Tuesday
Jun242014

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



Wednesday
Apr302014

Alix + Vince | Mile High Station, Denver

Alix + Vince's wedding was the perfect way to start 2014!  I just loved working with this bride.  Her style is sophisticated, but also playful and her approach to wedding planning was free-spirited, giving us the freedom to be creative and fun.  I love how it turned out.  We Tie the Knots, yet again, blew us away with their vision for a ceremony in the round, their fabulous linen choices, and their amazing ability to plan and design beautiful, seamless weddings.  If you haven't noticed, we LOVE working with them.

And in our opinion, there is no better time to get married than Spring...the flower choices are UNREAL.  For this one, we chose a palette of white anemones with sweet dark centers, blush o'hara roses, blush sahara roses, bluah aushwater roses, (are you seeing a theme here?), stock, hydrangea, ranunculus, blooming jasmine vine, bayleaf...ahhhh!!!

VENDOR LOVE: Planning + Design: We Tie the Knots | Floral Design: Cori Cook Floral Design | Photography: Mike Larson | Catering: Biscuits & Berries | Venue: Mile High Station | Linens: La Tavola | Cake: Sugar Bakeshop | Hair & Makeup: Fluff Bar | DJ: A Music Plus | Band: Whitewater Ramble | Getaway Car: Rolls Royce Rentals-Excursion Limos 


Monday
Apr142014

Summer Garden Soiree | Crooked Willow Farms 

This weddings rocks.  My favorite thing about it was working so closely with the bride and her very design-savvy mother.  By the end of the planning process, I felt like I had made some great new friends.  It was just one of those special ones that leaves a lasting impression and a good feeling that you can only get from working with wholesome, wonderful people like this bunch.

It was also special because we were able to take some of our very new design learnings from a recent rock-your-world-kind-of-floral-workshop we had attended, and immediately apply them to the design of this wedding with stunning results.  This would have all been exciting in and of itself, but then Brumley & Wells came on the scene and literally blew us out of the water with their gorgeous film images...It was pretty much a dream come true.  We now literally talk the ear off of anyone getting married about how amazing they are.  Because they are.

Anyway, the truth about us is that we love to design in a variety of styles.  We don't really like to pigeon-hole ourselves into one style because that can get uninteresting really fast.  We like sophisticated, high-end weddings, we like barn weddings, we looooove a farm wedding, we like urban weddings, desert weddings, and modern weddings.  But when it really comes down to it, I feel like these centerpieces and bouquets were a little extension of my true heart.  I love the natural, gardeny, whimsical shape of them and couldn't be happier with a color palette of pinks, corals, whites, yellows, and greens.  You really just can't go wrong with coral peonies, garden roses, ranunculus, scabiosa flower, jasmine vine, geranium...

Sorry about the ramble.  But come on.  This wedding rocks.  Agreed?  To hear more backstory on this wedding, check out the feauture on Style Me Pretty.

VENDOR LIST: Flowers: Cori Cook Floral Design | Photography: Brumley + Wells | Planning, Design, & Vintage Rentals: A Vintage Affair Events & Rentals | Cake: Intricate Icings | Linens: La Tavola | Venue: Crooked Willow Farms | Catering: Catering by Design | Paperwares: Paper + Ink 





Thursday
Mar272014

Purple Glamour | Editorial Shoot w/ Brumley & Wells

I am so excited to share this shoot with you today!  It marks so many milestones for us as a business and for that reason, feels special, personal, and authentic to who we are as a brand, as a company, and even as people.  

It's an exciting and daunting thing to start becoming who you want to be in this industry.  When we designed this shoot last August, we were at a turning point as a business, and this shoot (as well as a few others we are excited to show you soon!) helped us answer a lot of questions about who we are, who we want to be, and how we're going to get there...and for that, we are beyond grateful.  

While we had long-time admired and respected Brumley & Wells for their dreamy film images, we never expected we'd fall in love with them as people as much as we loved them for their work.  We had the best day designing, dreaming, and ooohing and awwing over their amazing images.  It's fun to work with people you feel like are instant family, easy to get along with, and have a vision for their business that is on a similar path as yours.  

Enjoy this lovely shoot.  The design concept was really simple:  Florals that are both glamorous and wild, a sprawling bouquet with fancy ribbon treatments, and achieving a design aesthetic in the Colorado outdoors that is both sophisticated and glamorous...Enjoy (:  To see more, check out the amazing feature by Style Unveiled.  

VENDOR LOVE: Floral Design & Styling: Cori Cook Floral Design | Photography: Brumley & Wells | Makeup: Carissa Beauty | Hair: Erin Ferris | Gown: Vera Wang | Linens: La Tavola | Chairs & Flatware: Event Rents | Venue: Chatfield Botanic Gardens