Tuesday, February 22, 2011


I think that dinnerplate dahlias make everyones heart beat a little bit fastert. They are tricky to order though, often they don't arrive in good condition. (Does anyone have a reliable source out west? I would love to hear about it...) I had enough with that last year, and this year I will be growing some of my own of the cafe au lait color. My first year will be mostly experimental, but I can't wait to have rows of them nodding at me. I spotted these giants near Darjeeling, India recently, and loved the sherbet tones in them. The curvy layers of petals are so Georgia O'Keefe-esque, right?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


I was able to set up some tablescapes for a fancy new years dinner that Maryam at Peacock Pavilions in Marrakech had (her blog is up for the weblog award this year!). She had some belts wrapped around cans that I used for vases on the brightly colored kids table. I filled them with bougainvillea and some citrus from around the property. I fell in love with the contrast of really saturated colors next to the silver embellishments on the container. I love the choreographed chaos of several different bright colors together.

Its pretty fun to be traveling while brainstorming for my summer weddings, I get to go on treasure hunts to find supplies for them.

Fancy Indian ribbon in saturated colors? check.

gorgeous vintage teapots in silver and brass that look like a genie might pop out of them in a puff of colored smoke? check.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

recent features

Tara and Christian's wedding photographed by Jessica Peterson was featured on Snippet and Ink, click here to see it.

Aly & David's wedding photographed by Kate Osborne was the favorite wedding of the year by Tessa of Utah Bride and Groom! See the features here and here.

Also, flowers from Stacey and Eric's wedding shot by Jill Thomas were featured on Utah Bride Blog as one of their most popular flower posts from 2010. thanks! see the feature here.