Stephanie and Trevor were married this March at the charmingly eclectic Loring Pasta Bar with the reception following at the Varsity Theater. This couple wanted the flowers to reflect the unique richness of the venues. When picking the colors for her flowers, Stephanie realized her inspiration came from her kitchen! I based the flower vision off of the rich reds, purples and oranges that adorned her kitchen walls and the offbeat venues. I knew I had to create something special for this unique couple! I have to give a special thanks to Stephanie’s mom Sue who worked hard to plan a big part of the flowers for her daughter’s day since the couple were planning from out of state.
Special thanks to Spencer Combs for the beautiful images!
I had the opportunity to work with some really wonderful vendors last summer to do a photo shoot at the historic St. James Hotel in Red Wing. Kari Warwick owner of Bliss Wedding and Event Planning pulled together all the details to make this vintage photo shoot absolutely stunning! Take a peek!
Planner: Bliss Wedding and Event Planning Photographer: Bellagalla
Hotel: St. James Hotel Bridal Gown & Accessories: Posh Bridal Coture
Tux: Savvi Formalwear Hair & Makeup: Meghan Lee Artistry
Ahh yes… it’s that time of year again when we start seeing the glittery red hearts, luscious chocolate candies, and cute romantic greeting cards in the stores. You guessed it… Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!! I haven’t yet firmed up my plans for the actual day, but in the days ahead I will be busy putting together a very romantic Valentine weekend wedding with Kirsten Fischer of Fabyoulous Event Design and lots of lovely floral arrangements for a few lucky souls! Remember to tell those you love how dear they are to you, I don’t seem to say it enough and I wish I did! So cuddle up to your loved one, light some candles and really enjoy the time that you have with them. Take some inspiration from a lovely red romantic wedding I did in 2010 for bride Heather and her Groom Dan. Enjoy and Smooches!!
Day of coordination for Heather and Dan’s wedding was done by Kirsten Fischer from Fabyoulous Event Design and the photos were compliments of Spencer Combs Photography.
Tomorrow is New Year’s Eve and 2010 will be drawing to a close…. It’s been a wonderful year and I can’t wait to see what 2011 brings. With the start of every new year I have good intentions of breaking old habits and starting new resolutions and this year is no different! My one big resolution for 2011 is to maintain this blog better. Of course I risk of failing miserably by telling all of you my resolution, but I am hoping that will keep me motivated and excited to bring you new blogs and pictures of my work. I also want to hear from you! Tell me what you want to read about, what interests you! Thank you already for some of the great ideas and feedback I have gotten. There will be a lot to write about in the coming months, so stay tuned!!
I’ll kick off the new year by sharing a few favorites weddings I did in 2010 that I hope you will enjoy! Happy New Year!
Image provided by Spencer Combs Photography
Image provided by Clewell Photography
This year has been another great year for “I Do” Flowers. We’ve been through a lot of change, the biggest being that we moved into a new house and moved the business onsite. I want to thank you all for your love and support. Thank you to my friends, family, vendors and all of my clients. I could not have had a successful year without all of you! So without further ado, enjoy some photos of some cute whimsical centerpieces from a holiday event a few weeks ago, and a Christmas greeting from “I Do” Flowers mascot…. Yoda.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Silver Ting-ting, red roses, red celosia and crystal dusted brunia berries
White spider mums, red roses, silver ting-ting, crystal dusted hypericum berries and purple thistle
Red celosia, green trick dianthus, red roses, red ting-ting, and crystal dusted brunia berries
Red roses, green tick dianthus, white spider mums, red ting-ting, and crystal dusted hypericum berries
Jamie and Dan were married October 9th in St. Louis Park at the Marriott. When I first met this couple, I knew they were going to be really fun to work with. Jamie knew that she wanted a palette of rich red flowers for both her bouquet and her bridesmaids bouquets.
Her bridesmaids dresses, which were a beautiful shade of sage green would be complimented nicely by the rich red flowers. Jamie was using lots of candles and different shades of red flowers to create a really romantic feel for her ceremony and reception. The flowers she chose for her bouquets were red dahlias, red carnations, red ‘Freedom’ roses, red ‘Peter Pan’ spray roses, red ranunculus, and fern coils.
Jamie chose two different styles of centerpieces to add interest and depth to the ceremony and reception site. The taller centerpieces, which doubled as decor at the ceremony, were tall cylinder vases filled with curly willow and edged in rich red roses and carnations. These centerpieces were also surrounded by a carpet of red rose petals and votive candles.
The shorter centerpieces were a cluster of different cylinder vases each containing a floating candle and surrounded by a carpet of red rose petals.
Jamie had a fabulous idea for an alternative type guestbook. Rather than having a book for her guests to sign she came up with the idea of a wish tree. Each guest would write a wish for the couple on a piece of paper and hang it from the tree. This tree was constructed from manzanita branches painted gold and secured in a chocolate brown terracotta cube.
Jamie and Dan’s wedding turned out beautifully. I have to give credit to their wonderful day of wedding coordinator Kirsten from Fab.you.lous Event Design. She did a great job of setting up the ceremony and reception site and provided hundreds of candles and cylinder vases that added to the dramatic romantic feel of both rooms. Additionally, Emma Freeman was Dan and Jamie’s photographer and did a fabulous job of catching the special moments of their wedding day.