I loved designing Jocelyn and Conor's "Late Summer Nights Dream" inspired wedding. This is not to be confused with Shakespeare's "Mid Summer Nights Dream." It was a true late summer wedding. Celebrating many local American grown flowers sourced from farms in the Hudson Valley and the Upstate Capital Region. Fresh, lush, and sometimes foraged - just makes sense. I only wish our growing season in New York was longer!!!!
I loved working with this beautiful couple and amazing family. They provided me with an overall feeling and a color palette, and trusted me with the rest. Trust is a gift for floral designers, an immeasurable gift. No, I do not take this trust as license to become "The Rouge" artsy floral diva. The couple and family trusted me that I had spent the time getting to know them as people - their tastes, personal style, likes and dislikes. I love keeping it real.
The mother of the bride called me from the reception to thank me - from THE RECEPTION!!!! A major highlight of my career, and one of the best compliments I have ever received. That phone call and our shared tears of joy will always stay with me. Thank you Cheryl.
Speaking about the reception the families celebrated together at The Old Daley Inn on Crooked Lake (aka - The Crooked Lake House). It truly is a magnificent venue. One of my favorites. A huge thank you to Mitch Wojnarowicz photography for sharing these beautiful images. I admire his artistry, and work ethic. Mitch keeps it real. I hold his non intrusive and stealthy approach in high esteem. He is there to get the big moments that are meaningful - the ones you will remember.
I would be remiss if I did not thank the amazing Rachel Mercier for her help for this event. Rachel, you are forever a member of the Splendido clan. I am so proud of all you have accomplished in your own career. You are a natural and I miss you!!!!
Thank you to John, my husband and best friend. John is a logistical genius. He is the most organized, type A - and a master of efficiency. John does the work of five men and makes it look effortless.