Southwest Wedding Inspiration

I had such a fun time being a part of a Southwest Wedding Inspiration at Villa Parker with some amazing vendors! Tamara Gruner Photography captured everything beautifully. 

Sarah O. Jewelry makes the most gorgeous and unique pieces. I love everything she creates! 

This stunning necklace was handmade by Stacy Sterling, she does such amazing work! It accented this gown from Emma and Grace Bridal perfectly. Liz, at Beauty on Location, styled the bride's hair and make up with a subtle and organic look. 

I chose flowers with lots of texture and muted sunset colors. Some of the florals and foliage I used were protea, eucalyptus, scabiosa pods, poppy pods, amaranthus, thistle, dahlias, and crocosmia. 

Having someone customize your wedding with calligraphy is a great way to add special details to areas like your guestbook table, seating chart, or bar area. CURATE events + design created these beautiful invitations and drink menu. 

We created a bohemian ceremony with an ornate wooden screen, Navajo rugs and organic, textural florals in terra cotta and white ceramic containers. 

I loved all the details Celynn, with Tied with a Bow , added to the table. These amazing rentals were from Hunt and Gather and fit the look perfectly.

A wedding wouldn't be complete without dessert! These cookies are adorable and the details of the cake were just perfect! Honeycombe did a fabulous job! 

Angela + Drew | Colorado Destination Elopement

Colorado Destination Elopement | Westcliffe, CO

I was so excited when Angela reached out to me to help her design her florals for her wedding. We went to high school together and were track teammates! She moved to Texas several years ago and wanted to elope "home". 

She had an amazing color palette and let me have creative freedom with flower and foliage choice. 

They said their vows on top of a mountain at sunrise (so, so cold that morning), and then had a ceremony with family, and followed up with a fun dinner at a barn airbnb in Westcliffe! 

Thank you Angela and Drew for including me in your day. May your lives together be so blessed.

Photographer: Malissa Ahlin Photography

Wedding Gown: Lillian West

I loved how she mixed rustic wood and metals with rich colors and texture.

Her bouquet included roses, ranunculus, dahlias, lavender, crocosmia, hanging amaranthus, seeded eucalyptus, and nandina. 

Mara + Tim | The Venue at Flying Horse | Colorado Springs Wedding

Awww, finally blogging this beautiful wedding. It was one of my all-time favs! It was full of so much greenery goodness, lavender plants, farm tables, vintage bottles, and macramé. Mara was the sweetest and I'm so glad I had the opportunity to be a part of her wedding!! 

Venue: The Venue at Flying Horse

Photographer: Allison Easterling Photography

Wedding Planner: Sarah Evans Weddings

Cake/Dessert: Salted Sweets 

Wedding Gown: a & bé bridal shop

 

Fortitude + Finn Launch Party | Colorado Springs

It was such an honor to design a tablescape for Fortitude + Finn's launch party. I love designing flowers for special gatherings- nothing like a gorgeous setting, fabulous food and good friends and conversation. 

Fortitude + Finn is a blog written by Karen Mitchell "a collection of thoughts, recipes, lessons learned + inspirations amongst other explorations of life  – from finding your style at home to the culinary and decorative arts." I highly recommend you check it out!

I'm always so grateful to the wonderful people I get to work with on each event. This crew is no different! So wonderful and talented! 

Tables + Chairs contributed by CO Party Rentals | Photography contributed by Grace Gatto | Meal: Food Designers | Dessert contributed by Tiny Kitchen Co | Menus + Name Cards by Morgan Archuleta | Tag a long Salts by See Salt

McKenzie + Jayson // The Venue at Flying Horse

McKenzie and Jayson's wedding was such a beautiful day. They were married that morning at the temple in Denver and then celebrated with their friends and family at The Venue at Flying Horse. 

I loved creating her bouquets and arrangements with gorgeous peonies, sweet peas, ranunculus, garden roses, snowball viburnum, and a mix of beautiful foliage. We combined muted gold tones and birch to create an elegant and organic design. 

Photograher: Brooke Stapleton Photography

Venue: The Venue at Flying Horse Ranch

Planner: Katie Waite

Caterer: Cravings

Spring Styled Shoot :: Denver Collective

Spring offers so many wonderful blooms. Blooming branches and bulb flowers are some of my favorite. For this gorgeous shoot, I utilized plum branches, ranunculus, winter berry, hellebores, hyacinth, oncidium orchids, and beautiful garden roses. 

Working with these amazing Colorado wedding vendors was so much fun and I love how everything turned out. Enjoy! 

 

I love how artists see things in different ways and yet, similar at the same time. The first grouping of pictures if from Katherine Ridgely. She does an amazing job capturing the soft romantic feel. 

This second group of pictures is from Amy Caroline Photography. She too captures the soft romantic feel, but has a little different feel and emotion. I love the way both of them captured the day. 

Summer Tablescape

Summer is almost here! I love creating tablescapes for any type of occasion! It doesn't have to be complicated. I can create something beautiful with items that are special to you or items you already have in your home. 

Last year, I had the opportunity to create a gorgeous tablescape using items from my backyard as well as flowers found in Colorado gardens for Colorado Collective. Mary Andrews helped me plan the table setting with dishes from her grandmother and linens she had in her collection.  She also allowed us to use a gorgeous model home at The Farm from Keller Homes.

These gorgeous pictures are from the talented Becky Kyle with Good Photo

 Using fruit and vegetables in your floral design is a great way to create interest and color! 

Using fruit and vegetables in your floral design is a great way to create interest and color! 

I used apple branches with apples attached, blooming oregano, boxwood, geranium, and lavender from my yard. I also picked up zinnias, allium, artichokes, roses, scabiosa (pin cushion), chocolate queen anne's lace, and japonica from the wholesaler. All of these flowers can be grown in Colorado though. I also placed figs, blackberries, rutabaga and a tropical fruit throughout the tablescape for color contrast and texture. Terrariums were added as well.