Tuesday, November 16, 2010

what a fun family to work with again! i did the flowers for the older sister a few years ago and now several friends, as well-thanks for all of the recommendations-it's the best compliment!
the bride wanted pinks, purples and blues with a little orange to pop against the steel grey dresses and tiffany blue accents. i love the way it turned out!
ceremony: st. john's united methodist
reception venue: indian hills (gorgeous!)
three styles of centerpieces: tall, iron holders with hanging candles, textural wreaths surrounding iron lanterns and a heavy glass cylinder with a full arrangement. on the head table we used the bouquets in cylinder vases down the center.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

love these photos by jessica roark of epaga foto. this wedding reception turned out beautiful! lots of thoughtful details added by the bride's mother really made the tables sparkle and were a great accent to the flowers.
venue: the intercontinental on the plaza
flowers: hydrangea, dendrobium orchids, roses, china berry, dahlias, tulips, ranuculus and curly willow.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

this wedding last month was held at the circle s ranch just outside of lawrence, ks. i did no want to leave after setting it up! first of all, we are having the most beautiful fall here and this was one of those gorgeous sunshiney days! what i loved most was the fact that the whole wedding party could spend friday night at the ranch/bed and breakfast and then chill out the day of the wedding until guests started arriving. it was so peaceful but totally set up for a good party that night. the wedding took place under a chuppa and large oak trees, then off to the rustic barn for dinner and dancing out on the covered patio. flowers were dahlias, hydrangeas, orchids, mums, stock and tulips in tin buckets surrounded by locally grown pumpkins, apples and gourds.
a photo of my hardworking assistant, tracie. she is all business and knows what needs to be done without me having to ask. when are finished with the set-up it's lots of laughs!
and i don't usually add in random, non-flowery stuff but here goes...
we made a stop in lawrence (yes, i went to the other ks school and manhattan holds my heart, but lawrence is kind of cool to visit). we stopped at local burger for a tasty veggie burger and sweet potato fries.
and a gorgeous centerpiece for an event at the kc zoo. a moss tray with a lush arrangement of cymbidium orchids, ranuculus, dahlias, hydrangea, katone aster and mixed greenery. lovely!

and finally these bowls i found at an estate sale. i love the shape and funky colors. can't wait to feature these in a future tastebud article. the runner on the table is also from another estate sale last year.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

gorgeous photos of last weekend's wedding by jessica peterson.

the bride wanted bright fall in shades of purples and pinks with pops of orange and green. dahlias, hydrangea, ranuculus, roses, scabiosa, privet and curly willow.
boutonniere of an orange spray rose, privet, scented geranium and curly willow.

a tall centerpiece of curly willow with hanging votives.

venue: the terrace on grand-a great modern loft space with rooftop and amazing views of downtown.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

from the september issue of tastebud magazine. i was a geography major in college and have always loved globes and maps. the theme for this issue was 'think global, eat local.' so, i used globes as centerpieces and lined the table with a large world map. you can stack the globes on old atlas' or travel books. use corkboard squares as placemats and create a place card by cutting a flag shape from an old map and attach to a toothpick or pin to stick into the cork.
spin the globe and point - create a menu from wherever you land with locally sourced food.

wedding number one this weekend had bright fall flowers in shades of orange, red and pink-mahogany sunflowers, dahlias, roses and spray roses, chocolate cosmos, ranuculus, cockscomb and smokebush. the reception was at the webster house-lovely traditional venue-i love the cozy rooms and great food!

wedding number two was completely different from the first. the girls wore mint dresses from jcrew and flowers were in shades of white, apple green and light blue-hydrangeas, lilies, roses, ranuculus, cymbidium and dendrobium orchids. the reception was held at the kemper museum of contemporary art-another favorite-lots of clean lines and open spaces. you don't need a lot of decor here with all of the great modern art.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

it's a girl!
a very pink arrangement for a friend who just had a baby girl (following three boys-so very exciting!)
hydrangea, ranuculus, dahlias, david austen "juliet" roses and scented geranium leaves.
and a princess crown note from all of her k-state sisters.

a bouquet of blue hydrangea, yellow and white roses, stephanotis, dahlias and delphinium from a summer wedding.
simple centerpiece of blue hydrangea in a square glass vase.

About Me

my name is heather and i have three crazy, creative, funny, winey, smart, loving and sweet children (henry, charlie and lucy). we love exploring around town and playing at home. i love creating whether it is with fresh flowers, fabrics, papers or whatever inspires me on a particular day.