One of our recent September brides, Lara, was a fan of visiting the city's farmer's
markets especially as local growers began showcasing their flowers. She loved the retro romantic look of the flowers
and envisioned a lot of late summer blooms used throughout her wedding.
For her bouquet, we created a natural, romantic garden bouquet of coxcomb, dahlias, hydrangea, bells of ireland, stock, thistle, zinnias, calla lilies, roses, and seasonal greenery and grasses. The bouquet was bound in satin ribbon with an ivory lace overlay to coordinate with Lara's dress.
Her wedding reception took place at the Newberry Library where she wanted to evoke the warm, inviting feel of the farmers markets. We adorned the tabletops with alternating high and low centerpieces.
The low centerpiece was a gathering of three individual arrangements in glass Mason jars. Collectively, they provided the lush appearance of one centerpiece, but after the evening ended, guests were invited to take home an arrangement and enjoy the wedding flowers in the days that followed. The look was achieved by using a collection of hydrangea, coxcomb, dahlias, roses, stock, thistle, and other seasonal flowers mixed amongst seasonal greenery and grasses.
The tall centerpiece was filled with a mixture of cattails, seeded eucalyptus, and ornamental grasses. It was very simple and natural looking and a great example of a way to add some height and drama to a room, but not break the bank!
A special thanks to the ever so talented Mike Maxner, who supplied us with the beautiful photographs from the reception (be sure to check out his amazing collection of work at michaelmaxner.com).
We wanted to give applause to D'Absolute for catering this fabulous affair and to TipsyCake for yet another stunning cake.