Thursday, July 15, 2010

"The future belongs to those who believe in the power of thier dreams." Eleanor Roosevelt

In the not so distant future, weddings will be taken over by robots.... ok, not really, but that will be true in the case of my recent clients Ciara and Jamison.

This charming couple met while working together at a local coffee shop. It all started when Jamison invited Ciara to an art show and the sparks flew! (Sounds like a great movie plot doesn't it?) It wasn't long until 'by the powers vested in Facebook' they were officially "in a relationship". The gears continued to turn and the two decided it was time to make it official. (More official then Facebook anyway.)

The big day will take place in a historic movie theater where the futuristic robot theme will stand out against the 1920's decor. Thanks to yours truly the men will be wearing boutonnieres featuring brightly colored feather fans in shades of purple and aqua that serve as the perfect backdrop for re-purposed gearworks and baubles. These fitting details will be perfect for this playful couple who just happen to be aficionados of robot culture.

Congratulations and good luck to you both!

Items like these are available for purchase in my Etsy Store here.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Picky, Picky!

"My guitar is not a thing. It is an extension of myself. It is who I am." Joan Jett

Well, if I had any doubts before about the passion of even a casual musician you guitar enthusiasts have certainly proven the point!

I am constantly amazed by the popularity of my guitar pick and string boutonnieres and bridal bouquets that I feature in my Etsy shop, and moreover by the joy of my clients who are proud to include their love of music in their special day! All I can say is keep on playin' - and keep sending me your used strings and picks for my re-purposing purposes. :)

Check out the guitar themed showcase below assembled by another Etsy user which features the various creative uses for guitar picks and strings. Happy Picking!

Red, White, and Blue

Hello All-
I hope you are each enjoying a safe and happy celebration!

This evening, finding myself in a very red, white, and blue mood I was inspired to collect some of my favorite items that 'fit the bill'. So, pardon the pun, but here are some Yankee-doodle-dandies that may strike your fancy. Enjoy!

Happy Independence Day!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Barbed Lotus

Hi Readers,
Sorry for the delay, it's been a BUSY week.
To tie you over, check out the blog below. They recently featured my recycled encyclopedia flower bouquets on their bridal gift guide. Take a quick scroll through their blog, they've collected some really great gift and bridal accessory ideas. ENJOY!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Recently Tagged

Hello All -
Just a note to share a link to a recent blog post that included lil' ol' me!
This beautiful inspiration board, built by Inspired Weddings features my gold and brown guitar pick boutonniere. Check it out here: Pink and Gold Inspiration.


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Beachy Keen!

I had some summer fun this week thanks to Kelly and her unique bouquet order!

A beautiful bride-to-be hailing from sunny Florida, Kelly's sea shore wedding will certainly be one to remember! Kelly and I carried her aqua and amber color scheme and beach theme forward with a beautiful sea shell bouquet.
I created the piece using natural shells, sustainably harvested feathers, and natural reed grasses. The soft sandy toned feathers provided the perfect surround for Kelly's shell bouquet.

Here's wishing Kelly the best of luck (and best of weather) on her wedding day!

Get Inspired!

Hello Readers - (the few but mighty)
Check out the new gadget I installed on my blog:
You can now seek inspiration for your various creative endeavors HERE by checking out color schemes generated in the margin to the right. --------------------->

It looks like this:
Color schemes created and named by readers like you are 'tagged' with words and ideas (like school bus yellow or crayon box rainbow) and displayed here for your viewing pleasure. You can view additional schemes by clicking the link below the colors marked 'Another!'.

I challenge you to pick one at random and create something with those colors! I can't wait to see what you come up with!