What is my design style?

Good question! I’m glad you asked!

I would say “my style” is my interpretation of the Bride’s vision and a reflection of her unique style and taste. Many floral designers strive to perfect their “signature style” and there is nothing wrong with that, it’s just not for me. Being limited to my “own” style is like being an actor that plays the same type of role in every film or tv show they do. ¬†Boring!! Haha

I much prefer for someone to look at my portfolio of work and imagine the type of bride that carried each bouquet. I find my inspiration direct from the Bride herself and let the creativity flow from there. It is the Bride’s day, not mine and my job is to guide and suggest flowers and colors based on her preferences and my expertise.

Many brides tell me they don’t know much about flowers and that’s okay! I do! ūüôā I can draw inspiration from the Bride’s pinterest board, her wedding dress, the bridesmaids dresses, the wedding colors as well as her personality when I meet with her.

Leigh and Grant

I am excited to write a blog post about one of my favorite Brides! We have been doing flowers for¬†Leigh and her family for over 10 years and have provided flowers for many special occasions in Leigh’s life – ¬†Birthdays, Proms, High School and College graduation parties and more! It has been fun to watch Leigh grow up and see what a beautiful young woman she has become!

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We were very excited to get the call that Leigh and Grant were engaged and a date had been set РMarch 16, 2013! Before we even met Grant, we figured he must be a pretty special guy, and of course he is! It is neat to see how much they love each other and we wish them much happiness in their future together!

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Ok, so let me tell you about the wedding! The ceremony took place at St. James Lutheran Church in Lexington and the reception was held at 701 Whaley in Columbia. This wedding was a LOT of fun for me РA bride that loves flowers, a bride that I have a history with and know her style and taste and a bride that trusts me and lets me take her ideas and vision and run with it!

Orchids are Leigh’s favorite flower and the wedding color scheme was orange, green and navy – beautiful! For the church, we hung wreaths on the doors and garlands on the front railings. We also made an arrangement for the narthex and a¬†garland to go on the guestbook stand. Along the aisle, we added bells of ireland, roses and lilies tied with navy ribbon to the pews and we made arrangements to go on either side of the altar.

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Leigh carried green cymbidium orchids, orange “chilis” roses, protea, “flame” calla lilies and¬†green hypericum berries. Her bouquet was wrapped with a piece of her Mother’s wedding dress. How special!

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Leigh’s nine bridesmaids carried orchids and roses. As a special touch we added a rhinestone initial to the ribbon for each Bridesmaid!

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The boutonnieres were made with orange ranunculus and green hypericum berries. We added an orchid to Grant’s boutonniere, of course!

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Okay, on to the reception! We made two different style arrangements for the guest tables. One was a trio of cylinder vases with green cymbidium orchid stems and orange  gems at the bottom of the vase. The other style was a tall arrangement on a cylinder vase, that included bells of ireland, cymbidium orchids, roses, green fugi mums, protea and green hanging amaranthus. We added orchid blooms to the glass cake stand that held the gorgeous cake made by Parkland Cakes. We also made an arrangement to go in the bar area, pieces to hang on the staircase and last but not least we made an arrangement that was attached to a column and served as the centerpiece for the food table.

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We absolutely loved working with Melanie of By Invitation…Only¬†Event Planning & Design¬†throughout the planning process. It was so awesome to see everything come together that morning at 701 Whaley. Wow, great teamwork!!

Clark Berry Photography shared so many beautiful images with me and it was really hard to pick just a few but I’ve included most of my favorites!

Congratulations again to Leigh and Grant! Thank you so much for letting us be a part of your special day!

Shelby and Zeb

I met Shelby and Zeb last fall when they came in for a consultation to talk about their wedding flowers. They were a lot of fun and I really enjoyed our meeting. I was so excited when I got a text from Shelby a few weeks later saying she wanted me to do the flowers! Shelby knew exactly what she wanted and what she liked and that happened to be¬†SUNFLOWERS! I love taking the Bride’s vision and ideas and bringing them to life!

Their wedding & reception took place at the beautiful 701 Whaley and was photographed by Clark Berry Photography.  The videography was done by Absolute Wedding Films and the lighting was done by Big Time Entertainment. The beautiful cake and cupcakes were made by Vicki at Vintage Bakery.

Shelby and Zeb are a special couple! I am happy to know them and thrilled that we got to be a part of their big day!

Take a look at some of the beautiful images that Clark and Becki captured!

 

Shannon and Brian

Shannon and Brian were married on Saturday, December 15, 2012. The ceremony took place at Trinity United Methodist Church and the reception was held at Riverbanks Botanical Gardens. I was thrilled to be a part of their “Winter Wonderland” themed wedding, complete with snow, crystals and branches! I have to say the centerpieces were a lot of fun to make!

