Coleen and Kris' Luxe Summer Wedding

Coleen and Kris' wedding last August was the perfect mix of romance, luxury, and fun. I had such a great time planning the florals along with Heidi from 44th and Luxe Events (that's a little nod to her in the blog title ;)). Coleen and Kris' ceremony was held at Alms Park in Columbia Tusculum and the reception was at The Renaissance Hotel downtown.

I really loved designing for this wedding because there were so many fun elements. From aisle petals to hanging flower balls, this wedding had it all. I also really enjoyed being able to design in several locations. The ceremony was held at Alms Park along with a cocktail hour and then the reception was at The Renaissance Hotel.

For florals, we went with lush white, ivory and blush blooms. Lots of roses - garden, standard, and spray along with big, happy hydrangeas. For interest, we added curly willow to some of the pieces. I loved how timeless everything looked. 

And seriously, it's hard for anything to not look amazing when the couple is as good looking as Coleen and Kris.

In addition to wedding florals, I designed a couple arrangements for Coleen's home earlier in the week. Coleen wanted fresh flowers the week of the wedding to welcome all of her out of town guests. Where the wedding florals were classic white and blush, the flowers for her home were bright and bold tropicals! I loved the idea of using florals as a welcome piece throughout the week.

These two were a dream couple - fun, in love and open to creative designs!

Photography by Creatively Captured

Romantic Quicksand Rose Bouquet - Bouquet Breakdown

Another week, another edition of bouquet breakdown!

Today I'm featuring one of my favorite bridal bouquets, Maria's! I loved (and still love) this romantic and soft bouquet from last May's wedding. I was especially honored when Maria chose to have her bouquet framed after the big day.


The focal flower in Maria's bouquet is one of my favorite roses, the quicksand rose. Quicksand is such a beautiful and interesting rose. The petals open up so wide that its size can compete with larger garden roses. Quicksand roses come in the most delicious neutral color. Within a bunch of quicksand roses, some of the stems can pull more cream while others can be more blush heavy. This non-uniformity can help the rose work across all sorts of different color palettes. I'm often recommending this rose to brides because it's so versatile.

For supporting blooms, we pulled in a lot of white and green tones from the long-stemmed delphinium, ruffly ranunculus, fluffy Queen Anne's lace, and pops of lisianthus. The thistle was a fun accent to pull in some darker tones with the blue.

The bouquet was finished off with small touches of greenery that complemented the bridesmaid bouquets. We used silver dollar eucalyptus, Italian ruscus, and olive branch.


I loved this sweet bouquet because to me it feels timeless, but with a bit of added whimsy from the interesting ingredients.

Photos by the amazing Kelli Lynn Photography

Katie and Ryan's Romantic Black and White Wedding

Katie and Ryan's wedding is giving me all the classic, formal, and elegant feels today. These two lovebirds were married over Thanksgiving weekend surrounded by hundreds of guests and an amazing bridal party. The ceremony took place at St. Xavier downtown and the reception was held at The Grand in Covington.

Christen of Everleigh Photography took the most absolutely amazing photos. I had the hardest time narrowing down to my favorites for this post. There's a special place in my heart for photographers who take details shots. :)

I love the classic look of the men in black tuxes and the bridesmaids in the long black gowns. And don't even get me started on Katie; doesn't she look like a supermodel! Her dress was absolutely perfect for her and her big day.

To complement the formality of the long gowns and tuxes, we designed lush white bouquets with blush and silver accents and small touches of greenery. I loved working with the White O'Hara garden roses in particular because they have the most lovely scent. And I was really excited to catch the beginning of winter peony season and add a few white blooms to Katie's bouquet.

I had so much fun working with Ryan and Katie on their wedding and helping their floral vision come to life. They are so much fun and I was so happy to be apart of their big day.