Virginia + Robin at The Pace House in Vinings

Virginia and Robin's wedding was a milk glass extravaganza!  It was fun searching flea markets for all the different sized vessels.  Virginia chose a clean, fresh white and green color palette that perfectly complimented the classic southern ambiance of The Pace  House. 

 White lilac, standard mums, stock, kalanchoe, hydrangea, and button mums combined with green buttons, super green roses, bells of ireland and bundles of fresh mint comprised her floral selection.

 Cutest cake topper - from Etsy, of course.
 Southern gents wore seersucker blue.

Photography by Addison Hill.


Decatur Courthouse wedding

In my previous post I included photos of Ashley + Drew's e-session with photography by Adam Nash

Make sure to look at those but first, check out these images of their fun wedding day in Decatur at The Old Courthouse on the Square.  I live and work in Decatur so I'm kinda partial...

Love Ashley's short "going away" dress!


Ashley + Drew, e-session

I normally do not post e-sessions on my blog because they generally don't feature flowers.  And this one definitely doesn't, but I like the photographer's work so much that here goes.  He is Adam Nash photography. 

I also like the couple, Ashley and Drew, whose wedding I will blog about next!  They are such a fun couple and Adam captured that very nicely in both the e-sesh and the wedding day...

See, aren't they good?


Carrie + Dan

Carrie and Dan were married at The Little Chapel on Emory campus with a reception at The Michael C. Carlos Museum.  It was a spectacular April spring day. 

If you are planning an April wedding it is not too late to call us!

Sweetly classic and elegant.

Carrie's bouquet was comprised of white and pink peonies, lavender lilac, blush roses, seeded eucalyptus, wax flower, ranunculus, lavender scabiosa and peach stock.

For the reception, we went a little bolder in color with the same flower combinations in gilded footed bowls.

 We included lavender, tulips, hanging amaranthus and scented geranium to add texture and fullness.

Masterpiece Catering is an excellent choice should you be in the market for a caterer.  And Jim Warren, at the Carlos Museum, is one of the best event space managers around. 

The cake was this lovely flowery confection.  One of my favorites!

Photography by Jeff Roffman Photography.


Snowpocalypse 2011

Well, Snowpocalypse 2011 was quite a treat! 

The snow fell, the hills were sledded and tons of hot chocolate was made.  (My husband has the Williams-Sonoma hot chocolate maker in which you combine milk and shaved chocolate (or chocolate morsels) and it heats, melts and swirls it all to frothy perfection.) 

Movies were watched, games were played, fires were burned and it was amazing that we were unable to go anywhere for about 4 days because of icy roads.  I headed over to the flower market on that 4th day and almost made it there fine.  As I was heading down the hill to turn into the parking lot, I began to slide.  There was already a flower shop delivery van that had slid and was stuck at an angle against another car.  That one spot on the hill was crazy icy.

Fortunately I was able to get traction down the hill and made it to a dry spot.  However, because the highways were shut down with ice, the market had very little fresh flowers. 

I am so glad I did not have a wedding this past weekend!

It is now a rainy Martin Luther King Day.  Everything should be "business as usual" tomorrow...


Happy 2011!

Hello 2011 brides!

I know you all are out there diligently searching sites for your perfect wedding vendors. January is filling up with consultations already! And it looks again like the biggest months this year will be May and October with 11/11/11 also a very popular date.

bloom is busy updating the website with photographs of all the fabulous brides and weddings we were a part of in 2010. We worked with some top notch photographers and are excited to share these images.

In fact, the image above was taken by Laura Stone of ArtStar Photography. It's of me, Cathy, the owner of bloom floral design, posing for my personal holiday card.

Please know that I did not "graffiti" a public space in the making of the card! My husband recently moved his business into a new warehouse and the kids and I had a great time "decorating" the new space.

I'll post some more shots from our fun holiday card photo shoot soon. In the meantime, know that I look forward to hearing from you and hope to work with you in 2011!