Roses and Orchids and Lilies, Oh my!

Roses and Orchids and Lilies, Oh my!

Mina is a girly girl. She loves flowers, sparkle... and traditions. As a matter of fact, her eyes were sparkly talking about Alex when we first pulled up a chair to dig into her wedding flowers. This was a bride I could totally relate to. These are some of my favorites, as well.

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The ceremony was at The Millenium Gate, and that cool morning would be warmed up nicely with the dance party at The Georgian Terrace. Now The Georgian Terrace is full of traditions. It opened in 1911 and is simply legendary. They hosted the premiere of Gone With the Wind, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places,  have celebrated with Presidents, and rocked out with Billy Joel, Fleetwood Mac, and Springsteen. This particular wedding was one  filled with its own glamour and traditions.

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One of my favorite stories from her mom was how her aunt, who lives in a lovely building across from The Fox, would watch as brides would stroll down the sidewalk on their wedding day. This day, she would get to see Mina...and trust me she sparkled!Atlanta, you are one amazing host! The architectural details had me captivated.

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Mina was no stranger to blooms. Her background in horticulture allowed me to plant a few ideas with some special blooms and vibrant palette to layer with her pomegranate dresses. We knew there had to be some vibrant orchids, Easter lilies, Cherry Brandy roses, deep pink calla lilies, and her grandmother's favorite, gardenias. Love seeing the Easter Eve Hunt, as the flower girl prepared the way for the leading lady.Cindy at Miss Milly's loves sparkle too, and gave dimension to the tables with detailed silver and gold mercury decor.

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This groom was literally head over heels for his bride!Happy ever after, Mina + Alex. May your love continue to bloom.

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Megan + Trey, Southern Charm at The Wheeler House

Megan + Trey, Southern Charm at The Wheeler House

I love good ole' southern hospitality, I love pretty, and I absolutely love the sweetest brides. Now introduce Megan and Trey's wedding: a perfect harmony of all of those things and a handful of other favorites at the romantic Wheeler House.

Caitlin + Tyler: A Sweet Easter Wedding

Caitlin + Tyler: A Sweet Easter Wedding

We shared some of our favorite memories, stories and dreamed of creating a new memory as we couldn't wait to plan this day together. From bus rides to the beach to processions down the aisle -- this wedding was special to me from the earliest moments.

Surprise... Jennifer and Brian are MARRIED!

Surprise... Jennifer and Brian are MARRIED!

As a wedding vendor, we often get asked to participate in styled shoots. But this one, was...different. Callie Chewning Murray asked if we could transform an ordinary styled shoot to the most unordinary, real and completely surprise wedding. I told her that if it was close by, we could totally pull it off and Callie responded asking, "How about your house?" It hit close to home....and we said, YES!

Taisa +Ryan: The Dance of Marriage

Taisa +Ryan: The Dance of Marriage

Big things come in small packages. Taisa's spunky personality was so fun to work with! She is absolutely full of surprise, smiles and adventure. She would light up talking about her groom, Ryan. One night, we were going to meet to review the big day-- they had a dance lesson. Wait to you see.....The dance.

That Grace Restored

That Grace Restored

One of my joys is knowing somehow flowers can be more than mere blooms. They can help cultivate an awareness and bloom from brokenness.

Lessie + Jon: Morningside Nuptials

Lessie + Jon: Morningside Nuptials

I've had the joy of getting to know this special bride since her high school days, and now I would be privileged to hand her the bridal bouquet!! Her winter wedding had heartwarming details with heirlooms: Lessie's locket was her grandparents, the cake topper was from 1939, Jon's cufflinks were his grandfather's and even her bouquet included a family handkerchief.

The Heart of Holland Daze,  the Who, What, When, Where, and Whys

The Heart of Holland Daze, the Who, What, When, Where, and Whys

The look of Holland Daze…. So many brides ask me WHY I love what I do, here is a glimpse. First, the WHO- Brides-- Who could be more special to get to know? Brides are filled with hopeful expectation. Their eyes sparkle as much as their new engagement ring when they start talking about who else, but their MAN!

A Styled Shoot: Thinking Outside the Barn with Glam

A Styled Shoot: Thinking Outside the Barn with Glam

Since it is cold and gray outside, a little spring sunshine is due. For now, it will be reminiscing of a styled shoot we did at The Wheeler House when the sun was actually out! We pulled a palette of fresh sherbet that would melt away any gray day.

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The Wheeler House was an unending palette of beautiful textures to play with from the beautiful home details, the brick pathways, the pews, the draping, and I could go on forever. We love mixing it up and doing the unexpected. You don't have to be burlap and cotton to add some elegance!

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Love these amazing doors that create such a dramatic entrance for a bride. Miss Milly's doors and ceremony buffet really made a statement. And that statement was, WOW.

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Ashley with Shuttersweet Photography captures detail so well! Love all the contrast of the texture with the feminine sorbet palette.

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Jan and Lindsay at Adore Bridal selected a lovely gown for the beautiful bride, Katie. Josh looked pretty dapper himself suited with his Modern Gent threads.

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Teresa + John: Blush, Bashful, and Beautiful

Teresa + John: Blush, Bashful, and Beautiful

Teresa is loved. I could tell immediately when I had the joy to met her and her entourage for the first time. She had good company, including her mom, sister, her dearest friend and her soon-to-be mother in law. As we met, we began to dream, and when Teresa spoke of John and how she wanted her day to look her face was filled with pure joy. As Julia Roberts described Shelby's wedding in Steel Magnolia's, everything was shaded of “blush and bashful” layered pinks, blush and cream with a gold shimmer.

Sarah + Justin: An Extraordinary Winter Wedding

Sarah + Justin: An Extraordinary Winter Wedding

Sarah knew exactly what she wanted her day to look like when she looked into Justin's eyes and repeated "I do." It was with eager excitement that she began to paint the tapestry of her beautiful day even from our first conversations, but in the end Sarah was more beautiful than any detail she chose to accompany her.

Katie + Alex Repeat History and Vows in Mobile

Katie + Alex Repeat History and Vows in Mobile

We love weddings. Really love weddings, and we really love these two. Alex is simply part of our family. He was our son’s roommate at Auburn and lived with us a couple summers. He became part of the family- his parents became great friends, as well.

Mallory + James: A Winter Wedded Bliss

Mallory + James: A Winter Wedded Bliss

Mallory captivated my heart in our first moments together as we met for coffee. It was the joyful look of  inspiration as she started dreaming of her winter wonderland wedding with me, her mother, and a mocha. Flint Hill, 170-year-old home on the National Historic Register, was the chosen backdrop to this romantic setting. The wedding day was cold, but their hearts were warm. Here are some heartwarming moments that became a reality after dreaming together over a cup of joe.

A Fairytale

A Fairytale

When I first met Caitlin, my first impression was simply how beautiful she is. I could quickly tell how she loved pretty things. Tulle, Tulle, Tulle....sparkle and the look of a princess. She and her mom smiled, giggled and let their sweet personalities shine with radiance. Caitlin, being a teacher, was so incredibly organized and a dream to dream with.

Florist of the Groom

Florist of the Groom

Every wedding is special, but watching your son get married only happens once - and doing his flowers is something every florist mother dreams about.

A Dripping Gorgeous Rainy Day

A Dripping Gorgeous Rainy Day

I absolutely love the moment as the groom anticipates seeing his bride for the first time. It is certainly a privilege to share this intimate moment. One of my very favorite things about this particular first look is seeing the bridesmaids peeking out of their dressing area with such joy. When Courtney saw her groom, the rain disappeared. The day had finally come, details in place and these two were ready to celebration by reading tender love letters to each other.