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THE MICRO WEDDING: How less is becoming more for modern couples

Elope: run away secretly to get married, especially without parental consent, as in: “later he eloped with one of the maids.” While this definition may have been relevant for the 16th-century bride, elopement weddings have come a long way, and are not just for those escaping condemnation, or running off to Vegas. Elopement weddings, also […]

May 16, 2020

Weddings

Vintage-Inspired Fall Wedding at Raspberry Hill Bed and Breakfast

Amara and Clint’s wedding at Raspberry Hill Bed and Breakfast was full of boho and vintage-inspired details! Providing rentals and florals for this wedding was especially exciting for me. Amara and I attend the same church in Des Moines, so I’ve known her for a little while. She has such an inspiring commitment to the […]

August 9, 2022

A wooden cross decorated with orange florals and autumn leaves for a fall wedding ceremony

Weddings

Why Iowa Brides Choose Lavender Blue as Their Florist and Wedding Stylist

At Lavender Blue, I offer my skills as a florist and wedding stylist to Iowa brides. While florals were my first love, I’ve learned that I also find creative directing to be so rewarding. Using a few Pinterest photos as a jumping-off point, I love styling an event from the ground up to perfectly fit […]

July 26, 2022

Bridal bouquet filled with roses, eucalyptus, sea holly, and pampas grass by Lavender Blue

Behind the Scenes, Weddings

Emerald and Pink Wedding at 1868 Farmhouse

Hues of emerald, pink, and gold formed the palette for Jessica and Chris’ wedding at 1868 Farmhouse. Although rain forced their ceremony indoors, the two were all smiles. And despite the last-minute change, their indoor ceremony came together beautifully! The reception hall was a perfect fit for their guest count of 125, and candlelight cast […]

July 12, 2022

Bridal portraits at 1868 Farmhouse

Weddings

Pastel Garden Wedding at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Center

Elizabeth and Adam exchanged their vows a second time at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Center last summer! Their first wedding took place in their hometown in Minnesota, but because of COVID, their family couldn’t make it. This time around, they were so glad to invite a small group of their closest loved ones to […]

June 28, 2022

Kirstie Veatch Photography - Des Moines, Iowa Wedding Photography

Weddings

Groovy Boho Wedding at Prairie Moon Winery

Morgan and Blake’s wedding at Prairie Moon Winery was a long-anticipated boho bash! The two met during their college days at Iowa State University, at the bar where they both worked. It was only fitting that they return to the place they fell in love for their wedding since the campus and the winery are […]

June 14, 2022

Outdoor wedding ceremony at Prairie Moon Winery

Weddings

Reasons to Hire a Stylist for Your Photo Shoot

As an experienced photographer, you may say,” why do I need a stylist, I know how to set up a photo session!” Working with another creative can uplevel your final results by leaps! When more than one creative join their ideas and vision, the results are magic! A good stylist is a good listener, that […]

August 1, 2020

Behind the Scenes, Photo Shoots

TOP TEN REASONS TO HIRE A PROFESSIONAL FLORIST FOR YOUR WEDDING

Are you wavering between a DIY (do it yourself) approach or hiring a professional florist for your wedding? There is so much more for you to consider than just the cost of the investment. Below, I have compiled the top ten reasons you should hire a professional. Number One:Testimonials You will be able to view […]

May 1, 2020

Weddings

IRISHMAN ACRES WEDDING: Des Moines, IA

Samantha and Kyle celebrated a wonderful holiday-themed wedding at Irishman Acres Venue in Bondurant, Iowa. All of the wonderful little details created a beautiful background for their special day and Lavender Blue Floral was so honored to be a part of the celebration. One of many little personal touches is the Christmas tree in a […]

February 15, 2020

Weddings

HOW TO PRESERVE YOUR WEDDING BOUQUET

Don’t Toss your Bouquet… Preserve it! After all the time and expense in selecting the perfect flowers for your wedding… don’t toss them, preserve them! Suspended In Time® will professionally preserve your bridal bouquet and other wedding memorabilia allowing those memories to be cherished for a lifetime. The Suspended In Time® drying and preservation process […]

February 3, 2020

Flower Care, Weddings