Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Petal and Forrest: Guardians of Good Taste

What do you get when you take four talented ladies, a passion for event design, and gorgeous flowers? You get Petal and Forrest! I've spent the morning drooling over their beautiful flower designs are and I had to share! A big thank you to Dawn Hall for taking the time to answer these questions and share these fabulous photos with us!

What is your current favorite wedding trend?
Mixing organic elements with traditional elegant elements. For example, one couple has a long family history with the grain & farming business. So we designed an "Agri-Chic" wedding. Pairing wheat stalks with rich satin fabrics in copper & gold shades. Another example included in pictures from Magdalena & Martin's wedding--pairing moss & grape vine with elegant vintage glass & romantic blooms. Love the contrast! We also love all of the great details that are returning. From vintage lace, to pearls, to crystals. We love it! You only get to be Cinderella once and you need a little bling!

What unique services do you offer?
We truly try to capture the vision of our brides' big day. We spend time talking with each bride about their personal style & taste. How they want the day to feel and look. We then design a wedding and/or reception that will hopefully capture that. We are more than just flowers--our quotes often include linens, lighting, music, & additional decor---we sometimes even help choose the tux and bridal attendant dress colors. We work with and suggest other vendors that will help pull the entire day together.

What other Michigan vendors do you love working with?
A Piece 0' Cake, Jessica Cornman Photography, Kate Elliott Photography, Paisley Quill, The University Club, The Lansing Country Club, Eagle Eye Golf & Banquet Center, The English Inn

Can you share some great decor cost-cutting tips for those couple's that might not have a large budget?
Choose the same color/variety of flower and repeat thru-out the ceremony & reception. Buying in bulk saves money. Or, create one or two dramatic focal points. You can then play down the other areas. Finally, choose a reception site that includes linens & chair covers in their packages.

What is your favorite part about living in Michigan?
I love the change in seasons!

{Photos by Kate Elliot Photography}

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