10 years ago when I first walked into the New Haven Lawn Club I’ve always wanted to design creations that you would have seen in the 1930′s when this building was built. Something that would compliment the art deco design, the crystal chandeliers, the mirrored mantle…..creations that would transform you back to the 30′s! Well, after a long wait, I finally met my kindred spirit, “Lady T ” as we shall call her, and she was able to make my dream come true…and she didn’t even know it!
When we first met she was explaining to me…a florist…that she did NOT want any flowers of any kind…nothing that even resembled a flower. She was amazed that I didn’t run away and that I stood there in anticipation in hopes that she was my 1930′s gal and that I wasn’t dreaming. Needless to say, I was thrilled with all of her ideas and couldn’t wait to enhance them with my visions. This was truly a marriage made in heaven….just so you know I am talking about Lady T and myself! LOL
I had sympathized with her because she had spoken to other florists and they didn’t “get” it…even her own groom was having trouble envisioning…but when the big day arrived, they ALL got it!!! Here are a few words from Lady T after her wedding:
OMG–I swear–our minds are somehow connected and you knew I was just thinking, “I really have to contact Candi to tell her how ABSOLUTELY AMAZING she is and what an ABSOLUTELY AMAZING, INCREDIBLE, INSANE job she did with my wedding!!!!!!!!!” Holy crap, Candi–it was GORGEOUS!!!!! I cried when I saw the ballroom for the first time–my husband thought I was a nut-job but being that he had NO idea what decor you and I were planning, he could NOT believe how incredible the Lawn Club looked. He said he had never seen it look so amazing and he was SOOO impressed and pleased with our “Old Hollywood” ideas. We both couldn’t have been happier and seriously–even a month later–I still get people (people who weren’t even at the freakin wedding!) coming up to me, complimenting on how creative, ingenious and amazing everything was. For most people–it was the first wedding they had ever been to with “no flowers” and THEY LOVED IT! I totally miss seeing how wonderful the Lawn Club was that night and NONE of this would’ve been possible without you, Candi.
And……this is the review she left on Wedding Wire:
I honestly cannot even begin to explain the AMAZING experience I had with Candi’s Floral Creations. The minute I met Candi, I knew we would have this incredible connection and I felt immediately comfortable with how insanely beautiful she was going to make my wedding look and feel. Candi is so unbelievably talented and seriously, no idea (even as crazy as it may seem), is “too outside the box” for Candi! She knew EXACTLY what I was looking for and her ideas were exceptional. If you are looking for someone who is an extremely dedicated worker, who will do just about anything to make your wedding “your dream day,” then Candi is the girl for you. She worked sooooo hard to achieve “my vision” and no matter how crazy I sounded, she would reassure me that we were always on the same page and she knew exactly what I was looking for. I will always remember my wedding day—the moment when I saw my gorgeous bouquet for the first time and my unique bridesmaids’ clutches–I got so excited!!! When my husband and I walked into the ballroom to see “Candi’s Creation….” I immediately started to cry because it was even more beautiful than I could ever even imagine. My husband thought that I was nuts but he too was just floored by what she did and was in awe at what he saw. My vision came true and it was all because of Candi. I honestly do not know how she does it–she is truly an artist and one of the most talented people I have ever met. The decor and everything else Candi was responsible for was seriously my favorite thing about my wedding. Our guests were insanely impressed and to this day (even 2 months later) STILL talk about how incredible the decor was. I am very blessed to have met her when I did and for making the decision to hire her. It was the best thing I did for my wedding.
Enough of the mushiness…let’s get down to business and see the AMAZING images taken by the talented Misty of Misty Enright Photography! I have worked with her numerous times and she is the best out there!!!
The Place Card Table
A thousand Thank You’s for entrusting me to realize your vision.
I had an amazing time planning with you and will totally miss the 3 page emails you sent me!
