Friday, July 4, 2014

Good Ol' Country Wedding

I was so thankful and excited to be a part of Katelynn and Jake's wedding day on June 28th! It started with a drive up to my college town in Greeley, then down to Longmont to a very cute reception barn called D-Barn. Everything turned out great; and I got to stop at my favorite Mexican food restaurant, Palominos, to pick up some blue corn enchiladas.... OMG - it's so good.

Katelynn also sent me this great email:

"Thank you so much for all of the beautiful flowers!!! I loved the bouquets and the centerpieces!! They were all just amazing! Thanks for being professional, timely, and a pleasure to work with! I will most definitely recommend you and your company! "

 Such awesome feedback! Live your Passion!

Here are some photos I took:
Billy Ball Bouts

Bridesmaid's Bouquets: lisanthus, roses, iris, buplurum, ranunculus, 
rice flower, spray roses, and scabiosa blooms

Table Centerpieces - sunflowers, chamomile, buplurum, aster crowns,
lavender, delphinium, and solidago

Monday, June 30, 2014

I was a Model! For myself...

Every business owner needs head shots, so that's what I went to Tega Photography to do! We went down to the Santa Fe Arts District and found some really cool spots. She did an amazing job and I had a ton of fun getting to know her!

Let me know what you think!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Martha Helped Me Create Bridal Bouquet Art

I didn't think about what I was going to do with my bridal bouquet until a few days after the wedding. I knew I didn't want to hang and dry it, and I didn't want it preserved. I thought, "a picture is good enough." Until my awesome photographer/friend sent me a link on Pinterest to Martha Stewart Weddings. Good ol' Martha, had taken apart a bouquet, dried the flowers and put them in picture frames. (See photo below.) I loved the idea to create art out of my bouquet! Here is the process that I did and how I arranged my bouquet into an artsy display for my wall!

Martha Stewart Weddings

 First, I started out by picking the best looking/freshest flowers from my bouquet. I clipped them and placed them between two pieces of paper towel. I placed them on a table underneath several of my husband's calculus textbooks and our heavy board games. I let them flatten and dry for two weeks.

Next, I found three matching photo frames at the Goodwill, ($3 each! Score!). I picked a color of construction paper that still complimented my wedding colors and bouquet, (blue), and cut it to fit into the photo frame.

Then I arranged the blooms and petals to what I feel looked the best together.

After I liked how I placed everything, I attached the petals and blooms to the construction paper with glue.

Then, I took the piece of glass from the frame and placed it over the "art" and flipped it over back into the frame.

Finally, I found some wall space in our bedroom and hung them up as a trip-tic piece! I think I love it!

This was quick, (well after the two weeks of drying and pressing the flowers), and very easy. I think anyone can complete this project and showcase their bouquet in a new modern way! Thanks Martha!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Mader/Hess Rehearsal Lunch

Yes - a Rehearsal Lunch, not a dinner. Deal with it! haha

Where: The Barrel Room at The Denver Beer Company
Food: Pizza & Salad by Basic Kneads Food Truck
Beer: The Denver Beer Company
Flowers & Design: MJM Designs, LLC (me, duh!)
Dessert Bar: The Bundt Shoppe (bundts), Whole Foods (french macaroons), Duffey Rolls (cinnamon rolls), and Madlyne Kelly (whoopie pies & cake pops-not pictured)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

My Wedding Week!

Sorry for my absence the past few months - I have been working on my own wedding! I have about 5 days until the wedding and of course I am doing all the planning and designing my own flowers! Today, Tuesday, I picked up my order of flowers from the wholesaler. Then I had to de-leaf all the stems and put into water. Thank goodness I had the help of my sister! Now my basement is full of gorgeous flowers and my house smells amazing!

Our rehearsal lunch, (yeah, not dinner - I'm trying to be different ;) ), will be fairly "manly." We are holding it at The Denver Beer Company's private event space, The Barrel Room. I am going to be using local brewery growlers for my flower vases, and the "flowers" will be wheats/grasses. There will be an awesome dessert bar and succulents in metal containers to round everything out.

Then our wedding flowers will be white and lime - our main colors being navy and aqua.

Here are some of the flowers I will be using:

Hellebores & parrot tulips

Ranunculus & roses

I can't wait to share the actual arrangements with you! Stay tuned!

Friday, January 24, 2014

I'm a Member of Couture Colorado Blog!

I'm so excited to be a part of Couture Colorado! This blog is amazing, as well as the gals that work for it! This is just another step up for MJM Designs, LLC!


Saturday, January 11, 2014

Happy Belated New Year!

I've been trying to come up with something witty, touching, and thought-provoking about 2014... I have realized I do not know what to say, really. I know each new year brings a fresh, band new sense in people - they can turn the page and start a new chapter in their lives. For me, 2014 means another year of growth. Growth within my relationship - getting married in April, and my soon-to-be-sister-in-law and her husband are having their first child; also, growth with my business. I am surrounded by people who support me and continue to push me past my fears of owning a business. Yes, 2014 will be a big year.