One of my favorite parts of being a floral designer is getting to meet with a bride and groom and dream up fabulous ideas for their wedding. Making every wedding unique and different for each couple that we design for is an important value of ours at Cori Cook Floral Design. We are constantly being inspired by new flowers, techniques, shapes, colors, and textures, so when Laura and Ryan came into the studio to meet with us, I was overjoyed at their desire to be creative and adventurous with the design for their wedding. Ribbon treatments (again, our favorite), monochromatic bouquets, centerpieces made out of antlers and pheasant feathers, hanging glass globes, and baby's breath poofs down the aisle are just a few of the elements that made up this amazing winter wonderland wedding.
Laura and Ryan, your wedding was an absolute dream to design! Thank you for trusting me and letting me run with your ideas. You were brave and adventurous and I love that. Not to mention - you were also fearless about getting married in February in Colorado! We love winter weddings. We love adventure and creativty. And we love you two!
P.S. A special shoutout again to Christyn at We Tie The Knots. We love doing weddings together. She is a brilliantly talented designer and one of the best coordinators we know! She truly made this whole event come together cohesively and creatively. Christyn - You rock!
Photography: Rouxby | Planning: We Tie the Knots | Floral Design: Us, Cori Cook Floral Design | Cake: TeaCup | Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Sancutary Golf Course, Sedalia | Hair & Makeup: Fluff Bar
Peonies in August?! Wait...what?
Making brides happy on their wedding day is what makes us most fulfilled in our job here at Cori Cook Floral Design. So my heart broke for Kelley at our first consultation when she explained that she planned her wedding date around wanting peonies EVERYWHERE...only to realize she had gotten some misinformation about when they are actually available. So she went from florist to florist only to hear that she couldn't get peonies in August. I figured it was a long shot, but told her I would look into a resource I had recently heard of---peony growers in Alaska.
After a little bit of research, I got in touch with an AMAZING resource in Alaska who assured us we could definitely get the peonies we wanted. So Kelley got her wish after all: Peonies in August! And we got ours too: Another happy bride! Our work here is done (:
This is one of those times where I can confidently say...photos just just can't capture the beauty and magic of this wedding. What a way for us at CCFD to end 2012---With a bang! And lots of glitter and sequins! (Thank you La Tavola Linens for indulging our not-so-secret love of glitter and sequins).
Everything in this festive New Year's Eve wedding came together perfectly, from the event decor to the escort card displays, to the centerpieces. An "Extravaganza" is literally the only way to put it. Through the brilliance of Christyn at We Tie the Knots, Tricia and Eric's vision to have a "Bohemian Chic" wedding came to life! All elements of the wedding uniquely captured who Tricia and Eric are and also their incredible love story. Oh how I wish that photos could show just how perfectly flawless this wedding was!
My favorite thing about designing this wedding??...New designs and new challenges. Elaborate and glamorous ribbon treatments for the bridal and bridesmaids (a must-have in my opinion), a hanging manzanita branch arrangement over the head table, an antique frame filled with a bed of blush and ivory flowers. What's not to love?
Tricia and Eric - what a amazing thing it was to be a part of your wedding day and all the planning leading up to it. You two are a gift! Couldn't think of a better way to end the year. Cheers! -Liz
Wedding Planning: We Tie The Knots (One of our absolute favs!)
Floral Design: Us, Cori Cook Floral Design!
Photography: Preston Utley Photography
Event Decor: Design Works
Videography: Passion to Action
Linens: La Tavola Linens
Venue: Kevin Taylor's at The Opera House
I could go on for days... but you just have to see it for yourself...
Looking back through the photos of this wedding we did last season in Keystone makes me wish for summer to arrive. The evenings where it doesn't get dark until 9pm and Colorado is its full glory...but, alas! Colorado weather continues to surprise us with a mind of it's own. It teases us with the occasional 70 degrees, but then dashes my dreams with another snow day like today.
It doesn't matter. Summer is alive in our hearts. We at Cori Cook Floral Design are ramping up for our sixth season of weddings and I have to say, that we're more excited than ever. We have all kinds of amazing weddings booked this year, from the casual to the extravagant. As another season approaches, we are overwhelmed with the feeling that we are really blessed to get to live our dream and do work that makes our hearts happy! What are you most excited about this summer?
Enjoy this lovely, casual wedding with the sweetest bride and groom ever...
VENDOR LOVE | Day of Coordinator: Jennifer Farmer | Photography: Brian Kraft Photography | Flowers: Cori Cook Floral Design | Venue: Timber Ridge, Keystone | DJ: Chris Cockroft, Tip Top Music Entertainment