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A couple of weeks ago, I posted ideas for boutonniere options to coordinate with a cobalt blue dress. Imagine my surprise to discover hundreds of hits for “boutonniere with blue dress”.

So I would imagine that people are looking for creative ideas for boutonnieres. I put together two Style Boards from our Style Stations…one for boutonnieres that would go well with green dresses and one for boutonnieres that would go well with pink dresses.

Later this week, I will post some Style Boards for bridesmaid bouquet ideas to go with a variety fo different color dresses.

It’s All In The Details

A big bulk of my job is looking at images of social and corporate events, as well as weddings. Thousands and thousands of images.

Here are some of my favorite details from the images I’ve been viewing (as a reminder, you can see all of images at The Style Laboratory in the Gaviidae Common II):

This dramatic lighting was created by Instant Request, emulating a winter evening at that exact moment that the sun is setting and the moon is starting to show. Photo by Kelly Brown Weddings.

Wedding planning might not be so lively if not for Mother of the Bride (also known as the mother of the Twin Cities wedding planning industry). One of the many areas they excell in is executing outdoor weddings. This gorgeous wedding with Apres Party & Tent Rental and Wisteria Design Studio is just one fine example of the hundreds of weddings they have designed, planned and executed. Photo by Olive Juice Studios.

Linen Effects for Bride & Bloom Magazine
Linen Effects not only provides the largest selection of linens in the Twin Cities, they supply a very talented team to help put together stunning decor. Photo by Olive Juice Studios.

Maybe its because I flew to New York City to help the bride select her wedding gown and then made a second trip to help her search for lace that would be wrapped around her bouquet and vases to be used on the guest tables, but this is one of my favorite bridal bouquets of all time. The elegance and texture makes this bridal bouquet by Summer Harsh Botanical Artistry one of my all time favorites. Photo by Studio 306.

Manzanita branches convey drama without being showy. Pazzobello added some dendrobium orchid blossoms and crystals to soften the look. Photo by A Picture Wedding.

This photo caught my eye as it reminded me of a movie end as the couple drift off into the sunset to live happily ever after. Such a clean, simple photo with a high impact punch by Staja Studios.

The trend to let the bridesmaids pick the style they feel best in, while staying in the same color theme is a relief. Women come in all shapes and sizes and feeling good on a loved ones’ wedding day is even greater reason to celebrate. These pink bridesmaid dresses from Bridal Accents Couture is complemented by different hair styles by Danielle Goulet Peterson. Photo by Studio 306.

Monique Lhuillier offers a selection of wedding gowns and ready-to-wear that is timeless, yet modern. Photo by A Picture Wedding.

I’ve been known to refer to Flora Studio as the technically perfect florist. Combine that with their creativity and its a deadly (or rather lively) combination. Photo by Photogen, Inc.

Bungalow 6 Design is a master of taking every day items and making them into showstopping pieces through his use of color, lighting and texture. Stunning. Photo by Coppersmith Photography.

This wedding cake from Country Cake Cupboard makes me smile. It’s sweet with a nod to vintage. Photo by Kelly Brown Weddings.

Sadie’s Couture Floral & Event Styling shows that simple can still have high impact. The decor for a corporate event at W Minneapolis – The Foshay shows clean lines and dramatic color. Photo by Noah Wolf Photography.

Cobalt Blue Dress plus What Boutonniere?

As I was demoing the Style Stations, I was asked what boutonniere would work with a cobalt blue prom dress.

This one, from Sadie’s Couture Floral & Event Styling, caught her eye as the blue in the feather would be a subtle tribute to the color of her dress.

It was fun being able to help someone with just one random detail for a not-so-common boutonniere idea.

Photo Credit Kelly Brown Weddings

Introducing Sadie’s New Look

Just as The Style Laboratory was introducing its new concept, I met with Sadie of Sadie’s Fine Floral Design. She had been agonzing over her company’s branding and design of a logo. In a couple of short years, she has successfully built a floral design company and starting to add some great new services.

This process can be confusing because everyone and their brother wants to interject their two cents. I told her she needed to go with what SHE was comfortable with and what encompassed HER style and personality.

One thing I use as a rule of thumb is making your logo distinct enough that if it was written in Japanese or Russian you would still know whose brand it is. I think she did just that. What do you think?

Sadie’s new logo is a great representation of where she is currently at and where she wants to go. She has changed from Sadie’s Fine Floral Design to Sadie’s Couture Floral & Event Styling. It’s fresh, it’s modern and yet distinct.And now that her logo is done, she is in the process of working on her website and other marketing materials to coordinate with her overall new brand.