Crooked Willow Farms Wedding | Jenise + Max

Where do I start with this post?  

Jenise is one of my favorite people.  IN. THE. WORLD.  I love this girl.  

She has been a joy and a blessing to not only my business, but also to me personally.  I have known her family since high school so when she called me and told me she was in floral design school, I jumped on the chance to hire her.  She has faithfully worked two seasons of weddings and I have enjoyed every moment.  She is faithful, fun, and super talented and creative.

Only a few weddings in, she began talking about a guy named Max who had asked her out on a date.  We enjoyed hearing about their first date and every date after that.  Max is as much of a gem as our sweet Jenise, so naturally, we were thrilled when they annouced their engagement.  

As a floral designer herself, beautiful flowers were a priority for Jenise and we were honored when she asked us to design for her!  Another chance to team up, Morgan designed beautiful paperie that kept the look of the wedding cohesive and fun.

I don't know that I've ever seen a more radiant bride.  Jenise was glowing and gorgeous and the wedding was an absolute blast.  Favorite moment of the night was when Jenise popped in the photobooth with us right as we were taking a CCFD team photo.  Perfect.  Congrats Jenise + Max.  I love you guys dearly (:

Also, check out the feature of this wedding on one of our favorite wedding blogs, Ruffled!

Photography: Laura Murray Photography
Floral Design: Cori Cook Floral Design
Paperie: Paper + Ink
Coffee Bar: Two Rivers Craft Coffee Company
Cake: Mulberries Cake Shop
Venue: Crooked Willow Farms
Day of Coordination: Use the Clutch
Catering: Catering By Design
Photobooth: Partybooth
DJ: DJ Maestro

The CCFD family (minus Jenise + Max).  From the Left: April, Liz, Tex, Cori, Morgan, and Jeremy!


Cori Cook Floral Design & Paper + Ink | Fort Collins Weddings

True Story:  After 4 years of collaborating and dreaming, I am one blessed little lady to have opened up a floral and paperware studio with one of my very closest friends, Morgan.  Because we moved into the studio in March, immediately began renovations (with the help of our amazing parents and my amazing husband...more on that later), and then jumped right into our busy, busy wedding season, it's only now that we have begun to set back and say, "Oh my gosh.  We really did it."  This studio is a dream in so many ways...And since I love lists, I made a list why:

  • It has improved my quality of life.  I know that sounds dramatic, but I cannot convey how true it is.  Keep in mind this is coming from a girl that has been a nomad floral designer that has designed everywhere from a strangers garage, my parent's garage, my aunts garage to the side of the road, my living room, my driveway under an easy-up, my garage-turned-working floral studio.  While the last on the list was a certain improvement in conditions, it doesn't compare to our adorable little space that was designed specifically for designing beautiful flowers and paperware.
  • My home is my home and my work is my work.  And I like it that way!  While I totally believe that our lives should be fluid and we should be the same person at work as we are at home, the space between the two has been good.  When I'm home, I'm not working.  And when I am at work, I'm not cooking dinner and doing laundry.  It's a good balance.  Of course, there is the occasional snowy day that I work from a computer at home, but that's because my boss said it was okay (:
  • The studio is also a dream because it is a culmination of many, many talks and brainstorming sessions between myself and Morgan.  Morgan and I met in college and became instant friends.  After years of being friends, we starting imagining what it would be like to combine flowers + paperware under one roof.  And I'll tell you what it's like: it's brilliant (if I may so myself!).  After all, flowers and paper are often two of the most important design elements in creating a beautiful wedding that reflects the personality of the bride and groom.  So we help our couples connect the dots with a cohesive vision between flowers and paperware.  Plus it's just fun.

We've been asked over and over to see pics of the new studio and I promise that we will post some soon.  We're still working on a few things that we want just right before we're ready for the big reveal (:  And just for reference, if you are looking for Morgan's Paper + Ink website, it is in process.  For now, check out her gallery on my website by clicking here and here.  

This wedding, from July (I know, I am way behind in blogging this summer!) was one of our very first weddings we booked together.  The bride, Susan, planned most of her wedding remotely and we appreciated the faith she had in our collaboration of designs.  What fun.  Enjoy this lovely wedding of vintage romance and casual elegance...brought to you by:

Photography: Harper Point Photography
Flowers: Cori Cook Floral Design
Paperware: Paper + Ink
Rentals/Vintage Props: A Vintage Affair Rentals
Venue: The Tapestry House

I love this design.  Tables were decked out with burlap runners with lace borders.  Centerpieces were a mix of old wooden planter boxes with lush, organic arrangements of juliet garden roses, succulents, roses, veronica, cafe au lait dahlias, scabiosa pods, astible, sweet pea, lavender, and seeded eucalyptus.  Morgan designed adorable custom screen printed wooden table numbers that stuck out of centerpieces and coordinated with everything from invitations to advice cards.  Oh cohesion: I love you.  

Boutonnieres were made of eucalyptus, scabiosa pods, wax flower, and lavender sprigs.  Tied in twine.  

Bridesmaid carried petite bouquets of juliet garden roses, succulents, astilbe, veronica, peonies, ranunculus, and lavender.  Hand-tied in burlap ribbon.  


Mile High Station | Denver Wedding Flowers | Michelle + Michael

Ahhhh!  Stylish brides and maids are my very favorite!  After all, why do we make our best buddies all wear the same thing on the day of our wedding?  Instead, let's let them shine in the dress of their choice.  Always turns out much better anyways...see for yourself!

Photography: Zach & Michelle Wear of Revert Photo
Florals: Cori Cook Floral Design
Venue: Mile High Station

Yellow, monochromatic bridesmaid bouquets, unique to each lovely lady.  Tulips, China Mums, Roses, Calla Lilies, and Gerbera Daisies.  Bride carried a lovely mixed white and yellow bouquet with accents of dusty miller and grey berzilla berry.  And for the record, the pewter/yellow/white color combo just isn't getting old for me.  It is versitile and very much still alive in my heart!

The Groom's Boutonniere was made of a yellow mini calla lily, dusty miller leaf backing, and grey berzilla berries.  Finished off with lovely skinny grosgrain ribbon in pewter!

Bridal Bouquet was made of roses, garden roses, freesia, lisanthus, grey berzilla berries, and dusty miller.

Sweetest flower girl ever.  With her yellow button mum pomander!

Centerpieces were clear cube vases lined in variegated ti leaves.  With lush yellow and white arrangement of hydrangea, garden roses, roses, lisanthus, ti leaf loops, tulips, grey berzilla berries, and dusty miller (above).  Taller Centerpieces were peppered throughout the venue with submerged calla lilies, oncidium orchids, and lily grass swirls.  Complete with a white floating candle.  


Organic Purple Bouquet | One Hitched Lane

Enjoy this lovely shoot of a bouquet we designed a few months ago for One Hitched Lane (a super cool, Colorado-based wedding blog!)  To see more, check out a couple of our recent features here and here.