Friday, November 12, 2010

Vintage Inspired Brooch Bouquet

I just got in a few new photos of a bouquet I did for our bride, Jen, last month. It was filled with her own vintage brooches, many of them family heirlooms and gifts from her (then) fiance as well as close friends and family. How cute and creative is that? Thanks to Dave from Strawberry Road for these incredible pics.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Monique and Junior

I just got in some gorgeous photos from our bride, Monique, from her May wedding to Junior at the Seven Angels Theatre. MAC Vision took these beautiful images of their day. A big thanks to Monique for sharing - you two are TOO CUTE!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

As Summer Turns to Fall...

August and September flew by with lots of amazing special events and weddings. We felt lucky to participate in creating so many beautiful weddings that were truly reflections of each individual couple. We were also so pleased to be featured on the ever-inspiring blog, Style Me Pretty, as well as in's Real Weddings. Here are a few photos of our work over the last month or two. Enjoy!

The wedding here was Jen and Kevin's at the Glastonbury Country Club. Their very personal and incredibly cool details included a vintage brooch-filled houquet, custom Chuck Taylors, feathers, and woodland elements, to name a few. SUCH nice people, too. The first images are from Strawberry Road Photography, and the last one, of their birch bark centerpieces is my own handiwork!

This one was a lovely backyard wedding of peach, orange, coral and green tones. Nathan Fried-Lipski, their photographer, was kind enough to share these images.

These are a few of Carla Ten Eyck's beautiful images of Portia and Steve's wedding at the Gershon Fox (one of our FAVORITE places to work in CT). Everything was so unique and personal! I'm also thrilled to report that this wedding and my work made it on to one of my favorites: Style Me Pretty!

This was a gift and a bit of an experiment of a style outside of my usual cofort zone. Mini white calla lilies, ornamental artichokes, calathea leaves, tulips, hydrangea and lotus pods. Fun!

Below is a tall, formal centerpiece with lots of raspberry and lime green tones from a wedding at The Rivewview in Simsbury, CT. Catherine Fiehn Photography was kind enough to share the image.

These are a few we did for various group events at the gorgeous Winvian in Morris, CT:

The first contains three tones of dahlias with date palm and seeded eucalyptus in a woven leather vase.

The next one is a classic paring of late summer's sunflowers in a simple galvanized bucket.

This one was a three part centerpiece of dark red calla lilies, tulips, artichokes and branches.

Here's a boutonniere I made and loved which picks up on the vintage/rustic trend. It's made of of spray roses, scabiosa pods, lavender waflower, seeded eucalyptus and a simple tie of burlap.

These were from a beautiful wedding at The Farmington Club. The tall curly willow tree with hanging votives set the tone as guests entered the room.

This was another Riverview event where we covered the ceremony arch in the bride's favorite blooms: hydrangea, roses, delphinium, hanging amaranthus, lisianthus and many foliages. A big thank you to Daisy Wedding Photography for these beautiful images!

I also had the pleasure of learning that a wedding we did this summer with Sixpence for Your Shoe and Bruce Plotkin is now part of's Real Weddings. Thanks, Christina and Dave for letting me share the beauty of your day with brides looking for inspiration!
Our season does not seem to be slowing down, so I'll be back worth more images from our fall and winter work soon, I hope!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Continuing Education and Some Great Wedding Work!

So lately I have been dedicating myself to learning more about my craft which has been a lot of fun and I've definitely learned a lot! A few weeks ago I attended a presentation with Chris Giftos that the Litchfield Garden Club hosted. If you have not heard of him, he's a famous and endlessly talented floral designer, who has created flowers for Jackie O., made one of Elizabeth Taylor's wedding bouquets (Richard Burton!) and was the floral designer and events coordinator for the Metropolitan Museum in NYC for decades. Wendy and I were so inspired by his designs, his use of color and also by the way he handled the flowers - he didn't even have to look and the arrangement would turn out PERFECTLY every time! These are a few photos from our exciting day.

I also recently attended a presentation on weddings in the colonial era at the Stanley Whitman House in Farmington - so interesting! If anyone is looking for historically accurate colonial flowers - I'm definitely your designer.

We've also been really busy with weddings every weekend but have worked with some really great couples with unique styles and gorgeous venues.

Rose and David were so much fun to work with! Their wedding at the Webb Barn in Wethersfield was put together with the help of Candice from Jubilee and they really attended to every detail. It was so personal and beautiful. Here are a few photos from their wonderful photographer, Stephanie Ann Photography:

Christina and Dave and their whole clan from Nebraska had an amazing wedding at their grandparent's home right on the ocean in Old Lyme, CT with a reception to follow at the Old Lyme Beach Club. Lindsay from Sixpence For Your Shoe made it all happen and it turned out to be a beautiful, seaside, windswept wedding. Here are a few photo from both my camera and those of their talented photographer, Bruce Plotkin.

Seda and Tigran had a beautiful Armenian wedding that their Armenian Church in Trumbull with a pretty and intimate reception at The Lounsbury House in Ridgefield. Their palette was blue and white. I loved working on this one - simple and elegant.

We also had the good fortune to do another fabulous wedding at the Gershon Fox Room, one of our favorite CT venues! Our bride, Portia, was fearless with her really amazing vision for black and white damask with pops of yellow. I can't wait to see some images from her photographer, the very talented Carla Ten Eyck. In the meantime, here are a couple from my camera:

And last but not least we enjoyed doing a pretty purple themed wedding at The Riverview, another venue where we love to work. Here's a photo of the bouquets, which were simple but pretty and their arch for the ceremony:

And here's something I made for my home with the leftovers (you'd think I'd tire of flowers but I never do!):

Friday, June 25, 2010

Recent Work

It's crazy busy right now with wedding season in full swing but I thought I'd take a minute to post a few photos of some recent work. -Christine