(my wedding gift)
When my friends Julie and Jesse told me they were getting married my mind automatically went into idea mode. What would her bouquet look like, what colors were they going to pick...it was when Julie pretty much told me she trusted me to make "whatever I thought would look nice" that my brain imploded. Julie and Jesse live on a beautiful piece of property in the middle of nowhere, I thought for awhile about the blueberry bushes I had seen in the corner of the yard and how we could use them...not to mention, um they were FREE!. It was when Julie told me that our friend Alix had found the perfect plum colored dresses for the bridesmaids that the blueberry theme was off and running. I based every single thing I made on the colors of a blueberry in various stages of ripening. From sage green to deep indigo blues and even the dusty gray that coats the outside of the ripe berries. Jesse did all the woodworking, including making the amazing arch, Julie baked all the deserts (which were amazing....banana cupcakes anyone?) and I made everything from programs, a fingerprint tree (a super snazzy guestbook) to the mossy numbers marking the tables. I was obsessed with the details....so I guess if you tell your florist "just make me something nice...." magical things will happen. I honestly wish my friends 10000000% happiness and love (and extra beautiful babies) and I'm so happy to have been a part of their day, even if I refused to dance.
(this would be the perfect place to put the beautiful shot of the girls and the bouquets if only everybody wasn't balling)
(click to make this bigger...seriously, its worth it)
(Some of the above photos by the fabulous Warren Prouty)