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I’m excited to be partnering with the lovely ladies of Make Tribe to offer a floral design class at Becket Hitch on Sunday, May 4th.  This will be an intimate class for floral enthusiasts of all levels.  You’ll learn the basics of palette developement (including textures, colors and scents) and we’ll dive into construction with chicken wire supports in footed bowls or compotes.  Each student will get to choose a vessel from my collection and will head home with a gorgeous floral arrangement and confidence in mastering a new skill.  Kohli from Becket Hitch will be there with tips and tricks for being a stellar hostess, and putting any Fete together on the fly.  There are going to be so many delicious snacks and surprises, and students will also be treated to a private shopping experience at Becket Hitch and 10% off select merchandise.  Ahh, if I wasn’t teaching it, I would be the first to sign up!  Spaces are limited, so for all the details on purchasing tickets, please hurry over to MAKE TRIBE right away!

photo by Lindsay Hite of Make Tribe

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Order a fresh arrangement or bouquet for pick up on February 14th! All fresh arrangements are made using premium blooms in a soft peach, cream and pink palette & include a petite enclosure card that will be sure to make your Valentine’s heart flutter!
Interested in something different? Call to order  410-440-3668

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Pick ups must be made between 8:30-9:30 am or 4:30-6:30 pm on February 14th. (4310 Evans Chapel Road, Baltimore MD 21211) Please include what you would like your card to read and what time you will be picking up your order.

 

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It was nearly impossible for me not to post EVERY SINGLE IMAGE that Katelyn James shot of this gorgeous wedding, so I tried to focus on a “few” of my favorites that just feature some of my florals from the event.  I can’t tell you how happy I was to be able to do the flowers for Natalie’s wedding over Memorial Day weekend (this was my last wedding for the spring as I am due to have a baby around June 22nd!).  Not only is she a talented wedding photographer herself (I highly recommend her!) and a co-founder and editor at Bayside Bride, she is one of the absolute most genuine people you will ever meet!  I just knew her wedding would be filled to the brim with love and joy and adorable details.  I’m beyond thrilled with how everything turned out.  Natalie was a dream to work with.  She gave me a few pointers on what she was looking for and then she trusted me completely.  It was an honor to be a part of this celebration, and a treat to work with one of the sweetest couples I have yet to meet.  I’ll be back in just a moment with a beautiful video of the occasion and a link to all the vendors that made this day possible.
Congratulations and a heart felt thank you to Natalie and Huey for including me in their wedding celebration.  I wish you two all the best!

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And lets see if I can get this beautiful video to link here!

 

Vendor List:

Photography | Katelyn James Photography
Florals | Katie of Petal and Print
Dress | Designer: Jim Hjelm   Boutique: Garnish Boutique
Shoes: Kate Spade
Hairpiece: Twigs and Honey 
Venue | Private Estate
Coordination | Charlotte Jarrett Events
Hair & Makeup | Behind the Veil Beauty 
DJ | Dan of Premier DJ Services 
Videographer | Josh Gooden
Cake | Caroline’s Caramel Cake 
Cupcakes | Kupcakes & Co 
Catering | Main Ingredient  
Groomsmen | JOS A. Banks – Grey Suits
Invitations | Krista A. Jones 
Officiant | Rev. Laura Cannon of Divine Transformation 
Tent | Sperry Tents 
Rentals | Rentals to Remember 
Vintage Rentals | 2hands studios 
Transportation | Limo’s Inc 
Bridesmaids Gifts | Robes from Plum Pretty Sugar 
Photo booth | Booth Love MD

Just two quick pictures of a really pretty autumn rehearsal dinner I did last week.  I got to have lots of fun with the containers on this one! I got to use whatever I wanted and my client specifically requested that they not match.  I love antique crocks and boxes and tarnished silver urns so this was a project right up my alley!


I thought September was going to be my slow month, but what it really turned out to be was my last minute month.  It’s been kind of fun to be honest, speeding through projects and ideas and getting a little caught up in this creative whirlwind.  I am working with some really fun brides right now, all with really different tastes.  Here’s just a little snippet of an idea for a save the date!

I’ll be back later today with more of images from Monday’s shoot, but in the mean time, take a look over at Krista A. Jones and Natalie Franke’s blogs to see a collection that each of them shot from our Layers of Lovely inspired shoot! Image above is courtesy of Natalie Franke. If you are a Maryland bride, you are going to want to apply! It was an absolute treat to collaborate with some of our industry’s best this on this shoot.  I supplied the bouquets, centerpiece, paper goods, swizzle sticks, tiny sparklers, and fabric floral accessories!

A list of all the vendors involved in this shoot follows ( I hope you will book one or all for your upcoming wedding, I can’t recommend them highly enough!)
Photography – Natalie Franke Photography & Krista A. Jones Photography
Dresses – Garnish Boutique
Hair – Dana Trantas Smith
Makeup – Angela of Behind the Veil, LLC
Paper Signs – Petal and Print 
Flowers – Petal and Print 
Models – Sara (of Bayside Bride), Hanna and Katie & Krista’s family dog Abbie
Cupcakes and Macarons – Sweet Hearts Patisserie 
Flower Hair Pieces – Petal and Print 
Jewelry – Jewels in Ruxton

Here’s the thing I like about birthday parties… They don’t take themselves too seriously.  They’re usually fun and bright and they’re generally on the smaller scale which is nice to tackle every once in a while.  Sometimes it is nice to just “casually” arrange lovely stems in a collection of smaller glass jars, letting each bloom speak for itself.  These are shots from a beautiful birthday party I did recently, and these are just a snippet of the pieces I did.  I think there were 35-40 individual arrangements, and when installed they ran down the centers of long farm tables which always makes for a pretty setting.  Pictured above : I like to pack little clusters in a collection of vintage beverage crates for transport.  This JK Beverages is a favorite of mine because it has really small compartments inside!

I used some of my favorite flowers for these garden style clusters… local pee gee hydrangea (everyone from my hometown in PA calls this snowball bush), gorgeous bright orange ranunculus, bright pink Maria Theresa garden roses, the palest peach Juliet garden roses,  ruffled coral Free Spirit roses, geranium foliage, basil from my garden, and classic white hydrangea.

What do you think? Makes you want to celebrate, right?