Friday, February 25, 2011

Spring Table Inspiration

I have a very talented cousin who works in a law office by day, is a busy mom and wife, and dreams of creative ideas full time. For a couple of years now, she has participated in the Portland, MI Festival of Tables. A fund raiser of which the Lansing State Journal reported the following....

The fourth annual Festival of Tables was held on Feb. 5 at the Portland Nazarene Church. A record-breaking 265 women attended the event, which raised $2,700 for the Portland Ministerial Association. The guest speaker was Sheri Jones, news anchor for WLNS-TV in Lansing, and music was provided by Andrea Gleason.

Working with her sweet mother in law and combining the ideas of two different perspectives, Lynette wowed the crowd with the following display. What I love is all the extra details that Lynette incorporated in her design. Enjoy and be inspired...

Great job Lynette!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Snowy Winter Wonderland

We are so ready for spring - even the critters at our house can't wait for the thaw. Before the snow all melts away into warmth and new growth, I thought I'd share some of the photos that I took one cold winter morning while feeding Goldie and Dakota (the miniature horses) and Carl, Norman and George (the chicks).

Spring will come. In the meantime, I'm trying to enjoy the snowy winter wonderland! Happy Wednesday!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Sweet Summer Brides

I just had the pleasure of meeting with a sweet May bride, her sister and mother. As we munched on pumpkin muffins and sipped coffee, we firmed up some of the details that we had already been discussing via phone and e-mail. I was looking forward to meeting Alison in person, not just because of the rapport that we had already established on the phone, but because I had the pleasure of creating flowers for her brother and sister in law's wedding last summer. I promised Alison that it wouldn't take me as long to post photos from her wedding on my site and blog.

Andrea and Brian's July 2010 wedding was wonderful to work on for a couple of reasons...
1. Andrea was my daughter's 5th grade teacher at the time that we were planning the wedding flowers. She is a fabulous teacher, fun and organized, and really helped my daughter to be prepared for entering 6th grade.
2. Andrea and Brian's wedding reception was scheduled at one of my favorite venues in Grand Rapids - in part because it is where my sweet husband proposed to me there when it was formerly Gibsons. Mangiamo boasts a stunning location with a talented and professional staff. I've had the pleasure of providing flowers for several brides and grooms that have celebrated their special day there.

Most of the following photos were taken by Alize, our summer intern from France. The first 5 photos were taken by Andrea and Brian's photographer, Larissa Chirstine. Enjoy....

Cake by Marie Catribs
Table runners by Events by Icandy
Favorite jeweler - JPatrick Jewelers