Vendors We ♥ | Palmer Flowers {Fort Collins Wedding Flowers}

Floral is SUCH an important part of every wedding. You want something unique, something you, something PERFECT. You ALSO want that something to be well made, fit within your budget and be provided by a florist you can trust to get the set up done right. Whenever Rick and I get a final vendor list from our clients, seeing Palmer Flowers listed means we know we have nothing to worry about. We have had the pleasure of working with Palmer NUMEROUS times throughout the years and her floral creations are lasting, creative and stunning. Our bride’s are consistently happy with what they receive and in this installment of ‘vendors we ♥’, we are so happy to share not only some of our favorite photos but also some fun details from their interview:

 

Who or what got you started in the wedding industry?

Spiro and Angela Palmer started the floral business and wedding flowers were a part of the business criteria.

What is your favorite part of being a florist?  

Customer service along with creativity and design technique.

How did you decide on your company name?

Family name

What do you remember most about the very first bouquet you ever created?

It was a cascading bouquet of red roses and wt dendrobium orchids with stephanotis and ivy. It was a scary yet challenging experience and the owner taught me.

What do you find to be the most challenging part of your job?!

Customer service and conveying the customer’s vision for the event/wedding. Dealing with a perishable item within a limited time frame.

Where would be your dream destination wedding?

Scotland or Ireland

Where do you find inspiration?

Designers that we have worked with over the years.

How important in your opinion is hiring good wedding photographer when planning a wedding?

Number one importance on our list. They have the ability to capture every detail on the wedding day.

What wedding industry blogs or websites do you read often?

Wedding Chicks, Style Me Pretty, Green Shoes

What is your favorite movie of all time?

The Wizard of Oz, Guess Who’s coming to dinner? The Holiday

What is one food that you absolutely cannot live without?

Ice Cream

Why should a newly engaged couple invest in creative and professionally made floral designs for their big day?

It is one of the elements in the wedding that reflects the couple’s personality and style.

What do you feel is the main thing that differentiates you from other florists?

Quality of the flowers, Unique design technique. Direct from the farm quality assurance. In business for over 35 yrs. Award winning designers. Local family owned since 1976.

 

Wedding | Must Do

Time for another installment of wedding | must do… This post is packed full of great little wedding ideas for you big day!  This week is dedicated to unique and gorgeous wedding flowers. If you missed our previous ‘finds’ be sure to check them out here. Happy Planning! Oh and PS: If you have seen something cute, awesome or otherwise blog worthy please do not hesitate to send us a pin on Pinterest.

 

signature‘Signature’ Jewelry – What a beautiful gift idea. Turn your handwriting into a personalized gift for your bride. Love this!
Latte Love – Check out these super cute custom coffee sleeves/stir sticks. So much potential here!
264266238dd5a392caf71bd304a282e8DIY Mason Jar Centerpiece – I could see initials, dates, custom shapes.
20fdcf2b4d303db8f836aff6f7952a46Simple Placecards – Again a ton of room for customization here. Great simple idea…

CHARLOTTE | NEWBORN {Laramie Newborn Photographer}

We first met the Sander’s Family when we photographed their adorable little boy Patrick. He was so stinkin cute, with that mysterious stare, always SO interested in everything that was going on around him. Over time we have becomes friends with Emily & Phil and were so excited for them when we found out Patrick was going to get to be a big brother! Fast forward a few short months and we would love to introduce you to Charlotte.

Rick and I spent the morning with this wonderful family inside their Laramie, WY home, capturing their new little one in her element. Patrick was SUCH a great big brother. Wherever Rick or I went, there he was. Seeing what we were up to, what Charlotte was up to and making sure everything was going smoothly;) Tiny hands, adorable little features and the world’s cutest feet… it was impossible to leave this session without some SERIOUS baby fever!

Emily & Phil, we are so happy for you two. You are awesome parent’s and Patrick and Charlotte are going to have amazing lives! Thank you for asking us to be a small part of them!

Elena & Matt | Wedding {Della Terra Mountain Chateau}

You may remember Elena & Matt… These two were so awesome and braved the Wyoming cold with us for their fantastic winter wonderland engagement session. It was absolutely beautiful for photos, falling snow, rustic bridges, snow kissed evergreens. I would be lying though if I said we weren’t happy that on their wedding day we were blessed with gorgeous sun, beautiful tall grasses and not a speck of snow in sight! These two made all of their wedding plans from Utah, after falling in love with Della Terra Mountain Chateau in Estes Park, CO.

We were blessed with SUCH a perfect day. Their ceremony in the outdoor chapel was perfect. These two sealed a bottle of sine in leau of a unity candle, something we had never seen before. As we photographed the ceremony I couldn’t help but notice to beautiful tears in the eyes of Katie, Elena’s sister and Matron of Honor. The Hughes family knows how to love and it was fantastic to see their Father filled with joy and he gave away his youngest daughter.

Elena & Matt were awesome, they walked all over the wilderness with us as we photographed their bridal formals. They came back out with us at sunset and the entire night was FILLED with amazing moment’s captured by our lens. Legendary toasts, touching first dances, so many friends and family. These two are well loved and once you’ve met them you know exactly why. They are some of the most genuine, nice and caring clients we have ever worked with!

Elena & Matt, we will you all the best. We cannot wait to see what is next for you two! Thank you for trusting us to capture this day for you!

 

 

Erica & Matthew | Wedding {Casper WY}

Erica & Matt are amazing clients. Their love for one another is surpassed only by their love for God. We absolutely love shooting at fantastic venue’s designed for the perfect wedding don’t get me wrong. There is something about a young couple saying their ‘I Do’s’ inside of a gorgeous church that I just love. These two recited their vows in front of their friends and family and before the Lord at St. Anthony’s in Casper, WY. What a GREAT start to their marriage.

Rick and I loved so many things about this wedding. The fantastic people that we got to meet, the gorgeous color palette they designed all their lovely details around and especially the way they chose to make their day unique and special to them. This started with Erica not only having a first look with Matt but also with her father. Rick remembers talking with her dad just before the first look. He asked him if he thought he might be emotional, Erica’s father assured us (in his best tough WY Dad voice) that he would not. But when his ‘big girl’ walked towards him and he saw her in her dress for the first time you better believe those tears came. After a heart felt ceremony they danced the night away at the Ramkota. Highlights include the dance floor being absolutely packed, a special toast from Erica’s ‘nephew’ and the bridesmaids surrounding Erica to reveal that her dress was convertible! They literally removed all the train, the tulle, the layers and she got to show off the most fantastic party dress for the rest of the night.

Erica & Matt, we are thrilled that we got to work with you two. A love like yours doesn’t come around very often, we were honored to be able to capture it for you!

Rick and I had SO much fun with Erica’s Dad. He was an absolute sweetheart and we just had to show you the following photo. Throughout the day he would pop in and out of our poses grabbing shots that he would call ‘Photos Of Opportunity’ LOVE THAT! Here he is caught in action!