Wednesday, January 4, 2012

So You're Planning Your Wedding? Let's Test Your Knowledge with a Fun Contest!

Here are the details...these bouquets are from a really fun photo shoot that we did with Kentucky Bride magazine.  Jacalyn Mains of JMM Photography and I got together with the ladies of Kentucky Bride on a cold day last February, and put together this fabulous shoot.  The KB ladies asked me to design bouquets that went from simple to more complex.  And each bouquet has a different look/style to it, as well as a different price tag.  

Our shoot ran in the Spring 2011 issue of Kentucky Bride Magazine
The photo shoot gave me an idea....use it as a learning/informational tool as well as a contest for customers.  Everyone always asks why certain arrangements and or bouquets cost what they cost, and I will give a full explanation after the contest is over. 
So here's the contest - 
1. Go to the CLF Facebook page and "Like" us.  
2. In the comments section of this blog posting on Facebook, put these bouquets in order from least expensive to most expensive (use the bouquet numbers below).  
3. Guess the price of each bouquet in the same comment section.
4. Give us a short explanation on how you arrived at your pricing and what makes a bouquet more expensive than another.  

And here's what you win - 
Your bridal bouquet for free!!!!  As well as your name and your well informed explanation blogged at the contest's end.  The person who guesses correct and gives the most accurate cost explanation wins.

The only restrictions are these, you have to book your entire wedding with us (in other words, another floral designer cannot be providing flowers for your wedding and you cannot be DIY'ing your other flowers).  There is no stipulation as to the size of your wedding, but the bouquet you choose cannot exceed $300.00.  If you choose a bouquet that does exceed $300.00, then you can apply your prize toward it.  You have to be a new customer and have not had a consultation with us already.  The contest will end on January 31st. 

I chose five to seven shots of each bouquet.  Jacalyn's shots were so incredible, I had a hard time narrowing down choices...she has such and artistic eye and does amazing work.

Bouquet #1 - includes Roses and Lisanthus, with ivory satin and pearl stem treatment. 

Bouquet #2 - Football Mums, Fringe Tulips, Hyacinth, Lilac, Calla Lilies, Ranunculus, Berzelia berries, and bouquet jewel embellishments, with a stem treatment of emerald green dupioni silk and vintage brooches. 

Bouquet #3 - Fuji Mums, Roses, Lilac, Scabiosa flower, Kale, Berzelia berries, with stem treatment of celery green dupioni silk, burlap, and a vintage cameo brooch. 

Bouquet #4 - Hydrangea, Stock, Roses, and Freesia, with a stem treatment of satin edged Bengaline Moire ribbon and a vintage brooch. 


Pester - Milsap Wedding

Megan's gorgeous bouquet accented with a family heirloom bracelet. 

this was a beautiful wedding we did last Spring.  Gorgeous blooms chosen by the bride were complimented by the unique table decorations that the mother of the groom put together.  She actually created the table runners, which were fantastic (check them out in the photos below). 

Amanda Donaho of Amanda Donoho Photography provided us with these gorgeous shots and shared them with us. 

Centerpieces - Mother of the Bride
Reception - Westin Downtown Cincinnati, Fountain Room

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Campbell - Freson at the Newport Aquarium on New Year's Eve

 This was another fabulous winter wedding on New Years Eve.  The bride wanted different flowers and decor.  She didn't want a lot of traditional blooms, and she wanted to incorporate a lot of icy, branchy elements with kind of a festive New Years Eve twist.  The Newport Aquarium provides a great back drop for this New Year's themed event, and Goodwin Lighting did a great job of transforming the room (as they always do) with the wintry blue tinged lighting.  For all vendors, see below.   

The pictures were taken by The Visionary Studio, who did a wonderful job capturing the moments.  Thanks for sharing such great shots with us! 

Pre-wedding festivities.

The bridal bouquet included Spider Mums, Calla Lilies, Uhule curls, Ostrich drab fringe, and Rhinestone Crystals. 

To wrap the bouquet, we used a piece of the strap from her mother's dress and dotted it with black pearl pins.

The Newport Aquarium provided a unique back drop for the wedding.

Beautiful view of Cincinnati from the ballroom at The Newport Aquarium.




I love this pic.  It looks like they're watching NYC Time Square at the strike of midnight. 
Wedding Professional Team:

Photographer: The Visionary Studio
Floral and Event Design: Courtenay Lambert Florals
Lighting: Goodwin Lighting
Ceremony & Reception: The Newport Aquarium
Cake/Cup Cakes: Patty Cakes