Our Saturday started bright and early at the 75th running of the Virginia Gold Cup Races. Holly Heider Chapple Flowers acted as the official flower sponsor for the event and we started designing each tent at 7am. Our orchid chandelier was sure to be the most unique design at the event, and we were so proud of this creation.

Isn’t this design a beauty? I would seriously love to do this piece at a wedding!!!!!

 Marriott Ranch was the caterer for the event. They met with each client and determined a general look and feel and then we had a meeting just 10 days before the races to bring the decor to life. The look of this tent was inspired by these incredible pillows and the goal was to make this tent look like a plantation house in The Keys. I loved the look and feel of this space and it truly felt like a plantation house. Palm trees and outdoor lounge furniture were used to finish the space

Once I saw these pillows I knew exactly what flowers to use. At this meeting we also agreed to add a blue linen into the tent. This was so freaking beautiful!!

As soon as all of the flowers were in place, we raced back to the studio. Our Saturday included 5 weddings in good old Loudoun County.  FYI we also provided flowers for two amazing weddings on Friday. I wouldn’t want you to think we were slacking any!!! I hope to have pictures of those weddings very soon.

This stunning bride is Caitlin and she married at Rust Sanctuary. She was in love with all white flowers. Her main request was that she have a really big bouquet and she loved tulips. White parrot tulips and white fringed tulips were flown in just for her from California. Her all white bouquet had over 100 white blooms… It was seriously amazing!! I am so glad that I was chosen to design this event. Caitlin seriously needed our resources and abilities to bring her vision to life. The details on this wedding were incredible!! Many thanks to Caitlin’s mom and dad for all of the their creations and support. Mom went shopping for all of the bell jars and dad made some unbelievably awesome teacup markers. Many thanks also to Simply Chic Jess who was the event planner on this wedding.

Her reception featured 3 king tables and 8 round guest tables. Each table had multiple designs. We filled endless bud vases, bell jars, and glass candlesticks to bring this look to life, in fact it was hundreds of vases or designs.

This was truly an amazing wedding. We left this wedding right at 4:00pm to arrive at the Belmont Country Club to design for our bride Kristine. Our design time on this wedding began at 4:30pm.

We have been dreaming of Kristine’s wedding for quite some time.  Working with this bride and her mom was wonderful. Their complete faith and trust in my was so inspiring and I felt compelled as usual to absolutely wow this family….

Her bridal bouquet was created with hot pink cabbage roses, purple roses, lavender spray roses, purple foliage’s, blue berry, purple dahlias, lavender antique hydrangea, and celosia.

Our goal for this wedding was to create something warm and lovely, classic, and romantic but formal. The berry tones of this wedding mixed with the vibrant hot pink were to die for, and the colors were all chosen by my bride. My big challenge came when I was asked to do one of my popcorn stands. I love these little stations but so far I have only done rustic popcorn stands. For this wedding I had to create a formal glamorous popcorn stand. Nice little challenge, but I rocked it. The day I met Kristine, I happened to go to On A Whim Antiques. These little gold nesting tables were calling Kristine’s name, so I bought them. I knew that I would use them on her wedding, I just did not know how. Hello popcorn stand!! In fact every decor element on this table came from On A Whim except for grandmas punch bowl!!

We even painted little chalkboards gold the morning of the wedding!!!

While we handled this wedding Designer Gaby handled our Lansdowne wedding. In fact one of our Friday weddings was at Lansdowne. Designer Linda and Whitney covered our weddings at Weather Lee Farm, and Sunset Hills Vineyard.  Our 7th wedding was at the Thomas Birkby House and it was for our dietitian bride. Her adorable veggie bouquet can be seen in my last post.

Late in the evening I made it to Sunset Hills Vineyard to capture these pictures that warmed my heart!!

In addition to all we did this past weekend we also made a pie delivery to our Weather Lee Farms wedding. My daddy makes the best pie, which he offers at his farmers market, Heiders Farm Market. This year I have been taking dads pie to events. The amazing girls from Events In The City made this fabulous sign for the pie station giving my dad a big shout out!!! This just kills me because it’s my parents hard work ethic that has made me so successful. At 73 years old my daddy works 7 days a week, and he even bakes pie. It’s because of my parents that I can handle this big business and this big family. They were self employed with a home based business and five daughters, and they taught me everything about working hard and raising a big family. Go mom and dad Heider, Go team Chapple.

As you can see this was a truly amazing weekend for us. We reached new heights and we are so proud of our designs. As we grow our focus remains on quality and customer service and seriously, perfectly, inspired designs. We did it again!!!!

  • Kim Coughlin Says: (10.17.2011 | 06:25)

    Holly-you simply out-do yourself each and every weekend! These floral and event creations are absolutely stunning. I still owe you a huge thank you for the arrangement you created for our memorial service two weekends ago. It was last minute and it was gorgeous. I love your blog and am so glad to be back in touch with you after you did my wedding 13 years ago! Hugs! ~Kim

  • Tracy Says: (10.18.2011 | 01:18)

    Aw, I loved reading about your Dad! Now I wish I had managed to grab some of that pie on Saturday before it was all scooped up. Great job this weekend. As always!

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