The Smiths Do Love Photography

The Smiths Do Love Photography


Every flower - every stem - is intentional in my designs.

I'm Kerry, and I am passionate about designing romantic, evocative florals for sophisticated, refined couples.  Timeless, intimate weddings are my specialty.

My clients appreciate my artistic approach to floral design. I believe in subtly blending hues to achieve designs that evoke emotion and harmony, taking one on a visual and sensorial journey with each design.

My clients are as inspired by the beauty and complexity of nature as I am. Lush blooms mingle with textured and foraged elements to create unstructured, carefree floral art - adding to the atmosphere of an already romantic day. 

My clients make a conscience choice in choosing their venue. From the architecture to the location and surrounding area, the venue is a reflection of their personalities and styles, which in turn influences my florals designs.

I believe the most important first step in any good relationship is trust. My clients trust that I will bring their vision to life.  I take a limited number of weddings each season which allows me to work exclusively with each client. Time spent getting to know each couple and understand their vision allows me to custom-tailor a design and the proposal. 

I'm a romantic at heart who not only loves beautiful flowers but how they make me feel.  From that feeling is where I begin my designs.

In addition to sourcing exquisite florals and foliage, my home garden provides me a variety of flowers from which to chose to add to my floral designs. From spring flowers like daffodils and tulips to flowering branches of dogwood and lilac; my endless supply of peonies, beautiful garden roses and dahlia in autumn - I delight in what I can share with you that was grown and cared for by me, that adds that personal element to each of my designs. 

Florals that are soft and dreamy, beautiful and simplistic - thoughtfully curated to make each design truly meaningful for every client.

Courtney Elizabeth Photography

WHAT I DO 

Pre-Wedding & Wedding Day Florals  In addition to designing the florals for your wedding day, I would be honored to design the florals for the pre-wedding celebrations such as the Engagement Party, Bridal Shower, and/or Rehearsal Dinner. 

Elopement Florals  You’ve chosen to elope, a truly romantic and intimate way to start your life together! Before you set off for city hall, let me design a gorgeous, lush statement bouquet for you and a reception table centerpiece that complements the mood and feel of your special day. These florals will help set the tone for your union as an extension of who you are and how you want your day to feel.

Party & Celebration Florals  From dinner parties to gatherings, to a bouquet-making workshop with your girlfriends, to birthday parties for a loved one - my goal is to provide artistic florals your guests will remember.  I want my floral designs to incapsulate the warmth of your intimate dinner party and delight your guests for the evening.  I kindly ask that you contact me at least two (2) weeks prior to your event so I can be sure I can accommodate your request. 

THE PROCESS

First, I’ll need a little information about you and your wedding. Click here to fill out my inquiry form. I will respond to you as soon as possible. Go ahead and include a link to your “wedding ideas” Pinterest board, or send me a few wedding inspiration photos if you have them. I’d like to get a feel for your style before we set up a time for a phone consultation. 

Our phone consultation will allow me to get to know you, and I can get more details about your vision and the feeling you want to convey with your wedding style. I want to confirm that we are a good match, and you are just as excited for me to design your florals as I am! 

Next, I will customize a proposal reiterating all we discussed in terms of vision and your floral budget. 

If the proposal meets your vision and you are ready to move forward, I kindly ask that you sign the contract and pay a 25% non-refundable retainer within five (5) days of receipt of said proposal. I am unable to hold your requested date without a deposit after five (5) days.

DESIGN PHILOSOPHY

To design beyond the ordinary, forever inspired by nature; to capture the soul

of each flower in every design from its movement, to its texture and shape;

designed always from a place of love and light. 

 

{FUN FACTS}

  • I'm a wife and a mom to our 9 year-old son and our crazy Cockapoo named The Coop. 
  • I get lost in music when designing, from Pink Floyd to Mumford & Sons to U2, with a whole lot of 80's thrown in for good measure.
  • I'm obsessed with neutral nail polish. It's ironic, considering I NEVER have my nails painted!
  • I love to travel far and wide.
  • I love jigsaw puzzles.
  • I'm a proud lefty.  
  • I prefer clean, modern design.
  • Pretty scarves are a must. 
  • Metallics are everything.
  • I don't drink coffee. 
  • Dark chocolate always, every day.
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KIND WORDS 

I feel so lucky that we found Kerry. From our very first conversation, I knew I could trust her to create beautiful arrangements for our wedding. Kerry cared a great deal about our experience and seemed really invested in the process. She is so talented, and I could not imagine our wedding without the incredible garlands and bouquets she made.
— Tricia
Finding Kerry was like striking gold! Kerry’s work may not be all over every super popular wedding blog/magazine yet, but I have no doubt it will be! For my wedding in June, I gave Kerry a pretty challenging color palette for the time of year, but not only did she come through, her work literally left me and everyone else speechless. Kerry is not just a super talented florist, but an artist and she really takes the time to get to know you, your vision, and sense of style. After meeting with Kerry I had absolutely no reservations about how my bouquets would turn out because I was so in love with her work and how committed she was to creating what I had wanted. Kerry was also willing to work within my budget and I really appreciated that. You won’t be disappointed by hiring Kerry and I’m so thankful I found her!
— Meghan
Kerry and I have known each other since we were in 2nd grade, so when I asked her to create my bridal bouquet and centerpieces, I knew she would put all of her endless love, talent, hard work and compassion into great works of art. She asked me what I was looking for and to send her a photo of my dress and all I had to tell her were my favorite colors and flowers and let her do the rest. My mother in law was shocked that I did not have “control” over what my bouquet looked like, but I knew that Kerry would supersede my expectations and she did with the MOST GORGEOUS bouquet and centerpieces I have ever seen. (Besides all of the ones I see on her website.) My wedding was a destination wedding, so I know she spent hours researching different wholesaler florists to find the perfect nurseries for all of the gorgeous flowers she used. She and her dear husband spent went out of their way to produce the gasp of joy from me when she presented me with my bouquet on my wedding day. My husband is rather particular about certain things and she knew exactly what type of flower to use for his lapel. She also made additional corsages for our family members, which was so nice to see in our photos. Speaking of photos, her bouquet is the highlight of our photos, as all of the colors that she used (blues, pinks, whites) were the perfect contrast to our setting. It is with great pleasure that I can only HIGHLY recommend KP Designs for any event.
— Elizabeth
I’ve worked with Kerry on a few different occasions and not only is her work stunning but her professionalism is second to none. She cares so much about her client, their vision and how she can help them achieve exactly what they want. She is imaginative and creative but also takes time to listen to what you are looking for so she can best serve you. Working with Kerry is a pleasure and you will get nothing but the best by choosing her for your floral needs. She’s amazing!
— Cinnamon
Kerry was my floral designer for my wedding this past April. All of her creations were detailed and lovingly made. Kerry created my one-of-a-kind beautiful bouquet filled with pinks, yellows & oranges, capturing my personality through these ‘bursts of colors’. Making my special day Perfectly Beautiful & Extraordinary! Thank you so very much!
— Liz