Thursday
Jun112015

Behind the Scenes at CCFD w/ Amy Caroline

Floral Design is hard work.  Like physical, tiring, on-your-feet-all-day, floral-glue-stuck-to-your-hands hard work.  I once had an employee who soaked in a hot, sudsy bath after a long day of floral design and I don't blame her one bit.  So often we only show the end result of all that work, when our arrangements are perfectly placed (ahem, staged for a photo) on gorgeously coordinated linens among perfectly styled props.  So it's always fun to show what happens behind the scenes at our studio Wednesday-Saturday during wedding season.  The reality is FLOWER EXPLOSION.  Flowers everywhere and a beautifully coordinated chaos of design happening.  It really is so thrilling.  

Here's a little look into our world on a design day.  We left the bucket cleaning, wax removing, and vase prep out for asthetic reasons - ha!  Oh, and you may see a sweet little miss who happened to join us for this day.  I figured you wouldn't mind!

Thanks, Amy Caroline, for so beautifully documenting this day!!!  To see more, check out her blog and some tips on why we think flowers should be a high priority in your wedding budget (DUH!)


Monday
May252015

Tented Garden Wedding | We Tie the Knots

This wedding was from our dreams!  You wanna know why?  Because there was literally flowers everywhere.  We might be partial because we do this for a living, but whenever we're in a consultation and a bride ask us, "Should I have flowers on the bar?"  The answer is yes.  "The cocktail tables?" Yes.  "Flowers for the entry signage?" Yes. "As my escort cards?" Yes.  "In the pool?"  Yes. "on my head?" Yes. And this wedding is a perfect example of why we say YES.  This wedding rocked.  It was beautiful in everyway and florals accented every nook and cranny, making it feel so magical and dreamy.  

This is another Cori Cook Floral Design + Kerinsa + We Tie the Knots Wedding and I just gotta say, this is a dream team.  It is such a joy to work with rockstar friends.  

VENDOR LOVE: Floral Design: Cori Cook Floral Design | Photography: Kerinsa |  Planning & Design: We Tie The Knots | Paperware & Signage: Maeve & Peach | Vintage Furniture Rental: Chairished | Linens: La Tavola | Tent & Rentals: Event Rents | Stage: Design Works

Saturday
May162015

Four Seasons Wedding | Cori Cook + Kerinsa

Spring Flowers ROCK.  And what rocks even more is when we get to work with Kerinsa and she captures them this beautifully!  We always love working with Kerinsa because it's pretty much a guarantee that she will deliver image after image of floral goodness.  I just love when brides put a high value on flowers for their wedding day AND a high value on a photographer who is going to capture those amazing details so they can live on long after the wedding day.  It's always a mini tragedy in my heart when brides spend a fortune on flowers and their photographer forgets to capture them well. First world problems, I know.  

Still, are you getting my drift?  Hire Kerinsa.  She's the best.  And also just the cutest little fiery redhead you've ever met.  There's just no chance you won't love her.  And she just got a brand new website and it's the coolest!  So go check it out here!

And to see more, check out In Love in the City's feature on it here.  

VENDOR LOVE:  Floral Design: Cori Cook Floral Design | Photography: Kerinsa | Planning & Design: We Tie The Knots | Linens: La Tavola | Venue: Four Seasons, Denver




Monday
Apr272015

Crooked Willow Farms Wedding | We Tie the Knots

Film and flowers just go together.  They do!  Below is all the proof you need.  We loved working with this bride for her romantic, heartfelt wedding.  See more on Grey Likes Weddings here.  

VENDOR LOVE: Floral Design: Cori Cook Floral Design | Photography: Brumley & Wells | Planning & Design: We Tie the Knots | Chalkboard Calligraphy: Maeve & Peach | Linens: La Tavola | Venue: Crooked Willow Farms | Caterer: Occasions Catering | Rentals: Event Rents | DJ/Band: A Music Plus | Ceremony Music: Cheza Quartet | Cake: Azucar Bakery | Videography: All Digital Studios | Hotel + Guest Transportation: The Inverness Hotel