Sometimes I sit back and play a reel in my head of all of the beautiful things that I have been able to be a part of, and I am in awe. I feel so lucky. I am so thankful to this job for introducing me to so many kind, creative people that I have been able to work with all over the world.
These photos by Erich Mcvey are from Ginny Au’s creative process workshop that took place in the South of France in the late summer of 2014. Ginny invited me to be one of the teachers at her workshop that highlights the creative process. Each of the teachers was asked to guide the attendees through their process, from beginning to end. Each morning we began with a forage on the property, and then throughout the day we worked the items that we clipped and the inspiration we found into what we created.
You can imagine the joy when you put a bunch of (mostly) Americans in the South of France, send them to a market, tell them they can have free range clipping flowers on the ground of the chateau, and stuff them full of food and drink eat night. I cherish my time spent here with these wonderful women (and Erich), all of it felt, and still feels a bit surreal as I look through these photos even a year and a half later.
Photography Erich McVey | Creative Direction Ginny Au | Prop Stylist & Creative Leader Ginny Branch | Floral Design & Creative Leader Sarah Winward | Calligraphy & Creative Leader Katie Decker Hyatt | Makeup & Hair Amy Clarke | Gown:Gossamer Vintage | Photo Scans: PhotoVision Prints
Katty and Jordan had their reception at the Philbrook Art museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma that feel like a piece of Italy plunked down in the middle of a neighborhood. It was such a beautiful setting for their celebration.
I loved the color palette for Katty and Jordan’s wedding. Muddy pinks and soft taupe, lots of soft blue, and deep burgundy accents. Ginny dyed up countless yards of soft blue ribbon for us to tie around Katty and her bridesmaids bouquets and it felt like a ribbon feast.
We covered half of the tables with garlands and flowers in burgundy tones, and made the others tables softer with muted pinks and taupes. Both tables had early fall fruit trailing down them between candles. It was a wonderful color combination, one that I think would fit in any season, I’d like to do it again!
Planning and Design: Ginny Au // Photography: Ryan Ray // Venue: Philbrook Art Museum // Papergoods: Brown Linen Design // Gown: Elie Saab // Film: Joel Serrato // Ribbon: Custom Frou Frou Chic // Catering: Palace Café // Hair and Makeup: Amy Clarke
As seen in Martha Stewart Weddings winter 2015 Honeymoon’s issue.
I absolutely loved working for Yubeteh and Dennis. Yubeteh challenged me to make her an all white rose bouquet that was round and simple. I ended up loving her bouquet, and am so grateful for those clients who challenge me to make something different than I usually do, and trust that I will come up with something beautiful.
Yubeteh and Dennis were married in beautiful Jackson Hole, with a backdrop of the Grand Teton mountains. I live near similar rocky jagged mountains at home in Utah, but I am floored by the beauty of the Tetons every time I am there.
Their ceremony took place in a tiny wooden chapel up against a lake, and their dinner and reception at the beautiful Amangani resort.
Yubeteh’s flowers were soft, feminine, and fragrant. I loved working with such sweet flowers in a space like Amangani that is more masculine and strong. We made these custom lace linens for the dinner tables, and brought several aspen trees into the dinner space to soften it for their celebration. It was such a beautiful event, thank you Yubeteh and Dennis for letting me contribute!
Planning and Design: Lyndsey Hamilton Events // Photography: Docuvitae // Floral Design & Custom Lace Linens: Sarah Winward // Venue: Amangani Resort, Jackson Hole, WY // Gown: Inbal Dror // Cake: Jackson Cake Company
As seen in Brides magazine summer 2015 issue.
For Ruxandra and Scott we brought all shades of pink and white in seasonal blooms to fill their tables and ceremony space with. Sunstone Winery is such a beautiful setting for a wedding, inside and out. The stone and weathered wood of the building were the perfect balance for Ruxandra’s ultra feminine flowers. One of my favorite details from this wedding was the escort card display we created with vintage silver trays and vining plants covering a piece of furniture at Sunstone.
I have spent the last few years teaching just as much as i’ve been doing weddings, and I really love it.
I love sharing what I love about flowers, how I work with them, and seeing that flower fire ignite in the people I am teaching. There really is nothing quite like finding your passion, and I feel so fortunate to have been able to work hard and turn mine into a career.
In person workshops are wonderful, but they are also time consuming and expensive, making them available to only a small group of people. I am so excited to announce that I have just launched a digital course! I poured myself into writing this course, and am so thankful for the huge team of people that contributed to it. Because this option is much more affordable than attending a personal workshop, and you can do it on your own time, I hope I can reach a much bigger audience with this!
Thank you to all of you for your interest in learning more about what I do!
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