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

www.saundersfinearts.com

www.freelandphotography.com

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www.andreakgristfloralart.com

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www.freelandphotography.com

“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

Freeland Photography, Andrea K. Grist Floral Designs

Freeland Photography, Andrea K. Grist Floral Designs

Freeland Photography, Andrea K. Grist Floral Designs

Freeland Photography, Andrea K. Grist Floral Designs

Freeland Photography, Andrea K. Grist Floral Designs

Freeland Photography, Andrea K. Grist Floral Designs

Freeland Photography, Andrea K. Grist Floral Designs

Freeland Photography, Andrea K. Grist Floral Designs

Freeland Photography, Andrea K. Grist Floral Designs

Freeland Photography, Andrea K. Grist Floral Designs

Freeland Photography, Andrea K. Grist Floral Designs

Freeland Photography, Andrea K. Grist Floral Designs

Freeland Photography, Andrea K. Grist Floral Designs

Freeland Photography, Andrea K. Grist Floral Designs

Freeland Photography, Andrea K. Grist Floral Designs

Blog images courtesy of http://www.freelandphotography.com

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

Jewel toned beauty at the Overland Park Marriott

The lovely wedding of Sweta and Sumeet included a rich, bold, color palette of deep reds, touches of blue, and greens. A combination of mixed metallics including golds, silvers, and copper were used.

A beautiful ceremony location at the Overland Park Marriott was transformed into their reception location as a variety of centerpiece styles were used to complete the room. Flowers included blue hydrangea, roses, orchids, hypericum berries, delphinium, and eucalyptus.

Please enjoy blog images courtesy of http://www.studiochyree.com along with their short film preview by Maura Coleman with http://www.creativefilmskc.com

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

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Sweta and Sumeet – Kansas City Wedding Videography from creative films on Vimeo.

Wedding professionals we had the opportunity to work with included… http://www.studiochyree.com, http://www.pattigehringsignatureweddings.com, http://www.creativefilmskc.com,http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/mciop-overland-park-marriott/, http://www.takethecakekc.com

Outdoor beauty at Stony Point Hall

What a beautiful day for the wedding of Cam and Sandi! This lovely wedding took place at the beautiful Stony Point Hall in Baldwin City, Kansas. Sandi chose a beautiful combination of yellow and ivory, along with small touches of purple. A decorated arch of fresh flowers served as the backdrop for the ceremony and the images provided by Grant Watkins Photography show the beauty of the land surrounding the ceremony location. Enjoy!!

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.grantwphoto.com, http://www.stonypointhall.com, http://www.thedreamerybakery.com

The Winter “Blues” Part-2

Part 2 of the Winter “Blues”includes some more great photos from our home decor feature that were not picked for the magazine. Please enjoy, along with my narrative for the feature.

So now what? The holiday season is coming to a close and we often find ourselves both relieved and slightly melancholy at the same time. The packing up of holiday decorations can cause our homes to feel empty and cold, with a long time left until spring.
Winter is a time to rediscover our own homes. Families often spend more time inside during the winter so it makes perfect sense to decorate for the frigid cold still ahead and bring some of the outdoors in.
Along with the fresh smells of evergreen and organic elements like pods, pine cones, and nuts, find that cozy corner to curl up with a good book and embrace your own home as a place to relax and rediscover.

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

Photography by Amanda Jones with http://www.freelandphotography.com

Photo courtesy of www.freelandphotography.com

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Thank you so much to our contributors whose patience and support continues to inspire me.
Our contributors included… http://www.freelandphotography.com, http://www.henrysantiques.com, http://www.momentarilyyours.com, http://www.kctopshelf.com, http://www.raisingthebar.com, http://www.leessummitlifestyle.com

Our team shot on location at the home of long-time Lee’s Summit residents Carl and Amy Johnson. Carl is the owner of Sportsman’s Outfitter and Marine and Amy is the founder of the Noticed Network. We thank them for allowing us into their home.

http://www.sportsmansoutfitter.com

http://www.thenoticednetwork.com

The Winter “Blues” Part- 1

When Lee’s Summit Lifestyle magazine wanted to do a home feature with ideas for Winter decor I immediately thought of Carl and Amy. Their home is beautiful and it has been quite a labor of love. They spent the better part of a year renovating and updating their home. Previous owners had left the home in disrepair. They traveled between residences for months all while raising their four children, and managing their businesses. We had a great time on the day of the photo shoot and the brownies pictured in the magazine were made personally by Amy. Many of the images in the blog were featured in the magazine but there are also several gems that didn’t make the magazine that we have to share!! Enjoy!

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

Photography by Amanda Jones with http://www.freelandphotography.com

Freeland Photography, Andrea K. Grist Floral Designs

Freeland Photography, Andrea K. Grist Floral Designs

Freeland Photography, Andrea K. Grist Floral Designs

Freeland Photogrpahy, Andrea K. Grist Floral Designs

Freeland Photography, Andrea K. Grist Floral Designs

Freeland Photography, Andrea K. Grist Floral Designs

Freeland Photography, Andrea K. Grist Floral Designs

Freeland Photography, Andrea K. Grist Floral Designs

Lee's Summit Lifestyle Magazine, Freeland Photography, Andrea K. Grist Floral Designs

January 2014 cover of Lee’s Summit Lifestyle Magazine featuring the Winter “Blues”

Thank you so much to our contributors whose patience and support continues to inspire me.
Our contributors included… http://www.freelandphotography.com, http://www.henrysantiques.com, http://www.momentarilyyours.com, http://www.kctopshelf.com, http://www.raisingthebar.com, http://www.leessummitlifestyle.com

Our team shot on location at the home of long-time Lee’s Summit residents Carl and Amy Johnson. Carl is the owner of Sportsman’s Outfitter and Marine and Amy is the founder of the Noticed Network. We thank them for allowing us into their home.
http://www.sportsmansoutfitter.com
http://www.thenoticednetwork.com