Last fall I had the pleasure of designing flowers for a wedding in my hometown. The family was local, the venue was local, the food was catered local and of course the flowers were local. Not only were they designed local, a good amount of them were purchased from a local flower farm. This was important to my couple and I thought it spoke volumes as to their support for the community. It was a great experience working with my neighbors and in the end we all won. I think now more then ever we need to support our local communities and the small businesses in them. It is truly neighbor helping neighbor that makes our towns such wonderful, unique places to live. See more pictures here!
That's me!! It really is! Right here in this moment I am putting some final touches on a lake front wedding ceremony arch. Let me tell you it was HOT! I was so thankful to be in the shade, as I am sure the guest were that day as well. But let me just say something, this moment right here is what I live for. All the meetings, all the planning, all the ordering, all the design work, that's what makes this moment right here so amazing to me. When the design comes alive, the beauty of that moment is magical.
That's what makes this time of the #SaferAtHome order so challenging to me. I am missing this! With my storefront closed per the governor's order, all wedding planning needs to be done virtually or over the phone. I have also had a few unfortunate phone calls with couples who's weddings are being postponed or their wedding will be different then they dreamed, my prayers goes out to them. But have faith, we will get through this. We are working with each client case by case to provide the absolute best solutions for everyone.
We are all in this together and together we can slow the spread of COVID-19. I do believe the world will come through this challenging time with softer hearts and a greater appreciation for others. So reach out to me if you need any guidance with your wedding or if you just need someone to talk to and do your best to stay healthy.
We put together our top 10 favorite bouquets from 2015. All the photos you see are from real weddings that were designed by Blooming Envy. We hope you enjoy!
Let us know which are your favorite.
I have always loved rainbows. So when a dear cousin of mine asked me to help bring her rainbow wedding vision alive in flowers I was absolutely delighted. The planning stared over a year in advance. During a lovely afternoon visit, we mapped our our plan and I got to work. Each bridesmaid bouquet and matching groomsmen was a different color of the rainbow! As beautiful as I knew it would be, having each bouquet a different color provided a challenge. There were around 30 different flowers that needed to be ordered! Organization was critical. But all said and done, it all went off without a hitch, well the flower portion anyways. Mother nature had her own wedding surprise for the couple. She blessed them with rain, and not just a sprinkle. The epic downpour had myself and my husband trapped in our SUV waiting it out. Thankfully it passed quickly. Besides, without the rain you can't have a rainbow! Let us know what you think of the rainbow wedding. Click here to view more pictures from the rainbow wedding.
We recently had the opportunity to work at a very charming local venue in Waupaca, the Apple Tree Lane Bed & Breakfast. This 1880's Victorian farm house sits along the Crystal River and instantly takes you away from the stresses of life. For an early fall wedding the weather this particular day felt more like summer. The bride was absolutely stunning and everyone I spoke with was in high spirits. After a short walk along a rustic trail we had lined with vibrant fall color flowers, you found yourself along side the river where the ceremony would take place. The reception was also held on the grounds, in a cooled tent, with a catered dinner. Enjoying gems like this is one of the many reasons I love my work.
Click for more information on the Apple Tree Lane Bed & Breakfast or to see more of our photos here and some Distinction Photo pictures here. Comment below if you would get married here or if you have ever visited the Apple Tree Lane Bed & Breakfast.
Faye K.-Owner/Designer at Blooming Envy since 2005.