This past summer I participated in a fabulous photo shoot designed by the girls at Events In The City  The shoot was photographed by Amelia Johnson.  Other amazing vendors involved in this shoot include, Venue: Weather Lea Farm , Paper Goods: Paper Zest, Wedding Dress: Twinkle by Wenlan from Loehmann’s, Hair and Makeup: Claudine Fay, Rentals: DC Rental, Tee Pee: House in Habit, Bridesmaids Dresses, Throw Pillows, Bath Rug, and Table Items: Anthropologie , Antique Handkerchief Favors: Studio DIY.

These images also made their debut yesterday on Ruffled Blog. Please be sure to pop on over to see us there as well.

This shoot is incredibly special to me for so many reasons, but most importantly because every flower is from our property. That’s right, we grew every single bloom except for 14 dahlias that I got from my local man/friend/grower Don. This shoot makes me so HAPPY and so PROUD of our studio/flower farm.

The bouquets were designed of dahlias, zinnias, hanging red amaranthus, brown sunflowers, yellow sunflowers, herbs, weeds (seriously I used weeds) gooseneck loosestrife, antiqued hydrangea, and tansy.

Sexy head pieces and flower necklaces were also created to adorn our models.

The fun details on this shoot were endless…

I am in love with these samore favors from our friend Kelly. For more great DIY ideas check out Kelly’s blog Studio DIY its loaded with inspiration.

My absolute all time favorite creation ever, was my hanging amaranthus garland. Seriously this was such an inspired and unique creation. I have never seen anyone do this before. The garland was envisioned by me, as I stood cutting in the garden. I seriously had such a large crop of the amaranthus that I thought, I have so much of that flower I could make a full garland of it… and voila.

I would highly encourage designers to create this piece again it was awesome, fun, unique, and it truly was wonderful to make. We used bark wire and angel vine to give the garland some backbone.

In the barn, Megan and Laura (the Events In The City Girls) styled a beautiful table. Many of the containers were from our flower shop or created by us. We are in love with vases wrapped in rope this year and we have made hundreds of these.

The paper products were perfection… Go Christina.


Thanks also to the Chapple kids, they let us take their guitars, tambourines, and bongos. This was a freaking awesome shoot!!!

  • Elodie Perrier Says: (09.27.2012 | 11:40)

    It’s incredibly gorgeous, you ll always be my favorit florist! Bravo Holly
    plein de bisous!

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