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Two incredibly down-to-earth and fun-loving people that I am honored to call friends of mine tied the knot last October on a brilliant day in Estes Park. Sarah and Nick were married at The View Restaurant at The Historic Crags Lodge and I had the privileged of creating the beautiful florals for this special event.

I have known Sarah for more than five years now, ever since she moved to Colorado in 2009. Sarah is an uber athlete – she is part of a triathlon group and she partakes in all kinds of outdoor activities. She also loves a good happy hour deal, she will dance anywhere there is music, and she will turn back after crossing the finish line of a race to run (again) the last mile with me, while pushing me to run harder then I ever would run on my own, just so I can finish strong and with an even better race time. She is one of the most genuine people I have ever met.

Nick is also incredibly active, in addition to being wonderfully personable and easy going. Sarah and Nick make a great couple. Their proposal story is probably one of the most touching and unique stories that I have ever heard. A month before Nick proposed the topic of one of the old Life Saver commercials from the 80’s came up; the one where a little boy asks the little girl to marry him and gives her a Life Saver. Afterward, Nick got a red Life Saver, put it in a ring box, and carried it around with him for a month while waiting for the right time to pop the question to Sarah. How cute is that?!?!

For her bouquet, Sarah chose a beautiful combination of sunflowers, solidago, daisy mums, billy balls, white snapdragon, Queen Anne’s lace, and Israeli ruskus. We added white Life Savers on a satin ribbon at the base of the bouquet for a sentimental and meaningful touch, as the theme of Life Savers was carried throughout the wedding. Nick’s boutonniere was made from white snapdragon, billy balls, Queen Anne’s lace, and Israeli ruskus.

Thank you to Brian of Brian Paul Mallik Photography for all the beautiful pictures. Not only did Brian do a wonderful job photographing the flowers, but but I absolutely love all the joy and emotion that he caught on camera. Happiness is so incredibly beautiful. Sarah and Nick, you both look stunning!

I am so grateful to have created the floral arrangements for this wedding, but even more-so to have been a guest. Sara and Nick, you two are the best!

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Venue: The View Restaurant at The Historic Crags Lodge

Photography: Brian Paul Mallik Photography

I am so honored to share this gorgeous wedding! With each wedding I do my artistic ability is expanded through color/flower combinations that I have not yet worked with. I have a great appreciation for new designs. While I tend to naturally be drawn to more color, the softness and beauty of neutrals can be absolutely breathtaking.

I got a call one day from a very sweet woman named Windy asking if I would be available to help with the flowers for her mom, Helen’s, upcoming wedding. Windy had previously worked in a flower shop and had originally wanted to design the floral arrangements for her mom’s big day. Windy is a mother of three young children, though, and she was also going to be bridesmaid in her mom’s wedding. After realizing that taking on the task of creating all the arrangements was going to be too much, I came on board as their florist. I am so glad I did! Not only did I get to create some incredibly gorgeous floral pieces, but I had the opportunity to work with these lovely ladies. At the same time Windy got to fully enjoy and experience her mom’s wedding. It was a win-win overall!

Helen and Danny were married at Lakewood Country Club. Helen had chosen an absolutely gorgeous off-the-shoulder ivory dress and she wanted the flowers to match in color and elegance. Her bridal bouquet was created from chloe calla lilies, sahara roses, carmel antike garden roses, white ranunculus, and lily of the valley. Three silver beaded leaf appliques were added to the base of her bouquet on top of the ivory chiffon wrap, which matched almost perfectly to the detailing on her dress. Windy carried a smaller version of Helen’s bouquet, and Windy’s daughter carried an even smaller version. Two different arrangements were created for the table centerpieces, a plume of flowers on top of a trumpet vase and manzanita tree branches with hanging crystals and votives. The reception room, with the chair covers, the beautiful linens, and all the glassware, looked stunning.

Thank you to Jodi Ellen Photography and Bernard Grant for the beautiful pictures!

This wedding was so soft and so romantic, and was, by far, one of the most elegant events I have ever seen! Helen and Danny, I wish you both the best! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be a part of your special day and for trusting me to create gorgeous florals for your special day. Congratulations!

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Venue: Lakewood Country Club

Photography: Jodi Ellen Photography and Bernard Grant

Sometimes you meet people and you click right away; the conversation flows well, you feel really comfortable around that other person, and there is an ease and familiarity, even if it’s the first time you’ve actually met. This is how I felt with Chris and Sara – like we were old friends.

I had worked on a beautiful wedding a few months back with Chris of Chris Loring Photography, but only had the opportunity to talk to her second shooter. Chris said she was there when I handed the bride her bouquet, but since all my attention was focused on the bride and the nerve-wracking moment of handing over her bridal bouquet, I have no memory of anything else. A bridal bouquet is never just a bunch of flowers – it is a personal expression of my love, creativity, attention, thought, and care, all wrapped together in a beautiful ribbon. This time is was pink satin.

