Kendal + Zac

Kendal came to me with a picture of a wedding I did last July in Knoxville at The Standard and said, "I want that!" Pretty cool that my past work had been inspiration for Kendal as she planned her wedding. I was thrilled because it meant I got to work with a bomb team again including Erin McCall Photography and The Standard, as well as make new friends with Honeybee Events. This bouquet was SO dang fun to make. Kendal has a bohemian yet tailored vibe so picking out the flowers allowed me to cross some boarders. The King Protea stole the show and brought the wild and pretty that I wanted. It was a wonderful start to this wedding season - cheers to Kendal + Zac.

Photography: Erin McCall Photography

Venue: The Standard

Event Planner + Rentals: Honeybee Events

Ribbon: Silk and Willow

Homestead Manor / styled shoot

Franklin has so many treasures, and Homestead Manor is one of them. The venue is deep and cozy, especially in January. For this shoot I worked with some crazy creative vendors in and around Nashville. Copper and emerald tones with whites and burgandies was color therapy for us all in this monochrome winter. It was a specialty to create and share with these new vendors and friends.

 

Venue: Homestead Manor

Photography: Amilia Photography

Wedding Planner: Adriel Nutter Events

Cake: Patty Cakes

Stationary: Loah Designs

Hair & Makeup: Brynn Boyd

Dress: Glitz Nashville

Tux: Street Tuxedo

Abbey + Ben

Abbey and Ben were a part of my college community through Knoxville Young Life. They are passionate, witty, easy-going people who are an ideal pair. Their December wedding was a warm one. I am pretty sure I was delivering and setting up in a tank top. Despite that, it was charming and cozy with pine garlands and foliage filling the space. Abbey's bouquet is one of my absolute favorites. The black clooney ranunculus were deliciously velvety and stole the show. I wanted to stare at them all day. The colors that come out in winter weddings are stunning and make me love the season. They are crisp and inviting and draw you in so close to the intimacy. This was my first wedding at Jackson Terminal since it opened and it is the most beautiful, downtown venue. 

Photography: Ancelet Photography

Kendall + Adam

Kendall and Adam had the most enjoyable December weekend. It was warm, and the wedding was outside, spread across their family's land. It took place in front of a beautiful, classic farmhouse nestled in East Tennessee, and they gathered under the sting lights in celebration. The bouquets were full of garden roses that you would dream of sleeping on. So many varieties of textures and shades of whites and greens. It was clean, elegant and peaceful.

Photography courtesy of the generous Ancelet Photography

Posy Subscription

Weekly Posies Delivered for $30

Elder Floral's Posy Subscription is a unique way to receive fresh flowers delivered to wherever you are in Nashville. We design one bouquet each week with unique flowers from local growers and wholesale markets. Elder Floral creates imperfect and slightly more wild bouquets compared to the more traditional. Each will be wrapped in brown market paper and tied with twine for you to place in your own vase. Bouquets will ideally be created on Mondays and delivered on Tuesday afternoons to your home or business. If you don't have an active subscription, each weekly posy will be posted on Instagram and Facebook on Monday evening for you to order spontaneously. 

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Morgan + Cole /

I have known Morgan and Cole for a long time and let me tell you, they treasure each other dearly and deeply. High school sweethearts, years of memories and growth together. Their wedding was a sweet gathering and celebration at the Reserve at Blue Bird Hill where they finally could make the promises they have been longing for.  It was the first weekend in December where it actually felt like winter. Morgan is my best friend's sister, so sharing these flowers with their family was a gift to me. I am grateful yet again of the kindness and encouragement I receive from my brides' families. Bringing flowers to a room full of women getting ready for this already happy day brings another intimacy that is so fulfilling. 

Photography: My favorite Erin McCall Photography

Venue: The Reserve at Bluebird Hill - Knoxville, TN

Ellie + Kamron

The weekend of Ellie and Kamron's wedding, all the leaves decided to change colors overnight. When I delivered Ellie's bouquet to her, she was getting ready at this cute quaint house down a gravel road. It felt like fall does when everything seems warm and inviting, and their wedding was nothing short of those feelings. It was the most fall-like weekend spent in the mountains gathering and celebrating. 

The flowers were comforting and joyful and embraced all the beautiful colors. 

Photos by Erin McCall Photography

Farmer Florist Workshop / found and foraged

I lived out my dream day last week and was invited to participate in a floral workshop hosted by The Farmer's Florist, here in Nashville. I should say that I actually won a ticket to the workshop by reposting a picture on Instagram. I honestly didn't think that anyone ever won those contests, but it happened, and I was chosen. The workshop was at the beautiful Whooping Crane Farm and we walked through the pastures and woods to collect and forage all that caught our eyes. While we played around with our wreaths and centerpieces we ate some of the best fall-inspired food by The Catbird Seat. It was so incredibly perfect. What I enjoyed most was observing and learning from Christie Craig, the floral host. I have taught myself most of what I know and practice in my floral design, so hearing and learning from her was not only inspiring but beneficial to bettering my design. Here are some photos from the day taken by the super cool Andrea Behrends who is known for her photography in Garden & Gun and Bon Appetit Magazine.

Bailey + Austin

At the Standard in Knoxville, TN. This pair were friends of a friend, but once their wedding day came along I felt like I really got to know them. Their style was bold and free to match their incredible personalities, and this beautiful day matched them entirely. When I first spoke with Bailey about her flowers she said she wasn't afraid of color, and I ran with that. I can't say enough how fun and exhilarating it was to create these bouquets for her. It was the biggest and brightest, and by far my favorite creation to date. It's couples like these who make this process so fun and valuable. They trust me with their vision, and when I am able to hand the bride her bouquet and see how overjoyed and elated she is to see her vision come to life I am so rewarded. I am grateful, again, to share the joy and celebration we all are here for.

Photos by Erin McCall Photography

Summer of Firsts

This past summer has been the most special. It is the summer where my wildest vision of being a florist has seemingly played out in the most inspiring way. I have worked with my first brides and have collaborated with creative individuals to create beautiful and unique arrangements. It has made me believe that jumping for joy is a real thing after seeing first looks of the flowers and knowing that what I have created, illustrates what others have been dreaming up. Here are a few of my favorite bouquets and bundles from this summer.