4.6.14

Idyllic

This wedding was one of my favorite collaborations ever. Allie found me online and contacted me about a May 2014 wedding. When we met, I discovered that Allie is a successful up and coming artist with a studio in Hagerstown, MD. Also, her fiance, Mark, is studying agriculture and his dream is to be a farmer. I loved it. They would be getting married on a historic property along the Chesapeake Bay in Leonardtown where they had lived for a while after college at St. Mary's. Allie's vision was at the same time elegant and delicately rustic. Loose and garden-y but absolutely classy. I was thrilled to be working with her. I loved Allie's artistic style and could not wait to see what she came up with for me to do.

The day of the wedding came after a day of heavy downpours and it was perfect. Sunny with scudding clouds, a light breeze, not too warm but not chilly. A gorgeous day for a drive down to the Eastern shore. I wish I had gotten pictures of the church which was beautiful, but I did get a few of the reception site which was stunning.

The main house. There are multiple buildings on the property.

Love.


Bride and Groom chairs decorated with peonies and garden roses.

A flower garland on the dessert table with peonies cut from the grounds.

Stunning view from the back porch of the main house.

Table centerpieces were made of seeded eucalyptus, salal leaves, queen anne's lace, champagne garden roses, peach spray roses, thistle, white hydrangea.





The bouquets were garden roses, queen anne's lace, italian ruscus, spray roses, peonies, dusty miller and Allie's bouquet had white sweet pea and ranunculus.



Isn't Allie an absolutely stunning bride?
I was so honored to be a part of this special day.
Congratulations Mark and Allie!

20.2.14

Lovely

I always think it's cute when the groom comes to the wedding flower meeting.
Leslie and Stephen were so fun to meet and talk to about their upcoming wedding.
They are a beautiful, young, classy, confident couple and they couldn't wait for the big day.
I loved the ideas Leslie sent me for her flowers...a little bit of a wild flower look, a tiny bit rustic, but simple and elegant at the same time. Our meeting took all of 20 minutes to confirm we were on the same page. I loved how they turned out and I think Leslie did too.

Congratulations Stephen and Leslie!
I hope your life together is as beautiful as you are.


For Leslie's bouquet I used white roses, seeded and naked eucalyptus, dusty miller, and lisianthus.


The bridesmaids had smaller versions of the bride's.
I wrapped the stems with some wired burlap for a touch of romantic charm.






|photography by Shannon Lee Miller|

11.2.14

Simply Stunning

When I met with Leah, she definitely had some specific things in mind for her wedding.
The  colors were gray and a mustard-y yellow and there were certain flowers she did not prefer.
But she REALLY wanted yarrow.
I like it when a bride knows what she wants!

The bouquets that I created for Leah and her bridesmaids were a mix of white hydrangea,
white stocks, mini white callas, thistle, black pepper berries, dusty miller...
and of course the yellow yarrow.The contrast of colors and textures was so pretty!

The wedding was held at the Savage Mill and every detail was planned to perfection.
The color scheme was so right on
 - simple and elegant -
and everything (and everyone) looked gorgeous on the beautiful fall day!


Congratulations, Jorge and Leah!
I was so honored to be able to be part of your beautiful day.

|photography by Hieu Pham Photography|

31.12.13

wild beauty

I absolutely loved putting these flowers together for my friend Megan's wedding.






Megan wanted lots of greens contrasting with gorgeous garden roses and ranunculus.
Her colors were muted pinks and corals with gray and gold.
The overall effect were flowers just plucked from the garden and the fields - a little bit wild and untamed. I loved it and I think she did too.


Thank you James and Megan for allowing me to be part of your beautiful day.
I wish you ALL the happiness in the world!

gorgeous photography by Yan

14.10.13

Champagne and lace

I looooved these flowers for a wedding in June.
The bride requested something romantic and soft, especially using garden roses. Her colors were soft pink, peach and champagne. The weather was perfect for her beautiful outdoor ceremony.

The arbor where the couple said their vows.
I used pink, peach and champagne roses, jasmine vine, silver dollar eucalyptus, salal leaves and amaranthus.



The bride's bouquet was a mix of peach and pink garden roses, pink spray roses, dusty miller and jasmine vine.

I wrapped the bouquet with gold satin ribbon and cream lace.

The flowers looked beautiful with the bridesmaids dresses.


26.8.13

.adorable.

Ashley is a hairdresser and one of her clients is my good friend. Ashley was talking with my friend about her upcoming wedding to Costi and mentioned she needed a florist. My friend told her about me, I got an email that day from Ashley and we met the next day.

Costi and Ashley have the cutest story. They met on a cruise ship, thanks to Ashley's mom, where Costi was the DJ. Costi is from Romania and they hit it off and decided to keep in touch after Ashley went home. For something like two years they had a (very) long distance relationship and then Ashley went to spend a few months in Romania. They got engaged and a short time later, Costi was headed for the U.S. Because of all the red tape that acquiring the proper visas entails, it made the most sense to have a quickly planned courthouse wedding. Even though it was not a traditional wedding, Ashley wanted it to be just as special and she had thought through all the details.


The wedding colors were yellow and gray.

I used baby's breath, yellow roses, white roses and white wax flowers for Ashley's bouquet.
I wrapped it in silver ribbon and used brooches from her grandmother who has passed away as embellishments and to add some sparkle.

Ashley looked absolutely beautiful!


She surprised her parents with a corsages and boutonniere.



They are just so cute!!
I love the vintage look that Ashley had.


Congratulations Costi and Ashley!
It was an honor to be part of your wedding day.
I wish you a blessed life together.

photography by Ashley Seanez Photography

16.8.13

.soft romance.

I am so excited to post these photos from a wedding I did back in June for Andrew and Emily.
I knew from the moment I read Emily's first email to me that I wanted to work with her. Her writing was exuberant and joyful ... and made me think of gardens and poetry.
Meeting with she and Andrew in person, my suspicions were confirmed: Emily is a beautiful girl on the outside, but her beautiful, gracious spirit spills out and touches everyone around her making her even more lovely.  I wanted to create flowers for Emily that were a reflection of her spirit and she wanted a romantic, garden wedding that honored her family and friends.
She gave me lace from her mother's wedding dress and a locket that was her grandmother's to use on her bouquet. She had 7 bridesmaids, 4 flower girls, 2 ring bearers and a house party of 6 close friends. There are a lot of special people in Emily's life.

I could go on, but here are some of the gorgeous photos all by Katie Stoops Photography.
The wedding coordinators were A. Dominick Events,
 the church was All Saints Church in Chevy Chase and the reception was at Old Anglers Inn.

Congratulations Andrew and Emily!
It was an honor to be part of this beautiful day.