Monday, August 9, 2010

Keran Kullar's Bridal Shower - May 23rd 2010

This weekend my staff and I will be traveling to Kalamazoo to do the wedding of Raveen Rai and Keran Kullar! It will be a traditional Indian wedding and we are just so excited! We will be delivering 350 Silver Chiavari Chairs and beautiful Royal Blue Satin Pin-tuck table cloths. The centerpieces are bright and lavish consisting of Purple Orchids, Hydrangea, Green Hanging Amaranthus set atop modern tables. The tables will be covered in hot pink rose petals. It is going to be just gorgeous!

Here are photos from Keran's shower that my partner Fauzeen Qureshi of Q Studio Photography and I hosted at our Ferndale Showroom in May.

The Sweetheart Table for the Bride & Groom.

We used Silver Chiavari Chairs, Platinum Pin-Tuck Satin Table Cloths, Muted Silver Chargers Plates, French Lilac Satin napkins topped off with a single Purple Orchid Bloom.

I'll post wedding details and photo's soon...

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Tim & Rebecca Horn - August 6th 2010

Tim & Rebecca were married at Red Run Golf Club in Royal Oak. The weather was not very kind...

BLOG entry & photos coming soon...

Jeremy & Erin Stomber - July 31st 2010

Erin & Jeremy had their reception out at the Lapeer Country Club. It was a beautiful setting.

BLOG entry & photos coming soon...

Jeff & Katrina Brown - July 24th 2010

Katrina & Jeff were married at my all time favorite wedding destination, River Birch Lodge in Hartland, Michigan. Again River Birch Lodge is my favorite venue for a wedding hands down! Katrina just sent me some photos for my BLOG...enjoy!

The professional Q Studio shots of our NACE Table Top WOW Competition Entry

These are the professional Q Studio shots of our NACE Table Top WOW! Competition Entry. Petit Fleur competed in the 2010 Michigan Chapter of NACE's Table Tops WOW! Competition. We placed 4th out of eleven entries!

This was my take on the true life version of a vintage "Alice in Wonderland" Themed Party Table...

Rick & Laura Christenhusz - July 17th 2010

I was so excited to do this wedding inside the Kresge Court of the Detroit Institute of Arts in downtwon Detroit. I love all the history and character in this place! Once again Lauri Philippo and her staff at the DIA were amazing and we as a team worked through some last minute floor plan changes flawlessly!

Their personal flowers were made of White Mini Calla Lilies, Escimo Roses, Blue Hydrangea, Blue Delphinium, White Freesia w/Tai Leaf Collars.

The flower girl basket was a smiple white wicker basket that I filled with White Mini Calla Lilies, Escimo Roses, Blue Hydrangea, Blue Delphinium and White Freesia.

Rick lost his Mother suddenly two weeks before their wedding on July 2nd. Needless to say the family was devestated. The groom wanted to memorialize his Mother in his own special ways. So I came up with ideas to incoperate her into the decor aspects of the ceremony and reception. Petit Fleur donated a floral wreath made of Purple Lilac, White Lily of the Valley, Spray Escimo Roses, Blue Delphinium and White Freesia.

Rick's Mother collected Waterford Vases and so we used one of her vases for a few sprigs of flowers to place at her place setting. The Groom also decided to place her corsage on her chair at the ceremony...

The table cloths were Navy Blue Satin Pin-Tuck. We had White Satin bustle chair covers w/Silver Organza Sashes. The tables were finished off with Cobalt Blue Glass candle globes, Silver Charger Plates and White Linen Napkins. We used Globe Style centerpieces in Silver Urns with Escimo Roses, Blue & White Hydrangea, Blue Delphinium, White Freesia and White Casablanca Lilies on one half the tables and then sets of cylinders with crushed glass on the bottom of the cylinders filled with stems of Blue Delphinium on the other half of the tables.

Thank you again Laura & Rick for allowing us to be a part of your special day!

Greg & Suzy Armstrong - July 10th 2010

Ok, so I am two months behind in my BLOG entries, the only excuse I have is we have had a wedding or two every single weekend since late April and are booked solid until mid November. This 2011 season, we will start right back up in January!

I had a really good time planning Suzy's wedding! Suzy & I became fast, personal friends and bonded over planning her wedding. In the end, the event was awesome and went so smoothly! It was well worth the effort and sweat equity that went into everything. Suzy and Greg had their wedding and reception at Pine Knob's Carriage House in Clarkston.

Suzy was a beautiful bride with an amazing vision and she spent a lot of time planning her decor. I had these vibrant "burnt-ish coppery orangy pink" linens in a deep pleated satin made especially for her event. They coordinated amazingly well with her bridesmaid gowns from David's Bridal in the "Guava" color.

Her flowers were awesome! Her bouquets were made of Yellow Billy Balls, Burgundy Gloriosa Orchid Lilies, Fern Curls, Green Cymbidium Orchids, Black Baccara Roses, Yellow Roses, Coral Roses, Pin Cushion Protea with the handles of the bouquets wrapped in Vibrant Green Apple Satin Ribbon.

