Gorgeous Plum & Sage Mountain Wedding Red Lodge, MT

Can you believe the scenery behind this beautiful bride?  Working with Lauren & Jake was an absolute treat.  They had great taste and a modern clean approach to their wedding which included foraged aspen trees collected and assembled by the groom!  It brought the organic nature of the outdoors in and fit this adventurous couple so perfectly.  Alternating compotes and bud vases dressed the guest tables, a long greenery swag for the head table and dozens of votives for romantic lighting.  It was perfect.  Congratulations to the Frenz’

Venue – Aspen Ridge Ranch, Photography – Lauren Brown Photography, Planner – Emily Hallock Weddings & Events

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Blue, White and Green garden inspired wedding Billings, MT

I met Leigha’s mom, Diana, before the wedding to talk floral and I loved her spirit!  I could tell she was completely invested in making her daughters wedding one incredibly special day and with the help of family and friends, they were able to pull it off!  A succulent bar for guests, a beautiful handcrafted barn wood backdrop, window pane with photos of the couple and so much more.  This wedding had beautiful, hand-crafted, meaningful touches that made it truly one of a kind.  I couldn’t get enough.  A huge thank you to Miranda Murdock Photography for these beautiful pics!

 

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Casual Blue & Ivory Garden Inspired Wedding Billings, MT

This was my kind of wedding! Casual summer affair in a garden surrounded by beautiful blooms and your closest friend and family.  Amy & Brent were married in an intimate ceremony at the Moss Mansion in late summer.  When Amy first came to visit, I could tell she was a laid back gal with classic, simple taste.   She wanted soft garden flowers with hints of pale blue and a natural and foraged look to compliment the beautiful venue.  We couldn’t be happier for this young couple and for the amazing images from Allison at Font & Figure.  Congratulations Amy & Brent!

 

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Sophisticated Blush & Ivory Red Lodge, MT Wedding

Wow.  Can you believe how stunning Taryn (owner of Belle En Blanc Bridal) was in her wedding gown?  I couldn’t get over how every detail was planned & executed to perfection.  Gorgeous barn doors and drapery adorned the ceremony area from Better to Gather Events along with organic florals. Beautiful blush tones and mixed metallics created a romantic, light & airy atmosphere.  You could tell every eye was on this beautiful couple as they exchanged vows and spent the evening celebrating with friends and family. Each photograph from the amazing Tracy Moore Photographers had me overjoyed and wanting to jump in the photo to laugh with the bridesmaids, observe Taryn’s father give her away and join in the dancing.  I had the privilege of getting to know Taryn during the planning process and I was so thrilled we could help her achieve the look she had been planning for months!  Congratulations Plouffes.  We wish you a lifetime of happiness!

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Blush & Lavender Riverfront Wedding Absarokee, MT

Stephanie & Jeff were married at a private residence just outside Absarokee, MT surrounded by beautiful trees, riverfront views and tasteful décor by the amazing Northsage Events & Design.  I worked with Stephanie and designer Amanda from the beginning talking floral preferences, colors and overall feel for this one-of-a-kind event.  We settled on beautiful antique hues in lavender, peach and blush with lots of greenery for texture and fullness.  It was a warm summer day and we finished just in the knick of time, but it turned out beautifully and we couldn’t be happier.  A huge Thank you to Julio at Kirkham & Co who came down for the weekend to be my morale support and conquer an epic weekend of floral design.  Congratulations Edwards!  Photos by the talented Tina Stinson Photography.

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Rustic Chico Hot Springs, MT Wedding

Randee and Kellan were a joy to work with.  Having done most of our communication by phone or e-mail; we finally met on the day of the wedding and what a nice surprise it was!  I had pictured Randee as tall with dark hair and olive skin.  I’m not sure why our brains do that, but she couldn’t have been more opposite – petite with long blond hair.  But they were immediately welcoming and accommodating as we placed the centerpieces and delivered bouquets.  I was so relieved when she loved her bouquet and I knew the colors would be a beautiful compliment to the bridesmaid dresses.  We adorned the pergola with large floral accents and petals were strewn just before the ceremony.   Big thanks to Tracy Moore Photographers for these stunning images and Congratulations to Randee & Kellan!

 

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Garden inspired Montana Mountain Wedding

You know that moment that stops you in your tracks and you realize everyone around you is in awe.  That moment happened at Nicole & Daniel’s wedding at the beautiful Rock Creek Resort in Red Lodge, MT when Kristin Jean Photographer posed these beautiful ladies in a collection of trees near the property.  I looked up after completing the archway to see the beautiful bride with her flower crown and gardeny bouquet; so ethereal as if they were floating in the trees.  Her dress was incredible, with the most delicate floral appliques and sheer overlay.  And the flower girl!  My goodness she was a rockstar – posing for every photo as if she was a professional  It was incredible and I knew the images wouldn’t disappoint.  So much in fact it was hard to choose which ones to use for the blog post!  So a huge Thank you to Kristin Jean for sharing these beautiful shots and a big Congratulations to the Megalos on their summer nuptials!  It was truly a beautiful day.

