To my Chapel Designer gals Gabrielle, Deryk, and Cherry - you girls have no idea how much joy you brought us from afar! -Parie Donaldson (after 3 fellow CDs travelled to Amarillo to lend a hand on a Parie Designs event)
From Texas CD Parie Donaldson (Parie Designs): "Leaving gorgeous Northern California, our last hour together was helping [fellow CD Susan Kelly of Marion Moss in Petaluma, California] setup for her flower workshop at Garden Valley, go Susan! Thank you for such an amazing week!" 💕 #chapeldesignersplaytogether
From Texas CD Holly Knudsen: "Love my best flower bud for helping me knock out this chuppah so I don't miss my (now delayed 🙄) flight to Vegas!"
From New Jersey Chapel Designer Mary Coombs (A Garden Party LLC): "Today we teamed up for some floral action with the one and only, Amy from @crimsoncloverfloral! She is one talented gal and we loved joining her (stacked) team for the day. The best part? Learning from my flower friends and ending the day with hush puppies. Oh and there is nothing better than seeing someone succeed and reach new heights!" #hangthatgarland #chapeldesignersworktogether
With a little help from her friends...Chapel Designers Founder Holly Chapple (Holly Chapple Flowers) creates something special and has a blast doing it! Left to right: Missouri CD Andrea Grist (Andrea K. Grist Floral Designs), Virginia CD Alicia Broehl (Alicia Jayne Florals), Abby Chapple, Intern Kate Bennett, Jeanette Kleitz (True Florette Floral Design), Vermont CD Jayson Munn (Jayson Munn Design), Holly Chapple and Tennessee CD Terri Wood (Terri Wood Florals).
One of the fun parts of being a Chapel Designer? Traveling to amazing locations to assist fellow Chapel Designers on large events! One of the amazing benefits to CD membership? Having your fellow Chapel Designers travel from near and far to help execute your event with professionalism and joy! So it was in Nantucket last summer...when Nantucket CD Dawn Kelly of Soiree Floral welcomed a helping hand from fellow CDs Andrea Grist (Andrea K Grist Floral Designs/Missouri), Victoria Clausen (Victoria Clausen Floral Events/Maryland), Sara Brown (Take A Whiff/Massachusetts), and Shannon Cosgrove-Rivas (Flourish/California).
New York Chapel Designer Michelle Edgemont had a dream team of CDs assisting her on this gorgeous wedding! (L-R) Michigan Chapel Designer Jennifer Haf of BLOOM, Illinois Chapel Designer Ozzie Gromada Meza of Gromeza Floral Design Studio, Michelle Edgemont and New York Chapel Designer Sylvia Bustamante
One thing's for sure...you're going to have fun if Pennsylvania Chapel Designer Jimmy Lohr of greenSinner is along to assist on a job! And when the job is a Kim Starr Wise event in New Orleans, things can get really exciting. Washington Chapel Designer Julia Miller of Julia's Floral joined Jimmy in assisting New Orleans CD Kim this time around. No worries of "All work and no play..." with these three!
California Chapel Designer Margaret Lloyd of Margaret Joan Florals recently helped fellow California Chapel Designer Laura Cogan of Passion Flowers Design with a wedding. Here's what Laura had to say after the wedding: "Chapel Designers are worth their weight in gold! This week I had the pleasure of getting to design with Margaret, and she was my sidekick all weekend. Knowing that I had a Chapel Designer by my side really alleviated a ton of stress. I was assured that everything would get done, and turn out amazing! So grateful to share in the experience of being a part of the Chapel Designers, and how much we mean to each other!"
North Carolina Chapel Designer Eatherley Schultz of Floressence Flowers (left) wrote: "Look who came to see me today as she [Maryland CD Alicia Broehl of Alicia Jayne Florals] was passing through and stopped to help make bouts and bouquets!!! Love my flower friends!!! Chapel designers are the best."
Pennsylvania Chapel Designer Kate McManus (Farley) of Kate Farley Design (left) met up with Maryland Chapel Designer Blair Roberts of Sweet Blossoms last month to help fellow Chapel Designer Victoria Clausen of Victoria Clausen Floral Events with a large wedding in Maryland. Hard working designers with the sweetest spirits!
2015 brought an unexpected blessing to the Chapel Designers...two new Ireland Chapel Designers! Lorna Stuart Trainor of A Room in Bloom (right) and Sylvia Abraham of Bella Botanica (left) wasted no time getting in on the CD collaboration mindset. Last month, Lorna helped Sylvia on an event. So grateful for these two!
Another great collaboration! This time Illinois Chapel Designer Ozzie Gromada Meza of Gromeza Floral Design Studio and California Chapel Designer Jennifer Macy of Love Peace Flowers stepped up to help Margaret Lloyd of Margaret Joan Florals with a Bacara Resort wedding. Margaret says: "Chapel Designers Love Peace Flowers and Gromada Designs came to Santa Barbara to assure that this all white wedding went off without a hitch! Thanks bunches Jen and Oz!"
Chapel Designer Courtenay Lambert of Courtenay Lambert Floral & Event Design recently called on her CD friends to lend a hand and help bring her 'Midsummer Night's Dream' vision to life on an epic event weekend. The Chapel Designers traveled to Courtenay's Cincinnati studio over the July 4th holiday weekend and from the looks of it, they worked hard and played plenty in the process! CDs collaborating with Courtenay were: greenSinner, Julia's Floral, Marnie Creative, Isha Foss Events, Love Peace Flowers. Stunning work!
Janna Avery (l) of Callista Designs showed up to help fellow Chapel Designer Kristi Turbyfill (r) of Root & Vine Design at a recent wedding. Kristi wrote: "Flower friends will bring you extra greens. True flower friends will stay and help you decorate four lamp posts. I love this girl! Can't thank you enough @callistadesigns #chapeldesignersworktogether"
Kate of Kate Farley Design (l) and Blair of Sweet Blossoms traveled to Virginia this spring to lend helping hands to Holly Chapple at the HCF studio. Holly wrote: "This day was such a huge success, thanks to the HHC staff and the fabulous Chapel Designers. #cdmiracles." And Kate wrote: " I'm so happy to be a part of the chapel designers network, it really is just amazing."
Daevid Reed of Daevid's joined Mary Coombs and her team at A Garden Party to execute a lovely wedding on the shore. Mary said: "Daevid came to help us with our busy weekend and not only did we build some pretty things together, we built a friendship I hope lasts a lifetime. He is a true artist and we had the pleasure of learning from him as he shared tips and tricks about design and life. I admire him so much...The world is a better place with this man in it."