Classic white at the Weston Red Barn Farm

We were thrilled when Vintage KC Magazine chose to feature the wedding of Kelly and Michael. Their outdoor wedding at the Weston Red Barn Farm was so pretty.Their sense of style and the elegant touches they included turned out amazing.

Below are more amazing images from the wedding. Thank you to Freeland Photography for sharing, and thank you to Erin Shipps with Vintage KC Magazine for managing me!

http://issuu.com/vintagekc/docs/0302_vintagekc_fall_2014/0 Take a moment to check out the fall issue by following the link. It is a great issue. Check out pages 30-34 for our feature.

Andrea K. Grist
http://www.andreakgristfloralart.com

Wedding professionals we had the opportunity to work with included… http://www.freelandphotography.com, http://www.cafeeuropa.com, http://www.elegantdesignevents.com, http://www.gowngallery.com, http://www.thelocalpig.com, http://www.portfondakc.com, http://www.westonredbarnfarm.com

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Urban Buds- Missouri grown cut flowers

On a recent trip to the St.Louis area I had the pleasure of stopping by Urban Buds, a flower farm located in the middle of the city. With the push to buy locally, why not your cut flowers too?? There are many small farms that have dedicated themselves to providing cut flowers to their neighborhood niche and they are thriving.

Local farmers markets as well as event floral artists like myself are enjoying great partnerships and providing our clients with some of the freshest and beautiful flowers around . I enjoy knowing where our floral product comes from, and feel great when we support our local growers and farms.

We visited early in the season and Mimo (Co-owner of Urban Buds:City Grown Flowers) welcomed us and gave us a tour of both their indoor greenhouse and outdoor flower beds. Please enjoy images of their beautifully grown Missouri cut flowers.

Andrea K. Grist
http://www.andreakgristfloralart.com

Check them out http://www.facebook.com/urbanbuds
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Tessa and Zach- The Knot MO/KS Fall/Winter 2014 feature

It is always fun to see one our couples in print. The lovely wedding of Tessa and Zach is featured in
The Knot MO/KS Fall/Winter 2014 issue. For the floral Tessa chose classic designs with gold accents. Flowers included beautiful white roses, soft green hydrangea, hypericum berries, stock, and ranunculus.

The beautiful Country Club Christian Church in Kansas City, MO hosted the ceremony, while the Little Theater in Kansas City, MO hosted the reception. The art deco styling of the Little Theater was a perfect match for their classic decor.

I love the images they chose for the magazine, but there are so many more to share. Please enjoy additional images of this lovely wedding courtesy of http://www.freelandphotography.com

Andrea K. Grist
http://www.andreakgristfloralart.com
816-582-3860

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Wedding professionals we had the opportunity to work with included… http://www.freelandphotography.com, http://www.bakedexpressions.com, http://www.pushproductionskc.com, http://www.visitkc.com/convention-center/weddings-special-events/little-theatre-weddings/index.aspx, http://www.remixdjs.com/, http://www.cccckc.org

Guys Just Want to Have Fun… Too!!!

We are thrilled once again to be featured in the June 2014 issue of Lee’s Summit Lifestyle with a feature that celebrates the men in our lives. Thank you to all of our contributors, please check them out below!

Guys Just Want to Have Fun .. too!
Fathers, grandfathers, husbands, and brothers often have important roles in the lives of many around them and Father’s Day is a great time to slow down and show appreciation.
This is the time of year when many of us take a moment to recognize the men in our lives that have enriched us, inspired us, and helped us grow. Several Lee’s Summit businesses helped us have some fun with things that many men love…fine cigars, fast cars, and a great whiskey.
As for my dad- after thinking about both the silly and heartfelt ways my dad has influenced me I have him to thank for the following… my love of the outdoors, road trips that always include John Denver music, faith and family come first, black and white movies aren’t all that bad, History channel is awesome, “Life is about the journey, not just the destination”
Happy Father’s Day to all those men who have taken the responsibility of being a positive influence in the lives of others. It is truly appreciated and cherished.
Andrea K. Grist- Feature Coordinator

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Andrea K. Grist Floral Designs
http://www.andreakgristfloralart.com
Dill Enterprises
http://www.dillenterprises.com
Executive Automotive
http://www.kcexecauto.com
Freeland Photography
http://www.freelandphotography.com
Henry’s Antiques
http://www.henrysantiques.com
Monde Design and the Gartermaker
http://www.thegartermaker.net
The Cigar Room
http://www.facebook.com/cigarroomleessummit
Top Shelf Bartending/ Raising the Bar Liquors
http://www.topshelfkc.com, http://www.raisingthebarkc.com

Our fun fathers featured in the photo shoot include….
Mike Freeland- Father of 3
Justin Jarsulic- Father of 2
Aaron Grist- Father of 5

Blushing Pinks at the Elms Resort and Spa

The wedding and reception of Mallory and Scott took place at the beautiful historic Elms Resort and Spa. I absolutely love this amazing historic hotel and the weddings we do there are among some of my favorites.

Mallory wanted to use a combination of beautiful blush pinks, with touches of cream and soft greens. Her inspirations were romantic, soft and lush flowers, with also a touch of unique garden flowers. Flowers we used included gardens roses, astilbe, larkspur, ranunculus, laceflowers, gladiolas, and hydrangea.

A beautiful display of hanging flowers on their outdoor gazebo provided a great backdrop for the ceremony. Reception displays included beautiful vases of gladiolas, tall silver stands with fresh floral, and a mix of silver containers, mercury glass, and glass luminaries.

Andrea K. Grist
http://www.andreakgristfloralart.com
 

 

 

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Wedding professionals we had the opportunity to work with included… http://www.studio99photo.com, http://www.elmshotelandspa.com, Wedding coordination services- Catherine Moorehead, Cake provided by Catherine Moorehead

Art Explosion at 4th Fridays-Downtown Lee’s Summit

After a long winter, we are so excited that 4th Fridays in downtown Lee’s Summit is returning! This is a great opportunity for local businesses to feature local artists in their shops.

Join us on Friday March 28, 2014 5pm-8pm for the return of 4th Fridays in the historic downtown
Lee’s Summit district.
We will be at Freeland Photography to participate in a floral sketch demonstration by local artist Patrick Saunders. He will create an original oil on canvas inspired by our floral designs. Come join us!
http://www.patricksaunders.com
320 SE Douglas Road
Lee’s Summit , MO 64063

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“When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not.”
-Georgia O’Keeffe

Plums and Purples and Hawthorne House

What a gorgeous color combination for the wedding of Rachel and Jon! Lush purples, blues, and ivory made a very bold statement amongst the beauty of the Hawthorne House in Parkville, Missouri. Beautiful flowers including hydrangea, orchids, delphinium, lisianthus, and freesia were used,along with lovely personal touches provided by the family. Enjoy!

Andrea K. Grist
http://www.andreakgristfloralart.com

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Weddings professionals we had the opportunity to work with included … http://www.freelandphotography.com, http://www.thehawthornehouse.com, http://www.3womendesserts.com