October 27, 2016
October 27, 2016
July 27, 2016
My beautiful and sweet friend Jordan Brittley has been working hard these last few months on rebranding her photography business! I am so excited for her and so admire her heart behind all that she does and the great ways she shows genuine care and love for her clients! As she has been in the process of this rebrand, she asked me to make a bouquet as a part of her launch! It was a joy to be a part of this exciting new project and create a bouquet just for HER. I hope you enjoy the photos and the Q&A between Jordan and myself. Oh and stop by her new site and give her some love…she’s got it going on over there!
Jordan: What were you listening to or doing while you created the bouquet?
Charity: I was listening to instrumental acoustic guitar music from Pandora. (One of my favorite musicians is Tommy Emmanuel.) It’s upbeat enough to not put me to sleep but peaceful enough to not make me feel rushed or anxious. Honestly, It is refreshment to my soul! I have found that music with lyrics can be distracting while I design so instrumental music is the perfect compliment to a creative, artistic environment. It draws me into my creative, happy-place zone and causes me to feel free and unhindered while I create, which was especially important for this bouquet, because the main request that Jordan gave me was for the bouquet to feel “wild and free”. In order to accomplish that goal, I had to feel and be in an environment that was unhindered and undistracted.
Jordan: What words would you use to describe the brand bouquet you created for me? What details of the bouquet would make you describe it that way?
Charity: The words I would use to describe your bouquet would be….wild. free. beautiful. unhindered. organic. joy-filled. cheerful. natural. I used quite a lot of foliage which created nice movement for your bouquet. The foliage also acts as a structure, or base, for the flowers. Then I incorporated classic blooms like peonies and stock which made the bouquet very feminine and beautiful. Then I added in flowers like ranunculus and scabiosa which have a lovely whimsical and freely flowing touch. I also used berries, fresh lavender and hanging amaranthus for additional organic texture, color, and unhindered movement. It’s honestly one of my favorite bouquets to date!!
Jordan: What’s your favorite style of floral design? What makes you love that style so much?
Charity: I really love the natural, organic floral design style. I love it because it’s always a little challenging to create bouquets this way. They are more difficult than the all-round structured bouquets, and I like a good challenge. I also enjoy designing natural/organic bouquets because I feel that there is more creative freedom and discretion that is given to me as the designer and where there is freedom then there is beauty. It’s rewarding!
April 25, 2016
For the events that we have the joy and honor of being a part of, we take great care and pride in each arrangement and flower. As meticulous designers, we make sure every blossom is just right — the balance and textures are blended perfectly — and that overall, your florals are outstanding.
March 29, 2016
Colorful. Whimsical. Eclectic. Funky.
Ever After Land Wedding Inspiration is a wonderful blend of all things bright, fun, and ever-so-fanciful. Thrilled to have been featured on Artfully Wed alongside the wonderful vendor team listed below.
Photography: Adam of Defined Image Photography // Planning, Rentals: Eventful Rental // Floral Design: He Loves Me Flowers // Venue: 425 Downtown // Baked Goods: The Urban Cup // Dress Designer: Hayley Paige // Bridal Store: Norman’s Bridal // Hair + Makeup: Tiffany Barnett, Salon Deco // Tuxedo: Karl’s Tuxedos
March 9, 2016
I am so excited to announce that my dear friend Jordan Brittley and I are hosting a workshop this spring for the ladies in Springfield, MO! This is going to be an inspiring, joy-filled, educational and encouraging time surrounded by fresh blooms, lovely people, donuts and OJ! Our hearts are to share some basic knowledge and practical skills about floral design and phone photography that you will be able to apply and use in your everyday life! I personally feel that every woman should have a basic understanding on how to put flowers together to create a lovely centerpiece, so I’m very excited to share a little bit of what I know with you at the event! Tickets go on sale THIS Friday! There are only 15 available so if you’d like to be the first to have access to the tickets click here.
