From Brooklyn with Love

Holly Carlisle Photography

Holly Carlisle Photography

Rosegolden Flowers / Holly Carlisle Photography

Rosegolden Flowers / Holly Carlisle Photography

Holly Carlisle Photography

Holly Carlisle Photography

Holly Carlisle Photography/Holly Hollon Calligraphy

Holly Carlisle Photography

Holly Carlisle Photography

Rosegolden Flowers / Holly Carlisle Photography

Holly Carlisle Photography

Rosegolden Flowers / Holly Carlisle Photography

This is the first time I've been able to do flowers for a good friend and I must say that it was such a special time for me. I say time rather than day because it was really a whole weekend worth of flowers in New York. If you read my blog you know I'm from Alabama so trying muster up the courage to conquer the Manhattan wholesale flower market and cooridinate how to buy, transport and arrange flowers in The City and then schlep them over to Brooklyn for the ceremoney was tricky. I had to dig pretty deep - try not to get intimidated, rely on my tendancy to be extremelly organized and over prepared and just do it. And it went incredibly well! Every single New Yorker I encountered in the process was so helpful and generous. It was amazing. I love New York. More about that in another post...

Isbelle wanted notes of purple and blue flowers in her bouquet which gave me reason to panic as nature, while not entirely opposed to making purple flowers, is pretty stingy when it comes to the blue ones. I was beside myself to find both blue and purple anemones at G. Page, a stunning blue thistle and deep blue viburnum berries. The purple dahlias were so flawless I could barely contain myself when I saw them. It all came together beautifully. It was a joy for me as a florist.

And a joy for me as a friend because I was able to make Isbelle and Clint's day beautiful in the ways that I could. Hair, makeup, flowers, styling. It was a dream for me. I loved every moment. Even though it rained and we couldn't have it on the rooftop as planned, the fog and drizzle that descended on the city was dreamlike and all the soft light of the candles inside made everything glow. It was gorgeous.

To make things even more special I had the always inspiring Holly Hollon create a wedding announcement especially suited for the bride and groom. Clint and Isbelle both have "meet me in montauk" tattoos and a romantic story behind that to match so Holly's work was so expressive of them as a couple. The color she used, the story it told, down to the beautiful touch of velvet ribbon - it was perfect.

To Clint and Isbelle - congratulations and best wishes!