Saturday, June 25, 2011

garden and wildflower themed florals

I had the wonderful opportunity of working with April from Bladh Photography on a fantastic shoot this week.  It was a very organic, vintage, styled shoot, so we used  a lot of wildflowers and flowers you'd find in the garden (I even snuck in some herbs from my herb garden!).  I can't wait to see April's pictures, which will not only be infinitely better than mine, but actually be from the shoot.  These are just a few I managed to snap on my own.  You'll get to see the full shoot soon - including beautiful vintage furniture pieces, mason jars filled with wildflowers hanging from trees,  a gorgeous couple, and lots of fun!

So enjoy these for now, and look forward to more coming soon!

I adore these little white vases.  I have a pair of them, and want to use them for everything!  Plus, they matched a vintage white porcelain pitcher we used in the shoot as well.

The bouquet - a very organic, wildflower look, hand tied with sage fabric, some bits of netting like you would find on a cage veil, and some twine.  We used daisies, peonies, garden roses, wild mustard, columbines, and several other garden flowers. 

Another shot of the bouquet - a pewter locket is tied on with twine around the stems.  Personal accents like brooches, lockets, keys, bits of lace from the bride's dress (or her mother's/grandmother's) are a great way to add a little something extra to a bouquet, or to tie in themes or other elements from the wedding.

Peonies, daisies, and some wildflowers fill one of many mason jars used to set the scene for the shoot.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

silver, blue, and white wedding

Here are a few of the pictures I got from this beautiful wedding.  The colors were silver, Tiffany blue, and white, and the bride wanted a kind of soft, vintage style.  Her dress was covered in lace, and we wanted the flowers to mimic that look and feel.  To do this, we used peonies, roses, ranunculus, and hydrangea.  We also used some silver leaves in the boutonnieres, and a silver and pearl brooch on the bride's bouquet to tie in the silver and the vintage look.

The bride's bouquet - white peonies, ranunculus, and roses with blue hydrangea, a Tiffany blue ribbon, and silver and pearl brooch fastener 

Another shot of the bride's bouquet.  You can see one of the gorgeous peonies better in this shot.  I love the full, ruffly blooms!

The boutonnieres were all white roses, ranunculus buds, silver leaves, and Tiffany blue ribbon 

One of the bridesmaid bouquets - white peonies, ranunculus, and roses

The toss bouquet - a miniature version of the bride's bouquet

I'm really sad I forgot to get a picture of the mothers' corsages, which I thought turned out beautifully.  They were white peonies with silver leaves and blue ribbon.  Hopefully I'll get some pictures from the photographer of those (well, and everything else, because the professionals get much better pictures than me!)

Check out my post from the bridal session here, or the photographer's blog post from the bridal session (with much more amazing pictures!) here.