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.

Tuesday
Nov082011

Holy Ghost Catholic Church Wedding | Jodi + Drew Part I

When I first met Jodi and her family over coffee for our consutlation, I knew we would make a great team!  Not only is she incredibly sweet, creative, and beautiful, but she comes as a package deal with her equally talented and sweet sisters.  Lucky for us, these sisters are multi-talented in the wedding industry.  Jodi's eldest sister, Jenna, owns a fabulous paperware company that Jodi also works at called Fleur de Lis, A Paperie.  And Jodi's other sister, Jessica, is a fabulous wedding planner and planned every last detail of this wedding to a tee.  In fact, the Ciravella sisters even have their own wedding blog, Tutto Bella, which is super sweet and packed full of great fashion and design advice and fun wedding-related finds.

Enjoy Part I of this lovely wedding!

VENDOR LOVE:
Photography: Jenna Walker Photographers
Planning: Jessica of Tre Sorella
Paperware: Fleur de Lis, A Paperie
Floral Design: Cori Cook Floral Design
Ceremony Venue: Holy Ghost Catholic Church
Wedding Dress: Amsale from Felice Bridal Salon
Bride's Shoes: Jenny Yoo from Bella Bridesmaids
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)

We lined the church's aisleway with rustic lanterns and pillar candles.  I love the simplicity of it.  

The flower girl rode in a wagon decorated in viney florals down the aisle...

Jodi's bouquet was a blast to design and was inspired by her amazing gown (favorite wedding dress of the summer!)  It was a composit bouquet made to look like a romantic rosette.  I loved how it turned out and how perfect it looked with her dress.  

The adorable Ciarvella sisters...

Bridesmaids Bouquets were made of sunflowers, bill balls, hydrangea, wheat, lysimachia, and bluplurum and hand-tied in burlap ribbon.  

Part II: The Reception at Crooked Willow Farms coming soon...so stay tuned!

Friday
Oct282011

Della Terra Wedding Florist | Cori Cook + Audrey Hannah

I just love the textures and colors for this beautiful Della Terra wedding we did in August!  Isn't it lovely?  And I love when our flowers get to be the only "pop" of color in a wedding against darker, contrasting bridesmaid dresses!

One of our favorite things about this season was getting to design for more weddings in the beautiful Rocky Mountains.  We have designed for numerous weddings now at the Della Terra in Estes Park, and love this venue.  Not only is it a gorgeous location for a wedding, but their staff is super accommodating and stress free!  If you're looking for a venue in the mountains, you should definitely check it out! 

VENDOR LOVE
Photography: Audrey Hannah Photo
Floral Design: Cori Cook Floral Design
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Della Terra Mountain Chateaux

 Enjoy!

Bridesmaids Bouquets were hand-tied bouquets with lots of textured florals including hydrangea, dahlias, ranunculus, "Darcy" garden roses, spray roses, mokara orchids, silver brunua, and dusty miller.  Boutonniereswere made of a dusty miller leaf, mokara orchids and silver brunia tied in a navy grosgrain ribbon.  

Love these sassy bridesmaids!

The Bridal Bouquet was made of calla lilies, "Patience" garden roses, lisianthus, ranunculus, astible, and veronica.  I love how it turned out!