VENDOR WE LOVE: Cori Cook Floral Design

Name: Cori Cook
Company name: Cori Cook Floral Design
Website: www.coricook.com Blog: www.coricook.net
Email: cori@coricook.com

Q: What inspired you to get into the wedding industry?
A:  My own wedding!  I loved dreaming about the flowers for my own wedding.  I had a growing desire to work with flowers for a few years when I attended a floral design school in Southern California.  Shortly after, I began doing friends weddings and realized I had a knack for floral design.

Q: What’s your favorite part of your job?
A: DESIGN.  Unfortunately, the other parts of my job like phone calls, proposals, and bills take up a lot of my time.  But my favorite moments of my job are designing the first boutonnière, making sure a centerpiece is just perfect, or designing the bridal bouquet.

Q: What advice would you give brides during their planning process?
A:  To find a florist you love and TRUST her advice.  A good floral designer WILL have an opinion!  Trust her sense of style, color, and design.  Give her a bit of free reign and I promise you will get a better end result than if you had thought of it yourself.  After all, this is her profession and she has likely seen it all!

Q: How do you separate yourself from other vendors?
A:  We believe in QUALITY over QUANTITY.  This means we take less weddings than we could book.  We’re selective about the people we work with because we want our experience to be a good fit for both parties.  We feel like the level of service you receive when a florist does 10 weddings per weekend pales in comparison to a florist who only specializes in a wedding or two per weekend.  We are available to our clients and like to form a bond that lasts long past their wedding day!

Q: How would you describe your company’s style and motto?
A: We are stylish and distinct.  We are always thinking of new ideas.  We aren’t content doing the same style of arrangement over and over and feel every wedding should be a representation of the personal style of the bride and groom.  We also believe strongly in cohesive events.  This means that we spend a lot of time with our brides helping them to tie the pieces together from linens, flowers, and paperware, to the simplest of details like votive cups and napkin color.

Q: What do you love most being a part of each bride’s wedding day?
A:  My favorite moment in a wedding day is handing the bride her bridal bouquet.  I love getting to watch her reaction to her flowers and knowing that something we designed brought tears to her eyes or a smile to her face on such an important day!

Q: What are your favorite resources for finding new ideas and inspiration?
A:  Pinterest!  While I regularly follow about 10 wedding blogs and about 15 inspiring florists from around the world, I can’t get over how Pinterest is changing the floral design industry.  For the first time, brides are being exposed to beautiful photos of flowers and inspiring images of weddings that are helping them visualize what they want for their own wedding!  You can follow our Pinterest boards at:  http://pinterest.com/coricookfloral/

 

 

A Cinco De Mayo Wedding

Stephanie and Mike tied the knot on Cinco de Mayo this year at The Foundry at Puritan Mill. The colorful details of this wedding will intrigue you, especially the estate table! This wedding reflected the couple’s fun, energetic, and romantic personalities.  After the ceremony, guests enjoyed margaritas, the house drink chosen by the bride in celebration of Cinco De Mayo. Our fellow Auburn Tigers were so much fun to work with and was an unforgettable event!

Vendors

Wedding Coordinators: We Tie The Knots

Venue: The Foundry at Puritan Mill

Photographer: Lauren Nicole Studios

Florist: Amy Osaba

Vintage Rentals: Four Inch Fold

Linens: BBJ Linens

Cake: Sweet Caroline’s

Catering: Bold American

 

Radford + Grant: A beautiful Thomasville wedding

Radford and Grant tied the knot on April 13th of 2012 and it was such an honor to be a part of their special day! The ceremony was held at the oldest church in Thomasville that was restored by the Groom’s father. It was a very intimate ceremony with a fun-filled after party at Pebble Hill Plantation. The southern elegance truly reflected the bride and groom!

Planning Radford and Grant’s wedding in Thomasville was so much fun and really inspired me to start sending more brides to Pebble Hill! What an incredible venue, pictures will never be able to describe its beauty.

Wedding Planners: Callie Garrett & Allie Brackett of We Tie The Knots

Venue: Pebble Hill Plantation (Thomasville, Ga.)

Photographer: Courtney Michelle Photography

Florist: Singletary’s

Caterer: Jeanie Bracey

Band: Anita

Mr. & Mrs. Repp: A New Year’s Eve Wedding

By: Allie Brackett

The McKerrow-Repp wedding was a New Year’s Eve celebration their guests will never forget. The ceremony held at Christ the King was simply breath-taking followed by the reception at The Ritz Carlton, Buckhead. An intimate gathering family and friends watched as Heather and Dave exchanged vows in a traditional Catholic ceremony.

The bride and groom danced the night away at their reception, held at the Ritz-Carlton. The reception was complete with a champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight to celebrate the bride and groom, and of course, the new year.

The bride and groom were so wonderful to work with. I had a fantastic time helping them plan their special day. The ceremony and reception were both so beautiful and a true celebration of Heather and Dave.

Vendors:

Wedding Planners: Callie Garrett and Allie Brackett of We Tie The Knots

Ceremony: Cathedral of Christ The King

Reception: The Ritz Carlton, Buckhead

Photographer: Jette Fagela

Florist: Carithers