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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

2014! An amazing year at Lori Boe Floral Design!!

oh me oh my- world's worst blogger coming through!  My last post was from 2013- and here we are at the end of 2014!! So once again I will do a quick review for all of 2014- yowzers!

  I had the most amazing time designing this year.  Things stayed organized and fun, my assistants did amazing jobs and we just overall really rocked it!! Had the opportunity to work with old friends and new, met some amazing new vendors and decorated some wonderful new venues!  Although I'm always happy for the down time during winter- ((or shall I say my family is?!)) I do so love my job and love when it starts up again in the springtime. 

Ah yes- and finally achieved one of my floral wedding vendor goals! Won the Best Booth in the florist-decorator category for the Fall Bridal Expo with Central Coast Bride! I may have jumped, screamed, and told them no way- but it really was me!
So below are some of my super fun favorite bouquets, each has a fun story, beautiful bride, and a special place in my heart, but enough with the mumbo jumbo! just look at the pretty pictures!
looooved these succulent boxes that went to a rehearsal dinner at Summerwood Winery.

Can't get enough of these Garden roses!  This collection of mauves, ivory and pinks was just dashing.

Peach and cranberry/plum are SO STUNNING!

the above is my vintage ladder- available for rental, and one of my chalkboards also available to rent, and I am happy to write your messages as well!

fun textures, floppy flowing foliage, crystal compote vases- all went amazing at Denner Vineyard!

Bright Pastels- if that makes sense!

This was for one of my favorite gal's this year- Alma- you are the cutest little button!

As a fan of color--- these were spot on for one of my weddings at The Cliffs Resort

the ombre ribbon, the two tone dahlia, fuchsia garden roses. holy cow!

with each year I find 'myself' a little more in the designs that I create.  This year was my year of Astilbe and Olive Branches.  I had to have them in almost everything I made!! Wispy and whimsical meets sturdy and natural.  love.

Dahlias and Avalanche roses, I love the textures together and they are complimented perfectly in my rustic wooden boxes! boxes available for rent or purchase at my etsy shop.

one of my favorite 'backyard weddings' let me tell you- if I had a backyard like this one, well, I would need a few extra weddings booked to get me one!! It was so stunning, right outside slo in the Edna area.

my little cutie client Ashley, I didn't get to meet her until her wedding day!
Photos from Lover of Weddings

My garden urns, available for rent or purchase, and again my rustic boxes. great for altar and centerpieces!

POSSIBLY MY FAVORITE- It was May, (I was also a May bride 7 years ago) we were at Dana Powers Barn (I could live there if Judi would let me), and I made about 75 total feet of solid white floral table runners. Still so insanely in love with the fun details, mercury glass elements, and not to mention an absolutely stunning bride that is also one of the sweetest most down to earth ladies I got to work with! yippee!

I love me some pops of color! and a bridal shower for Jackie in my own backyard!

oh Summerwood Inn- how I have come to obsess about you! I think this venue will be one of the most desirable upcoming venues, beautiful- and amazing people!

Overall the best year yet! These images are just a tip of the ice burg that we tackled, and what a great time it was!  I for sure could not have done it with out my amazing, talented, wonderful, beautiful,
best in the whole world assistant, helper, friend, business question answerer, adventurer, and yep- she's my sister too!! Thank you so much Krista for all that you do for me.



Friday, March 1, 2013

Making up for Lost Time!

So 2012 was a wonderful (and BUSY!) year for me.  I had some amazing clients, got to work with new and amazing vendors and venues, but above all, had a beautiful and amazing little baby boy!!!
Beau Daniel Ralph, born on March 9th, 2012
He is almost 1?!?! what the heck happened to the past year?  Well, I will show you:
Below are a few of my bouquets from the 2012 wedding season.  I had about 1-3 weddings per weekend, and each one was special and unique and I have fond memories from each!

Left: Peony, dahlia, liziahtus roses, viburnum. 
Right: sunfulower, dahlia, lizianthus, calla lily, craspedia

The above are all such fun and textured garden style bouquets.  I like to include fun and unique accents and pops of texture throughout the bouquet or on the stems.  Things like thistle, succulents, burlap, or a personal charm can really make your bouquet one of a kind!

I am a little obsessed with the two I have above, these garden roses are to die for!  And the frangrance as I arrange them.... woooo weeee!

Can't forget about those boys!  Here are a few of my favorite boutonnieres I was lucky enough to create.  I'll let you guess which one was my husbands favorite :)

As the year went along and moved closer to fall, more of these rich fall tones were evident.  I LOVE the combos on both these bouquets!!
The above was my all-time favorite for the 2012 year.  her name is Tamar and she was a wonderful client and let me have fun with her bouquet deisgn.  Tons of texture, unique accents and cool tones really set the mood for her garden setting wedding.  Blue Thistle, Silver Brunia, and Green Dianthus really gave the soft roses and dahlia a contrast of texture.  I could stare at it for days!  We wrapped the stems in a vintage lace dress remnant for the perfect compliment to her outstanding gown!
I want to say a quick thank you to all of my clients that I had this past year.  I really am blessed to have the job that I have and especially that the brides that come to me are open to my design ideas and are so sweet to colaborate with me and work together to make their visions a reality.  I am also so thankful to the awesome vendors I get the pleasure to work with, and each one of you has helped me so much along this journey and as my business grows I learn so much from all of you and hopefully each year I can be of better service than the last.
here's to a wonderful 2013 season as well, lets hope it is better than ever!