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Kylie & Paul are Married!

November 20, 2012
romantic wedding portrait outdoors at barn at harvest moon pond

I’ve got a gorgeous wedding to share with you this evening! I’ve been holding onto these photos from Rob & Sam of Dutcher Photography for a couple months now. Back in August we had the pleasure of working at a B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L. new venue only 8 miles from our design studio. Gary & Renee Whirry are the owners of The Barn at Harvest Moon Pond. It’s a stunning barn with a gorgeous pond and willows perfect for outdoor ceremonies. And Gary & Renee are so accommodating!

Kylie & Paul chose this pretty new venue for their wedding. It was the perfect setting for their rustic fete. When I first met with Kylie, I was so impressed with her keen sense of style, her attention to detail and her DIY nature. I knew this wedding was going to be beautiful! From the gorgeous skeleton key embellished escort cards, to the hand embroidered ring bearers pillow, to the special message to the groom on the back of his tie – this wedding oozed charm.

escort card display vintage teal blue accentsvintage suitcase card box hand embroidered ring bearer pillowrustic lace wedding dressThis has got to be one of my favorite pre-wedding shots – no first look here! Oh, the anticipation! Holding the hand of the one you love knowing that in moments you’ll be walking down the aisle – such a lovely moment.

outdoor wedding ceremony space at barn at harvest moon pondSee, I told you – beautiful spot for an outdoor ceremony.

bride and grooms first kiss at barn at harvest moon pondKylie carried a romantic white, ivory and blush bouquet that accented her lace gown beautifully. I loved the maids stone colored dresses with cowboy boots.

rustic bridal bouquet in ivory and blushrustic bridesmaids with cowboy bootsA personalized message embroidered on the back of the grooms tie is such a sweet touch.

personalized embroidered tieWe filled dozens and dozens of aqua mason jars with very simple rustic floral to decorate the reception area. Burlap runners, potted herbs and hand painted table numbers added the perfect finishing touch.

mason jar centerpieces vintage teal ball jar centerpieces at barn at harvest moon pond rustic wood table numbers And last, but not least, the cake! A tower of vintage wood crates from A La Crate Vintage Rentals made a beautiful foundation. And the adorable bird cake toppers? Hand made by the brides mom! Add a bunch of rustic floral in aqua mason jars and you’ve got a breathtaking cake display. Oh, and don’t miss the super sweet hand stamped cake forks from Lisa Leonard.

rustic wood crate cake display bird cake topper There you have it. Congratulations Kylie & Paul. We had so much fun working on your wedding. And a huge thank you to Rob & Sam for the gorgeous photos!

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Katie & Travis are Married!

June 18, 2012
classic wedding portrait

Last week was a good week. Not only did we get to work on flowers for TWO special brides, but I also got some amazing photos of Travis & Katie’s Memorial Day weekend wedding from Lauren at Lauren Wakefield Photography!!!! Lauren is incredibly talented and her blog is fantastic. Be sure to check out her work.

Shall we get to the photos?

Katie & Travis were married in the small Village of Arlington, WI at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.

St Peters Arlington smiling bride getting ready with dress and veil groom getting ready

The groom wore a simple mini calla and spray rose boutonniere. I love the classic clean lines of this bout.

classic white boutonniere with spray rose and mini calla

This has got to be one of the best first kiss shots we’ve seen yet! Look at their smiles shining through!

bride and groom kissing wedding ceremony first kiss detail ring shot on wood

Katie carried a mix of roses and mini callas in muted shades and her maids carried simple hand tied mixed flower bouquets in lavender and ivory. I really love the way light colored bouquets contrast with dark maids dresses.

smiling bride, happy bridesmaids in purple dresses with bouquets groom and groomsmen in black suits casual picture of groom and groomsmen relaxing wedding party group photo black and white photo of bride and groom in a field

This was our first time providing floral at Kestrel Ridge in Columbus, WI. We really enjoyed the dark woodwork and gorgeous sage color throughout the venue. It’s a beautiful place to hold a reception.

Katie & Travis, it was my pleasure to create the floral for your wedding. Best wishes to a beautiful couple, inside and out!

sweet happy wedding portrait

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Ode to the Compote

May 28, 2012
rustic compote centerpiece in pastel shades in milk glass vase on vintage chair

Just before Mother’s Day, a fellow Chapel Designer Isha from Isha Foss Events suggested we all create a compote design and take over the blogging world with them on May 29th. I L.O.V.E. love compotes so I was in! They are really great vessels to design in. These footed bowls serve as a beautiful foundation to a design. I love how they add just a bit of height and lift the flowers off the table ever so slightly. I also adore that I rarely depend on floral foam since learning how to design in a compote with a floral frog or pin frog.

So, I set out to design a compote. I knew I’d incorporate one of my vintage milk glass pieces and I wanted the design to be romantic and just a tad whimsical. Ever since my trip to NYC in March I’ve been obsessed with Russian Olive foliage. Its got the prettiest silver leaves and when it’s in bloom the smell is divine. When I tried to order some from my local wholesaler I was shot down. I may or may not have snipped these pretty stems from a local parking lot.

rustic arrangement close up of yellow columbine bloom

I also included ‘quicksand’ roses, ‘white majolica’ spray roses, white veronica, pale blush clematis and yellow columbine.

pastel double clematis bloom

So there you have it. Do you love the compote as much as we do? Be sure to stop by check out the eye candy on all the other Chapel Designers blogs too:

Isha Foss Events http://www.ishafoss.com/2012/05/floral-compotes.html

Flirty Fleurs http://www.flirtyfleurs.com/?p=9609

Holly Heider Chapple Flowers LTD http://thefullbouquetblog.com/?p=20905

Exquisite Designs http://www.exqdesigns.com/blog/?p=1900

Petals & Hedges http://petalsandhedges.com/blog/?p=868

Loda Floral Design http://lodadesigns.blogspot.com/2012/05/floral-compote-design.html

True Florette Floral Design http://trueflorette.com/compote/the-compote

Courtenay Lambert Florals http://courtenaylambert.blogspot.com/2012/05/art-of-compote-goes-national.html

Sebesta Design http://sebestadesign.wordpress.com/2012/05/29/the-classic-compote-arrangement/

Posh Floral Designs http://www.poshfloral.com/blog/compote-design/