Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Bloomsbury Farm Styled Shoot

There are so many wonderful people to mention in this post.  Event and paper designer, Victoria Austin, designed this beautiful styled shoot out at Bloomsbury Farm this fall and I couldn't be more excited that it is featured on Wedding Chicks today!  The talented Jennifer Pharr captured the setting, gorgeous model and details so beautifully, and I was honored to be part of it by designing the bouquet.  

Victoria gave me the freedom to be inspired by nature and create a lush, organic bouquet that would bring in some colors of fall while also staying feminine and light.  

Stop by Wedding Chicks today for more beautiful images and vendor credits!  

Friday, December 19, 2014

Holiday Flower Class

In November, my friend Jessica Sloane and I decided to teach a flower arranging class together.  Jessica is a stylist and event designer, and we've worked on a lot of weddings together over the past two years. This was a really fun extension of what we normally do.  We had a great time with a wonderful group of ladies who created the most beautiful floral centerpieces for their holiday tables.  Our stunning host home was designed and built by Amy Jacobs of Gather and Build.  If you need a home designer, do not look any further!  These beautiful images from the class were captured by Zipporah of Zipporah Photography.  

We hope to teach more classes like this in the future, so be on the look-out for more in the new year!

Friday, October 24, 2014

November 21st Flower Class

Join Jessica and I for a lovely evening of creating together and learning about setting and styling your own beautiful holiday table.  

We hope to see you there!  

To register, email info@vintageflorals.com

Monday, June 02, 2014

An update and a wedding.

When I've been away from this blog, it is always so hard to know what to write about and what images to show first.  I may just ramble for a minute...  

We were really busy this spring with some beautiful events and I can't wait to share images from some of them. Now, things are slowing down for the summer and I'm so glad because my house is loud with kids home for summer break.  It is a violent shifting of gears and I am continually coming to terms with the fact that I am not a great multi-tasker.  When my mind is full of creative flower-arranging, email answering, and quote-making thoughts, it is hard to be a fully present mom.  I'm always trying to figure out how to do it better, but for now, I'm just glad for the break so that we can have slow mornings and go to the pool.  

On another note, I'm so very excited to be on the preferred vendor list for Tennessee on the most beautiful wedding site, Once Wed!  I feel so honored and humbled to be listed next to some of the vendors in the industry that I admire the most. 

The images below are from a wedding I worked on this past November.  I know, it's Spring, but I don't have those pictures yet.  Coming soon!  

This wedding was a blast to work on because Sarah, the bride, is a porcelain artist living and working in Brooklyn, and she made all of the vessels that we used for the flowers.  They were absolutely stunning and I was a nervous wreck trying not to break anything!  The event was a lovely mash-up of rustic/Southern meets modern/organic style.  

Vessels and mobiles:  hand-crafted by the bride, Sarah Cihat
Flowers:  Melissa Broadwell-Vintage Florals
Venue:  The Wrens Nest
Event Styling:  Jessica Sloane
Photography:  Austin Gros

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Little pretty

There are more images to share from this fall wedding, but I couldn't wait to post this one. 
First post of the year...oh well, better late than never!  

Friday, September 27, 2013

Pipe Dreams

Friday mornings are for coffee at our house.  Since my husband, Lee, bought an espresso machine with his saved up Christmas and birthday money, we've been opening the door on Fridays to friends and neighbors who want a good cup.  It has been this communal thing that we didn't expect and we are so grateful.  We serve up coffee and then get to enjoy the company of whoever stops by.  Everyone wins!  And if I have a flower job, friends just step over the buckets of flowers and hang out while I make boutonnieres.  

We have this dream to open a coffee flower shop one day.  I have visions of a community of people gathering to share life with each other over a cup of coffee with the hubbub of flower design in the background.  I'm sure it would be a crazy way to work, but something about it feels so right. Maybe one day.  For now, if you are in the neighborhood on Friday morning, you can stop by for a cup and visit for a while.  

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Every Last Detail feature!

Meredith of Teasley Photography and I are so very honored to be featured on Every Last Detail today!  This past spring, Meredith and I collaborated on a styled shoot and we couldn't be happier to be featured today.  Check out all of the images that Meredith so beautifully captured on their blog today!

Every Last Detail feature