Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry and Happy to All!!!

We'd like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday! After a very busy year, we will be taking a break and spending time with family and friends. We will have extremely limited availability throughout the Christmas and New Year holiday. We will be checking email and voice mail for any urgent needs, but most inquiries will be returned starting on Monday, January 4th.

If you would like to obtain information and set up a consultation, you can still do so during this time by emailing us at We will get back to you via email with available dates and times.

Thanks to all of our customers for making 2009 a wonderful year, and stay tuned to our blog for postings of our beautiful weddings and events from this year.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

All Things Sparkly, Glittery, and Good!!!

Here's a teaser from this past weekend's wedding of Tracy Meldon and John Wright. It was sparkly, glittery goodness, and there will be more to come soon!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne Wedding

So, about three weeks ago I met up with some of my college friends in Key Biscayne for a weekend of relaxation, quality bonding time, and just all around gloriousness. What did we do? Nothing with a little bit of something, and it was great! But, while we were there, I sniffed out a wedding...of course! The Ritz Carlton hosts some fairly lavish events, and this one is no exception. I walked in (before the guests arrived) and started to take was gorgeousness everywhere you looked. To give credit where credit is due, I spoke to the events manager and got the name of the fabulous event design and production company who created this lavish affair. They are Grande Affaires in Miami, and from the looks of it they do some pretty amazing event work.

And, not to rub it in (ok maybe a little), but here is the view from our hotel rooms. The open green space to the right is where they hold outdoor weddings with the ocean as the word, GLORIOUS!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Gator Florist and Dawg Bride and Groom

What do you get when you put a Gator florist with a Dawg bride and groom?

So, these boutonnieres (one was a back up) belonged to the groom, Kevin. I decorated them extra special just for him. My first plan was an orange rose with a royal blue stem wrap, but I didn't think they would appreciate that too much. And, in honor of the Gators win over the Georgia Bulldogs this weekend, I thought I would post these. Brie and Kevin are a wonderful couple, even if they are Bulldogs. :)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Vanessa Mears & Andy Kennedy

Gorgeous photos by Geri Ciulla of Ciulla Photography. Thanks Geri!

There are some pictures that just speak to me, and the one above is a perfect example. When I'm posting pics from a particular wedding, I usually post one of my favorites first. And there is just something about this one that I love....Geri Ciulla is an amazing photog! The bride, Vanessa, was fabulous to work with. She knew what she wanted from the get go and pulled all of her details together beautifully. Vanessa picked some of my favorite flowers, including Peonies, Roses, and Ranunculus. Vanessa, if you're reading this, thanks and thank you for being a pleasure to work with!!! Oh, and if you have any pics of your fabulous blumeboxes...shoot one over. You did such a great job with them, I need to post it!

See below for the fabulous vendors involved in the wedding.

Flowers - CLF (that would be us)
Make Up - Fabulous Nancy of Brideface
Ceremony - St. Paul United Methodist
Reception - The Madison

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sneak Peak - Cincinnati Wedding Magazine!

So, we don't know if all of these bouquets are going to be used in the next Cincinnati Wedding Magazine. But, at least one of them will be, and we sure did have a good time assembling them. The theme was "Sacred Spaces", and the bouquets are supposed to echo things associated with sacred spaces. One is "Wood and Ivory", one is "Garden of Eden", and one is "Stained Glass". We'll let you guess which is which. The designers on these bouquets were Courtenay Lambert (me), and Jen Shorten. I have not officially introduced Jen yet, but I will be soon. In the meantime, Jen is a fabulous designer who joined CLF about a month ago, and I for one, am so excited and happy to have her on board!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Kim Basista & Chris Hubley at the Phoenix Archway Ballroom

Photos by Bluebird Photography...thanks April for these amazing shots!!!

I feel so lucky to have such great customers. Kim was a pleasure to work with and so organized. She knew what she wanted and the color palette she chose was gorgeous (plums, deep reds, and black) elegant. Kim is having her bouquet preserved, and I will post a picture of it once it's done...I think it will be stunning!
Thanks Kim and Chris for allowing us to be a part of your special day!
The Vendor Team:
Photography: April of Bluebird Photography
Videographer: Matt Pine of Lifetime Video
Reception: The Phoenix Archway Ballroom
Coordinator: Viva Bella Events
Cake: Maribelle

Friday, October 2, 2009

Oberschmidt - Storer

Jen and Paul

This was such a fun wedding! Mostly, I worked with Jen and her mom on the florals, and they really had a classic style. We used lavendars, mauves, and ivories, and we used gorgeous garden roses in Jen's bouquet. We had the pleasure of working with Kristen and Rick or Tres Chic Events, and Steve Lyons of Steve Lyons Wedding Photography took these amazing shots. Jen and Paul, thanks for letting me be a part of your fabulous day!

Rick of Tres Chic Events, being fabulous as usual.
The fabulous wedding vendors involved in the wedding:
Coordinator - Tres Chic Events - Kristen & Rick Kloth
Ceremony - Guardian Angel Church