Last spring I participated in an inspirational photo shoot at The Inn At Perry Cabin. This little shoot was like the shot that was fired around the wedding world. The bridal bouquet was featured in Southern Weddings Magazine. The table scape was featured in the Knot Magazine and the entire shoot was just published on Style Me Pretty. You can bet all of the vendors involved are mighty happy with the success of this perfectly styled shoot.  Many thanks to photographer Cyn Kain and designer Amber Housley.  The shoot also featured hair and makeup by Amie Decker, a cake from Charm City Cakes, dresses from Hitched Bridal, and of course flowers from our studio Holly Heider Chapple Flowers. Many thanks also to our model Heather.

Love this!!

When I work on a styled shoot I am allowed to try new things and experiment with the flowers on my land. I have lived on this property for 25 years and I had never designed with the flowers from my tulip poplar tree. On the day I created this bouquet I went to my poplar tree and pulled down its branches. Sugar water honestly fell from the flowers and the gift of the bloom had me doing a happy dance right in the yard. I will forever be in love with this bouquet, this bouquet is the reason I fell in love with my tulip poplar tree. This bouquet also features white dainty mock orange blossoms from my garden.

The tulip poplar flower is the unique green bloom in the center of the bouquet, it has a lovely orange center. I also loved the green leaves from the tree.

The centerpieces were created in my vintage pink limoge china and my little etched glass cordial cups that I bought in Bruge. I also provided crystal candlesticks and lots of vintage gold mirrors. I loved the way this table turned out and I was so happy to see my pretty things photographed by Cyn.

LOVE THIS!!! I am obsessed with the ribbon treatment around the centerpieces. I am ready for a bride who wants to do this!!

My mothers big vintage gold mirror went on this trip. I often wonder what she would think if she saw her pretty things all over my blog.

This sweet little bouquet was created as a toss bouquet.

Again, I just love that ribbon.

I forgot my pretty pink china bowl made the trip also. I love photo shoots!!!!

Here is our feature in the Knot.

It was awesome to finally share this with you today. Keeping my pretties under lock and key is painful!!!

  • Francoise Weeks Says: (03.05.2013 | 01:46)


  • Dani | Studio Fleurette Says: (03.05.2013 | 01:50)

    Love love love! So gorgeous Holly!! Did you use ‘Free Spirit’ Roses here or is that big orange/peach/coral one something else….adore it!!

    • Holly Chapple Says: (03.05.2013 | 02:12)

      free spirit

  • Laurie (Fleurie) Says: (03.05.2013 | 02:02)

    Love it all! The mirrors provide such a nice base and added layer of lovely. My Grandmother had a Liriodendron tulipifera- Tulip Tree, and I was always entranced by those blooms way up in the tree!

  • Jessica Jones Says: (03.05.2013 | 02:22)


  • Chris Johnson Says: (03.05.2013 | 03:08)

    I have been following your work for a while now. I am new on the scene in the DC/NOVA area. I owed and operated two floral shops in the Norfolk area before relocating to DC six years ago. I am slowly working my way back into the industry and have been doing a few weddings and events. I just think your work is superior. I am pretty picky and tend to be a flower snob but your work has stopped me in my tracks on numerous occasions. I can’t say enough about what you have brought to the table in terms of quality and workmanship/artistry. I tell all of my Norfolk friends about you and I read all of your stuff religiously. I feel so honored to work among such talented people.

    Hope to hear from you.
    Chris Johnson

  • Peggy Sherwood Design and Events Says: (03.05.2013 | 03:35)

    Soooo crushing on the colors. You shared this amazing bouquet with us in Atlanta and I thought using a tulip poplar was beautiful and brilliant!!!!!!! LOVE!!!!!!!!!

  • Pam Morris Says: (03.06.2013 | 02:02)

    The vibrancy of the colors used here is almost surreal. I can’t wait for the tulip poplar to bloom this spring.

  • Florarie online Says: (03.06.2013 | 06:45)

    I find this arrangement beautiful, at the border between color-shy flowers and vibrant blooms.

  • Cyn Says: (03.06.2013 | 05:12)

    Hollly, I just love working with you and photographing your gorgeous designs! What a fabulous collaboration this was 🙂

  • Rachel Says: (03.13.2013 | 03:38)

    Just found your blog via Lauren Liess! You are so talented and I could just spend hours appreciating all of the beauty you create!
    : ) Rachel

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