Cheryl and Dave at The Mary Gay House

Cheryl is perhaps one of the coolest grandmothers I've ever met! This was her third marriage and she really wanted it to be laid back yet elegant. The ceremony and reception were at The Mary Gay House just around the corner from my studio. It is perfect for small, intimate celebrations.
Her bouquet was a pageant-style (you hold it over your arm like Miss America!) of mango calla lilies and ruffly calsenia.

This was an early October wedding so the fall color scheme was in true form. Orange asiatic lilies and mango callas topped the cake.

Cheryl's daughter was her bridesmaid and her granddaughter was her flowergirl - how sweet is that! And you can tell by the photos who had the most fun with the bridal bouquet!

Third time's a charm...isn't that what they say??? All the best to Cheryl and Dave!

Photos courtesy of Katie Parker photography.


Jess at Wahoo!

Just as I posted about how great Wahoo! is to have anything wedding-related, I received photos from Jess who was married there a couple weeks ago! She held her ceremony and reception on a Sunday afternoon in the tented area which is perfect for small, intimate gatherings.

Her bouquet was a combination of all white ranunculus, hydrangea, freesia and cushion mums along with a few stems of chocolate cosmos.

There's a tattoo parlor right next door to Wahoo...get married, get a tat all in one place!

Happily married!
Excellent photos courtesy of Photographic Expressions.


Wahoo! - Decatur Grill

Dearest brides,

If you are looking for the perfect place to have a bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, reception or even a wedding ceremony - you need to check out Wahoo!. It is a fantastic little restaurant on the edge of Decatur that has the perfect ambiance for all things wedding-related. The chef is quite talented, the staff well-trained and friendly and Pam, the owner, will bend over backwards to make your event exactly what you want. Not to mention they have a great relationship with a floral designer who is just down the street (wink wink).

Wahoo has lots of different areas for having your event - a cozy indoors, a garden room with glass partitions that can open to the outdoor patio and a large tented area with chandelier.

The landscaping surrounding the back patio and garden room is well-maintained and Pam is always adding something new to the decor.

So, I highly encourage you to check it out!

Love ya,

bloom floral design


Emily and Dunaway Gardens

I posted some images from Emily's wedding at Dunaway Gardens a while back, but those were just some that I shot myself. (see blog post 8.17.09.) Lauren Nicole of Lauren Nicole Studios sent me her professional images and here are some of my favorites:

The bridal bouquet was ivory hydrangeas, vendela roses and green-centered gerbers wrapped with a pale yellow satin ribbon and buckle adornment. You'll see more buckles in a bit...

Bridesmaids carried ivory gerbers with dark centers.

There's something so ethereal about an ivory bouquet against the voluminous fabric of the bridal gown. Emily and her gown were stunning!

You might see this one in some of bloom's advertising...

I love the headless bride/bridesmaid photo!

Emily and her mom Linda were so great to work with! They came back to me after not being happy with their original choice of florist. This mother-of-the-bride gown was stunning as well and complemented Emily's design perfectly. The color was fitting for the outdoor, earthy ambiance of Dunaway Gardens.

Highboys held a simple design of submerged hydrangea and floating candles.

Fancy gold shoes! - and the flowers look great too!!

The groom's boutonniere was a pale yellow lisianthus bloom and bud paired with a white ranunculus wrapped with tiny ivory satin ribbon.

This ring shot is absolutely one of my favorites. The tiny clover are so sweet. The gardens at Dunaway are really quite lovely - filled with some of the biggest ferns and hostas I've ever seen.
(If you'd like to see photos I took of the garden itself - see blog post 6/17/09).
Here's a note from the lady who's responsible for uncovering the beauty of the gardens:
”Dunaway Gardens has been asleep under a warm blanket of Wisteria and Ivy for many, many decades. She is awake now, and slowly beginning to stretch her limbs for all who would like to enjoy her splendor, majesty and grace.” - Jennifer Bigham

I told you there were more buckles!

Outdoor fireplace bedecked with blooms and candles.

Happily married!


Matt and Peggy at Maggianos

Matt and Peggy are tops in my book this year for having a Sunday brunch wedding at Maggianos Italian Restaurant. First of all, Sunday is off the beaten track and to have a brunch - yum! I could eat eggs and cheese every day!!
The photographers were Our Labor of Love and of course these photos are quite awesome.

Bridesmaids bouquets were green cymbidium orchids and sword fern.

Peggy has fond memories of growing up in New England surrounded by woods and ferns. Her bridal bouquet was a classic bundle of white callas and sword fern.

Matt's boutonniere was a white calla with sword fern and threaded hypericum berries.

I LOVE this cool unconventional shot of the boutonniere.

Very nice veil shot.

Now, this shot looks like it could be 1974! Timeless and classic.

Here's a good one of a happy groomsman - threaded hypericum berries, fern and all!

Doesn't this guy look like he belongs at Maggianos????? Love him.

Cute and sweet. Just like Matt and Peggy!


Cake Toppers

Aren't these the cutest things! They were featured on Daily Candy today and I had to share! They are custom painted "peggies" to top your cake. They would be adorable with a few flowers tucked around them! Find them here at etsy - www.nakedpeggies.etsy.com.


Laura and Brian

Here's some awesome preview shots of Laura and Brian's wedding at the Emory Conference Center last month. Simple and beautiful and unique. What you always get from W. Scott Chester Photography. (I stole these right off his blog - hope he doesn't get mad...)

Brian's boutonniere was a small cluster of fresh rosemary sprigs and hypericum berries.

Laura's bouquet was antique green hydrangea with burgundy dahlias and hypericum berries. Again - simple and beautiful.

Can't wait to see the rest of them!