Friday can’t come soon enough, but in the meantime, we have a teaser freebee that we’re giving away called “How to Make Your Very Own Floral Crown”. I’m giving away my secrets on how I create floral crowns and it will only be available for a limited time so get it while you can! I can’t wait to see you at the workshop!
May 12, 2015
From the Abby Mitchell Event Planning and Design Team “Our intention for this style shoot was to create a woodsy, colorful, and inviting atmosphere. We emphasized the rich deep green tones within our bold earthy color palette to make The Old Glass Place an intimate forest-y escape. To tie the look together we added lavish florals and hints of gold around the room.” As seen on The Perfect Palette.
Thrilled to have been featured alongside this amazing team of creative vendors!
Photography: Mandy Evans Photography
Event Planning/Design: Abby Mitchell Event Planning and Design
Floral Design: He Loves Me Flowers by Charity
Venue: The Old Glass Place
Dress: Ella Weiss Wedding Design
Suit: Men’s Warehouse
Hair + Makeup: 417 Blow Dry Bar
Rentals: Eventful Rental, Swept Away Rentals, Mix & Mingle Event Rentals
Cake: Style by the Slice
April 9, 2015
Welcome to some behind the scenes photos and insider information about He Loves Me Flowers and owner/lead designer, Charity Bennitt! I am overjoyed to have been interviewed and photographed by Jordan Brittley! She captured me in action as I was designing a bouquet as well as asked me some awesome questions about day-to-day tasks and schedules. See the full post here.
April 1, 2015
This free-spirited, romantic and garden wedding inspiration is sure to make you fall in love with delicate details, blush florals, soft light and sweet smiles. With a mix of sparkling silver sequin, classy black elements and luxurious floral topiaries, this project is one to remember! Honored to be a part of such a great team listed below! As seen on Style Me Pretty.
Photography: Jordan Brittley / Videographer: Selby Films / Event Planning & Styling: Abby Mitchell Event Planning and Design / Floral Designer: He Loves Me Flowers / Wedding Gown & Bridesmaid Dresses: Ella Weiss Wedding Design / Cake: Style by the Slice / Hair Stylist: National Avenue Hair Salon / Chair/Linen Rental: Ellee’s Rental Boutique / Location: Miss Gilmore’s Carriage House / Make-Up Artist: Makeup By Melissa Britt Located at W3 Salon / Musicians: Twenty Strings Ensemble / Paper Products: Abby Mitchell Event Planning and Design / Place Setting Rentals: Eventful Rental / Specialty Linen Overlays And Napkins: Abby Mitchell Events / Vintage Furniture Rentals: Mix & Mingle Event Rentals
March 20, 2015
Their joy and love for each other is comparative to the bright, yellow cheerful sunflowers! They are the cutest! Greg + Rachel’s summer wedding featured sunflowers, various multicolored wildflowers, and natural wheat. It was the perfect compliment to the beautiful Barn at Stone Valley Plantation.
March 10, 2015
We had the joy of collaborating with Jordan Brittley and Alli Pool on this lovely, warm and rich editorial project. From the cinnamon cider to winter berries and faux fur, this inspirational shoot is full of love, light and beauty. Featuring the mother of the bride, the cutest copper details and of course, custom florals containing peonies, ranunculi, O’Hare garden roses, fresh asparagus and blackberries. Yes, blackberries! As seen on Style Me Pretty.
Photography: Jordan Brittley / Planning: Alli Pool from Social Graces / Floral Design: He Loves Me Flowers / Cake: Dough a Dear Bakery / Invitation & Menu: Paperworld / Dress & Tux: Ella Weiss / Makeup Artist: Airbrush by Andy / Hair Design: Shannon Calvin
February 25, 2015
We had the joy of designing a few arrangements for Jordan Brittley and her husband’s gender reveal party! The mini pancakes are the couples family tradition and the cute details are over the top adorable! Turns out the baby is a boy! Congratulations Jordan + Isaac! As seen on Style Me Pretty Living. Photos by Jordan Brittley.
