Maryland Wedding Florist: Zhuolun & Weibiao

An elegant barn wedding, who would have thought?!  Zhuolun and Weibiao were the sweetest couple.  The rustic Spring Hill Manor was the perfect backdrop for their Maryland wedding.  Dear Abigail Photography did a great job capturing the beauty of this shabby chic country wedding.

European Inspired Barn Wedding

Photo: Dear Abigail Photography

I love all of the DIY wedding projects that they did with help from their family and friends including a decadent dessert bar.  Don’t those macaroons look delicious?!

When I met with Zhuolun, she told me that she wanted a unique bridal bouquet that no other bride has carried before.  As a floral designer, this was music to my ears!  We decided on a square European inspired bouquet design with purple ombre flowers including tulips, orchids, ranunculus, hydrangea, and hyacinth. For a touch of whimsy, I added trailing greens and flowers from the bottom of the wedding bouquet.

European Inspired Ombré Bouquet

Photo: Dear Abigail Photography

European Inspired Ombré Bouquet

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

Most brides only wear one wedding dress, but Zhuolun wore three!  Her first gown for the ceremony was by Pronovias from Jennifer’s Bridal dress shop.  I loved that her reception dresses were shades of purple!

European Inspired Barn Wedding

Photo: Dear Abigail Photography

Congratulations Zhuolun and Weibiao!  I am so happy for the two of you!  I loved being able to create gorgeous and unique wedding flowers for your special day!  I wish you a lifetime of happiness together.

VENDOR LOVE:  Venue:  Spring Hill Manor | Photographer:  Dear Abigail Photography |  Flowers:  Floral Designs by Jessi | Ceremony Dress:  Pronovias from Jennifer’s Bridal

 

Chester County Wedding Florist: Nature Inspired Editorial Shoot

Having you ever dreamed of frolicking in a field of flowers?!  If so, you’re going to love this editorial shoot!  The picturesque venue was the fields of The Farm at Oxford in Lincoln University, Pennsylvania.  Mara, the owner of The Farm at Oxford, grew all of the flowers and greens used in this photo shoot.  I love being able to work with Mara to use locally grown flowers and greens in my floral designs!  Being to get unique varieties of flowers is an added bonus to buying from a local flower farmer.

Photo: Leave It To Me Photography

Photo: Leave It To Me Photography

Kylene of Leave It To Me Photography is the talented woman behind the lens for this editorial shoot.  She is amazing at being able to capture the perfect light in a picture!  Jen of Jen’s Hair Creations used her skill with hair and make-up to enhance Sarah’s beauty.  Our gorgeous model Sarah is one of the ladies from Jennifer’s Bridal, who provided the dress and jewelry.  Can you believe that Sarah’s boyfriend proposed to her shortly after this shoot?!  Congratulations Sarah on your engagement!  We all know that you will be a beautiful bride!

Photo: Leave It To Me Photography

Photo: Leave It To Me Photography

My inspiration for this editorial shoot came from a girlhood dream of wandering through a meadow of flowers.  My grandparents used to live on a large property.  When I was younger, I loved to venture through the woods to the meadow that was on the other side.  If you haven’t figured out already, my obsession with flowers started at an early age!

Photo: Leave It To Me Photography

Photo: Leave It To Me Photography

I wanted the style of this shoot to look as if Sarah was walking through this field gathering flowers.  I used a variety of greens and white flowers to create this bridal bouquet, floral crown, cake, and candelabra centerpiece.  I chose to use white to accent the stunning gown by Jim Hjelm designed by Hayley Paige.  This is the gown for you if you want to stand out!  It is a classic style but with a punch of spunk!  To add a small pop of color, we added these fun earrings and bracelet from Haute Bride.

Photo: Leave It To Me Photography

Photo: Leave It To Me Photography

Photo: Leave It To Me Photography

Photo: Leave It To Me Photography

I hope that this editorial shoot helped to inspire you!  I love working with all of these vendors!  They are awesome ladies!  Contact me today to schedule a floral consultation for your wedding.  I look forward to hearing from you!

VENDOR LOVE | Venue and Flower Farm:  The Farm at Oxford | Photography:  Leave It To Me Photography | Flowers:  Floral Designs by Jessi | Hair & Makeup:  Jen’s Hair Creations | Dress Designer:  Jim Hjelm designed by Hayley Paige | Jewelry Designer:  Haute Bride | Dress & Jewelry:  Jennifer’s Bridal | Model: Sarah Fields

 

 

 

 

 

Delaware Wedding Florist: Jennifer & Dan at Harry’s Savoy

I loved working with Jennifer and Dan for their wedding!  It was like a mini high school reunion.  Jennifer and I went to high school together along with her photographer, Brownlee Honeycutt of Honeycutt Photography, and her DJ, Mike Simmons of Must Be The Music DJs.  Their wedding took place at the beautiful Harry’s Savoy Ballroom in Wilmington, Delaware.

Jennifer and Dan decided to get married on the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend.  I thought it was a brilliant idea since all of their family and friends would be in town for the holiday.  Plus, all of the dancing would help burn some the calories from eating so much turkey!

Delaware Wedding Florist - Harry's Savoy - Purple - Dan & Jen (6)

Photo: Honeycutt Photography

Their weddings colors were plum and white. The plum added a richness and regal feel to the wedding.  I adore the orchids, roses, hydrangea, freesia, lisianthius, and stock used to create the gorgeous round bouquets.  For an added touch, we trailed Picasso calla lilies through Jennifer’s bouquet.

