Monthly Archives: December 2012

Rhoades-Franks Wedding


This wedding took place on one of the most beautiful days I have seen yet for an outdoor wedding! It felt amazing outside, and the soft breeze blew through the vines making it serene. Shonna wanted the wedding to be simple and not detract from the park or river, so I kept the decorations strickly red roses on the arbor…

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…. and the chair ties themselves were her aisle markers. My sister-in-law who works alongside me occasionally invented this style, so in her honor I call these sideways bows “Ashley” bows. 😉

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The clear sky made for great picture weather for the wedding party, especially with the river as the backdrop.

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The riverfront pavilion where the wedding party got ready.  They came down through the trees on the side of the stone.

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As the sun was setting and I was about to do the tear-down after the lovely afternoon wedding I wanted to grab one last picture…

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I hope you enjoyed seeing this wedding as much as I enjoyed doing it! What did you think of the simple design and red aisle runner?



Kolb-Sheridan Wedding


I know I usually only post events I do entirely, but I really enjoyed working with Britta and I want to show you how  her flowers turned out! This wedding I was only involved for the flowers and planning of the aisle markers, but I would like to show you how they turned out anyways! I have a few shots of things they did themselves I’ll show you so you get a taste of the feel.

Britta set a budget of $100 for her bouquet, 3 bridesmaids bouquets, 10 centerpieces, and petals for 3 flower girls. She was okay with silk, but to me they all had to be fresh because she deserved it! Whew! If that isn’t a tall order, I don’t know what is!


A few of the centerpieces were used as aisle markers and moved back to the tables when the wedding was over.


I used delphinium, dyed sage, carnations, and wheat for all the flowers.


The entryway greeted guests with warm sunlight, and small take home jars of jam.


They went sans the traditional on their guest book, and did a fingerprint tree. My favorite kind of guest book!



Britta was a beautiful bride who decorated her wedding with care and made it very personal.


Her groom certainly expressed his style at the wedding, as well! With the cowboy hats and boots and small touches at the wedding you could tell he took care to put his mark on their special day to make it truly theirs.


The cake had an elegant glass topper that pulled together the feel she created with her cakes colors and it’s wood slab tiered  homemade stand.

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I loved how her flowers turned out, they were just her style and certainly just her budget as I came in exactly at $100 for the flowers, jars, and my fees for creating and transporting and setting up the decor.

What do you think of the wedding? Do you like the non-traditional pairings of flowers?