Each year our studio reaches new heights and I personally achieve successes beyond anything I dared to imagine 20 years ago. 2012 was no exception, as a designer I studied in Europe and California. I led the Chapel Designers to NYC to study, I taught in Atlanta, and I designed in the White House. Our studio became an agricultural business, and we completed one full year with Evan as our lead designer for lighting and drape installations. We had the pleasure of completely designing several events, one of which was for our own son. This meant that we completely styled the event, choosing all decor, linens, rentals, managed vendors, and worked to create a theme for the event. Our work was featured in print or on line in over 25 different publications and our studio is definitely taking on a role as a trend setter in the wedding industry. This last statement is a bold proclamation, but I can clearly see our design ideas, and concepts, influencing the work of other designers, and the wedding industry. This makes me very proud!!! We start out today with the honor of having some of our latest work featured on Style Me Pretty. What an amazing way to start out 2013. We are always so proud and honored to see our work featured. Please know that each feature came from a whole lot of love, a whole lot of work, and a whole lot of blood, sweat, and tears. Be sure to visit the SMP post here. For now I will leave you with the amazing images from a photo shoot designed and styled by Anne Robert Photography, and Dawn from Something Vintage Rentals. The three of us working together is a magic that is unstoppable. You will be seeing a lot from us very soon. I enter into 2013 with so much hope and excitement. I love where our studio is headed, I love the work we are creating, and I love the goals I have for 2013!!!

A bouquet of amaryllis, evergreens, pepper berry, banksia painted gold, and dusty miller. The bouquet was bound with cream cashmere ribbon, the ribbon was purchased in San Francisco 4 years ago. Yes, I stock pile trims, ribbons and accents!! I must also share that this shoot was very impromptu and everything I used was either being re-purposed from another design or straight from the scrap pile in our shop. The banskia were actually dried and leftover from another bouquet that was featured on the Wedding Chicks blog.  Challenging myself to make these designs without buying flowers was so much fun!!! I was supposed to provide one bouquet and one centerpiece but I spent the evening alone in the flower shop pushing myself and my pile of leftovers to create these designs.


The beauty of these images, and the art that was created for this shoot, simply has me raring to go for 2013. Look how pretty we are!!!!

I am obsessed with the hair and makeup on this shoot!!! Thanks to makeup artist Amie Decker, and Hair By Jewels.

This bouquet was totally a treat and a pleasure, it was created with leftover flowers from my cooler, flowers from the garden, and evergreens. I literally used scraps to create this bouquet, the roses were so old I glued them together so that I could be certain they would hold during the shoot. I am often in awe of what can be created here just for fun!!!

A gorgeous cake designed by my friend Kendall.

This bouquet was created by inserting pine cones, berries, and pods into a small Styrofoam ball. This bouquet took more time and glue than I care to mention!!! I sure do love how unique and special this piece is.

Amazing invites by Sugar Taylor of Diyva Designs.

What an inspiring way to start off 2013!!! Thank you Dawn for your amazing vintage rentals and thank you Anne for being the incredible artist I knew you would be!!!

Photography: Anne Robert Photography— www.annerobertphotography.com

Design and Props: Something Vintage Rentals–www.somethingvintagerentals.com

Makeup artist: www.amiedeckerbeauty.com

Hair: Julie Jackson www.hairbyjewels.com

Florals: www.hollychappleflowers.com/

Gowns: Claire Pettibone and Rivini from Hannelores of Olde Town–www.hannelores.com

Cake: Kendall’s Cakes–http://www.kendallscakes.com/

Invitations: Sugar Taylor of Diyva Designs http://www.diyvadesigns.com

Instruments: House of Musical Traditions–http://www.hmtrad.com/


  • Anne Robert Says: (01.02.2013 | 02:43)

    I feel so honored to be able to stop a moment with your flowers, they take everything to the next level. I have lots of love for you Holly Chapple!

    • Holly Chapple Says: (01.02.2013 | 11:57)

      Anne, You just made my heart melt!! You will always be so dear to me!!!

  • Pam Morris Says: (01.02.2013 | 03:10)

    I think you have redefined the term” from trash to treasure”. These are simply amazing. Happy New Year!

  • Courtney Porter {Dogwood Events} Says: (01.02.2013 | 03:31)

    Holly, these are stunning! You really outdid yourself as usual. I am sure 2013 is going to be your best year yet!

  • Peg Sherwood Says: (01.02.2013 | 05:06)

    I always treasure every post, every picture, every bit of inspiration. Thank you for sharing your gift with us. I love the photo shoot and I love me some Holly Chapple!!

  • Evan Gregory Says: (01.03.2013 | 05:40)

    You really prove that you don’t have to spend too much to have a grandest wedding ever.I must agree To Pam that your work is from “trash to treasure”. Thanks! More flower arrangement!

  • Kemi Says: (01.03.2013 | 10:15)

    These pics are really awesome. I love the flowers especially

    • Holly Chapple Says: (01.04.2013 | 12:35)

      Thank you, that is high praise because the photography and the styling is so beautiful on this one!!!

  • Maribel Says: (01.09.2013 | 01:00)

    This shoot is gorgeous, love the color palette and the delicate touches. Just beautiful!

    • Holly Chapple Says: (01.09.2013 | 01:46)

      Thank you it was so much fun to create those designs!!

  • Karin Says: (02.15.2013 | 08:45)

    This is beyond amazing!! The soft color palette is beautiful and to think that it was done with scraps! I am curious what type of evergreens you are using, I recognize a flat cedar, is the other juniper?

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