It was a beautiful summer day in August with clear skies and a slight breeze–a perfect day for Cara and David to say “I do”. After many months of planning, hours upon hours of work and dedication, they were finally married at Peachtree Christian Church. Afterward, their guests enjoyed dinner and dancing at the stunning […]

Summer Wedding | Biltmore Ballrooms Atlanta

January 13, 2020

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The bridal bouquet is easily my favorite aspect of the floral design day. I spend a lot of time with that bad boy–designing it, photographing it, holding it in my lap while we drive…There is always a sigh of relief when I’ve finally handed it over to the bride. And my most cherished part of […]

January 8, 2020

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Mary Carter and Brent are married! It was a beautiful autumn day, and even though the weather wasn’t perfect, the smiles never faded from their faces. After all, it was their wedding day. The day they had been planning for such a long time, and it was finally here. I’m so happy for these two […]

Fall Wedding at White Oaks Barn

December 13, 2019

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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 […]

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 […]

Emelia James is Here!

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 […]

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 […]

Fall Gold & Bloom Workshop Recap

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 […]

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 […]

Summer Garden Wedding Florals

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 […]

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 […]

Cooper is One

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 […]

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 […]

Spring Wedding at Cherry Hollow Farm

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 […]

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 […]

2017 Top 5 Favorites | Ceremony

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 […]

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 […]

Latest Blooms: Alyson + Lucas

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 […]

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 […]

Anna + Curtis | The Biltmore Ballrooms

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 […]

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 […]

North Georgia Winter Wedding

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, […]

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 […]

Cooper’s Birth Story

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 […]

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 […]

Baby Boy’s Nursery Reveal + Maternity Photos

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 […]

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 […]

Currently December

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 […]

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 […]

Latest Blooms: Vintage Romance Wedding

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 […]

October 30, 2016

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