6/28/09

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.

26 comments:

M. Larson said...

Congratulations Laurie!

Pink Trees and Sunshine said...

It's beautiful, Laurie~~congratulations!!!
{Elaine in Portland, Oregon}

Laura Bee said...

The bouquet is amazingly gorgeous. Martha is luck to have your contribution! - Laura

Lyndsay said...

Congratulations - and wow, what a beautiful beautiful work of art that bouquet is! I hope this means lots and lots of orders for you!

I also can't wait for the new issue of MS Weddings to hit Australia so I can check out the article!

Wendy said...

Your bouquet is amazing! Congrats to you! LOL

Kirsten W. said...

Congratulations!! Beautiful work!

Nuit said...

Hi! Just found your blog via HouseMartin and I have to say I LOVE your work. Congratulations on the Martha Stewart you obviously deserve all the recognition you can get, that bouquet is stunning!!!

elaine said...

Congratulations on being featured! That is a fabulous bouquet.

April said...
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April said...

you make such beautiful work! you've inspired me!!! congratulations Laurie.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Laurie! As always, your work is inspired...

C'mon Cori said...

Wow, congratulations on all of the accolades. So great.

Little Lovables said...

congrats, it turned out wonderful!

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Congrats! How exciting! The bouquet is soooo pretty!

Love your blog! Stop by mine, I have a blog award for you!

Amy@OldSweetSong said...

GORGEOUS! (as usual) Very impressive, congrats, my friend.

Ashley said...

They are beautiful! Congratulations :)

Angie Burke said...

Congrats!! So fun to see you in the issue! :)

Simone said...

Ack!

They're lovely. You deserved to be featured. Congratulations. What an opportunity.

Chapeau de Gateau said...

Congratulations!! -what a stunning bouquet -lovely colour combination!

Kathleen at Twig & Thistle said...

I JUST came across your blog and I am so thrilled! I LOVE it! I was smitten with your bouquet when I saw it in my latest issue of MS weddings so it's a treat to see the behinds-the-scenes look here. Congratulations!!!!

KatBoxJanitor said...

Super duper cool, Laurie!

Seems weird not to be commenting on cat stuff, but I had to drop a note!

Funky Junk Sisters said...

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Linda & Dixie
The Funky Junk Sisters

quirkygranolagirl said...

Your photos of the bouquet look better than the magazine photos. your work is gorgeous!

Julia Williams said...

Congrats, the bouquet is really beautiful. I can imagine how thrilled you are to be in the magazine!

Anonymous said...

Really so very gorgeous!
You've so inspired me of paper's possibilities - such beautiful work.

thea.
xx

(www.forthevisionaries.tumblr.com)

Anna Patricia said...

WOOOOOW!!! A dream come true! LUCKY LUCKY! You are really talented.