Behind the Bouquet: Jordan Brittley Rebrand
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!
All images by Jordan Brittley. Brand Design by Creme Brands. Floral Design by He Loves Me Flowers.
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!
Meticulous Designers: Every Flower Cared For
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.
Photos by Love, The Nelsons taken at the Trouvaille Workshop hosted by Hey Gorgeous Events
We’re Hosting a Workshop: Oh For Fun!
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!
Winter Love Editorial
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
Gender Reveal Party for Jordan Brittley
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.
Tyler + Marlana
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. ♥
Photography: D Coleman Photography // Wedding Coordinating: Abby Mitchell Events // Venue: Blackberry Creek Retreat // Floral Design: He Loves Me Flowers
Holiday Brunch | Editorial
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
Joe + Katie
October 17, 2014
This wedding was beaming with cheerful yellows, white, and delicate touches of the couple’s sweet personality. Photos taken by Benfield Photography at the Round Barn.
Aaron + Chelsea
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.
Aaron + Kristen
October 9, 2014
This stunning vintage wedding features fall’s perfect color palette of rich plum dahlias, ranunculus, astilbe, and hypericum berries. The venue was CreedsTown. Photos by Abundant Life.