Monday, August 24, 2009

catherine @ memorial grove

catherine wanted soft pastel colors, yellow, blues, pinks, and of course whites with some greens ... naturally. kept her bouquet really simple and elegant with pale yellow mini callas wrapped in pink satin ribbon and a pearl line, bridesmaids were budget friendly small clutches of pink monochromatic carnations. MOH was a little more special as you can see.

for decor we did half classic fat cylindar glass filled with hydrangea, lilies, football mums, stock, and roses, the other half were regular classic glass cylindar vases filled with the like. the tall buffet piece had added glads and amaranthus along with a little willow. the sing in table was the ever so popular carnation pomander a top a candle stand.

Friday, August 21, 2009

lindsey hearts peacock feathers & gardenias


LIndsey new what she wanted ... traditonal, cascading, gardenia's and peacock feathers (bleached and regular!)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

saving money with studio stems

this centerpiece was from a clients wedding a few years ago! one of my fav's. photography: rebekah westover

There are a few ways to get a deal with studio stems. As many of you know we have a $1000 minimum order policy. For brides on a budget this may seem more then they can afford, but if your getting married in the off season then your in luck (in fact if your getting married in the off season you can get deals with just about every wedding venue & vendor so you should be asking if your date is set in one of these months!) Another way to get a deal is to book one of our associates! who isnt looking for a deal these days? i got it for ya ...

so 1. book studio stems for your october, november, january, february, or march wedding and i will wave my $1000 minimum order policy and take on smaller events.

and 2. book any of these vendors in addition to your contract with studio stems and you will get a complimentary bridal sitting bouquet up to a $200 value.

pink piggy design - invitations
sugar kisses cakes
laughing gravy entertainment
david perry films
buy a dress @ alta moda
enizio - hair and makeup artistry

kayleen T photography
roze photography
jessie alexis photography
retrospect studios
dustin izatt photography
rebekah westover photography

*associates are listed in no particular order!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Kate & Rob

where: log haven
when: end of june 2009
Photography: Angie @ sweet memory garden
hair & makeup: enizio
Flowers: me of course!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

la caille {haley}

i am always tempted to wait for pro photography to post pics but with such a busy season i could get behind on the blog for sure. but you all want to see it anyway right? regardless of my rusty photography skills {or lack thereof} and then you dont mind a trip down memory lane in a better way down the road do you?

so Haley got married the last weekend of July at the fabulous La Caille. This venue has a magical feel to it. Kind of like disneyland!

Her bouquet was unique in color but traditonal in shape and flower choice {with the exception of a little bit of monkey tail for some modern flair}. Sterling & amnesia roses, dark purple mini callas, & black monkey tail. Haley was all about wedding tradition and sentimentality. We included a small sprig of IVY in her bouquet to follow an old victorian tradition to plant the ivy sprig out of the bridal bouquet to be used in the bouquets of posterity. Ivy also represents wedding bliss & eternal fidelity.

bridesmaids carried small clutches of purple mini callas with a little bit of greens and a wrap that mimicked the brides wrap in custom purple fabric and black lace as well as matched their dresses.

The ceremony was at the gazebo area out amongst the ducks, peacocks, and swans in the delightful garden atmosphere. we hung a cone basket from the center of the gazebo that was drapped with hanging green amaranthus and a fresh bouquet of hydrangea, roses, and calla lilies. small paper cones also hung from the gazebo with single sterling roses inside them. Two large arrangements sat on cabaret tables in front of the gazebo pillars in large glass bow vases filled with hydrangea, amaranthus, dendro orchids, and roses. The aisle was lined with purple petals and the chair ends adorned paper cones with more petals for a colorful wedded walk down the aisle after the ceremony.

inside the atrium for the reception each table centerpiece was a tall cylindar classic glass vase with submerged dendro orchid stems. elegant and simple. the head table had a fuller arrangement with a lace collar to match the wedding party. The cake was a simple 3 tier with purple ribbon and a few clutches of fresh flowers freelance by yours truly.

i want to thank julia for great work assisting me on this event. Jules your a valuable asset to me! thanks!