Belles Reveries has said goodbye to Blogger and said hello to WordPress! I’m excited for the change and for the blog to grow. This site will also allow me to share my business information with potential clients and allow all of you to see what new projects I’ve been working on.
Speaking of which…today the newest issue of Metro Detroit Bride hits newsstands and Belles Reveries is featured inside its pages twice.
First Shaun & Rena’s wedding was featured in the wedding album. This wedding was so much fun to be a part of. We started bright and early, Mr. Arden Park and I setting up the ceremony. Mr. Arden Park is one of my besties and my favorite floral designer to work with.
I transformed the swing set that Shaun & Rena used as their alter by covering it in dyed coffee filter flowers, cupcake liner hanging garland, and the gorgeous paper mache balloons the bride had made with her bridesmaids. Mr. Arden Park worked on creating the bouquets for the ladies and making the sure the aisle and tent were succulent filled!
Here’s me sweating it out on the ladder. The very tall ladder.
Check out that beautiful bouquet!
There was the tent to get ready which allowed guests to enjoy drinks after the ceremony, the wedding party to assemble, and after the gorgeous ceremony I was off to set up the reception! Rena had designed the reception herself, so with her careful instructions I was able to transform the space into what she had envisioned. There were vintage family photographs at each table and they gave each guest homemade granola. Yum!
It was a blast working with such a creative bride. I’ve known this couple for several years and it was such a joy to see them tie the knot. Mr. Arden Park and I ate tons of yummy pierogies at the reception and made several appearances on the dance floor.
Secondly, I was asked by one of the art directors to create a display for their “Something Blue” feature. She knew she definitely wanted tissue flowers, which I made in different shades of blue and teal and then I decided to add on the gorgeous ombre fabric flower chain.
Ombre refers to a gradual change in shade from light to dark or from one color to another. Its also a really fun word to say. Try it. Ombre.
It was such a fun experience being a part of the photo shoot, meeting the lovely ladies over at Hour Detroit, setting up the display, watching the details come together. Here are some behind the scenes shots:
Hanging out in anticipation at mi casa.
Ooh la la! The final product. I don’t know about you, but I could drink champagne at that party all night!
So exciting stuff! This week I have my first meeting with a woman looking for some help planning out her new home, and look out for more regular posts here on the new and improved blog. Yay for 2012!