Monday, June 27, 2011

Grad Parties Galore

Graduation season is upon us, and this past weekend we had the pleasure of being a part of a pretty great one. It was full of color and loads of fun! Friend of the Parsonage Laura Allis was the event coordinator who worked with our Lizzy and the mom of the graduate to create this fresh and festive look.

The crisp white of the tent was offset by TONS of blue paper lanterns and the linens contrasted beautifully with the hot pinks, oranges and greens in the florals. Certainly a far cry from the usual school color palette! Ribbons adorned the walls of the tent and Gerbera daisies were absolutely everywhere.

Take a close look at the orange flowers around the rye grass base... carnations! Nearly 70 around each arrangement. These aren't your grandma's carns! Can you believe how fantastic they look?!

Take a look at the highlights below.

How fun was that?!

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Event Planner Laura Allis Events / Florist The Parsonage (Liz)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

We Won, We Won, We Won!

Go team!

A few weeks back The Parsonage had the privilege of being part of an incredible inspiration shoot.

Do you know what an inspiration shoot is?

It's where a ton of local wedding aficionados get together and let the creative juices flow, to create one primo faux event! The photographers take the pictures they want to take, the florist (wink, wink) make the flowers they want to make, the bakers bake the goodies they want to bake... well you get the point. We submit them to various blogs and contests to spread the word and generate fresh ideas and inspiration for new brides. It's really the most fun a girl can have.

Well as it turns out we WON the Mitten Smitten 1st Annual Inspiration Shoot Challenge, and we are quite pleased with every one involved. It was extra close to our hearts because the beautiful bride in these photos is Liz's sister Allison. We like to give her spontaneous modeling gigs when she drops by Michigan for a visit. Take a look at these photos and at the sweet little video near the bottom. You won't be sorry.


Katespiration from forever cherished productions on Vimeo.

Thanks Mitten Smitten for the photo collages :)
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Location Rick Premier, Premier Quarter Horses Farm / Photography Kate Elliott Photography / Photography Tim Mattila Photography / Videography Forever Cherished Productions / Event Planner Laura Allis Events / Florist The Parsonage (Liz) / Papergoods and Design Renee Rodriquez Designs / Hair Stylist Emilee Amon, Hello Gorgeous Day Spa and Salon /Bracelet Wachler Estate Collection / Wedding and Engagement Rings Wachler and Sons Jewelry

Hey, we're workin here!

You'll have to pardon our dust (and broken links). Like our shop, our blog is getting a makeover in the next 12 hours or so.

Be prepared to be connected with the lovely ladies (and 2 gentlemen) of The Parsonage. We got it all: a Website, a Blog, Twitter and Facebook, bringing us closer to you than ever. Now it will be a sinch to get updates on our daily doings, pics of beautiful brides, and to answer any and every question you may have.

We'll kick off our new social networking launch with a post and some pics that will make your heart sing, so stay tuned!