In my spare time I decorate for weddings, showers, birthday parties, basically any social gathering you need decorated!

My full time job is as an accountant, decorating and photography are just a part-time / on the side hobby that I love doing.
You can contact me about decorating your event @

My goal this year is to remember to take pictures of the events that I decorate. All too often I get so involved in the "decorating" that I completely forget to get my camera out to document my efforts, I can name too many weddings/showers which I have NO pictures to prove I was there. First wedding of the pictures. I guess my goal for this year will have to be a work in progress.


Reception: Erin & Tony's Wedding Reception

The bride and the groom....they were married in Florida and had their reception after they returned from their honeymoon.

The bride loves Gerbera Daisies so that was the primary flower.

The bride and her maids.

The head table fully decorated. Her bridesmaid's wore yellow dresses as you can see above and the bride asked that the reception be full of color - dark pink, orange, lime green and yellow. The backdrop was a wall of lights covered with yellow organza draped with dark pink satin. The table was draped in yellow organza and lined with buckets of flowers, white candles, and lots of shells.

The theme of the reception was the "Beach" since they were married on a beach. So I used a lot of sea shells, starfish & sand dollars and of course how can you do a beach theme without sand.
I saw these cute boxes filled with sand and candles on an online site but they were 1) extremely pricey and 2) the wrong size for a round table. So I made a quick trip to Home Depot and with the help of Dad, we built my version of the sand box.

....very,very happy with the way these turned out - tabletop sand boxes filled with sand, candles and shells! Can't wait to use them again.

I wanted to do a bucket of flowers but couldn't find silver metal buckets that I liked. I did however find red ones, unfortunately red wasn't one of the wedding colors. So I had to spray paint them. Love the Hammered Metal paint from Rust-Oleum.

.....and this is what they turned out like.

The three table designs:

The wedding cake, isn't it adorable!

Thanks for allowing me to decorate your reception!
Hope you have a wonderful life together.


Wedding Flowers: Green & Brown

A bride-to-be called me a few weeks ago and asked if I'd make her silk flower arrangements for her wedding party. I did bouquets for the bride, 3 bridesmaids, 1 junior bride, 1 flower girl, 6 corsages and 14 button holes. Her only request was the use of green orchids offset with brown. The bridesmaids are wearing mocha and the men will be in chocolate brown tuxes.
I'd met the bride at the Bridal Show 2008 in Marion when we decorated the booth in
GREEN and BROWN! She liked it so much she decided to use the same color scheme for her wedding.

The bride's flowers......The bride and junior bride.....
The bridesmaid's......(love these colors together)
The flower girl......(she doesn't get to throw petals)
Top left - mother of bride corsage........Top right - groom's button hole......Bottom left - grandmother's corsage......Bottom right - wedding helper corsage
All the bouquets.......


Wedding: Brandy & Louie

Brandy & Louie were married in McCleansboro and their reception was at the Rend Lake Golf Course. They specified decorating with purple (the bride requested purple tulips), which was the color of the bridesmaids dresses but let me fill in the rest on my own! I decided to use lime green to offset the dark purple and used fresh flowers in varying shades of purple and green.
I personally loved the way everything came together (so did the bride & groom!).
The church alter...
Brides flowers.....(the bride carried all shades of purple with just a little bit of green - the bridesmaids carried mainly green with just a little purple - their dresses were a really dark shade of eggplant)

The BEAUTIFUL bride...
The bridesmaids flowers...
Pew markers, the church has the comfy, thickly padded chairs. So each 'pew' end had white organza draped and puddle on the floor with black satin ribbon tying the fresh floral pieces on.
The reception favorite part was the purple orchids in 16-inch vases - LOVED them!

I incorporated more of the green into the reception hall. We were under the impression that the tables would be rounds and found out that there wasn't enough room for them when we arrived to decorate, we had to make rows of pushed together banquets to have enough seating for everyone.
My 'design' had to change at the drop of a hat in order to get everything done in time - which of course I did. The tables had runners of the lime green satin along with alternating tall purple orchid vases, floating candles in 3 sizes groupings, fresh floral arrangements and small floating candles along with white, green and light purple votive candles scattered along the tables. Of course when all the candles were lit it made a huge impact. Unfortunately I was cleaning up the church when everything was lit so I wasn't able to get a picture.
You'll just have to trust me that is was GORGEOUS!

The curtain behind the head table was basically a curtain of lights!

The cake table...

Thank you Brandy and Louie for allowing me to decorate your wedding day!
Congratulations on the marriage!


Wedding: Kara & Alton

The bride requested red roses and white lilies, her colors were red and black.
Candelabra at the church. Backdrop was black satin drapped between white columns.

The brides flowers

Arrangement atop the floor candelabra at the reception.

The Head Table
Floating candle centerpiece
Place cards for the head table
Tabletop candelabra with floral topper.

All picture credit - PF Photography

Reception: Lindsey & Ben

The happy couple

Lindsey & Ben love ORANGE so that's the color of their reception (and kitchen if you haven't been to their home). The flowers were shades of orange and hot pink. Since they were married on a beach, I tried to incorporate that into the reception with sand & shells.

The reception hall wouldn't allow me to put sand on the tables unless it was in a container. So I used burlap to make a 'sand mound' without the sand.

To go with the beach theme, the guests were given Salt Water Taffy in shades of orange.

The programs were done with pictures from the wedding on the beach in Destin, Florida

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