What I loved most about Jessica and Thomas’s wedding day was their relaxed and joyful attitudes, solely focused on getting married and celebrating with their friends and family. Although their outdoor ceremony had to be moved inside due to rain, they didn’t skip a beat and the smiles never left their faces. Their day was […]

North Georgia Vineyard Wedding

August 21, 2019

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In May, we welcomed our daughter into this world–Emelia “Emmie” James.  She’s so tiny and sweet…we just love her! Please be patient with us as our summer hours are a little different as we are adjusting to our new life as a family of four. It may take a couple of extra days for a […]

June 13, 2019

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This wedding was one for the books, y’all. Not only was the bride, Stefanie, the most adorable and kind person to work with, she trusted me completely and has a heart of gold. Together we planned for the florals to be a mixture of summer and fall, which was very fitting since the wedding was […]

September Wedding at The Arthur Blank Foundation

December 18, 2018

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In October, I welcomed several ladies into my new studio for a morning of flowers and fun. The fall textures and colors were so beautiful, and I loved seeing each of the unique pieces created by each person! Like my other seasonal workshops, this one was aimed towards anyone who likes flowers, being creative, and […]

December 12, 2018

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Whew, it’s been a while since I’ve really sat down and written what was on my heart. Many of you may not know, but before I started Gold & Bloom, I was a blogger…for over six years! That chapter closed when Gold & Bloom began, but I still had hopes of keeping up this floral […]

The Heart Behind Gold &Bloom | Our Mission Statement

July 24, 2018

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This dream of a wedding was so fun, laid back and that’s all thanks to the sweet bride Kelsey! Together we built this beautiful plan for a summer garden wedding inside of a historic courthouse in Decatur. The bright blooms and greenery contrasted so beautifully with the white marble walls of the venue. It truly […]

July 20, 2018

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When I left my full time teaching career last year, I knew I wasn’t actually done teaching. Yes, it looks a lot different from elementary school, but in many ways it’s the same. I’ve noticed that my teacher voice comes out, which makes me smile and cringe at the same time. I’m so glad I […]

Spring Floral Workshop Recap

April 18, 2018

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This little boy is ONE! He is sweet and snuggly, brave and energetic, and so smart. He loves to give kisses and hugs to mama and dada. He will eat just about anything, but especially bananas, spaghetti, and peanut butter crackers. He walks, climbs, helps daddy build towers, knocks down towers, dances to music, kicks […]

April 4, 2018

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I know, I know. I’m way late in sharing these gorgeous photos from my fall Gold & Bloom workshop! I hosted this floral design workshop in my little studio last November, and every inch of it was beautiful. I had 16 people join in, and together we created some really beautiful arrangements. One of my […]

Fall 2017 Gold & Bloom Workshop Recap

March 15, 2018

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Finally sharing this stunner of a wedding, which was featured in Jezebel Magazine and 100 Layer Cake! Yujin and Paul were such a sweet couple to design for. They had a unique and artistic vision, and a color palette that was to die for! At the time of this wedding, Cooper was less than 4 […]

February 27, 2018

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Alright, so I’ve highlighted my favorite bouquets and ceremonies of 2017. Now it’s time for the receptions! This is the area where you will spend the most time, so let’s make it great! I love guiding my couples to unique designs that reflect them, the feel of their party (classic, modern, romantic, etc), and something […]

2017 Top 5 Favorites | Reception

December 28, 2017

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When it comes to the ceremony, I like to take in the details of the ceremony space, get to know the couple, and build a space that reflects all of that.  I don’t believe you have to overdo the ceremony–something natural and light to frame the space where you will say your vows. Here are […]

December 22, 2017

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I’m so excited to share with you my top 5 favorite bridal bouquets of 2017! Altogether, I designed 30 bouquets for brides…each of them so unique to reflect their personalities and styles. The bridal bouquet is, by far, the most exciting to design and it’s truly my baby! So much time is spent designing them […]

2017 Top 5 Favorites | Bridal Bouquets

December 20, 2017

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When Alyson and I first spoke, I just knew this wedding was going to be unique, special, and full of love. Together we planned a perfect fall wedding for her and Lucas with my favorite color palette to date–whites, pale pink, ivory, with shades of red. We got together and looked through flower ideas, sketched […]

December 7, 2017

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One of my favorite holiday traditions is sending Christmas cards to my closest friends and family. Growing up, my family would send out photo cards with a detailed letter telling them what we had all been up to that year in sports, school, and personal lives. It was a tradition we looked forward to every […]

