Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Spring Blooms

We are officially into Spring in the south! While the weather has taken a turn and it still feels like winter, these gorgeous blooms will assure us all that Spring will be here in the south very soon! I love spring blooms and these are sure to be show stoppers in your bouquets and centerpieces!

These are easy to spot with their black centers. In spring, these typically come in white, pink, purple and red. These are certain to stand out especially, against a white



French tulips are ideal for large arrangements, while Dutch tulips work great in your bridal bouquets. Their availability begins in November but peak in early spring (they are beginning to sprout up across Northwest Arkansas now) and they come in any wedding worthy color!

I love the beauty and elegance of the peach French Tulips!


Ranunculus is my second favorite wedding flower! We will cover my first one in just a bit. :-) I love the fullness, texture and dimension that a Ranunculus has to offer. They are available in an array of colors too, most notably pink, orange and yellow. However, I chose to highlight the beauty and softness of the light pink and white!


We now come to my favorite wedding flower and quite possibly, the most striking and lucious flower, the peony. While the peony is breathtaking in its appearance and smell, it also is on your wedding budget! But, every bride needs a splurge somewhere, right?

This deep pink will add beautiful drama to your wedding.

A beautiful elegance with white and light pink.

Wow your guests with this soft pink.

Other bouquet worthy spring blooms:

Cherry Blossoms



Sweet Peas


Lily of the Valley

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Rescue 911: When having a wedding coordinator really pays!

One of my wonderful brides called me one afternoon while I was on lunch. I almost let it go to voicemail since I was on a lunch date, but felt that I needed to answer that particular call. I picked up and my sweet bride was in tears!

She was just two weeks out from her wedding and had contacted her hired string quartet to follow up after a week or so of no responses to her emails or voicemails. The conversation did not end well and the string quartet bailed on my bride, leaving her extremely tearful and emotional. You can imagine, right?! The "momma bird" in me immediately went to assure my sweet bride that she would get her deposit back and that we would also secure another string quartet just two weeks out from her wedding.

I made one phone call and had secured a wonderful string quartet. Thankfully, they were availalbe for her wedding day!

An added bonus of hiring a wedding coordinator is having access to our contacts! I try very hard to make sure that I have the best possible list of vendors to work with any budget, style and client. What was turning out to be a very emotional and stressful situation for my bride was quickly resolved and even allowed her more customization in her music selections for her ceremony! What a bonus!

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Image with car vendor credits:

Flowers by Jules Design

Photography by Photo Love

Image with Bride and Groom vendor credits:

Flowers by Jules Design

Photography by Beaty Photography

Real Wedding: Anna and Matt

I had the privilege of doing the "Day of" Coordination for a fun, sweet and loving couple last weekend and wanted to share the details of their beautiful wedding! Anna did a wonderful job working with her vendors to get the look she wanted!

Their ring pillow was custom made for them.

They held both the ceremony and reception at the Fayetteville Town Center. Anna had Eventures drape 1/3 of the room for the ceremony from ceiling to floor in white panels. The panels were later tied back with black ribbon to allow the guests to move into the reception area.
The aisle runner was lined with black rose petals to tie their black,white and silver theme together.
Two large Crystal Trees were set on their ceremony stage to give extra heighth to the room. These were up-lit to add a warm glow and Flora adorned the crystal trees with white Gardenias. The room smelt incredibly romantic!

Large crystal chandeliers and lanters were suspended from the ceilings that were also draped in the same white panels that draped the ceremony.

All of the guest's tables were showcased with large trumpet vases filled with baby's breath. Truly a focal point!

Groove Productions got them started with their first dance as husband and wife! They are such a wonderful couple!

This is one of my favorite cake table linens; such texture and drama.

A beautiful and clean-lined cake from Shelby Lynn's sat at top the gorgeous cake linen. The four tier wedding cake was adorned with white sugary flowers accented with black feathers and actual black ribbon threaded on the cake.

Anna wanted to provide extra chic seating by bringing in this leather lounge that was cornered with four chandeliers.

The large arrangement that greeted their guests to the ceremony. Black baskets held their ceremony programs that were adorned with origami flowers.

I look forward to the pictures from Jeremy Cavness, that truly reflects
the beauty of their wedding and what a wonderful job Anna did!
All vendors involved in this beautiful wedding:
Dynasty (provided their get away black strech hummer limousine)
Jeremy Cavness (also provided the photobooth)

Friday, March 11, 2011

My new obsession: Maggie Austin Cakes

I am simply obsessed with Maggie Austin Cakes! She is located in Washington D.C. metro area and offers a "fresh interpretation of cake and cookie design...her designs display symmetry, elegance, and sophistication with the subtle yet unmistakable mark of houte couture." This last sentence explains why I love her, but her portfolio also speaks for itself:

I love the simple anemone and roses

Gorgeous and feminine "Rose Frill" cake

Perfect for a spring wedding with the "Hydrange and Frill"

This "Magnolia and Frill" cake will look gorgeous anywhere, but especially wonderful in the South!

Probably my favorite, the "Peony Frill." Peony is my ultimate favorite flower, add some frill and you have yourself an outstanding cake!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

2011 Trends: Flip Photobooths

We have seen what a great and fun hit the photobooths have been at weddings, now look at the flip photobooths! Your guests have 6-7 seconds to move about in front of the camera and when they are finished they get a wonderful flip photobook. You can customize the cover with your names and wedding date! You can even have a copy of each guests' time in the booth for you to look at on your honeymoon! :-)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Stop-motion Save the Date

I saw this come across Style Me Pretty's facebook page and thought these were so unique. What's even more amazing is that Mallory Berry is right here in Fayetteville, Arkansas! While these look like a video production, you'll be surprised to find out how she does this.

Mallory states on her website that each video is comprised solely of hundreds of still photographs taken in succession-NOT video clips. What a unique way to announce your engagement, highlight your wedding or other monumental event in your life!