Sunday, July 3, 2016
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Below are a few of the event arrangements I made through the spring, many of the flowers used were from my garden; a fact that I am very proud of.
The most prolific were my ranunculus. I planted 200+ in January and was rewarded with blooms until late May! Sweet peas are always a hit, and this year, proved the same- I picked so many until the heat hit in late May. Iceland Poppies, Penstemon, Garden Roses, Anemones, Orlaya, Green Mist Ammi, Feverfew, Nigella and so many more played a huge role in the beauty of the arrangements all through spring.
Now its the hot summertime, and I am behind on planting as usual, but there are so many new dahlias to introduce when they start blooming! I can hardly wait.
I will save the wedding flowers for another post, but I was so happy to be able to incorporate my flowers into so many wedding arrangements!
Monday, February 29, 2016
Visalia- Historic Seven Sycamores Ranch, Victorian Garden
Fresno- The Grand 1401
Clovis- Minnewawa Estate
Madera- Toca Madera Winery
Sanger- Kings River Winery, Annadale Equine Center, The Grove Weddings
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Firefly Vintage Rentals, R Wedding House and me, Fleurie Flower Studio. In these photos we focused on a Tea Party theme-
When you hire vendors who work together often, you create a team of people who know how each other works, our strengths, and the ability to play off of each other's energy and creativity. It's a win-win situation!
See the full Facebook photo album here.for more photos.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
|L + J wedding at The Pines Resort, Bass Lake, CA|
Friday, November 6, 2015
Candles and glasses, Queenpeach
Chalk art by Chalk You
Friday, September 11, 2015
Monday, July 20, 2015
A beautiful summer wedding at Holland Park West in Fresno, CA, with so many great vendors to work with!
Visit Ellie's Facebook album here!
Planning, Styling and prop rentals by Kim of Oh What Joy
Photography: Ellie Koleen Photography
Draping: Lanny Goudy of The Linen Shoppe
Floral Design: Fleurie | Flower Studio
|photo: L Garza|
|Photo: L Garza|
|photo: L Garza|
Monday, May 25, 2015
If you build it, you can sell it, if you don't show it, you won't sell it etc...
So, in the interest of showing your stuff, showing off something a little different- new props, venues, etc., floral designers, venue owners, photographers, dessert buffet providers, paper artists, jewelry makers, makeup and hair artists and models get together to create a styled photo shoot.
It is a great way to familiarize and align yourself with local business owners, and highlight and promote something these vendors do really well that the public may not know about.
Sometimes, when the vendors all line up and make something really pretty, and a photographer documents it, it can get international attention, like on a MAJOR WEDDING BLOG.
This is huge for vendors like me. It is like a big pat on the back from a wedding industry blog devoted to showing their readers new and exciting ideas for their own weddings and events.
Really? They like my ideas? Boy, does that feel great! Its like: Wow, we brought together a great team, we shouldn't be surprised! But we are. No matter how many times my business is published out there in the blogosphere, I know I will still be THIS excited.
So, thank you to Nikki for being bold, reaching out to me on Instagram with your idea for a "Paleta Inspired" photoshoot.
Our fabulous line-up of hard working vendors:
Nikki Martinez Photography
Cindy, R Wedding House- Event Venue
Nora, of Sugar & Sparkle
Makeup Artistry Studio, Fresno
Creme de la Cake
Autumn and Audra, Humble in Heart
Laurie, Fleurie Floral Studio
Sunday, April 19, 2015
It may seem like everyone is on the same page when discussing your wedding plans, but that is not always the case. A contract will protect you as a client, and your vendor.
Read more about here:
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Raquel Leal Photography. Her work is so lovely and dreamy! I also had the pleasure and honor of providing flowers for the students to photograph.
I've been interested in photography all my life, but had not taken a class for many many years. As a floral designer, it is so important for me to have lots of quality shots of my work. I so greatly appreciate the professional photographers that I work with for this! Having a professional photographer around when I need them is not often possible! It is my intention to improve my skills enough to just get by when one is not available. This includes my talented daughter, Lauren. I call on her when I can too, but alas, she can't always be on call for her mama either! (though I try)
The Glass Barn at Historic Seven Sycamores Ranch in Ivanhoe, CA was the ideal setting for this workshop. There are so many areas that are great vignettes to capture a photo.
Our beautiful bride model, Kylee, in a vintage soft gray-blue dress, with the bridal bouquet. Raquel provided the students with so many lovely models for the day.
A practice shot on depth of field and exposure, from our seats in the lecture portion-
|practicing depth of field|
|Focusing on mid range depth|
...flower crowns for beautiful mom Julie and her adorable baby to wear, photographed outside the Glass Barn
|flower crowns are a favorite thing to make|
This is the beautiful Gabbie- holding our lush and flowing centerpiece. Love that her dress totally reflected the colors in the flowers.
|Gabbie outside the glass barn. Looking fierce.|
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
|Joe Osejo Photography|
|up -close detail of the blush toned bridal bouquet|
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
This photo shoot came about when Diana McGregor and I collaborated on a styled shoot that she had been dreaming of. It all took place in an almond orchard at a friend's family farm near Kingsburg California. The Weather was perfect, the lighting divine, and the field was perfectly groomed.
My daughter was called in last minute to model since one of them had cancelled. Her first modelling gig, and second time in a wedding dress.
|Diana McGregor Photography |, Bryanna Kimura,- Makeup | Vintage Jessica's Gunne Sax dress|