Monday, November 21, 2011

Congratulations Jake and Aubre!!

Last month, I had the privilege of going to the wedding of my good friends, Jake and Aubre. As amazing as it was to witness their wedding, it was a cherry on top to be asked to design their flowers!

This was a fun wedding to do #1 because these are such great people! and #2 the style of it isn't something you see everyday. 

Aubre's bouquet consisted of hydrangea (white and green), spider mums (dyed coral), and fern curls. The stems were wrapped in lace, which went along with the vintage theme of the day. 

Jake's boutonniere was a dahlia with hypericum and a fern curl to match his bride. 

The bridesmaid's bouquets were made with spidermums and hypericum. 

The mothers and grandmothers corsage's were dahlias and stock. 

The groomsmen, dad's, and grandpa's boutonniere's were cream dahlias and hypericum. 

The reception was held at Provo Library, which was such a neat place to have it! It was definitely a diy wedding, the bride and groom's family and friends helped make the food and all the diy decorations. It looked so good! 

The centerpieces alternated with two different colored arrangements. One was white hydrangea with coral dahlias. The other was pink hydrangea with cream dahlias. They both contained hypericum and curly willow. 

The card box was such a cute diy project. The flowers that helped hold the sign was basically a mini centerpiece. It was green hydrangea, coral dahlias, and stock. 

This idea was another diy project for the bride and groom found on pinterest. Upside-down lightbulbs on little cardstock stands held little mixes of flowers that were placed around the food table. The ones pictured below have aster, dahlia, stock, babies breath, and hypericum. 

My favorite diy addition was these painted mason jars. They also had a wild flower look with dahlia, mums, stock, aster, babies breath, and queen anne's lace. 

I had such a fun time doing this wedding and working with Aubre and all her great ideas! Thanks for letting me be a part of your big day! And a big congratulations! I couldn't be more happy for you guys :) 

Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Best Day of my Life

It's been such a long time but I finally got pictures from MY wedding!! I got married on Sept. 30th to my best friend and I was able to design my whole wedding and do the flowers!

I made my bouquet and all the line flowers and the centerpieces with help from Nannette York, my old boss from Sleepy Ridge, which is, of course, where I had my reception. 

My bouquet was made of Garden roses, tulips, blue thistle, Scabiosa pods, and Queen Anne's Lace.

These were the mothers and grandmothers corsages made of tulips, stock, tweedia, and pittosporum. The father and grandfathers boutonnieres were also made with the same tulips.

We had two different centerpieces. 

One type was a wildflower look in grouped mason jars. The different flowers included orange dahlias, pink roses, orange and white spray roses, white aster, peach and white stock, bachelor buttons, queen anne's lace, blue delphinium, blue thistle, and scabiosa pods. 

The other centerpieces were groups of random glass bottles that I collected from ebay, a restaurant my sister worked at, antique stores, and even the recyclery. They also included the same flowers that were in the mason jars.

These were the favors we put together. I found a place online that sells 1 ounce jars of jam. We got blueberry and apricot flavors and made these tags to go on them. 

This was the buffet piece that Nannette put together for me. It's so beautiful! She's so amazing. You can visit her blog at Doing my own wedding was so much fun, and I had a lot of help! It definitely helped me understand better the "brides point of view". Watching it all come together was the best part. It was such a beautiful day to start out a wonderful new life :D

(Pictures courtesy of Angie Maze as well as Kelli West Photography)

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Amy and Don

Congratulations to my beautiful friend Amy and her new husband Don! I had the pleasure of doing her flowers for her reception this past week. Their colors were eggplant and sage. 

This close up of her bouquet shows all the flowers used for the wedding. The bouquet consists of white, purple, and green cymbidium, white, purple, and green roses, white, eggplant and purple throated calla lilies, lavendar and purple lisianthus, hypericum, and lily grass. 

These were the corsages for the mothers (left) and the grandmothers (right)

 Grooms boutonniere: of course more fancy than the other bouts :)

These were the boutonnieres for the grandpas (left) and dads (right)

I made this toss bouquet for Amy as a miniature of her bouquet so she didn't have to throw hers. It served double purpose as an arrangement for the book table, which was so cute!

