bouquets

Top 5 bouquets of 2017

I seriously can not believe how quickly this year went!  I remember being so excited for all the wonderful weddings I had planned for 2017 and then I blinked and it's December. 

What a great year filled with gorgeous weddings, wonderful clients, amazing support, fantastic venues, and of course tons of flowers.  I'm so grateful for an amazing year and I can't wait for 2019!!  Here we go!  

Since it's the end of the year I thought I'd share with you my top 5 bouquets created this year.  So here they are in no particular order.  I can't pick a favorite, can you?

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The photos have arrived!

Love it when I see an email from a photographer with photos from a wedding I did.  The photos just bring everything to life.  Here are the highlights from the wedding I did in June.  Thanks so much George Street Photography for sending these over!

Romantic bouquets

Inspiration is everywhere.  I find it in nature, my kids, the city, and in my backyard.  Right now I've been really inspired by romantic bouquets with a lot of movement.  Loose greenery gives it a delicate feel that's whimsical and natural.  Take a look at these gorgeous bouquets that have been inspiring me lately.

Garden roses

Garden roses are simply gorgeous and worth every penny (if you ask me), especially the David Austin variety which is to die for!  I put together a few arrangements using David Austin Juliet peach roses, pink o'hara garden roses and other various roses and greenery including dusty miller which gives it a hint of romance.  

Zinnias!!

With summer almost over (really sad face) I couldn't forget to include an arrangement with some beautiful zinnias.  The color is so vibrant and cheerful you can't help but smile when you see them.  I immediately think of summer!  I paired them with some cosmos, lemon balm, lisianthus, and greenery.  

I know, I know...again with the mason jar.  It just goes so perfectly with these summer flowers!

I know, I know...again with the mason jar.  It just goes so perfectly with these summer flowers!

Since you couldn't see the detail on the bouquet I did a close up.  I think the twine gives it the perfect touch of casual, rustic charm.

Since you couldn't see the detail on the bouquet I did a close up.  I think the twine gives it the perfect touch of casual, rustic charm.

Took the greenery out to make it a bit lighter.  

Took the greenery out to make it a bit lighter.  

Farmers Market flowers

This past weekend I went with the family to the Oak Park Farmers Market and found some amazing locally grown flowers from the wonderful people at Petals Farm in Huntley, Illinois (check them out: www.petalsfarm.org).  They had the most beautiful allium which I LOVE but never really get to work with.  I brought them home and had a little fun.  Here are some photos.  Enjoy!

Delicate bouquet of allium, baptisia, lisianthus, and lilac.

Delicate bouquet of allium, baptisia, lisianthus, and lilac.

Forgive the photo it really doesn't capture the vibrant color of the allium, but I love the purple flowers in the green vase.  They were meant for each other.

Forgive the photo it really doesn't capture the vibrant color of the allium, but I love the purple flowers in the green vase.  They were meant for each other.