Weddings I love. But marriage I love more. And I couldn't be happier for two of my great friends to be married to each other. Enter Makenzie + Marshall. These two are the real deal. And there love is sweet. Marriage is suiting them quite wonderfully. So check out their adorable wedding that happened in late June. We were so honored to be a part of it.
Marshall + Makenzie: We love you guys and are so happy for you. We are so excited to be on the marriage journey with you and promise to always support and encourage your marriage (: Love you, dear friends!
An heirloom Bible was used for the ring bearer pillow and we designed a cluster of florals for it.
Bridesmaids Bouquets were colorful arrangements of dahlias, roses, mint, clover, billy balls, thistle, camomile, and mini green hydrangea, tied in burlap.
Ahhh---Makenzie! You are gorgeous!
Makenzie's bouquet was made of Garden Roses, spray roses, mini green hydrangea, camomile, mint, scabiosa, lisanthus, and ranunculus.
Boutonnieres were colorful, mountainy arrangements of billy balls, rosemary, hypericum berry, and thistle, tied in twine.
Love this photo.
"Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile." - William Cullen Bryant
There is nothing I love more than the changing of seasons, particularlly the transition from summer to fall. Last October, we had the blessed opportunity to work with Rachel of Talia Events and Jenna Walker Photographers to design flowers for Jenna Walker's Substance workshop.
I love collaborating on this luxe western styled shoot. We designed several pieces for the workshop including a low and long ombre fall floral centerpiece for the table, cactus "escort cards" and a bridal bouquet complete with cascading pheasant feathers. And, for the first time, Morgan and I got to try out pairing and coordinating fabulous flowers and paperware together! I love the result. Morgan designed all BEAUTIFUL paper pieces including the menu, "Ace High Love" sign, table numbers, and escort cards.
Enjoy this lovely inspiration shoot brought to you by:
Photography: Jenna Walker Photographers
Styling & Design: Rachel of Talia Events
Flowers: Cori Cook Floral Design
Paperware: Morgan of Paper + Ink
Desserts: Piece Love & Chocolate
Make Up: Janine of Makeup by Janine
Rentals: All Events Tent & Party Rental
I looooved this wedding. It's all I could talk about while I was designing. It might have gotten a little old for everyone around me, but I just loved it's natural, textural look. So naturally, I was so thrilled to get this little note in the mail from the bride, Carolyn about a week after her wedding:
"Cori, I can't explain to you how blown away I was when I walked into our reception and saw your amazing arrangements. I didn't think you could possibly top those picture perfect bouquets, but the centerpieces were breathtaking. From the beginning when I gave you a very vague idea of what I wanted, you make the entire process simple and fun. In the end, the flowers were definately the talk of the wedding. Thank you again for helping me put together a more beautiful wedding than I thought possible! All my best, Carolyn"
I love making brides happy (: Enjoy!