Wedding Flowers at Spring House in Winston-Salem

Spring House Restaurant is such a lovely venue to celebrate a wedding!  While historic and stately, it is also such an inviting and comfortable space.  I enjoyed designing for this very sweet couple with such a beautiful space as a backdrop. ~Amy

Images by Amber Michelle Photography.

Summer Wedding Flowers in Winston-Salem, NC

This past summer we had the privilege to design for a lovely outdoor wedding at a beautiful family home in Winston-Salem.  The wedding took place in the morning with a brunch that followed at Forsyth Country Club.  While the weather the day before was wet and gloomy...the sun came out the morning of the wedding and shined down on their special day! 

The bride carried a cascading bouquet filled with garden roses, clematis, rosemary and jasmine.  The bridesmaids carried hand-tied bouquets with pops of dusty pink (Quicksand  and Keira roses) and plum (dahlias and scabiosa). 

The ceremony took place in the backyard of the family home.  A floral arch was created using 2 potted pin oak trees as the base.  The pots and trunks were covered with greenery and flowers to create a lush and tall arch that framed the ceremony location.

After the ceremony the celebration continued at the club.  The wedding party and guests danced under a floral chandelier that hung over the dance floor.  It was magical!

A big thank you to  Elly's Photography for the amazing images. 


Wedding Flowers | Forsyth Country Club | Highland Presbyterian | Winston-Salem, NC


As I prepare and plan for a wedding next weekend at Forsyth Country Club, I can't help looking back at this pretty spring wedding also at FCC.  This was a beautifully bright wedding.  From the bride's sweet smile to the enormous coral charm was a true delight!  Pumps me up for this coming weekend and many more at this wonderful venue.  Enjoy these beautiful images from Allison Khun Photography! Best, Amy

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Floral Designs at The High Point Furniture Market

In my blog last week I talked about my appreciation of design challenges, especially when they require a more thoughtful and distinct approach.  This week I wanted to go into more detail about a rather large project I tackled this past spring .  In April I was hired by Cyan Designs, a home decor company based in Fort Worth, Texas, to do the floral designs and installations for their showroom at the High Point International Furniture Market.  Cyan is known for their vibrant and unique decorative objects that span the color spectrum and are meant to make a statement in any setting.   Their showroom consisted of fifteen rooms filled with beautiful and edgy home furnishings.  Each room was different – different colors and a different vibe.  We had to dream up several designs and/or botanical accents for each room that was consistent with the unique feel of that particular space.  The florals had to highlight, not distract, from the products.  We wanted market visitors and buyers to recognize both the beauty and the function of each object and how it would translate into their own space.  To add to the design challenge, all of the florals had to fade gracefully over the duration of market and we had to do all the design and installation on site in High Point.  Lets just say it took a lot of thought and planning!  Over the course of two days our team put in over fifty man hours on this job and we loved every minute of it.

Unlike most special events, and especially weddings, this experience was not about the wow factor.  This was the true essence of thoughtful floral design.  There were so many things to consider as we planned and executed this challenge- color palette, traffic flow, lighting, sight lines, and even the mood of each room.  It was also exciting to use such a wide assortment of containers.  We loved designing in tall O-shaped vases, wide low metal bowls, and beautiful glass pieces with small nooks and crannies on the side just calling for an orchid bloom or pop of moss.

I loved working on this corporate job for Cyan Design for two reasons. First, it took me out of my comfort zone and really challenged our entire team due to the scope and complexity of the project. Secondly, it introduced me to this unique company that creates “beautiful objects for beautiful lives”.  I've already got my sights set on some of their vases and candle holders and one show stopper of an orange glass chandelier.  I loved every minute of this experience and hope to have the opportunity to do it again!   ~Amy

Mountain Wedding Flowers - Editorial Shoot


I LOVED designing for this colorful winter wedding mountain shoot.  With no color in the landscape, the florals really popped!  Loved all the rich fall hues.  See more images on Style Me Pretty - it was featured on their blog in February 2017.

