bloom is working on Sunday! A client is having a dinner party this evening and wanted something to complement a sage green, yellow, and red color palette.

Gorgeous Van Dyke tulips from Holland tucked amongst camellia, acuba and english ivy foliage.

Sweet little beaded dragonfly vase adornment.

I know I've posted this before, but tulips keep growing even after they are cut so these stems will lengthen and curve and become more 'wildly' natural as the days go on. I personally think this is awesome, if you don't like that look the individual stems can be pulled out, trimmed and replaced to keep the arrangement neat and tidy.

She's getting ready to burst forth and show her stuff!


King Plow - Erica and Chet

Thanks to Our Labor of Love for these fabulous photos of Erica and Chet's wedding at King Plow. Erica is a talented graphic designer and truly put her soul into all the little details. She also designed her beautiful, flowy gown.
Her colors were pale yellow and a pastel teal. My favorite part, besides the flowers (!), are the paper doves she designed and hung from the ceiling over the vow site. Simple + beautiful.
The ever popular all-ranunculus bouquet.

Carving and drilling are also part of Erica's talents. The wedding was just before Halloween.

They had a giant video screen backdrop for the dance floor. Cool idea.

The classic wedding "mop" shot - ;).
Glad to be a part of this one. All the best to Erica and Chet!


Sweet Inspiration

Yes, indeed, inspiration can come from the most unexpected of things....


Dreary, rainy Saturday

All day on the laptop, sitting by the fire - blogworld, facebookworld, twitterworld, weddingworld....been all over the place. But not really. Just here by the fire.

Just me and Stormy McCann.


"Bride's Choice Award" from WeddingWire

Here's a sweet little email I received recently:

Dear Cathy,
Congratulations! We are excited to announce that bloom floral design has been chosen to receive the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2010. This award recognizes the top 5 percent of local wedding professionals from the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service and professionalism.

The Bride’s Choice Awards™ are determined exclusively by recent newlyweds (brides and grooms) through extensive surveys and reviews, which means your past clients have spoken on our behalf and selected you to receive this honor.

And, honored, I am!


The Not Wedding - February 28th!

The Not Wedding is the coolest bridal show in town and bloom is excited to a be a part of it this year! There are lots of excellent vendors in the "cast" and this will be the show where you will get inspired for all things wedding-y!
Join the Party!
Sunday, February 28th 4-7pm
The Foundry at Puritan Mill
916 Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard
Atlanta, Georgia 30318
The show is set up to be like a mock wedding with four couples "getting married".
Surprises are in store so be sure to go to the site and purchase your tickets soon!


January Madness

I thought that January would be a time to slow down, catch up and make some changes/additions to my website and blog....but NO!

I've been busy meeting with some fantastic 2010 brides and putting together proposals for some great designs this year. If you are getting married in May - call me soon because that month books up first!

I've got a bunch of end of '09 designwork to post and I'm hoping to get that accomplished by the end of the month.

Meantime, here's a few snaps of one of my favorite couples from 2009 - The Blackwelders! (Don't they just look like fun?!)


Atlanta Occasions Magazine Winter/Spring 2010 issue

Yay! What a great way for bloom to start off 2010 - in print!
Check out the latest issue of Atlanta Occasions featuring Lindsey and Ben's September wedding at the Trolley Barn. Her bouquet is one of my all-time favorites.
Here's to 2010!