Cake Walk & Studio Opening

For our new studio opening party, we teamed up with the charming Betsy Yagunic of Betsy Lou Bakes! Sharing the beauty and deliciousness of her artistry with our friends, colleagues, and clients was such a joyful way to herald the opening of our new space.  We had a classic Cake Walk with everyone walking around in a circle until the DJ stopped the music and whoever landed on the X won a cake… 6 lucky winners won cakes! ( actually just 5, I kept the fern cake for myself!) 

Sweets to the sweet! Here is our dear friend and collaborator Michael Thompson, purveyor of the what must be some of the world’s finest honey, from  The Chicago Honey Coop–  winning the first cake. He is trying to decide which to take while Betsy stands by, trying to remember which flavor is which… Michael later confided that he thought the DJ liked him and let him win on purpose!
 
Miniature matcha and chocolate cupcakes were enjoyed by all, especially me,  seen here with my face stuffed full of them!

Martha Stewart Wedding Party!

We are inspired and honored to be presenting our floral designs again this year at the Martha Stewart Wedding Party! Last year, we decorated the ballroom and stage around which the stunning Darcy Miller gave a talk along with Jenny Bernheim of Margo & Me and Alaina Kaczmarski of The Every Girl.  All three women were fascinating to listen to as they discussed trends in weddings, as well as tips for researching and refining such big celebrations. We made the stage over to look and smell like a verdant, fern covered glade over-run with brambly, fragrant rose bushes and hyacinth.  For our booth, we brought in 20ft trees and surrounded our table with a gardeny, rainbow of flowers because brides should never have to choose just one color!  The floral “rainbow” began with palest yellow “cheerfulness” daffodils, then orange spray roses, pink foxgloves and finally blue delphinium and purple lisianthus.  The eye was able to then rest on the entirely neutral centerpieces which were a textural mix of Downey, seeded leucadendron, bunny tail grasses, moss and hellebore with checked fritillaria and, of course, more ferns.