The Ribbonry Collaboration, Part 2

A couple of weeks ago Cam and I began chatting about how she could freshen up her bridal line for an upcoming wedding show. Her hand stitched flowers can be added to a hair comb, sash, flower crown, and even a bouquet. They do make for a lovely accessory, but we were curious to see how they would pair with fresh flowers as well- we thought my designs might give them a look that is a bit more current for today's brides. I found that including a few of her blooms made designing a cascading bouquet a breeze and I always love the look of a single large bloom worn in the hair.  

The Ribbonry's work is bespoke and the shop is open by appointment.

Whitney & Chris

It was a treat to style so many sweet moments throughout the Carranor Club for this late summer wedding...

Photos: Cindy Daudelin

LAUREN & DAN

Beautiful photos curtesy of Chelsea Brown Photography...

A few of our own snapshots...

Flower Life

Flower life has been good lately. With the bulk of my weddings in the fall this year, I've had the opportunity to fill my summer calendar working for other designers. Seeing old flower friends and making new ones is a really special part of my job. A few years ago I didn't know freelancing was an option, and now I'd miss it if I didn't get to do it.

In addition to freelancing, I spent time working on the Flower House preview. If you haven't heard, check it out. October in Detroit, mark your calendars!

Here's a peek. All photos are quickie phone shots because I'm usually busy, hot, tired... 

This was a pinch me moment in my career. I'm sure I never said to myself that I would love to work for Saipua someday, because it never occurred to me that it would be an option. Sarah, the head honcho, has been an inspiration to so so many florists and I am no exception. When I discovered her work a few years ago, I was ready to move on to a new career. She's the reason I'm still in the game. So when you hear she's coming to Detroit, you make sure to get on the designer list!

Sue from Passionflower in Ann Arbor working her magic. I seriously learn a lot from this lady.

Working large for Angel (first two) and Liz.

Did you check it out yet? Flower House. View the professional images, get inspired, get involved. Big big thanks to Lisa Waud for providing us florists with this playground and for continuing the conversation around American grown flowers and blight in Detroit.

WINTER PHOTO SHOOT

As I spent some time thinking about how I wanted to spend my winter, one of the items on my to do list was a styled photo shoot. The kind where I plan and style the look however I choose.  It's fun, playful, and a way for me to boost my portfolio.

What culminated was a really fab group of wedding professionals pooling their talents for this little project. So on a particularly frigid day last week, I hauled my flowers and props to The Savory Suite in Perrysburg and set to work. I couldn't be happier with how it turned out!

Big thanks go out to the following...

 

 Photography: Mary of Mary Wyar Photography

Stationary: Kelly of UpperCase Designs

Calligraphy: Yvonne of Max and Molly Design

Cake: Veronica of Earth To Oven

Location: The Savory Suite

Makeup: Aislinn Colapietro (upon request)