Thursday, May 9, 2013

We've Moved.....
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Thursday, September 6, 2012

"I can't think about that right now. If I do, I'll go crazy. I'll think about that tomorrow."

I know, I know! I'm a horrible blogger! I embrace the attitude of the fabulous Miss Scarlett O'Hara when it comes time to blog. I always choose to think about that tomorrow : )

The past 6 months have been a wonderful whirlwind of photo shoots, weddings, anniversaries, and parties. It's impossible to put into words all the fun and unique experiences and relationships the last year has brought. I'm a super lucky designer to be able to work with such sweet, beautiful, and all-around inspiring brides. Thanks to all of the sweet ladies who made the spring and summer wedding seasons so successful!

 I'll try to be better in the months to come, but just in case I'll leave you plenty of my favorite images from the first half of this year....and I promise to at least update you with the second half by January ;)

Thank you to all the fab photographers who shared their lovely work with me!

 To see more images from these beautiful weddings and inspiration shoots, please visit my website @

Monday, January 23, 2012

Bridal Portraits...My Way

For my first post of the new year I'd like to share some personal photos taken by one of my wonderfully talented friends, Jennie Kodak. She's designed and photographed sooooo much for Flourish over the last year.  I'm so excited about the marketing materials Jennie has developed for Flourish, including the new look of my blog! What do you think?

Jennie has worked hard to help me get everything going this year. She's been a fab designer and photog and also a great sounding board and partner in crime for all of my crazy ideas! One of those crazy ideas was to do my bridal portraits 2.5 years after my wedding day. What can I say, I tend to do some things a little late : ) I fell in love with the crumbling interior of this old home in GA and just had to do my portraits here! Being the fab friend she is, Jennie packed up her stuff and we braved the GA heat in the name of fabulous peeling wallpaper : )

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

DIY....Peacock corsage (Warning! Not for your average momma)

When I was planning my own wedding, there was one thing for mom was not going to wear a standard corsage. My mom was the picture of perfection during the planning process: she supported my every whim and didn't demand that anything be her way. This of course excludes her adamant refusal to wear a flower (funny since I work in flowers, huh?)
I hope this doesn't offend anyone.....there are many beautiful corsages out there and some women love's just not Mom's style.
During planning I decided to start collecting antique brooches to give to our mothers, grandmothers and aunts at the wedding in lieu of the traditional corsage (It went over quite well with everyone, I must say).
You can't see the brooch too well....but I love this pic of us:)

After seeing everyone's reaction to the alternative corsage, I started treating the idea of it differently. I wanted to start making corsages that doubled as jewelry, a sort of keepsake from the day.

With that being said I got the chance to put this idea to work this past summer at my friend Jamie's peacock-inspired wedding......and the ladies loved them!

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and just in case anyone wants to get a little crafty, here are the steps to create your own pretty peacock corsage.......

3 peacock feathers/ 3 silk flower petals/ 2 10"pieces of coordinating ribbon/ matching thread/
scissors/ needle/ beads/ glue/ wire/ floral tape

 cut plumes of two feathers into a pointed shape.....remove excess plumes from the bottom up to the eye of the feathers

 Place three feathers side by side, with the largest feather in the center, and tape the "stems" together.

 Stack 3 silk flowers and stitch matching bead to the center
 Cut two 10-inch pieces of coordinating ribbon.
 Make two simple bows.....wire together

 Tape the wire onto the "stem" to attach the ribbon to the feather backing
 Glue beaded flower to the center of the bow

Voila, you have a beautiful piece of peacock jewelry that any mother, grandmother, or aunt would be proud to wear on your BIG day!