Abbey & Joe ~ October 16th


Unlike any other wedding I have ever done!! Well mainly because surprise my son decided to show up a month early when I only had one wedding left for the season before taking some much needed time off with my newborn!! It was a challenge but in the end it all worked out so well and the bride was in tears talking to me about how much she loved her flowers and decor!! This is truly why I LOVE what I do!! Abbey & Joe's wedding was all about bold fun colors in hot pink, cobalt blue and a mix of hot orange and bright green! Both their ceremony and reception were held at the Hilton Garden Inn in St Paul! While I was unable to go and set up (a big THANKS to Kelly and Mary for making this happen) the room was absolutely stunning in pictures.

Abbey wanted a all pink rose bouquet and her bridesmaids to have a mix of all the bold colors against their bright cobalt blue dresses!! The groom and groomsmen all had orchids and family had a mix of calla's, roses, dahlias and daisy's all in a variety of colors!!

We did a couple different centerpieces the first being these cobalt blue wine bottles with a 3 simple stems of Gerbs in hot pink!!

The others were our votive stemmed candles with piled rose petals at the base in orange and pink!

She wanted to do a different style for her parents tables so to mirror the votive candles we used an enlarged version of these on their tables with floating candles and flowers!!

Lastly they went with the harvest style head table and I always suggest to my brides to do a large centerpiece of some sort being these tables are so big and can look bare with just the bouquets or something simple. I LOVE how this head table turned out with the new candelabras that CME got this season!!!

Congrats Abbey & Joe, thanks for letting me help create such a beautiful wedding! Have a blast in Mexico. More pictures to come from the professional, can't wait to see them :)

Here is my little assistant only a week old helping me work on flowers for their wedding

Awesome Wedding Video!!

Check out this amazing wedding video John Hoel with Vibrant films shot of one of my August weddings!! Christina Marie Events did the flowers and decor for Natalie & Dave's Arboretum Wedding and Varsity Theatre reception. This video brought me back to their amazing wedding day!! LOVE IT!!

Natalie + Dave from John Hoel on Vimeo.

Matt & Miranda ~ September 10th


What a beautiful fall wedding at an absolutely beautiful outdoor location. When I met with Miranda 4 months ago she was very adamant that the flowers and centerpieces all be centered around fall. For the brides and the bridesmaids bouquets I did a mix of rich fall colors in flowers such as cremons, roses, dahlias, Asiatic lilies and then used some curly willow to have the branches coming out which complimented the centerpieces. Her bridesmaids were in Navy and I must say I loved the color combo with the fall colors they really looked more vibrant against their dresses.
For the centerpieces we altered between 2 different styles. For the tall one we did a mix of pine cones and leaves in the base of the cylinder and then did willow branches out the top. They had such a dramatic affect and really complimented the view out onto the river and trees very well. The smaller version we did 3 different cylinders with 1 floating candle, 1 filled with pine cones and the other with a floating mum.
I love the Mississippi Dunes location for a an outdoor wedding and then the views from the reception room. More pictures taken by Cheryl Neuth to come especially of the ceremony!!

Congrats Matt & Miranda and thank you for letting me apart of your beautiful wedding day!!

Natalie & Dave ~ August 27th


WHITE WEDDING!!!!! What a FUN wedding to do, I had so much fun working with Natalie on creating a wedding that complimented her style and I think we hit it right on the head! For her bouquet I used mainly Anemones and then filled with ranunculus and fully blown roses.
We also incorporated the Anemone flower in Dave's boutonnière and had them cascade down the cake!
For the bridesmaids I did a mix of Hydrangea, ranunculus and roses all in white to accent their beautiful purple dresses.

The pomander balls added so much to their garden wedding at the Arboretum not only lining the aisle but as alter accents with a few of our candelabra tree's we acquired this year. Even though they are extremely labor intensive pomanders are so stunning at a wedding and really give it a romantic feel! To top it off we did white ostrich feather centerpieces at the Varsity theatre which not only complimented the space so well (even the owner of the theatre was intrigued by our centerpieces) but they truly spoke the theme of this wedding. Glamorous, vintage, white!!!

Congratulations Natalie and Dave, I hope your day was everything you imagined and more. Thanks for letting me help you design such a beautiful wedding!

Michaun & Tim - July 10th

Here is a follow up from our July 10th wedding of some professional shots of Michaun and Tim's wedding at Centennial Lakes and The Profile Event Center! I had a lot of fun playing with the summer colors and pinks in their flowers!!

Thanks Steve Siefried for the images!

Soooo behind on blogging


I can not believe it is mid August already and that summer is coming to an end. (the state fair commercials have already reminded me of this) Although I can't say I am super disappointed this year as being pregnant and working events in the heat has been rather challenging. I look forward to cool fall days, football and fires so I am ready for fall.
Christina Marie Events & Floral has had a busy spring & summer with not only our weddings but also getting the new studio finished, being apart of some of my good friends weddings, trying to enjoy our cabin and also getting ready for a baby this fall. I am so excited about my new office space that has been a ton of work but will be well worth it. It is such a great mix between a actual office for meetings and a workspace for our floral business. I have had the pleasure of having a few bridal meetings amongst the chaos and I can't tell you how great it is to have displays, flowers, ideas, books, reference etc at our fingertips to help our brides plan their wedding day and design their flowers.

I apologize for not being better on blogging most importantly our weddings but also happenings or fun tidbits I come across. I am hoping after August is over I can go back and post them all. We have a busy end to August with 4 weddings one if which is in Portland and a few in September and October before Maternity leave starts!! Check back this fall as I update our blog and website with the pictures from our amazing weddings this year!

Enjoy the last days of summer!
Here are a few pictures of my chaotic office that is in the middle of being finished and while prepping flowers for a wedding. Notice my helpers for the evening? (Husband a few animals, if only a dog knew how to make a boutonniere my life would be a little easier) Once the office is complete I will post a start to finish of this project, it has been quite the transformation.