Everything in Ivory

Don't get me wrong, I love lots of color when it comes to weddings. But, there is something  so beautiful about the simplicity of going monochromatic with your flowers. 
Flower Girl
Outside the church
Cake (I just love this style of cake!)

Easter Beauties

Mere Bulles Restaurant in Brentwood had me put together two large arrangements to decorate for Easter. They wanted lots of fun Spring colors. And I just loved the pussy willow branches! I grew up going into the woods behind my house with my brothers looking for pussy willow branches to bring to my mom every Spring. 

Silks for Mere Bulles Restaurant

I recently created silk arrangements for Mere Bulles Restaurant in Maryland Farms. It was a challenge to design multiple arrangements that a lot of people see every day, would look good in all seasons, and also retain the character of the home in which they would sit. The restaurant is an old plantation home with a traditional historic feel, so real contemporary or minimalist-modern arrangements would look completely out of place.

These two arrangements flank that beautiful gilded mirror above the large fireplace in the living room.

I don't remember seeing the painting before I picked the flowers for this arrangement, but I really must have. How could that be chance that I coordinated with that gorgeous oil painting?
 I think this is my favorite arrangement of the bunch, an asymmetrical arrangement of roses, lotus pods and orchids for the upstairs fireplace.
 And I apologize for the poor picture quality. You can just see the arrangement I made for the old TV cubby above the bar. It really is a lovely composition of peaches, pinks and ivory. I was trying to get pictures of everything during business hours with customers and employees here and there.

Business Dessert Reception

I LOVE working with G Catering and Events. Guy and Burke (and the rest of their crew for that matter) are awesome to work with and they do everything top notch. Their food tastes even better than it looks! Last week we worked on a dessert reception for an office grand opening. 

Dinner Party - Published!

I teamed up with some friends, Jessi of Jessi's Kitchen, and Lillie of Redeeming Love Photography, for a wonderful dinner party and photo shoot. I've always wanted to do flowers like this for a dinner party, just never had the chance. I loved making the garland, picking out just the right shades of pink flowers, and putting it all together. And to top off how great it went, and the beautiful images, the photo shoot was published on Cottage Hill's website!

I could not be more pleased. Here are a few images from the dinner party.