Chester County Wedding Florist: Nature Inspired Editorial Shoot

Having you ever dreamed of frolicking in a field of flowers?!  If so, you’re going to love this editorial shoot!  The picturesque venue was the fields of The Farm at Oxford in Lincoln University, Pennsylvania.  Mara, the owner of The Farm at Oxford, grew all of the flowers and greens used in this photo shoot.  I love being able to work with Mara to use locally grown flowers and greens in my floral designs!  Being to get unique varieties of flowers is an added bonus to buying from a local flower farmer.

Photo: Leave It To Me Photography

Photo: Leave It To Me Photography

Kylene of Leave It To Me Photography is the talented woman behind the lens for this editorial shoot.  She is amazing at being able to capture the perfect light in a picture!  Jen of Jen’s Hair Creations used her skill with hair and make-up to enhance Sarah’s beauty.  Our gorgeous model Sarah is one of the ladies from Jennifer’s Bridal, who provided the dress and jewelry.  Can you believe that Sarah’s boyfriend proposed to her shortly after this shoot?!  Congratulations Sarah on your engagement!  We all know that you will be a beautiful bride!

Photo: Leave It To Me Photography

Photo: Leave It To Me Photography

My inspiration for this editorial shoot came from a girlhood dream of wandering through a meadow of flowers.  My grandparents used to live on a large property.  When I was younger, I loved to venture through the woods to the meadow that was on the other side.  If you haven’t figured out already, my obsession with flowers started at an early age!

Photo: Leave It To Me Photography

Photo: Leave It To Me Photography

I wanted the style of this shoot to look as if Sarah was walking through this field gathering flowers.  I used a variety of greens and white flowers to create this bridal bouquet, floral crown, cake, and candelabra centerpiece.  I chose to use white to accent the stunning gown by Jim Hjelm designed by Hayley Paige.  This is the gown for you if you want to stand out!  It is a classic style but with a punch of spunk!  To add a small pop of color, we added these fun earrings and bracelet from Haute Bride.

Photo: Leave It To Me Photography

Photo: Leave It To Me Photography

Photo: Leave It To Me Photography

Photo: Leave It To Me Photography

I hope that this editorial shoot helped to inspire you!  I love working with all of these vendors!  They are awesome ladies!  Contact me today to schedule a floral consultation for your wedding.  I look forward to hearing from you!

VENDOR LOVE | Venue and Flower Farm:  The Farm at Oxford | Photography:  Leave It To Me Photography | Flowers:  Floral Designs by Jessi | Hair & Makeup:  Jen’s Hair Creations | Dress Designer:  Jim Hjelm designed by Hayley Paige | Jewelry Designer:  Haute Bride | Dress & Jewelry:  Jennifer’s Bridal | Model: Sarah Fields

 

 

 

 

 

Pennsylvania Wedding Florist: Tara Keely Trunk Show at Jennifer’s Bridal

Can I tell you how much I love springtime?!  Flowers are finally in full bloom.  It just makes me so happy.  One of my favorite things is working with locally grown flowers and greens, especially from my own garden when I can.

Have you ever thought about using only locally grown flowers and greens for your wedding?  Buying local is a big trend right now, and one that I support.  The flowers and greens from these arrangements came from The Farm at Oxford which is a flower farm in Lincoln University, Pennsylvania.  I love working with Mara and all of the beauties that she grows!

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Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

Tulips, azaleas, daffodils, wisteria, and a mix of greens were used to create these light and airy centerpieces.  I even mixed in some hosta leaves, boxwood, and vinca greens from my own garden!

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

This past weekend was the Tara Keely Fall 2015 Trunk Show at Jennifer’s Bridal.  This was a first look at their new line of bridal dresses.  I hope that you had a chance to get a look at these gorgeous dresses.  Soft and romantic.

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

The next two weekends, Jennifer’s Bridal will be having Alvina Valenta Spring and Fall 2015 Trunk Shows.  Their designs use lots of lace and sparkles for a sexy but classic bridal look.  Call Jennifer’s Bridal today to schedule your appointment.

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

Contact me today to schedule a floral design consultation for your wedding or special event, especially if you are interested in locally grown flowers and greens.  Call me today at (302) 691-5525.  I look forward to hearing from you!

Dover Wedding Florist: Johnny & Diane at Delaware Agricultural Museum

I wanted to wish Johnny and Diane a very happy first wedding anniversary!  I can’t believe that it has been a year since their rustic country wedding at the Delaware Agricultural Museum in Dover, Delaware.

When I met Diane, she had a binder full of ideas and knew exactly what she wanted for her special day.  I still remember when she told me that her wedding colors were burgundy and real tree camo.  You don’t hear that everyday!  🙂

I adored the old-time village behind the museum.  There was a little white chapel and little wooden houses.  It was very picturesque!

Johnny and Diane were married in front of the chapel while the guests sat on hay bales.  The aisle was lined with shepard’s hooks with mason jars filled with light and fluffy baby’s breath.  The bouquets had baby’s breath with burgundy calla lilies tucked in and were wrapped in twine.  My favorite touch was the shotgun shell boutonnieres with baby’s breath.

I loved how all of their family and friends helped set up their ceremony and reception space.  I know that this day was filled with many cherished memories.  Especially their two adorable daughters as their flower girls!

Congratulations Johnny and Diane!  Thank you for allowing me to be part of your special day!

VENDOR LOVE | Venue:  Delaware Agricultural Museum | Photography:  Tori White | Flowers:  Floral Designs by Jessi

 

Newark Wedding Florist: Tereesa & James at White Clay Creek Country Club

You could just feel the love between Tereesa and James.  They were planning their wedding here in Delaware, but they lived in Arizona.  So, you can imagine each meeting was very important.  I loved bringing Tereesa’s vision to life.  She wanted a classic, elegant look with a touch of country.

The patio at White Clay Creek Country Club is like a blank canvas just waiting to be decorated.  What started as a concrete slab was transformed into a gorgeous ceremony place.  Between the white chair with navy chair sashes to the navy and white striped aisle runner, each of these items brought a layer of Tereesa’s dream alive.  The aisle was lined with copper lanterns flickering with candlelight and hydrangeas and bear grass.  The altar was anchored with a trio of lanterns on each side around a wooden crate.  Flowers were tucked in around the lanterns and on the arbor with white sheer fabric draped around.

Congratulations Tereesa and James!  Thank you for allowing me to be part of your special day!

VENDOR LOVE | Venue:  White Clay Creek Country Club | Flowers:  Floral Designs by Jessi

Elkton Florist: Floral Stylized Photo Shoot with Grace at Milburn Orchards

What started out as a chilly and windy day, changed into sunny and beautiful weather for this floral stylized photo shoot at Milburn Orchards in Elkton, Maryland.  Grace would have made a picture perfect flower girl in a wedding.

Her floral crown and belt were designed and created with flowers and greens out of my garden including hostas, zinnias, ferns, pompom mums, and buds of rose of sharon. I love the soft golden glow that emanates from these pictures. She was so cute in her dress that was accented in gold sequins.  I wanted to bring this element into the flower crown and belt.  I also added some lace to round out the vintage feel.