Thursday, September 29, 2011

Horseshoe Market Comin' Right Up!

Hello Friends! This whole moving-remodeling-while-working business has sort of sucked the life out of my blogging lately. Sorry about that. I will find my mojo soon, I hope, because right now, I'm not really feeling the inspiration... 

If however, you're looking for some inspiration, then stop by the last Horseshoe Market of the year this Saturday! 
It's gonna be another fabulous market and there will be food trucks serving up yummy stuff - I heard there's even a cupcake truck, so what else could you want? I will be there (although I'm paring down a bit this time) with my usual goodies along with Kara Rosenberry Company, so come see us if you're in the area! 


Monday, September 19, 2011

Busy Bee and Another Wedding

Where does the time go? I haven't posted on me ol' blog in over a week. How is everyone? Has your September been as hectic as mine? Yes? It seems like everyone I know is either moving, getting married,  having a baby, starting a new job, hosting company, traveling, etc. etc. At least we're all in the busy boat together, eh? 

The good-busy for me lately has been doing flowers for a couple of really lovely weddings for some really lovely couples. I posted pictures from Tim and Katie's wedding just below this post and last week, I had the pleasure of arranging flowers for Amber and Ryan, an incredibly adorable pair who had a pretty, fun, old-fashion-y feeling wedding on Friday night. From a food truck serving pulled pork and friend chicken, to homemade desserts made by the bride's family to live music and caramel corn party favors, all the details were there. 

For the flowers, I used deep purple stock, bells of Ireland, blue hydrangea, raspberry colored roses, viburnum berries, and a variety of greens for texture. The bride wanted a creamy and romantic bouquet, which I was more than happy to create. I was actually able to use something I've wanted to work with for a while - those gorgeous black-centered anemones. Swoon. They are never in season when I want them, so it was a real treat to use them.
 I also worked in Queen Anne's Lace, hydrangea, lisiathus, seeded euc and little hints of silvery lambs ear. Working with gorgeous product really makes the whole process so much more fun. Thanks for having great taste Amber. 

Congrats to the happy couple! 

p.s. I never seem to get pics of the couples and/or people in general when I post about these weddings. I'm always snapping away at the details and forget to capture the thing that matters most. Hopefully, I can snag some off of facebook or something and share them soon. 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

A Pretty Mountain Wedding

Last winter I was commissioned to do flowers for our friends Tim and Katie's mountain wedding. They are such a cool, easy going couple, I knew it would be a fun and casual affair - and indeed it was. Katie's aunt has an incredible acreage in Estes Park, so the setting was rustic and lovely. We wanted the flowers to look organic and kind of like they had been picked from a field, so I employed sunflowers, blue cornflower, delphinium, golden rod, mini daises and some textural greens. The couple met on a plane so they tied adorable paper airplanes in bright patterns to the umbrellas. 

After the ceremony and brunch, everyone was invited to stick around and play yard games like ladder ball, corn hole and bocce ball. My friend Kendra and I distroyed Ike and Kendra's friend Becky at ladder ball. I love beating my husband at anything really. In general, He's better at games than I am. Aren't the painted signs cute? 

The diversion of arranging flowers and celebrating with friends was a welcome one in the midst of moving/remodel chaos. Hooray for love on a plane!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Hello September

A cold front blew through last night and when we left the house at the crack of dawn with a car load of flowers for a friend's wedding in Estes Park, it was something like 54 blessed degrees. Glory be. I don't know about you, but Ike and I are over the summer heat and welcome the cooler temps with open arms (and open windows). 
Here's some more autumn inspiration to get you in the fallish mood (if you're weird like that and need some prodding)

And a happy Labor Day weekend to my American friends.
We will be laboring away at our new place. In fact, I foresee every weekend till virtually Christmas being Labor Day weekend in the most literal sense. Home ownership demands it. Not complaining - just stating the facts. 

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