Wednesday
Aug102011

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.  

Monday
Aug082011

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 (:

VENDOR LOVE:
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.  

Sunday
Jul312011

Husband {BLOG} Hijack - Cori Cook's Husband

Hi, I'm Michael and I'm Cori Cook's Husband. And this is my story ... 

So, Cori is out and about getting for our trip to California this week and has no idea that I'm doing this right now ... and yes this trip does involve a wedding annnnnd some sunshine and a lot of great ol' friends! We are stoked! Anyways, Cori has no idea that I'm currently hijacking her blog, but I wanted to share with you, her faithful followers, a quick glimpse in to the fun side of Cori Cook Floral Design!

So, we were up in Beaver Creek yesterday setting up a beautiful wedding at the Donovan Pavillion in Vail (she'd be so proud of me for linking that site for you!) and as I was setting out some candle votives (in a very professional manner of course, like always) I caught a glimpse of myself in one of them. So, what does any super professional husband start doing? I start making awesome faces in them and snapping a couple shots, minutes later, Cori catches me, outside on the patio all by my lonesome snapping some pictures of myself in the reflection ... needless to say, if you know anything about Cori, you know that she loves joining in on the fun!

And I, being the supportive husband that I am, thought she'd want you to enjoy some pictures from our candle votive camera booth :) 

Have a great week everyone!!

 - Michael

Husband to Cori and VP of Operations & Etc. - Yes, I gave myself that title :)

Wednesday
Jul272011

Breckenridge Wedding Flowers | Cori Cook + Becky Young

One of the things I have loved most about this summer is our mountain weddings!  I have so enjoyed getting to know some of Colorado's finest mountain towns like Vail, Beaver Creek, Aspen, and Breckenridge!  This wedding was another favorite to work on as Michelle (the beautiful bride!) was a blast to work with.  Not only was she super laid back and open to ideas, but everything about her weddings was colorful and exuberant!  When I saw this first picture, I immediately emailed my dear friend and photography genius, Becky Young to say, "That is my favorite photo of all time!"  I love the excitement and joy caught in that moment.  Congrats, Michelle & Colin!!!  It was my pleasure to work with you!  Keep in touch (:

VENDOR LOVE:
Photography: Becky Young Photography (She's fabulous!)
Floral Design: Us!  Cori Cook Floral Design
Ceremony Venue: Seven's Patio at Base 7 in Breckenridge, CO
Reception Venue:  The Maggie in Breckenridge, CO
Catering: Breckenridge Hospitality
DJ: PBJ
Cake & Cupcakes: Sugar
Hair Styling: Elements Salon

 

The Bridal Bouquet was a vibrant mix of colors.  Flowers used were orange dahlias, fuchsia spray roses, yellow roses, oncidium orchids (one of my favs!) and billy balls.  

Boutonnieres were made of orange mokara orchids and lily grass loops.  With a turquoise bowtie to match the guys' patterned ties.  

Again, another fabulous shot of this new style of corsage that we have been designing.  A single fuchsia peony on a beaded wristlet.  So chic and fun for non-traditional moms!

Michelle had a patterned aisle runner and we provided clean, modern lanterns with yellow oncidium orchids peeping through the open tops.  


 

  Michelle's banquet-style tables were decorated with patterned runners and lantern floral arrangements.  I love how crisp and clean these turned out!  We also included several vintage bottles down the center of the table with mono-botanical arrangements of zinnias, billy balls, and bells of ireland.  Just a fun pop of color!
Wanna see more?  Click here to see Becky's post on the same wedding!