Sunday, July 19, 2009

Friday, July 17, 2009

Here Comes....Ammon and Hayley

Ammon and Hayley are so in love and we are so in love with spending their wedding day with them! Check back for updates on their upcoming wedding....

Should You Pick Real or Artifical Floral?

Article for The Spectrum
by: Julie Hinton at Forevermore Events

Photograph from Orchids and Company displaying a real and an artifical bouquet.
Can you spot which is which?

Dusty, coarse, frayed edges and great-aunt Gertrude all come to mind when thinking of those taboo words in wedding floral: fake flowers. Many reception venues even state in their contracts that artificial flowers are not allowed to cross their thresholds.

Fake floral has received a bad name for not being used correctly, being poor in quality and being just plain outdated. Fortunately artificial flowers have come along way in the past decade.

"The sad muted flowers with frayed edges and weird leaf centers are not the only choices available for event designs anymore," said Lindsey Madsen, owner of Orchids and Company. "By using a variety of fabrics, fibers, specialty dyes, UV coating, hand painting and numerous other techniques have made it beautiful and easy to incorporate artificial flowers. So the dreaded fake flowers have become fabulous fauxs."

A question a bride needs to ask herself when deciding to go artificial or fresh floral is which will fit her look and event best. Professional floral designers can help you know which works best for you.

If the florist is asking numerous questions, almost to the point that you feel like a guest on a game show, then take a deep breath, that is actually a good sign," Madsen said.

Getting to know the nature of the event, where the flowers are being used, the timeline of events, and if children or pets are in the bridal party, will help determine which look will work best for your event.

A misunderstanding about artificial floral is that it is more cost effective than using the real thing....
to read more go here...

Sunday, July 12, 2009

James and Lexi: Taking a Walk on the Wild Side

Who: James and Lexi
Where: A good friends backyard
Photographer: Captured by Mikki
Cake: Denise Thompsen
Floral: Orchids and Company
Theme: Zebra and Hot Pink

Take note of her awesome dress in the pictures above. She took a plain white wedding dress and had it redone with pink tulle on the bottom and pink crystals sewn all over. Even both their wedding rings had pink gems in them.

The bride is so unique and so sweet! She came to Forevermore Events completely
organized and knew exactly what she wanted.
They chose such a fun theme that walked a little on the wild side.

Zebra print was everywhere! To the chair ties, the cake, and the linen.

The floral was created with lots of ostrich feathers by Orchids and Company.

The groom James.

James and all the girls.
Absolutely love this picture. It looks like they are having so much fun.

Madison, Laura and Jo. The Forevermore Events crew.
Lexi and James.....we wish you all the best that life has to offer.
We had so much fun being part of your day!