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Lainie & Mike are Married!

March 3, 2017

Another year (and 4 months, but who’s counting…) has passed and I haven’t blogged. What can I say? Life and flowers get in the way. I’m hoping that 2017 is the year that blogging sticks. I have so many past events I want to share, that I feel like this may finally be the time. Besides, our beautiful new website is motivation! I couldn’t be happier with the bright, crisp, airy feeling of the site now.

So, let’s get to the reason for today’s post, shall we? Today I’m going WAY BACK to May 2013. I know, I know, it was almost four years ago. It’s just too pretty not to share. This was the first wedding I got to work with my wonderfully talented studio-mate Laura on! All photos in this post are courtesy of Laura Zastrow Photography. Thanks for the gorgeous images Laura!

Mike and Lainie were a gem of a couple who married at the Goodman Jewish Community Campus in Verona.

Flower girl baskets are adorable. Sweet little hands holding sweet little blooms. Lainie carried a classic white and blush hand tied bouquet. The month of May means PEONIES and these beauties smelled devine. I love this photo right after their first look. Her excitement over her bouquet radiates through her expression. Mike’s boutonniere was a simple mix of spray roses and succulents with a clean ribbon wrap.

One of the most memorable parts of the day for me was the rain. Determined for an outdoor ceremony, we waited for a break in the showers to appear. It did. But it didn’t last long!

The reception started with a cocktail hour. Linens in the softest sage green to match the maids gowns were the perfect accent to small cocktail arrangements. Our blush pink candle holders added a warm glow.

Flowers for dinner were romantic, rustic yet elegant and polished. I loved the gold candelabras and coral linens used to transform the reception space. Lush, low centerpieces adorned the round tables. Heavy gold footed bowls filled with pastel blooms made a beautiful statement. Long tables had crisp white linens with a combination of tall babies breath centerpieces and small low floral accents.

We weren’t the only ones who thought this day was gorgeous. Wisconsin Bride Magazine featured this stunner in their Spring/Summer print edition. See that feature here!

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Coelle & Chris are Married!

November 1, 2015
bright rustic bridal bouquet at Over the Vines with soft pastel background

I finally got around to organizing my photos. I simply CANNOT believe there are so many real weddings that I never blogged here. Let’s do something to rectify that, ok?

Chris & Coelle were marred over three years ago, but their wedding was one of my absolute favorites of the 2012 wedding season. I’m going to share it with you this evening! With fabulous photos by Andrea Paradowski Photography it’s no surprise this wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty!

Chris & Coelle were married in the fall but I loved that they decided to do bright shades of orange and yellow instead of a more traditional fall palette. This was our first time doing a wedding at O’Brien BarnΒ and it’s truly a lovely venue. I love a rustic Wisconsin barn wedding!

orange ranunculus boutonniere on a gray vest

bright ranunculus wrist corsage orange yellow and white

I love bouts and corsages – they are like tiny little pieces of art. Bright ranunculus pop against the gray neutrals.

rustic babies breath bucket aisle

rustic dessert buffet with bunting at Over the Vines Edgerton WI

girl carrying apple basket with wedding programs

Chris and Coelle put so much effort into the little details. A dessert table adorned with a homemade bunting? An apple basket full of programs? So cute!

bridesmaids with gray dresses and bright orange and yellow bouquets

bride and groom shadows kissing at sunset

A huge congrats to Chris and Coelle, and a big thank you to Andrea Paradowski for sharing such lovely photos with us.

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Ruins Sneak Peek

October 19, 2015
airy romantic bridal bouquet white green and peach

After we were done flowering for a wedding at Devil’s Head resort this weekend we had the pleasure of providing floral for a romantic styled shoot for the duo behind Booth PhotographicsΒ – Stephanie and Stephen. They were filming a new promo video, and we were lucky enough to see the magic happen. Here’s a little sneak peek – wait until you see how the full day unfolded!

Photography: Booth Photographics (link above)
Video: Blend IMC
Floral: Alluring Blooms
Coordination/Styling: Elevate Events
Gown: Monirose
Hair & Make Up: Alice Ezrow
Models: The Rock Agency (Josie Smith and Tim Yara)
Rentals: A La Crate
Table Settings: Sur La Table and Williams Sonoma
Cake: Yield Bakehouse

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Brides & Blooms: A May Day Basket

May 1, 2014
may day spring flower basket

Happy May Day!

Samantha at Willow & Stone Photography and I decided to postpone the April 25th Bride’s & Blooms series post to bring you this special posting today. A springy, cheerful May Day basket. Are you familiar with the tradition of May Day? It is something I truly adore.

spring flowers tulips and daffodils

May Day is special to me because I have very fond memories of making May baskets when I was little. Traditionally bonfires were lit to symbolize the coming of spring and to banish the horrible, long, cold winter nights. While these celebrations have pagan ties, today a much more secular version of May Day is observed in America & Europe. May Day in America is most often celebrated by leaving little baskets of flowers or treats at someones doorstep. After placing the basket on the doorstep, you ring the bell and run! There’s something particularly fulfilling about randomly leaving a little bit of cheer to surprise someone.

homemade may day basket filled with spring garden clippings

So, what do you think? Want to join in the tradition? Step outside, get some fresh air, pick some spring flowers from your garden, and pass the May Day love on to someone you know.