local, hand made gowns // emily riggs

Emily Riggs creates the most exquisite gowns. She imports the finest silks, tulle and lace from Italy, sewing each gown by hand. No photo does these gowns justice; to see them in real life, to touch them, is a true dream. I had the privilege of creating a few bouquets for Emily's collection shoot last winter with Corbin Gurkin and A&B Creative. Below are a few of my favorite images from the shoot, see more in the latest issue of the knot and on green wedding shoes.

photography: Corbin Gurkin // gowns: Emily Riggs // table design + styling: Duet Weddings // wardrobe styling: Rebekah Carey, A & B Creative // hair + makeup: Beth Level for the Halcyon Agency // florals: Sarah Blasi, Selva Floral Design // custom runners + tapestry: Natalie Taylor Humphrey // jewelry: Kristin Hayes // cake: Sainte G. Cake Company // paper goods: Emily J. Snyder // vintage stamps: Verde Studio // props for gowns: Classic Vintage Rentals // table rentals: Town & Country // calligraphy: Emily J. Snyder


original fine art floral prints // in the SELVA shop!

I am so excited to say that you can now have your very own original SELVA art for your home! I have been working with The Weaverhouse on this project for some time now and it feels so good to be able to share it with you. Five different floral collages were created with the intention of being turned into limited edition prints and postcards, and now they are available for purchase! Browse the shop here at http://www.selvafloraldesign.com


fall anniversary shoot // audrey + jeremy roloff

Audrey and Jeremy Roloff were married a year ago and in celebration had a gorgeous photo shoot on the Roloff farm in Oregon. (You may recognize them from the T.V. show Little People, Big World). I was asked to create a dramatic fall-inspired bouquet for Audrey. Head over to Green Wedding Shoes and Hochzeits Guide to see lots more from this gorgeous shoot by Cassie Rosch and read what Audrey has to say about "beating the 50%".

photography: cassie rosch // florals: Selva Floral // ring: Trumpet + Horn // ribbon: Silk + Willow // dress: Leanne Marshall // ring box: The Mrs. Box // makeup: Powder, Inc // custom wedding banners: Kept [ Custom Wedding Banners] // necklace: The HeyDay Store // calligraphy banner: Rebecca Caridad 



I am no writer. In fact it's been years since I've written anything other than a birthday card. Yet as I put together this gallery, a story was found in the images and a poem was inspired...

The Magic is in the awakening--
The attempted rebirth.

Loss, fear and insecurities envelop 
entangle like the black coral forrest.
In earthing the ability 

To breathe 
To connect
To dream

Yet all of nature nods it's head 
To the Light.
Here it finds what it needs 
to grow and flourish and thrive. 
A lightness of being.

Thus, Today, tomorrow and to tomorrow's tomorrow
I will emulate the columbine
And nod my head to the Light.

Freedom is in the Awakening--
The chosen daily rebirth.

Photos by Meghan K. Sadler // Gowns by Emily Riggs // Floral Design by SELVA // Model Skye // Hair by Ambrosia Carey // Make-up by Sokhaluv Makeup // Featured on Once Wed