When Chris and I met up for coffee to learn more about each others’ businesses, I knew this was a top-notch Photographer. Her work is incredible and Chris is full of passion, knowledge, and energy! I enjoyed talking with Chris so much that it was hard to leave the coffee shop at closing time. Chris mentioned that she wanted to do a winter styled shoot and I said I would be interested in collaborating. I met Sara of Sara Brown Weddings shortly after. Sara is incredibly likeable and genuine, and she has a keen eye for design. Plus, she is extremely organized and thorough. She actually reminds me of a dear college friend of mine. I asked Sara if she was interested in collaborating on a winter styled shoot, and fortunately for us, she was. The concept of our gorgeous, mountain-based Holiday styled shoot was born soon afterwards.

Through this shoot I had the opportunity to work with other awesome wedding professionals, one of whom was the bride Chris and I had worked with earlier in the year! These amazing vendors included Goldmine Cupcakes, EYM Bridal Designs, Blue Ink Studio, Old Wood Soul, a & be bridal shop, Ultrapom, and Kari Jordan Makeup. Sara and Calvin were our beautiful models and our shoot was held at the lovely Granby Ranch in Granby, Colorado.

The densely-packed bridal bouquet was made from deep red peonies, pink roses, white ranunculus, varigated holly berry, green trachelium, red berzilia baubles, and carolina sapphire. I also added a variety of non-floral elements, including mini succulents, baby pine cones, cinnamon sticks, jingle bells, crocheted flowers, and home-made peppermint bark. There was so much texture to this bouquet! For the centerpiece I used deep red peonies, pink roses, varigated holly, carolina sapphire, white ranunculus, cotton pods, pine cones, and succulents.

Our styled shoot was a ton of fun – there was lots of chatter, laughter, and squeals of delight! We were honored to subsequently be featured in two wedding publications, COUTUREcolorado and Rocky Mountain Bride. Words cannot convey how much I loved being a part of this amazing collaboration. The process was lively and the final product was stunning. I look forward to working with all of these wonderful vendors again in the future!

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Photography: Chris Loring Photography

Coordination: Sara Brown Weddings

Venue: Granby Ranch

Stationary: Blue Ink Studio

Cupcakes: Goldmine Cupcakes

Wedding Dress: a & be bridal

Bridal Accessories: EYM Bridal Designs

Hair and Makeup: Kari Jordan Makeup

Wooden Table: Old Wood Soul

Rentals: Ultrapom

 

 

I cannot even begin to describe how excited I was when I met with Lindsay and Michael to discuss their wedding flowers and learned they would be having a Halloween-themed wedding. A Halloween wedding had been in my daydreams and was on my ‘someday’ bucket list. In my head I was already designing a styled shoot (mock wedding scene) just so I could create Halloween-inspired florals. So when Lindsay and Michael told me they would be having a Halloween-themed wedding, I was jazzed to say the least. I absolutely love out-of-the-box and unique celebrations!

Lindsay and Michael were married at the historic Grant Humphries Mansion in Denver. It is one of my favorite wedding venues in Denver and was the perfect location for Lindsay and Michael’s wedding.

For her bouquet, Lindsay chose a beautiful combination of red paris roses, chocolate dahlias, schwarzwalder calla lilies, purple lisianthus, red globe amaranth, red astilbe, monkey tails, liquid amber leaves, and pumpkin tree branch, which are little mini orange, yellow, and green ‘pumpkins’ on a stem. We also incorporated several Halloween brooches into her bridal bouquet. Lastly, as the ceremony was to begin right at sunset, we decided to add an LED light strand into Lindsay’s bouquet so it would glow. This was an idea that originally came from my mom a couple years back who had joked that I should make a bouquet light up. It ended up being a fabulous idea! Michael’s boutonniere was created from a schwarzwalder calla lily, a pumpkin tree bloom, and liquid amber leaves. The ceremony area was decorated with silk maple leaves garland, mechanical bats whose eyes glowed red, and carved out pumpkins filled with pumpkin tree branch, Chinese lanterns, and bittersweet vine, each adorned with an LED light strand.

These gorgeous pictures were taken by Teresa and her husband Woody, of Tega Photography. Teresa’s artistic style captured this Halloween-themed wedding beautifully!

Lindsay and Michael, it was so much fun to be a part of your wedding! I hope you are doing well and having a blast as a newly married couple!

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Venue: Grant Humphries Mansion

Photography: Tega Photography

 

Kalli and I met at a local coffee shop on a bright and sunny day last summer to discuss her wedding flowers. She was sweet, easy to talk to, and had a beautiful vision for her wedding. Kalli and Chris were going to be married at The Pines at Genesee, a lovely venue located in the mountains right outside of Denver.  Their wedding colors were champagne, plum, and rustic green. They wanted their wedding to be laid back, but classy, and with a touch of hipster. The green converse shoes that all the men wore were so much fun and definitely added a touch of hipster!

For her bouquet, Kalli chose a beautiful combination of carmel antike garden roses, succulents, deep purple stock, drumstick allium, misty blue, baby’s breath, and seeded eucalyptus, all wrapped together with ivory satin ribbon and ivory lace. Her bridesmaids carried simple and soft bouquets of misty blue and baby’s breath, wrapped with lace. Chris and his groomsmen wore a mini succulent boutonnieres.

The beautiful pictures were taken by a talented photographer, Teresa, of Tega Photography, whose photography has a gorgeous vintage quality to it.

Kalli and Chris – I hope 2015 is treating you well and I wish you both the best!

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Venue: The Pines at Genesee

Photography: Tega Photography