Happy Friday! This isn’t a beautifully lit film portrait (though I’m blessed to have so many incredible friends who do take our portraits!) but it does represent life right now! On the go, toddler wrestling, 33 weeks pregnant - just need some flower clips in my hand! A few more things about me (since I love reading everyone else’s) - I’m the oldest of three sisters. My nana had her first child, a girl (my mom) in March, my mom had her first child, a girl (me) in March and I had my first child, a girl (James) in March - it’s family tradition apparently! I love classic Broadway musicals and grew up listening to the soundtracks. In my alternate life, I’d want to pursue interior design. I’m a 3 wing 4 on the enneagram. I only think games are fun if there’s a healthy dose of fierce competition involved. I’m a lake girl and dream of one day buying back my grandparents’ cottage in Door County, Wisconsin where all my best childhood memories were formed. Though my mom is an avid gardener and tried to get me interested as a child, I did not fall in love with flowers until after college! That’s all for now! If you’re new around here, please say hi in the comments!! 🌿 #fridayintroductions
Glory, fall is finally here. Sam gave me free rein with her bouquet and it’s still giving me all the feels. 🌾
So fun to see not one but two of my spring weddings up on @stylemepretty’s front page this week! Two really different vibes with super lush florals. Loved this golden hour shot by @elisabricker of Allie and Matt at @thecliftonweddings!
Finished up the 2018 season (7 weeks to baby!) with lots of autumnal color and local blooms for Kathleen yesterday at @pippinhillfarm with @donovangrovesevents! Can’t wait to see all the pretty film by @ashley.p.cox! 🌿
Classic color palette, whimsical styling, modern detailing. Loved this design so very much! For Molli and Brad earlier this year, captured by @vickigrafton.
Procrastinating all the bucket washing I need to be doing before my next shipment of flowers arrives. These bridesmaid bouquets are giving me life!! This wedding was SO fun to concept and design - my dear friend Sam gave me total creative freedom and I think I produced some of my best work for her because of that. When you let go, the best things happen!
Roses sourced straight from the farm - they just can’t be beat! I love finding that perfect flower that’s going to complete the palette and elevate the whole design. Lovely capture by @ashley.p.cox from earlier this year!
Thank you so much for your sweet responses to my last post! I think this photo pretty accurately describes life right now! 🌿👧🏻💞
Throwing it back to one of the first bouquets I ever made to share some exciting news!! As my family continues to grow 👧🏻👶🏻, I’ve decided to pull back and refocus on the things that really bring me life and spark my best work. And that means more flowers! While I will miss wedding planning and all its moving parts, I’m really excited to focus solely on flowers (actively booking 2019 now!) and running @emersonjamesrental. I’m so ready to have the space to dig deeper into my floral artistry and bring forth fresh new ideas! And I’m so looking forward to working with all my wedding planner friends for their clients - let’s make magic! 🌿 Photo by @erickelley with beauty by @lora_kelley
Back from our babymoon and diving into two more full weeks of flowering! Being on my feet for these long days is exhausting at 31 weeks but I wouldn’t have it any other way! Here’s an iPhone snap of Eva’s wild and carefree bouquet from a couple weeks ago. 🌿
I asked my husband what I should say about this photo and he said “three flowers; please like.”
Two weddings down and three to go before baby boy arrives! Spending today recovering from the weekend with my feet up and prepping for a little babymoon to Boston later this week! Send me your recs of where to eat, what to do and where to shop! 🌿
We are headed back to @castlehillcider this weekend and it’s so fun to see one of my other Castle Hill client’s bouquets up on @martha_weddings today!! Loved adding a touch of blue to Ellie’s flowers! Photo by @elisabricker 🌿
One of my biggest installs to date - 20ft by 20ft of vines and flowers! It completely transformed the room at @pippinhillfarm and was worth the major neck ache we all got from working hours up on ladders! 🌿 Photo by @ashleyrelvasphoto
Lots of brides come to me with a certain color palette in mind - usually all white or some variation of blush - and part of my job is to suggest some complementary tones and maybe even to push the envelope a bit. It’s incredibly rewarding and energizing when they light up and say “ok, I trust you!” and let me do my best work! This weekend was just that - we brought in touches of camel and caramel and it just made everything so much more warm and interesting! A favorite to date! iPhone sneak peek by @elisabricker 🌿
I'm always trying to marry a timeless design with fresh details and I think a Sperry tent adorned with leafed-out branches and linen-clothed tables set with wood chargers take the cake. One of my favorites to date. At @thecliftonva this spring with @elisabricker behind the lens! Couldn't have accomplished this event without my amazing team (we were cutting and hefting branches in the pouring rain and I was suffering some major morning sickness)! Every wedding takes a village!
We are adding to the team for fall! Are you an experienced floral designer or do you just want to see what it's like to set up a detailed, fully designed wedding in a fast-paced environment? We need both floral freelancers and general helping hands! We work hard, have fun, and make all the pretty happen! Email email@example.com or DM me if interested! Photo of one of my top favorite events this spring with @elisabricker!
Yesterday I realized August is almost over and life is about to get crazy! Trying to get ahead on scheduling out all our fall weddings, floral orders, and rental requests before we really start counting down til baby boy's arrival! Looking back at images from this past year is giving me energy - love this capture of our floral work by @ashleyrelvasphoto at @pippinhillfarm with coordination by @eventswithpanache.
So this was fun- for their first look, not only did Robert get a first glimpse of his gorgeous bride, but Kathryn got a first look at her bouquet! Such a sweet moment! At @pippinhillfarm with @ashleyrelvasphoto behind the 📷 and coordination by @eventswithpanache, flowers by me! 🌿
Dreaming up interesting details like this 'growing garden' installation for my client's escort card display at @pippinhillfarm is one of my favorite parts of floral design! Photo by @ashleyrelvasphoto