Monday, October 6, 2008

Perfect Fall Day!

It was an absolutely perfect day, 70 degrees and not a cloud in the sky.  What more could a bride ask for?  On September 27th, Jennifer Stolz married her college sweetheart and fellow lab partner Scott VanTimmeren.  I loved this couple the first time I met them not just because we shared a passion for Michigan football but because they were so sweet.   I'm sure their friends will be talking about their wedding for years to come and how they still can't believe Michigan came back to win the game.  I'm still scratching my head on that one, however I'll take it!  Lord knows we'll take all the help we can get this year.  :)  Go BLUE!

Our choices for flowers were based on Jennifer's wishes to keep things simple and clean.  Candlelight was an intricate part and hints of raspberry and green were added to the soft palette of cream in an effort to add just the right touch to the arrangements.  Her bridal bouquet was absolutely stunning and it smelled wonderful!  As always the church decor was my favorite.  I guess you could say I'm a hopeless romantic.  My favorite photo is the black and white one with Jennifer holding her bouquet with tears in her eyes.  This was taken just before she walked down the aisle...priceless! 

At this point I only have a few photos to share although Dusty has promised more photos by the end of the week.  Enjoy this little teaser and I promise more ASAP! 

Sunday, October 5, 2008

New blog to check out

It's late Sunday evening and here I sit doing my nightly routine of checking my favorite blogs, updating mine and tonight I discovered another wonderful talent.  Last weekend Dusty Brown  was the photographer on one of our weddings.  Unfortunately we didn't have much time to talk however I think his work speaks for itself.  

I've put in my request to Dusty so I can share the photos on my blog however make sure you take a look at his post.  The couples name is Jennifer and Scott.  They were married last weekend during the Michigan vs Wisconsin game...go BLUE!

Fabulous Local Dahlia

I'm so excited to share these recent photos that were sent to me by Michelle Koslek one of our beautiful brides from September 6, 2008. Although we only created personal and ceremony flowers for her I was thrilled to hear in her last email that she used product from my favorite local dahlia grower, Hamilton Dahlia farm. Just like most locally grown product weather and availability is always a factor but if you plan your wedding just right the end result is fabulous. Typically our season here in Western Michigan is early August until late September if you're lucky. The color and size availability is unbelievable and although you can get dahlia from California there is no comparison to Jan's product.

The bouquets were a combination of bi-color dahlia, hot pink roses, green hypericum berry, magenta freesia, and asiac lilies. In the larger ceremony designs we added my favorite Peruvian hydrangea in an effort to give the designs a lush appearance. The color, texture and combination of product made the personal and ceremony flowers simply stunning. This color combination is definitely one of my favorites probably because it reminds me of rainbow sherbet ice's my favorite. :) Enjoy!