Lindsey and Brendan’s Fall Rustic Glam wedding at Eaglewood Resort was AMAZING! Thankfully Genevieve Lauren Photography was there to capture all of the glitzy autumnal glory! This wedding was like anything we’ve done before. Lindsey was a unique bride with a vision…and we hit it off immediately. We quickly realized she wanted glitter + glam but with fall tones and some purple worked into the mix. And some pumpkins…and branches…and other more “rustic” things. Could all of these ideas combine together and actually look cohesive…I certainly thought so!
The bouquet was the star of our rustic glam theme–mostly ivory blooms were accented with some Picasso callas (which are ivory with a deep purple throat) and gold seeded eucalyptus was worked throughout the bouquet and perfectly coordinated with the gold glitter-dipped succulents. It was amazing. A ruffled handle and brooch finished the rustic glam look.
The couple was awesome to work with and were really open to all of my random ideas to make things look really awesome. The tall centerpieces consisted of gold-sprayed curly willow branches, some gold-dipped seeded eucalyptus and some fluffy dark purple hydrangea with bubble votives hanging from the branches. There were 2 shorter centerpiece styles as well: one was a cylinder with a submerged orchid + coiling gold wire inside with a purple carnation orb/pomander (we reused from the ceremony pews) that was wrapped in gold bouillon wire for some more shimmer; the other was our signature “framed” centerpiece style–a gold frame filled with 3 varying height cylinders with bold orange petals and a bunch of blooms + foliage. It was the only centerpiece style that showed off some accents of orange and it was just enough for the space!
The cake was another total show-stopper! Purple Vanda orchids, gold succulents, gold seeded eucalyptus and wild gold curly willow placed perfectly around the cake made it one of the most awesome cakes we’ve ever decorated!
What a totally fun and unique wedding to be a part of! We LOVED it. We can’t wait for more fun fall weddings like this one!]]>
We loved being a part of Sarah and Nick’s Wedding at Hyatt Lodge last summer. This lovely affair was captured beautifully by EN Productions. For this wedding, tones of light pink, blush, peach, ivory and champagne were perfectly accented with touches of blue which appeared in the form of tiny blooms and in the bridesmaids’ dresses.
Our rustic natural branch arch decorated with flower and foliage clusters served as the perfect ceremony backdrop along with the beautiful lagoon behind the venue.
Full and fluffy blooms including garden roses, dahlias, hydrangea, roses, spray roses, wax flower, stock, and lisianthus were used throughout the floral designs along with some green seeded and silver dollar eucalyptus and gold-dipped seeded eucalyptus foliage accents.
This wedding was just perfection from start to finish and we really enjoyed being a part of it!]]>
So proud and happy to be featured on EquallyWed today with this stunning photoshoot we did with Kara Schultz, Blend Beauty and Windy City Dinner Fairy at Arrowhead Golf Club! It was just so dreamy!
Inspired by the timeless elegance of Old Hollywood, we used classic black, white and mixed metallics and a touch of emerald green to create a beautiful setting at Arrowhead Golf Club to celebrate Nicole and Allison’s nuptials. To enhance the beauty of the brides, the makeup was kept simple and neutral with an emphasis on the lips. The bright coral lip of Allison and the berry lip of Nicole complimented each other perfectly. Nicole’s long romantic waves were accented with a beautiful rhinestone brooch hair clip while Allison’s lovely blonde locks were tucked under and made into shorter hairstyle of soft curls accented with some white orchids bringing their timeless looks together perfectly to fit the theme. Nicole wore a stunning Marisa Bridal gown while Nicole looked chic in a custom suit by Tom James Company. The invitations featured an emerald green art deco fan motif, black and ivory stripes, gold glitter accents and a mixture of Art Deco fonts.
This motif also adorned the table numbers and wedding signage. One of our favorite details was the “Pick Your Poison” bar cart display that featured delicious Grasshopper cupcakes, vintage cigar boxes filled with chocolate cigars and candy cigarettes and a scattering of silver chocolate coins and emerald green foil-wrapped Andes mints. The flowers were just stunning—there were two totally unique bouquets designed for the brides. One of the bouquets featured garden roses, sweet pea, spray roses, ranunculus, anemones, surrounded by a collar of black plumosa foliage and feather accents. The handle was wrapped in ivory satin with a black lace overlay and ivory pearl detail. The other bouquet was equally as beautiful and featured two varieties of roses, freesia, cymbidium orchids, gold-dipped seeded eucalyptus, pearl-rhinestone accents and a cascade of phaleanopsis orchids in a gold deco bouquet holder.
The centerpieces for the reception featured three tall looks: the first was a black pilsner with monstera leaf, palmetto, dendrobium orchids, tall callas, ruscus, gold plumosa and some ivory ostrich feathers. Another look featured a clear contoured vase with fluffy mixed arrangement of ivory hydrangea, green mini hydrangea, viburnum, garden roses, roses, trachellium, and tulips. And the final style featured hydrangea, Casablanca lilies, roses, ruscus, gold-dipped seeded eucalyptus, silver plumosa, dendrobium orchids, and magnolia foliage in silver candelabras with taper candles and drop crystal bobeches. All were surrounded by mixed mercury glass and patterned gold and silver votives and placed atop beautiful damask linens in combos of gold and black and silver and black. Gold and silver chargers and chiviari chairs completed the glamorous, timeless look. We absolutely loved doing this gorgeous Art Deco-inspired Hollywood glam wedding shoot with the most beautiful (and recently married) couple!
