Wednesday, January 26, 2011

MN Bride Spring 2011 Bouquets

Thank you to MN Bride for asking me to create two small, white and airy bouquets for your spring 2011 issue! It is an honor to be on the fashion pages with these beautiful gowns. Thanks also to the stylists, Hollie Mae and AJ who are so sweet and wonderful to work with.

In the same issue, Lucas and Rachel's wedding is featured! They were my July 19, 2010 couple who were married at the Hennepin Avenue Methodist Church and reception at the McNamara. Thank you to Graddy Photography for the wonderful images of their beautiful day.

Rachel and Lucas, July 19, 2010

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Something New

Please call me for tickets to this amazing and informative fair on February 5th, 11am-2pm at the U of M Campus Club!

If you call me now, I have a limited number of free tickets available and if you mention this blog post "I want to go to the Something New Wedding Fair." I will give you two FREE tickets!
Ashley's phone #952-393-4080
If I run out of free tickets they are normally buy one for $10.00 get the second one free! Still a great deal!

Here are some reasons to come to this wedding fair rather than other fairs:
No gimics, no advertising, no swag bags or stuff you don't need. We will give you a cocktail and hores de vours and invite you to sit down and chat with one or many of the talented vendors and hear about the great topics we have chosen to help you plan your wedding. Yes, your specific wedding, not general ideas. There will be time to ask the experts your specific questions.

Hope to see you there!

Please call me directly if you have any questions or would like me to send you some tickets!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Chickens and My Garden

Last summer, Katrina of Studio Laguna came over to play with her kids. We had a great time in the August (or was it July? there are lilies blooming here) sunshine. You can see Cooper and Lyra with the chickens, Ainsley was around playing somewhere too. What do my kids like? Evelyn is usually in the sandbox and when we went inside for some cool drinks Luc entertained us with his harmonica.

These photos make me feel happy, because I know this snow will not last.

fyi: The chickens are cozy and warm inside their indoor coop, laying eggs for us each day, even in winter. Way to go girls!

Thanks to Katrina for the great photos!

(Yes, I know how lucky I am to have a friend who is an amazing photographer)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

One of my favorites

I created this bouquet 2 years ago for a wedding fair and I would love to create it again for a real bride! Any takers...?

This striking little number contains blue sea holly, picasso calla (two toned variety), white and eggplant calla, ivory china mums and fiddle head ferns (the curly Q's).

This would be a wonderful late summer, fall or winter design.

I could see the maids each carrying their own single type of flower bouquet. One has mum, one has calla, one has sea holly, etc.

Please call me, if interested, 952-393-4080
Serious inquiries only, please.
Really, don't tease me with this one.


Again, black and white flowers, think about it!

Gerbera Daisy, Panda

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Candace and Richard

There are so many reasons why I love this couple, it is hard to know where to begin. First, Richard proposed on March 14 or 3.14 also known as Pi to you math driven minds out there. (My very own husband wanted me to wear his tshirt which says "Got milk? Need Pi" on it for my delivery. I wish I would have remembered to do that!)

Second, the couple was also married on the ever-so-cool date of 1.1.11 at the McNamara Center on the U of M campus.

And third, Candace's dress is very special. It was created for her and I cannot wait to show you the professional images. She had a long version of the skirt for the ceremony and a short version for the reception afterward!

The design concept was centered around the McNamara's clean, warm lines and the use of slate colored river rock. The ceremony aisle was lined on either side with larger river rocks which led to two curly willow urns at the front. I couldn't resist giving the bride and groom a surprise gift of an engraved "C + R" stone, with "1.1.11" engraved on the opposite side. It was placed on the floor next to the front row during the ceremony at the end of the long line of other rocks.

So, what is my New Year's resolution? Learn to take better photos of my work, at least not blurry ones ;) Again, I cannot wait for the professional images and I will share them with you in the future. Happy New Year!