In the midst of a busy time of year, I’m reminding myself that this is a season for slowing down, being thankful, resting and reflection. I’m keeping that close to my heart and mind as the holidays near. This is my visual reminder of peace. I hope it inspires you to sit and sip on your coffee or hot cocoa a little longer this morning. Happy holidays to you and yours!
One of the greatest things about my job is working with so many talented people and becoming friends with them. I work a lot with both Austin and Amanda Gros and I was really excited for them when they got engaged! It was an honor to do the flowers and styling for their wedding, even it if was just two weeks after I gave birth to my son! There a beautiful couple inside and out and their day was nothing short of gorgeous! It was such a joy to meet and work with Erich McVey as I’ve admired his work for a long time. Thank you to Weddings Unveiled magazine for publishing our work and for Once Wed who featured it on their beautiful blog as well.
I’m taken back to this wedding when I hear the Kopecky Family Band on the radio. Their super-talented lead guy, Gabe Simon, married June last September and I was honored to be a part of it! Being from Arizona, June wanted their classic brunch wedding to pay homage to her roots, so we incorporated proteas and air plants in the centerpieces. Each guest was greeted with a personal mad libs about the couple, which was artfully drawn by my lead assistant, Holley Maher. Coffee beans were the perfect favor to compliment all the yummy breakfast foods, complete with a pancake cake! Thank you to Austin Gros for the lovely images and Snippet and Ink for featuring our work today!
Occasionally I’ll find myself drawn to an image without knowing why. This set of images just resonate with me. The details are both simple and intricate. And when paired together, they’re even more beautiful!
This fashion-influenced shoot with Michael Howard was such a fun challenge. I love editorial work as it allows me to be creative and experiment outside of my comfort zone. Sometimes it’s hard to incorporate modern pieces into an event without it feeling cold. In this shoot, I wanted to highlight a few looks that play on modern architecture and clean lines, but could also easily be worn by bridesmaids or party guests. You can see the inspiration board I did for this shoot in my post from last week.
Amanda Gros did a beautiful job highlighting these looks with sleek hair and makeup. And thank you to the ladies over at 100 Layer Cake for sharing this shoot with their readers today. Check out the full feature here!
Michael Howard, an awesome film photographer in Nashville and owner of Musea, asked me to collaborate with him on an editorial shoot. We wanted to create something fashion driven, so I put together this board, which served as the inspiration for a shoot we did this summer. I’ll be posting images from the shoot next week when it’s published on 100 Layer Cake.
Kathryn and Justin got married in a courthouse the day before they threw a party for all their friends and family. As a former culinary student, we chose design elements that incorporated Kathryn’s passion for fresh food into the centerpieces that held radishes, pomegranates and kumquats among bright flowers and lush greens. The inspiration for the event was a modern take on the farmer’s market. The festive flowers were done by Melissa of Vintage Florals and the lovely photography by Jessica Lorren.
Since I’ve shared some maternity photos and images of Sullivan’s nursery, I figured I should share a few images of Sullivan and our little family. Becoming a mother has been both the hardest and best thing of my life. These images are particularly special to me because my dear friend Jessica Lorren took them for us. I look forward to showing them to Sullivan one day!
I’ve really enjoyed designing flowers for my clients recently, especially their bridal bouquet. Flowers are such an integral part of the overall design. But more importantly, when I’m putting together a bridal bouquet, it feels like I’m making a very personal gift for my client, whom I’ve gotten to know pretty well by the time her day is here! It’s definitely become one of my favorite things, so I wanted to share one that I designed for a bride this past spring. Rylee Hitchner captured it so beautifully!