When you dream up a color palette and nature is all like “oh girl... I gotchu” 🌾✨☁️🍯
Lots more of this happening around here! Every year I take July and August off weddings to slow down (ha well as much as I can with a toddler and baby)! On our summer list- lots of trips to the library, pool and splash park, peach picking, outdoor concerts, slow evenings sipping wine on the porch, trips to the beach and the lake, cookouts and eating outside, rooftop restaurant date nights, weekend movie nights (mostly Disney these days 😂), and farmers market mornings. What’s on your summer must-do list? Photo by the incredible @amynicolephoto who made magic even when 2 year old James was having none of it! 👧🏻👶🏼
One of my favorite ceremony installs from this past weekend. My team and I made 70 overflowing arrangements to set off this stunning view of the Blue Ridge. So thankful for this job that brings me joy and the wonderful people who entrust me to do it! Planning and design by @lemersondesign, venue @pippinhillfarm #charlottesvilleflorist #cvilleflorist
Wish I was still playing with this weekend’s flowers and not on a 6-hour car ride with a toddler who continually requests us to sing the UNC and UVA fight songs. #toomuchofagoodthing #wahoowa
Golden hour 4ever. For Michelle’s first of two bridal bouquets. 🌞🍹
If I were designing Daenerys’ bridal bouquet, I think these would be a winner. #motherofdragons
Today I got to use four things I’d been dying to - flannel flower, beeswax candles, handmade ceramics, and potted plants. Mary and Sawyer, thank you for trusting me to create for you. It was a pleasure to say the least! 🌿 See more in my stories with planning by @donovangrovesevents at @pippinhillfarm with photos by @ashley.p.cox (aka dream team)!
Attempting to grow more flowers this year in my own garden! Accepting all tips and advice about growing David Austin roses - I’ve got my first bush flowering and it was worth every penny! Now to keep it alive and flourishing! 🙏🏼
Wedding season must be heating up because I’ve already had my recurring nightmare in which I forget to make bridesmaid bouquets and scramble to make them out of foraged weeds while a thunderstorm unexpectedly rolls in and destroys our ceremony setup 😂 😳 Anyway, beautiful bout portrait by @shannonmoffit 🌿
Motherhood took me by surprise, took my breath away. Of everything in my life, it’s the thing that has shaped me most. It has caused me to stop, to stay, to be still. To let go of striving, to let some opportunities pass me by, to embrace less. And yet as I let some things slip away, it has urged me with tenderness to hold tightly to the smallest of things, the slow, often mundane moments of life at home. With them. My heart living outside my body... Moment captured by my dear @amynicolephoto
Now that I have little ones, I’m even more obsessed with making flowers for the little guys - just look at that precious flowergirl in her crown! Photo @rachelmayphoto
Is this real life? 🌿 Doesn’t get better than this view, that light and this epic shot by @rachelmayphoto at @pippinhillfarm as seen on @martha_weddings.
Before we settled on James for our daughter, Poppy was on my short list. I mean just look at these cheerful beauties! Photo: @elisabricker
Moody spring table. For when you need a break from pastels.
Even though I had to sacrifice two boxes of unused tissues to my productivity (#toddlerlife), I’m still calling today a win for this mom-work balance thing. Now if the Hoos would just bring home the win on Saturday, my week will be made! Photo by @ashleyrelvasphoto
I see it. I like it. I want it. I got it. 🎶
This bouquet represents so much about what I love about flowers - this client had a black tie wedding and wanted a neutral palette. She’d seen lots of examples of white flowers (like lots of my clients!) and brought me images of them. But when we got to talking and I showed her the possibilities of bringing in a few warmer, muddier tones to give her flowers depth, she lit up! And then we threw in some fuzzy grasses to add texture and it was one of the most fun flowering days! Added their gallery on my site if you want to see more! Images by @elisabricker.
Bout portraits are some of my fave portraits. Also, finally updated my website with some new galleries! 🌿 Photo by @rachelmayphoto
Spring blooms are just around the corner! 🌿🙏🏼 photo by @giannycampos at @grelenweddings
It’s Friday; I’m in love! It may be dreary outside but we are gearing up for a joy-packed weekend celebrating our spunky, sweet James! The birthday girl is turning two and I’m trying my hand at a homemade lemon strawberry cake 🍋- wish me luck! Photo: @theomilophoto