This shoot will always be an all time favorite!! I knew before I had even started designing I would create magic. It started with an amazing road trip with my girl Chloe Milligan. Chloe is from Scotland. She spent the summer and the fall here at Hope Flower Farm and I owe you a story all about her. This was our last ride together and along the way as we gathered we found vintage china for the prop closet at Hope, chairs, candles, silver and flowers. Yes,  flowers! As we were traveling along the highway ( I was not even sure what state we were in) I saw an abandoned rest stop and mountains of one of my favorite flowers, Abelia. I literally slammed on the brakes and did a 360 in the road. As I approached the bush I was screaming “OMG! OMG! This will make my bridal bouquet so so so magical!” If you go back to about this time last year on Instagram you will find a clip of me hacking Abelia on the side of the road. Thanks Chloe for secretly capturing that one!! I knew, knew, knew for sure that I had found an abundance of a flower that would define the shape and color palette of the shoot. This shoot was being produced for a Liz Fogarty Workshop. Jenna Shellhammer of Pop The Cork was the lead stylist and planner behind the shoot. Thankfully the girls trusted me to do something Hollyish and they allowed me to bring a new color combination to life. This shoot has been featured at least ten times and the bouquet even made it to Martha Stewart Weddings. I know this is because of all of the unique stems and tones used.

Another reason this shoot is extremely important to me is because it was produced just a few days after Hitomi Gilliam did a workshop at Hope Flower Farm. Many of the pieces I created for this shoot were influenced by my time with Hitomi. This bouquet is a result of my “egg mechanic” and a Hitomi structure that helped me get my cascade super strong and sexy. The barn design I created for this shoot is also a result of new mechanics I learned from Hitomi. Take a look at the images from this amazing day and be sure to see the full list of the vendors involved. I love creating magic!! When I design like this, the pieces I create influence the shape and tones of events to come and the industry.


     Photography Liz Fogarty | Event Planning: Pop The Cork Designs | Floral Design: Holly Heider Chapple Flowers LTD | Wedding Dress: Tara LaTour | Cake: Buttercream Bakeshop | Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Ring: Susie Saltzman | Makeup: Izzy B Makeup | Hair: PSC Hair Artistry | Calligraphy: Julie Ha Calligraphy | Tux: The Black Tux | Vintage Car: Jay’s Model A | Accessories: Lindsay Marie Design | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Rentals: Something Vintage Rentals

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