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Eggplant & blush Montana Mountain Wedding

Danielle & Jordan were married at the Scenic Big Timber Fair Grounds in June.  The bouquets were an absolute joy to make and white peonies for the bridal bouquet were a must!  These soft vintage hues against the plum colored dresses and beautiful landscape made for some beautiful shots from Kelsey Tommerup Photography!  I had such fun working with Danielle and her mom to create a complimenting color palette and stay on budget.  They assembled beautiful centerpieces all their own and Mac’s created two large archway pieces to accent the arch used at her sister’s wedding just weeks before.  Talk about wedding planning summer!  Congratulations to you both and thank you for being such a joy to work with!

 

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The not so pretty side of floral…

July 4th, 2015

There I was driving two hours away with a packed car,  to work from a rented design space in Bozeman, MT.  I was excited to receive a call from my dear friend Julio – fellow floral designer and amazing supporter – who would be helping me with the design and delivery of two large weddings.  We had planned for months, worked out logistics, ordered the perfect flowers and even scheduled some dinner for his July 1st birthday!  But his call was to warn me that flowers were not going to arrive that day due to delays in Memphis.

I knew this would put us behind schedule but not to the degree that it would cause alarm…until about 7pm when I called FedEx to confirm our packages would arrive the following day….and they were not hopeful.  2 days behind they said.  At that moment I went into full on survival mode.  Who can we source from locally?  What floral shops would work with us?  He was a champ, calling all his local sources, farmers and other floral businesses to find who could source our orders.  Yes OUR orders.  Julio not only had a birthday to celebrate, but two weddings with myself and 1 of his own to complete.  It was madness.

We spent hours running all over town to find the perfect blooms to replace what would not arrive in good condition.  It was 10pm on the night of his 30th birthday and we were finally eating dinner.  Thursday came and went and still our packages were not going to arrive.  It was hard not to lose my mind.  Massive orders for two weddings with specialty flowers that we just couldn’t’ replace.  -insert ugly cry face-   But somehow we rallied, we couldn’t wait any longer so we started assembling centerpieces, bouquets and boutonnieres with the supplies we did have.

And then the very tired and clearly frustrated FedEx delivery driver arrived with two large boxes of flowers.  We picked through a steaming box of molding flowers to pick out what we could salvage.  A few blooms but just enough to make the order complete and we were off.  We worked until 1am the Friday before the weddings and up again at 7am to pack and load vehicles for onsite installations and delivery.  It was blistering hot – a balmy 93 degree day in the mountains with relentless horse flies, but again we rallied and made it happen.  And at the end of this epic weekend we returned to the design space, cleaned buckets, mopped the floor and cleaned out the cooler….AND then worked on Julio’s wedding together.

As the insanely beautiful sun set over the mountains the most beautiful colors bounced off the surrounding homes and landscape,  the fireworks started.  Boom Boom.  We couldn’t help but take a minute to watch them in all their glory.  10:15pm on Saturday evening and I was finally done!  My feet felt like they weren’t my own.  So sore I could barely move and then the biggest sense of accomplishment that we had survived!  We had made it past this incredibly stressful weekend without a single client knowing what had happened.  Each one of them incredibly complimentary of our hard work and designs.

It’s these moments that make it all worth the effort and remind me there is a higher power at work.  A beyond huge thank you to Julio & Shane at Kirkham & Co for their amazing support over the weekend and to the one and only Katalin at Katalin Green Flowers for allowing us to rent her beautiful space and help us problem solve.  To her amazing assistant Mindy for coming to our rescue.  I can’t thank you all enough for your incredible support and the friendships I treasure with each of you.

Julio put it best when he said ” It has been an excruciatingly stressful week-weekend. I’m happy that in the end, there’s always a solution!”

 

Classic Navy & Pink Wedding Billings, MT

Stacy & Ryan were married at the Billings Depot surrounded by friends and family who wanted to celebrate!  We created pink bouquets with beautiful roses, peonies and more and a lush head table swag full of greens to compliment the reception.  I loved the idea of her centerpieces.  Just greenery with tons of candles for extra sparkle.  I couldn’t be happier with the way everything turned out.  Congratulations to the Lysons!

Photography- Whitney Bird  Planning & Coordination – Patricia Clark Weddings Cake – Dancing Oven Bakery

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