Friday
Nov302012

Aspen Wedding | Cori Cook Floral Design | Kellie + Jeremy

A coral color palette is always such a dream to me!  Especially when paired with the most epic fall weekend in Colorado.  I savored every bit of the drive up Aspen to Kellie + Jeremy's wedding.  The trees were turning lovely shades of yellow across the mountains!

I've been dying to design for a coral wedding and this was a perfect fit.  I loved the way our flowers were both rustic and hip and perfectly complemented the bridesmaids' lace Anthropolgie dresses.  We used several shades of roses, garden roses, spray roses, ranunculus, calla lilies, dahlias, and lovely yellow berries.  

Congrats Kellie + Jeremy!  I so enjoyed working together and wish you a lifetime of love, joy, and happiness together! 

VENDOR LOVE
Photography: Laura Murray Photography
Floral Design: Cori Cook Floral Design
Venue: Pine Creek Cook House, Aspen, CO  

Oh, and one more note!  Have you noticed we've been doing a lot of weddings with Laura Murray Photography? Well, we have!  And we adore her.  If you are looking for your photorapher, you should check her out.  I promise you won't be disappointed! 

 


Thursday
Nov152012

Mint Juleps & Monograms | Mollie + Paul | We Tie the Knots + CCFD

Mint juleps, monograms, big ribbon bows, and homemade pies....bringing a little taste of the south to the mountains of Colorado! This wedding was the perfect blend of Colorado mountains, fresh air, rustic accents mixed with little gems of the good ol' south. I didn't expect to fall in love with the classic southern design look this summer, but I absolutely did! From making floral monogrammed letters to tying huge fabulous bows on the bouquets, I felt like a giddy little girl falling in love with flowers all over again. 

We got to work with the lovely Christyn from We Tie the Knots. We LOVE LOVE LOVE Christyn. Her incredible design sense, emphasis on cohesion, and her ability to make the wedding flow seamlessly is amazing. 

...And not to mention, Mollie and Paul were the cutest couple to work with!  My favorite thing is when a bride is giddy to see her bouquet, and Mollie was giddy, giggly, and excited when I walked in the room with her bouquet. Andrew and Jessica Photographers even snapped a photo of Mollie pointing out some of her favorite flowers in her bouquet to her groom. 

Sweet wedding. Sweet couple. Sweet southern style.  It was a joy!

VENDOR LOVE:
Photography: Andrew & Jessica Photographers  
Wedding Planning: Christyn at We Tie the Knots 
Floral Design: Cori Cook Floral Design
Ceremony Venue: The Chapel at Beaver Creek, Beaver Creek, CO
Reception Venue: Beano's Cabin, Beaver Creek, CO

Wednesday
Nov142012

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!

VENDOR LOVE
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!



Friday
Nov022012

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:

VENDOR LOVE
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.