Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Featured: Classic Chrysler Museum of Art Wedding on Style Me Pretty!

I must confess that like many others, I am addicted to Style Me Pretty.  So imagine my delight when they decided to feature one of our weddings!  Kaitlin and Matthew are a beautiful and kind couple and were a dream to work with.

wedding flower centerpiece, roses, freesia, feathers, queen anne's lace, Isha Foss Events, Chrysler Museum

wedding, Chrysler Museum, crystal curtain, orchids, Isha Foss Events

wedding, draping, Chrysler Museum, Isha Foss Events


Like Kaitlin, one of my favorite moments was when her dad introduced them into the reception - definitely a personal touch and trend that I am seeing.

See the full feature here.

The wedding pros:

Ceremony Venue: Sacred Heart Catholic Church / Reception Venue: Chrysler Museum of Art / Photography: Jeff Greenough | Photographer / Event Coordinator: Daylily Weddings / Floral Design: Isha Foss Events / Catering: Cuisine & Co. / Entertainment: Right On! Band / Lighting: Blue Steel Lighting Design / Cake: Glenna Cason, Sugar Art / Videography: Digital Dreammakers / Rentals:Distinctive Event RentalsAFR Furniture Rental, & Isha Foss Events / Transportation: Royal Coach / Hair: Al Kelly from Changes Salon / Makeup: BridesMade by Kim Wadsworth

Inspired by: Espalier

I love a formal garden.  Espalier, or the horticultural practice of controlling woody plant growth by pruning and tying branches so that they grow into a flat plane really captures my imagination...

... and inspires my designs.  An interpretation for a recent bridal show.

Floral wall, wedding, mirrors, mirror table top, Isha Foss Events
Isha Foss Events 
This took about 1800 blooms of carnations and accented with peonies.   I love this as a ceremony or reception backdrop.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Inspired by: Sea Anemones

When I met with our Virginia Aquarium bride last year, I was very excited!  I had never worked there before, but loved to visit.  She happened to like the arrangements of green trick that I had in the studio.  She also mentioned that her colors were charcoal, navy, and orange.  I instantly thought of pincushion protea.  They remind me of sea anemones.  Take a look!

Pincushion Protea

This immediately made me think of some arrangements that I had done - not for a customer, but just because I felt like it.  I showed the bride some photos and we had a look for her wedding.  Here is what we came up with.

Bridal Bouquet, wedding, Pincushion protea, cymbidium, orchids, calla lily, Isha Foss Events

 I was able to work the green trick into her bouquet which also contained the protea, mango callas, green hydrangea, spider mums, panee orchids, thistle, and green cymbidiums wrapped in fatsia leaves with accents of lily grass and horsetail.


It was a super fun and colorful wedding - and just what she wanted!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Handpicked by Holly!

Holly Heider Chapple is a fellow designer and dear colleague.  I love her and her beautiful "full bouquets"!  Her blog "The Full Bouquet" is chock full of inspiration for brides and wedding professionals.

In Holly's own words:

"Handpicked by Holly," is my place to applaud other wedding vendors that I adore. All vendors on these pages were handpicked and selected by me. I fully believe in their businesses and the ethics in which they run them. Vendors wanting to be on my referral page may apply but only vendors that I have personally worked with and can fully endorse will be on this page. With these vendors, I have successfully and consistently completed wonderful and amazing events.

Here is some of her beautiful work:

Holly has selected and endorsed a few event professionals and we are proud to be among them!  Be sure to visit her blog and leave a comment.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Featured: Winter Wedding

We are so excited that one of our weddings has been featured on Pretty Pear Bride!  The couple had so much personality and style.  It was a pleasure to work with them.

 images:  Keith Cephus