on the woodland elopement.

I don't think there is any better combo on earth than people who love one another, a beautiful setting & locally grown, bright blooms.

That set the stage for a recent styled shoot we hooked up at Elvyn Lea Lodge in Boyne City. 

I absolutely loved this shoot, having unlimited creative freedom is the best way to design. This bouquet cannot be shown without a fun little fact: I grew the dinner plate dahlia featured in the front. That is why its there. No, I don't really care that its the only dinner plate dahlia and its just sitting in front. [[pats self on back]]. Until one day when I can have my flower farm/studio/design workshop space/consultation compound in one place, trimming my moms cosmos, stealing buckets of blooms from friends (thanks Jen!) and growing one stinking dahlia will suffice. 

Aside from an oversized bridal & sweet little bout for our groom, we foraged our butts off on the Elvyn Lea property and found some jaw dropping ferns and greens to spruce up an arbor and sweet little table garland. I cannot get over the picture perfect delicate beauty in the ferns on that table garland. (swoon, nature is so awesome.)

I'll let these images speak for themselves. Credit here goes to the insanely talented Megan Newman from Cory Weber Photography and styling goes to Katie Deisler from the Sincerely Ginger Weddings & Events team. I am so lucky to call these talents my friends and coworkers. 

Enjoy! 

Also: now taking orders for 2016 brides who love giant bouquets and greenery. :) 

I'm such a sucker for boys holding flower arrangements... 

ciao!

xo