Monday, January 2, 2012

Hello, Goodbye

Oh, hello there.  It's me-the blogger who never actually manages to blog.  After a year of mediocre content, pathetic attempts to "regularly" post, a year of learning and some re-prioritizing, I've decided this is not only a quick hello, but also goodbye.  For a while anyway.  I'm putting this here little blog on hold.  I know, I know-whatever will you do without my fuzzy pictures and quarterly updates?  If you're super desperate (or you're a bride who happened to stumble on this), you can keep up with Twig & Vine's current events on Facebook. Otherwise, so long and thanks for coming along for the ride!

Thursday, July 14, 2011


 I know, I know...I should be posting pictures from the last two weddings.  But why not post this random little arrangement from April instead? Seems like the logical thing to do. 

 All of the ingredients are straight from my garden: muscari, tulips, vinca, lungwort (who names a flower lungwort, anyways?!) and some twigs (of course).

And then there is this little darling.  He's taken a keen interest in all things growing and loves to help "design" (translate-squish floral foam into itty-bitty pieces that the younger brother then tries to eat off the floor.)  Does it get any better?

Friday, June 10, 2011

Sneak Peak

Just a sneak peak of Corrina's bouquet, more pictures to come someday.  (Am I the only one who cues up Wells Fargo's, "Why not make your someday today?" every time I say someday??  I haven't decided if I love or hate those commercials. Probably depends on how much I've checked off my to do list on any given day...)  I decided if flowers had personalities hydrangeas would be hypochondriacs, constantly suffering from some perceived picky!   I've also decided I love tweedia....just a gorgeous little light blue delight.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Losing Score...

Curretn Score: 
Microsoft Windows-1  

And that my friends, is why you have not seen a new picture on here in a very long time.  Because my computer is ridiculous and keeps crashing everytime I try to load a picture.  And pictures have I!  Scads and oodles of shots from Matt and Melissa's wedding is what I.  But instead of gracing the pages of this blog, they sit, lonely and cold on my camera, just waiting to be admired.  (Because, of course, you will have nothing but love and admiration for them when they do make their debut.  And if you feel anything other than love and admiration for my precious little fancies, you will let me down gently).

Apparently there are a few helpcenters/geek squads/tech gurus and other such experts that can fix such problems.  The problem is, I don't even have time for them.  I just also happen to have a sweet little boy who has had 3, yes count them-3, ear infections in the last month.  So, the computer wins for now.  But watch out...someday soon I will even the score and present all of you with some lovely little photos. I just really can't define "soon" at this very moment.  So you'll just have to keep anxiously waiting.  To tide you over, I reccommend you head here  for some flower fancies and a good laugh or three.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Happily Ever After

Ten years ago today, I slipped into a simple empire waist gown and tucked wax flowers into my hair. I picked up my bouquet (White roses, altsromaria, bouvardia, and white limionium accented with lots of asparagus and tree fern created by good friend and employer, Charlene of Leppell's Flowers.) and I walked down the aisle into the arms of the man of my dreams.  He's still the man of my dreams. No wonder I believe in happily ever afters...I wake up to mine each morning.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Upper Class

I would like to argue that it is the attention to details that make a wedding truly memorable and beautiful.  And, as I've said before, I think materials should and can be repurposed in creative ways.  Icame across this classy wedding today, and I must say, it just a stellar specimen of what a wedding can be....

The craftsmanship alone in this beaut is something to admire.  Note the varied colors and textures.  The careful alignment of the cans.  I can't even imagine the engineering required (especially if the cans were being emptied while said arch was being constructed.) And the attention to detail? Unsurpassed!  Tell me you noticed the stunning paper wedding bell?!  A timeless look to be sure...the kind of wedding decor your children and grandchildren would be proud to replicate on their wedding day.  Anyone wanna guess where these two newlyweds honeymooned? I will just utter one more word of mockery and then leave these two alone....NASCAR. And now I'm off to see what other gems Google can dig up for "wedding arch with peonies."

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Wedding Inspiration

A few weeks ago, I met up with Chentelle to discuss some flower ideas for her fall wedding.  She has some amazing inspiration.  I might have drooled a little bit when she pulled out the picture of the birch centerpiece containers that she plans to use.  There might have also been a little more drool when she told me she was open to ALL flower suggestions.  And when she said she could best describe what she wanted as, "outdoorsy, rustic and simple," I was begging to be involved with her wedding! 
Chentelle has an awesome color pallete planned-steel blue and chocolate brown with accents in moss green and burnt orange (inspired by the fall foliage).  She loved hydrangeas and was open to all other flower suggestions...take a peek at the inspiration behind her flowers...