Crème de la Crème {Carmen & Josh}

Let me start out by saying Carmen is a cutie. A bonafide born n’ bred Georgia girl with a contagious smile that clearly her new hubby, Josh, melts for.  Their wedding took place in Winder, Georgia this past October and was overflowing with cream and white flowers, touches of pink, gathered objects, homemade cakes, and personal elements galore.

It was terribly difficult to pick out a sampling of images because these images (that are so yummy – yes, pictures can be yummy) are gorgeous. They were captured by Mandy Busby Photography who I cannot recommend enough – she is a darling and so amazing at what she does. 

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See? Cuties. ♥

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Beer Budget Bride {Freebie Love}

Do you know anyone who popped the question over the holidays? Or did you get a little sparkly added to your hand? Are you overwhelmed at your wedding planning checklist staring you in the face?

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Check something off the list by taking advantage of a little deal I’m offering January 2nd – February 14th.

Choose Juli Vaughn Designs for your floral & event design and book during the next month and a half to receive a free day-0f coordination package (a $600 value) tossed in to save you money and give your wedding day worries a rest!

Day-of Coordination includes:

1) 1 Hour Consultation for Day-of Schedule

2) Wedding Day  Timeline passed along to wedding party, vendors, & family

3) Rehearsal Coordination + Walk-down-the-Aisle Coordination

4) A contact for all vendors so your phone isn’t ringin’ off the hook when you’re putting on your dream gown

5) Someone to make sure you eat at your wedding or at least have one of those cute picnics to take to your hotel afterwards

Contact me at juli.vaughn@gmail.com or by phone 678.595.1518 and mention you Heart Freebies.

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Tied Up With String {2011 Favorites}

2011 marked the beginning of my life as a full-time floral and event designer which has felt like stepping off into a warm cushy creative free fall of possibility. It also marked my first overseas wedding which still has me itching to do more. It was a beautifully frightening year of surprises and perseverance. I loved it!

Here are some of my favorite things from this year: design-related or otherwise. Many of them are linked so click to your heart’s content…you won’t be disappointed.

Thank you for your support this year and for cheering me on. I am grateful.

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And…

Favorite non design blog here

Favorite online mag here oh…and here

For a lil’ chuckle go here {and don’t judge me…}

Just in case you don’t have a main squeeze at midnight…MUAH!

See ya next year!!!

{[most] flower images are my work…the few that aren’t [and that I actually have the source for] are hyperlinked.}

{flower images: Mandy Busby, Ardent Story, Jack & Tina Fussell, Amber Wilburn, Catherine Ritchie Park, & Austin Gros}

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Oh What Fun!

Dare I say it? Oh What Fun was, well, loads of fun! The ladies (or as I like to call them Newbie Floral Designers) that came were just over-the-top fabulous and so eager to learn about flower arranging. I had such a wonderful time and I would venture to say they did too! (I might just have to make this an annual occurrence…)

First, a few detail shots of the design elements:

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The budding (couldn’t resist) floral designers and the flowers:

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Posing with their creations:

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And the favor boxes (because every fabulous soiree has favors!):

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Special Thanks to:

Mao Thao of Four Inch Fold {Vintage Rentals} for this beautiful farm table.

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Dana Harris of Zest Catering for our scrumptious meal.

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Amber Wilburn Photography {a.k.a The Bomb-Diggity Photographer Diva}

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Jealous yet? Come next time! Or just contact me about decorating your next event!

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Count Your Blessings…

Happy Thanksgiving, my friends! So grateful for the many people and opportunities in my life today. I am blessed beyond anything I deserve. Each day I place a perfect flower that I had nothing to do with making with other perfect flowers I had nothing to do with making I feel privileged and incredibly fulfilled.

Here’s a little arrangement (in an old sewing machine drawer) of Bittersweet, Asters, Chamomile, Wheat, and Scabiosa pods that I threw together for my family’s feast. And also an interpretation of an oldie but a goodie that just made me grin. (Cheese-allujah!)

Feast your eyes and ears and have a Happy & Blessed Thanksgiving!

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Count Your Blessings

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The Not Wedding {Vendor!}

I am not typically all about the conventional – the traditional. I prefer a twist on tradition and a nouveau approach to convention. A little drizzle of butterscotch on vanilla, if you will. For instance, you know the typical bridal show that houses endless booths of vendors “hawking” their wares and vying for your affection? The kind that feels like a pipe ‘n drape convention? The Not Wedding is anything but that! It’s the butterscotch drizzle on the vanilla pipe ‘n drape.

The Not Wedding is a new kind of bridal show with hand picked vendors that “put on” a wedding and reception complete with ceremony, lovey couple, bridal party, yummy food, and dancing galore.

So, imagine my joy when they approached me and asked if I would be a part of this stellar event in March?! I was beyond thrilled – not only because they have a reputation for excellence, but because of the caliber of vendors that are selected each year. I am flattered and stoked. (grin)

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Check out the details of this year’s event and I hope to see you there!

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Oh What Fun! {A Floral Soiree}

Announcing JVD’s first ever Holiday Flower Workshop & Soiree!

Ever wanted to find your Christmas flower arranging niche? Do you put the same old ornaments in a glass hurricane at the center of your holiday feast every year? Yawn! The prospect of holly & ivy got you down?

Join me, Amber Wilburn, and a few of my favorite talented peeps at the studio for a night of flower arranging, holiday interior decorating tips, tasty treats & libations, goodies to spruce up your table, and general merriment.

(I feel like I should have incorporated figgy pudding somewhere as well…I’ll work on that. )

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Limited space available. Email for more details – juli.vaughn@gmail.com

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