Colorful and Fanciful Corsage and Bouts

Orchids, billy balls, silver brunia and hypericum berries make up these fun wrist corsage for a 40th birthday gal and 3 petite boutonnieres for her lovely daughters!581582

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Modern, Sleek Loft Wedding

A. has known bride L. since they were sorority sisters over 10 years ago (don’t do the math, it is depressing!), and after they ran into each other at an event and A. met L.’s bride-to-be N., A. offered to help create a modern, sleek look for their wedding at the beautiful and artsy Kitchen Chicago, a space that doubles as event space and rental kitchen space for the new wave of Food Trucks to recently hit Chicagoland.  Kitchen Chicago is an awesome blend of industrial, modern, soft and bright with tall, lofted ceilings and beautiful exposed brick walls.

The brides colors were brown, cream, and green.  They particularly loved the texture of burlap (which mimicked their invitations) and wanted an organic and relaxed yet sophisticated and modern look for wedding.  Additionally, since L.’s Mom grew up in Japan, L. wanted to incorporate as many white cranes as possible into the cocktail and heavy appetizer affair.  The budget was small (they had originally planned on DIY), but that didn’t stop A. & P. from coming up with BIG plans!

Kitchen Chicago had gorgeous long reclaimed wood tables with bench seating that were too gorgeous to cover up, so A. made simple burlap runners for each table. Two trio’s of modern arrangements with orchids, grass, curly willow branches and stone were placed at each table separated by glowing candles.  To flank the ceremony site, the brides hung cranes and A. & P. added tall vases filled with curly willow branches, hanging votives, and orchids. 099long tables087080088106hemphill3

Giving Thanks

It’s been a year of thanks for Pockets Filled With Posies.  More weddings, showers, birthdays and events under our belts in 2012- and many great opportunities on the horizon- all the while being able to exercise the creativity both A. and P. yearn for, and work as a team! To be able to do something you love and see the joy in others when they see your labor is such an incredible feeling.

In preparation for the Thanksgiving holiday, A. and P. headed over to Kio Kreations and took a class in long and low autumnal centerpieces from the fabulously creative Kristen Janes.  Not surprisingly, each centerpiece turned out unique!  Enjoy the pictures.  THANK YOU your support and encouragement this year!

A. opted to use curly willow branches and 2 candles

P. went with birch branches and one large center candle.