"Gratitude and reverence in all things mother earth, have become my personal life mission statement-without it, i dont know who I would be....Im so blessed to be doing what I do... always in awe of the individual and natural design of each single flower- they feed my soul and I never tire of their spirit" Susan Foy

Special thanks to all my brides and their photographers for supplying photos-I usually see you on your way to hair and make-up so it's been a pleasure to see you in all your glory.

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October 31, 2009

Joanie and Josh 10.31.2009

Joanie and Josh were a great couple and so easy to work with.  I loved her floral choices in rich textures of deep reds, oranges and yellows.  Thanks Joanie for sending these great pics taken by Jessie Thatcher of Thatcher Photography http://www.jthatcherphotography.com/

Joanie's bouquet was a rich textured mix of red and orange roses, red black out lily, brown hypericum berry, burgandy mini callas, dahlias and yellow cymbidium orchids with accents of curly willow.

The girls carried different monocramatic bouquets to match the mix of florals in Joanie's bouquet.

October 30, 2009

Leslie and Brandon 10.30.09

I looked forward to this wedding all year.  Leslie and I met briefly while I was on a wedding set up at Verdin Bell Event Center.  When she booked her wedding there, she gave me a call.  She lives in New York and we began a nine month long distance relationship to create the vision for her wedding.  Being in the fashion industry, Leslie had some very specific ideas of what she wanted. Her key words to describe her vision were "darkly romantic"  and "Timothy Burton's Corpse Bride".  Gotta love that-especially since her wedding was the day before Halloween.  Although it changed slightly and wasn't as haunting as originally inspired-the use of hanging amaranthus, candleabras, hanging votives, manzanita branches, blood red roses, orchids, spanish moss and vintage lace created a mood that thrived in the historical Verdin Bell Event Center.  These pics shot by Tine Hoffman tmphotography.net showcase her unique point of view.

Leslie's incredible style, flair and personality are reflected in every shot.

Brandon is quite the model himself.....
The bride carried a long stemmed bouquet with callas, dedrobium orchids, roses and hydrangea with accents of green hanging amaranthus and long vintage lace streamers.  Her girls carried smaller version bouquets of the bride with deep red roses, red mini callas, orchids and dahlias.

Classic Tine photo, gotta love that

                                                Looks like an album cover!

The guys enjoyed beverages in the barber shop- but apparently the barber was upset when
they left-check him out in the window!


    The aisles were adorned with large pieces holding manzanita branches, orchid and hanging votives

 The best part of Verdin Bell, you can light all the candles you want!



                              Half the table pieces were filled with curly willow, orchid sprays, hanging
                                            votives and accented with red roses and spanish moss-
The other tables held 3 piece cylinder vases with floating candles and burgandy orchids
(not shown) each table was dressed with black runners with lace overlay.

The cake was dressed to the nines!

Love Verdin Bell  belleventcentre.com(contact Kathy King-she's great) Thanks ,Tine for these great shots and thanks
Caroline and Leslie- great vision and great to work with!

October 24, 2009

Crystal and David 10.24.09

I loved this couple- when we first met for consult, due to the fact I was slightly slap-happy, a playful banter started and continued throughout. Rarely do I interact much with the  bride AND the groom-but David was involved throughout the process. They were very hands on and created most of their ceremony and reception decor. Their vision reflected the couple as a whole and was one of the most personalized weddings I have ever done. I forsee a long and happy future for them.  These great photos taken by Neysa Ruhl neysaruhl.com

Crystal and David chose not to have a bridal party-just the two of them
which I found to be extremely personal and romantic. I think that union
is reflective in this photo.

He looks nice enough, doesn't he?.....

They created intimate lighting in a historical chapel in Montgomery. They made from scratch this
great pergula dripping with votive candles they wired by hand. Crystal  painstakingly created wisteria trees made of white tissue to stand on either side of the altar. Cylinder vases with river rocks and willow held floating candles aligned with the pews for aisle decor.

The table pieces were filled with green and white dedrobium orchids with curly willow and hanging votives.  The long banquet table setting was loaded with canning jars and candles.

Hand made crystal and ribbon streamers hung dramatically from the porch ceiling at Krippendorf Lodge.  Hand made curtains enclosed the porch to create an intimate feel.

They even provided a photo booth for their guests to express themselves.

Crystal's bouquet was elegant with white hydrangea, roses and accents of green cymbidium orchids.

Thanks, guys for being such an absolute pleasure to work with! I know I was a little skeptical
of all your "creative projects" but I was more than impressed! 

This unique cake created by Jerry's Cheesecakes jerryscheesecakes.com

For personal and intimate rustic settings contact Krippendorf Lodge cincynature.org/krippendorf.html