My, Oh My, It's Martha !!

A few months back, I got an email from Katie, style director over at Martha Stewart Weddings. They were putting together a feature on hand made wedding elements, and she asked me if I would want to contribute to it. Of course, I jumped at the chance. I've been a fan of the magazine since day one, and I have bought literally every single issue. To be asked to be a part of it all was such a huge thrill, an honor and a complete dream come true.

The elements of the bouquet
After a few emails and phone calls, we figured out the color direction for the bouquet I would be making. I went shopping for ribbon, fabric and paper in whites, creams, and yellow tones, then shared my samples with Katie

Bouquet in progress
Next, I did a little experimenting with some new flower ideas. I worked with linens and cottons, both patterned and plain. I also worked with crepe paper.

Completed bouquet, ready to ship off to Martha Stewart Weddings
I made hundreds of fabric and paper leaves and petals. The flowers were constructed and arranged into a bouquet. The bouquet was carefully packed, then shipped of to New York for the photo shoot.

Summer 09 MS Weddings

The issue hits the stands today. You'll find my bouquet on page 138.

Hooray! That's my bouquet!!!

Hey!  That's my bouquet!!

A coordinating boutonniere is also featured in "A Note From Darcy" on page 20.

My bouttoniere included in "A Note from Darcy"

A huge thanks to Katie, Shira and all the fine folks at MS Weddings who made my dream a reality.


Woodsy Little Wedding



Bridal Bouquet

Bridal Bouquet detail

Here are a few pics of a recent custom order I made for a lovely Portland bride.