I just had to post these new ones Thomas has on his blog, they rock…starring this pretty girl and of course, my bouquets!!!
So, I bought this Chuppah for a wedding 2 years ago and only have used it once. I am sure there are some Jewish brides out there in need of one for rent, so I figured I’d blog about it and maybe get some traffic.
For those of you who don’t know what a Chuppah is, it is:
A chuppah (Hebrew: חוּפָּה) (also spelled hupah, chupah, or chuppa – plural: chuppot or chuppahs, Hebrew: חוּפּוֹת) is a canopy traditionally used in Jewish weddings. It consists of a cloth or sheet, sometimes a tallit, stretched or supported over four poles, or sometimes carried by attendants to the ceremony. Achuppah symbolizes the home the couple will build together. Chuppah literally means a canopy or a covering.
Images of it are below…(these photos really do not do it justice but they are all I have!)
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Yay! I always wanted to be on The Knot…and who knew it was so easy?! All I had to do was submit our wedding on The Knot’s “My Real Wedding”. It took like an hour to upload 7 images and write descriptions but who cares–it’s awesome and I can say “I’m on The Knot” now!!!! If you have a chance, go rate my wedding 5 stars!!! Click here to view OUR REAL WEDDING.
I just did flowers and decor for Brooke and Brett’s wedding reception at The Byron Colby Barn in Grayslake. This is the 4th time I’ve done an event at this venue and every single one has been completely unique.
For the flowers we used roses, cymbidium orchids, lisianthus, stock, hydrangea, larkspur, tulips and callas in shades of purple, lavender, green, champagne and ivory. To add to the rustic charm of the barn, we used mason jars as vases and candle holders throughout the space. We did two styles of centerpieces; for the long rectangular tables we did cluster-type arrangements in assorted cylinders and mason jars, and for the round tables at the top of the loft we did round mixed arrangements that held 3 cylinder vases with submerged tulips and floating candles. In addition to the centerpieces, we created a wreath and pomanders suspended from lavender tulle to decorate the large curved wall of the barn, we added floral and candle accents to the highboy tables, gift/memorial table and we put hydrangea on the top of the cake. And of course I cannot forget to mention the bouquets which were just stunning!!!
The couple could not have been happier with how everything turned out–which is always my favorite part of the day!
I just completed Alice & John’s stunning wedding today. Their ceremony was held at St. Nortbert in Northbrook with a reception at The Arboretum Club in Buffalo Grove. Their colors were white/ivory, green and silver and we used peonies, orchids and callas as the main flowers. The bouquets and personal flowers turned out just perfect and the centerpieces were gorgeous as well. Amy Christian (my wildly talented assistant) and I also had the pleasure of working with 3 of my favorite vendors on this wedding: DOC Amy Vaught of Vaught Events, Photographer Thomas Slack of Slack Photography, and the girls at The Chair Couture. Everything came together perfectly and the couple could not have been happier. I love that…! “My Amy” took some stunning photos featured above and below this paragraph. She is such a talented photographer and I am so glad to have her by my side at these events; not only is she a great at capturing the details of the day, but she also is the best assistant I’ve ever had and she can do anything creative I ask of her! We make a great team!
Photos by Amy Christian
My good friend and fellow wedding vendor Thomas Slack of Slack Photography and “atstudio” continues to blow my mind with his photography skills. Simply put, he is an artist. His photos are works of art; he has mastered lighting and composition and is just truly talented. I highly recommend looking at his work which you can see on his website and on his blog. One of his latest endeavors is launching atstudio with fellow photographer Amaris Granado. Atstudio strives to bring a fresh sense of fashion and style to traditional wedding photography. The below photos were taken by Thomas at a junkyard out here in the ‘burbs somewhere and featured a stunning model and two lovely bouquets I made especially for the shoot. I cannot believe how fabulous they turned out! I can’t wait to see the rest of them!