Tuesday
Sep062011

Crooked Willow Wedding | Cori Cook Floral Design

Love this fun, funky wedding we designed with Ashley from Table 6 Productions in June!

Yellow is my favorite color to work with...EVER.  And when it's paired with grey, my heart swoons a little! Enjoy this lovely wedding brought to you by Harper Point Photography.  

VENDOR LOVE:
Photography: Sarah Boyd from Harper Point 
Planning/Coordination: Ashley from Table 6 Productions 
Floral Design: Cori Cook Floral Design
Venue: Crooked Willow Farms in Larkspur, CO 

Love this panoramic shot of the bouquets + amazing attire!  We decided on designing a monobotanical bouquet for each of the girls.  From the left: White China Mums, Yellow Pin Cushion Protea, White Dendrobium Orchids, Yellow Calla Lilies, Billy Balls, and White Peonies.  I love this style where each bridesmaid gets her own unique bouquet.  The Bride's Bouquet was a modern cascade of white phalenopsis orchids, yellow calla lilies, billy balls, and yellow oncidium orchids.  

Each bouquet had yellow billy ball "buttons".  We love detail!

Modern Boutonniere made of dusty miller, yellow oncidium orchids, white dendrobium orchids, tied in a black grosgrain ribbon with white border stitching.  

Billy Balls in Black Lacquer Vases lined the aisle way.  

Centerpieces hanging out before the room flip!  We designed three styles of centerpieces.  From the left: Fabric covered tall, square vases with velvet ribbon banding.  Each vase had a manzinita branch with yellow cymbidium orchids attached and hanging crystals.  The other style was a black lacquer vase with a beautiful spray of yellow oncidium orchids.

Wednesday
Aug312011

Style Me Pretty Feature | Cori Cook + Audrey Hannah Photo

Today is a good day!  It's the day I get to show my readers one of our most unique Cori Cook Floral Design weddings of the season.  AND...it happens to also featured on Style Me Pretty today!  Click here to see the feature!  It is always an honor to be featured on Style Me Pretty as it is one of the premier resources in the country for wedding planning and inspiration.  If you are planning on getting married anytime soon and need some ideas, you should definitely get to know it.

I knew I wanted to work with Stephanie from our initial consultation.  Her ideas were so unique, fun, and well-coordinated.  I love a themed event, so this one was right up our alley.  

We incorporated her subtle bird theme into her floral arrangements by using twisted curly willow in all her arrangements.  For her bridesmaid bouquets, we twisted "nests" of curly willow and used interesting, textural florals with highly saturated greens to "pop" against the neutral dresses.  And it worked.  

We also collaborated on her centerpieces and I love how they turned out.  Stephanie designed large sqaures of patterned fabric that set the stage for a unique mix of cracked pot arrangements, apothecary jars, bells jars, mercury glass votives, and a block-font table number sat on.  Each centerpiece was a different variation of this mix.  Bell jars held nests with robin's eggs and moss.  

Audrey Hannah Photo photographed the wedding and did a stellar job as usual.  I adore her work, but always appreciate her ability to pose the perfect shot and capture details beautifully.  Check out her blog post on the same wedding here.  

Enjoy this lovely wedding and please leave a comment!

VENDOR LOVE:
Photography: Audrey Hannah Photo
Floral Design: Cori Cook Floral Design
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Brookside Gardens in Berthoud, CO
Paperware: The Wedding Chicks
Catering: Origins Catering
Mini Desserts: Tee & Cakes
DJ: Amore DJ Entertainment

The Bridal Bouquet was a rounded, hand-tied bouquet of white ranunculus with a twisted curly willow wreath and star of Bethlehem border.

Bridesmaid Bouquets were hand-tied bouquets of twisted curly willow wreaths, green hydrangea, green roses, scabiosa pods, white scabiosa flowers, green hypericum berries, white veronica, green cymbidium orchids, and green hanging amaranthus.  We hand-tied their bouquets in strips of patterned fabrics.  

The Groomsmen Boutonnieres were made of the eye of a peacock feather, twisted curly willow pieces, and green cymbidium orchids.  

The Groom's Boutonniere was made of white ranunculus, star of bethlehem, and twisted curly willow pieces to match the bridal bouquet.  

For Stephanie's Aisle, we used an eclectic mix of mismatched bird cages and a mixture of large and tall cracked Anthropologie pot arrangements.  I loved how it turned out.  Best of all, we were able to re-purpose all the arrangements after the ceremony to be centerpieces.  

Best response to a Groom seeing his Bride...EVER!

Escort Cards were lined up on a vintage door with ribbon clotheslines running across.  

Monday
Aug292011

The Grand Hyatt Denver | Cori Cook + Flourish Studio Photography

Happy Monday!  I thought I'd start out the week with a lovely Denver Wedding we designed for in July!  Julie was one of my favorite brides to work with this season because she is just so darn sweet!  And...I happened to know and really love her bridesmaids as well (who you may remember from this and this).  The poor bell man at the Grand Hyatt Denver had to stand outside the door of the hotel room while we delivered the bouquets to Julie and her bridesmaids and listen to us all squeal about how fabulous the flowers were.  We love when our brides squeal!  It's what we live for in the summer months when wedding season is in full gear.  It reminds us why we trade hours at the pool for countless hours designing flowers at the studio: to make brides squeal with delight because they love their flowers that much!  Congratulations to Julie and Kurt, the sweetest, most beautiful couple ever!

Enjoy!

VENDOR LOVE:
Photography: Flourish Studio Photography---I love Vanessa so much!  Book us together!  We make a great team (:
Floral Design: Cori Cook Floral Design
Ceremony Venue: L2 Church
Reception Venue: The Grand Hyatt Denver, Pinnacle Ballroom
Linens: Chair Covers & Linens 
Cake: The Grand Hyatt Denver

To see more of Kurt & Julie's Wedding, check out Vanessa's blog post here.  

Tuesday
Aug232011

Daniel & Rachel Married | Southern California

My brother-in-law got married in Southern California a few weeks ago!  It was an honor to be a part of their wedding...I'm sure we'll have fabulous photos later as their photographer rocked it.  So did their videographer, Scott Houston from 32 Productions!  It was a fabulous, casual-picnic wedding and I have to say, I much preferred lounging on a qulit at a wedding to chair covers and stuffy ballroom decor.  Thanks Daniel and Rachel for letting us be a part of your special day!!  We love you.  Check out their highlights video:

 

Rachel + Daniel from 32 Productions on Vimeo.

P.S.  That hunky groomsman giving the second speech?  Yea, that's my husband (: