Thursday, August 28, 2008

Weddings: Lauren + Robert
St. Thomas Aquinas + Rosine Hall at The Dallas Arboretum

Lauren and her mother, Linda, were such a pleasure to work with. They are the type of people that we know we will be friends with forever. That kind of relationship is why we absolutely love this business.

Lauren's colors were chocolate and pink. We enjoyed making her elegant, yet fun vision come to life. We used tons of texture in her flowers and mixed shades of pink from magenta all the way to pale pink to add depth to the arrangements. We used orchids, peonies, roses, hydrangea, and some astilbe for a whimisical feel.

Thank you to Cheryl Hall for giving us these great shots:

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Trendsetters: Go for the Gold

I am starting a new section to our blog called Trendsetters! I have realized that researching wedding trends is one of my favorite things to do, and I feel like I should start sharing what I find with you. It takes me back to my favorite college class called Fashion Forecasting. We learned to research fashion trends and create trend boards, presentations, booklets...etc... So, I am getting back to my fashion roots, and creating picture boards on wedding trends. Here goes...

As I sit here browsing the latest edition of Martha Stewart Weddings and watching Michael Phelps win an enormous amount of gold medals in this month's Olympics, it kind of corresponds with a Fall 2008 wedding trend. Gold, yellow, and orange hues are so hot for end of summer/fall weddings. It's a little weird, but an amazing gold medal Olympian inspired my first Trendsetters post. Take a look:

Weddings: Sarah + Chris
The Old Red Courthouse and Museum

Sarah and Chris were great fun to work with throughout the entire planning of their wedding. They are both very creative at heart and very adventurous (they are about to move to Turkey to teach for a couple of years)! Their wedding completely reflected their personalities. The ceremony was soft and more vintage in styling, and the reception popped with bright pink and black worked into the linens and florals. We loved planning their wedding and doing the floral design.

It was all about details for them too. We created a lounge area, kept the guests entertained with video all night long, and even served a "Sex and the City" inspired pink dingo cocktail garnished with a gerber daisy.

Thanks to our friend Janelle with Engaged Studio for these pics:

Weddings: Kristin + Eddie
Preston Hollow Presbyterian + Sambuca

Eddie and Kristin threw a party for their wedding. Guests had a fabulous time dancing the night away at Sambuca to the band Special Edition. We were so thankful to be able to help Kristin plan her wedding and do the flowers. Her ideas were simple: less is more. All white flowers and simple candlelight helped create her event. A special highlight to the evening was having the Texas Boys Choir perform at the ceremony (see the last pic).

Thanks to Janelle with Engaged Studio for these pictures:

Monday, August 11, 2008

Weddings: Heather + Brian
Trammell Crow

Heather was easy to work with, and we greatly enjoyed doing her flowers. She knew exactly what she wanted when she first visited us. She had a clear cut vision, and we helped recreate that vision with a few minor design changes along the way! All in all, I think it turned out beautiful. We used ivory mini callas, green cymbidium orchids, and pink peonies accented with spray roses to create a lush summer look.

Thanks to Cristina Wisner of Wisner Photo for these great pics. We miss seeing your face Cristina :)