A wedding from one of the warm and beautiful fall days last October.
This bride found me through the Independent Wedding Association. If you want some of the best vendors in the business, check out this group. At these fairs the vendors are always prêts à éduquer (ready to educate) with a twist. Here’s what they did at their last fair.
For the reception, German Statice pomanders from the chandeliers. word.
Venue | Little Log House Village in Hastings, MN
Photographer | Andy Blenkush
Favors | The Traveling Photo Booth (easily, one of my favorite vendors in the universe)
My friend Carrie and I tested the photo booth before we left that afternoon and we chose the ‘retro’ color setting. One of the best things–the booth prints out 2 strips. We each got one to take home. And for the wedding reception: one strip for the bride and groom, one for the guest. cool.
I have to say, I am really enjoying this time of year when I can slow down. No weeds to pull, no weddings knocking at my door every weekend. The family and I can go to WI to visit this 40 acre heaven, where Tom grew up. His parents planted those spruce and pine trees you see in the distance. I love watching the sun come up over this area from the second floor window (only when the kids wake me too early, that is).
A sense of place.
Of course, as it is in my nature to forage, I went under those trees with bags and filled them with cones for an upcoming wedding.
For me, winter plans include cleaning all of those vases and buckets sitting down there in the studio, watch more episodes of No Reservations, do something with all those baby food jars I saved from when the kids were little and either recycle the jars or make some sort of strange wire and glass chandelier object to put candles in (doesn’t sound so great when I type it out) and go to NY in late winter for a class with my floral idol, Saipua.
2012 is going to be off-the-charts, good.
Photos above courtesy of the Little Flower School website.
I had the pleasure of attending this wedding as well as designing the flowers for Laura and Wes. The food, by Christos, was by far some of the best wedding fare ever and the dessert tables were equally yummy.
The Union Depot has just finished a 5 month renovation and we could smell the fresh paint when we walked in. It was exciting to set up the floral for their first wedding since the remodel. Black linens are a brilliant choice for this venue.
Many thank yous to Katrina, of Studio Laguna, for working as a part of my set up crew, being my plus one for the night and taking these beautiful images. From flowers to food to architecture, you know how to capture it ALL.