Event: The Film Gathering
Photography: Live View Studios 
Organization: Live View Studios
Styling / Planning: Michelle Wright Events
Florals: Amy Lynne Originals
Furniture & Tableware: Greenhouse Picker Sisters
Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes
Robe & Veils: Girl With A Serious Dream
Cake: Sugar Euphoria
Stationary + Stone Elements: Calligraphy by Carole
Dress Boutique: Fabulous Frocks Bridal
Dresses: Sarah Seven
Skirt: Sarah Janks
Candles: Yummi Candles
Rings: Trumpet & Horn
Jewelry: Lindsay Marie Design
Makeup: Micaela Formwalt / Shear Shakti
Hair: Charlotte at Shear Shakti
Fabric, Ribbon & Paper: Silk & Willow & Frou Frou Chic
Sponsored by Mastin Labs and The FIND Lab


A Look Back at 2015 -Wedding Flowers in Winston-Salem


Ok, I haven't blogged in a long time.  My apologies to anyone that follows along or stumbled on this blog.  Things get busy and I get forgetful - just life!  To make up for my lack of blogging, today I am sharing some of my favorite images of our designs from 2015.  I hope you enjoy seeing some of the loveliness we created in 2015 and check back in and see what's going in 2016!  

Thanks for stopping by,

Image by Liz Nemeth Photography

Image by Allison Khun Photography

Image by Timwell Photography

Image by Alexa's Photography

Image by Live View Studios

Image by Sara Logan Photography

Image by Live View Studios

Image by Live View Studios


Wedding Flowers in Hickory, NC


What a treat to design for this sweet Hickory wedding.  It was even sweeter for me since this is my hometown!

The flowers were a mix of deep jewel tones designed with a natural style.  We used garden roses, tulips, spray roses, antique hydrangea…and so much more (even some chocolate artichokes!).  The bride was so trusting and laid back…that made it even more fun.  I was given a little direction and then creative freedom - my favorite situation!

Probably the most interesting part of this wedding was that BOTH venues were under construction when I first met the clients.  I am sure this added a bit of stress, but I found it so exciting.  I was going to be one of the first to design for a wedding in both spaces.  The ceremony took place in in Grace Chapel on campus at Lenoir Rhyne University.  The word that comes to mind when I think of Grace Chapel is breathtaking!  

The reception was held at Moretz Mills - another new venue!  I could go on and on about the space.  The atmosphere was a mix of old and new.  It obviously had a warehouse feel to it since it was originally a hosiery mill.  But...the art, fixtures, and details gave it a contemporary twist.  I can't say enough about how cool this space is.  

Enjoy these amazing images by Julia Wade Photography.



What is a Flower Clinic at the Winston-Salem Flower School?


One type of program I offer at the WS/FS is called a flower clinic.  This is my relatively new and random idea…and I kind of love it.

What is a flower clinic?  A flower clinic is a program at the WS/FS that uses flowers to give back to our city. I know, this is kind of vague.  I wanted the concept to be sort of vague in hopes of finding different avenues to use my studio, skills, and resources to give back.

The WS/FS will host flower clinics quarterly. A flower clinic could be...

...centerpieces for a fundraiser.  I would work with an organization to find out what they need and then come up with a game plan.  The twist is that the organizations' volunteers would need to come to the studio and help design, load, and deliver all the flowers. They would have access to my skills, creativity, tools, vessels, and vans.  The goal with this plan is to reduce the labor I would have to provide so I can do more - plus, it gets more people in the studio learning about floral design!

…designing flowers to spread some joy.  Our first flower clinic was with the Augsburg Youth Group.  The youth group came to my studio and designed bouquets for The Lonely Bouquet Project.  I provided a quick and easy demonstration on how to make the bouquets and then set them loose.  I had a bunch of leftover blooms from an event the day before that otherwise would have been tossed.  They used these flowers and some extras to create cheerful bouquets.   After the bouquets were made they split up into groups and left the bouquets (with adopt me tags) around Winston-Salem for people to find.  I loved watching all the kids design and hearing about all the places they decided to place their bouquets.  It was so cool!  Images from this flower clinic are below.

Have an idea for a flower clinic?  Call me 336-287-3459 to check on availability and make a plan!


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The Winston-Salem Flower School Winter 2015 Evening Workshop


The Winter Inspiration floral design class was also offered in the evening.  It all started with wine and fun conversation.  We moved on to my demonstration of a compote style design.  Following the demonstration everyone designed. It was an evening filled with creativity and fun!

The next wave of classes will be announced soon.  I can't wait to have more flower friends designing in my studio.