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Amongst the Flou(-e)rs

After last week’s profusion of flowers from the amazing team at Flou(-e)r, I wanted to send you a few more weddings from the flower filled day.

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The afternoon continued at the State Room in downtown Boston.  The views here are just stunning and the flowers brought the space to life.  Gregory and his team transformed this from a wedding in Boston to Kerry and Matthew’s Irish-inspired wedding.   Flou(-e)r Wedding Florist Their artistic eye considers everything, from the repeating architecture of the flowers, to the repeating gold details of the table-scape, to the small submersible lights that will set the centerpieces flickering romantically all night long.

Flou(-e)r Wedding Florist The team has an idea for how to customize and bring in stunning details in surprising ways.  These flowers on the mother of the bride’s purse is not only beautiful and unexpected, but also such a thoughtful way to make the flowers an integral part of each aspect of the day.  These are the small details that as a bride, you want someone else to think about, and Flou(-e)r does!

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Flou(-e)r Wedding FloristMy favorite part about spending a full day at five different weddings is how different Flou(-e)r was able to make these weddings feel, even with some repeating flower choices.  These intentionally chosen vessels creating an eclectic low profile across the head table are so tremendously special.  And the impressive urns are a wow-factor that every guest will notice as they enter the reception space at the Westin Copley.

Flou(-e)r Wedding Florist These are the types of details that I love to photograph, from the broach on the bouquet wrap to the special cake stand.

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When I got married, I felt like I had spent a year with paper and glue bringing together all the tiny details from the flavors to the fans.  On my wedding day, I barely noticed them (I was too busy laughing, crying, and hugging).  I am so grateful to have the pictures of the centerpieces and the bedecked chuppah.

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Knowing how much these details reflect the couple, these are the small details I didn’t want to have to think about on my wedding day and also didn’t want any one else to forget.  Details make the space visually interesting, but also tell you something about the couple.  Flou(-e)r makes this effortless and truly creates a stunning day from start to finish.

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I had such a great day with the Flou(-e)r team and look forward to working on another gorgeous wedding soon!

A Flou(-e)r Fantasy

At its heart, every wedding is completely unique.  A wedding celebrates this particular pair who have found each other and will consecrate their bond on one day in history.  I love telling their special story through images, from those moments of connection and emotion to the small details that visually communicate the vision of the couple.  Gregory Costa-Saint John and his team at Flou(-e)r are the design couturiers who conceive and bring to life a couple’s vision in flowers.

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While each couple picks a location they love, Flou(-e)r makes that space come to life with color, texture, and scent.

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I spent the day with his team traveling throughout Boston as he transformed five locations from the Charles Hotel to the Boston Marriott Long Wharf into a reflection of the bride and groom.

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You can only imagine the change as you walk in to a blank canvas of walls and windows and see a color palette, concept, and sparkle emerge from their flower filled trucks.

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With armfuls of blossoms and nimble fingers, these professionals create an event which shines and feels completely unique and remarkable. Flou(-e)r_0012

 I was completely amazed by the details, from bouquets and boutonnieres, to corsages and candelabras, urns and votives,

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Upward Spiral Studios: Another Look

Upward Spiral Here is our second look at the women of Upward Spiral Studios.

Cadillac Joseph Pilates, affirms that “patience and persistence are vital qualities in the ultimate successful accomplishment of any worthwhile endeavor.”

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So if, as he views it, “physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.”

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And “pilates is the complete coordination of body, mind and spirit.”

Coaching Then “self confidence follows.”

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Pilates and Gyrotonics certainly seems to be working for Martha, Bess, and Paula who appear so calm, self-possessed, and strong.  It’s all about the opposition to really stretch and strengthen.

Strength Throughout the Body Thank you again to Martha, Bess, and Paula for having me capture you and your new studio.  It was a tremendously fun afternoon.  I look forward to seeing you at class!

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Upward Spiral Studio, based in Central Square in Cambridge, MA, hosts a full menu of Pilates and Gyrotonic classes.  Meet the three owners: Paula, Bess and Martha.Gyrotonics: Tower

I had a great time stepping out of my comfort zone, of photographing babies and outdoor weddings to do this promotional session for their new studio.  In my experience, Upward Spiral is all about pushing yourself.   Gyrotonics I had been interested in Pilates for years, hearing what a tremendous mix of strength and flexibility it can offer.  It was my husband, who found and brought me to Upward Spiral.

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I was nervous before I first walked into their studio.  Never having done Pilates, I was pretty sure that I wouldn’t have the strength to get through a class.  Looking at the pictures of these impressively strong women, does not make it less intimidating to walk into their world.

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However, I have been astonished by the supportive environment they create.  Coaching

Every class is tailored to the participants.  I, personally, love Bess’s and Josie’s mat classes.    Pilates Mat: Pike, Wheel Somehow, they make you feel like you look as they do in these pictures.  I am incredibly glad that I am the one behind the camera, because I know I look nothing like they do!
Gyrotonics The Gyrotonic work looks incredible.

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Gyrotonics: Tower The light, the angles, and the lines were just so phenomenal that I couldn’t possibly get all the images I wanted to share into one post.  Please come back next week for more!
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