Beyond the Mediterranean | Brumley & Wells + Cori Cook

This time last year, we set out to design a shoot that would show off a design style we were preferring but not being hired for as often as we would have liked.  This year and last were huge growing years for us as floral designers.  This inspiration intensified during our time at The Little Flower School, where our floral minds were BLOWN and we began dreaming of a more artistic floral design style that involved more shape, complex color palettes, and lots of great greens and fillers.  But we had to be able to show it before we could sell it.  Thankfully, we had just connected with some new film photography friends, Brumley & Wells, at a recent wedding we had done together, and they graciously agreed to photograph the shoot.  It was a dream team.  A year later, and we still sing their praises to all of our clients, because, well, they're just awesome.  

Needless to say, these photos have been burning a hole in my pocket over the last year, but completely worth the wait when we laid eyes on the awesome 8-page magazine feature of it in Utterly Engaged and another great feature on 5280 Home.  There's just something about seeing your work in print that makes your heart sing.  More on those features later!

But for now, with no further ado, enjoy this lovely shoot.  Thank you to our gorgeous models, Leah & Tricia!

VENDOR LOVE: Photography: Brumley & Wells | Floral Design & Styling: Cori Cook Floral Design | Makeup: Carissa Beauty | Hair: Erin Ferris | Venue: Chatfield Botanic Gardens 


Clean Modern Inspiration | La Boheme Events + Cori Cook

I'm so excited to share this lovely shoot today!  The inspiration behind the photoshoot was the idea of a gloomy spring day...mixing the moody and sophisticated backdrop of The Kitchen Upstairs with a cheery spring color palette of whites, greens, and yellows and using spring florals like tulips viburnum and blooming branches.  Polka dots were a subtle, running theme throughout our design, reminding us of rain droplets on a gloomy spring day.  

I love how it turned out and really the best part of putting this together was working with the sweet Bridget from La Boheme Events.  It was fun to collaborate on design ideas and find that we were always on the same page about how the design evolved!  Creativity is so much more fun when shared!  

To our delight, this one got lots of great attention!  Check it out on Snippet & Ink & Reign Magazine.

VENDOR LOVE: Photography: Ashley Sawtelle | Planning & Design: La Boheme Events | Floral Design: Cori Cook Floral Design | Venue & Food: The Kitchen Upstairs, Boulder | Hair & Makeup: Makeup by Sameera | Paperware: Prim & Pixie | Dress & Jewelry: Anna Be 


Cori Cook Floral Design + Sara Hasstedt | Denver Botanic Gardens

We can't imagine a more feminine, dreamy style of photography than the amazingness that happens behind Sara Hasstedt's camera.  I'm shouting it from the rooftops: "Hire Sara and then hire us too, and I promise we'll make your wedding beautiful!"  When she sent over these images a few weeks ago, we all squealed and danced and maybe shed a tear or two.  They have been burning a hole in my pocket ever since and I just want to share this loveliness with the world!

This wedding just confirms our ever growing love of film photography.  Film is just so dreamy and soft, so beautiful and timeless.  We feel like it's the perfect match for our style of floral design and for this gorgeous bride.  Sorry about the rant, but I can't guarentee another film-gushing conversation won't happen again in the near future.

Now about the flowers!  It is so perfectly refreshing to work with brides that TRUST us, who have a look and vibe in mind, but trust us to make the little decisions along the way to make their flowers beautiful and unique.  I love that Jessica enjoys so much texture and freedom in design.  It was an absolute blast to work with such fun flowers...king protea, blushing bride, coral peonies, garden roses, viburnum, snaps, blooming jasmine vine...just so fun.  Even though we're tired and we've been working our little fingers to the bone this season, it's days like this that I sit back and think, "I'm so blessed to get to be a part of such beauty."  So thank you Sara, and thank you Jessica for that amazing reminder!

Congrats Jessica + Matthew!

VENDOR LOVE:  Photography: Sara Hasstedt  |  Floral Design: Cori Cook Floral Design  |  Planning: As You Wish  |  Ceremony Venue: Denver Botanic Gardens 


Fresh Industrial Glam Inspiration | Kerinsa Marie Photography

I don't even know where to begin in describing this shoot.  I think as a floral designer, my greatest desire is to be able to document the work that we do.  So often in a wedding setting, this just doesn't happen.  There are often reasons outside of our control or the photographers control for not getting the detail images we all want, but my heart breaks sometimes when I think about all the beautiful work that we have put out over the years that was never beautifully photographed.  Enter Kerinsa Marie Photography.  The best detail documenter of all time.  But seriously.  When we met last year at a mutual wedding, I was literally blown away by the way she captured every last detail of the centerpieces, bouquets, boutonnieres, etc.  And she does it all in her signature timeless, heartfelt crisp photography style.  So needless to say, we are huge fans! So when she reached out to put this shoot together, we were ALL IN.

Christyn & Cammye from We Tie the Knots brought together the design and put together a great team of vendors.  Bethany of Maeve & Peach designed some of the most gorgeous hand-lettered details like menus, invitations, place cards, all adding to the romantic vibe of this shoot.  

As much as I love shoots in the mountains and in the lush Colorado landscape, it was nice for a change to have more of a polished, sophisticated, studio look for this shoot.  Without further, ado, here it is!  Hope you love it as much as we do!!!  Also, check out our feature on Style Me Pretty here.  

VENDOR LOVE: Photography: Kerinsa Marie Photography | Planning/Design: We Tie the Knots | Flowers: Cori Cook Floral Design | Calligraphy &Paperware: Maeve & Peach | Dress & Accessories: Little White Dress Shop | Ribbon: Frou Frouc Chic | Venue: Blanc | Hair & Makeup: Ashley Salt, Fluff Bar