Modern Industrial + Romantic Spring Wedding

This Spring wedding made all of our heart strings tug just a little bit.  Tanisha and Corey came to us seeking help with the design and florals for their wedding.  Their wedding was small (a total of 38 guests) and it was important to them to focus on the little details and truly give their guests an experience that encompassed love and togetherness.  The Bride gave us complete creative license and trust to create her vision.  We discussed her style preferences and her vision and then ran with it.  Dream come true!

Their wedding took place on a sunny March day in Girdwood.  The private home they chose as their venue had beautiful architecture and details, but a somewhat teeny dining area.  Like, no way were we fitting 38 people for dinner kind of small!  With a little (or a lot) of creativity, we transformed the garage into a dreamy dinner area and chose to capitalize on the beauty of the main living spaces for their ceremony and dancing after dinner.  When I told the Bride that I wanted to transform the garage into their dining space, there was a bit of a long pause and she finally said "Ok, I trust you!"  No pressure.  We used soft white draping and uplighting to soften the space, but purposely left the concrete walls and exposed wood beams as they were to create that wonderful kind of juxtaposition when mixing soft and rough elements.  Matt made two beautiful hanging wood installations that I covered in greenery and florals.  They were hung over the tables as "chandeliers."  Constructing those was like scratching a creative itch that I've had for almost two years and they were SO much fun!  Black and white stationary, gold, copper, creams, brass and the loveliest black taper candles completed the setting.  We were so honored to be a part of this process and it was a treat to work with the modern industrial backdrop.  We wish you all of the best Tanisha and Corey!  Thank you so much for trusting us with this special day!

Design + Florals - Blomma Designs

Photography - Erica Rose Photography

Rentals - Special Events Alaska

Catering - Spoons Catering

Hanging Floral Hoops - A Tutorial With Alaska Knit Nat

Last Saturday we had the chance to get together with a few talented ladies for a fun lesson on how to make these fabulous hanging floral hoops.  Natasha from Alaska Knit Nat taught us all about this fun technique and Anne-Marie Moran was gracious enough to snap photos of the entire experience so that we can share it with all of you!  I love a reason to get together, learn something new and curate new relationships with fellow entrepreneurs.  We spent the afternoon learning all about how to make these sweet and whimsical hanging floral hoops, sipped coffee, did a whole lot of chit chatting and swapped many pieces of creative ideas amongst each other.

So what exactly, you may ask, would one use these fun creations for?  Well, I can think of about 100 uses!  If you are a DIY bride, these would be a fantastic way to dress up your ceremony or reception space.  You can easily hang these from a wedding arch, tent cross wires or gently tack them to a ceiling.  If you are hosting a bridal shower, baby shower or any wedding related gathering, I think these would be a wonderful way to surprise guests with unexpected and simple decor to dress up your home or space!  I know that I'll be hanging my floral hoop in our studio downtown for a few weeks, as the greens will last and I can replace the flowers with fresh if I like to give it a longer life.

For a full list of ingredients and the step-by-step instructions of how to construct your own hanging floral hoop, visit Natasha's blog post here.  Many thanks to Anne-Marie Moran for these lovely photos and spending the afternoon with us playing with flowers!

Surprise Winter Engagement in the Mountains of Alaska

Days like this day make the world seem like a beautiful place again. Often times we get so entrenched in the daily monotony that we sometimes need a gentle reminder of what really matters, and this experience speaks to that.  Relic Photographic contacted us to collaborate on a wintry themed styled shoot, and of course we jumped at the chance.  In the days following we learned it was going to be a surprise engagement and Steven had been waiting for the perfect moment to propose to Chantel.  We worked with Lynn + Lou Paper Co. and had Steven compose a love letter to Chantel that reflected on their love and the road that brought them to this day.  Mid shoot, he handed her the letter and it took just a moment for everything to sink in.  This is the best kind of raw and rugged honesty that makes me love Alaska so dearly.  And the icing on the cake, literally, was the wintry crystal cake with gold leaf details by GH Cakery.  Long story short (because these pictures really don't need words), there were lots of good feelings all around and these two beautiful people are going to spend the rest of their lives together.  It doesn't get any better than this.  Congratulations to these two souls!  We'd say you're off to a pretty good start.

Photography - Relic Photographic

Floral - Blomma Designs

Stationary - Lynn + Lou Paper Co.

Cake - GH Cakery