I love when I feel really connected to a wedding, and I care about every single flower that I am placing. It happens when the client is as enthusiastic about flowers as I am, and trusts me. This was one of those cases.
This wedding was took place at an Irish Stone Barn set on a grassy field overlooking lake michigan. It was an inspiring place, and the people I was working for were even more inspiring.
There was so much thought put into this wedding. The mother of the bride designed it, and even personally embroidered every napkin so that each guest could take it home as a gift from the wedding. She took us around on their family farm and showed us things that we could clip, and sent us home with a basket of vegetables from her garden. Such passion and appreciation of nature is contagious, and it pushed us to make the wedding as beautiful as we possibly could.
I love my job.
A special thanks to Kelly Lenard from Intertwine style for snapping these beautiful photos for me after we set up. A lady of multiple talents!
Guest count: 8.
I see a lot of weddings. Some are big some are small, some are really emotional, some are just big parties. This one was perfect. I had the opportunity to do flowers for this beautiful couple and their wedding, where they had just their six most important guests join them. At Sunstone Winery they had an incredibly beautiful ceremony performed by a shaman, and then they feasted on a delicious 12 course meal lit by hundred of candles lining the stone patio. It was romantic and warm and I feel lucky to have been a able to provide flowers for it.
Photos by John and Joseph Photography
Finally blogging these photos from a spring collaboration for once wed.
It is really hard to pick a favorite flower, near impossible to commit to one.
I don’t commit to one very favorite, but I’ll commit to a top 5, lilac is in there somewhere.
There is nothing quite like the scent of a lilac, I want to eat them. Next year I am committed to make some lilac syrups so that I can incorporate the flavor into my cooking, anyone have any good recipes or tricks for cooking with lilac flavor or making syrups?
Photos: Rylee Hitchner
Table styling and invitiation: Martha Hatfield
Desserts: Eat Noisette
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