12 November 2013

december workshop!

so many ask so here it is -- the latest workshop.  we'll be quilling flowers and making shiny letters with becky of b. larimer calligraphy AND flowering avec moi.  sound like fun to you?  know someone who would love this?  well then, spread the word, tell friends, posse up and email me to sign up, like right now.  glitter, flowers, knives and alcohol.  that's a party.
p.s. missed y'all.  will update properly soon. x

20 June 2013

the knot wedding day at the brooklyn flea!

attention brides-to-be...this saturday, the editors of knot and the brooklyn flea are partnering to bring you their 1st-ever wedding pop-up shop.  there will be lovely dresses, fine paper, sugar, cheeky photos, sage advice and of course since i'm talking about it here, floral inspiration by me.  grab your fiances, moms, bridesmaids, best people and make a day of it.
the deets:
saturday, 22 june
brooklyn flea, fort greene {lafayette & vanderbilt avenues}

AND i'll also be selling flowers this saturday -- will be my last saturday until fall so come on by.
{cover photo by elizabeth messina, floral styling by me}

30 May 2013

real wedding: kendel & adam

i'm a little late with this post as kendel and adam's wedding was recently featured on 100 layer cake.  i first met kendel last spring in her office conference room to chat about her wedding plans.  i liked her immediately -- she was confident, creative, organized and clear as to what she wanted.  like every bride, budget was a consideration but she was looking for an expert to help flesh out some ideas and introduce new ones.  enter me.  we talked and discussed as brides and designers do and when i saw her venue, i knew instantly that i wanted to incorporate confetti systems into the event design.

kendel and adam were married at invisible dog, an art gallery in brooklyn.  the space was carved into vignettes to accomodate their entire celebration.  the ceremony was in the round so they were literally surrounded by their loved ones, with the family and music-filled reception immediately following.  

designing and installing decor is one thing but seeing it all come together is a different deal altogether.  though i was there in the early part of the day and at the end for breakdown, the people give it context.  looking at lauren's photos, i can feel the warmth, love and all that happy.  looks perfect.  congratulations again kendel and adam.  lovely day, lovely life together.  x
{photos by lauren slusher of bonnie & lauren}  

21 May 2013

real wedding: mira and ricardo

i like that i flower for love and i like when i flower for friends so when the two come together...well, i'm pretty damn happy.  mira is a dear friend and because of his love of mira, ricardo has become one too.  they were married about six weeks ago at city hall and theirs was an intimate celebration, both the ceremony and afters, shared with close friends and loved ones in their beloved brooklyn {if you follow me on instagram, then you've seen some of my snaps}.  their wedding day was recently featured on brooklyn bride but i thought i'd share some of my favorites here. one of the sweetest, loveliest, most romantic moments ever was when mira serenaded ricardo with the ukelele he gifted her.  

congratulations again mira and ricardo.  wishing you a lifetime of blue moons, dreams of the heart and love, love, love together, forever.  xxox

{photos by miho aikawa photography}

04 May 2013

when you're good to mama, you buy her flowers

two places, one purpose -- to help you make the moms in your life happy.  once again, i'll be setting up {flower} shop this mother's day weekend.  stop by for a hand-tied, seasonal bouquet for your mom, wife, sister, granny, nanny, auntie, friend or for yourself!  prices range from $30-50*  
looking forward to seeing and hearing from you! x
*again, always happy to make an ::ahem:: fancier arrangement.  regardless, pre-ordering is highly suggested cause when they're gone, baby, they are gone.  don't play yourself and that special lady -- she deserves much better.

{photos by bryce covey photography}

17 April 2013

real wedding: ellen & paul

what up groove bunnies...it's been a minute but i'm back with goodies. sharing some of my favorites images from ellen and paul's wedding, featured on grey likes weddings earlier this week.  it was a classic new york affair -- drop-off at the pierre, ceremony in a beautiful church, photos along fifth avenue, reception at rockefeller center... 
and though the cafe au laits say fall, the palette is decidedly spring -- all that's missing are the flowering trees. 

congratulations again ellen and paul. love wins one more time. for the full grey likes weddings post, click here.  
{photos by kelly kollar photography}

28 February 2013

the three q's

last day of february and i feel like the year is flying.  am so sincerely over winter's baltic temps but i'm loving quince and all her iterations.  i like that my livelihood is so seasonally-based.  reminds me to be in the present and in the moment.  nothing wrong with looking forward to new things but since the future isn't promised, it's good to just marinate on where you are right now and just be.

but the light is changing and it's hard not be excited for spring.  while i've been working on a few projects here and there and the consults are starting to pick up {calendar is not nearly booked and still have spring dates available}, my season starts in earnest in april.  but in the meantime, i'm enjoying the quince, the quiet and my quotidian existence.  also helps that i'm heading to paris later this eve for some fashion moments too.