Red & Black - breaking the mold

Styled shoots are a chance to play with creative friends and work outside the typical wedding box. Each year I choose a few select opportunities to to add flower magic to and stretch some creative muscle. When Braidyn Looper approached me about joining a creative team to provide a bouquet and boutonniere pair for this shoot featuring a black wedding ensemble I jumped at the chance.

Photography by: Braidyn Looper Photography

Makeup: Bonita Beauty Make-Up

Styling/Table scape and Archway: Curate Events + Wedding Design

Cake: Samantha Beckley, SB Sweet Cakes

Hair: Kaylie Stidham/Cosmo Kay


Models: Afton Sami & Isaiah Rice

Location: HF Bar Ranch

Using my favorite greenery textures of eucalyptus and leucothoe as a base filled out with sumac, poppies that pop, the perfect neutral carnations and killer red ranunculus. Tell me - who wants to rock a dress that isn’t white for their wedding?

PS - this was shot in late March before everything was green here in Wyoming. However - flower favorites are off the hook this time of year and the colors make a striking contrast to the still brown countryside. Things like ranunculus, anemones and poppies are so incredible. More March weddings please!


Flowers for a florist

When I met my husband he lived in Wyoming and I lived in Massachusetts. It was 6 weeks before Valentine’s day. Weeks went by, hours were logged on the phone and as things progressed I told him he wasn’t allowed under any circumstances to send me flowers. You see, I was going to be buried in gorgeous blooms ordered by some discerning men for their lady loves in Boston and I knew anything he might be able order online would’t make my heart flutter. He’s a smart guy and sent me a box of the most incredible hand crafted chocolates from the very best little sweet shop in Sheridan, WY - The Chocolate Tree.

But sometimes a girl just needs flowers for her own table that aren’t leftovers or the stems that didn’t make the cut for a wedding. There are days I want to try a new product, or visit with an old favorite. A few times a year I add a bunch or two of beauties to an order to enjoy - just for me.

Poppies are a family favorite and we’ve got a big wild patch of deep orange oriental poppies in our front yard. For two glorious weeks they are a riot of color and people stop while driving/walking by to admire.

I don’t often use them in design work but sometimes they are irresistible.