Love in a Barn

I have been feeling ridiculously priviledged and fortunate lately to have clients that are seemingly, very trusting in my design skills. I mean, I love what I do, and I'm positive that it translates into passionate execution of my client's wishes, and this wedding was no difference. 

When Cate came into our old studio; did I mention that we just moved? That's another post. Stay tuned, as they say, for all the good things that are transpiring with respect to our new and gorgeous space. RETAIL. Yeah. Anyways, she was beautiful, and professional, and totally put together.  A successful real estate gal with obviously great taste. She sat down on the vintage sofa and full out told me that she was nervous. What?!? Give me a break. lol I'm about as threatening as a sock. Needless to say, I told her that there was nothing to be nervous about, and we were going to have a damn good time designing her glorious wedding. 

She proceeded to show me photos of all white, tropical foliage inspired classy AF wedding receptions. One photo in particular though, was different, and beautiful and admittedly unlike any other ceremony install I had laid eyes on in the recent past. An upright backdrop constructed of mesh and lumber, with a huge asymmetrical floral installation.  I was stoked. 

Did I mention that the bridesmaids were all in white? And Cate let me design a huge floral and foliage installation on the enormous and stunning industrial chandelier over the aisleway turned dancefloor? And that her bouquet was larger than life? With wild roses and the most incredible local peonies one has ever seen? I'm getting excited about it all over again.

Yeesh. 

We included clear glassware with white floating candles (I hope the owner isn't reading this, cause The Barn has a strict no open flame policy that I so clearly disregarded because, come on. Nothing beats the ambiance and sex of a real candle flame. Yeah, that's right, anything for my clients. You gals want enough candles to burn down a small village? I got you.) Yowza. Honestly, I could go on and on about the custom metal guest table stands, or the custom potted tropical plants, or the plexi glass table numbers etc. You get it. Here's all the amazing photos from a talented gent that I had the pleasure of working with for the first time. Thijn van der Linden. 

PS, he just got married to a total babe. 

Oh! and while I'm thinking on it, after the ceremony; which I don't generally stick around for, I caught a glimpse of a beaming, beautiful bride, in a backless, ethereal gown, holding an ice cold bud light. Atta girl Cate. Looks good on ya.

Enjoy flower lovers.

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ok, if this isn't happiness in it's purest form than I don't know what is. I'm actually getting a little emotional here. I wish this for everyone. 

ok, if this isn't happiness in it's purest form than I don't know what is. I'm actually getting a little emotional here. I wish this for everyone. 

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Oh shit, you wanted a smaller bouquet? hahaha, no, that's not a thing. That's why we gave you the bicep preparedness kit when you booked with us. Did you not get your complimentary free weights? 

Oh shit, you wanted a smaller bouquet? hahaha, no, that's not a thing. That's why we gave you the bicep preparedness kit when you booked with us. Did you not get your complimentary free weights? 

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Originally the ceremony was to be held outside, but the weather had different plans. I actually liked the lighting inside better!! Doesn't look like Cate and Trent minded either. 

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And just like that. Another happily married couple, another wedding, another humid, sweaty hanging floral installation of dreams. Bring on the next design!! 

And just like that. Another happily married couple, another wedding, another humid, sweaty hanging floral installation of dreams. Bring on the next design!!