Get to Work!

I am finding it a bit difficult to stay focused since the weather is heading toward fantastic this week! I really want to go outside and lay in the grass instead of working on the laptop. I wish I could see my laptop screen while working outside in the sun...someone needs to figure that out.

So here's Stormy, my long-absent assistant, yelling at me to follow up on the leads generated by my online advertising sites.

She is such a slave driver.


Laura + Brian at the Emory Conference Center

I'm working on wedding party flowers for Damion and Graciela's ceremony this Friday night at the Emory Conference Center garden terrace.

So, naturally I thought back to my last wedding at the ECC. Courtesy of W. Scott Chester - take a look...

Laura was the sweetest thing ever.

After Brian. :)

Burgundy dahlias, antique green hydrangeas, rosemary and hypericum berries.

Flower girl carried a moss purse filled with gerbers, dahlias, rosemary and berries.

Doesn't this kid look like the mean kid in "A Christmas Story"? What a great face!

Simple boutonniere.

Stunning architectural shot.
All the best to Laura and Brian! And here's to Damion and Graciela! (they're going tropical!)


A couple more cute ideas!

One of my May brides, Virginia, just sent me a link to these absolutely adorable etsy creations she will be using at her wedding. I so love etsy!

Sweet guest book idea:

This is a fun twist on a sign-in/guest book. Everyone leaves a thumbprint and name or message amongst the branches and afterward you have a sweet keepsake family tree! Just don't forget the wipes so the ink stays on the paper and not on your guests' fingers!

Cutest Cake Topper

Similar to the nakedpeggies I posted about awhile back - but these come with handmade clothes!

I can't wait to see what Virginia's will look like!


A couple cute ideas...

I discovered these fantastic pop-up placemats while I was browsing at Star Provisions recently. They are die-cut and packaged flat so that all you have to do is pop them up when you set the table. Better yet - create your own pop-up mats to compliment your personal wedding theme, i.e. birds, butterflies, circus animals, skulls, you name it!

Or even create a larger paper table overlay and have several pop-up designs surround your table centerpiece. If you will be using white linens, adding a colorful paper background can really jazz things up!

Another cool idea of late, if you haven't seen it already, is a brooch bouquet. You can find all kinds of these vintage treasures at the local flea market/antique store and putting one of these together can be a snap. Or, call me and I can do it for you!

And to make things even more unique, have your bridesmaids wear brooches on their dresses in lieu of flowers. They can walk down the aisle on the arm of their groomsman or as is becoming popular - they can dance down the aisle! When they aren't holding flowers they can really get down!

Just trying to keep my brides "up to speed"!
If you are planning a fall wedding - call me soon because things are booking up!


Next wedding...

I'm doing flowers for this lovely couple! I'm not really, just kidding, but I do think it would be fun!

Next up is Candice and Dwayne at the Park Tavern. Marshmallow pink and mint green.


Christine and Phil

This lovely couple was married back on Halloween and I am just now getting images! It was a sweet buddhist/christian ceremony at The Solarium in Oakhurst. Here they are in front of the new Oakhurst firehouse which is located across the street from The Solarium.
(photo courtesy of D. Alan Friedman.)

There are some great halloween-"y" photos, but I'll save those 'til we get closer to that holiday. God knows it's March already so you know fall is just around the corner!



REAL sneak peek at The Not Wedding photos - from the professional

Yay! Here's a sneak peak from the professional photographer - Hollie Lytle. Awesomeness.
Lovin' my balloons, marshmallows and the motorcycle!


Not Wedding sneak peak

Well! I survived last week and have lived to tell about it! The Not Wedding was an incredible event with lots of great vendors showcasing their talents. There were four environments created by four different floral designers. Each floral designer was paired with a caterer, a stationery company and a pastry/cake baker. My partners were Talk of the Town catering, Mirabel Press and Tasty Pastry.

Our environment was Vintage Chic. Here's the first of many photos taken by yours truly. The better, professional shots will come soon.

Linens were platinum crinkle taffeta. A silver beaded charger and glass plate, paired with my mom's american fostoria dessert cup and plate, along with fostoria coffee cup/saucer completed the place setting. Glassware included vintage saucer style champagne glasses, fostoria water glasses and an Ed Hardy glass to add a bit of rock n' roll! (You'll understand this element as you see more of the environment!)

Favors doubled as place cards in the form of vintage, wall-mounted bottleopeners hung with tulle from vintage-brand soda bottles. (The bottleopeners just happen to be my husband's business - www.bottleopener.com). Perfect for groomsmen gifts, wedding favors, welcome basket items, etc.

Here's a beautiful vintage flower vase inherited from my grandmother--in-law. Filled with sweet baby pink ranunculus.

Authentic vintage candy jar filled with marshmallows with a handmade hypericum berry flower accent. This handmade flower was a design element used repeatedly throughout the environment. This one has a pink marshmallow center!

The sign-in table. Guests enter and sign in on the vintage typewriter (that actually works!). Hopefully the guests will be creative and clever making the guestbook a wonderful keepsake.

This is a terrible shot of the wonderful banners that my former client/artist - Lindsay Mahaffey Odell painted for the space. Love Sweet Love. That was an underlying theme of the space as well. My bride and groom (Betsy and David) were so adorable and they had awesome blue eyes.
That's it for today! Stay tuned for more!