Wednesday
Jan112012

Cori Cook Floral Design at The Oxford Hotel, Denver | Camille + Ricky

I know, I know!  I haven't blogged in weeks!  I had a wonderful holiday season and made it my mission to take some much-needed time off.  I did - and it was glorious.  But, about half way through, I started to feel the itch to get back to work.  Time off helps me realize how much I actually love my job and how it is PASSION that keeps me going those long summer months.  Cori Cook Floral Design is blowing up with some really exciting new developments...which we will be rolling out in the next month or so...so stay tuned!  You won't want to miss it.

On another note, please enjoy this beauty of a wedding that we designed for in early October.  This bride and her sweet mom were great to work with and had so many ideas for keeping it fresh and fun, but with a very classy vibe.  I think it turned out perfect.  We used deep fall colors like burgundies, burnt oranges, eggplants, and emeralds to compliment their choice of champagne bridesmaid dresses and linens.  I also loved the way the ballroom at The Oxford Hotel looked with tons of candlelight.  It was very moody and romantic.  Enjoy this lovely wedding!

VENDOR LOVE:
Photography: Zorn Photography (first time working with them!  I love the way the photos turned out!)
Floral Design: Cori Cook Floral Design
Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Oxford Hotel, Denver
Cake: Kelley Kakes (always love working with her!)

Camille got ready at the beautiful Ritz Carlton, Denver.  

For Ricky's Boutonnières, we used pheasant feathers, eucalyptus leaves, and ranunculus.  I love how it turned out. 

For the ceremony, we loaded up a dresser with varying heights of pillar candles in glass cylinder vases, votives, and taper candles.  Then, we reused these same vases as centerpieces after the ceremony.

 

We designed two types of centerpiece for her guest tables.  One was a fabric covered box with a lush arrangement of florals and a gold manzinita branch with hanging votives.  The other was an all candle centerpiece with mixed pillar candles and votives.  Both centerpieces had velvet banding and brooch detail.  

Monday
Dec122011

The Kitchen, Boulder | Cori Cook + Talia Events

Enjoy this lovely Fall wedding we did in Boulder this October with our favorite wedding planner---Talia Events!  I love how it turned out.  The simple pops of red in Jill's wildflower bouquet coordinated perfectly with her sassy shoes!

VENDOR LOVE:
Photography: Julia Vandenoever Photography
Planning & Flawless Coordination: Talia Events
Floral Design: Cori Cook Floral Design 
Ceremony Venue: Chautauqua Lawn in Boulder 
Reception Venue: The Kitchen in Boulder 

Monday
Dec052011

Grand Hyatt Denver Wedding | Cori Cook Floral Design

A lovely August wedding at The Grand Hyatt Denver---One of my very favorite venues in Denver! Congrats Erin & Tyson!

VENDOR LOVE
Photography: Chad Morgan Photography
Floral Design: Cori Cook Floral Design
Venue: The Grand Hyatt Denver

Friday
Nov182011

Crooked Willow Farms Reception | Jodi + Drew Part II

We do custom weddings.  It's our thing.  We want our brides to feel special and valued on their big day and part of that is personalizing their flowers to their unique personalities and interests.  For some this means incorporating their grandmother's vintage brooch on their bouquet.  For others, it means using flowers that have special meaning to them.  For Jodi it meant designing flowers that not only coordinated with Crooked Willow's country luxe feel, but that also celebrated her and Drew's love story.  To do this, we took one of Jodi's favorite flowers - sunflowers - and created centerpieces that revolved around this flower and arranged them in hand-stained wooden boxes that had a each personalized "J + D" carved into them.  For some we designed sunflower pomanders on giant manzinita branches (these were over 5 ft. tall!).  And for a lower centerpiece, we designed a country-luxe arrangement of hydrangea, sunflowers, billy balls, wheat, and dusty miller.  I love how they both turned out.  

The other thing I love about this wedding was the perfectly coordinated details.  From start to finish, there was a strong sunflower, country luxe theme that manifested itself in each detail.  Escort Cards were attached to small metal horseshoes.  Each place setting had a rattan charger plate with a packet of sunflower seeds as favors.  All around Crooked Willow were hand-painted wooden signs directing guests where to go.  There was a western wheel chandelier that hung above the dance floor with a swanky lounge area for relaxing, complete with western furniture provided by Crooked Willow.  Jessica did fantastic job with all these details and was a joy to work with every step of the way.  Congratulations, Jodi & Drew!  You two are the sweetest!!!

VENDOR LOVE
Photography: Jenna Walker Photographers
Planning: Jessica of Tre Sorella
Paperware: Fleur de Lis, A Paperie
Floral Design: Cori Cook Floral Design
Reception Venue: Crooked Willow Farms in Larkspur
Caterer: Epicurean Catering
Cake: Intricate Icings
Tent: Event Rents
Linens: Kimi Hansen from Apres Party & Tent Rental
Decor/Lighting: Rodd Metcalf from LMD Productions
DJ: Jeff Hughes (violinist) and DJ Q
Cocktails Entertainment: Derek Evilsizor
Transportation: Fox Limo
Hayride: Gary from Kodiak Ranch
Wedding Dress: Amsale from Felice Bridal Salon
Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Al's Formal Wear
Bridal & Bridesmaid Jewelry: Kathryn Giarrantano Jewelry
Videographer: Creative Mountain Images
Make Up: Aldo Celeste, Flirt Salon
Hair: Kristina Perreco, A New Image Salon (303.313.9791) 

Enjoy!

The wedding party switched to cowboy boots for the reception!

Another look at that composit bouquet.  It's safe to say I loved it (:

The ballroom at Crooked Willow.  

Left: Place settings complete with rattan chargers, a linen napkin with menu and sunflower seed packets.  Right: Our tall centerpiece.  5 ft. tall manzinita branches with 2 sunflower pomanders and hanging votives, sunflowers spilling out of the wooden box.  Wooden box is hand-stained and carved with Jodi & Drew's initials.  

The low version of the centerpiece.  A mixed arrangement of hydrangea, sunflowers, billy balls, wheat, and dusty miller.  

I was in love with this cake made by Rachael at Intricate Icings.  She is seriously amazing.  
It was a stunning work of art!!!

Horseshoe escort cards.