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 (:

Thursday
Aug182011

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).