Well, it’s official…our 2017 Wedding Season is booked! We are super excited to work with so many great couples but also sorry to let others know that our calendar is full and we are no longer booking weddings for this year. If you are in need of flowers for a wedding in 2018 or beyond, please send an email or give me a call to talk about reserving your date.
As we ramp up toward the season to come, I have been reminiscing over some of the photos from last year. Wedding work is so, so much work but also, very rewarding. It is always such a pleasure to meet with couples, talk through their ideas and help them create their own unique vision for the big day. Sending a big Thank You to all of the couples who have entrusted us with your floral accessories and decor!
Lindsay & Jared 1/1/16
Orchid, Air Plant & Moss Purse for an April 1st wedding (includes love note!)
Alicia & Fernando 4/30/16 (Bouquet is finished with an antique hankie)
Maureen & Alek 5/21/17
Private barn location, Howell
Stacy & Michael 5/20/16
The Gandy Dancer, Ann Arbor
Shannon & Erika 7/4/16
Backyard wedding, South Lyon
Britta & Ash 7/23/16
Polo Fields Golf Club, Ann Arbor
Kathy & Kevin- 8/27/16 Dunham Hills, Hartland
Kaitlyn & Max- 9/24/16 Lakelands Golf Club, Brighton
Megan & Nick- 10/1/16 Stonebridge C.C., Ann Arbor
Caitlin & Nick 10/29/16
Cornman Farms, Ann Arbor
Kim & Tim-11/12/16 Whispering Pines, Pinckney
Christine & Ben 12/17/16
The Community House
Weddings, funerals, memorials and home decor…here are a few snapshots of some of our favorite floral work from the past few weeks!
Katie’s bouquet- dahlias, succulents and roses (and yes, my foot:))
Rebecca’s bouquet- ranunculus, thistle, lavender and more
Elizabeth’s bouquet- succulents, stock, roses, scabiosa and stock
High centerpiece- natural and romantic
Low centerpiece- hydrangeas, roses and orchids
Standing spray in red and white
Vibrant spray for a memorial service
Sympathy design with a woodsy touch
Dining table design
Subtle color and plenty of texture to enhance the gorgeous decor of the great room
Can’t forget the guest room- wouldn’t you love to stay here?!
Give us a call and let us know what we can design for you! 810-227-9500
The day has arrived and the styled shoot that I was ecstatic to collaborate on last September has been picked up by, and published on the wedding blog, Borrowed & Blue! It was such a pleasure to work with all of the other super talented wedding professionals on this. Many thanks to Shelbi Britton Events, Lia Giannotti Photography, Sparky Noodle Bakery, The White Dress, EB Design Studio (Andi Harvey), Hair by Simona and Bridal Beauty Detroit, LLC.
And an especially big thanks to Breanna and Eric for modeling for this shoot! I can’t wait to design the florals for their actual wedding in September!!!
To see the full photo shoot at Spicer’s Vineyard & Orchard in Fenton, follow this link to Borrowed & Blue.
Each bouquet we design is as unique as the bride who carries it!
I love finishing a bouquet with a special family item such as a handkerchief from Grandma.
It’s such a satisfying process to go from an initial consultation with a couple, getting a feel for their style, color scheme, etc. to ordering the freshest seasonal product and then bringing it all together with the creation of finished florals.
Jessica’s bouquet (5/21/16) of O’Hara garden roses, ranunculus, stock, dusty miller, astilbe and more.
Stacy’s bouquet in white, beige and hints of gold. I had fun finding this vase to complete the look at the reception.
Maureen selected succulents and Juliet garden roses for her bouquet in a rustic, barn setting.
Another great perk to designing wedding florals~ visiting so many unique and beautiful venues! Each location dictates a different tone for the ceremony and reception decor.
Maureen and Alek were married May 21st at a rustic setting in Howell, MI.
Stacy and Michael were married May 20th at The Gandy Dancer, Ann Arbor, MI.
Preeta and Bradley were married May 21st and held their reception on the outdoor patio at The Gandy Dancer.
Author and Battle Creek resident, Loreen Niewenhuis will be visiting Art In Bloom this month to promote her book, A 1000~Mile Walk on the Beach. Loreen trekked her way around Lake Michigan, keeping the lake at her left and staying on the beach as much as possible. Her journey began in Chicago at Navy Pier on a unusually warm March morning in 2009 and ended 1000 miles later when she returned to the pier to the cheering of family and friends. “The book explores both the geology of the lake and the measure of a person-a woman, married, mother of two sons (who joined her for portions of the walk). But most of the walk was done solo, an adventure in discovery of self and place.”
It is because of Loreen’s supportive sister, Leslie, a Brighton resident, that Art In Bloom is hosting this event. (Thanks, Leslie! I’m so glad you found my shop.) During the book tour, Loreen has sought out independent book stores and small boutiques to promote her book and celebrate her adventure.
Please join us on Friday, June 17th for refreshments and a chance to meet this inspirational woman!
This past weekend, I had the pleasure of conducting an art session with thirteen wonderful ladies at the Emrich Retreat Center in Brighton. Linda D’Antonio, the founder of Hearts 2 Love, runs a weekend program for women recovering from, or in the process of dealing with breast cancer. Linda is a grandparent of one of my former art students who knows about my passion for art therapy and my belief that art-making can have a tremendous impact on the soul.
I was impressed with the willingness of these brave women to embrace the simple art materials that I brought along to share, as well as the close bond that had quickly developed between them over the course of just a few days. Some of the artwork produced with watercolors and crayon resist reflected memories and moments in time, some was more spontaneous and non-objective as the artist released her emotions through the process of creating.
I am already looking forward to the next Hearts 2 Love retreat in the fall.