I have had the pleasure of providing flowers for several different events located in The Hickory Room. This venue is an extension of Bib’s Downtown - the fantastic BBQ restaurant located in the heart of Winston-Salem. The earth tones of the room, beautiful stone fireplace, and multiple levels makes it a very inviting space. Plus, I had the opportunity to try out some of their food at the grand opening and at a luncheon for The Perfect Wedding Guide – it is incredible! If you are looking for a space for an upcoming event you should check it out!
Probably the wedding blog I check out the most often is Style Me Pretty. Needless to say, I was ecstatic to see ALO designs on the blog. The wedding was vintage style and included lots of fun elements. Mollie, the bride, had so many interesting and different ideas. She was a delight to work with!
The bouquet was a mix of anemones and garden roses, with poppy pods I spray painted black. The ruffled look of the garden roses perfectly fit the vintage style while the poppy pods were a fun element that tied in the black accent.
The centerpieces consisted of fiddlehead fern heads loosely arranged in vintage style bottles. Deep burgundy carnations were tucked around the books Mollie used to create the intimate/vintage setting.
I met so many wonderful brides-to-be this past Saturday at the Bridal Show in Winston-Salem. I had a lot of fun with my booth this time. Probably my favorite addition was using an old vintage door (found in my basement!) to display bouts. In the past the bouts always get lost on the table…kind of tossed aside. They seem to get overshadowed by the bouquets. This time I mounted each one on one of the window panes in the door. The effect was fun…and the bouts got a lot more attention!
Another fun element in the booth were the white dyi yarn balls I hung in the back. They looked super cool against the black backdrop, were kind of whimsical, and very eye-catching! I was a little outside the box on the bouquets too. Check them out.
Also, I huge thanks to Lisa with Simply Southern Photography. She took ALL the pictures and made my designs look awesome!!!
It is so thrilling to stumble upon your own design work unexpectedly…and it happened to me! I was checking out some wedding blogs (an addictive habit!) and found lovelyinwhite. This was a great blog about wedding bouquets that featured bouquets I made. I am so glad that this particular blog included these bouquets since I collaborated with the photographer Lisa Miller who did an outstanding job capturing the beauty of each design. Whenever I try to photograph my designs the pictures never come close to looking like the real thing. Lisa, with Simply Southern Studio in Mocksville, has a gift for making each photo look natural…she amazes me! Be sure to check her out if you need a photographer…and if you are looking for a new wedding blog loaded with ideas check out lovelyinwhite.com!