Hittin’ the Road- Flower Hill Farm

Those who know me know that I love a good road trip so after I spoke with Vicki at Flower Hill Farm I was super excited to hit the road to help with their cut flower workshop.  Vicki and her husband Jack welcomed me with open arms.  I was able to help harvest flowers for the workshop and enjoy the picturesque surroundings at Flower Hill Farm.

The lovely Colleen with Red Clover Events in St. Louis and Nora with Flora by Nora out of Denver guided attendees through the harvesting process and gave them all a chance to pick their own flowers to create their masterpieces.

Fresh plates of heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, fresh peaches, and local cheeses were prepared by Renee from Beautiful Food.

The weather was warm, the sky was blue, and the flowers were in abundance.  Thank you so much for having me!

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Missouri Flower Love

When Erin with Photos Edge wanted to do a creative photo feature with flowers, I jumped at the chance. After thinking about what I wanted to focus on , the conclusion was our local Missouri blooms.

Coincidentally I had just visited one of my favorite flower growers in St. Louis. Mimo and Miranda with Urban Buds: City Grown Flowers provided beautiful seasonal blossoms for me to play with.

The result was lovely images of both my designs, and also the natural details of the flowers that make them so beautiful.  All the flowers, greenery, branches were sourced from Missouri and it turned out amazing!!

Erin is offering selected images in wall prints and also curved metals.  Please contact them if you are interested in adding some beautiful floral details to your home or office.

Andrea K. Grist

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Patriotic Inspiration in the Midwest

The beautiful Sunset Trails Stables located in Lee’s Summit, Missouri is a local gem. This picturesque Midwest stable offers boarding, lessons, trail rides, birthday parties and more. Miss Maggie Everson, daughter of the owners of the family-operated stable, stands proud as our bridal model. Everson was honored to win and serve as Miss Missouri Rodeo 2014.The amazing red wood barns were the inspiration for this patriotic themed picnic and wedding reception. Hand-made paper pinwheels, painted tin cans hung from the trees, and ice tea with fresh berries is light and refreshing on this summer day. Beautiful horses dot the beautiful landscape as Maggie and her friends enjoy a bit of shade under the trees. Andrea K. Grist – http://www.andreakgristfloralart.com Images courtesy of http://www.freelandphotography.com Image courtesy of www.freelandphotography.com Image courtesy of www.freelandphotography.com Image courtesy of www.freelandphotography.com Image courtesy of www.freelandphotography.com Image courtesy of www.freelandphotography.com Image courtesy of www.freelandphotography.com Image courtesy of www.freelandphotography.com Image courtesy of www.freelandphotography.com Image courtesy of www.freelandphotography.com Image courtesy of www.freelandphotography.com Image courtesy of www.freelandphotography.com Image courtesy of www.freelandphotography.com Image courtesy of www.freelandphotography.com Image courtesy of www.freelandphotography.com Image courtesy of www.freelandphotography.com Image courtesy of www.freelandphotography.com Image courtesy of www.freelandphotography.com Image courtesy of www.freelandphotography.com Image courtesy of www.freelandphotography.com Image courtesy of www.freelandphotography.com Thank you to our amazing contributors.

Work and Play in Beautiful Nantucket, Mass

I recently had the opportunity to be part of a design team that traveled to Nantucket, Massachusetts to help design florals for some beautiful weddings. Dawn and Julie, along with the staff at Soiree Floral welcomed us with open arms and I had an amazing week with a group of wonderfully talented people.

This was an area of the country I had not been to so I took the opportunity in the mornings to walk around and capture some of the unique details that make Nantucket so quaint.

Thank you also to the Chapel Designers who have welcomed me into their design family.  You are an amazing group!

Andrea K. Grist

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New York, New York- what a wonderful town!!

I recently had the opportunity to join a beautiful group of international floral designers in New York City. Often times we can all get stuck in the rut of day to day and for me the chance to gather with the Chapel Designers and bounce around creative ideas and business was a blessing.

I have come back to the Midwest with my spirit and passion renewed and I am happy to announce that I am the first Chapel Designer in the state of Missouri.  Thank you to all of my new flower friends, you all are truly shining lights!

Andrea K. Grist

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Dancing the night away at The Elms Resort and Spa

We absolutely had a ball working with Nate and Erin.  What an adorable couple and so full of personality! They chose some great bright pinks and fuchsia colors, along with gold touches.  They made some great table numbers, as well as a monogram for their ceremony that blended really well with all the floral.

I was actually a bit worried about the weather for a bit but the cold and ice stayed away so they could do some beautiful outdoor photos. As if right on cue, big bold snowflakes lightly fell into the night while friends and family danced the night away.

Andrea K. Grist Floral Designs

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