Saturday, March 19, 2016

A wine-inspired fall wedding

I'd love to share a few images from a beautiful, bold wedding at a Virginia winery.  The clients asked for bold, fall-inspired bouquet and soft, romantic centerpieces.  I am never one to shy away from color so I created some rockstar bouquets and some super sweet centerpieces for the reception.

The bridal bouquet was made of burgundy dahlias, orange protea, red hypericum berries, dark purple and orange calla lilies, burgundy carnations, burgundy cymbidium orchids, craspedia, burgundy astilbe, kiwi vine and agonis.

 The boutonnieres were created with dark purple and orange calla lilies, craspedia and red hypericum berries. I used a little bit of greenery and tied them with twine.

The bridesmaid bouquet was similar to the bride's but I used more orange flowers instead of burgundy and purple.  They were wrapped with twine and lace. 

The aisle was lined with burgundy and orange rose petals and the altar was created with orange and red gladiolus placed on top of wine barrels. 

We went the complete opposite direction with the ceremony. I created these hydrangea and baby's breath centerpieces in birch lined vases.  To tie in with the rustic feel of the bouquets, I used kiwi vine as well. 

The image below is actually one of my favorites from the whole wedding.  The flower is called Hearts, and as you can see, it opens like a heart.  I love using this rose for wedding work.  What better way to add more love to a wedding than to use a rose that is shaped like a heart?? 

All of the images above are thanks to Paired Images Photography.

Jennifer's Wedding

Jennifer's wedding at Woodend Sanctuary last spring was so full of life and bright colors.  Jennifer wanted a really loose and organic bouquet.  She collected some beautiful old vintage bottles for the tables and she told me that she wanted to use a vibrant coral color with succulents.  I knew immediately we had to use coral charm peonies, and I think they stole the show in these designs.  Jennifer and Erik were so sweet to work with, they even met me in the middle of a snow storm to discuss flowers!

Jennifer's bouquet was filled with white and pink spray roses, pink and peach roses, peach stock, craspedia, peach and yellow ranunculus, light pink hydrangea, coral peonies, succulents and jasmine vine.  I finished the bouquet with some gorgeous ribbon picked up from a trip to New York City.

The boutonnieres were made of coral spray roses, craspedia, limonium and eucalyptus and tied with twine.  The corsages for the mothers were made of coral ranunculus, light pink spray roses and craspedia.

I loved that the bridesmaids carried single coral charm peonies.  I left a lot of the greens on and we chose not to even use ribbon!  So simple, but when you have such a show stopper like these coral charm peonies, you really don't need much else!

This sweetie pie flower girl wore a crown of light pink spray roses, with a touch of yellow from the craspedia and a little bit of limonium and eucalyptus to add some airy-ness.  The aisle was lined with jars of peach stock, yellow ranunculus, limonium, and champagne lisianthus.

To fill the vintage bottles, I used flowers that complimented the flowers from the ceremony.

Jennifer and Erik had a small but elegant cake.  Those peonies!! I love how the yellow from the ranunculus picked up the center of the peonies.

One other special area that needed decor was the bottom of a long staircase inside the mansion.  Most of the reception was held in a tent but the music and cake table were inside.  So, to add a touch of color, I created this arrangement for the staircase.  I added green hanging amaranthus to add a bit of drama and "drippy-ness" to the design.

Here are a few more of my favorite shots from the day.

I just love this shot of Jennifer's bouquet on the mantle.  It shows off those vibrant bright colors as well as the way the custom ribbons picked up all the color. How sweet is that little yellow ribbon that looks like a flower chain?!


This post, of course, would not be possible without Sarah from This Rad Love Photography.  Thank you so much for the gorgeous images!