Celebrate the joys of your life with Joie de Vivre.

Joie de Vivre brings freelance floral design to your Northshore or New Orleans event. We meet, discuss your vision and collaborate to make your floral idea a reality. Having just moved home to Louisiana, Covington is now the place we call home. Prior to our move, we've celebrated many weddings and events at the Salish Lodge, Snoqualmie Ridge Golf Course and other wonderful venues in the Seattle area.

No storefront means no overhead for me and better prices for you. It also means that flowers are purchased for you and only you, allowing you to benefit from the freshest possible product. Attention and creativity is poured into making your event a memorable one, not just some pretty flowers in a vase.


While Joie de Vivre is my business and design is my passion, it all starts with the flower. Hope you enjoy my many ramblings.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Wedding at the Columns Hotel

For the bride: a hand tied bouquet featuring
blue hydrangea, green cymbidiums, white Oriental
lilies and white dahlias

My bride eloped Saturday at the Column’s Hotel in New Orleans.  What a romantic spot for that special day!  I was honored to be the one providing her flowers.  She told me that she wanted a strong contrast of bright blue and ivory with accents of green.  Of course, we utilized vibrant hydrangea for the blue and exotic cymbidiums for the green accent.  For the white tones, we added fragrant lilies (I checked—no allergies here), dahlias and ranunculas.  The result, a stunning combination.  I wish I could have stayed for the ceremony.  You plan these wedding flowers for so long-- you think about them, you dream about them, you stress about them.  Whether it’s large or small, when that magical day finally arrives, you just want to see your bride walk down that aisle and have her fairy tale moment!
For the groom: a boutonniere featuring a green cymbidium orchid,
blue hydrangea and lily grass accent