This August wedding was special for many reasons. For one, the flowers. It was a dream designing straight out of the fields at Prairie Garden Farm in Starbuck, MN and delivering to the bride the very next day. Zinnia, dahlia, hydrangea, sweet pea vines, and more; I could pick whatever I wanted. Thank you to all of the vendors who participated in this magnificent occasion along the lake in Glenwood, MN. Thank you to Emily and Derek for choosing us for their spectacular day. And the stunning wall of draped garland above the dance floor is something I will not soon forget.
Photography | Ash & James Photography
Coordination and Invitation suite | Jill Elaine Designs
Hair and Makeup | Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios
Flower grower and Day of Production Assistant | Prairie Garden Farm
Ceremony | Peter's Sunset Beach Resort
Reception | Lakeside Ballroom
So this happened. Images of my flowers were published in a book.
Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine photos of my designs to be in an actual touch-and-turn-the-pages book. I am honored to be included. The book features designers from all over the world who, like me, relish and believe in, using local flowers in their wedding designs.
Many thanks to the following: Prairie Garden Farm for supplying me with amazing locally grown product and for tipping off Lynn Byczynski, co-author of the book, to my little operation here. To Lynn and Erin, the authors, who I admire for not only their work on this book, but for their dedication to producing amazing cut flowers for hundreds thousands of designers and fans.
To my dear friends, Tasha Herggott of Red Bird Hills, and Erin Bell of Erin Bell Photography for their contributions to the book that made this possible. What they do with a lens is magic.
And to my children, who put up with me in the studio hour after hour, “playing” with flowers.
To purchase the book click here
Prairie Garden Farm in Starbuck, MN. Buy their flowers. They sell amazing cut varieties to the Twin Cities area and are the nicest people in the world.
Lynn Bycznski author of Growing For Market Her site is an amazing resource for nationally grown local food and flowers.
Erin Benzakein of Floret Flower Farm is a must read site and blog for anyone who loves flowers on any level. growing or designing. She is wonder woman.
Red Bird Hills With me from the beginning of my career, Tasha can capture a moment, the light and an angle that I don’t see and I am one picky gal. I couldn’t be more thankful to have her in my life.
Erin Bell Photography I love being around people who are just as passionate about their work as I am about mine, and Erin encompasses that perfectly. Working with her has been been sheer joy. And her images reflect that passion.
I was invited to Jaimee Morse Photography studio to talk a little bit about my business and get a few shots of me in my element. This meant bringing flowers, chickens and my Great Aunt Evelyn's gardening books. Here's some of my favorite images from the day (soon to be seen on Jaimee's upcoming Vendor Spotlight) . Thank you Jaimee!