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We can't believe that a couple months back we didn't share these photos with you from a romantic wedding at Salvage One!  The ranunculus and garden roses in these designs kind of blew our minds.  Enjoy!!

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Gina & Lawrence

This has been a truly fabulous year for the peony.  I'm really excited to share with you these beautiful photographs from Nancy at David Wittig Photography .  I was so excited to hear they were shooting the wedding, it had been years since we worked together and I am a big fan!  Enjoy the flowers from Gina & Lawrence's wedding, this past April!

Gina carried a beautiful cluster of pale pink and ivory peonies with sweet pea and orchids mixed in.  It is such a delicate and romantic look!

The bridesmaid bouquet popped with a little more pink and we added in some garden roses & ranunculus.

And then they were reused on the head table, and placed into our mercury glass cylinder vases.

Her all arrangements featured bleached manzanita branches adorned with pink cymbidium orchids, placed inside larger mercury glass urns.

And the lows were plush arrangements inside footed mercury glass vases.

Hotel 71 hosted the reception in their incredible panoramic room on the 39th floor.  I just love being up in this space, the city seems so quiet and so beautiful.  We also worked with Melissa from Clementine Events.  It was our first event together and I'm looking so forward to more!  Overall the day was simply beautiful!

Congratulations so much to Gina & Lawrence!

~~~ There are even more amazing photos of their wedding from David Wittig Photography right HERE!

A touch of pink

Indie Wed.  This is the IT of the wedding shows.  We haven't fully participated in an Indie Wed showcase (we definitely plan on applying for this coming January), but Joan of Five Grain Events asked if we would create a floral piece for her table.  Her inspiration?  The 1950's.  But her table was no ordinary sock hop.  It was glamourous.  It was sweet.  It was pink and pretty.  We chose a crystal cut vase from our vintage collection (You've been seeing a trend here lately, haven't you?) and designed a soft and romantic arrangement with a little bit of whimsy.  The setting was complete with incredible paper items from Suzy at Lily Red Studio (she amazes me every time!).  Also, aside from being an incredible designer, she is a photographer and is the face behind these wonderful photos!  Thank you so much, Suzy!!

Peonies.  You all know how dear they are to me.  I'll truly never tire of looking at them.  And to see beauties like this, with August knocking on the door is special.

What an elegant escort card table!

A beautiful card designed by Suzy!  These would also look so lovely when planning a silver wedding anniversary!

I think the incorporation of the table number & centerpiece is so tasteful and well done!

I love the blush pink with the silver/grey of the dusty miller.  The sumac & scabiosa are also such great textural additions.  The snapdragons are really just plain sweet!  Side note: I think I've told you my story about digging up all the snaps in my mother's garden when I was little.  I was so excited to show them to her, not realizing she had planted them that morning.  Snaps always make me think of that.

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A special thanks to Five Grain Events for inviting me to be part of their incredible booth!  Also to Lily Red Studios for capturing such wonderful images of the blooms!  Also to Room 1520 for hosting Indie Wed!  Looking forward to seeing all the fabulous vendors in January!

A Valentine's Day Post (Part 2)

Leanne & Gordon just can't be any cuter!!

Styling this shoot was so fun because it was kept so simple.  We just wanted L & G  to glow, which clearly they did!  Add a plateful of *delicious* sweets, adorable cross stitch from our dear friend Alexia, and a taxidermy deer head, well.., nothing says Valentine's Day like that!

The flowers in those adorable vintage milk glass vases include anemones, ranunculus, peonies, garden roses and miniature artichokes.

These two cannot stop smiling!

~~~Alexia's cross stitch are just so dear!!!  We have a few available at Fleur, and she will customize them as well.  I gave Davey a trio for Christmas and they actually brought tears to his eyes!!  Which, of course, caused me to well up.

You can see even more photos on Elizabeth Anne Designs, one of my most favorite wedding blogs!!

All of these photos were taking my husband & wife team, Eric & Jessie from Simply Jessie .  I can't rave about this duo enough.  Aside from being incredibly talented photographers they are truly wonderful people and I feel beyond fortunate to call them my friends.  I love our time spent together sipping coffee or beer, planning new projects and texting cats photos back and forth.

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I first fell in love with their images when I saw this amazing Secret Wedding shoot.  It felt so personal and so full of warmth.  Their photos really draw out physical emotion from me (I can't help it, I am such a romantic!).  We've worked together on some great projects such as Susan & Robert's engagement shoot and have some really fantastic things planned for the future.  Thank you, Eric & Jessie for being so much fun to work with and such wonderful friends!!!

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Valentine's Day is under a week away.  We're going to have a lot of beautiful blooms around.

I hope you're staying warm today!!

For Your Inner Romantic (A Valentine Post Part 1)

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!?).

xoxoxox

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