Allison and Brad’s Michigan League wedding was elegant and beautiful and I just loved this collection of blooms in her bouquet. We had been working with this beautiful recipe of flowers, and after the royal wedding this past summer, Allison mentioned that she was really inspired by the shape and size of Meghan Markle’s bouquet - petite and chic. We put together this collection with lots of variety and textural elements but kept it on the petite side for a sophisticated feel. Just love this. Thank you First Comes Love Photo for these gorgeous images. Planning by Staci at Who’s Got the Time? Congratulations Ally and Brad!
I'm working with several couples on arch/chuppah designs for wedding season this year (this makes me so happy!). I love getting to do a feature floral piece for the ceremony, and I just feel it gives the couple a chance to add the feel that they want to their space. The ceremony floral can really warm up a space to give just the right touch of softness to a very clean lines space. It can help define and make more cozy a larger space, bringing the emphasis right to where the couple will be standing. And it can add color and lush foliages adding a natural touch to an indoor space. There is so much that we can do with an arch design to make a space feel unique and fresh.
I have a wood arch available for rent, and wanted to share a little more about it and some photos of it at Mark and Sarah's Michigan League Ballroom wedding here.
What I love about this arch - it's gorgeous - beautifully finished dark brown wood, with simple clean lines. It's a little taller than most arches - this one is about 7 feet tall, and most are more like 6 feet tall - accommodates a taller couple nicely! This one is really sturdy and a great size to accommodate a range of floral design - from a small foliage accent to a large, gorgeous floral design piece.
The sturdiness part is really important in order to plan a design like the one in Mark and Sarah's photos's here. When we create a design like this, it's really quite heavy. We start by soaking caged floral foam forms that will provide the anchoring for the design and a water source. It's a lot of water - it's heavy, before we even add the flowers and foliages! So although I have designed on lots of different arches and chuppahs, it's always comforting and easier for me to work with an arch that I am familiar with. Some venues, like Misty Farm, have wonderful sturdy arches onsite and I know we can easily design on them. Other times, the arch onsite is not strong enough to support the design that we have planned so we have to scale the design back when we arrive to ensure safety for all involved. That's part of why I wanted to have my own arch available for rent, so that we can plan with certainty about the design for the arch.
I hope you love this arch as much as we do, and we can look forward to creating something special for your ceremony space!
Mark and Sarah had a gorgeous winter celebration at the Michigan League Ballroom captured so beautifully by Violet Light Photography. Sophisticated, stylish and seasonal, Sarah wanted flowers with natural styling and interesting textures. Loose but not too loose flowing pieces and large but not too large bouquets. She wanted her bouquet to be a statement piece, and I hope she loved it as much as I did - I loved the blush and cranberry tones that she picked and the lush textures and natural oblong, cascading shape. And the ceremony arch design - I loved getting to create this piece, and I loved the arch that Sarah's dad created for the occasion - so much so that I bought it and can now share it with other couples. Congratulations Sarah and Mark, it was wonderful to be a part of your celebration!
Sarah's bouquet featured burgundy peonies, blush majolica roses, caramel antike garden roses, seeded and silver dollar eucalyptus, camelia foliage, blush quicksand roses
This bouquet just makes me feel summer and sunshine, and oh, that's such a nice thought! It was so nice working with Laura & Mike on their wedding flowers for the wedding at St. Mary's Student Parish and reception at the Michigan League. I remember Laura describing that she wanted something unique and not overly trendy - and I was so excited about this brief! Her bouquet was full and lush and natural and a little bit classic and elegant, too. I loved this mix of colors with lavender little silver roses, caramel antique garden roses, burgundy astrantia, yellow freesia. Thank you so much BTW photography for these lovely images - beautiful images in the University of Michigan Law quad - quintessential Ann Arbor! Event coordination by Twofoot Creative. I was so humbled when Laura left me this review on WeddingWire:
We used Tracy for our wedding flowers. From the beginning Tracy was really easy to work with, and most importantly, honest about what our budget would realistically cover. In the end we DIY'ed our centerpieces to leave the budget for the personal flowers and a couple large arrangements for the ceremony. Although we were probably we spending less than her normal clients, I didn't feel like her customer service or attention was lacking.
Leading up to the wedding I began to get nervous that I hadn't spend enough time thinking about our arrangements or understanding exactly what we were getting, but the flowers blew me away. I loved my bouquet and the large centerpieces were gorgeous. I highly recommend working with Tracy, especially if you are a bride that is looking for one less thing to worry about.
Thank you Laura! It means so much to me that you loved your flowers, and warmest congratulations to you and Mike!
Absolutely loved doing the flowers for Angelina and Eric's wedding this summer with the reception at the lovely University of Michigan League Ballroom in Ann Arbor. For the bride and bridesmaid bouquet, we used yellow and ivory garden roses paired with lush green foliages and textures, including scabiosa pods and fresh herbs - mint and rosemary.
For the reception, we expanded the color palate and added in burgundy snapdragons and astrantia, more herbs and textures and fresh lemons! ANd I love the cake from Jefferson Market and Cakery, decorated with succulents!
Truly a pleasure creating for this joyful couple, and you can see just how much fun everyone had in these gorgeous images captured by KNM Portraits.
Lovely dusty lavender, deep amethyst purple and white centerpieces for a wedding reception at the Michigan League Ballroom. These centerpieces included ocean song and little silver roses, white hydrangea, purple lisianthus, and white polar star roses. I am so looking forward to the pro photos by Linda Wan - I know they will be gorgeous (and so much better than my quick snaps!)
I couldn't believe these 'little silver' roses - mere spray roses - each stem had several blooms nearly 2" across and fully open. They looked fresh from an English Garden!
It was such a pleasure doing the florals for this lovely couple, celebrating at the beautiful Michigan League. With a mix of cafe au lait dahlias, soft pink sahara and quicksand roses, yellow craspedia, scabiosa pods - a soft, sweet summer mix with lovely textures. Congratulations!