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 (:


Denver Wedding Flowers | Cori Cook + Becky Young Photography

I love the simple beauty of this wedding we did with Becky Young Photography in June.  What girl doesn't love a bridal bouquet made of peonies?  "It's so fluffy I could die!"  Name that movie quote and I will give you something free...

Enjoy (:

Bridal Bouquet made of peonies, roses, and spray roses.  Simple and classy!

Bridesmaids Bouquets were made of red roses, hearts roses, spray roses, and gladiolus blooms.  Hand-tied in baclk satin with a damask banding.  The maid of honor's bouquet had a black/rhinestone brooch (see below). 


God Created Love | Personal Post

One of my best friends got married this summer.  To say that she was gorgeous is a major understatement.  She married someone who I think was created for her.  What a good feeling as a friend---to know that the person your friend is marrying recognizes the kind of treasure they are and will always treat them with respect, honor, and love.  If you're wondering if she is as exquisitley beautiful on the inside as she is the outside,
she is. 

Photography by Max & Poppy.  To see more of Allison's wedding, click here.  
And to see their adorable day after session, click here.  


Couture Wedding Flowers | Private Residence, Denver 

Remember when we did a sneak peek of Shannon's Wedding back in June?  Well, today, we are so happy to share the rest of the wedding...one of our favorites of the year (I know it seems like we always say that, but give us a break---we like what we do!).  

The reception was held at Shannons' parents' beautiful home in Denver, complete with a fabric draped tent, chandeliers, and a barn that was converted for an "Irish Pub" for an after party.  We designed bouquets and arrangements that would be the primary "pop" of color for the bridesmaids and reception tent.  I love how it turned out!  And I also love weddings at private residences---they are so personal and fun.  Enjoy this lovely wedding.  Congratulations Shannon & Bryan!  Stay in touch (:

Photography: Andrew Clark Photography
Floral Design: Cori Cook Floral Design
Ceremony Venue: Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Denver
Reception Venue: Private Residence, Denver
Catering: Continental Divine
Cake: Intricate Icings
Sugar Cookies: Happy Cakes
Valet: RPM Parking
Stationary: The Paper Guppy 

Bridesmaids Bouquets (LEFT): Made of peonies, mini calla lilies, mokara orchids, anenomes, roses, spray roses, veronica, and dusty miller.  Flower Girl Pomander (RIGHT): Made of fuchsia carnations with a grey grosgrain ribbon loop.  Hair by Andy Mendoza at Side Door Salon.  Makeup by Jessica Shinyeda at The FaceLab.

The Bridal Bouquet was a classic mix of white mini calla lilies and white roses.  
Wedding Dress by Romana Keveza.

Boutonnieres were made of calla lilies, mokara orchids, and dusty miller leaf.  

For the ceremony, we decided to not try to compete with the church decor, which is very traditional and ornate, and keep our arrangements classic and simple.  We lined glass cylinder vases down the aisle with submerged calla lilies or swirled steele grass, complete with a floating candle.  We also designed two large white arrangements for the front of the church that sat on duponi-silk, fabric-covered pedestals. 

 A Large pomander of fuschia roses sat on a mirrored table lined with escort cards.


I loved how well the bride's family coordinated!

For the reception, since we had 33 tables to work with, we decided to design three types of centerpiece.  I love this concept as long as there is careful attention paid to making sure the 3 styles coordinate well with each other.  The first style was a large glass vase of purple dendrobium orchids.  This style had a crystal suspended in the vase.  The second style was a cluster of three square vases with grey taffeta banding and broaching.  Each had a monobontanical arrangement inside. (This was our favorite style!).  The third style was a classic cylinder vase arrangement with grey taffeta banding and brooching, with a lush arrangement of fuchsia and purple florals.  

Custom monogramed bar by Design Works

Bar arrangement of peonies, dusty miller, and mokara orchids.  

Cake by Intricate Icings.  I can't believe how fabulous Rachel's cakes are!!!  

Tent: Event Rents
Tent Design: Design Works
Lighting: Rodd Metcalf with LMD Productions
Dance Floor/Linens/Chairs: Butler Rents

Band: Heartbeat (StarPro USA)

And now, for the very first time on my blog, I am very excited to share some pics taken by my husband, a budding and talented new photographer.  He just got his first real camera and has been diligently taking shots of all the centerpieces at all our weddings this summer.  And I am a proud wifey...the photos below are his.