Photo: Honeycutt Photography

Photo: Honeycutt Photography

For Jennifer’s something old, she tasked me with the “nerve-racking” job of cutting lace from her mother’s wedding veil to wrap around the base of her bridal bouquet.  I can’t remember how much reassurance I needed before I cut into her mother’s veil. Ugh.  However, I absolutely love bringing a special and sentimental touch to a wedding.

Photo: Honeycutt Photography

Photo: Honeycutt Photography

Congratulations Jennifer and Dan!  I am so happy for the two of you!  I loved being a part of your special day!  I wish you a lifetime of happiness together.

VENDOR LOVE:  Venue:  Harry’s Savoy Ballroom | Photographer:  Honeycutt Photography |  Flowers:  Floral Designs by Jessi | DJ:  Must Be The Music DJs

Delaware Wedding Florist: Kristin at Family Home

Kristin had the brilliant idea to have a photo shoot on the day that she had her trial run for hair and make-up. Why hasn’t anyone thought to do this before?!  It’s another excuse to get all dolled up and rock your bridal gown on a day other than your wedding day.  Sweet!

She included her mother and maid of honor.  They all dressed up in their gorgeous dresses to pose for a few pictures at the mother of the bride’s home.  They told me that they took their prom pictures in the same place!

Kristin was stunning in her bridal gown from Irini’s Originals.  Nicole Ferrara of Ferrara Photography is the talented person who captured this special moment.  The hand-tied bouquets consisted of roses, tulips, carnations, dusty miller, and evergreens.  I love these rustic winter bouquets!

Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this fun photo shoot.  I wanted to congratulate Kristin on her wedding.  She was a beautiful bride!

VENDOR LOVE | Venue:  Private Home | Photographer:  Ferrara Photography | Flowers:  Floral Designs by Jessi | Hair:  Castaldi’s Salon | Make-up:  Julie | Wedding Dress: Irini’s Originals | Bridesmaid Dresses:  Nordstrom

Dover Wedding Florist: Johnny & Diane at Delaware Agricultural Museum

I wanted to wish Johnny and Diane a very happy first wedding anniversary!  I can’t believe that it has been a year since their rustic country wedding at the Delaware Agricultural Museum in Dover, Delaware.

When I met Diane, she had a binder full of ideas and knew exactly what she wanted for her special day.  I still remember when she told me that her wedding colors were burgundy and real tree camo.  You don’t hear that everyday!  🙂

I adored the old-time village behind the museum.  There was a little white chapel and little wooden houses.  It was very picturesque!

Johnny and Diane were married in front of the chapel while the guests sat on hay bales.  The aisle was lined with shepard’s hooks with mason jars filled with light and fluffy baby’s breath.  The bouquets had baby’s breath with burgundy calla lilies tucked in and were wrapped in twine.  My favorite touch was the shotgun shell boutonnieres with baby’s breath.

I loved how all of their family and friends helped set up their ceremony and reception space.  I know that this day was filled with many cherished memories.  Especially their two adorable daughters as their flower girls!

Congratulations Johnny and Diane!  Thank you for allowing me to be part of your special day!

VENDOR LOVE | Venue:  Delaware Agricultural Museum | Photography:  Tori White | Flowers:  Floral Designs by Jessi

 

Newark Wedding Florist: Tereesa & James at White Clay Creek Country Club

You could just feel the love between Tereesa and James.  They were planning their wedding here in Delaware, but they lived in Arizona.  So, you can imagine each meeting was very important.  I loved bringing Tereesa’s vision to life.  She wanted a classic, elegant look with a touch of country.

The patio at White Clay Creek Country Club is like a blank canvas just waiting to be decorated.  What started as a concrete slab was transformed into a gorgeous ceremony place.  Between the white chair with navy chair sashes to the navy and white striped aisle runner, each of these items brought a layer of Tereesa’s dream alive.  The aisle was lined with copper lanterns flickering with candlelight and hydrangeas and bear grass.  The altar was anchored with a trio of lanterns on each side around a wooden crate.  Flowers were tucked in around the lanterns and on the arbor with white sheer fabric draped around.

Congratulations Tereesa and James!  Thank you for allowing me to be part of your special day!

VENDOR LOVE | Venue:  White Clay Creek Country Club | Flowers:  Floral Designs by Jessi

Broadkill Beach Wedding Florist: Laurie & Josh on the Beach

I can still feel the ocean breeze on my face from this wedding at Broadkill Beach.  Laurie and Josh wanted a small, intimate wedding on the beach.  I love that they rented a house on the beach  and had it there.

The bouquets were sweet and romantic with coral, peach, and white roses, hypericum berries, and dusty miller.  The fabric draped over the bamboo archway flowed in the ocean breeze.

Brownlee of Honeycutt Photography did double duty at the wedding.  She was a bridesmaid and the photographer.  Not to mention, sister of the groom!  I think that she did an awesome job!  I hope you all enjoy the love and happiness that she captured.  I also included some of the pictures that I took of the flowers.

Congratulations Laurie and Josh!  Thank you for allowing me to be part of your special day!

VENDOR LOVE | Venue:  Beach House Rental on Broadkill Beach | Photography:  Honeycutt Photography | Flowers:  Floral Designs by Jessi | Dresses:  David’s Bridal