We had the pleasure of working with our dear friend Annie Ohman last month on Jodie & Michael's wedding up at Mt. Vernon Country Club in Golden, CO. We couldn't resist sharing a few pretty pics from the lovely Shannon Gray, who was so delightful to work with and sweet enough to share her talents with us! Jodie's color palette of jade and champagne called for something subtle for flowers so we went with a soft look with whites, ivories and blushes, and we were thrilled with the result! And more importantly, so were Jodie and Michael! Jodie's bouquet was so soft and feminine--it was perfect for her! We designed it with hydrangea, ranunculus, peonies, French dianthus, blush Sahara roses, and blush astilbe. The centerpieces featured the same lush mix of flowers in a sweet wooden box that fit the mountain venue perfectly. Half the tables also featured some of our lanterns. The all-hydrangea piece was part of a trio of white florals that flanked the aisle on our rustic wood pedestals. Although we love color, we have to say this "blush and bashful" color palette really won us over! We wish Jodie & Michael all the best in their new life together!
One of the joys of early summer is the appearance of poppies! These sweet and delicate blooms make a gorgeous addition to both bouquets and centerpieces. These are Icelandic poppies from our cutting garden, which also features large and showy Oriental poppies in orange and dark red. The pods from the spent Oriental poppies make great design elements too! Stay tuned for more highlights from the cutting garden over the summer months and into fall!
We love, love, love this sweetheart table we collaborated on with the endlessly talented revel&bloom for the grand opening of Trulife Studios--we think it looks like a yummy flight of sorbet! The lemon and teal go SO beautifully together and we are crazy about the chevron and the graphic plate--actually, we love ALL of revel&bloom's details here (no surprise there). Thanks for letting us get in on the fun with a few flowers, ladies! And thanks to the equally sweet Sarah Roshan for the beautiful pic!
The centerpiece featured daffodils, hydrangea, poppies, trick dianthus, scabiosa pods, poppy pods, billy balls, tulips, a touch of jasmine vine and a particularly lovely rose from our cutting garden. Yummy!
We are so thrilled to be a part of an amazing group called the Chapel Designers--these are the incredible people with whom I (Robyn) spent several days in New York on such an unbelievable trip! One of the most wonderful elements of that adventure was a design class with the incomparable Ariella Chezar, whose design specialty is a footed vessel called a compote. The Art of the Compote, Ariella's class at the Flower School of New York, was SO good and I took away so much from it. When Chapel Designer and all-around amazing businesswoman Isha Foss of Isha Foss Events suggested we do a compote post, we were thrilled to jump in! The compote has become a huge trend in design and it's incredibly versatile--from elegant and romantic garden to funky, bold color (like ours above), the compote can fit it all. Even Martha has noticed the compote's rising popularity. We are VERY proud to be part of this awesome group and to have the opportunity to show off some of THEIR gorgeous work! Check out these truly talented people:
Sometimes just one or two flowers can absolutely MAKE a design. Such was the case with this little beauty, which featured two blooms off our new Japanese peony. We'd been waiting for the opportunity to design with some of these incredible blossoms, and this piece gave us our chance! Alongside these amazing peonies, this sweet centerpiece featured scented geranium, stock, peach finesse roses, some lovely French dianthus, and a bit of gunni eucalyptus in a pretty little milk glass container. How lovely to bring the out-of-doors in...
We were delighted to get a call recently from our friend Jessica Strong at A Vintage Affair Events & Rentals about an engagement shoot for one of our mutual brides! We were thrilled to whip up this little bouquet and boutonniere for their shoot up at Evergreen Lake--we hear it involves a rowboat and we are BEYOND excited to see the real deal pics from Travis J Photography! This sweet bouquet was created with dahlia, nerine lilies (that blush pink color is delicious!!), astilbe, lamb's ear and silver brunia. This bouquet and boutonniere had so much yummy texture, and so much softness to it. We loved it, and our bride did too! She sent us SUCH a sweet email that night thanking us for the gorgeous flowers. You're most welcome, my dear!