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Hello Flower Fans!

This weekend was a major success in my book!  We had a few weddings and meetings with new brides, and were able to time everything out so we could enjoy some time away from the studio (not that we ever want to leave : )

On Saturday night we went to Art for Art’s Sake, a citywide event getting people out to the galleries and shops in the Warehouse District, along Magazine Street and the French Quarter.

I was only able to get to the lower part of Magazine Street this year, because it took up my whole evening!  Among the favorites were A.K.A. Stella Gray, Spruce, VernonCaravan and the rest of Agora Galleries.  Here are a few snapshots from AFAS if you would like to see..

Living Walls at Spruce NOLA. #wistlisted

One vignette at Caravan. LOVE the camel, the dalmation, and the color combo on the sofa!

How cool is this portrait at Agora Galleries? (Sorry for the fez that got in the shot, I didn’t want to move him)  What about that calligraphy!

Loving these bright wall panels, also at Agora Galleries. If only I had the wall space in my home to justify a purchase!

The next day I must’ve been hit by the treasure-hunting bug because I headed over to the Jefferson Flea with a friend.  I didn’t get lucky this round, but my friend got two matching coffee tables for $40!!!  Did I mention that they were inlayed with leather?  You must head over, and let me know so I can come with!

What did you do this weekend, did I see you at Art for Art’s Sake??

–Team KSW

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Good Morning!

We just couldn’t wait to share yesterday’s wedding with you:

 

 

The beautiful outdoor ceremony took place at the Tree of Life in Audubon Park.  We constructed dozens of paper lanterns (thank you Chris!) so that they would ‘spill’ out of the tree, meeting hundreds of ivory rose petals  at the roots of the tree.  Burlap aisle runner decorated with rose petals matched the outdoor setting perfectly.

Along the aisle we set up shepherd’s hooks with ball jars filled with wildflowers.  The limbs of the Tree of Life were strung with more paper lanterns and the natural Spanish Moss that fills the tree year round.

The reception was held at Rosy’s Jazz Hall– a perfectly intimate space with enough room for a stage and dance floor.  On the tables at Rosy’s we topped the tables with ball jars filled with dahlia’s in autumn’s shades, and votive candles in a light blue glass container.

Our bride’s bouquet was filled with roses, tulips and a selection of wildflower.  We wanted this outdoor wedding to reflect the couple’s great energy.  We think this one was a wedding for the books! You can check out more photos of this wedding on our Facebook page.

— Team KSW

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Hello friends!  Just so you know, since our studio is closed on Mondays, we are one day behind you and today is our Monday.  We’re just getting back from a whirlwind weekend of flowers and photoshoots with new friends.

We had two totally different looks for our weddings; one whimsical at the Rice Mill Lofts and the other inspired by the change of season at Southern Oaks Plantation.

Check out the bouquets below and tell us who is who :)

Then, on Sunday morning we headed over to Mrs. Vintage for a VooDoo photoshoot!  San Francisco photographer Jennifer Michelson of A Girl and A Camera shot our bride, P.S. Creative made some fabby menus and invitations, Mrs. Vintage offered the gorgeous furniture and backdrop and we of course provided the flowers!

Here’s a sneak peak from the shoot

Doesn’t that make the rainy day totally worth it?!  We can’t wait to see the rest of the photos!

Hope the rest of you had an excellent weekend.  Will we see you tomorrow at the NOLA Wedding Guide Bridal Extravaganza?!  We’ll be there!

— Team KSW

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We’re going to do a new weekly series inspired by fashion week.  Do you remember that scene of The Devil Wears Prada when Miranda Priestly chides Andie for scoffing at fashion, and she talks about the trickle down effect that fashion’s color choices have on the clothing that even the most unaffected shopper is influenced to purchase?

Well- same goes with flowers.  Our color palate is influenced by what we see and what is en vogue. Instead of waiting for the trickle down we’re going to steamline things with our Fashion to Flowers series.

Our first fashionista captured in Milan isn’t exactly a girly girl, but she likes pretty things.  This ranunculus is sitting  with two or three of his buddies on her nightstand, first thing she sees when she reaches for her iPhone in the morning.

First image via The Cut // Second image via Little Flower School

–Team KSW

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We turned our flowers from Joste into a bridesmaid’s bouquet for our magazine shoot today!  Sorry for the lower quality photos today but as soon as we get the ones that will be used for the magazine we’ll be sure to share with you!

What do you think??? And which color ribbon do you think is the best choice?

— Team KSW

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Good morning friends!  Waking up today was like Christmas morning.  After fluttering my eyes open and stretching my arms out wide, I reached for the laptop and went to my email.  The Mayesh Design Starr Top Five Finalists have been announced…and I’m in!!

YIPEE!!!!!!!

This is such a huge deal, its scary to put yourself out there like this, but I knew the risk is worth the reward.  I’m so excited to be in the top five and have a real shot at becoming the Mayesh Design Starr 2013!  The interview with Cindie went great last week, and ever since the brainstorming hasn’t stopped.  There is so much to talk about with you and I’m excited to start the conversation!

But first….

I need your vote!  The Design Starr is selected by voters, so please oh please support me! Here’s the link http://goo.gl/Q1DM9, select my name and submit your vote!

I’m Kim Starr Wise and I approve this message.