Her ceremony was out in the gazebo behind the Carriage House so we added a splash of color to the rich color of the decking in the gazebo with a bright mixture of more vibrant rose petals and wrought iron floral stands with simple arrangements of Roses & Orange Gerbera Daisies with Curly Willow Branch accents. These were moved after the ceremony to the fire place mantel for an added touch.

The centerpieces were sets of cylinder vases w/amber water in them topped with a floating candle nestled in a bed of rose petals. The other half of the tables were tall cylinders filled with curly willow branches adorned with hanging rose blooms, Green Cymbidium Orchid blooms & Crystal Garlands.

Cake was also AMAZING!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE working with Dan at Flower to Flour in Royal Oak. He made a gorgeous cake for Suzy and Greg. He decorated the cake with large vibrant Green Cymbidium Orchids, Fern Curls, Roses & Burgundy Gloriosa Lilies.

Again, I feel blessed I was able to share with another amazing couple their special day. Good Luck in everything you two do!!!

Huy-Linh & Rolaine Dang - June 19th 2010

I can honestly say I have never had this much fun designing an event with any other client in 7 years of weddings. This couple was amazing! Rolaine Ilanes and Huy-Linh Dang were married on June 19th 2010. Their reception was at the ever so amazing Lovett Hall, at the Henry Ford in Dearborn. We have a special history and bond with their staff so we really enjoy Lovett Hall or the museum, Eagle Tavern, The Pavilion, the Martha Mary Chapel and the Anderson Theatre.

The flowers were my favorite part (of course)! The bouquets consisted of Sahara Roses, Escimo Spray Roses, Fern Curls, White Sweet Pea, White Hydrangea, White Gardenia’s, White Peonies with an antique Gold Ribbon on the handles.

We built 7 foot trees from birch and curly willow for our bride who wanted an organic, whimsical forest "theme" to be carried through. Rolaine & Huy really enjoy the Upper Peninsula and traveling to other places and she wanted that feel carried through her event decor. We used an earthy smoky taupe floor length table cloth in a deep pleated satin for the guest tables. We adorned the trees with long stemmed white orchids, white delphinium and a warm ivory snapdragons. We intertwined asparagus fern garlands through the branches to look like moss climbing a tree in the forest.

Birch trees were special to them, so we used birch bark covered vases for half the floral arrangements and tree trunks for the other half of the floral centerpieces. We used a mixture of White Hydrangea, Creamy Escimo Roses, Sahara Roses, White Sweet Pea, White Gardenia’s, White Casablanca Lilies and White Peonies adorned with whimsical Maiden Hair Fern, Ming Fern, Tree Fern & Asparagus Fern.

Rolaine was so excited to see what I came up with in the end for our design that she couldn't wait and snuck into the ballroom for a sneak peak. As I was fine tuning some of the centerpieces with my staff, I heard Rolaine scream and shrill! She then promptly yelled across the ballroom, "Corri I love it!! It's amazing! I would so make out with you right now if I could!!". I gladly reciprocated and graciously accepted the compliment! Rolaine's humor, personality and spirit made everything more beautiful that day! She is an amazing person.

Rolaine & Huy had the most adorable favors made and placed on the guests place settings. Since they are literary professionals, they chose small yellow school notebooks with pencils inscribed with "Enjoy this DANG pencil" on them neatly tied with a twine ribbon to the notebook. Of course since the Groom's last name is Dang, that made this detail that much more humorous!

Rolaine had us build a "a book forest" for her cupcakes. There was a small two-tiered cake surrounded by 350 cupcakes on large stands. Again paying homage to literacy we placed some of the cupcakes on books and decorated everything with moss covered pebbles and stones. This was adorable!

I am so grateful I had the opportunity to design this event with Rolaine & Huy. It was very memorable. I wish many blessings to them in their future! I cannot wait to see the professional photos of this Blackberry just doesn't seem to capture all the magic! LOL!

Bill & Katherine Patzelt - April 10th 2010

Bill & Katherine Patzelt held their reception at the Iroquois Club in Bloomfield Hills. It is an intimate and beautiful setting. Their wedding flowers consisted of Purple & Lavender Sweet Pea, Green Hypericum, Deep Purple Lisianthus, Green Gladiolas, Salal, Green Cymbidium Orchids, Jade & Sterling Roses and Black Magic Miniature Calla Lilies.

Katherine designed her own centerpieces. We used simple sand-blasted manzanita branches nestled in the middle of the guest tables adorned with purple Dendrobium Orchids, Green Cymbidium Orchids, Jade Rose (green) Blooms and Sterling (lavender) Rose Blooms on half of her tables. On the other half of her tables, we used tall glass cylinder vases with curly willow branches. We again used Purple Dendrobium Orchids, Green Cymbidium Orchids, Jade Rose (green) Blooms and Sterling (lavender) Rose Blooms to decorate the branches.

Congratulations and thank you again Bill & Katherine for allowing us to be a part of your wedding day...