I thought it was appropriate to share, since Chicago will actually be enjoying some sunshine and warm weather this weekend. We have SO many photos to dig through and blog about. 2011 has been a truly beautiful year, and to be quite honest, 2012 is looking pretty hot as well.
Not too long ago Caleb worked with some clients on the personals for their hand fasting. The ceremony & reception were both at The Chicago Botanical Gardens, one of the most beautiful place in the Chicagoland area to visit. They could not have chosen a more perfect aesthetic to share their vows. The incredibly talented and wonderful Jennifer Kathryn just shared this beautiful images with us.
Juliette garden roses matched the florets on her gown. Jasmine & kiwi vine added an overgrown, romantic touch to the bouquet and the soft colors were nicely contrasted with a few chocolate fiddle head ferns.
Last week I was so fortunate to work with Simply Jessie on our Valentine shoot. It was an engagement session with good friends, Leanne & Gordon (I'll have photos of them tomorrow). I created a little sweetheart table filled with a trio of floral arrangements, hot chocolate, delicious goodies from Cafe Selmarie and the most adorable cross stitches from Ruggles Stitch. Complete with lace trimmings and a box full of love letters, this is one of my favorites. Incredibly easy to create something similar in your own home, it's a delightful surprise for your sweetheart on Valentine's Day.
Enjoy this Valentine inspiration, and tomorrow you'll learn more about Jessie & see how cute Leanne & Gordon are (complete with taxidermy!?).
Remember those amazing photos a few posts back from Pip and Brian's engagement session? I didn't want to ruin the surprise by giving away too many, because they were featured on Style Me Pretty. Take a peak, it's just gosh darn adorable! Jennifer Kathryn & Jaclyn Simpson took these wonderful photos at Videnovich Farms. Pip & Brian were so much fun to work with. And we also set up a mock up of some potential ideas for a weddings table. Ranunculus, garden roses, billy balls, lilac doubled tulips, smoke bush, fever few and a few additional wildflowers formed a bouquet, boutonniere and filled vintage blue vases. Lace and yellow ribbon draped across the table with yellow goblets for drinks. Blue mason jars completed the flowers with additional votive candles. The blue, yellow & white color palette is so much fun to work with. The mixture of cool and warm palettes paired with neutral white leave the atmosphere as being almost void of season. You can really used it any time of the year.
So, enjoy this post and be sure to look at the others featured at Style Me Pretty for more.
Have a wonderful and relaxing weekend and enjoy the days as summer slowly moves into autumn!
~ xo ~
I leave shortly for a cottage in Minnesota.
Heading out for a summer trip to visit Davey's family.
I think we're going to relax.
I'm hoping to finish Little, Big.
There might be some swimming.
Probably a bit of laughing.
For now, enjoy Nora's bouquet,
and I will see you next Thursday.
A day off, especially during wedding season is a
treat and a rare case. After eight years I am
increasingly unapologetic about turning my cell phone
off and not answering any email on Sundays and Mondays.
This allows for me to enjoy a glass of wine,
linguini and clams, and the time to
actually finish a book.
The two day break (which actually is usually just
one and a half days) and rest also
allow for me to sleep and once again become excited about
bouquets like this:
This dramatic bridal bouquet is filled with such
lovely texture and color.
A touch of rosemary for remembrance, lavender for fragrance and
pink garden roses for the bride's favorite color.
the palette of pale yellow, chocolate and sage.
Now there you are. Enjoy that because they're beautiful.
And now I am off to continue enjoying my Monday off.
My bestest friend ever is moving away, and
we need to catch up with a dinner, a glass of wine
and a teardrop goodbye.