Thursday, December 6, 2012


It would be such a challenge and so much fun to be given an amount of money and told that I could spend it however I wanted to make a lovely wedding – in one week.  If you are thinking of popping the question this holiday season, why not get engaged today and get married next Wednesday.  It would be so cool to get married with the date of 12.12.12.  I know I could make it truly wonderful.  Call me at (423) 943-2630.  We’ll have a whirlwind planning session and pull it off in a week.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Congratulations Miranda and Dakota

bride's bouquet In Bride's dressing room at the chapel.

Miranda Dougherty and Dakota Haynes were married this evening at Rose Hill Wedding Chapel in Johnson City.  The church is truly beautiful, if you haven't had a chance to see it.  They are a lovely couple and I wish them well.  I was fortunate enough to be able to arrange the flowers.  Here are a few sneak peaks.

Boutonnieres and corsages

Pumpkins used as vases

the bridesmaids carried only onsidium orchids,
tied with burgundy grosgrain ribbon.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Congratulations Chelle and Zack

Congrats to Chelle Christian and Zach Allen, who got married tonight in Harrogate.  When she first talked to me about wanting sunflowers and wildflowers, I knew it was going to be beautiful.  I ordered 60 sunflowers, but had to get six more.  Can you imagine what that many sunflowers, along with wildflowers looked like?  Here are a few sneak peaks.  I wish them all the best for a wonderful life together.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Camo Garter

I hope I have made it very clear, in the past, that I am here as an extension of the bride.  I have my own ideas, but ultimately, the bride's wishes are going to determine the mood and feel of the wedding.  When I heard that one of my brides and her bridesmaids are going to wear cowboy boots, I was thrilled. This is going to be a different experience for me, and I am so happy that they are making the wedding exactly what they want it to be.

Hey, people, there are no hard and fast rules.  On your wedding day, you get to choose.

When she asked me if I knew where she could get a realtree camo garter, I said, "No, but I can make one if you tell me the meaning of realtree."  I got genuine realtree fabric and made one garter to toss and one to keep.

If you need a special garter, realtree or pink polka dot, I can make it for you.  Just name the color and theme.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Pink Dahlia

If you are getting married in the next couple of weeks, and don't have your flowers yet, my friend, Linda, at Aunt Willie's Wildflowers has an overabundance of pink dahlias.  I used them in a wedding, along with other wildflowers in a September wedding last year.  The groom thought they were so beautiful that they couldn't be real.

It's not too late to do something amazing.  Call me at (423)943-2630.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Just Because

You are worth it.  You don't have to wait for a special occasion to get fresh flowers.  My friend, Linda Doan, at Aunt Willie's Wildflowers is at the farmer's market every Saturday.  She has great flowers.  If you see something great and would like a little help arranging them for your wedding, call me at 943-2630.

I got these today.  They just make me happy to look at them.  These are a mix of sunflowers, hydrangea, lilies, mountain mint, and grasses.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Coomer-Harmon Wedding

Jessica Coomer and Robert Harmon were married last night at Waverly Road Presbyterian Church.  They have been in love for what seems forever.

Overbay Photography took the pictures on the day of the wedding, you can see a sneak peak on their blog.  My husband took these pictures of the flowers before the wedding.  I think I know which flowers are the most beautiful that I have ever done, then something else seems more beautiful.  There are all kinds of different tastes and needs for weddings.  Only you can decide what colors you want and what formality, or casualness you love. 

Sunday, May 6, 2012


I was excited and thrilled with the new BHLDN, the flagship store in Houston.  See the website at  This is Anthropologie's wedding store.  You can shop online.  The front of the store had some very interesting dressy clothing, which could be worn for a casual wedding, and lots of great ideas for bridesmaids.  (There were some beautiful green tulle skirts, which would look lovely with a plain white T for an outdoor wedding.) The middle store had accessories - gloves, shoes, and a whole wall of fascinators.  The back of the store had wedding dresses and shrugs.  Off to the side was a whole separate room of naughty little things, but in really good taste.  When you're getting married, you might want to splurge on ruffled panties and a matching bra.

Anthropologie has different clothing, so you will find that the wedding attire is not what you would see at other bridal shops.  Enjoy!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Flower Girl Idea

Oak Leaf Hydrangea

Chinese Snowball Bush

I thought of this when I was using another kind of flower.  What if your flower girl, instead of carrying a basket, carried a three foot branch of an oak leaf hydrangea or snowball bush.  They are so beautiful, but they shed something awful.  As the little girl(s) walks down the aisle, she could just gently skake it, scattering a lovely amount of blooms.

Also, BCBG has a chance to win a wedding gown at

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Bridesmaids' Luncheon

Wouldn't this be cute for a bridesmaids' luncheon or a bridal shower?  You could even buy the cupcakes already decorated and just add the shoe and heel.  You could make this any brand you love, but I really wanted to do Louboutin.  I hope this isn't trademark infringement.  It's just admiration,  believe me.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

The Award For Best Director Goes To...

Charity Clark/Nathan Shepherd Wedding
Avery stopping to smell the flowers
I love movies.  I see as many as I can at the theater, but, since we live in such a small community, I'm never able to see them all. 

This past weekend was the Academy Awards, the season's best.  When I was watching it for the second time, I was particularly moved by Michael Douglas's introduction for the best director award.

A director is not someone you see, not someone you hear, not someone most people even think about or recognize.  So what does a director do?
"A director does everything imaginable to achieve a singular vision."

That's what I do for you on your wedding day.  After all the planning, all the phone calls, all the decisions you have had to make, all the lists, shouldn't you have someone like me to orchestrate your wedding?  You deserve someone very experienced to help you with one of the biggest moments of your life.  All of those little details must be handled by someone.  I can handle them without being told and without your even knowing that they exist.  Call me (423)943-2630.

Saturday, February 11, 2012


Tomorrow is the Pink Bridal Show at  Meadowview Conference Center from noon until 4 p.m.  Please come out in this cold weather to see the flowers I have designed.  I am pretty excited to be exhibiting.  There should be a little something to fit the tastes of anyone.  Hope to see you there and bring along any of your friends who may be getting married as well as their mothers, fiances, or maids of honor.  This is my photography, which is about as good as my singing abilities.  You really need to see these flowers up close.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Flowers Are So Cheerful

Bright flowers can make the winter seem nicer.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Pink Bridal Show

Rachel Hayes Photography

I haven't abandoned you, my happy brides. 

I have been really busy with flowers at the church during the Christmas season.  Then, year-end work for my day job.  In January, I began taking classes to become a CASA volunteer, which will be very rewarding if I am able to make a difference in just one child's life.  But, on February 12, I will be exhibiting at the Pink Bridal Show at Meadowview Conference Center from 1-4 p.m.  Please come out and say hello, and bring your friends who are engaged or may become engaged.  I can make their weddings beautiful.