Thanks for stopping by! I’m so excited you’re here! I am Cori – the owner and creative director of Cori Cook Floral Design! My world is my family and flowers and I am so grateful for this beautiful life. My heart and desire is that as you spend time exploring this journal, that you too, would be inspired to live your own kind of beautiful life! Cheers!
I love Fall. Not only is the season for boots, pumpkin spice lattés, and the return of all my favorite shows, but it generally marks the end of a very busy season of weddings for my business. It’s a chance to breathe, sit back and celebrate the victories of the season, and begin strategizing/dreaming/planning for the next season. One week of rest, and I am again, ready to conquer the world, excited for new opportunities, praying and dreaming for more, always more…
Fall weddings are my favorite. The complexity of color, shape, and textures that are available to a floral designer during this too short season is enough to make any flower-enthusiast squeal. Berries, branches, fruited vines, DAHLIAS, colored leaves, and interesting fillers are just a few of my favored fall things.
Caitlin’s wedding was the perfect start to Fall. We decided to go with a more moody, modern take on fall colors, using a color palette of deep cranberry dahlias, Matilda roses, burgundy tulips, eggplant ranunculus, pops of lighter orange Free Spirit Roses, and even almost-black foliages and textures like Smokebush and mini artichokes. As a nod to Caitlin’s background and appreciation of art history and architecture, we designed centerpieces in low compote bowls to create the feel of a Dutch Master’s Painting. These centerpieces had a sprawling, artful look. We also designed taller versions of these centerpieces to help fill the space of the large, ornate ballroom of The Broadmoor. I loved the result! Congratulations Cailtin + Kevan! To see more, check out Mark & Michelle of IN Photography‘s slide show of the wedding here.