This was the arrangement for the dessert table. Cymibidium orchids submerged in water.

I made these arch pieces for the gazebo that the family stood under for the line. The one on the right just shows one of the corners. There was a piece on each corner. 

Half of the centerpieces were tall vases with calla liles and lily grass, and black river rocks in the bottom

The other half was a fishbowl type vase with 3 orchids, lily grass, and black rocks.

The outdoor reception was so beautiful with good food, good people, and beautiful flowers :D It's so fun to be able to share what I love with my friends and be a part of their very special day. Thanks Amy and Don!

Friday, September 23, 2011


I thought I would just post this picture of a bouquet I made for my own bridals :) My fiance is in the air force so we included his hat. It was kind of a cool picture because it shows both of our professions. 

Anyways, the bouquet consists of roses, gerbera daises, queen anne's lace (dyed blue), carnations, and blueberries, and pittosporum. Picture courtesy of Kelli West Photography. I thought it turned out nicely :D

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Apples to Apples

The wedding I did last week was so cute! The colors were purple and green (obviously) but they had some pretty sweet stuff that made it a little different than most. I did all the line flowers and centerpieces. This is the grooms boutonniere that I made with a green rose and hypericum. 

Below is one of the grandmothers corsages. I used a green rose, lisianthus, and some stock blossoms. 

The mothers corsages were different than I had ever made. They were gardenias, which is a very expensive, very aromatic flower. It smells of what heaven smells like, I'm pretty sure. But they're so big that I didn't want to add anything to it. 

These were the bridesmaids bouquets. I thought they were pretty cute with green roses, lisianthus, and hypericum. 

The centerpieces were really fun to do! They were made of 3 different heights of vases. The smallest ones were hypericum, green roses, and button mums. When we ran out of hypericum berries, we used china berries, which I LOVED and wish I got a picture of :( but all of them were pretty cute.

The middle sized vase held green apples, which are always cute. I love when people use fruit in there decor and green apples are really fun. The tallest vases were purple lisianthus, and when we ran out of that we used purple stock. 

This was the last wedding I got to help with at Sleepy Ridge, besides my own. I've really enjoyed working there and I loved the people I worked with. I learned a ton and I can't wait to take that knowledge with me as I move on to big adventures. 

Monday, September 12, 2011

Circus Wedding...?

Okay, this wedding wasn't really a circus but the colors reminded me of one. The second I walked in the flower room I got so excited to see all the bright colored flowers. Different is always fun. The colors for this wedding were basically hot pink and orange and I guess the accent colors were blue and purple. I did all the line flowers. This picture is one of the bridesmaid bouquets. It consists of pink and orange roses, purple stock, and pitt. 

Below is a picture of one of the boutonnieres for the dads and grandpas. They were orange roses and blue delphinium. 

These were the wrist corsages for the mothers. It was orange roses, delphinium and stock. We glued the ribbon to it so they could tie them to their wrists. WAY more comfortable than the little elastic holders if you ask me :)

Below is one of the wrist corsages for the mothers. Pink rose, delphinium and stock. 

This was a really fun wedding to do because it was such fun colors! It's fun to get a little different sometimes and stray away from the classic color schemes. 

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Collaborative Effort

The wedding last weekend was so elegant! Most of the flowers consisted of orchids, which are beautiful flowers and a little on the expensive side...okay. A lot on the expensive side :). I was able to help with some mantle pieces, some giant urns, and the centerpieces. 

The mantle as a whole, was so beautiful and fresh. I made the arrangements below (just one pictured) by floating pink cymbidium orchids and putting a floating candle on top to add to the elegance.

There were two of these urns on either side of the doors. It consists of curly willow and cherry blossoms. 

The centerpieces were gorgeous. I was able to work on them with my boss. They were made of hydrangea, orchids and curly willow. 

I love my job at Sleepy Ridge, being able to help decorate weddings. I love being a part of making someone's special day even more special. I truly have my dream job!