Thursday, October 27, 2011

Wedding of the Week, Pt. 2!

Below are images from two weddings that were on the last weekend in July this past summer. Neil Boyd from Neil Boyd Photography was the photographer for both weddings and very kindly sent me these beautiful images last week.

The first wedding below is a blue and purple themed wedding at the Carolina Inn. Rachael met with the bride and her mother and gushed about them whole time (from the first meeting all the way to the wedding and actually is still gushing) – and rightly so, both the bride and her mother are really nice, super sweet, tons of fun and have an amazing mother/daughter relationship. For flowers the focus was on hydrangeas (blues and purples) and calla lilies (white). The bride emailed us engagement photos that we printed out and used as accents on her vases – a nice personal touch.

The second wedding below was a yellow and white themed wedding at Wakefield Plantation. This was another awesome bride and mother of the bride pair (we are so lucky that we get such amazing brides/grooms/families) that chose hydrangeas and roses for their main flowers. We also personalized these reception flowers with a monogram on the vases.

Thank you to Neil for the wonderful photographs.


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Wedding of the Week!

It was a perfect October day (the first Saturday of the month) for this wedding at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Raleigh and the Greystone Inn in Durham. I really liked working with this couple – they were so sweet (happy, relaxed, super nice). The bridal bouquet had an awesome mix of flowers including dahlias, grey berries, astible, roses, calla lilies, stock, orchids herbs, fiddlehead ferns, & greenery. I also love the flower colors for the altar arrangements (see the image below) – you cannot beat hydrangeas for giving a great presence in altar arrangements (in these altar arrangements were a nice, more traditional blend of flowers including hydrangeas, roses, spray roses, stock, and greenery).

Thank you to Joe Payne from Joe Payne Photography for the beautiful images!


Thursday, October 20, 2011


I’m obsessed! Now if you know me at all, you’ll know that I’m obsessed with a great many things - this is why my new obsession is so wonderful! At this point you’re probably wondering, ‘what in the world is she going on about?'

My newest obsession is Pinterest! As some of you have experienced, heard or seen, it is the hottest thing on the internet right now. You can create design boards for all the different things you are obsessed with! Have a favorite color – create a board and pin all of the images you find that work with that color! Have a favorite designer – do the same thing! There is no end to my obsessions now!

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Wedding of the Week!

Robin from Robin Lin Photography recently emailed us these images from a June wedding at The Carolina Inn and I love them! The colors are so bold and remind me of this year’s fun and warm summer (I can not believe we are now almost at Halloween).

For the ceremony we hung seven flower orbs in the big and beautiful Bryan Courtyard tree. The couple selected seven orbs to honor seven family members who could not be at the wedding.

For the reception the tall arrangements of pinks, purples, reds, greens, yellows, and oranges were a great contrast to the champagne table linens, black chairs, and trademark black and white tiled Old Well floor. Table 12 (seen in the image below) is the sweetheart table and we placed a vase in the center of the table for the bridal bouquet (a great way to incorporate your bouquet into the reception d├ęcor).

Thank you to Robin Lin Photography for these amazing images!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Wedding of the Week!

Below are images from a May wedding at The Carolina Inn. Kevin at Kevin Milz Photography took these amazing photographs and I love all the details he captured. Below are a few of my favorites, from the just married sign to the cake topper to the couple with mustaches to, of course, the flowers . The bridal bouquet was white peonies and off white spray roses (hands down the off white spray roses are a must – the are so pretty and have an amazing scent). The bridesmaid bouquets are white hydrangeas and the centerpieces are hydrangeas, roses and peonies.

Thank you to Kevin for the awesome photographs!


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Cotton Room Photo Shoot.

I love doing photo shoots! They are so much fun and we are lucky enough to work with a great planner and photographers who bring amazing ideas to life. About two months ago, we did a shoot with Jessi Blakely from Tamara Lackey at the Cotton Room. The photos came out beautiful! Take a look!!!

Until next time,