Air plants, succulents, garden roses, rice flower, stock, nerine lilies, hydrangea, silver dollar eucalyptus, wax flower, lepto, silver sage, and king protea were all used in our display. We also made some awesome succulent favors with tiny flags for the display. Loved them!
The king protea bouquet might have stole the show. Everyone wanted to pick it up and see if it was “real” and it is very real! Look at how awesome it is!
I just had to share these amazing photos from a “fantasy table” we just did with our friends at Greenstar Paperie at Hotel Arista‘s Spring Tasting Event. Jennifer Kaye Photography did such an amazing job capturing this fabulous modern glam tablescape. The magenta, orange and metallic gold POP off of the black linens and vases. The stationery items were impeccable–and like the flowers were inspired by a bold color palette and graphic feel of Kate Spade.
We used an assortment of awesome flowers: ranunculus, protea, peonies, plumosa (sprayed black and gold), umbrella fern (sprayed gold), parrot tulips, spray roses, and garden roses.
It is always exciting to collaborate with another talented vendor who shares your vision…the end result is always something AMAZING!]]>
Let’s start with the centerpieces…they were just gorgeous! Especially the tall ones! So chic and lush! There were a total of three centerpiece styles–1) our signature champagne framed lantern style; 2) our clear pedestal bowl with fluffy flowers inside; and 3) our tall hour-glass vase with huge fluffy centerpiece with hanging bling. The cake was also a masterpiece! A mixture of flowers and bling accents were clustered on the sides of the top few tiers for a totally couture look unlike any cake we’ve decorated before.
Of course we have to talk about the bouquets too. They were fabulous. Especially Maria’s bouquet which featured peonies, garden roses, spray roses, lisianthus, dusty miller, gold-dipped seeded eucalyptus and three gold glitter-dipped succulents. It was impeccable!
I cannot stress enough how the fabulous linens, the upgraded chiavari chairs and our mercury glass votives added to the overall ambiance. Of course our flowers just knocked it out of the park! It just looked SO AMAZING!
Thanks again to Cathy and David Photographers for sharing these beautiful images with us.]]>
Loved this beautiful bouquet we made for Angela that was filled with garden roses, cymbidium orchids, hydrangea and freesia. Her girls carried bright bouquets of roses, spray roses, mini cymbidium orchids and hydrangea. Thanks to Hazelton Photography for these beautiful photos.
Last November we had the pleasure of working with Greenstar Paperie to create a gorgeous Napa-Inspired, Jewel-toned “fantasy” display at beautiful Hotel Arista. We were lucky to have Stephanie Maurie Photography there capture the beauty of the day!
The centerpiece was over-flowing with flowers and foliage and the champagne favors with custom tags were the hit of the Tasting Event that day! There was also an adorable flower girl wandering around with a floral crown and “here comes the bride” sign!
Lynda at Greenstar designed beautiful paper items with an olive-branch-like foliage motif and lovely gold touches. I added a little magnolia leaf to each placesetting and used gold chargers beneath the napkin-wrapped plates for more glamour.
My adorable little daughter modeled a dress I sewed for her, a “ring bear” and a beautiful floral crown. She’s my little muse! I loved the chair signs that Lynda designed for the chair backs and I love how the sashes I tied around the chairs made them even more chic. Mixed mercury glass and colored votives also adorned the table and mixed well with the lush flowers and foliage. I used a TON of flowers and foliages for this display including hydrangea, garden roses, garden spray roses, spray roses, regular roses, Italian and Israeli ruscus, pepperberry, snapdragon, stock, hypericum berries, pivet berry, agonis, olive branch, magnolia, Italian pittosporum, seeded euchalyptus, and hanging amaranthus.
I hope you love this design as much as we do! I can’t wait to pow-wow creatively with Lynda again in a couple weeks for Hotel Arista’s next Tasting Event!]]>
Stacy and Nick’s chic and modern glam wedding at Marriott Chicago-Naperville was just impeccable! I love these beautiful images from the wedding captured by Jennifer Kaye Photography…and I LOVED making these beautiful flowers!
Stacy was adamant that only white and purple colors show in her wedding (no green!) so we designed bouquets and centerpieces that were chic and modern with very little green in sight! I actually think the only little bit of green showing was in the mostly all-white altarpieces–the stems of the tall callas–the only green in the entire wedding…So I think we did good!!!
We love when we get to do a modern wedding as its a nice change from the vintage and garden-inspired looks we typically do. Plus, I think this wedding is proof that we are great at modern looks too!
Orchids, roses, hydrangea, callas, carnations and lisianthus were among the flowers we used for this wedding. We used 4 different orchids varieties–dendrobium, vanda, phaleanopsis and cymbidiums. Wire, bling, gems, floating candles, submersible LED lights and stacked glass were key design elements we utilized for this wedding.
Thanks again to Stacy for being such a fun bride and to Jenny for capturing such lovely photos! I think it turned out great and I know the couple loved it too which matters most of all!]]>