Our Family Holiday Cards from Minted

December 6, 2017

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When I first spoke with Anna, I immediately knew we were meant to meet! Joy and kindness are all around her, and getting to know her and her sweet family was a blessing. Anna and Curtis wanted the focus of the day to be on them, their family, and their Lord, but they also wanted […]

November 2, 2017

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Last weekend I hosted my very first floral workshop Bottles + Blooms, and it was magical. I’ve been dreaming of combining my love for teaching and flowers, and it feels great to finally do it. Sixteen lovely ladies came through my studio doors to learn from me, which makes me feel so incredibly blessed. It […]

Bottles + Blooms Floral Workshop Recap

August 25, 2017

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This wedding, the bride, the family, the colors, the photos…were all so beautiful and made for one of my favorite weddings to be a part of! When Taylor, her sister, and I spoke on the phone for the first time we all just clicked. It was the best conversation, and I was immediately excited to […]

July 31, 2017

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A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of finally designing for Natalie of 4 Corners Photography. I’ve been swooning over her wedding and styled shoot photos for years now! I was so excited for the color palette–neutrals with pops of coral and tangerine. I spent the morning in my grandmother’s yard foraging for branches, herbs, […]

Summer Beauty

June 22, 2017

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It has taken me six weeks to finally get around to piecing together Cooper’s birth story. I knew it was going to be a doozy gathering all of the pieces, because much of it is very hazy to me. I was in labor for over 30 hours and didn’t sleep for about three days, so […]

May 18, 2017

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In January, I was able to cross off a major Gold & Bloom bucket list item–attend a floral workshop! Since the beginning of my floral design journey, I knew it would be important for me to challenge and push myself to learn more about design and floral artistry as a whole. Until this workshop, I […]

1:1 Ponderosa Workshop

April 25, 2017

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A few times a day, I find myself walking by the nursery and pausing–dreaming of what will be! In just a eleven short weeks, our baby boy will be here, inside of this nursery that we have built for him. Although I’m constantly dreaming of the day we will meet him, I’m really loving being […]

January 17, 2017

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Each season that arrives, I tell myself “Yes, this is my favorite!” Spring flowers are beautiful, summers at the beach create lots of fun memories, fall leaves on the ground is exciting and cozy, but winter….winter is magical, heart-warming, and full of traditions that are worth more than gold. Last winter, I helped dream up […]

Latest Blooms: Winter Wedding Styled Shoot

December 23, 2016

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I’m so happy to join in for this month’s Currently linkup with Anne and her cohost Kellie! It feels like it’s been so long since I’ve participated..I miss my Currently community! It has been very busy around here with wedding weekends, teaching, and growing our little baby boy. After this weekend, flowers will wind down […]

December 6, 2016

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One of my favorite traditions each year is to send out Christmas cards, and I was especially looking forward to this year’s card now that I have my bump to share! I save one of our cards from each year to go in our ornament box to hang on the tree, and it’s so fun […]

Our 2016 Christmas Cards

November 28, 2016

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Samantha and Austin’s October wedding was something straight out of the 1940’s–romantic, elegant, timeless, and very romantic. The bride, Samantha, is one of the most beautiful and unique people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. She’s one of a kind! Immediately what caught my attention about her was her vintage style (you have to see […]

November 14, 2016

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I’m so happy to finally share this gothic inspired styled shoot with you today, which was featured in Adorn Magazine earlier this fall. Over the summer, I joined in collaboration with some of my best wedding friendors (turned real-life friends) and other wonderfully talented creatives. I couldn’t have dreamed of being a part of a more […]

Latest Blooms: Gothic Styled Shoot

October 30, 2016

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I’m so excited to share these stunning photos from one of my late summer weddings. I got to know the bride, Jana, through our many flower discussions, and there is so much I love about this girl! She gave me loads of creative freedom, which made it a lot of fun to create unique and […]

September 29, 2016

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In June, Kaitlyn and Chad were married at Ambient + Studio just west of midtown Atlanta, and let me tell you…it was magical. First of all, they are the sweetest couple and wanted a completely unique floral design–lots of greenery, cotton, and some pops of blue thistle. They truly wanted a celebration that reflected them, […]

Latest Blooms: Greenery and Cotton Wedding

August 13, 2016

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So, remember last May when I mentioned I was getting a new floral design studio makeover? Well, there’s a little more to the story, and I’ve been dying to share the details with you!  Well, it was actually a partnership with American Family Insurance with HGTV! Here is the commercial that is now live on HGTV.com. […]

August 2, 2016

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