poll located in the top left-hand corner of the blog. I already know which bouquet is my favorite- but I can't wait to see what all you darlings think. Merci beaucoup!

#1: fresh vibrance

#2: luscious fall
#3: champagne indulgence

Thursday, November 12, 2009

nuptial nook- gypsophila

As a designer, there is a certain aesthetic I embody. Due to that aesthetic, I have never once used gypsophila (commonly known as baby's breath) in any of my designs- it is just not my cup of tea.

However, I'd be willing to give in and make an exception for the following designs, which, believe it or not, I actually think are quite lovely.

Gypsophila rules of thumb:

  • vast quanities
  • simple arrangements
  • on its own
Centerpieces: although this particular photo isn't geared toward wedding design per se, it showcases the fact that used on it's own and in vast quantities , gypsophila has potential to provide a sort of understated charm. {source: Martha Stewart}Bouquet: Simply, softly, delicately lovely. Of today's featured concepts, this is certainly my personal favorite. {source: Real Simple}
Decor: With blooms this small, it would take rather large quantities to amount any sort of worthwhile statement, but the result is definitely worth it. {source: The Brides Cafe}
{I thought about including a few photos of baby's breath used in the WRONG way in designs (there would be so many to choose from!), but I erred on the side of caution and decided to spare you the intense visual distress} :)

These designs go to show that used in the right way & with the right designer, even the most cliche bloom can become classy and beautiful.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

shake your tail feather

Hope and Trey were married last Thursday, and I figured that with the fact that they are ballroom dance partners along with the fact that the major design element of their wedding was feathers, a title of "shake your tail feather" would be very fitting. :)

This was Hope's bridals bouquet posted awhile back: And here are a couple shots I got of her wedding bouquet from last week (it was unfortunately all I had time to get photos of!). She wanted something asymmetrical & different, with lots of feathers and textural elements:
Loved your spunky style, Hope. And I hope that you loved everything!

Design elements: eggplant callas; thistle; smokebush; lime callas; lily grass; peacock, black, and pheasant feathers; turquoise pin & wire handle treatment; black satin ribbon.