We so enjoyed working with Melanie of¬†By Invitation Only…Event Planning & Design¬†and seeing everything come together for their special day! Take a look at some of the great images of the floral details by Clark Berry Photography!

Susan and Jonathan

Susan and Jonathan were married on Saturday, October 22, 2011. Hard to believe it’s already been a year! I so enjoyed working with Susan and her Mom, Carol. ¬†They are such sweet people and after our first meeting I felt like I had known them a long time. I was thrilled to be a part of Susan and Jonathan’s special day!

The ceremony was held at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in West Columbia. This is one of my favorite churches In Lexington County as it is so pretty to look at as you are driving down Emmanuel Church Rd. It also has a beautiful altar area and I love that we get to make altar flowers there often for Sunday services! Susan chose all white for the ceremony flowers and we also attached bows to the pews.

The reception was held at Lexington County Municipal Center and catered by Rusty’s Catering. ¬†Susan chose bright colors for the reception flowers. We made guest table centerpieces and a large buffet table centerpiece in oranges, yellows, purples and hot pinks.

Clark and Becki Berry photographed the big day and took amazing pictures, as always. James and Marianna Player of Absolute Wedding Films did the videography. They always do an awesome job too and I love watching their wedding films!

Happy 1st Anniversary, Susan and Jonathan!

Blair and Britt

Blair and Britt were married on Saturday, September 18, 2010. As they celebrate their 2nd wedding anniversary I wanted to share some of the details of their special day! The ceremony took place at Red Bank United Methodist Church and the reception was held at Country Club of Lexington.

I so enjoyed working with Blair and her Mom Sheila throughout the planning process! What a treat to work with such nice people! For Blair’s bouquet she selected¬†white hydrangea, white roses¬†and¬†white calla lilies. We wrapped ¬†her bouquet stems with¬†lace¬†from her gorgeous dress! The ten¬†bridesmaids¬†wore “Expresso” (brown) dresses and carried¬†mango callas lilies.

For the church, we used white flowers such as¬†lilies, roses, hydrangea¬†and¬†calla lilies. We created “Entrance Wreaths” for the front doors, placed a garland on the guestbook table and a large arrangement for the table in the narthex. In the sanctuary, we designed the altar arrangements and flowers for the candelabras and clustered¬†roses¬†with satin ribbon to mark the pews. ¬†We also added a vase of¬†white roses¬†in memory of loved ones.

For the reception, we used flowers in rich fall tones such as¬†roses, mango calla lilies, mokara orchids, brown gerbera daisies¬†and more. We created “Entrance Swags” and attached them to the front railings. Then in the foyer we added a vase of flowers as guests entered the¬†reception. We also designed a large vase arrangement for the food table ¬†as well as centerpieces for the guest tables. On the mantle at the country club, Blair’s gorgeous¬†bridal portrait¬†was displayed and we added a few vases of flowers to the mantle.

Clark Berry Photography¬†did a wonderful job and captured beautiful shots and as always they were very kind to share several of them with us! I’ve included a few, to see more click¬†here.

I was honored to be the florist for their wedding! Happy Anniversary, Blair and Britt!

Kayla and James

Kayla and James were married on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at Spring Valley Presbyterian Church and the reception was held at Capital City Club. It was a beautiful day and we were so glad to be part of their special day.
Janie met with Kayla and her Mom and enjoyed working with them¬†throughout¬†the planning process. After the initial consultation, Janie realized that she knew the groom’s parents, which made being a part of this wedding even more special! We were happy to also make the centerpieces, food table arrangement and favor table arrangement (see photos) for the rehearsal dinner the night before at¬†City Art.
The wedding color scheme was¬†dark purple¬†and¬†silver. Kayla chose shades of ¬†purple for her bouquet. It included¬†purple stock, lavender roses, purple carnations¬†and¬†purple alstroemeria. The 7 bridesmaids wore “Eggplant” (dark purple) colored dresses and carried bouquets of¬†white¬†flowers accented with¬†purple¬†ribbon. ¬†For the church, we designed¬†altar arrangements¬†in shades of purple for the beautiful sanctuary and attached bows with greenery to the family pews. ¬†The church¬†Wedding Director, Laura was so nice and helpful. She was great to work with!
For the reception we made a head table centerpiece and several guest table centerpieces in shades of purple as well as a large arrangement for the entrance. We also added purple flowers to the gorgeous cake by Vintage Bakery.
We have included some images taken by Clark Berry Photography. To see more photos Рclick here