Grand Island Mansion Bridal Fair

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Mixed bouquet of spring flowers. Mix of assorted paper whites, narcissus, orchids, tulips, and spray roses make for an oober yummy smell and total spring look! Bouncy with lots of movement with an antiqued lace wrap!

Hi Guys!

First off, we just wanted to say thanks again to everyone who came out to the Mansion for the bridal fair last Sunday! We had such a blast meeting all of the new faces.

Here are some of the little snapshots I got with my camera last week. I know you guys like some of the behind the scenes stuff… with that said, ENJOY!

For all of the newly engaged that we met or did not yet meet, we hope to get to work with you and can’t wait to get our spring swing on:)

xo

Chels

Fireplace mantel provided by The Red Door in old town Elk Grove, find more information here:

http://www.thereddoorelkgrove.com/

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For some reason, I have been falling for BIG BUNCHES of GREENS!! LOVE it.
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Mama…working her magic! …Starbucks in tow (duh).
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This stuff was amazing!
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RESPECT THE VINE! 🙂
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Late nights at the flower shop…blasting jams and getting artsy…

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Spider plants are so neat! We found this one at the Sacramento market hanging from the rafters with tons of others…it was so gorgeous, great idea for an event.

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The most fab colored orchids in San Francisco! They look like they were hand painted in water colors.
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Our rental flower girl…ready to hold some flowers!
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Prepped containers! Ready to be designed in…
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Starbucks messages!
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Love this shot of the bouquet and inspiration board.
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Bouncy sword fern and gorgeous midori ribbons!

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The mansion’s lovely tent, waiting for the show to start.

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Our charming little nook:)

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Day of event specials…get ’em while their fresh!
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Love us some air plants!

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Daniel modeling our floral stylings!

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Paper flowers are such a hit right now!

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Mom, chit chatting with head chef Sam and employee Daniel (some of our favorite mansion staff)!
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Talking weird and wild plants with Mr. Adventure…Daniel.

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Marsh shoot with Colleen Riley and Brianna Olenslager

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It was probably the week before Christmas when I got her message. My lovely model friend, Brianna Olenslager, contacted me about a short notice photo-shoot. The only catch about this shoot… it was going to be the day after Christmas! The wonderful Colleen Riley (our photographer behind the shoot) supplied the gorgeous Ralph Lauren dress, sheer with crystal accents and a super vintage feel.

Knowing that this dress was such a romantic look, on a slightly dreary day, shooting in the marsh, we instantly started thinking up bouquet designs. There were three looks for the flowers, the first one was all fresh flowers, garden roses, cumquats, and tiny orchids. The second bouquet we used was a paper flower and antique broach look. The third and final bouquet, was my personal favorite…we mixed cotton and succulents together for a very twiggy look with a matching head piece!

All in all, the day was so much fun! It was absolutely freezing and Brianna was such a trooper (still working the camera). I can’t wait to share Colleen’s photos with you when they are ready, but until then…here are some of my snapshots from our little play day.

xoxo

chels

For more information on Colleen’s work follow the link below

http://colleenrileyphotography.com/

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