I would love to take the credit for coming up with the idea to do a Rodarte Spring 2019 inspired hair couture look, but it was all Anchyi. We are planning another flora couture shoot coming up in October, and she must have known I would be obsessed with the inspiration. Read More
Ever heard the quote, “August is the Sunday of summer” ?
Well, it’s Labor Day weekend and here we are. Welcome to September.
On that note, let’s take a look back at a summer wedding I designed for in June. With the help of Janice Carnevale from Bellwether Events, Bride and Groom Kearney and Brent planned a very D.C. wedding with their rooftop ceremony at 101 Constitution (oh the views!) followed by dinner downstairs at Charlie Palmer’s. Here’s a closer look at Kearney and Brent’s special day. I’m missing summer already! Read More
Do you remember in class when the teacher said "there is no such thing as a stupid question" and "if you are wondering that then chances are so are your classmates?" Well, the same applies when it comes to wedding flowers. I have so many brides emailing and calling wondering what the next steps are, apologizing for their lack of knowledge and feeling completely overwhelmed. Read More
I have so many photos of bouquets, but when it comes to boutonnieres and corsages I actually have very few images. So here are a few I have pulled together. Some taken by professionals and some just taken by me! Enjoy and feel free to reach out if you have any questions. Read More
Impressed would be an understatement! For the last several days, I have had the honor of being a volunteer freelance designer for the First Lady's Luncheon - an event that hosts the First Lady, Congressional spouses and family members and a few other privileged guests. Read More
In Washington, there is no greater honor than having an opportunity to design for the White House (regardless of who is president or what political party you belong to). Pretty much since its formation under the Kennedy Administration, the White House flower shop has had a closed door policy with only a few people ever getting a glimpse of its inner workings. Read More
As a florist living in the D.C. area, I am no stranger to the request for a Cherry Blossom wedding. I get it; they are beautiful, romantic and iconic, but I would also be lying if I said I didn't cringe every time those two little words are uttered. Read More
Wondering what to do with all those extra save the date cards, invitations and programs? Finding yourself too sentimental to throw them out?
Make an ornament keepsake of course!
I know the temptation to rush out and choose every vendor for your day is real. Instead, consider relaxing just a beat and make a few key decisions first.
1. Do you need full wedding coordination or just month-of or day-of? Read More
Last week I found myself outside walking around looking for goodies to cut. Living in a city, not the countryside, has taught me to be very mindful of what I cut and how I cut it.
As I was snipping away, I was inspired to share my thoughts about the subject of foraging on my Insta Stories. Here is a quick recap in case you missed it. Read More
The walk through is an excellent time to really look at a space and see what can be added (or scratched) to enhance the experience. Read More
"Why are wedding flowers so expensive?" This is a question I get a lot, and I wanted to take a quick moment to break down the different factors that contribute to a $$$$$ flower proposal.
5) The venue is over an hour away. When you choose an amazing location like a vineyard, chateau, or private estate, the extra costs of transportation, work space and on-site labor just add up. Read More
I share my secrets. Yup, you heard it here first. I absolutely love telling people how I did something or where I bought something or what I am thinking about doing next. Read More