A girl can’t go wrong with peach ‘Juliet’ garden roses, large drop crystal earrings and the dress. Marie loved the soft and feminine appeal of garden roses and astilbe, but also the cool and edgy echuveria succulents (on cake, guest tables and boutonnieres).
All of the dusty miller and hydrangea for the 27 guest tables, and some succulents, came from my garden. We planned ahead last April to grow as much as we could locally.
Thank you Marie and Mark! If you want to know where to store the dress I have some room in my closet.
the last image is my favorite from the day.
Bride’s Dress | Oscar de la Renta
Venue | James J. Hill Library
Photographer | Bradley Hanson
About the Groom: Erik, Lativan heritage, geology guy, loves nature
About the Bride: Cathy, kind, pretty, wore a custom, 1940′s style lace dress, loves horses, her dogs and Erik
So many inspiring elements to this wedding…
Erik sent over his amethyst geodes for me to incorporate into the designs. I was so influenced by their purple shade I couldn’t resist using the amethyst colored, monkshood flower from the wholesaler cooler that week.
The national flower is the daisy and much of the country is filled with beautiful woodland and alpine flowers, trees and moss.
The Outing Lodge in Stillwater was so cozy, beautiful, easy going and a natural choice for Cathy and Erik. I felt very comfortable there. I could have stayed awhile. I was really impressed with their onsite person’s creative abilities with the chalkboard. Great lettering!
Thank you, Uncle Doug, for referring your college buddy to me. I had a great time. (Doug also officiated the wedding)
Also, I purchased a new camera and this is the first wedding set up I shot with it. What do you think?
Tom and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary in October with our children and some of our closest/dearest friends gathered in the backyard of our home in Chaska. I have to say, our 1st wedding day was wonderful and beautiful, but 10 years later, the vows mean so much more and this day was truly a gift.
Our friend, Tasha, of Red Bird Hills captured these beyond beautiful images. See more of her extraordinary work and more of our vow renewal photos here. (you will see Tom’s “perfect 10″ apple pie)
To Brian, our Best Man back in 2001 and now Evelyn’s Godfather, for creating and officiating a heartwarming, nostalgic and emotional ceremony. We could not imagine celebrating this day without you.
To Leah, my creative, beautiful and funny college buddy, for designing a ‘commemorate the day’ program. It captured the spirit of our family and the home Tom and I have built together. Also for videotaping the event for our later amusement and posterity.
To my husband, Tom, you are the kindest, greatest husband and father in the whole world and I am so happy to be spending my life with you.
My Dress | Alexia Admor NY
My coat and boots were found at Good Will and a local thrift shop
Tom’s suit | Joseph Abboud
Evelyn’s sweater is from Target and I sewed her tulle and satin ribbon skirt
Luc’s outfit, also from Target
Windbeam Farm is an idyllic spot for a wedding. Just look at these incredible pictures from Spencer Combs and there is no need for explanation. But I will a little–
Here is what I loved: giant Jenga, yellow sunglasses, smiles ALL day long and beautiful details everywhere you looked. Kendra and Dan envisioned and created (along with family and friends) an elegant, yet casual, event where everyone seemed relaxed, happy and ready to party. Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your incredible day! I loved designing your flowers!
Little Log House Village wedding with soft flowers and a lavender heart at the beginning of the isle. I cannot wait to see the professional images of this one. (Carrie, your camera rocks, but I am excited to see the beautiful bride and her maids, etc.)
This was my last big “wedding season” wedding. I have a great sense of pride and accomplishment for the 2011 season. I have a few weddings this winter in some very special venues, can’t wait to show them to you.
I want to say a special thank you to Carol Wilcoxon, a professional designer in the highest sense of the word. Thank you for your hard work, support, sense of humor and always willing to do what it takes to get the job done. I am so happy to have you on my team!
above image by Christian Oth Studios, Floral by Matthew Robbins
images by Dolce Studios, Florals by Ashley Fox Designs, Styled by Richard Anderson
Ashley Fox Designs has a Christmas wish for the 2012 wedding season. Here goes…
I would like to design a wedding where I could use strand upon strand of English Ivy to cover the ceremony and reception venues. This can work with any color scheme, by the way. I would also use lots of candles. Everywhere.
That is all. Thank you!
Check your “good” list. I am on it.
(Ladies, this is not a joke! I would LOVE to do this!)
Cindy and Chad were game for some engagement photos that were a little more personal and unique. Their photographer at 1012 Photo captured their love of travel, the outdoors and love for each other so beautifully.
This is one cool couple. I cannot wait to design for them in May 2012 when they are married in Excelsior.
The suitcases in these photos came from my small, but pretty little collection of antiques, etc. that I have around the studio. I am happy to rent them out for engagement photos or weddings. The 3 piece matching set of the turquoise Samsonite luggage is my personal favorite.
C + C, thanks for sending over the pics!