I am so happy that Heather and Steven’s wedding at New Haven Lawn Club was featured so that more people can see it…..It was the quintessential Sweet Rustic Spring wedding! It had all the makings…yellow, green and white, mason jars, burlap, twine, garden-style bouquets, antique wooden crates(that I have had for years!), tree stumps cake stands,(thanks to Hurricane Irene we had plenty of trees available to make these little buggers!) etc etc
Heather and Stephen were so involved with the planning, I loved it! The more detailed they got…the more creative I got! I think there must have been 10 VERY long emails going back and forth one night……we were SO on the same page…it was RIDIC! So much so, that after the wedding Heather’s sister emailed me to let me know how much I nailed their personality and she couldn’t believe how perfect everything was! That was it!!!! The reason I do this!!!
You can see the full feature and read all about this special couple and their wedding right here on Bliss Celebrations, but let me give you a sneak peek……
One of my favorite themes to design…Rustic Elegance during my favorite time of year…Fall! There are so many natural elements to choose from and I love bringing “the outdoors in” by using leaves, pumpkins, birch, branches, etc etc And it all paired so nicely with the elegance of New Haven Lawn Club!!!
To top it off Diana( and Justin!) were so fun to plan with….she trusted me to take her vision and run with it and I did! Even scouring the entire state for mini white pumpkins well after their season…and found them! Also got to use my awesome dremel and wood burner kits for some great detail and personalization!
I was crying when I received their thank you card……..Love them!
This wedding was so fab that it got featured in a prestigious wedding blog, Rustic Chic Weddings!!! Click the link to see the feature. We were all very excited to find this out as this wedding was made for that site!!!
It couldn’t have happened without the gal behind the lens….Sarah from Afterglow Photos….she knows how to work that camera!!!
Here are some of my favorite images of the day……
Ahhhh! I just adore vintage anything…especially vintage themed weddings! I met Jamie, Sam and their families at the New Haven Lawn Club tasting the year prior. Being a preferred florist of the NHLC I get to design centerpieces for all guests table and decorate the entire club for the tastings.
I remember meeting Jamie so clearly because she was so happy to see her centerpiece and had loved what I created , but there were a few problems…she said that it needed MORE roses and MORE bling! I thought “Uh, a girl after my own vision! We’re going to get along just fine and have a ton of fun planning every detail!”.
The NHLC is the perfect venue and backdrop for a vintage wedding…with the building having been built in the early 30′s and those chandeliers….dripping with crystals!!!!
Jamie and Sam had an underlying theme of “an evening in the park” and all the tables were named after local parks.
My team was very instrumental in designing Jamie and Sam’s floral creations…I have the best team EVER!
Jamie was very happy with the results and my team as well, as you will see below:
“Candi, my flowers were unreal…I am still getting compliments from everyone. Thank you and your wonderful team. I loved the bling and vintage touches.”
I was so pleased when I found out that they hired Cheryl of Cronin Photography to capture their special moments because she is not only so great to work with, but her work is beautiful. Enjoy these samplings and be sure to visit my website very soon for the full feature!
This is one of my favorite weddings, so simple but so elegant! Just like Margy! Most of the planning and creating was done via email, skype and phone, since M and M were in Iraq for most of the months leading up to the wedding.
Enjoy and remember to click on photos for a larger view…..
As the preferred florist for New Haven Lawn Club, I was honored to be invited by Christine and John to take part in their tasting day for 14 of their more recent couples. It was a great day spent with all the couples, their families, and other great featured vendors.
Every table was designed according to each couple’s style and color theme. It was a challenge to design 14 different table centerpieces that were all so different. The lighting really made the centerpieces come alive!
This is just a teaser! I really want to wait for the professional pics that were taken by the amazing Aurora Photography! Thank you Aurora, Cate, and Morgen! What a bunch of down to earth, great gals!
I LOVES THEM!
Aurora posted some teaser shots for me that you can view on her facebook gallery.
Remember to click on pics below for a larger view.