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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


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

Flirty Fleurs

Holly Heider Chapple Flowers LTD

Exquisite Designs

Petals & Hedges

Loda Floral Design

True Florette Floral Design

Courtenay Lambert Florals

Sebesta Design

Posh Floral Designs