A Winter Wedding at Bell Event Center

Winter weddings are special. The morning of Cait and Isaiah’s wedding it snowed almost a foot. I’m not a huge cold weather person, but there is something so magical about freshly fallen snow. Fluffy white snowflakes and wedding gowns are the sweetest combo. The Bell Event Center was the perfect venue for the day.

We worked with blush, light pink, peach, soft purple, and touches of blue for Cait’s florals. I was loving the pastel and subdued vibe of the colors. The garden roses paired with the delicate Japanese ranunculus gave a romantic and lush vibe, while still being feminine and soft. Touches of clematis and jasmine vine added a bit of whimsy to the bouquets.

Laura Katie once again captured the most gorgeous photos. This girl, y’all. I’m always delighted when we get to work together.

Flowers, Friends, and Food

A few months ago, Kaytee from Roots Floral Design organized a fun flower get-together. Floral designers from Cincinnati, Kentucky, and Nashville gathered to design, chat flowers, eat delicious food, and just really have the chance to connect.

This is the second annual gathering and it’s really been wonderful to attend. Working for myself, I don’t get a ton of interaction with others who understand the craziness and fun behind wedding floral design. So to have an afternoon to talk shop, design with gorgeous blooms, and have our work photographed by amazing photographers is really the making of a fantastic day in my books.

Laura Katie, Natalie from Veritas Studio and Christina from Function and Flourish did an incredible job photographing our work. I love my floral designer connections, but photographers are pretty special to me too. :)

Below are some photos of my personal favorites from Laura Katie.

Cheery Spring Bouquet | Three Ways

Throughout the year, I occasionally participate in styled shoots with photographers and other wedding vendors. I like styled shoots for a few reasons: they let me work with flowers and color palettes that I might not be able to otherwise, they’re a nice way to connect with other local wedding vendors, and they help me flex creative muscles during my slower wedding season.

For this particular shoot that Sarah at Gracious Company organized, there were no rules or guidelines on florals. Which is awesome. Because then I get to work with what is exciting me and inspiring me at that moment in the season. Over the last few years, I’ve discovered that designing with flowers for myself, without expectations, is great for my mental and creative health.

This was a smaller shoot where I provided a bouquet for the photographers. There were three photographers, and it was really fun to see the photos come back with three different styles. I like seeing my work through the lens of a photographer and how they compare and contrast with their styling and editing.

Gracious Company

And in case you haven’t seen enough photos of this bouquet, ;) and are curious what the ingredients are, here’s a bouquet breakdown. This sweet and cheery bouquet was filled with Edith garden roses, great neutral carnations, white and green hellebores, white ranunculus, orange butterfly ranunculus, bleached amaranth, and eucalyptus.