I was really honored and just downright excited when Jessica Ajeman reached out to me about providing florals for a styled shoot at the Venue on Main. She gave me a few inspiration pictures and I knew immediately that I wanted to use the perfect peach-blush Shimmer rose. Mostly, I am just so grateful for her trust in helping to execute her vision. I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I do; it's the perfect inspiration for a spring/summer wedding! And be sure to see below for all the many other amazing and talented vendors that were a part of this shoot.
I cannot get over the details on this dress, guys. The buttons, the lace...and the HAIR ties it in all perfectly! So much texture, it's perfect!
Let's just all agree to put florals on wedding cakes.
Be sure to check out these other vendors and their amazing work in the Gila Valley:
Photography: Jessica Ajeman Photography
Venue: The Venue on Main
Make up: Jillian Curtis Artistry
Hair: Camry Goodman
Event Planner: Jars & Lace
Cake: Cakes with TLC
Invitation Suite: Nora Belle Designs
Models: Britny Beals and Mckenzie Hancock
If you are anything like me, you probably started thinking about your wedding from a very young age. I have two older sisters, so we definitely went through a “pretend wedding” stage that lasted like five years.
Now that you are a bride, all of those dreams become decisions.
Many brides come to me and have very specific colors in mind. Blue and white. Pink and green. Red and yellow (okay, can we just get this out of the way and not do red and yellow? I just can’t.). Either way, they have one or two colors that they zero in on and often get “tunnel vision” about any other color. Rather than creating a cohesive, sophisticated design, it can often look overpowering, like the colors are competing with each other (or worse, competing with you!).
So let me broaden your understanding of color and design for a moment and introduce you to a color palette. A color palette is a selection of five to ten colors that complement each other rather than compete with each other. I like to think of it as like a color philosophy, rather than a color rule. Color philosophies always elevate the style, adding dimension and layers, making your wedding florals look more sophisticated. Even if you are on a budget, a color philosophy makes it seem like you really aren’t.
Let’s say you want red and white on your wedding day. A color rule might look like this:
Notice that the only colors you see are just that: red and white. The design is not very interesting, your eye only sees blocks of color, and it seems one-dimensional. Red. White. Green. The colors are harsh, rather than harmonious.
Here is an example of a color philosophy:
Notice that the overall effect is still red and white. But this time, the designer has incorporated depth. From the deepest shade of maroon to a dusty blush, the depth that the color brings is what makes this bouquet so interesting and beautiful. The red is softened, making it easier on your eye to travel seamlessly across the bouquet.
So rather than thinking this:
I want to challenge you to start thinking like this:
I promise you that when you incorporate a color philosophy in your wedding floral design, you will find it to be harmonious rather than harsh, complementary rather than competing, and beautiful over boring!
Need help finding that perfect palette? Click here to download your free color philosophy guide!
Woah! I was at the Gila Valley Bridal Fair on Saturday, slinging buckets of roses and saying hello to countless beautiful brides. It was way too much fun! Talking to lots of people is so my jam, and combine that with flower-ing, it was kind of the perfect day. So in case you missed the fun, Marquette LaRee was kind enough to take some pictures of my booth, which means I get to share them with you guys!
First of all, huge shout out to my best friend/event assistant Sarah! I could not have done this without her.
Thank you again to everyone who came!
Poesy Floral Studio will be at the Gila Valley Bridal Fair this year!
If you have been curious about Poesy Floral Studio and want to come check us out, I will be at the 2018 Gila Valley Bridal Fair on Saturday, March 3 from 1-5pm at the EAC Activities Center. I would loooove to meet you! Admission is a steal: $2 + a canned food item. And it benefits the Boys and Girls Club of the Gila Valley. Good stuff, right? And, one thing that I haven't mentioned to anybody yet is I will be giving away a free bridal bouquet! So whether you are a bride or know a bride or are planning to be a bride, come check out all that the Gila Valley has to offer for you!
Safford City Annex, Safford, AZ
Creating the florals for Kristin + Kurt's outdoor wedding was such a pleasure. The bride asked for succulents to be placed in not only her bridal bouquet, but also in the boutonnieres and bridesmaid bouquets. The design was so cohesive and it was so fun to see her vision come to life!
Images by Marquette Laree