February 23, 2015
Tyler & Marlana’s wedding was full of lovely details including vintage vases, gold accents, fresh peaches, and handmade items. The bridal bouquet was a delightful mix of pink peonies, peach and coral ranunculus, white larkspur, and peach mini carnations. ♥
Matt & Tanya’s summer wedding at Big Cedar Lodge was the perfect combination of navy, coral, stripes and lace. The bridal bouquet was a bright and cheerful medley of pink peonies, coral roses, pink dahlias, coral ranunculus, mint succulents and navy thistle berries.
February 18, 2015
This lovely shoot is sure to inspire you to have a date night at home! Inspiring you to make time for what matters most and to enjoy the simplest of moments spending time with the ones you love. ♥ As seen on Style Me Pretty Living. Captured by Jordan Brittley, Staging by Stellar Staging & Design, Outfit Stylist by Larissa with DressPresh.
December 25, 2014
Story Line for our Holiday Brunch Editorial: “Elegant woman holds a gorgeously decorated and delicious fall brunch with fellow friends. After her guests depart, she is left with half eaten pieces of pumpkin bars, blackberry cake, and peach pie, along with cinnamon tea and half a pot of hot chocolate. You find her stretched out on her luxurious velvet chair, taking a moment of relaxation while she reminisces about the fun-filled moments that happened just hours ago. She has a whole uneaten leftover pie and delightfully delivers it to her friendly neighbor down the street. Youʼll see her espresso-colored pup escorting her down the sidewalk wearing a floral collar, attached with an oversized velvet bow and leash.”
As Seen On: Inspired By This
Many thanks to this spectacular team of talented artists who made this all come together so beautifully:
Photography: Heather Cherie / Event Design: Crystal Spriggs Brockwell / Bars, Cakes, Pies: Dough A Dear Bakery – Anna Berman / Floral Design: He Loves Me Flowers – Charity Bennitt / Makeup Artist: Marty Wynn, Mary Kay / Hair Stylist, Model: Karen Johnson – AVBS
October 31, 2014
Jenna’s white garden rose, dahlia, green berry and bupleurum bouquet was one to remember! The couple was married at a park in St. Louis under a large oak tree amongst a small, intimate gathering of family and friends. This lovely, relaxed, and stunning wedding was captured by Alec Vanderboom.
October 17, 2014
October 12, 2014
Aaron and Chelsea’s love was so natural and pure, along with their wedding style. The bride wanted bouquets that were permanent botanicals so we used a mix of dried eucalyptus, scabiosa pods, permanent ranunculus, wheat and permanent greens. Twine was incorporated throughout the bouquets and boutonnieres which added to the natural and organic flare. Photos by Josh Boston.
October 9, 2014
October 6, 2014
Jordan and Britnee’s romantic, garden-styled wedding consisted of elegant garden roses, white hydrangeas, pink roses, white roses, dusty miller, and queen anne’s lace. The celebration was held at Ms Gilmores Carriage House Weddings. Photos by Christian Gideon.
October 1, 2014
This vibrant, exotic wedding is very dear to my heart! It was my joy and honor to design the florals for my brother, Isaiah and his lovely wife Taty’s tropical destination wedding in Nicaragua, Central America. This was my first destination wedding and it was an absolute adventure and thrill! We custom shopped for their wedding flowers at the local market a few days before the wedding and I arranged the flowers in my hotel room. To say it was an adventure is an understatement. Congratulations to my handsome brother and his beautiful wife! Photos by Vida María Chávez.
September 22, 2014
Ryon & Christine’s spring wedding at Miss Gilmore’s Carriage House was the loveliest romantic celebration. The florals were a complimentary blend of blush peonies, white dahlias, Juliet garden roses, pink berries, pink astilbe, dusty miller and fresh green ivy. Photos by Christine Bonnivier. As in in 417 Bride.